A bike! A bike! That's right, I received a bike for Mother's Day and I LOVE it so very much. I felt a little silly when I first got on the bike, because, you know, it's been like 18 years since I've ridden a bike, but it also felt so wonderful. Only once did I think I was going to be part of a mailbox and oncoming car sandwich, so that's not too bad. After my first long bike ride I felt a little winded and my legs felt a bit like jelly and it hit me that I had actually been exercising, which is so crazy, because I was having fun! And exercising! If I could have eaten nachos at the same time, I'm certain I would have thought I had died and gone to heaven. Unfortunately, nachos were not involved in my new exercise routine, at least not yet, anyway. The only problem is the incredible about of pain I am feeling in my butt. It definitely hurts and when I'm not riding my bike, I can still feel the bike seat in my butt, which is not fun, really. (it's a little bit fun, though.)
My friend told me that I will get used to it and that I need to go out every night, as planned, even though it hurts and it will go away. I'm starting to wonder if she hates me because I just sat on my bike tonight and headed down my drive way and it felt...not good. Imagine you have a bruise on your thigh that hurts and you take a 150 pound boot and apply it to your bruise, it doesn't feel good, okay? But, I persevered and rode very fast for about fifteen minutes and then came home and voila! I had exercised. Like magic. But my butt? It hurts. Bad. If you happen to see me rubbing my butt, this time it's because my butt hurts and I'm trying to make it feel better.
I totally took a picture of my bike, it's so pretty. But do you know how much effort it takes to get that download cable and download pictures? A lot of effort. Let me tell you.
On to other news...are you intending to purposely not purchase gas tomorrow (May 15)? Cause you know, it's the national DO NOT BUY GAS DAY, and supposedly gas prices should drop by thirty cents per gallon, which should bring it down to about $8.69 a gallon, should the DO NOT BUY GAS DAY actually work. Anyway, I've read a few articles about it and many people say it just doesn't work, but apparently, as I mentioned before, the last time a DO NOT BUY GAS DAY occurred, the prices dropped significantly, so I guess if there is even a 1% chance that it will work, then maybe you should participate? Because seriously? These gas prices, sure make me glad I have a bike.
Well, since I downloaded the dang pictures, here's more.
Happy Mother's Day. (no, he's not laughing and yes, I need my eyebrows done.)
Fine, enough pictures, I know. just two more.
Oh, wait. I lied. Here's another picture. I sat the kids down here because they were running all over the sporting goods store where we bought my bike and it was making me crazy. I looked above them and said "huh! Not only is this Mother's Day, it's also the closest my children have ever been to a gun." I'll be sure to mark this day down in their baby books.
Okay, I'm done for real.