Nov 202021

High is expected to be 80°

Current Books…
Audio: Crying In H Mart by Michelle Zauner
Print Book: Gone to the Movies by Ethan Hunt
Kindle: The Five Wishes of Mr. Murray McBride (The Wishes of Mr. Murray McBride #1) by Joe Siple

Reviewed Last WeekPonce: What Actually Happened at the Fountain of Youth by Jim Halveron

Review(s) Coming Up…
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good (Äldre dam #1) by Helen Tursten
An Elderly Lady Must Not Be Crossed (Äldre dam #1) by Helen Tursten
Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout (Amgash #3)
The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation by Anna Malaika Tubbs

l need to stop procrastinating when it comes to writing reviews

I’ve been wanting to get a new bike for a while so a couple of weekends ago my youngest son and I went to a cycle shop to replace our bikes. I haven’t gone riding on it yet but plan to soon. This is the bike my son got, This is the bike I got. We also got helmets. I’ve never worn one before so I don’t know how much I’m going to like it. My oldest son and daughter in law got the same style bike a while back. Jeremy got a black one and Susie got a red one.

Grateful For:
Cooler weather, earlier daylight, family and friends, and a new bike!

The Engagement Ring

In The Kitchen…
Fish, French Fries/Onion Rings, Coleslaw
Arby’s Pecan Chicken Salad for lunch
Pepperoni Pizza Crescent Rolls
California Roast w/ Potatoes, Carrots
Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup

New To Me Stuff:

Today’s To Do List…
Work until around noon and then home to move some tv’s because my son bought a new one, maybe have a cookout

Looking forward to…
Riding my new bike

Question Of The Week…
Do you like to go bike riding?

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:
James 1:19

From the camera…

Pulled it out of the shed so I could take a photo of it!

Can you tell I’m excited about my new bike?

 Posted by at 7:42 PM

  38 Responses to “Sunday Salon: 11/21/21”

  1. Oooo I like your bike! And yes, I do like to ride a bike! Funny story…we have this event in L.A. where they shut down all the roads in and around Downtown so that only people on foot or on bikes can be on the street. We did the walking thing a couple times and then decided to get bikes and do the bike thing. So, my friend’s handyman goes around to yard sales and stuff and he found me a bike. My friend already had a bike. My friend brought it to the subway station and we headed off Downtown with our bikes! Ohmygosh…my bike had the loudest, most annoying long squeal every time I stepped on the brakes. I got rude looks, rude comments at every stop.

    • We have bike events like that in a few Florida towns too. Most of the time they are too hot and humid for me. That was nice that someone found a bike for you! Funny story about your squealing brakes 🙂

      I hope you have a great week!

  2. Congratulations on your new bike! I like the layout of your blog so much! The Husband’s Secret is now on my TBR list! Love the verse from James!

  3. I bought a simple yellow beach bike about seven years ago, and I loved riding it around town. It was not an expensive bike, though, and when I replaced it, I got a purple bike that was a step up, with gears. I really miss the beauty of my yellow bike better, though. I bought a helmet when I bought the first bike, and I always wear it, though I often get confused about which way is the front and people have to tell me to turn it around!

    I thought Crying in H Mart was a beautifully written book, and it said much to me about grief and loss. I’m very interested in trying the Elderly Lady books, too.

    Happy Thanksgiving, Vicki!

    • My favorite colors have always been purple, yellow, orange, and in the last few years I’ve added teal.

      I’m almost finished with Crying In H Mart and its sad. Both Elderly Lady books were good!

      Thanks Deb, I hope you and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving also.

  4. I haven’t been on a bike in decades I must admit. Helmets are compulsory on the roads here, and regardless they can save your life so it’s worth investing in a good quality one.

    Wishing you a great reading week and Happy Thanksgiving

  5. Love your new bike!! You’re going to have great fun riding it. I have my old ‘beach cruiser’ with no gears and a newer one (more of a trail bike) with gears. You’re right about helmets – my daughter does triathlons and some of them can be so expensive that you’d want to put a rider on your insurance policy to cover it!

    We’ve read a lot of the same books lately and you have a few more I’m interested in… the Moriarty and Crying in H Mart. You’ll get to those reviews eventually. Don’t stress about them. Happy Thanksgiving, Vicki!

