Diary? Nothing that I wouldn't tell a client. Not everything that is written pertains to me or my life.
The things I see, hear...the people I talk to, all influence or impact my thoughts. Just saying!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

My Sweet Little Neighborhood

Today is perfect. First day of May and just so perfect. I think next year I will  participate in Bloomsday. In fact, we 'volunteered'. We let the band on our corner 'borrow' our electricity. How does one 'borrow' electricity? The course goes past my house. The cool thing about it is, every year, our side street gets cleaned and 'washed' to an immaculate state. And they are so efficient that as soon as the slowest, the last walker finishes, the sweeper comes right along. How can anyone complain about that? 
Today I went for my first bike ride of the year! I couldn't say, "ah!" enough! The sun on my back, the breeze in my face, and the occasional bug crashing into my forehead.
I love my neighborhood. The side closest to the river that is. In fact, I wish I could own a house or live on Summit Blvd. I've always loved to walk, jog, or ride my bike on this street. Weather down the trail to the bridge, down into the river trailer neighborhood, or all the way towards doomsday hill. I know there are awesome neighborhoods all over the city, but I've always loved Summit Blvd. The view, the quietness of the street, and so close to downtown. 

Reaching to the sky. 

There's the river. The bike trail. And gorgeous old houses.
(I have my favorite.)

I can't wait to see these blooming.

Intertwined and Inseparable. 

Our city view.

Boris is missing his hand. 

Love the uniqueness of the houses.
So like I said, today is perfect and it was perfect for the first ride. All these people out on their lawns, in their garden, just being outside. Bloomsday watchers still hanging out. Kids climbing trees. Runners and other bikers on the streets. Of course the other bikers are decked out in their full riding gear, saying hi and smiling. I on the other hand, own nothing that says 'sporty'. That's what I love about riding a bike. You can say 'hello' to anybody you pass, give a wave, or a smile. Or they just smile at you. Everybody just seemed so happy and friendly! It must have been the sun. It's two Sundays in a row, I can take out my lawn chair and hang out, soaking in the rays. 

Have I mentioned how excited I am about this summer?
I think it will be grand! 
One reason being is I will be traveling!!! That deserves all or more exclamation marks for sure. So excited!
Have I also mentioned that I love being blonde?
I love being blonde. 
A different me, therefore a different look.
I am also very much excited about the person, the woman, God is shaping me into!