This morning started out with a typical breakfast of oatmeal containing
- 1/3 c. old-fashioned oats
- 2 T steel-cut oats
- 2/3 c. water
- 1/3 + 1/4 c. unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 T chia seeds (added in the last minute of cooking)
Topped with 1/2 sliced banana and a couple sliced strawberries, we have been extremely lucky lately and have found a.m.a.z.i.n.g. strawberries at Mississippi Market Co-op. There is one a little over a block from our house and it took us all of two weeks after we moved in to realize that we would be
living at frequenting the store quite often so we became members. They have a huge bulk selection that I love, the only downside is that they don’t have a great selection of meats and more often than not I need to make two stops if I am doing the big grocery shopping trip for the week.
In other news my bike frame arrived!!
Let’s start from the beginning, Steve bought me a used bike at the U of M bike sale about a month ago, it needed some repairs so he got to work replacing the necessary components. When it was all said and done we went for a ride to the farmers market (my first time on the bike) only to discover that the frame was going to be too small for me to ride comfortably. Instead of giving in and buying a new bike we decided to order a bigger frame…from Hong Kong! It met both of our standards, Steve liked that it was light weight and from a reputable bike producer and I liked the colors (without knowing a lot about bikes I went the girl route on this and picked the “pretty” one).
However a new frame meant a complete bike rebuild that started out looking something like this
Lots of pieces…eek! I snapped a couple quick pictures and went to run errands, leaving the bike building to the boys. About an hour later I returned and the bike looked something like this
Steve hard at work.
This was on Monday, since then Steve has spent every available moment working on replacing every essential and non-essential component of the bike and in turn I have learned what each component is called, how it works, and why the fact that it is 1 oz. lighter matters (even though when I get on the bike it will be many ounces heavier).
So that is part one, hopefully the bike will be fully completed by this weekend so we can go for a ride and I can show you the completed project. For now I am off hit the gym for a quick 3 miles before work.