Saturday, May 4, 2013

Currently . . .

I have a mental list of all the things I'd RATHER be doing than cleaning house.  Linking up with Farley's Currently May is one of them.

Listening:  I'm sitting here on this quiet Saturday morning, listening to nothing but the sound of myself crunching on kettle corn.  Trader Joe's makes a rather yummy 'lite' kettle corn in little snack sized bags.  It's my current food crush.

Loving:  My mountain bike.  I feel like I'm 10 years old again on this bike.  This morning was the first time I've actually taken it off the beaten path (paved bike path through the state park) and I survived some single track riding and some uphill climbs.  My husband, an avid road cyclist, went out and bought a mountain bike for himself so he can ride with me.  And if that's not wonderful enough, one of my best friends is ordering her bike this weekend! I'll have riding partners!

My view from this morning's ride.
Thinking:  I'm not going to lie.  I'm thinking about summer vacation.  My summers usually include a major surgery to fix some broken body part.  I counted the other day and realized that I've had 16 surgeries in my life.  Of those, 11 have been of an orthopedic nature: knees, shoulders, and wrist. So far, and I'll knock on wood as I type this, there are none planned for this summer.  I've more than made up for it recently with 3 surgeries on my left shoulder in only a year and a half.  I think I'm good for a while.

Wanting:  Girl time.  My birthday is tomorrow (Happy Cinco de Mayo!) so to celebrate, I'm getting together with a few friends to just sit, drink some wine, and share some good conversation.

Needing:  Sometime this weekend, there are three dogs who will be getting a bath.  It's a workout, so I need to schedule it in as part of my exercise for the weekend.

Tucker, Gus, and Aggie

Summer Bucket List:  I would love to take a trip to see my son in Italy.  I haven't actually planned it yet, but I've been scouting air fare.  My other son lives in Albuquerque which is a much less expensive destination.  I'm sure I'll get out there for a few days.  Most of all though, I want to spend some quality time with family and friends.  My step-daughter gave us a gift certificate for a few nights in a yurt in Big Sur.  I think that would count as quality time with my husband and would be a great way to start my summer!  How many days do we have left?

The inside of a yurt at Treebones Resort

Big Sur
 Alright, now it's your turn to go link up over at Farley's Oh' Boy Fourth Grade.


  1. Oh my goodness....that yurt (never heard of one!) looks A-mazing!!!!

    Happy birthday tomorrow!!!!

    Mrs. Thigpen's Kindergarten

    1. I've never stayed in one, but am soooo excited! The yurt itself is A-mazing, but then perch it on a cliff above the Pacific Ocean! A little slice of heaven!

  2. Enjoy your day tomorrow, Birthday Girl! You've given me a new Words With Friends word: yurt. Thanks. ;-) Love your Aussies. Found your through Farley's linky and am now your follower. Drop by and visit my blog when you can.


  3. Found you through the Currently linky. Your dogs are beautiful! I'm a new follower!
    Confessions of a Teaching Junkie

  4. Drooling over our beautiful pictures. What a great view for a bike ride!

    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

  5. Happy B lated girlie!!
    I'm your newest follower, drop by. =)

    Just Wild About Teaching

  6. Hi Lori! I love that kettle corn too!!We were so excited when a Trader Joe's finally opened up here. I just found your cute blog, I'm your newest follower!

    Science for Kids Blog