Monday, May 10, 2010

Meet The New Addition

Our family has grown. Just in time for Mother's Day. Would you like to meet the new addition? She's very pretty and her name is Alice.
This was my mother's day gift this year and I have to say that even though I was all, "I don't need a new bike. My 19 year old Huffy is just fine! Most of the gears still work and, yes, the brakes might be a little squeaky, and sure, the old bike is really heavy, but a bike's a bike! I really don't need a new bike. Spend the money somewhere else."
And, to his everlasting credit, my generous husband did not listen to my protests. I have to say, I LOVE her! She is so light and quiet. She is very fleet and extremely shiny. And look! She even has saddle bags so I can take her to the grocery for a light trip--or, when I've worked up a little endurance, the farmers' market. Also? She has a bell. You have no idea the glee I feel when I ding that little bell. I would like to make some sort of snarky remark about the lack of thrills my life must have if I am getting this giddy over a bell, but I just can't do it. There is something positively joyful about the feeling you get when you ride a bike and give the bell an occasional ring just because you can.

As my children can attest, I can and do ring that bell. I am a darn good bell ringer, y'all.

So now I am left trying to figure out what to get my husband for Father's Day. Because I know that he'll tell me not to spend any money on him. Also, I know what he'd really like to have. And therein lies the conundrum: how exactly do you buy a Canondale Synapse for nothing?

Guess I'll just have to go take Alice for a spin to clear my head and see if I can figure that one out.

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