Chad, Jessica, Jet and Aijiahlyn

Sunday, September 30, 2012

I can ride a bike!

Last week, I sneaked out the house early (you have to be sneaky when you don't want the dogs to whine that you're not taking them) and went on my first bike ride since being pregnant.  Glorious!  It was beautiful and the air was crispy.  I went through whatever landscape or trail felt like it needed exploring: meadow, a business's path, and some rugged land labeled, "FOR SALE," and ofcourse the path behind the hospital.  It was a very free feeling, especially when I came across a rope swing and hopped on.  I swung and twirled.  I leaned back as far as I could, letting my hair hang, and watched the tree leaves spin above me.  It felt so good, I even dorky.  I can ride a bike!  I can swing on a rope!  It feels wonderful to have my baby out of me!  So much better than in!  I can snuggle her, and see her, and love her. 

When I got home, I noshed on the grapes in our backyard.  Yum!  I had this routine last October, that after every run, walk or bike around the neighborhood, Jet and I would come back and chow down on fresh grapes.  Once again, it felt so good.  Welcome Oregon in autumn!  You are my dream come true; crisp, dry and not too hot.


Jenni said...

Love this post! I felt like I was actually outside in that delightful fall air while I was reading this! I'm so glad you're enjoying it :)

Danielle said...

I'm really sorry I haven't gotten back to you about your question about the piano. I may be too late...haha but just incase I'm not! If you use kilz primer, sometimes it leaves those bumpies, and one thing i've done in the past is just take a light piece of sand paper and just LIGHTLY sand AFTER you've sprayed the kilz on and it just softens it right up without taking the primer off. Make sense? Good luck! I can't wait to see the finished product!!!