Today was a wonderful day. We had our early Valentine’s Day tea (coming in a different post) I went on a fun long bike ride, and got a long-awaited package in the mail.
As if that weren’t enough, Christopher surprised me by purchasing the espresso machine that I wanted. I only really got into having hot espresso in like, the last week… so him buying it completely threw me for a loop. He showed me the order on his phone while we were having tea and it made me cry, I was so surprised. It’ll be here Monday.
It’s a beautiful red so it will match my kitchen redecor:
There was a time when I did this at a restaurant I worked at. I wasn’t bad at it, so we’ll see if I can learn again. I’m so excited!
✨ New Rainbow Keycaps✨
It took over a month, but my rainbow keycaps from AliExpress are here! Like my keyboard’s original keycaps, these are also clear (the letters, symbols and numbers, I mean) so the RGB effect still shows through beautifully:
I’m over the moon with it, as you can imagine! It fits my overall aesthetic very well.
🥕 A Ride With Slinky 🥕
I was anxious to burn as many calories as possible after our high tea. I took a different route today, because it gets a little boring otherwise. I rode toward Tree Tops Park.
I decided to bring Slinky in my basket. Though she seems conspicuous in the photos, she was well hidden most of the time other than the lid of her hat. But I could see her, and it made me really happy. I’ve always wanted to take a stuffed animal in my basket.
I came across a little park on the way, with a huge lake in the middle and one path going all around:
There were several ducks and other birds present:
I even got a little video of the guy above:
I found a cow in a field. If it had wanted to come up to me, I would have been able to touch it.
It looked back at me with interest three or four times; I could see the white of its eyes. But it was too preoccupied with eating to engage with me.
I also came across this… thing, painted with a golf and tennis theme. It’s some electrical thing, or something of the sort, but it was so cool, I had to take a picture:
Finally, I was at Tree Tops Park. I didn’t go in, I just went straight on because it was such a nice path.
Maybe a half mile after this sign, a little more perhaps, I turned around because sunset was fast approaching. I had over an hour ride home against strong wind, and sunset was in 15 more minutes. The roads weren’t super well lit, so I panicked a little bit. I was quite far from home to be on my bike.
Night had just fallen properly when I made it back to familiar territory.
When I went through the door my legs were shaking from the effort, but I rode a total of over 12 and a half miles. I’m proud of myself. 😊
🥟 Ham & Cheese Empanadas 🥟
Pretty much as soon as I walked in I began to work on dinner. I made ham and cheese empanadas for the first time.
They turned out alright –I need to use a different cheese next time.
That’s all, I suppose, but there will be a separate post for fun tea photos!