I’ve been excited to write this post today- maybe it’s not a very original title for a gardening-related post, but I just got three additions to the family (I’ve been busy while you were gone, David).
But I’ll start with yesterday evening… I was a bum and stayed around the house. I put more away in the closet, but it’s still tiny. I even sold a couple more shoes and dresses at Buffalo Exchange today to work on the situation. I also watched Project Runway (my first recording on U-verse) and cooked some flounder. It turned out okay baked with just lemon, spices, and capers.
This morning I got up and meditated (keeping my Oct. goal in mind). I find it difficult not to run through my to-do list while meditating. After oatmeal, tea and checking in on David & Laura’s blog, I decided I should get ready to bike. I was okay with taking my time this morning, since it didn’t seem like it would get too hot until the afternoon. I headed out to George Bush park on Highway 6. It has a pretty good closed-to-traffic biking/running path, one-way out being 10 miles. On my first lap out, I saw my friend Tom and he turned around and decided to bike with me. I ended up doing 40 miles with him, switching off pulling every 1.5 miles. We finished in around 2:15 hrs, at 18 mi/hr average and I think I was somewhere around 1150 cal burned. Not too shabby; it was a tough ride. The most delightful part of the ride was putting up my bike and pulling a blanket out from the car and stretching under this tree:
My muscles were seriously sore after trying to keep up with Tom the whole way! But they were better after the stretch. I headed home a bit dazed, showered and ventured out for my Heights errands run. First stop was food – Jenni’s Noodle House – they have a new location in the Heights and I’ve been curious to try for awhile. It was pretty good, I’d give them a 3 or 4 stars on yelp. I had the Buddha Soba (buckwheat noodles with tofu) and it was really good and spicy. I ate the whole thing since I was ravished. Next was across the street for a $23 pedi from Prestigious Nails. Pretty good for the price I’d say. My feet were in terrible condition from all the hiking/running lately and needed a soak. Then to Buffalo Exchange; sold some items, but no Rainbow Brite luck so far. And lastly the most exciting stop of the day – Buchanan’s Plant Shop! I exchanged the broccoli seeds (which my boyfriend was so sweet to buy me, but I am too scared to start from scratch with seeds just yet) for some herbs. New family members: Wolfgang the Rosemary (most masculine name I could think of since poor Rosemary is stuck with a girl name), Portland the Oregano, and ? the Cilantro. I’ll need David’s help on it’s name.
The store told me they needed to be re-potted, so I just bought the 50 cent plastic containers for now. Getting ready to re-pot!
And the finished product is below. They are all very different; not sure if I’ll be able to keep up with who to water when. Well, now time to sing off for a nap, with the possibility of another Groupon yoga class this evening.