It just doesn’t feel like we’ve really returned to ATX…
I’m just going to write here as if I’m in the middle of a story…
So this morning I rode my scooter to work, and it was so fabulous. It’s nice and cool in the mornings, and there’s really no traffic going North, so it’s smooth and easy. It’s fun to see fellow scooters out there. I make a point of waving or honking to them (though only a few return my greetings), just because we’re both on two tiny wheels.
The ride home is a bit different…I’m tired after a long day at work, and I’m ready to get home and flop on the couch for a bit. Instead, I’m sitting up straight, focused on the road, scootin’ through a bit of traffic in the insane heat. Monday it rained on me, so maybe I should be glad for the heat, because at least the roads are dry. But still, it’s fun. I look forward to getting back on my scooter by the end of the day.
Let’s see, what else is going on? Last night Lindsay and Chad came over for dinner. We had a simple salad and easy peasy vegetable lasagna (just layers of no-boil noodles, pasta sauce, cottage cheese, steamed zucchini, and mozzarella), then had sweet, sweet cherries for dessert. Then for our second dessert (that’s normal, right?), we headed over to Hey Cupcake for some super-sweet, super-yummy cupcakes. I just love that little place. Oddly enough for a chocolate fiend, I love the Vanilla Dream, a vanilla cupcake with vanilla buttercream frosting. When I first took a bite of this lovely little cake, I almost cried…it tasted just like the vanilla-frosted thumbprint cookies that I used to get at a little bakery where I grew up. I haven’t found them since.
Tonight we’re heading to the Belmont for freshly made cocktails, made by a friend of a friend who owns the Daily Juice. There will also be music and chatting and the cool evening air. It should be fun.
Also, I’ve bought a heckuva lot of Etsy goodies, which I keep meaning to share with you, along with links to each lovely shop. I’ll do that soon, really. I’ve had a hard time sitting down to my computer and writing anything. Creative block, I guess. Anyway, happy Thursday!
Random fun link: The Big Picture, an amazing site with news stories told in huge, gorgeous photographs. The story about the uncontacted indigenous tribe freaked me out a little. 🙂