Friday, June 8, 2018

Down and up 

My domain was down for a while, back up now. The domain directs one to this site.

Also down and up, my 8.5 mile bike ride last week. My son took me on a wild ride through Salt Lake City. We rode mostly downhill through three beautiful city parks, stopped for mango smoothies, and rode (and walked) back up. I tried both of his mountain bikes.

This week a friend who is moving gave me her mountain bike. What a nice ride. It's smooth and powerful. It's lighter than the bike I have, so easier to lift onto the car's bike rack. I rode a couple of miles along the river this morning. Lupines are blooming.

Friday, May 18, 2018

School's out

... for summer.

We had a going-away party for a teacher today. He and his wife are moving to California. They got great jobs and bought a lovely house.

We worked together for 10 years. We shared an office for the first few. When I asked him a question, he told me to figure it out. Sounds harsh, but it made me laugh, and helped me be as independent as I naturally am. His wife worked with us for a bit too. Both are wonderful amazing intelligent teachers and humans.

So today we had a party. We ordered $200 of food: fried rice, vegies, seafood, chicken, spring rolls, and crab rangoons. The seafood dish was loaded with shrimp, scallops, and lobster. Everyone said the chicken was great. Everything I ate was delicious. We gave him presents, suitable for packing up and driving across the country. Coffee cards, coffee mug, toilet paper, dog biscuits, and books on tape.

There were three of us in our department, together for 10 years. Now there will be two.

And two excellent friends are heading west.