Monday, November 24, 2014

Back on the bike

Yesterday was my second bicycle trip since a week before giving birth. And it was amazing. The weather was perfect. Eighty degrees, a nice breeze, leaves changing colors. In a word, bliss.

In fact, prior the stress of bedtime with two small children, the whole day was lovely. In the morning, HP, Baby E, and I walked to the farmers' market and enjoyed the scene for an hour while chatting with friends that we happened to see there. Then, everyone napped (including me!). That is no small feat, friends.

Then before the younger set woke up I hopped on my bike to see a friend's art on the East Austin Studio Tour. The ride was exactly what I needed. Out on the bike, fresh air, exercising, not being responsible for anyone or anything.

There's a lot to be thankful for these days, not the least of which are bike rides through the neighborhood. I won't be biking as much as usual until Baby E can be on the bike, so while it may seem like a small thing, it is big in my world.

Happy Thanksgiving week!


  1. Yes! it always feels so good to be back on the bike after you haven't for a while. I love the fenders - mine are pretty similar.

    1. Yes! In this case, it's very true that absence makes the heart grow fonder.