I am seriously sitting on a pillow right now. I have to buy a better seat for my bike if I’m going to ride it like I did yesterday.
Yesterday was pretty awesome though. Started out the day by bringing our bikes from the back for the first time this year. D pumped up the tires. Sheena came over with a borrowed bike. We got our helmets adjusted, and then headed downtown. Up many hills, through traffic lights, to the bank for cash, and then to City Bagel for breakfast. Next we were off to the middle of campus for the International Fiesta, otherwise known as the one day you can get ethnic food outside of a personal residence in Starkville. This year was bigger and more organized than previous. There was dances, martial arts, traditional costumes fashion show, singing, music, and lots and lots of food. We ate things like Native American fry bread, Sri Lankan fish balls and mango and pineapple salad, Korean rice tea, Thai chicken satay, and more. We gathered various goodies and then sat on a picnic blanket and shared. We saw several people and Jason and Rumana hung out with us some. The sun was shining, and of course D got a little sunburned. Then we headed back to the house. All and all, it was 8 miles of biking. I haven’t biked that much in one day since the early 90s. It actually felt great minus my behind. I must buy a better seat.
We cleaned up and then headed out to see Jason’s parents who live in a small town not far from here. I wanted to check out their homemade greenhouse construction, the tons of seedlings his dad has been growing, and a former rabbit pen they offered me as a chicken coop. It was a very good visit. I love being around dog and garden people. We are taking the rabbit pen, so I guess this means I’m getting chickees! Their names will be Henriette, Capucine, and Genvieve. I imagine we’ll spend a good part of the upcoming three-day weekend working on that in the yard. It’s good sturdy construction. I just want to add a different floor and maybe put on lock to deter crafty handed raccoons. I have a spot in the yard picked out. I will be keeping them for pets and eggs. I plan to get babies in the late spring.
After that, we went out to Grumpy’s for an Earth Hour celebration. We drank a little, snacked on salads and sweet potato fries, and listened to music by candlelight. We were exhausted from such a long day and slept hard. Best night’s sleep I’ve had in maybe a year. Apparently I just need to exhaust myself every day.