Today we took off early for the 3-hour drive to Santa Cruz to see, ahem, ahem, our first grandchild, Maceo, age 3 weeks, parents Will (our son) and his wife Aine. I won’t bore you with photos, but he is a beautiful little creature. I didn’t know that having a grandchild would be a such big deal, but it is.
When we got to Santa Cruz we went to Verve Coffee Roasters on 41st, excellent java, serious barista artistry, hip & friendly staff.
Backward and downward:
- Yesterday I went out on my bike, slowly getting the bike muscles back. (John Howard, winner of the 1st Ironman and holder (back in the ’80s) of world’s fastest bike speed, said that we have “muscle memory,” meaning that even if we get out of shape, our muscles remember the finer-conditioned moments, and will respond to training — getting back in the groove).
- I’m starting to hear frogs out in the hills, in the ponds. I can feel the barest nuances of Spring. The days are getting a tiny bit longer.
- A little out of context, but I’ve been meaning to mention this great dish soap, made out of good ingredients, and OK for the garden as well as septic systems: Seventh Generation Natural Dish Liquid, I order 6 bottles at a time, under $2.50 each.