Saturday, September 26, 2009
Boy I was fighting a bummer of an attitude Thursday night and Friday morning. Talk about an achy-breaky knee & hand!!! WHINE!!!!! BOO-HOOO!!!! I just could not get my attitude and sore body parts greased enough to get my butt out for 8am Friday morning Land Park walk...
I finally started to loosen up around 10am; so decided to go out to my vegie garden and just water & pick vegetables (two zucchini, a few tomatoes; & a ton of Jalepenos) but no weeding or getting down on the knees. Fall is definitely here at the garden; most of the sunflowers have given up their seeds to the birds, the cosmos & zinnias are all setting seeds; and the geese & ducks are starting to head south overhead with thier funny squawking. The neighborhood's red tail hawk has about finished training her young one; who was dive bombing the grassy field on the east side of the creek that flows past the garden area. Ahhh, getting out to the garden was a good idea for me.
Once I got back home, I finished up plans and cabin reservation up at Lake Tahoe, for Sukkot/Feast of Tabernacles. We'll be heading up there on the 1st of October for 12 days. After that hubby & I are headed for Colorado for vacation/visit w/family and old friends near Steam Boat, Denver & Greely. I am so looking forward to these trips. With the reservations finished up, I decided to get the recycling run done (we do glass/plastic bottles & alum cans) I'll free my mtn bike, and check out the new organic cafe on Del Paso Blvd near the house.
The bike shop on Del Paso Blvd is a gritty little experience that is difficult to describe. The shop is just this narrow whole in the wall spot, that you'd miss in a minute if you didn't know it was there; and you'd almost think it was the entrance to a bar because of the collection of street-bike people and even the occasional homeless-cyclers from the American River camps, trading tires & tubes and stories outside the door; or trying to bum bike parts from the shop mechanic, Rubio. Rubio is like the most gorgeous honey-toned hispanic man on the boulevard (oh if I was younger & not attached -he,he,he); and of course he's a great bike technician. Yep! There was my mtn bike baby looking so good! YEAH!!!! Rubio, ever the gentleman brought her outside and put it in my little beater Mazda truck. I thanked him and was off to the new cafe on the boulevard.
The cafe is called "The Art of Food" and is advertising as a live-organic-vegan California Haute Cuisine spot (see: www.TheArtOfFood.org); so I've been very curious about it. Since the temp was getting hotter I decided I wanted to try their smotthies; but was surprised to note that they put hemp seed in their smoothies!!! HEMP SEEDS. I've never heard of this or the nutritional benefit of them. I asked if they had nutrition/calorie info on the smoothies -they didn't cuz the owner is working on that right now. Anyway the 12oz tropical smoothie was quite delicious; I'll be back to support the cafe and to learn more about the live-organic-vegan way.
Once home, my nephew & I pulled my mtn bike out of my truck and I had several false starts, but finally got back into the hang of it and took it for a spin around the neighborhood!
Yeah for mountain bikes! and thank you for your encouraging words!!
-- Today's chuckle --
Bathroom scales: equipment which only seems to work correctly when one holds on to towel rail, stands on one foot and leans hard to the left.