What a busy weekend!

John and I both took Friday off from work and went to Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival. We had a lot of fun eating our way through the different countries and trying new things. Friday was John’s birthday, so he decided he wanted to see if guest relations does anything for birthdays. They gave him a birthday button and a hat.

John decided to inform them that my birthday is in a week, so I ended up with a button of my own.

The most entertaining part of the day however had to be the free Jon Secada concert. I don’t know what it was about the show, but I was giggling throughout. It seemed to me he was trying to hard and instead came across as insincere. I told John he reminded me of Ricky Martin, and John said he’s the original Ricky Martin. Video from the show is located in my photobucket account found here for those of you who really want to see what had me giggling. There is no sound as my camera isn’t new enough to have that.
Regarding the food, we had some really yummy items from Morroco. We had a chicken item called Bastilla which was shredded chicken in phylo dough. It was a little sweet and tasted almost like it had cinnamon included in it. We also had a Kefta, which was a beef type meat (lamb? beef?) in a pita. And of course lots and lots of yummy wine!
Yesterday I bought a new bicycle. It’s a comfort bike and I was almost in tears while test driving. With the MS, even though my hands seem the most affected, my thigh muscles also make sure I remember I have MS when I bike. I was riding on a 18 speed Magna mountain bike from Target. Mom and I used to go bike riding and I would never have a problem being in my higher gears, usually 8th and up. Since the onset of MS, I’ve been lucky if I could be in 4th gear without my legs getting very very tired. It’s similar to lifting weights and getting to the end when you don’t think your muscles will let you complete what you’re doing because they’re so tired. Except that would happen like five to fifteen minutes into my ride. It was definitely lowering to experience that. Now, with my fabulous new bike, I don’t have that problem. John and I went out today and I was able to ride in 18th and 21st gear. I had a huge smile on my face for most of the day. Oh, I do adore my fabulous new bike!


2 Responses to What a busy weekend!

  1. Chris & Courtenay says:

    I am jealous that you’re wearing shorts. It flurried here today and the wind is WICKED.


  2. Val says:

    I can’t tell you how I agonized over wearing shorts or jeans. Especially since I chill easily. Hurrican/Tropical Storm/Depression whatever Noel was good for one thing around here. It brought in a cold front and finally broke the nasty humidity we’ve had. Lately it’s been like it was when we were up there. So very very pleasant.


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