It has been a long week, but it seems as though they’re all long. On Wednesday, it felt like Thursday all day, so today somehow feels like Monday. I am all messed up! I did ride a few days this week though. On Monday, we had horribly high winds that caused hazardous blowing dust. Our air quality hit 500 which is nearly as high as the gauge goes. I didn’t ride that day.

I did ride on Tuesday and Wednesday, but not yesterday. I just had too many loose ends that simply had to be tied up. I serve on two different community boards, and both are having social events and elections. Instead of riding, I came home to do some middle aged adulting which is different from getting your bills paid or calling your mom. Middle age has some great financial benefits, but they come at a cost. Somebody has to do the work.


AQI – Yikes!

When we visited Tennessee this past summer, I discovered that I really like whiskey. I’ve always been a red wine type of girl, but no longer. My go-to Friday night let-it-all-go drink is now a whiskey Old Fashioned. If you’re looking for a way to celebrate the end of a long week, might I suggest the following?

Whiskey Old Fashioned

  • Your favorite Whiskey or Bourbon – 2 oz
  • 3-4 drops of Angostura Bitters
  • 1 sugar cube
  • 1 ice cube
  • a splash of club soda
  • orange slice for garnish
  • stirring stick for an extra level of fancy
  1. Add the sugar cube to a low ball glass.
  2. Shake out 3 -4 drops of bitters onto the sugar cube.
  3. Add a splash of club soda.
  4. Muddle the sugar cube, bitters, and club soda. Swish the mixture so that it covers the insides of the glass.
  5. Add the ice cube, two if they’re small.
  6. Pour in two ounces of whiskey.
  7. Stir, and garnish with an orange slice.

Not my image, but doesn’t this look delicious?

After my ride this afternoon, I can guarantee there will be one or two of these bad boys in my future.

Enjoy your weekend!