Sunday, April 26, 2009

A Beautiful Weekend

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With the arrival of a beautiful weekend boasting high temperatures in the 90s - in April! - I decided yesterday that it might be a good time to give mountain biking another try. For quite some time now, riding has lost much of its luster and I was hopeful that the spectacular summery weather might brighten my outlook and enjoyment of the sport. As Steve and I headed out onto the trails at Beaverdam, I was not disappointed. Despite going out a little too hard at first, I managed to settle into a nice rhythm and had such a nice time, I gave some thought to perhaps taking the bike out again.

Of course, first I got to experience the hilarity last night of watching Spyder manage to fit himself completely into the cats' tiny fleece bed... 

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Sunday dawned with the promise of yet another glorious summery day, so we elected to give Lake Crabtree a spin this time and, surprisingly enough, I had an even better ride today! Hopefully I'm learning to be patient with myself as I slowly regain fitness and strength, and will continue to enjoy biking as much as I have this weekend, giving me a real chance to rekindle my previous love for the sport... :-)

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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Cat Walkin'!

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It was such a nice day today we decided to oblige the kitties' request to go for a quick "catwalk" in the back yard. Venus was hesitant at first, but soon began to enjoy her outing. Andy, however, took happily to the harness and leash like an old pro - even Spyder was impressed!

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Busy Week

It's been a busy week for our little family. We celebrated Andy's third birthday this past Sunday, March 29. Then Wednesday, April 1, marked nine wonderful years since Steve and I said "I do" at our fairytale wedding in Sedona, Arizona. I feel very fortunate to have found Steve - he's the Love of my Life and every year it seems I adore him even more. Finally, tomorrow, April 5, will be Venus' second birthday. Whew! This really is a busy time of year for us!