Saturday, October 9, 2010

Day 3 and 4 :)

Just updating the last couple days of my Birthday celebration. Yesterday was day 3 and my day off from work.  Really enjoyed my quiet morning. That was until my Daughter called me and said I'm coming home, my power steering went.  She was on her way to school.  Thankfully, she made it home. Ended up not being the problem, it was the water pump, and the belt came off. All fixed by last night for her.  Her boyfriend Andrew started the fixing but had to go to work, so George finished it when he came home.

So I looked around the house and thought what am I going to do?  So I decided to complete at least one thing I started, and that was finishing up removing the border on the wall.  All done!  I was waiting for a phone call from a woman who came to the hook in the night before.  Her daughter left her pocket book there so I offered to meet her at the shop since Linda was not going to be in town.  From there I went to the paint store and got some paint chips.  Yep, ALL neutral colors.(go ahead all of you stinkers that tease me) Off whites, beiges, taupes, and even pulled some gray greens. I'm thinking for the trim.  Came home, and then had to pick up Nicole from school. 

I also had a dinner date with my friend Donna. Her birthday is also this month on the 17th. Will be celebrating her Birthday real soon! We are both 49 until that day. She'll be one up on me!  We went to AppleBee's, and just talked and talked and talked. She told the waiter it was my Birthday and asked him if he sang. He said "I don't sing". We just laughed.  But at the end of our dinner, he did bring me out this little glass of icecream with oreo's in it. I asked for 2 spoons and shared it with Donna. I thought that was sweet. We then ended our night with a Mudslide... A favorite of ours :).   We had made plans for today to go for a bike ride.

So on to today, Day 4 LOL.  Woke up after 6:00. Heard Nicole getting ready. She was off to take her SAT's today.  I laid back down for a bit and then Donna  called and she came and got me and my bike. We went out to the park. She was telling me about this trail. It's the Cumberland Valley Rails-To-Trails. I knew nothing about it. My daughter said oh yeah, I used to run back there with Michelle when she was on cross country for practice. Hmmph. Always the last to know.  But this trail is an 11 mile passage from Shippensburg to Newville. It's for walking, jogging, biking, and horseback riding. No motorized vehicles allowed.  It's all wooded area and farmland. This trail was a former railroad corridor.  It's a non-profit corporation dedicated to the conservation and recreation of the area.  They have annual events for fundraising to support the trail like running events and biking events.  I just found it very interesting.  It's not a paved  trail. It is loose gravel. It's kind of packed down, but still a workout for any runner or biker.  Their goal is extend it another 11 miles.

What a beautiful day it was for a bike ride. Although I have to admit, it's the least of my favorite of exercises.  I used to have to bike to work and back at the age of 14 and really ended up hating biking.  But I am sooooooooooo glad I went.  My butt is sore, but I'll get over it.  Just wondering if I'll be able to walk tomorrow lol.  We rode 6 miles out and 6 miles back. Coming back was definitely harder and the wind was fighting us.  Took a break here and there for some water. Caught our shadows while Donna was telling me where the trails went.

Here's Donna!  I was surprised I even got her in the shot because it was so bright out today. Just perfect. Felt like Indian Summer. I know it won't last long!!

These are just 2 shots from when we stopped at a road to cross. Just beautiful open area. Wish I would have gotten a shot of the trail itself, but can't ride and take pic's at the same time.

It was a just under 2 hours when we got home.  I decided to keep moving so I wouldn't stiffen up. So I went outside and did all the weeding and removing some dead stuff. Now that is all cleaned up! I'm starting to feel it all now and I'm just going to relax for the rest of the night.  Doing some laundry so I don't have too much to do tomorrow. 

Definitely a lot to smile about and celebrate the last 2 days.  Not sure what tomorrow will bring, but I'll fit something in there for me :).  My wool room needs a backhoe, but really doubt I could get one up the stairs, so I guess I'll have to tackle it all by myself.  Perhaps that will be "my time" tomorrow right after church! 

Hope you are all enjoying this beautiful weather. Enjoy your Sunday :).....


Rugs and Pugs said...

Kathy ~
It was a beautiful day here in Ohio, too. I love this weather.
Sounds like you are really enjoying all these birthday celebrations. Keep it up and keep us posted!
Hugs :)

Julia said...

Hi Kathy. You sure know how to celebrate. I haven't driven a bike for years and would love to try one on a dirt road down the field in case I would fall off. On second thought, I'd probably would brake my brittle bones. lol. Have a great weekend. JB

primitivebettys said...

We have had beautiful weather here too. You know, Kathy, I'm thinking you really celebrate your birthday so greatly... you should do it every day of the year! :)

Best wishes with the wool room tomorrow. They sure can get out of hand easily! :)

weaverpat said...

Hi Kathy,
I haven't biked in years. I think nowdays I'd rather ride a horse!
Glad you are continuing to have a great birthday celebration.

Joanne said...

Happy Birthday Day 4. Sounds like a fun day!

moosecraft said...

So, did you unpretzel yourself out of bed this morning? Sore butt and all? LOL! What a BEAUTIFUL trail for bike riding or walking! I bet now that you have learned of this "secret place", you will be there more often? ;-) Happy Birthday!!! Let the celebrations continue... :-)

Beth C. said...

Party on, my friend!