Monday, July 25, 2011
A little of this and that...
So I did it! I sat down this weekend, took the rear wheel off my bike,let the air out and changed a flat. It really was pretty easy. I am so glad I finally did it. One less thing to worry about!
My day started out Saturday with what I thought was a one hour "novice" bike ride. While I tend to lump myself in that novice category, I suppose it all relative. It turns out this one hour session was a ride of sorts but entirely within a parking lot. The two other people who showed up for the class were just learning to ride a bike (as in they never learned as kids). I see that a lot in swimming but I think that is the first time I have heard of an adult who never rode a bike as a child. I admire anyone who takes on something like that it cannot be easy!
I ended up politely excusing myself from the ride and doing a quick 10 miles on my own before I headed out to the Farmer's Market to pick up my haul. I kind of had an overscheduled day anyhow so I wasn't too disappointed that the class didn't work out. I also needed to squeeze a 13 mile run into the mix.
Okra made its first appearance in my CSA bag this week. I wish I knew what to do with it besides fry it and make it into a gumbo of sorts. One of my tennis friends said she eats them raw. I tried one last night although admittedly it was dipped into a lot of tomato sauce. Not sure about that one... While they aren't slimy raw, they are a little hairy. I might try chopping them into a salad.
Check out this zucchini! Too bad CR doesn't love them the way he loves cucumbers. I will have to sneak it into his vegetable soup. We could eat off this for days... or hollow it out and wear the halves as shoes. or not. Hmmmm....
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