This Week

Last week’s list:

  • Ride bike every day
  • Finish “Sugar Skull” spin
  • 2 repeats of Lighter than Perfume
    • This is actually pretty close to being done now, I’ve got a lot more yarn, but there will be a point at which the length gets ridiculous. I keep reminding myself how much lace grows upon blocking as I knit yet another repeat in hopes to use more yarn.
  • If weather continues to hold beautifully…scrape, sand, and paint around shop doorway.
    • I didn’t do this. The weather held, but I didn’t do it. Instead, I took that really weedy flower bed, pulled weeds section by section, and mulched it really well. I spent all weekend on it, and it’s not done yet. But, I also dug out the ditch lilies and planted hollyhock and poppy seeds. I figured that while the shop doorway would hold, those weeds weren’t going to get any easier to deal with. Priorities, right?
  • Commute by bike one day this week.
    • Yeah, did that Friday and again this morning. It’s wonderful!

This weekend was just a whole lot of getting on with it. I am afraid I didn’t do very well at all with gathering pictures. I was just too intent on all the things I was doing. It was an absolutely lovely weekend.

We went to my favorite little farmer’s market style plant shop on Saturday, just an open air place with inexpensive fairly local plants. They don’t bother with shrubs or trees, so I think that keeps prices down, needing less real estate over all. We got a bunch of plants for our containers and hanging baskets, and spent a good portion of Saturday creating baskets. I also decided to work on that flower bed, and it looks fantastic now! I am not quite done, but it’ll be a lot easier to keep up with now. I will get a photo of that this evening. I am only not done because I ran out of both time and mulch.

On Sunday, we went to another plant nursery. Mr. Ink said “It’s too bad my bike is out of commission, we could go there by bike.” I had a sadface. Then I thought about it for a minute, and thought about the fleet of bikes in the garage, and thought that there had to be a solution here. I said “Do you want to ride my fatbike?” His hearty YES! told me that he’d been waiting for me to ask.

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I told him later “You look good on that bike!” And he responded “EVERYONE looks good on this bike!” It’s so true. Sadly, the bike is ridiculously small for him, but he carried on and enjoyed the ride. As did I! Today marks day 24 of 30 days of biking, and I will certainly do it again next year. It’s been a great way to get back in biking shape, renew the interest, and just feel all the joy there is to feel about biking. Long gone are the days of sore butt and cramping leg muscles, that ended pretty early in the month. Now it’s just hard work and good fun!

In spinning, I did begin my 3 braid combo spin. I did get a photo of the first braid in progress, it’s the one from The Dyeing Arts.

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I did finish this braid and I started the next one, the one from Yarn Wench. But, I didn’t get a photo of that one, I was too busy just getting on with it. I’ll try to slow down tonight for a photo of that too.

There’s cooler weather and rain in the forecast, that might be what’s driving our motivation at the moment. However, we’ve been hitting the yard pretty hard, and the rain will be a welcome down time, at least for me.

I am not making a list this week. I’ve got a grant due and a progress report due and a bunch more visitors coming in. There’s just no telling how this week will look, and adding the stress of trying to achieve a particular list probably will not help stress levels. I’ll be back at it next week I think.

I hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend!

 

4 thoughts on “This Week

  1. He does look good on that bike. We are off to ride in about half an hour. I took some advil pre pain! I also took my allergy eye drops. I should be GOOD TO GO! My hands tend to fall asleep on the grips. Does this happen to you

    • Yes! If you are riding regularly, a couple things could help. The the cheapest and easiest to try is to loosen your grip on the handlebars and move your hands around regularly. Then, the next recommendations are a good pair of padded bike gloves and a bike grip that’s something like this:
      http://www.ergon-bike.com/en/product.html?a=griffe#gptouring-42410005

      (I am assuming you are riding that style bike, rather than like, a road bike. If it’s more like a road bike, that probably would change my answer.) It’s always surprising how much pain needs to be mitigated for such a fun thing to do!

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