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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Cycling Through the Seasons

I just got back from a long bike ride around the Charles and Boston, with my friend Lisa. I have never ridden along the Charles, because the one time I tried, crossing Comm Ave and the T tracks was way too scary. But Lisa lives in Boston, so I drove there with my bike and we rode from her house. It was fairly easy; even riding along Storrow Drive was okay. Probably everything worked out so well because it’s Sunday and we left early.

We rode along the Charles and the Esplanade, a beautiful park with small ponds cutting through it and footbridges. All of it sparkled with perfect sunshine. Then crossed the footbridge into Beacon Hill and onto Arlington and Newbury Sts. until we found an outdoor cafe in the sun. There we had brunch; we shared a plate of cinnamon challah french toast, in honor of the Jewish new year (and because I am no longer doing low carb; just low-ish carb, no fat, and tons of exercise.) We caught up on all of our stuff from July and August, and talked about my upcoming birthday costume party, and what we were wearing, (you only get one guess of what I’m going as) and the Boston Bellydance scene, of which we are both a part (or at least belly groupies).

I got back around 11:30 to a harried Ned, who was annoyed because Nat was jumpy today (probably because I took the car on a bike ride and that made no sense to him) and tried to scratch him. I felt like I shouldn’t have been gone so long, because Ned was so grouchy Now Nat seems fine, if a little hyper.

I have a headache all the way to the back of my throat so it’s nap time. When I wake up I’ll plant bulbs or bake. Sticking close to home from now on. Except Tuesday, when our dear, hilarious college friend is coming to town and we are taking him out to dinner, without the boys. Too bad there’s no bellydancing on Tuesdays.


So what bulbs do you plant this time of year? I love to garden but have to figure out the Yankee gardening scene. (Toto, we’re not in Texas anymore…)

Is it too late for me to put pansies out? I’m not a mum fan…

— added by Judith Ursitti on Sunday, September 23, 2007 at 1:50 pm

I was in Cambridge yesterday. What a glorious day – the weather! The crews on the Charles. Isn’t Boston wonderful? Oh, and bulbs or bake? Can you EAT the tulips come spring? I think not. I always vote for baking. Enjoy!


— added by Kim Rossi Stagliano on Sunday, September 23, 2007 at 2:22 pm

I found an ‘Autism guide’ for parents and teachers on the website of the National Education Association (NEA). It has a LOT of good info that parents should make sure their school district and teachers of your children have AND use. I thought you and or your readers would find it useful.

I have more details and the link on our blog.

Good luck!

— added by Dadof6Autistickids on Monday, September 24, 2007 at 12:22 am

Sounds like we had a similar weekend! I ALSO had challah french toast (A. found challah at the davis square farmer’s market) and planted bulbs.

It’s strange to have spent hours in the garden, but have nothing to show for it. I’ll just have to wait til spring when hopefully I’ll have a lot of lovely surprises.

— added by Shannon Brooke Davis on Monday, September 24, 2007 at 12:03 pm

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