For the past 2 1/2 months I have been riding my bike. In the morning I ride it about 4 blocks to the bus stop, then about 1/2 mile to school. In the evenings I ride about ~4 miles to the bus stop, then 1/2 mile home. Tonight I could not ride my regular bus home because the bike rack on the bus was full. Hmmmm....As I stood there trying to figure out what to do because I did not want to wait 30 minutes for the next bus, a bus came along going to the next town over. Hmmm.... I could catch this bus and get off near my town. I would then have a much longer ride home but I would get home around my regular time. Hmmmmm...... So I hopped on the bus. I got to the bus stop at the edge of my town and got off. I was looking at a pretty significant hill and a ways to go before I got home. Hmmmmm..... 3 1/2 miles and 14 minutes later, I walked in my front door. Cool. The ride was not bad at all and that hill didn't turn out to be near as big as it looked. I was very pleased with myself. This opens up a whole new world of possibilities for me. There are way more buses to this bus stop then buses that I normally take. When I'm waiting for my regular bus at least 3 of these buses pass me by. Now I know I can take them and get home in 15 minutes. Woo Hoo!!! I love having options. Plus, I will get in more bike riding which means more exercise and I like that. A. Lot.
In other news, things are starting to wind down at school. Actually, I should say wind up. We are rapidly closing in on graduation and all kinds of things start happening this time of year. One of the things is school rings. They have always been very special being an all girls school but now that there is boys it's changed a little. Also, some girls get their older sisters or even their mother's vintage class rings. That is really touching, seeing a girl get her mother's ring. Awesome. There's a bunch of other things also, many of which I am not looking forward to because I'm in charge of the juniors. Oh joy!!!