Sunday, June 29, 2008

New Toys!

I'm not a kid anymore, right? (remember I am fifty years old!) hahahaha I like new toys though. Here is my latest.................a ladies Schwinn Sierra GS 21 speed hybrid bike. I've really never liked the idea of a "ladies" bike but Jim and I went to Performance Bikes in Cary and got "fitted" for one and they guy recommended a ladies model for me. It's not just the lower swooped down bar, but the frame size from the seat to the handlebars that is correct for females. This way I don't feel like I have to stretch to reach the handlebars. It's a really sweet machine. With the 21 speeds, I can gear down to a granny gear and handle the hills on US 64 or the hill back from the lake on Pea Ridge without stopping! It also has shock absorbers in the generously padded (and wider!) seat and on the front fork. The gear shifters are on the Bio-Tuned Ergo Grips so I can keep both hands on the handlebars!

We've already been back several times to get add-ons for them. We got insulated water bottles to slide into the bottle cage we had installed. We purchased Krytonite locks and a speedometer. As I type, we are surfing the net to look for side view mirrors and eventually some toe clips. Is this what they call "tricking out my ride?"

We're about to head over to Jenni and Ben's for Jim to help Ben install a glass door on their new house, so maybe we'll stop by Performance and get some more stuff. We'll be so-o-o-o-o-o close!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Catching up and showing off!

Now that I have a blog, I am thinking of all kinds of stuff to post, so I need to backpeddle and add one of my favorite pictures. We were all down at our beach house for almost 2 weeks and my mom, dad and youngest son Alex and I went to Charleston for a daytrip back on May 21st. I think this is a really cool picture of them on the swing on the pier past the Pineapple fountain. I am sure it has a specific name, but I can't remember. We all had a wonderful time and I was so proud of my mom who had peripheral neuropathy; she walked alot that day and kept right up with us.

Finally, a BLOG of my own!

My daughter, Jenni, has had a blog for a few years now. She is an excellent cook and has put many yummy recipes, complete with pictures on her blog. Then recently, she added another one, appropriately named Staffordville (they are the Staffords!) and she updates us with pictures of the new house and fun trips to NYC.

So if she can do it, I should be able to do it! RIGHT? So here is is, Jenni!

Stay tuned for more!