    • I used to be very good about writing a book review before starting a new book but with me now reading a physical book, audio, and Kindle at the same time it’s getting harder to do. And thank you, I’m trying not to stress about it, that takes from the joy of reading.

      Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Enjoy your new bike! It’s been years since I rode mine because it’s buried in the garage somewhere. Maybe getting back on it should be a New Year’s resolution.

  7. Nice looking bike, Vicki. I hope you cycle lots of fun miles with it. Great exercise too,

  8. That looks like a great bike! My husband and I bought Trek bikes over 25 years ago and we still own them. We don’t ride much anymore, but they come in handy when we want to.

    Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your new bike!

  9. Yay for the new bike! In CA those under 14 have to wear helmets and in my town most adults wear them, too. I know too many people who have taken spills and the helmets protected their heads, so it doesn’t occur to me not to wear one. 🙂

    I hope you have some wonderful bike rides this week. It’s such a great way to exercise and to get outside and enjoy the scenery.

    • I like riding in the winter the most, summers in Florida are so hot and humid. Thankfully we have many paved trails that are shaded so that helps.

  10. Nice bike!

    I’m not a bike rider–walking is my thing 🙂

  11. It’s been a long while since I was on a bike. I read a couple of books on your review list so I’ll watch for the reviews. Have a great week, Vicki.

    • I’ve been riding bike since I was 6, at least that is my first memory of biking. I’m slow at writing reviews but I plan on getting caught up soon. But “the best laid plans”…

  12. Great bike Vicki enjoy – we sold our bikes when we moved in 2009 and just never bought new ones. My husband had some balance issues when riding so I never bought a new one as I preferred to keep him in one piece…LOL

    I have many reviews to catch up with as well. In 2022 I’m think of just posting a short blurb once a week of what I read that week – or something on Instagram….we shall see. Hope you have a nice Thanksgiving.

    • Bike riding with balance issues is not a good idea at all!

      I may need to do something like for reviews. Seems it’s getting too time consuming.

      Thanks, I hope you have a nice Thanksgiving also.

  13. I so understand about procrastinating with writing reviews. I’m doing that way too much lately. I really want to get a bike. Yours looks beautiful! Enjoy!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    • I guess writing reviews is just not high on the priority list this year.

      You should get a bike, it’s so much fun. I even enjoy it more now that I’m older than I did when I was a kid.

      Happy Thanksgiving!

  14. That’s a great looking bike! I love to ride, but haven’t done much for a couple of years now. We live in an area that isn’t very safe for bike riding. No bike lanes and lots of tourists and logging trucks that get too close to cyclists. I miss all the bike trails that were available to us when we lived in Nebraska, but I try to ride when we travel in our RV. There are usually places that I can go for a good ride. Have fun and be safe!

    • Where we used to live there were dozens of paved trails near our house, now there are only a few but if we drive 30 minuets or more in any direction there are a lot of them. My favorite trails are the ones along a beach or lake.

      I want to buy an RV. We went camping a lot when I was a kid and even had a lake cottage for a while which my parents then built onto and we moved there. I miss those days.

  15. Yay for the new bike! I haven’t ridden a bike in years and the last time I did was not pretty! It is such a great way to exercise and get around. Have a wonderful week!

  16. I am so happy for you about the bike! Now I want one!!

  17. I love your new bike. Very fashionable and Trek is a great brand. My new bike from last Spring is a Trek and I love it. It’s a step through hybrid bike (in other words a girls bike but I don’t care).

  18. Vicki I hope you’ve been having a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoying some bike rides! I need to get back into bike riding. My poor bike is collecting dust! My husband on the other hand is an avid cyclist and has 5 or 6 bikes. I’ve lost track! haha… And, on the topic of book reviews. I’m so behind. I still need to do reviews from this spring! Enjoy your weekend!

    • I was hoping to go biking today but I had to go in to work to cover for someone 🙁

      I hate being so behind on reviews but I’m just not motivated enough to get them done. Still, I plan on catching up in the next few weeks, at least by the time 2022 gets here.

  19. How fun that you got a new bike! My husband’s been getting into biking and so I think it’s almost inevitable that I’ll be getting a new bike too come spring.

    • Thankfully our winters are mostly just chilly and that, at least for me, is the best biking weather. In the summer it’s too hot and humid unless you go really early.

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