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 :).....