Category Archives: Cycling

Great day today!

Funeral pics part II will take place in the next few days, I promise!!! Tonight… before 11PM and I’m exhausted, but a good kind of exhausted!  The day started before dawn with feeding the horses and attempting to get the … Continue reading

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“I’m blaming John for this.”

“I’m blaming John for this!”  my cousin, Becky,  said. She was referring to that she recently found out that she’s expecting her first child!  It brought a smile to my eyes and tears of happiness. We had recently had conversations … Continue reading

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Spreading seeds

Today, I took Nathaniel to Toddler Time at the library.  The library programs for the kids are nothing short of AWESOME!!  In Nathaniel’s case it also gives him a good opportunity to interact with other kids his age.  In addition, … Continue reading

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The last few days… random stuff…

I feel like I’ve been slacking on my entries the last few days, but by the time the muse hits me, I’m exhausted… like falling over tired… Nathaniel loves riding his bike.  It’s so cute to watch him enjoying it, … Continue reading

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John’s obituary

John Pershing Smith, II (1973-2009) Born: November 09, 1973 Died: July 21, 2009 Services will be held at: the Community Fire Company of Rising Sun, MD, 300 Biggs Highway, Rising, Sun, MD on Saturday July 25, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. … Continue reading

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Can you call your husband and ask him…

Today, I had an interesting conversation with John from Atlantic Tractor.   I’ve been getting increasingly frustrated that they’ve had the tractor for over a week.  I really needed it over the weekend and didn’t have it.  Today, John from the … Continue reading

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First birthday without John…

Everybody, says that birthdays and holidays are difficult after you lose a spouse.  I knew it would be difficult, but I didn’t know how hard it would be.  I’ve found that if I’m prepared for things then I handle them … Continue reading

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Philly LiveStrong Challenge 8-23-09

Yesterday, Team Smitty participated in the Philly LiveStrong Challenge.  There were 24 team members which included people from Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, & Kentucky!  We raised $7261 for the Lance Armstrong Foundation.  John would have been so proud of us.  John … Continue reading

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There’s this person named Murphy… reflections on 2008 Challenge…

as in Murphy’s law.  I’m beginning to think I’m a victim of Murphy’s law…  on top of losing John… all of this in the last week… Tractor’s broken… had to go to John Deere this time… afraid it will be … Continue reading

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Philly LiveStrong Challenge coming up…

ThePhilly LiveStrong Challenge is coming up on Sunday.  John was a strong supporter of the Lance Armstrong Foundation.  He admired Lance as a cyclist & admired his dedication to fighting cancer.  John & I once had a conversation where he said … Continue reading

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