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Monday, July 26, 2010

I just finished another swap - "Poland" for Tarsh in New Zealand. I decided to do some Polish folk art, the background is dk yellow mulberry paper and the rest is predominantly acrylics with touches of different pens. 
The next swap in the series is Belize :) 

I took yesterday off from my trek across the US but felt it was ok since I biked for 22 miles on our rail trail Saturday. I thought I just might not make it back home after I got out there, it was so hot and humid. Funny things start running through your mind when you take solitary trips like that. For instance I started thinking "Well, here you are, the only fool goofy enough to be pedaling away in this heat. Just how long would it take for someone to find me if I had a stroke and was laying there? Would the critters get me first? How long will it take before my husband starts to miss me?" Then I started thinking about the area, what was the underground railroad is all around where I was biking. I started thinking of the slaves that traveled these roads in their search for freedom - kind of blew me away, really. Here is a snapshot of one of the panels along the trail:

                                               This is my updated map (as of 7/24/2010)
I weighed myself this morning after a week of my new exercise program...nary a pound lost :( but I won't let that deter me, I sure hope something happens by the end of this week though because 2 weeks of no weight loss will be harder to get over.
I got a new pedometer that I am going to try out in an hour or so - thankfully it isn't as hot and humid as it has been!
Now for some sunny walkin' music by Katrina and the Waves done by the Soweto Gospel Choir - ya may as well get up and shake it because it doesn't get much livelier than this!
I'm walkin' on sunshine...........................at the Shores

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BelleSouth said...

Tarsh will love it!

Glad you made it back, hate for the critters to have found you first!

Andrea said...

HAH! Rebecca, I am glad I made to back too! When I rode out I had no thought to the mileage I went out will be the same it will take me to get back. One day hopefully soon I'll ride the full 27 miles that is in the county I live in - the whole trail I believe goes all the way from Lake Erie to the W.VA/OH state line...baby steps for me!!

Susan HP said...

I, OF COURSE, love your Polish couple!
And of course if you didn't make it home from the heat, I would send the Polish Army out looking for you! XXXOOO

Andrea said...

HA! Thank you, Susan! It's good to know I have friends who have my back no matter the distance between us ;) XOX



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