Saturday, September 26, 2009

Motorcycle For Sale

Yeppers. As bad as I hate to post this...the motorcycle in the header to my blog (above) is for sale.

I've tried. But after a year...when I'm still having to psych myself up to get on the bike and make two or three runs to the bathroom before getting on it... As I was getting dressed this morning I finally had a talk with myself. "Self," I said. "If this is bothering you so much, why do it?!" I got online and checked the resale price of the bike...when Sam came back in from doing a chore before we could head out, I told him that I was selling the bike.

Today I rode with him...beautiful ride to Paris, then on to Powderly. But the trip back reminded me why I wanted to ride my own. That pillion (passenger seat on a motorcycle) leaves a lot to be desired for comfort. By the time I got back home, my butt was numb (both cheeks), my right knee was hurting, and my ankle stayed sore for over an hour...only an hour and a half return trip...

When I first told Sam that I wanted my own bike, I asked for a second-hand Honda other words, something not over 750 cc. He bought me a 1584 cc bike weighing over 750 pounds. I just never got comfortable with it.

I don't know if I would've been comfortable with the smaller bike -- Sam's convinced I wouldn't but now we'll never know. (I can tell you that the 250cc Yamaha that I had 25+ years ago was a BLAST!)

So...if anyone's interested in the bike, give me a shout!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

This Place is AWESOME!

What wonderful words! Sam and I went to David Beard's Catfish King in Mt. Pleasant for lunch a couple of days ago. They have restaurants in a few southern states, David Beard's Catfish Village, as well as several Catfish Kings sprinkled around. Catfish King is the 'fast food' place.

A couple of booths behind us, a little boy was awestruck when he opened his kid's meal. I don't know what he ordered, but it had plenty of fries with it, and he was excited. He was planning to take the box the meal came in home with him...and I think the toy was a boat...Get it? Catfish restaurant...boat... ;o)

All of a sudden we heard, "This place is AWESOME!"

I can not count the number of times we've been in a restaurant with misbehaving children. This was such a pleasure.

I subbed at high school yesterday. Jumped in the car after school and went to Mama's to pick up some okra to pickle. Gave her a hug and back in the car to the school to work the concession stand during the volleyball game. I left the house at 7:30 a.m. or so and got home about 8:30 p.m. Loooong day.

I got home to Sam and his brand new cold. I bent down to kiss him as he sat on the couch and he turned his head. I thought I'd been snubbed for being gone all day, but as my hand touched his neck - aw shucks...I wasn't just gonna give him a peck, I was gonna lay a big fat kiss on him... ;o)...I realized how hot he felt to the touch. He was running fever. Thank goodness he woke feeling better.

*** Well something happened and I lost internet before publishing this post, but I just noticed that it was saved in all was not lost ***

A few days have passed since the beginning of this post...

It was 59 degrees this morning!! I am so excited about the cool weather. Especially since we have officially entered fall and the grass is still green...almost unheard of here. On the way to school this morning, steam was wafting over the ponds and a low mist was just starting to dissipate in the areas surrounding stands of trees and woods. I wish I had a photo to show you but, alas, my ever trusty camera was at home in my sewing room.

Later gator!