I guess you could call it a pretty good and busy weekend when, on Sunday night, you can barely recall what was happening on Saturday morning! Thank goodness for Facebook updates.
According to my daughter, I "bought out the farmers' market" on Saturday morning. There were more vendors this week than previously -- and I believe the number will swell a bit more before tapering off -- and I stocked up on a few staples, such as local maple syrup and honey. It was a bountiful and happy morning. I love my tiny local market!
I spent some time processing a couple of recent photo shoots, did a little laundry and cooking -- normal weekend stuff.
I went for a nice, meandering 12-mile bike ride on Saturday evening. People, I lied. The biking is definitely getting easier -- I am getting stronger, getting to know my bike better, loving it more and more. And I'll tell you a couple more reasons why:
- In less than three weeks (90 miles), I feel so much stronger -- all over! My core, my arms, my legs, my tummy, my butt -- everything feels tighter (even if it isn't exactly looking tighter... I'm hoping that'll become FAIRLY evident, even if only to my own eyes, at some point in the not-too-distant future). I can feel it when I get up from a chair, walk across a room -- and, oh my, it sure feels good!
- I have ankles again! I've kept my trap shut in case it was a fluke -- sometimes I don't have a clue as to why I'm any more or less swollen on a particular day -- but it's been over a week, with very little change. I first noticed it when we were up north last weekend, but thought perhaps it had to do with weather/temperature/pressure/who-the-hell-knows-what. I'm not talking "less swollen" here, either, I'm talking "Look! There's shape, a defined ankle bone! Who knew?"
- I can't wait to ride! I go places in the car and think how great it would be to explore on the bike; always a fan of back roads, I have become a little obsessed.
On Sunday, I accompanied Dawn Koehler on a visit to Conrad Art Glass & Gardens -- Larry and Sarah are gracious hosts and guides, and their garden is a most delightful place. Short on time today, I made a little movie from a few of the photos I took "On a Sunday afternoon." Enjoy!