so, today I attempted to ride a bike for the first since I was, oh I don’t know… twelve or thirteen… ha ha. It was, um, embarassing. I went to volunteer this morning, then on my way home, thought I’d check out Dublin Bikes which I had recently signed up for. The way it’s set up, is you pay 10 euros and you can you use these designated bikes stationed around the city.
So, At first, I had a hard time getting it all adjusted, and it was windy, and I had a bag with my therapy worksheets and laptop in the basket. Maybe it was a mix of all these things, or me being nervous, but I started to go like 5 feet, and couldn’t keep my balance very well. Eventually I said screw it, and put the bike back and just walked home.
So, after dinner, Toby and I went and tried again. Him on his bike, and me on my Dublin bike. We literally rode up and down the street practising. I didn’t want to practise in front of anyone, because it was seriously THAT embarrassing. When I was younger, I would jump up onto and off of side walks, I rode like I had no fear. And now… I had to spend the evening RELEARNING how to ride a bike. Although, if you think about it… It has been 12 years since I rode a bike…
Anyway, I had to run the store today, and realized I hadn’t taken many photos lately. So I snapped more today for your viewing pleasure! It was night out, so some of the pictures are a little dark… I took more today on another walk, but I’ll post those later…
So I got back, and made a nice healthy dinner. I made spaghetti with sautéed chicken and grape tomatoes (see link for recipe).
I sauteed some seasoned chicken, garlic, and tomatoes…
Then, I added in some whole wheat pasta with fresh chopped basil
of course, I had a REALLY good helper (aka keeley was sitting in the kitchen waiting for me to drop food on the floor…)
Then of course I topped it with parmesean cheese! Yum!
Hope everyone has a fantastic friday! I’ll try to load up the photos soon of the walk I took earlier today along with an update on keeley!