Sunday, November 21, 2010

...reasons not to ride

1. It's really cold out.
2. White stuff is falling from the sky.
3. Sewing projects are begging to be finished before Thanksgiving.
4. It's really cold out. (Did I mention that?)

All good reasons not to ride.

I'm very glad I rode anyway. Even though my toes were ice cubes by the time we returned. Even though I had to stop and put my headband on over the balaklava. Even though my eyes were streaming at times. Even though Kathie decided not to go. Even though my water was icy cold going down.

Glad I didn't listen to reason.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Friday, November 12, 2010 first set of wheels

First day of school for my older siblings, but sadly, I was left behind. This was 1962 in Haleiwa, Hawaii. Those are beautiful bicycles they got to ride! I joined the ranks the next year, pedaling the two miles to school. My brothers hated mom's rule that they had to stay behind me. I was a slow poke...

Saturday, November 6, 2010


It's gray and cold outside.

My best friend is out of town.

Fabric is waiting.

Christmas is coming.

Guess what I'll be doing today?

*** Afternoon update...the gray burned off, the sun came out, Kathie called to ask, "Want to ride?" You bet I do! (There's still 48 days 'til Christmas...plenty of time to get the sewing finished!)