saturday: rosaryville with matt and my brother. easy to start, a little run down the "techical trail" then spirited at the end.
monday: a quick errand then a couple of hours on the road with my brother cruising the roads of nothern MoCo for all of the good hills. christmas eve at my parents finishing with a good round of cranium. heather and i staged a nice come from behind win over my newly engaged sister (polly) and her fiance (ryan).
xmas: at home, just me and heather. stockings and presents then heather started making a cassoulet for when her folks are down here in a couple of days. "a christmas story" was on continual repeat for most of the day until the dvd we got last night of discovery's "planet earth" went into the machine. finished up the night with peking duck at tian jin palace and then a couple of beers at quarry house.
merry christmas all
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
ah, a minute of downtime... sitting by the christmas tree with a daily show repeat on. it's been such a whirlwind for the last couple of weeks i haven't even had time for my normally sucky blogging.
since we got back from our honeymoon a little over a month ago we've started projects in practically every part of the house and actually managed to follow through and finish most of them. on top of the window & door replacement we've had new floors put in in the basement and mud room, redone the shutters on the front of the house and added window boxes and pulled out most of the overgrown shrubs out front. along with a couple of little tweaks (and a few more still in progress) the front of the house looks almost completely different.
the floor in the basement led to picking a paint color and getting the basement beer & bike room projects underway. phase one of the beer room is done and next we're going to build the bar and the kegerator. the first batch of beer to be kegged is already in the pipeline, so i guess i better get on that.
i've been riding a bit and getting to the gym to lift (sorry josef, i'll stop when it's time to start training in the spring), run, or do a yoga class a couple of times a week. still it's not as much exercise as when i was riding, so the winter weight is packing on a bit. oh well, it's fuel for next year's training.