What’s Up

What’s been going on:

  1. I’ve signed up to do a 5k with Joe in the pram.  Thank you, Dorothy, for telling me about it!  The 5k is part of the Auckland Marathon that takes place at the end of October.
  2. I’m at the end of day 5 of a 30 day challenge that I set for myself: no added processed sugars, no alcohol, and adding more healthy grains.  It’s amazing how many foods have sugar added to it.  In the last 5 days, I’ve made a lot of recipes – homemade barbecue sauce {without sugar}, red lentil bolognese sauce, another batch of granola bars, crockpot pulled pork, a beetroot + quinoa salad, and a pumpkin {squash} + feta risotto.  Sometimes, I feel as though it’s a never ending cycle with the cooking and dishes and laundry.
  3. Speaking of laundry, we’ve started using cloth wipes with Joe.  I didn’t really have a problem with the flushable wipes we used, but I’d heard from several friends who were using cloth and it sounded interesting.  I like the idea of buying one supply and reusing it over and over again.  So far it’s going fine, and it’s not like it adds a lot to our laundry load.
  4. We’re leaving for a visit to the States in a little less than 2 months.  Crazy to think that Joe is an American citizen but has never been on US soil.

This last thing doesn’t relate to me, but to my MIL.  She was riding her bike with my FIL the other day.  Another cyclist was approaching and my MIL moved to the side of the footpath to give him extra room to cycle past.  In doing so, her front tire hit a groove and she started to go headfirst over the handlebars.  Rather than doing that, she managed to do a sort of jump/fall off the bike.  Unfortunately, when she did that she went into the path of my FIL’s bike.  Her hand ended up in the spokes and, as she describes it, was basically filleted by the metal.  And the other cyclist?  The one she’d moved over to let pass?  He stopped alright… but only to turn around and yell, “That’s what you get for riding a bike without a helmet and no gloves!” and then continued on.  Isn’t that crazy?!  There she was, lying on the ground sliced up and bleeding and this guy takes the time and effort to stop and insult her, and then carry on his way.  Thankfully, another woman was driving by and stopped.  She got my MIL in her car and drove her to the ER.  She stayed with her the entire time until my FIL was able to get there.  I’m thankful that someone came along at just the right moment, but I’m still a bit burned up about that other cyclist.

So, that’s our life these days.  Everything’s pretty routine and status quo.  That’s fine with me.  Having a lot of excitement around a 3 month old isn’t exactly a good thing!  I hope that you, my lovely readers, are all doing well, too 🙂

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3 comments

  1. Priscilla says:

    Gosh I can’t believe that other cyclist!!! so, so rude. Hope Chris’ mum is okay and her hand isn’t too badly injured.

  2. Valerie says:

    55 DAYS ‘TIL YOU COME! I can’t wait! 🙂 Also, what a crazy story about your poor MIL! I’m glad she’s alright.

    Oh, and yea! for you running a 5K! You go, girl!

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