Pussycat, pussycat, where have you been?

I’ve been to London, to visit the queen!

That’s how the rhyme goes, but not for me.  Oh, well.

But to answer the question, I’ve been right here.  Doing stuff.

First of all, I’ve been trying to spend less time online.  As I’ve been feeling better (and yes, yes I have!) I’ve been trying to move more and spend less time sitting in front of a screen.  It’s amazing how much more likely I am to move when I’m in less pain and have less fatigue.

It’s only in retrospect that I see how truly bad it had gotten.  There had been the bad, initial, Fibro spiral, then I felt somewhat better, and then there was a slow spiral down and then a long road back up.  Now, I’ve had a really good burst and I’m making the most of it.

I’ve been in the garden.

Rhubarb Queen in Dirty Jeans


See me hiding behind the GINORMOUS rhubarb leaf?

I swear, Rhubarb looks like something that should be growing in the tropics, or on another planet.  Ours had taken over the yard.

See the Rhubarb stems already harvested behind me?  When I stopped to measure, after already cooking up 6 or 7 lbs and giving away another 8 or so lbs, I still had 11 lbs of rhubarb left.  So what’s a girl to do?  Buy 8 lbs of strawberries.  Tomorrow, I’m making Strawberry-Rhubarb jam.  Starting to stock the pantry early this year.

We were also given a yard tractor:

See Tim under the back of the tractor?  He spent a few weekends like that, but after replacing the belts, and some tinkering, she runs just great.  Considering we have the best part of an acre to mow, it has come in very handy.  Especially since we also have the trailer for it, it is much easier to get stuff (like 400 lbs of top soil) from the car to the garden.

Speaking of trailers, Dipsy got herself a hitch!!

Why would a tiny Kia Rio5 need a trailer hitch?

So she can get a bicycle rack!


Now that I can start my rides anywhere I want, there was this one:

Mohawk River Lock 7

In which I rode from Railroad Park to Lock 7 (5.1 miles RT)

I love living close enough to river that it is part of my daily life.  This is the cover next to the lock (for those of you who are local to me.

Then, on Friday, Tim joined me for an evening ride.

We started at Gateway Landing in Schenectady, and drove to Lock 8.





This past weekend, all our attempts to do anything were thwarted by rain.  So we shopped.  Got a vacuum sealer for food and a freezer (which is coming tomorrow or Wednesday).  More pictures when I get them.

More later….

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