Tuesday, February 24, 2009

New Obsessions

Hubby was home for 9 days! We had a great time and enjoyed ourselves even though during that nine days, he had a 24 hour flu bug and I caught a cold. Fun times! Don't feel too bad for us though, we went to a fun Valentine's Day party and we (the non-drinkers) had a blast at happy hour. Yummy $1 tacos will sucker us in to paying premium prices for fountain drinks anytime. Haha!

Hubby also spoiled me while he was home. He saved up to buy me a kindle, but ended up buying me a new bike instead. It was a tough decision.. kindle...bike...kindle...bike.... I decided to continue on in the fitness regime and go for the beautiful new bike. Sport (aka new bike) and I have been trying to get to know each other. I struggled with the whole toe clip thing and thanks to Jane, decided to give up! I plan to buy clip in shoes/pedals at some point so why stress over figuring out how to use the toe clips/cages when they aren't going to be there forever anyway. Love that logic!! Especially because now I am excited about riding home...instead of worrying over how many lights I'm going to have to stop at.

And I have a new obsession - Hooping! http://www.hooping.org/ (Like I really needed ANOTHER obsession). It's all good though. I had fun hooping when it was raining and I couldn't ride my bike and it's fun for a quick little workout at home. And there are so many more things you can do with a hula hoop than I ever thought possible. It should keep me entertained for a while. The only bummer is that I haven't found any cool hoop blogs...you know so I can tie a couple of obsessions together.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Sympathetic Ear Does Wonders

One of my oh so "favorite" tasks is scheduling appointments for hubby.

Me: "Well he needs an appointment and he might be home on the 11th, but maybe not until the 12th or the 13th and then he might have to leave on the 17th, but if he gets home late then he could be here until the 19th...."

It's even more fun when you call a number over and over and over again and it is busy. I mean busy for days, busy for weeks....

Today I went to the internet to try and find a different number and I found a live person and I left a message. Sadly they didn't call me back (yet).

Then I decided to leave a message for his doctor. Maybe they can help me.

Lucky me, I got a man who used to be a trucker and he was oh so kind and helpful. Actually he couldn't really do much for my problem, but he was sympathetic and could relate and sometimes that makes all the difference. (Plus we swapped horror stories about parking trucks in San Diego...without getting a ticket.)

He gave me a little tip on when to call the appointment center and GUESS WHAT?!? I got through.

Let's hope hubby comes home late this time because he has an appointment on the 17th.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Let There Be Light....

So I was riding home from work today and it was one of those magical rides when you feel great. I felt strong and energetic and I was totally loving my ride. The weather was absolutely perfect. I was zooming down my big hill and then I heard clunk, clunk, chink, clunk... My front light popped off my bike when I hit a little bump. (must not have been completely locked in...ooops)

I slowed down real fast, pulled over, looked back and so far nobody had run over the light. I quickly walked back up the hill, cringing each time a car came down; hoping nobody would run it over. I ran out to the street, grabbed the light and ran back to the sidewalk. It looked pretty good. My Hello Kitty rub on/decoration was a little worse for the wear though. Sadly the little switch was missing. I kind of glanced around, but it was getting dark and the piece was small and it's a busy street and I needed to get home fast if I was going to do it without a light.

I quickly realized I was not going to make it home before it was just TOO dark to chance it. (I still had my red blinking light, but that doesn't help ME see...or help dorky drivers notice me before they turn Right....right in front of me....grrrrr.......) So I headed to my dad's house thinking maybe I could stick a paperclip or something in it and turn it on.

I made it safely to Dad's but couldn't turn the light on so I called slave boy Josh to come fetch me and spent some time visiting with Dad and Carmen.

Thankfully I bought Josh the exact same light and he's not using it so I asked him to loan it to me. Apparently he wasn't quite ready to part with his light so he compared our lights, took his apart and found out that the "switch" was a magnet!!!! I just have to put my light up next to the magnet for my bike computer and it turns it on!!! How cool is that? I put a spare magnet in my first aid kit for emergencies, but I'm pretty darn excited that my $40 light survived a fall and still works.