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
Emperor Francis cherries from our G&S Orchards fruit CSA
My Lazy Boy
This cool laptop desk
The Tour de France live coverage on Versus.com
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.