Recently I finally decided that the bicycle that I bought 3 years ago was just TOO big. The history on this bike is that the first day that I got it, I got on it and promptly fell off and shattered my ankle. And when I say promptly, I mean it. The bike wasn't even moving! I never got to ride one inch before ending up in surgery and flat on my back for 8 weeks. Since that time, I've ridden the bike alot but always with trepidation, somewhat afraid of the beast. And it is a huge bicycle, not only did we buy the wrong size for me, but it's just weird. And I need to ride! My darn ankle won't let me walk for too long and I certainly can't run. So I must ride for exercise.
So last weekend we went out and I got a new hardtail mountain bike, which seems to fit me and is a lovely bright blue. I finally got it this Wednesday and while I haven't ridden it yet, it is calling to me. Note, - my nephew in law who lives in Sedona just broke his wrist while mountain biking . I'm getting protective equipment!
In addition, we have been looking at new computers and I finally went out last night and bought a new iMAC. It's almost overwhelming! Large screen, classic MAC white and a lovely design. I'm amazed.
And inside I am justifying this excess week with the thoughts that (1) this is only the second bicycle that I have bought in my life (2) I need to exercise and have fun with my DH and (3) I have never bought a computer in my life and so on.
And in order to mitigate my guilt at indulging myself I will make sure that deserving people get my old bike, and we are donating DH's old computer equipment to the boy scouts. So enough breast beating - I'm going to enjoy these new toys.
Thanks for listening!