Monday, January 07, 2013
It has been too cold to ride motorcycles so we havenít been joining with the others for the Tues/Thurs rides. Yesterday Ron called and said heís trying to get some of the gang together to drive out for breakfast in cars. So, we met at the town park at the usual time. Ron, Marv, Dan and I were the only ones who could make it so we all piled in Marv Ďs Cadillac and drove to Greeley Hill. After a good, filling breakfast, Marv drove back on Coulterville-Priest Rd. It was a beautiful day for a drive. Driving in a loop was relaxing and refreshing.
We are now at the auto shop as the Honda is not behaving well. Probably needs a new starter, alternator and battery cables. Dan estimates a bill of around $400. Ouch. Its cheaper than a monthly car payment (sigh).
Alan D. was able to come over this evening for chili and cornbread. He needed a break from caring for his dad. Iím glad we were able to have him over. I tried a new dessert recipe but it came out all gooey. I think it requires total cooling before trying to cut and serve.
We got the motorcycle out for a ride (it is a little bit warmer than it has been). When we got to the meet place, we found out the ride is called the Polar Ride. After hanging out for about 45 minutes, the guy who invited us along showed up. In the meantime, we met several other folks who were going on the ride. So, we finally started down the road only to stop at a ranch to pick up another couple of riders. Another delay. Finally got to Jamestown and discovered the ride was being sponsored by the local Harley-Davidson Bike Shop. We had not thought there would be over 100 riders and decided just to go home. So we did. As Dan says, at least the Kawasaki got some exercise.
I shouldíve used a portion of the remaining daylight to either walk or cycle but did neither. Instead we watched two movies, played Yahtzee and went to bed.
The radio station we receive here plays enjoyable music on Sunday mornings, without commercials, from 6 Ė 10. So Dan turns it on a 6 and we fall back asleep. ???
We bought a turkey a couple weeks ago. It is fully thawed so is now in the oven and Greg & Debbie will be over later to help us eat it. Iím going to give that new dessert (see Friday) another try. This time I will let it totally cool before trying to serve it.
Iíve got 40 points to Ďspendí on my food today! Tomorrow starts a new week.
I shouldíve been a bit more conservative on spending food points yesterday. I only lost .2 lbs. Ah well, another week, another start.
Alan and I planned a bicycle ride for today when he was here on Friday. The weather forecasters did a poor job of guessing the temperature and cloud cover. However, we had five riders (thatís a big number for our group). It was a 19 miles, gentle climbing ride and it felt good in spite of the cold and cloudy day. Wayne, who lives over in Columbia, came to join us and Gale did too. This was the first time they had joined us so hope to see them both more often.
By the time I got home, I was rather hungry. Good thing we had lots of left overs in the fridge. A cup of chili got me through the rest of the afternoon. Then it was veggie soup and finally TURKEY. So I feel satisfied right now and have lots of points left over for the day.