My God, I kind of really want to hear this. Can you YouTube it?!
And I was snuggled in bed with the boy and the puppy who nervously looked up every time lightning flashed (which was pretty much every 5 seconds…)
Tomorrow is Friday. Halleloo…
It’s always hard to get back into the swing of things after returning from vacation, so I’m glad that Drew and I made the decision to get back to the city pretty early this morning. We left Detroit bright and early and landed around 9:00 at LaGuardia. Since getting home, we’ve done some productive things, and some
not-so-productive Sunday things.
Chino has mostly done Sunday/every-day-for-him-I-guess things. Puppy camp wore him out and he has been snoring away on our bed since he got back to the apartment around 1:00.
We unpacked and stowed the luggage so as not to send Chino into freakout mode when he got home. He panics/loses it at the first sign of packed bags. (See, I told you we were productive…)
On a super exciting note, our return to New York City means that all of my hard work on the day we left paid off. We got to go and pick up our bikes this morning! Meet Penelope! (She’s purple, but it’s hard to tell because the lighting in our apartment is weird.)
There was a bit of a snafu with my freewheel, so instead of prolonging my bikeless existence, I told them to just flip the hub and that I would ride it as a fixed gear. Nowwww… I’m not exactly the most graceful thing and the thought of riding a fixie made me a little nervous. I even got kind of snippy and took all of the fun out of the morning, but Drew was incredibly patient with me (as always) and he walked by my side until we reached the West Side Highway bikepath. Once we got there, we waited for a break in the action (lots of bikers out today!) and then we were off! It took me a little while to get the hang of the fixed gear but I’m feeling much more confident about it and I’m sure that with a little more practice, I can make myself a convincing fixie rider. I might even ride to the grocery store a little later! Watch out now!
Chino has spent the day by my side. The bulk of it has been spent in front of my computer trying to finish a paper while nursing a case of the brown bottle flu… He has been like my little shadow. Every time I get up, he follows me. Every time I settle back down on the couch, he joins me.
It’s days like today that I’m thankful to have a pup around. He makes me smile and even though he’s got something against flat, unwrinkled pieces of paper and he has a certain fondness for dog-eared book pages (tehe) I wouldn’t trade him for the world.
Like my uncanny ability to suddenly get hungry when I should really be concentrating on writing my papers… Fortunately, I knew just the thing to solve this hunger problem…
Chino doesn’t really get kiwi… I think the only reason he wants some is because I’m eating it. I tried to give him a little bit and he suddenly seemed very uninterested, until I got back to spooning out bites of my own. (I think he associates spoons with cereal which he knows he likes.)
This is how my mom used to serve them. My sister and I thought it was the coolest.
*Please pardon my giant hands in the second picture. We need to run the dishwasher so I was stuck using our tiny spoons PLUS they were super close to the computer’s camera. I promise my hands are NOT that large.