Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The ride that wasn't and the rain that was

Marion's forecast showed no rain until the afternoon.

The forecast said that while we were standing soaked, in the rain at 9:30 am. 

The main attraction of this event was a new bike for my mom.  She didn't know that she was getting one.  A lot of us went in to buy her a road bike as an early Christmas present.  My mom does not believe that she deserves nice things, so I did not think that she would take it well.

The bike came out of the van and she commented about how pretty and nice it was.  She said things like " There is no grease on it, why would someone let me borrow a brand new bike?"

My aunt Sue finally said something like " It's your bike"  My mom, still not getting it, said "yeah it's the bike I get to ride today isn't awesome?"

"No, literally it's your bike."

She then flipped out and ran over to my aunt Tersea and tackled her with a hug.  She did that like three more times.  She was so excited.  he asked if she really got to take it home, and then promptly told us that she had the prettiest bike there.

(She has a grey water bottle holder and a bike bag too)

It is  a newer version of my bike.  But she is right, it is a lot prettier. and she loves yellow.  She loved the bike so much that she took it much, much better than I anticipated.  It was really awesome.

So after the big reveal we got rained on some more and we decided to give up on the ride.  

We loaded the bikes back into the vehicles and took off for Mansfield.  My uncle mike did a check up on everyone's bike, which I always appreciate.   My bike actually stops when I tell it to now, go figure. 

Eventually the rain finally stopped so we all decided to ride to and on the Mansfield trail.  So we all got to go on a little 14 mile ride together and my mom got to try out her new bike.  We used the local bike shop as a turn around point, which is where the first picture was taken.

Bonuses for the day:  

1.  I got to spend time with my baby niece, which I never get to do.  She even tried to say my name, which was awesome.

2.  My bike fits in the back of the new car without having to do anything.  If I need to put in my aunts and mine then the front tires need to come off, but they fit!  With gear!

In spite of the rain it was a good day.

Mom, Sue, Teresa, Me

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Thinking about:  

Feeling:  Stressed!  Stressed is definitely the word.  Worried about work and car payments and health and yada yada yada.
Watching: Greys Anatomy.  With Sandra Oh and probably the rest of the original cast members leaving this season, this might be my last.  They are trying to sell us on the new interns, but I just don't care.  I am also trying to watch this season of Glee, but it is really horrible and they are asking it really hard.  I am going to watch the third episode, the one that deals with Cory Montieths death.  After that though, I think I am done.
Reading: W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton.  It's nice to be back in Kinsey's world again.  I am going to try to finish this weekend and will try to get a review up.  
Looking forward to:  World of Warcraft season.  When it cools down and we are spending less time outside, World of Warcraft comes back.  I could use some mindless wandering in a different world.  One where I carry a sword and can kill random things.

Making me happy:  The new car! 2013 Honda Fit .  It hasn't been long but so far we love it.  I am looking forward to seeing if I can get my bike in it with out to much trouble.  Bike racks are a crappy option when you have a teeny tiny bike frame.

Friday, October 4, 2013

October! It's only been a month...

and two days.  But whose counting?

Work has been super busy and it's only going to get worse.  Besides work, what have I been up to?


Lots and lots

of bread.
Bike rides with friends

and family.

Football.  I know one of the legs in the picture.

Fall walks.

New car!
I like it a lot more than I thought I would so far.  We are on day 4, so far, so good!

And last, but not least, a new hair cut.  Very short in the back, not that you can see it.

So that's the October update.  I will try to show up here more regularly but I am not making any promises.