Friday, June 20, 2008


On the drive home from Fathers Day weekend, in addition to some drama that happened over the weekend that I don't wish to discuss here, we hit a bump and now the rim on my bike is bent. To add insult to injury the rear view mirror fell off too (this is my second, the first broke at church and now this one has ether been stolen or fell off in transit). So, I'm grounded. I DID head over to my Mother in Law's house and pick up my street bike but I don't like riding it all that much and it doesn't have a hitch for the kids trailer or a rack for my bag. So, all in all I am not a happy camper. I'm just fuming over my bike.

We are moving though! Hubby got a job in VA and he starts this fall. Yipee! The town seems relatively cyclist friendly too, so that's nice.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

I'm abandoning my bandana

Well, there's been a lot going on since my last blog... tons of trips, a wedding (our good friend JT finally got hitched)... and it's looking to be a VERY busy summer.

Derek is finishing up his thesis, yea! Hopefully it will be completely finished soon. The kids and I have been losing our time on the Wii, at the park, and in the garden. I've also been dreaming up all kinds of clothing designs AND we've started our Christmas crafting about a month early. Normally I don't even think about it until July but darn that JoAnnes.... we got a new one in Augusta and we got sucked in. I'm also working on a wall of family photos for the living room.

At any rate...
We took a trip out Memorial Day weekend to the big park for Rhys to fly his toy airplane. Al found some tracks in the grass from teenagers doing dough nuts in wet grass to run around in. He insisted that he has his own track team. We've also discovered that the computer that Derek and the kids got me for the bike for Mothers Day (there's GOT to be a better way to say that) might not be accurate. Derek's computer consistently registers 1.5 MPH faster so perhaps I'm not quite as slow as I though I was.

I've also discovered that the smaller park closer to home has been cleaned up. It has much more toddler friendly climbing equipment AND as a bonus friendlier parents! If I keep going we may actually start some meaningful friendships in this town. The kids were occupied enough that I could actually work on my socks.

And now to the title. It is officially summer! I've been wearing a bandanna under my helmet or shortly after riding to soak up the copious amounts of sweat pouring off of my head. However, I've discovered that my neck warmer from this winter actually works better to keep me cool. It's one of the gauge swatches I made from baby acrylic yarn on the machine joined into a tube. The acrylic actually wicks the sweat off of my head and cools me down faster. Yea cheap acrylic! So, I think that I may knit some headbands out of this stuff.

I'm also still loving my bike purse. I added a zipper but so far so good, no major modifications other than that.