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Catnip, sidewalks and riding

Don’t you love those weekends where you cram a ton of stuff in?  That was this weekend.

Saturday was a little cloudy and spitting rain, so I only got about 12 miles in on the bike.  However, we got a ton of errands done.

I was even a good kitty mom and bought a special plant for Pixie!  Catnip!

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She adores the fresh even more than the dried and I let her nom on this before taking it away.  She was just rolling around the floor in ecstasy.

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I have to keep it outside or she will binge on it.  I might put it in the garden since it is a perennial and see if I can keep it permanently (without neighborhood kitties eating it.).

Then there are those projects that you thought were going to get done later, but all of the sudden are begun?  Our front walk  that leads to the front porch is in terrible shape – see?

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It’s embarrassing.  Kind of like our driveway was.  Well, this winter the freeze heaved a lot of this and the pieces are loose.  John was planning on taking this out and putting in pavers or laying new cement later this summer.  Little did I know he was going to start on Saturday!

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And by Sunday…

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Ah!  AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!  :shock:

You all know normally I am the home improvement person, but this is John’s project to do.  (Although I do keep sticking my nose in there, because that is what I do.)  I have my own projects to work on.

We did get a chance to do some nice riding on Sunday, projects and all.  It was a beautiful day and we did 2 separate 20 mile rides.  One for breakfast and the other for yogurt!

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Since we rode 40 miles on the day, I got a frozen yogurt sundae with fudge and peanut butter on it.

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If you stop looking at the sundae and look really hard in the background you can see our bikes :D

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1300 calories burned and I’ll eat that sundae!

And one more rose shot.

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The other day I said there were a ton of buds and now they are opening one after the other.  This rose smells incredible, too.

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21 comments to Catnip, sidewalks and riding

  • That fresh catnip brought back memories of when I was growing up. We used to have the fresh stuff growing right outside my bedroom window – yikes, could I smell the stuff, but our cat loved it that is for sure. Pixie looks like she did too. happy

    I am always impressed with how much calories you burn! And wow, you guys did a lot this weekend!

  • Hahaha! Pixie and her catnip. Too funny. I’ve never gotten the kitties fresh catnip but I have gotten them that kitty green grass that’s supposed to be really good for their tummies. They devour that stuff.

  • Kim

    I love the dual colored rose!!!

  • Your cat is so beautiful! Those are some impressive bike rides, so I’d say you definitely earned that Sunday. Our driveway and front walk have some horrible cracks. We really need to try and fix them.

  • Wow, I’m glad John is doing that sidewalk project! It looks like those slabs might be useful for stepping stones in the garden–got any plans for them? Yum yum on the sundae. I didn’t ride 40 miles, but I did have a most worthy cupcake yesterday!

  • How funny, I was thinking along the same lines as Debby – your broken up walkway looks like pavers to me!

    Love that you bought Pixie her drug of choice. What a great picture of her enjoying it!

  • Lovely weekend Lori. R. has to do some projects too around the house but I keep away from them because I don’t want to help. I do everything around the house, all the cleaning, shopping, cooking (which I love) etcetera but this Summer he has to paint the house and he can do that alone. I don’t help. Plus he always has critism on my paint (not neat enough) so I let him do it happy

  • Miz

    everything is so so so blooming pretty here too—it makes my allergies palatable.
    kinda happy

  • PIXIE LOVE & FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! happy

    So glad you got some biking in & yes, I was fixated on the yogurt & not your bikes in th background! winking

    Well, looking forward to walkway pics now! happy

    I love that rose – so beautiful!

  • Ditto the stepping stones!

    I wonder if a catnip plant would have the same effect on me? It’d be worth a try to be that blissed out. happy

  • Can’t resist a smart a– remark…..why would I want to look at your bikes when I can see all that whipped cream yumminess close up?? LOL! Sounds like a perfect weekend – fun, food, projects.

  • deb

    Jinx has never reacted to the dry catnip…just sniffs and walks away…but i brought a couple leaves home i pilfered from the garden center when i worked there and oh my gosh he went crazy! Love to see if it grows well for you!

    As always so envious of your bike rides with hubby…so nice that you share that.Hugs! deb

  • Biz

    Glad the weather held out for your rides on Sunday! I would eat a sundae too big grin

  • Sounds like a fantastic weekend Lori. That rose is STUNNING, and the pic of Pixie flipping around after having catnip? Adorable. Have a great Monday.

  • Pixie was in heaven! I will ride for food too! We didn’t get to go bike riding or hiking this past weekend. It was way too hot at 109! I hope next weekend the weather will be milder and we can ride again.

  • The rose looks like a peppermint candy. Very pretty.

  • That sundae… wow, I want one right now!

    Your roses look so beautiful. I can’t believe they are blooming already. I haven’t even seen BUDS on mine yet. Wonder if I should have pruned or something last Fall when we moved in and that’s the problem.

  • I request a video! It would be fantastic to see Pixie frolicking with the catnip LIVE. happy If you put it out it might attract more stray cats your way?

    Even the sundae picture is second to Pixie with catnip.

    I tried eating a lentil salad with some cilantro today. I had forgotten how much I hate cilantro..

  • I need help with my flowers sad. The plants look alive but for some reason they aren’t blooming. I need to do a lot of yard work this weekend adding some fertilizer. We’ve been so busy and the weather has been SO HOT that I’ve done the minimal amount of word necessary in our yard.

    Great photos!

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