The Little Things

The things that have made the past few weeks a little nicer, in stream of consciousness order:
Mad Men DVD’s
Stretch, the Reaching Tool
Corn Thins
Emperor Francis cherries from our G&S Orchards fruit CSA
My Lazy Boy
This cool laptop desk
The Tour de France live coverage on
The one cook at the hospital who really knew how to make tofu taste good
Wheelchair rides with Michael
Dogtown chili eaten outside on a balmy evening
Grilled veggies on our new charcoal grill

Care packages of really good chocolate bars from Sue Mears & company at Harris Seeds – the winner so far: Lindt Dark with Sea Salt

The ceiling fan

Writing back & forth with really supportive Train-This teammates on our Google Group

Wheelchair wheeling in Wegman’s

Watching teammates get ready for Ironman Lake Placid, which is tomorrow!

Hearing that Alberto Contador came back from a life-threatening injury in 2004 to win lots of races and be the strongest rider in this year’s TdF. If he can do that, I can recover from a much less serious crash and at least enjoy racing again. I’ll keep you posted about my TdF progress, but don’t hold your breath.

The cute green workout skirt I just got from Sierra Trading Post. Liner shorts = much appreciated simplicity.

A really supportive family, partner, team, employer, and group of friends. But I guess those get to be the big things.


About solveighanson

I'm a (late) thirtysomething Plant Breeding Ph.D. student, daughter / sister / auntie, vegetable fan, yogi, sometime cyclist, and enthusiastic if infrequent baker. I started this blog in the summer of 2010 to trace my recovery from a pelvic fracture sustained in a cycling accident. That healing process was truly transformative, and since then I seem to have written mostly about the transformations that have followed. And hence the title of the blog: Don't call me a butterfly, because I'm not done changing.
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3 Responses to The Little Things

  1. Ruth H says:

    A great list—the “little things” add sweetness when life seems bitter–much love to you. Mom

  2. Nancy says:

    You are clearly discovering the extraordinary in the ordinary. What a remarkable young woman you are. Of course, I am not surprised, for I know your mother and how extraordinary she is.

  3. Connie B says:

    Chocolate, grilled veggies, tofu done right… these are a few of my favorite things, too:)… Great list! Anybody in your neck of the woods offer chair yoga? That would be fun, too for you:)…

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