Saying goodbye to “Joe”

October 25th, 2011

Woke up at 6 a.m. Wrote in my blog and got Savana up. Made her a breakfast of oatmeal and applesauce. After she left for school I tried going back to sleep for a while, but it was no use. I was up for the day.

Joe got up and started packing to get ready to leave. He made Anthony and myself some fresh squeezed oj to drink, 16 oz. each. I made myself a 14 banana smoothie to take with. Anthony grabbed a bunch of grapes. We all walked to the bus stop. Anthony and I had our bikes and we put them on the bike rack. The bus ride was fun. We were all happy and having a good time together as usual.

Once we got downtown we all waited together for Joe’s bus to come to take him to the airport. When the bus arrived we all said our goodbye’s. I thought I might cry when Joe left, but I didn’t…Anthony said he felt like crying…but he didn’t. Anthony and I rode a few blocks to Flying M. I met with a couple of friends there and we all talked for a little while. I bought 28 oz. of fresh squeezed oj and drank it.

After my friends left, Anthony and I were trying to figure out what to do with our day. I was feeling a little bit tired and wasn’t up for too much strenuous activity. We sat for a while and I drank my 14 banana smoothie. We finally decided to just get some food and then go back to my house and take a nap.

We rode a mile to Winco, it was a very cold ride. Even though it was a beautiful sunny day, there was a very cold wind and the temperatures were only going to get into the low 50’s. At Winco Anthony bought 6 and a half lbs. of dates to take with him when he left to finish biking to San Fransisco tomorrow. I bought a bunch of mango’s. We rode 2 miles to the co-op and I bought a case of organic Valencia oranges, as well as some veggies and sweet potatoes. At the co-op I introduced myself to a cashier I hadn’t talked to before. Her name is Nancy.

Outside the co-op. I was loading all my groceries on my bike when a piece of paper flew over at my from the gazebo. The guy sitting there asked if I could get it for him. I was happy to, plus I could get another introduction in 🙂 His name is Kyle and was filling out a job application to work at the co-op.

With the bike loaded we rode a little ways downtown. I picked up some meat scraps for my cats at Bittercreek. In the alley way there was a young friendly guy that started talking to us, he talked about being a christian while smoking his cigarette..hmm.. his name is Josh. Yay! I got three introductions in for the day. After we left there we rode 3 miles to Cash and Carry where I bought 2 lbs. of organic mixed greens.

My bike was very loaded down for the ride home. I figure about 55 lbs. of weight. We rode 5 miles back to my house, stopping at Bikes2Boards to get a new bike pump on the way.

Back at my house, I made a salad with a lb. of greens and raw tahini, lemon dressing. I ate that and then we both crawled in bed and took a nap. We fell asleep around 4, Savana came home around 5 and went out to jump on the trampoline. We slept for another hour. I was still tired. I didn’t want to get up but I needed to make Savana dinner and clean up my very messy kitchen.

Savana had toast and peanut butter for dinner. Anthony made me 16 oz. of oj. Savana wanted to go back outside and play but it was dark and cold and I told her she had to stay inside. She was mad about that and was pouting for a while. I asked her if she wanted to play a game or anything. She said no and went into her room. About a half hour later she came out and wanted to play big boggle. So we played that while I was trying to upload a video of the adventures Anthony, Joe and I did on Sunday.

Savana went to bed and I was getting frustrated with the computer. Finally at 11:30 p.m. Anthony and I went to bed. We talked about how each of us were feeling. Anthony about his getting ready to leave tomorrow and myself about how I was feeling about my house being empty again. Mostly I am feeling tired. It was so much fun hanging out with Anthony and Joe, but I am ready to get some good sleep and relax in my quite house. It doesn’t look like I will have much time to do that with my schedule the rest of the week, but I will catch up this weekend.

Published byCrazybananalady

I am a transformational coach. I help people find the truth inside of themselves to live a peaceful and content life.


  • Ron PID61

    October 26, 2011 at 8:24 pm Reply

    Love reading your blogs.
    Have to do some catching up to know more about what you’re writing about.
    Will visit every day from now on.

    Forget about the rice. Fruits and veggies will do.

    • Vibrant Victoria

      October 26, 2011 at 11:03 pm Reply

      I agree! No more rice. Only fruits and veggies.

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