Friday, May 28, 2010

Shortened Ride

Allergies. Period. My eyes and nose hate me right now so I'm going to
head back after only 11 miles. Not sure if my video posted right but
I'll fix that when I get back home! It is a beautiful day and I hope
that you all get out there and enjoy it!

Sent from my iPhone

Video on canal trail

A first!

Turtle on the trail.

The beginning

Good morning and let the pedaling begin!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


This is one of two Jack in the Pulpit plants that my mom unearthed on our property last year. It's good to know that they are still quite happy in their little place. You can see them from my dining and living room windows - kind of fun to point them out to people.

More flower and landscape pictures to come. RB is going to help me clear up a lot of the trees and stuff on the property that are actually weeds. It will give me a little more sun in the back yard and maybe I'll be able to plant a garden next year.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Good Morning

This is the view that I have right now. I'm sitting on my front porch listening to the birds, the early risers driving to work or shopping or somewhere, the front doors open as people get their newspapers and best of all I hear my flag move in the wind. My cup of coffee is next to me, I'm trying to savor it instead of gulp like I tend to do when I am heading to work in the morning. There is a train in the distance, it makes me smile to hear the whistle blowing and hear it chugging along the tracks. It also reminds me of RB as he lives close to the train tracks. His realtor told him that you get used to the train - LOL - he sarcastically tells me that every time it rolls by.
What a beautiful peaceful and relaxing. I hope that all of you can find a place where you can relax and find peace - I think it's necessary in life.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Einstein enjoying the sun among the weeds!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Weird and Random Stuff

I'm working a second job - I think that I mentioned that previously. It's a good thing and I do enjoy it, but it's taking some getting used to.

I haven't ridden my 100MoN yet for - it's a 100 mile bike race - the proceeds of which go to fight cancer. I haven't been home long enough to have the time to do it, but I am hoping that the 23rd will be my day - if I can get it off. We'll see. It is supposed to be done in a small space - Fatty, the author of has done it in a room on a roller watching movies. If you have the time you should read about some of the things people have done to get through "100 Miles of Nowhere" There are a ton of stories and they all make me want to ride, ride, ride. The Marines out at sea - they truly deserve accolades! Semper Fi!

The weather in Upstate NY has been topsy turvy at best! Holy cow! It's been pretty cold - as in 25 at night. I've had to turn my heat back on. The grass has calmed down a little - which is good because it's been wet a lot. And it's been very windy - that plays havoc with everything. Lots of trees have been cut down or cut up because they have fallen down or have lost too many branches.

RB and I are having a wonderful time getting to know each other, laughing together and just enjoying each others company. I'm a very fortunate woman to have met a man like him. He's one of a kind and just an absolute honey. Yes - he does read this but I'm not trying to suck up to him - just trying to let him know how much he means to me.

I've had to change the comment section of the blog - I've disallowed anonymous comments for the foreseeable future. I'm not impressed with some of them that have been coming through so figure that if you don't want to tell me who you are then you aren't going to leave a comment.

RB and I are going camping in June - to a place that I have never been - and there isn't a hot shower to be found! LOL - I think I already wrote a little about this - but I'm excited and really looking forward to it.

On June 6 - I am riding in the Tour de Cure for Diabetes and really need donations. If you would care to help me out, you can go here to donate, I am signed up to do the 40 miles! Please help! Thanks much!

I have to post some pictures of the plants in my yard. The irises are blooming like crazy - really cool! Surprising how well they are doing with the cold. The wegalia is leafing up well as is the purple smoke tree. I love seeing plants leave their dormant stage and come back to life....

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Green and blue

The sky is stunning this morning. This picture doesn't do it justice
in any way. And the green isn't as Kermit the Frog green as it showed
in real life. But I still have to share.

The storms that blew through last night were amazing and scary. Woke
me out of a sound sleep! And they came back around for a second show,
it's like they bounce off the valley walls a few times.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Trying to keep up!

I am a tad overwhelmed these days! Lots of stuff going on, but I don't want to forget my blog either. I am working a second job now and I am in a wonderful relationship!

The weather has been topsy turvy here to say the very least! Holy moley - the storm that blew through yesterday afternoon really took a toll on lots of the trees in the area - just driving down the Parkway will show you that. And speaking of the Parkway - actually I believe it's Culver Ave at the corner by MVCC - it has been repaved - and it's so nice to drive on. They have had it closed for almost a week but I've learned all kinds of ways to avoid that. Anyway - it's nice and thank goodness it withstood the storm yesterday - they were working on the storm drains.  Today is going to be gorgeous and then (in typical upstate NY fashion) it's going to get colder and colder and wetter and wetter for the next 5 days.

RB and I are going camping in June! This will be 'real' camping - not my cushy camping with a 19 inch thick mattress! the campground is reached only by boat - and there is no running water! LOL - we'll see what kind of stuff I am made of! And how bad I'll stink after three days! hehehehe! But there will be lots of pictures - but no blogging while camping as I'll be off the grid! Yea!

Haven't done much biking - when I have time the weather is bad and when the weather is good, I am at work.

I'll post more later! And Firefighter/Paramedic - welcome! I've been reading your blog for a long time!