Saturday, December 26, 2009
Anticipating the New Year and a New Bike Bag
Important decisions require careful consideration. Last year while shopping at Clever Cycles in Portland, Oregon I found the Twig saddlebag from Basil. I loved it but wondered if floral was really me. Would tire of it or feel self-conscious about it unapologetic girlishness? After nearly 8 months though I can't get the lovely Twig bag out of my mind. As my good fortune would have it Absolute Bikes sent me a good customer gift certificate so I plan to pay them a visit this in the next day or two and see if they can order it for me. I know I should use the certificate to purchase studded tires but sometimes style wins over function with me.
Seasonal Images and Distractions Curtesy of The Planner Guy
I can't let the holiday season go much further without expressing my appreciation to my husband, Chef Bob/Planner Guy, for his talents in the kitchen and in his role as Santa on Christmas Eve and Day. On Thursday night. we made a traditional Caravona Italian Christmas Eve dinner - vegetarian bolognese over home made whole wheat linguine. On Christmas Day we dined on standing rib roast with a Dijon pepper, garlic mashed potatoes, and sherried green beans with mushrooms. All of it melt-in-your-mouth goodness. In between feasting, Bob presented me with cross country skis. I've never skied but have always wanted to. After 3 years in Flagstaff, I'll get my first taste of skiing tomorrow on a nearby snowy mesa.