Friday, March 8, 2013

Bike, Book, and Shopping Bag

Mike left early this morning to go to an antique motorcycle meet in Eustis, FL.  Even though he is no longer in the business, he likes to attend a meet just to catch up with old friends and acquaintances.  I joked about his trip giving me a day off--even though it was of course a day pretty much like any other. 

I had coffee and read the paper, did the puzzles, emptied the dishwasher, and mopped the kitchen floor.  Ususally I like to get all the housework done on Friday, but not if Mike is out having fun.

So finished the book I was reading, The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue.  From the reviews I read, this is a book one either loves or hates.  I loved it.  It is based on an actual divorce case in 1860's London. Although it is a work of fiction, the stained yellow dress and the question of a woman having sex with a man while the man is not having sex with the woman were actually part of the court records from the time.  History repeats and repeats.

I went shopping and bought a darling orange sweater with polka dots.




I got in my long bike ride today--two hours of steady pedaling.  There are just so many areas to explore around here.  I went at least fifteen miles, not a bad little cruise.

I was tempted to go get a pedicure.  I don't care about having my toenails polished, but the massage chair and the hot stone massage of the legs...ahhh.  But then I would have to ride my bike back home and it would kind of defeat the purpose.  I nice long soak in the tub is in my immediate future though.

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  1. Sounds like a very nice day for both of you. We all need that kind of day from time to time.

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    1. Some days are just the kind that make you happy to be alive. Mike got home in time for supper.

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  2. What a lovely day you must have had! It all sounds fantastic!
    Peace,
    Muff

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  3. I LOVE the color of your sweater. My favorite. You are really getting good on the bike. You will not regret the condition it is putting your body in.

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    1. I can already tell a difference in my sense of balance.

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  4. sounds like a perfect day, love the sweater!

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  5. How wonderful to spend the day (mostly) doing as you like, and getting fresh air and exercise at the same time.

    Enjoy!

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  6. What a great day you had!
    I think I could possibly ride a bike again with flat roads like you have there. I sounds relaxing cruising around.

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  7. I'm glad you are a woman who appreciates it when your husband "graces you with the gift of his absence," as my friend Joe the golfer says. We grace our spouses with that gift every weekend during golf season. Now you need to give yourself the gift of that foot massage!

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  8. Ahhhhh. Sounds like a great day! Love that sweater!

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  9. Love your new sweater! You are lucky to have so many great places to go bike! Enjoy.

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  10. Now you have me thinking about pedicures. Ahhh, the massage....
    I believe that when sandal season comes, I'll resume my former biweekly pedicure habit. Or maybe once a month. But more often than "never."
    Excellent bike ride!

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  11. Okay I see you had a super day off and I really love thr polka dot sweater!

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  12. You really did have a great day. I like those "days off" myself. I'm glad you indulged yourself a bit. I love the new sweater. Orange in one of my favs.

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