I want to ride my bicycle

It’s been a while since I last posted, and I know I’ve failed to keep you up to date on the craft room progress. Partly that’s because I’ve been busy, and partly because progress in craft room land has essentially slowed to a stop.  All that’s left to move back in are the awful odds and ends that I don’t know what to do with and can’t bear to throw out, but don’t really want to keep, either (WHY do I have 3 enormous bags of Poly-fil stuffing?  Where will I put those 6 (6?!) spare curtain rods? Where will all those horribly disorganized MBA folders and papers go?)

In other news, last week was National Bike To Work week.  I’ve been biking consistently to work during the non-winter months of the year for the past 4 years, and each year I’m getting a little more hard core.  I’ve bulked up on the gear, so now I can get my butt out of bed on 35 degree mornings during March and April and ride.  Earlier this year I bought pannier bags so that I wouldn’t have to wear a heavy backpack.  This past week saw a box arrive from REI with (discounted!  clearance!) Winter Lobster gloves that will hopefully remedy my constantly cold hands once the weather turns cold again.  My route is 14 miles each way making for a 28 mile round trip.  While my company found out about this too late to form a team, some of us did register with the Bay State Bike Week website and pledged our mileage. My week was mostly a success, with the exception of the first flat tire of the year AND a dented rim.   Sad, but it ended with a nice coffee where I got to meet some fellow commuters, so that was fun!

Trouble is, on those days where I ride, I’m basically done at the end of the day and don’t want to do ANYTHING – not craft room reno, sewing, and obviously not mowing the lawn! – nothing.  I collapse on the couch like a pile of goo, and succumb to Dr. House, America’s Next Top Model, or other sedentary distractions.   By the way, both shows came to shocking conclusions in the last week or two.  What will I do all summer?

Soon:  More pics of the craft room, including my awesome closet system and overhauled magazine holders (I can see you shaking in anticipation!).  And since I’m almost done, I may actually get to start sewing again.  Perhaps now would be a good time to sew loads of stuffed animals so I won’t have to find a spot for the poly-fil?

Posted by robyn on May 19th, 2009 under crafts, random

4 Responses to “I want to ride my bicycle”

  1. MichelleB Says:

    Use up the poly-fil making dog beds! Here’s the tutorial http://prettylittlethings.typepad.com/lori_marie/2007/08/doggie-or-kitty.html

    It’s really easy and you can use some great fabric that matches each of your newly redone rooms. My dogs (and cats) love the beds.

    MichelleBs last blog post..April’s Post

  2. robyn Says:

    Michelle, that is a BRILLIANT idea! Is it hard? It looks hard from the tutorial. Or maybe that’s just my tired brain feeling lazy 🙂

  3. Eric Says:

    Robyn, the Winter Lobster gloves sound very hearty. Hope they are good. Just bought some leg and arm warmers online and they should be here soon. Clearance items as well!

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