Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Sun is Burning in the Sky. Strands of Clouds Go Slowly Drifting By

Well, we had a little visitor on Saturday. It was a football weekend here and both of Jaxson's parents had to work double and triple shifts at their respective bar/restaurants, so we took the little booger in.

The cats weren't all that thrilled, but Jaxson did remember what happened when he tried to follow Heidi under the bed where she was hiding last time he was here - he got clawed. So, he has some new respect for the cats now.

We met some more friends out on the mountain bike trails.
Saturday was our first cooler weekend day in a while. I went for a little run and then we did some stuff around the house. We got infested with pantry moths, Whoever heard of such a thing? John was great about getting rid of anything that the moths might be eating and then I washed everything down with vinegar and warm water. We got traps for them and are now waiting for them to die out.

We headed out to the mountain bike trails and got some miles in. It was so nice. I am a lot stronger than I was the last time I rode the trails and the water is down, so I was able to do the trails on the back end for the first time since August. Wheeeee!

We got home, ordered a pizza and watched the latest Star Trek movie, with the puppy snuggling with both of us. My life is so damn sweet.

On Sunday we had some friends meet us to ride to Kalona for lunch and back. Since it gets dark around 4:30 now and it is a 50 mile ride, we decided to leave at 10 am.

It was a little chilly on the way out, but it got warmer and warmer as we rode. Luckily, John brought a bag and we could strip off layers on the way.

As I've said many times before, we ride through Amish country to get to Kalona and there are so many animals to talk to on the way there.

This is a little phallic...

We had a nice lunch and good talk about politics and we tried not to get too sad and scared looking at what we might turn into starting January...Or already, judging by the huge rise in hate crimes since that one guy has been campaigning and then won the electoral college.

On the way home, we passed the Amish church. They were having services, so their parking lot was full, except for one space, that our friend John used. Which one of these things is not like the other...

We got home before dark, after a glorious ride. It's supposed to get colder this weekend, but I'm sure we'll try to keep eking out some kind of outdoor activities...

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