Thursday, April 15, 2010

Oh drat.

Well, just an update to let you know that I didn't follow through with my plan to participate in the 100 km event ride with my friends. :-( It seems as though life had other plans for me that included a sickness called the "stomach flu", or "food poisoning" (??). I don't know. It was bad. REALLY, really bad. And on Saturday morning when I was supposed to be riding my bicycle I could hardly get out of bed.
The situation could've been much worse, but luckily (for me), the hub got back from his business trip just in time to take care of the kids. The bright side is that no one else seems to have gotten it. Of that I am truly thankful.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Getting ready to ride...

OK, first off I've decided to stop beating myself up about taking long breaks from my blog and Etsy shop. My life with two little ones is still crazy and chaotic and challenging and wonderful and I'm doing the best I can. There. I feel better now! :-)

Lukily, I have been able to get some recent crafting in and that's tied to something exciting I'm doing this Saturday... I'm riding a metric century! Yep, 100km on my bike. The first time I've participated in a ride like this in at least seven years. It's part of my "2010 I'm not having any more kids and I'm ready to get my body back and be more like my old self" program. Woo hoo! Now, let's just hope I can still move on Sunday!

Here's the fun part...
I made a new handlebar bag for my bike! It's cordura and quilted cotton and I love, love how it turned out. (Lots of ideas after making this one). 

There's even an optional shoulder strap so I can use it as a purse. The best part is that the stars were aligned and I already had ABSOLUTELY everything to make this bag in my stash. Isn't it great when that happens?

While on the subject of bicycles, I do want to mention "" a nonprofit trying to collect a million signatures "to let policy makers, the media and the public know that bicycling is important and should be promoted." Your voice counts! Sign the pledge here.

Hope you're enjoying Spring! Ta for now...