It seems like forever since I’ve come to chat with you. It’s been so hectic lately and with the new web restrictions at work, I am unable to type a few lines when it pops in my head.
Rosanna and I were able to spend the Christmas holiday with our families with the exception of our younger siblings. Evan was down south and Rebecca was stuck in Walla Walla but hopefully plans will come together soon as I miss both of them and feel like I haven’t hung out with Evan in ages. I was able to see a majority of my Aunts, Uncles, cousins and their children last weekend. As much as I love seeing all of them (and talking to Michelle on the phone) I constantly feel like I am missing half of my family. My dad’s brother lives on the East coast as does his youngest and my oldest cousin lives in Texas and really wish that we could all get together some time soon. I hope they know that even with the passing of dad that they ARE still my uncle and cousins and I do think of them and miss them. So Rob, Ken (Dana and the kids!) and Matt… Merry Christmas. I love and miss you.
New Years was a blast. Rosanna and I headed out with Jeff, Paige, Greg, Suzie, Dustin and Elizabeth to the Connor Building for cocktails then a drive up to Capitol Hill to Poppies for wine and dinner before the clock hit midnight and the Space Needle blew up. The weather didn’t cause too many problems, just a little cold and a few rain drops. Ahem… I heard Jeff had to wash the inside and outside of the car this morning. Nice!
Today I went out on a quick team ride with Dustin, Greg, Jeff, Dean and Tony. I think it was about 39 degrees and though we had a few showers in the morning we looked to be in the clear for a few hours. Or maybe until we get to the East side :-) we got pretty soaked and the once dry hands and feet turned quickly to ice blocks. You could tell everyone was pretty miserable as the chipper conversation died off and the occasional “Damn my (insert body part) is freezing” was mumbled. Tony obviously didn’t get the memo that we joined a new team as he was decked out in Byrne gear. but by the end of the ride, he looked the warmest.
Ride- 40 miles
Bike – Klein Performance Touring 53-42 x 12-27 Sun wheels
Breakfast – Egg and sourdough toast
Ride Food – small bottle of water
Comments? Damn my pecker was cold. ;-)
I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday season. Thanks for sticking with me this last year and I do appreciate all of the emails for music recommendations, Racing, riding and picture updates and all the comments that you leave.
You are all Beautiful. Stay that way-
Happy New Year.