It doesn’t cost a cent for gas!
I picked up that bike at W@l Mart the other day. It came with the rack and panniers on the back, and I added the basket on the front. I took a big stack of books back to the library, and brought more home. Then I got three bags of groceries and pedaled those home, too. It’s really different (sort of weird) to ride that at a leisurely pace instead of my road bike (where we FLY – speed is paramount) but I quite enjoyed it. The big fella had been laughing at my Pee Wee Herman bike until I told him I could probably fit a six-pack into the panniers … I plan to use it as much as I can (and weather will permit) to cut down on taking the big car out for errands.
While I’ve spend an inordinate amount of time browsing the Rav, being tempted by new projects, I have been working on the Harris Tweed-type socks:
I have the second sock almost to the heel flap. Once I turn the heels and do the gusset, they should really fly to the toe decreases. The four-row repeat is quite mesmerizing. I am interested to try this stitch pattern with a more vibrant colourway.
Yesterday we did some things around the house. The big fella has been re-painting the deck, a few hours at a time. I tried to take some stealth photos through the window. It didn’t work, so I learned how to use the manual focus on my Powershot to focus past the screen on the window …
I took some time to do surgery on the many squeakless squeaky toys here. That hedgehog came from Spazz Wendy on my Vancouver/Seattle trip back in April. Sabrina managed to silence it within minutes, and it had been tucked away in my den closet until our move, then it was in our bedroom closet. So I took it out and stashed it up high so I could go and get the replacement squeakers and stuffing. Ol’ eagle eye wasn’t going to let it out of her sight:
It’s been quite hot here (still). We have been taking the dogs out for a good walk early in the a.m. while it’s still relatively cool, then we close up all the windows and shades and turn the portable a/c on to keep the house comfortable. There’s no complaints from the hound quotient of the household:
I know his fans will all be clamouring and mutinous if I dared have an entry without his handsome face:
In other news, I’ve been undecided what to do about my hair. I know – you’re all shocked because I haven’t been going on about my hair for months, now. I have just let it be what it wants, I dry it with the diffuser in the morning and have enjoyed not messing with it. I was thinking of going in and getting it cut, but I don’t mind it. The last time I was in to see my hair girl, we chose a different shade to colour it, and it was a perfect match to my natural mousy brown, so I don’t have any regrowth showing – well, just on the highlights.
Lazy Sundays, we love ’em!