Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Havin a good time...here today

With family in town yesterday I took the day off to spend time with them. Work pays the bills, but there are many more important things in life.

The highlight of the day was getting to take Thor to swim lessons. He loves playing in the pool and is getting comfortable with the concept of buoyancy. Next up is blowing bubbles. I think he'll be swimming by the end of the year.

In the afternoon my father-in-law and I built an enclosure for my compost pile...exciting shit, I know...but it was actually a lot of fun. A compost pile is a great way to brew up some organic matter for the lawn and garden. I'd much rather use the compost than dump a bunch of chemicals on the ground. We've been tossing coffee grounds, grass clippings, as well as fruit and veggies from the kitchen on the pile. It's decomposing quickly, kicking off heat and producing some dank soil...mmmmmm.

I also got out on the mountain bike for an hour and a half. My legs were pretty sore from a solid block of riding so I took it easy and enjoyed the mild temps and sunny skies. I'm going to be suffering at Lodi, but ya gotta start somewhere.

145 days until the first cross race so there's still time to find some legs.


John said...

And what is the first 'cross race? I hope there will be a Charm City this year. It was a great course.

Chris said...

That's the one! Sunday 9/24. And no 2 for 1 specials this year. 8-)