It’s really unfortunate when you’re having a great day, things are going really well, and then right at the end something bad happens to overshadow the goodness. It can be difficult to focus on all the positives when the negative is the freshest in your mind.
Today my beloved bicycle was stolen. As a girl without a car, I relied on my wheels for groceries, entertainment, faster commuting, and fitness. I always knew this day would come though, because my cute little 300$ road bike from Costco looked and rode like a 600$ road bike. And when some people see expensive-looking things, I guess they just have to have them.
Well, little guy, I’m sad you’re gone, but there’s only so much one can do. However, instead of sitting here and letting this overshadow the great day of accomplishment I was previously enjoying, I’m going to find some other things that make me happy. I’m not wasting a perfectly good Wednesday being mopey, so here goes nothing.
I’ve expressed before how much I love pumpkin everything, so this one’s a no-brainer. Pumpkin definitely makes me happy. I think my obsession is one of the sole reasons that the grocery store has to re-stock their pumpkin supplies in the middle of April. It never gets old.
Even though I live miles away from my sister, we’ve always done a pretty good job of looking out for each other. Most of the time though, we prefer to use comic relief as a problem solver. That’s why I love this little quote, because we usually laugh at each other (and ourselves), even in the crummiest of situations. I love that about our relationship. It keeps things light.
I know I’m obsessed with yummy food, and somehow making it cute, but this is a brilliant idea. Baking brownies inside your cookie cutters? Amazing. Just make sure you let the metal cool off before unleashing your cute little brownies on the world. I wouldn’t want you to have to watch everyone else eat their treats while you ice your fingertips.
Another thing, I’ve recently decided that I’m going to take to the mailbox a bit more often. With so many of my good friends living a long way away from me in Vancouver, I thought it’d be a nice gesture to send out some cards. Not for any particular occasion (although if I get good at remembering to, I’ll definitely send them for those as well), but just to say hello, I miss you, I hope you’re well. Because who doesn’t love getting mail, especially when it’s not asking you to pay for something?
Lastly, if you know me at all, you know my obsession with nail polish. For some reason I can’t handle waiting three minutes for a bus in the morning, but I will put an hour or two into making my nails look lovely each week (I’m currently sporting these!). Perhaps this one will be on my list of to-dos in the near future.
Alright, well, I’m good and cheered up now. I will definitely miss my red rocket of a road bike, but I’m going to pretend that the person who ends up with it is going to use it to be really environmentally friendly, always take good care of it, and you know, tell it that it’s pretty and stuff. And in memory of my ol’ faithful two-wheeler, I’m going to bake these amazing looking red velvet cupcakes. Don’t worry, I’ll let you know how they turn out so you can make them too. That way we can have a mass-memorial.
Now that’s a truly delicious tribute, for sure. xo