Friday, June 27, 2008

See I do still stamp!

Not the greatest picture quality, but I stamped it. I took a picture of it and I posted it, so I'm thinking it's a good day! I took the picture with my phone. (anything to play with the new phone. hahaha!)

This is July's stamp of the month - Life's a Jungle. I absolutely love this stamp set! It is so stinkin cute.

colors combo: hollyhock, autumn terracotta, barn red, buttercup
Coloring technique: I stamped the elephant and cut it out with an knife to make it a stencil and then sponged the elephant with hollyhock.

Bicycle News - I'm too busy to have a blog for cycling, a blog for family, a blog for you're going to get it all here. You can skim the parts you aren't interested in. :-)

Jane, Candace and I went for our new "Thursday Ride." The plan was for me to ride to Candace's and then we'd all ride down to the lake, do a couple of laps, ride back, eat dinner and relax in the pool/jacuzzi. Here's what really happened....

Condensed version:
Jane got a flat
Jane had new innertube, but left pump on other bike.
Josh brought us a pump (thank goodness he just got his license)
New innertube didn't work.
Patched old innertube.
Something funky was up with the brakes. (Yes that's a technical term.)
Guy named "Rick" stopped, helped, adjusted, and we were off.
Made it to the lake and Jane went flat again....
Dawn and Candace rode home, got truck, returned, picked up Jane
and then we all ate and went in the pool/jacuzzi.
Grand total of miles ridden - 4.5
It was so fun, we've decided to make it a weekly event!
At least I learned how to change a tire!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Here I am!

Man, when you get out of a routine, it's so hard to get back on track. I have lots to tell and lots of pictures to share (after I take them!), but to get back on track I will share a couple of things I have on my camera now....
My last crop/workshop was on flag day so I encouraged everyone to wear their red/white/blue and their flags... and they did!!! We had a great time and the potluck was awesome!

After taking about a week off the bike during graduation and hubby's home time, I'm back at it and went for my longest ride so far. Now I know that this photo doesn't show me on the bike, but the bike had to get there somehow...right??!!

Jane, Candace and I drove down to Coronado and rode along the Silver Strand from Coronado to Imperial Beach and back. My magnet on my bike computer wasn't quite aligned and it took several adjustments to get it working. I finally got it fixed at the halfway point, so it appears that we rode almost 16 miles!! Woo Hoo! I'm used to riding hard hills around the house and I never dreamed I could ride that far. Now I can't wait to ride more!

I'm still not too adept at handling a bike and taking photos and I haven't added any cool gear to the bike so that I can stow my camera this is the best picture I could come up with. At least you can see water and sand. I guess I'll have to go again and try to get better photos :-) (I got a new phone - Palm Centro - so I'm thinking that might help a little.)