What’s Ballooning!

Another week has flown by. And the rain is out of here – thank you!  Everything is so waterlogged.  I was glad to get on my bike again this morning.  I haven’t ridden since last Saturday, can you believe it?  I did a quick 8 miles before breakfast and it felt great!

Friday has turned into oats day around here.  That was what I made this morning.  I did custard oats (just the egg whites whisked in, no banana) and topped with coconut butter and the blueberry jam I made for the jam swap (which are ready to mail).

So good.  I looked at the bowl this morning and said “Coconut butter, where have you been all my life??”  This worried John.  😆

Lots of work to do today, but not a great day on the production front.  Lori no like days like that.  Too many little short reports and it is hard to get the line count up per hour.  That’s when working on production stinks.

I stopped for a lunch break:

BBQ chicken and laughing cow.  And our last pear.  I will have to eat something else on tomorrow’s bike ride.

I had a lovely box arrive today!  Plants!

I have a rose bush to move and put 3 of these plants in place of that, and the others will go on the small strip  of garden where buddha sits and needs work.

I told Pixie to stay out of the plants, and then John calls to me that she is eating them.  D’oh!

Bad kitteh…

Afternoon break time.

The sun is out today and it just feels so much more cheerful.  Don’t you agree?

This weekend is full of happenings.  Well, the whole fall is full of stuff to do around here.  It is the start of festival season.  On tap for tonight is the Sunkiss Balloon Festival.  The balloons launch in the late afternoon, so I had to put off dinner and have a couple slices of dried pineapple to tide me over.

Off for ballooning!

This felt hot to stand near:

This balloon was new this year and one of my favorites:

Giant shaped balloons:

An as a kind of a ceremonial 9/11 tribute, the American Flag balloon:

I really love the balloons.  They will be floating all weekend as well.

My mother and I went out for dinner afterwards to O’Tooles.  I was pretty hangry!  I ordered the bangers and mash:

Tasty – and gahlicky!  Hello dragon breath!  All in all a good night.  Tomorrow we need to decide what to do.  There are quite a few events in the area.  Choices, choices!  We will be biking whatever we decide to do.

Have a super weekend!

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14 thoughts on “What’s Ballooning!

    1. Lori Post author

      I am not sure I could do it either. I could do a tethered ride, but I am a little afraid of heights, so not sure I could do a full blown ride.

  1. debby

    Fall activities?? I’m SOOO jealous! That looks so fun, especially that they do it in the afternoon. Around here there is something like that (no shaped balloons though) but they launch very early in the morning. I used to see them on my way to work.

    Somehow I missed you last night.

    So fun that you have a choice of fun places to bike to. Looking forward to your report.
    debby´s last blog post ..A Different Kind of Day

  2. Shelley B

    Haha, Pixie was in heaven – you brought the outside IN for her!

    Those balloons are gorgeous. I’m with you – not sure I’d go up in one, but I like to see them from solid ground. 🙂
    Shelley B´s last blog post ..Friday Mishmash

  3. Alison

    I remember the balloon festival you went to from last year. Sooo cool 🙂

    What kind of plants are those? Before our cats died, they used to love to chew on mom’s spider plants. It got so bad that she finally put one down on the ground for them so they wouldn’t keep jumping on counters and knocking her stuff over!
    Alison´s last blog post ..Dash For a Splash 2011

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