About six months ago I gave up ice cream in favor of fruit and yogurt smoothies. They do a body gooder. And at my age, as much as I push myself, I needed gooder food than ice cream to keep me going.
So last night after work, I set out blending my favorite mixture of Greek yogurt, strawberries, dark cherries, blueberries, bananas and kale. This is a nightly ritual for me, and after a long day at work, I’m usually fixing it on auto-pilot. I pour everything into the blender, turn it on high, and use a spoon to push the frozen fruit down into the mix. The next thing I knew, the spoon hit the blade, the mixture erupted out of the blender, I shrieked and let go of the spoon, which splattered out more of the smoothie, and by the time I found the off button, well….
I looked like this….
And the ceiling looked like that. And the floor. And the cabinets. Worse, I had to keep the frozen mixture on my head until my hubby could find his phone and take a pic. Joy.
I cleaned myself up and sat down with what was left. I was still picking out bits of fruit and kale this morning before my bike ride…
on my brand new bike!
I haven’t been on a ride since my tragic accident two years ago, but I was somehow convinced to ride a 175 mile MS Bike ride in September, so I figured I better get back on it. In two rides, she has 52 miles on her. Not too shabby for being a little bit gun shy, but she makes me feel pretty secure. Both brakes work for one. Perhaps I’ll call her “Grace” in the hopes that she’ll keep me safe.
Anyway… Hope you all were able to celebrate our Independence this past weekend. I celebrated with 400 of my closest friends at the hotel. And although it was a great time, I plan to enjoy my belated holiday weekend that started today!
Wait. No fireworks?