Monday, June 1, 2009
A Gift and A Giveaway...
I've recently begun riding this bike around the neighborhood. I
"borrowed" it from my Nana who had been holding on to it for
nearly 40 years. It once belonged to my Auntie, Desert Rose.
I borrowed the bike so I could ride with my other Auntie, Dusty
Devoe around the neighborhood. She snagged her old bike, also
being held by my Nana, that she used to ride when she was a
teen. My bike has seen it's better days and I was considering
giving her a makeover. My thoughts were pink or red.
Auntie Desert Rose, the bikes former owner, said that if I
painted her red, she would pay for the supplies. Yes, she's a
VERY generous Auntie!
Then, last weekend my Nana decides she wants to get in on
this whole biking "thing" and decides to head to the local
Wal Mart to buy herself a brand spanking new set of wheels and
one for my Pappy too, just in case he decides to ride. Just
between you and me, we're taking bets how many times he
actually rides it, my money is on twice.
My Mom and I took my Nana to Wal Mart (we had an available
truck to haul them home). We stood there gazing up at
the bikes, waiting for someone to help, no mean feat in a Wal
Mart, and my Nana turned to look at me and said, "We're
gonna get one for you too while we're here." What. Did I just
hear her right. My heart gave a little leap. Yes, I had heard her
right. She and my Pappy were going to buy me a new bike.
I was thrilled. This is the best kind of gift, something you aren't
expecting but are so excited for and happy to receive. She
wanted to know when was the last time I had a new bike? I
had to think for a minute and realized, never. My first bike when
I was about 8, was a second hand sparkly emerald green
number with a flowered banana seat. But boy, did she ever
ride smooth. My last bike was a garage sale find I only kept
for a couple of years because no one would ride with me,
bunch of lazy daisies. I'll whip em into shape now!
Here is my new upgrade, isn't she cute! Vintage looking, but
new. Yes I wanted a pink one, but this was the only option so
I was perfectly happy with this one. I like blue too and now my
Nana and I have matching bikes! I'm still trying to come up with
a name for her, anyone have any ideas?
My bike didn't come with a basket, but my Mom generously
offered to buy me one to add to the bike. She gets to ride the old
white bike now and she has visions of us (Nana, Auntie, Her, Me,
and Niece) riding to the park for picnics or small trips to the
grocery store. The basket will come in handy I think! I have to
get my PINK in somewhere, so I'm thinking of painting the
basket a light pink. Just to distinguish her a bit, give her a little
more flair! This was my HIGHLIGHT of the weekend and
probably the summer. We've been riding every night since the
new bikes came home. We just have to wait for Auntie's schedule
to match up with ours so she can ride with us. Then Nana
and I will have twin bikes and the other two bikes will have
twin riders (because my Mom and Auntie are twins)!!!
So a special THANK YOU to Nana and Pappy for your most
generous and thoughtful gift. I hope to log in many hours on
my new precious possession. I love you both!
Now I want to share with you another gift. Tonya from Back Porch
Pickins , is having a giveaway, she hasn't shared what is will be
yet, but I'm sure it will be fabulous! Go over and check out her