Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Adventures of Kim and Ellie

I turned thirty-two today.  I feel more like I am twenty-two.  A lot of my life feels messed up at times.  I make many mistakes, am not responsible with my time, neglect to do things that should be done, and often wonder when I am going to grow up.   I did start one new adventure today.  Ellie and I biked to work; well, I biked and Ellie rode in the trailer.  Karl got us the bike and trailer for my birthday; an hour after we brought it home it rained.  Austin needs rain big time.  Karl said he should have gotten me a bike months ago if that was all that needed to be done for a little rain. 
I hope Ellie and I will get to continue biking/being pulled to work (and daycare) and I also hope to share our adventures with you all.  Today went pretty well.  Ellie tired of the helmet half way through the ride.  I think it is slightly too big and she didn’t like not being able to see the world zooming by…okay, it was not zooming by; I went slowly.  I had to stop and readjust the helmet because it was buckled and she had moved it so it was hanging from her neck.  After that small break things went pretty well.  I kept asking her if she was okay.  She would reply “aye”; it is her affirmative.  She must be Scottish.  I have no idea where she picked that up, but it is adorable.  I also asked if she was having fun to which she replied, “aye.” 
My ride went pretty well, except that I underestimated how much I would sweat.  It is still fairly hot in Texas.  I wore a backpack (full of diapers, wipes, my laptop, and Ellie’s lunch) and had a huge sweat mark on the back of my shirt for some of the morning.  I will just have to remember to maybe bring a different shirt to wear.  Ellie wouldn’t let me keep the backpack in her trailer, even though there is plenty of room.  She likes her space I guess. 
Mostly I am just glad we made it safely and weren’t run over by some late high school students, since Bethany is right next door to Bowie High School.  I will keep you all updated.  Pray for us!  J

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