A Weekend Wrap Up and New Shades

A weekend wrap-up on Wednesday? You bet!

I would have posted this yesterday but d-blog check prompted me to write about diabetes stuff.

If you follow me on Twitter you probably saw that I have a brand new niece as of last night. As of now, I have three nieces and one nephew. But soon enough, I’ll have a second nephew! He’s still cooking though and won’t be here until the fall. I love being an aunt.

Anyway, I’ve got to tell you about my weekend!


My weekend started off on Friday with the delivery of my brand new, super sweet, complimentary Firmoo sunglasses. The folks at Frimoo offered me a free set of glasses or sunglasses to try out, so I went for a new pair of shades. I got regular sunglasses (this pair to be precise), but they offer prescription sunglasses as well.

I was excited for my sunglasses, but I was extra impressed by what they arrived with. My sunglasses came in a cool map hard-side case with a cleaning cloth, a protective sleeve and a handy tool. I put on my spiffy shades and left work early (yay summer Fridays!) to find my in-laws waiting for me at my house (this was planned in case you were concerned).

We had a nice visit with them and appreciated that they came to see us since they were in Cleveland anyway.

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A Bicycle of My Very Own

I’m the youngest of three children. As a child, I used the same “big toys” as my older siblings including our rocking horse and tricycle. (In fact, I think our share tricycle was actually my mom’s when she was a kid.)

As a kid, it used to bug me that I always got hand-me-down bicycles and never got to pick out my bike. It always felt like I was using someone else’s bicycle. As an adult, it doesn’t bug me anymore because it was practical and let’s face it… bikes aren’t cheap!

That doesn’t take away how much I appreciate my very first new bicycle that I got a couple of weeks ago!

We started our search at Dick’s Sporting Goods, where we ended up getting Brad’s bike. The bike tech, was very knowledgeable and helpful, but just can’t change how tall a person is… or how small of bikes the store carries.

He checked the fit for me on a couple of the smallest hybrid bikes they carried then sighed and said, “I hate to send you away, but your best chance for getting a bicycle that actually fits you is a bike shop.” Continue reading