Words to live by...

"A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others." ~Author Unknown

"A good wife is her husband's biggest fan -- no matter how crazy he is." ~Me


"May God give you.. For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer." ~ Irish Blessing

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Gravity Shmavity

So, I rode my bike today.

Outside.

Finally.

Too bad the "calm" wind was actually a crazy wind where I went. Anytime you stand up and pedal like crazy to go 5 mph DOWNHILL and then get blown at 15-20 mph UPHILL, something is wrong with the world.

Just to prove I'm not a big whiny baby (at least when it comes to the wind), I took this picture:

Isn't water supposed to go down when you pour it?

It turned out to be a fun little ride -- maybe not all I intended it to be -- but at least I got out. And I got to see my new pink stuff in action!


In other news, I survived my first week back with kids after winter break. They were pretty good, and all very excited to tell me about what santa brought them. I got a new student this week, who is has a lot of special needs. I'm very proud of my kids for welcoming her with open arms and being so sweet and helpful. It is always amazing to see how little kids look at new people. Hopefully this week will bring more encouraging signs that they are growing up and getting ready to make some good progress in the coming months.

In the meantime, I'm looking forward to a three day weekend next weekend, full of my first bike race of the season, potential snowshoeing, Partini with the girls, and some relaxation before starting up my masters class on the 20th! In the next few months, I will become an expert on the historical and legal background of bilingual education -- woooooo, can hardly contain my excitement for that one!

8 comments:

Chris said...

I love your water bottle picture and you're pink stuff looks great.

trio said...

Where did you get that top-cap from its perfect!

Cellarrat said...

Looking good M! Hugs from a shorts and tee shirt location!

Marni said...

Trio -- the top-cap comes from Fast Freddy on ebay. Apparently he also has an email address that you can order it directly from him and Chris said he'd pass the email address along to you if you want it.

trio said...

email would be fab! It would look great on my singlespeed, especially when he gets the pink headset he deserves!

I have pink brakes, maybe that should be next one your wishlist?

Chris said...

Email for the fast freddy is
"Fred Peters" fastfreddyfour@yahoo.com

He can hook you up with the top caps is a bunch of colors. Marni has "red" but it goes with the pink pretty well. He has them on Ebay sometime too but I just email him directly.

trio said...

Thanks.
I actually thought it was pink in the photo!

Marni said...

Yeah, it looks more pink than red to me, especially against the pink headset. What kind of pink brakes do you have? That sounds fun!