|What's new with us?|
|Well, first of all, I'm back in love with my bike. I even ride it after dark, living on the edge, let me tell you! It takes me shopping, we go on escapades along Charles River (this Boston is not too shabby after all), on second-hand hunts, but most of all, we go to the gym.|
|Which brings us to news piece no 2. My interest in fitness (not to be confused with sports, gosh) is as bipolar as my moods. Right now, I'm riding a manic wave, because I found the perfect gym - for women only. Oh yes. No groaning muscle men, no runners in sauna suits spraying sweat from their wristbands (true story!).|
|But, to even things out, I also got a kick in the stomach. Ever since reading Mary Roach's (which I could not recommend enough), I fantasized about participating in the research that NASA is performing in preparation for sending a manned mission to Mars. An opportunity arose (NASA works with several Boston institutions) and, in my mind's eye, I could picture myself by the fireplace, telling stories to my grandchildren or maybe, even better, fellow retirees, when one little 'but' knocked me out of the game. Crushed is putting it lightly.|
|But there is also news no 4, so we don't have to end on this sour note. Do you remember how we found a caterpillar on an all-inclusive vacay in a corn cob? A few days ago, after another trip to the farmers market, we found two more. We debated on evacuating them outside. But what happens to caterpillars when the temperatures at night drop below freezing? They are full of wet guts, don't they just freeze? And it was decided that Jerzy and Wiesław will be spending the winter with us. I will likely share more with you soon, as their adventures are a hot topic at our house.|
|Pictures from a bike escapade. My love for Boston will no doubt pass with the first snow.|
A view of Beacon Hill.