I was reunited with an old friend today.
You know what I like about the bike? It’s okay if you wait until noon to go on a ride. It’s not ideal, but it’s ok. That’s what I did today – I slept in, took care of some work, and waited until noon to ride. Well, leaving at noon wasn’t on purpose, but it worked out.
Blue and I haven’t been out in a while. I keep meaning to take the bike out, but it’s such a pain to lug the bike in and out of the car or make time to find a trail (I WISH I could ride near my house, but it’s just not safe and there are too many intersections to worry about). Since Derek was spending the majority of the day golfing with his dad, I decided to seize the free time I had and go for a long overdue ride.
I didn’t do anything special this time out, just 7.5 miles out and 7.5 miles back on my favorite cycling trail. It was hot on the bike, but not as hot as it would have been on a run at that hour. I never felt like I was going to die of heat exhaustion, so that was a big plus.
After I finished my ride, I grabbed a to-go lunch from a local health store’s deli.
Unfortunately it was all kinda bland an flavorless – not sure I would grab food from this place again.
(three bean phyllo pastry and curry vegetables)
I had a bit of shopping to do for the first part of the afternoon. I found some silver shoes to wear for my sister’s wedding, found a dress for the rehearsal (wasn’t planning on getting one, but stumbled upon the “perfect dress” – funny how that always happens when you’re not looking), and grocery shopping for the week.
When I dropped the bags off, I made a snack plate of cheese, cucumber, and hummus.
Then I grabbed my iPad and headed to Starbucks to finish this month’s book club selection: The Art of Racing in the Rain.
I know, i know… book club meets on Tuesday – I was cutting it close trying to read 200+ pages today -but this was a very sad, somewhat depressing book and it took me a while to get into in. Every time I tried to pick it up over the last month, I would break down in tears and not want to read on because I was afraid of what was going to happen next. This book just broke my heart.
I’ll wait and share the rest of my review the book until after our book clubs meets Tuesday, but I’m charge of selecting next month’s book and was hoping for a little help. What’s a great, upbeat book our book club should read next month?
Derek and I enjoyed dinner at his parents’ house tonight.
My plate filled with all the good stuff.
We had leftover pie and ice cream at home for dessert.
Love, love, love that berry pie.
Time for bed.