Monday, January 7, 2008


Well, kids, I'm not sure if this is a good thing or not, but I finally relented and had my Xtracycle sent up here (thanks, mom!).

It is a good thing in that I haven't been able to ride for months. Although Leo and I normally bring our bikes with us to Seattle, we had to leave them behind for repairs this trip.

On the other hand, I went to the trouble of having it sent up because our stay here is dragging out to such an inordinate extreme that there seemed no sense in trying to do without the essentials any longer. The downside to having my bike and blender here is that, increasingly, it feels as though we ourselves are being transplanted here.

With the blender here, I have been whipping up organic smoothies to tempt Leo's tummy, and hopefully speed his already breath-taking recovery; and with my bike here I have been thoroughly enjoying ridding the bike trails near Ronald McDonald House. Perhaps Leo and I can use the Xtracycle to blend in with the STP crowd and make our escape back to Portland that way!

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