Monday, May 16, 2011

I've been here and there

Well, it's been awhile, I know, but I've been busy. School stuff, mainly, though there's been some neighborhood association kerfuffle thrown in the mix just to spice it up. The garden languishes, but the cycling, I am happy to report, has been steady, even through the fog of end-o-semester craziness.

But now the grades are in and the graduates are graduated, so I can turn my eyes to calmer climes, namely, the garden. I have no pictures to post because, in the midst of the chaos that has been my life for the past couple of weeks, I dropped a bowl of cereal and milk onto the keyboard of my beloved Mac, and now she is no more. I am relegated instead to the slow, inconsistent, colorless, hinky machinations of a back-up PC laptop (which has a mouse/cursor that meanders randomly across the screen) whilst I repair/replace my Mac, and unfortunately for the blog, it is a pain in the neck to load photos on the PC (see above: random mousing).

So. No pics.

Anyway, today I start the long-delayed garden clean up. I have a couple of weeks before Walu and I take off for Chicago to visit his parents, and I can get boatloads done in that time. Hopefully, I'll be able to show you some before/after pics sooner, rather than later. In the meantime, it is worth pointing out to you, in the event you had not noticed, that I am closing in on the half-way mark of the Bike Garden Challenge. It could even be something that could happen this week, should I get really, really ambitious. To do that, however, would mean that I'd ride more than I ever had in a single week, however, so the prospect looks a bit daunting to me. You might wonder why I'd want to do it all this week--why not just putter along and hit the half way mark next week?

Well, this Saturday the GRUB farm is having their annual spring Friends and Family tour/lunch out at the farm, and I got to thinking that it would be fun to ride out there on my bike and turn the ticker over the halfway point then. I dunno, though. It could be too ambitious a plan, especially given the windy days we've had this spring, so I'll just have to see how it all goes. I'll keep you posted, either way.

(And I'd post links to the Bike Garden Challenge, the GRUB farm, and their annual Family and Friends lunch/tour, but it is too hard to do on this Pleistocene era PC [see above: random mousing], so you'll just have to do the search yourself.)


  1. 90.61 miles - You can do it!

    I understand about the wind, it can be a bugger to ride in (Lake Superior was throwing 20+ mph gusts at me the other day when I was biking); no fun when all your pedaling gets you almost no forward motion or you are pushed sideways.

    But I think hitting the halfway point by riding to the GRUB Farm is a perfect goal.

  2. Glad to hear all is well.

    I have noted on many a trip on the Brazos that the wind always come from the direction I am heading.

    Sorry to hear about the Mac hope you will be able to post photos again soon.

  3. Congratulations on your biking progress. That's terrific. If you have the time, you're welcome to visit Squirrelhaven when you're in Chicago. My garden actually looks pretty good right now.
    Sorry about your Mac. I'd be crying in my beer if I did that.

  4. Your post made me clutch my bowl of off-brand cereal a little bit tighter.


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