Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Spin Those Wheels

It was a balmy 35 degrees out this morning. I, of course, found that to be the perfect peddling into work weather. It was a lovely morning. Although the sun didn't really come up until I was almost at my door. And I'm sure it will set early. I love the bike - and it loves me.

55 minute ride.
New head light - ROCKS.
Thought I had a flat I was going so slow
My buns could have fallen off from being so cold ... but a couple of jumping jacks helped!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Lonely Tires

I haven't biked to work in a week. My butt misses the bike and my tires miss the road. It was 16 degrees out this morning. I decided not to bike in. The question is - what is TOO cold for biking? I'd say anything below 20. But, I'm not sure on that. If it doesn't warm up soon ... I might just don the face mask and bike in anyway.

I bought a new head light for my bike. I like it a lot. Rechargable and sleek. Now I just want to use it!!!!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Turkey Day Hike

A group of us went on a hike out Deer Trap masa today. It was a very nice day for a hike!

I'm thankful for the sun and the cool air on my face.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


I went out caching in White Rock today. I got two of Mouser's caches .... and one from Mesa Mike. It was a really nice day out - although now I don't feel too well.

What to do to make the head stop banging!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Weekend CRAZE!

As I sit here drinking a warm cup of java ... I look back on the crazy
busy weekend. Cooking club on Saturday night. Prepping for it on Friday
night and Saturday. Then a birthday party for Ellie on Sunday.

The mess before the birthday party was enough to send me over the edge. Moab had an accident (poo)
all over the living room carpet. I had to steam clean the carpets and
clean her (which bathing a cat in a sink is odd with one person). Then
Bend tripped me while I was taking some trash out. He of course
screamed, I fell into the side door - my right shoulder and right side
of my head going through the glass in the door. The glass - not that
up glass - went into sheets and went EVERYWHERE. Part of my shoulder
got cut up and Bend was in hiding for a couple hours after.

I'm happy it is Monday. I'm happy I have yoga tonight. And I'm really happy that it is a short week!

This is a photo from my dad's hunting trip.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Morning Again

Mike was suppose to call me from China last night - at midnight. I never heard from him ... and when I call his cell ... I hear someone speaking in Chinese. I'm a bit worried that he got there and he wont be able to contact me :(

The ride in this morning was great. It was a bit warmer ... I wore a neck warmer ... and I put some heavy duty cream on my face (it has been getting chapped from the cold air). I was a good temperature the whole way up! I think Krista might bike up with me on Friday. Yippy! Bike buddy.

On another note. Last night I had a large gorgeous fire going and was relaxing in front of it all evening. Bend and Methow were as close to the fire as they can get without burning themselves. But, Moab was no where to be found. I looked for her (half heartily) during the evening. But, before bed I started to get worried. That is when I heard the saddest meow ever. I had locked her in the gear closet after I got out the neck warmer. Poor kitty was in there all night. I felt TERRIBLE! Hopefully she forgives me by the time I get home tonight!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Sunset & Weekend

Here is a photo of a sunset I took last week (wait ... can't find the photo). Here is a photo of Mike racing. He won the championship for Heavy Weight Twins. Yippy Mike!!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007


One of the things that I miss about Seattle is the morning bike commute. This past weekend I decided that I'll just start commuting by bike here. It is a bit more intense than my ride in Seattle, but well worth it. I've biked into work on and off - but people always try to scare you with the, "You might get hit by a car." I let this stop me for a while. But, while reading a climbing magazine ... there was a quote from a guy that I took to heart. He of course was talking about climbing without ropes. I'm only talking about bike commuting. "It isn't a death wish - but a life wish."

Details of this mornings commute. 38.8 degrees out. Left the house at 5:40. Was physically in my office by 6:40. Showered, dressed with first cup of coffee in hand by 7am. I now feel like everything is right with the world! My plan is to come in by bike Tuesday-Friday each week. Now all I need to do is get a bike locker outside my building!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Inapropriate Airport Shoes

I thought about blogging about what people wear to the airport. It is amazing watching everyone walking around. I could sit there for hours. People crying. People laughing. It is like watching a movie with my own sound track playing through my iphone.

I have to say though - most people wear shoes that they just shouldn't be wearing in an airport. They can barely carry their luggage.

Yesterday I saw the Los Alamos Arch for the first time. I know - I know ... how long have I been here and why haven't I hiked up there before? Good question. It was very cool. Plus the scenery was amazing. No photos. I was busy just checking out the great views.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Monster Truck

Here is Ty's birthday cake. The question of how to incorporate pumpkins and monster trucks was a tough one!

Ty loved the cake and wanted the trucks for himself ... which wasn't surprising.

Cleaning Garden!

During the breaks of frosting and chilling Ty's Monster Truck cake ... I cleaned out the garden and went for a run. The cake still has a bit more work to do - so I'll post photos once I finish. Here are before and after photos of the garden .... and I found a bunch of carrots hiding .....

Last night a group of us went out to see The Bad Seed. If you have a chance you should go see it. It was pretty funny.

Thursday, November 01, 2007


I just got this photo from my sister-in-law. My little nieces are WAY too cute!

Being that they live in Texas I'm sure that they were warm enough - in case you were wondering.

From a friends blog I'm posting this other photo. What a great idea for costumes!