Monday, December 20, 2010

Holiday Cheer on Wheels

Ain't she lovely?

     In an effort to remain cheerful in the face of these low temperatures that we've been having, in the low double digits, I decorated my Oma's front basket. It's quite festive and I've gotten a couple of honks and waves as I ride around town, which is spirit raising. It lends a certain Dickensonian flair to her, I think.
     Yes, I'm still bicycling. Last friday I visited the Museum of Contemporary Art downtown and took the lakefront path. (As far as it goes, that is. It was blocked off at Fullerton due to ice.) The Oma is outfitted with studded tires so she can tackle the ice without too much trouble, but I wasn't ready to push past the police tape and give it a try. There wasn't another bike in sight, but a couple of joggers did run past.

Empty but sunny

     The lakeside winterscape wasn't exactly lovely, but it was sunny. Staying active and on the bike in this cold is tiring, but in exchange for some crucial vitamin D, it's worth it. At the end of the journey was the Museum of Modern Art. It's a fun and unusual museum to visit. It made my friday feel like a vacation and that's always a good thing.

Lonely Oma parked out front.


Dottie said...

Yes, lovely!

I've never been to the Museum of Modern Art. I'll have to check it out sometime. I still need to visit the new modern wing at the Art Institute.

Kelly said...

I love that you bike in the winter! I bet the decorated bike brings smiles to passersby!

J.Tuttle said...

Dottie- I'd be happy to join you for a visit to the Modern wing in the New Year!

Kelly-I have gotten some smiles, but more importantly, it makes me smile, too!

Glocal Girl said...

Very cute holiday decorations, I'm sure you bring cheer everywhere you cycle :) Be careful biking in the snow!!


J.Tuttle said...

Thanks Glocal Girl! I've got studded tires so that helps a bunch.

Ms.Ding said...

I love your decorations for Oma! Perfect! I also love the MCA - haven't been there in a while though.Perhaps I can join you and Dottie?

J.Tuttle said...

Hello Ms.Ding,
Sure you can join us for a visit!
It'll be another Oma Day!

SM said...

I love your Oma's basket and the decorations cheered me up. Lovely Blog - I've enjoyed readIng thus far. I also plan to print the recipe and try making the carrot cake. Carrot cake is one of those cakes that you either love or dislike and I've always loved a good carrot cake, but I've never tried making one.

Happy holidays