It didn't take long for the less-than-employed craziness to take hold now that I have the head space to start thinking about what I'd like to do in the months ahead. We went out shopping last week and before I knew it - we'd bought me a bike to ride around the neighbourhood on - it even has a cute little carry basket for when I pop down to the library or the shops.
The next cab off the to-do-list rank was apparently the crazy idea of buying a pushbike! I had a bike years ago that was more of a mountain bike style and because I'm tall I always felt hunched over and uncomfortable when I was riding it. (I'd never do well if I needed to compete in a triathalon - fortunately there isn't a snowflake's chance in hell of that happening so I'm okay!) But now there is a new "vintage bike" craze where they are making bikes like the one I used to ride when I was a girl (a loooong time ago) and the style suits me really well. This one even came with a carry rack on the back and a basket on the front - which sociable cat was quick to try out - before I'd even had a chance to go for a spin.
There's a popular commercial in Australia for Jeep where people are declaring "I bought a Jeep" as the pinnacle of freedom and personal achievement.
Seeing I JUST QUIT MY JOB!!! (note the joyful chorus of ten thousand angels singing as I type that) I don't really have the funds to go crazy and indulge in buying a Jeep, so my catch cry will have to be "I bought a bike!" I'm sure I'll have more fun on two wheels than I would have had in a four wheeled tank so I am quite excited about ticking this one off the bucket list I didn't know that I had. An added bonus might be that I get a bit fitter along the way - I could feel the thigh burn when I was pedalling up a slight slope or two, so it must be good for my somewhat out of shape midlife body.
This post was part of the #1word challenge this week - which was "crazy"