Thursday, January 31, 2008

Crimson Dreaming!

Well it's Thursday night...I'm sitting here refreshing my e-bay auction and thinking about spring. It's getting so close. Pretty soon Zippy Pickle will be out of the garage and zipping down the road happy again! And I'll be happy again. Went to Big Barn last Saturday. Had the urge to look at the pretty bikes and continue dreaming. I'm still in love with the Crimson Red Street Bob that is back by the parts department. Sat on off of her...watched some guy looking at her and put a hex on him so he'd leave her alone. I kept thinking to's a chick color...walk away! Walked around the dealership again...sat on the Nightster...I seriously love that bike but it's not practical for what I want. Sat on a Sporty again and very much decided that I would hate it after a couple days...too little. Looked at the over priced clothing and then made my way back to her again. I stood for a moment checking her out...walking around her. Gosh she's so pretty...I would look so awesome riding her. She would look great with all the rockin' accessories I'd prettier her up with. I sat on her again...lifted her up. Imagined myself one with her and the road. I want that bike so bad. Someday I'll be on my own...the wind blowing through my hair. I'll be one with the road rather then one with the one on the road. Did you get that? I did...LOL! So anyway...It's Thursday night and I'm dreaming of that Crimson beauty yet again and wishing she was in my garage!

Think Spring! Don't forget to say a prayer for our Troops, Vets, and Fallen Heroes!


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Tuesday Ramblings...

Wow...did you see the moon tonight? It was amazing!

What happened to the Packers? I'm still scratching my head wondering why the Giants beat them. Guess that the Pack didn't listen to the Tim McGraw song "How Bad Do You Want It" before they went out on the field. I'm not really too excited about the Super Bowl...I mean you think the Giants can really beat the Patriots? Ummmmmm....NO!

Heath Ledger dead at 28. How sad is that? What is with the Hollywood crowd? Will Britney be next?

I'm officially over Winter and ready for Spring!! It's 13 degrees and supposed to snow yet again. Enough already!!

It sounds like the Army Wives on Lifetime will be back on in the Spring! Can't wait! It was such a great show last year!

Ok...I'm rambled out! Night!!


Saturday, January 12, 2008

Random Stuff

It's January 12th, 2008. Have you broken your resolutions yet? My biggest resolution besides getting back to the gym is to treat everyone with respect and kindness. I don't think it's fair to judge someone until you get to know that point you can decide if you want them in your life or would rather not go there with them. I've met some really awesome people through the years by living that way. I have such a variety of friends that I'm never bored! LOL

We spent Christmas Day in Dyersville with my sister and her husband and the families. Since we live in South/Central Iowa we usually have warmer weather then Northeast Iowa. Wow did they get the snow this year. I took a couple pictures of some cool snow drifts in front of my sister's place. It's snow art!

Dyersville doesn't just have the Field of Dreams. It also has the Basilica and this amazing shrine to Mary and Jesus just randomly on the end of a street. Tim, Margo, Dan, and I went driving around looking at Christmas lights on Christmas Eve. I took a picture of the Shrine. It's very beautiful. If you drive around on the country roads in this part of NE Iowa you will see these Shrines on the edge of the road. It kind of makes the saying "Is this Heaven? No it's Iowa!" really make you feel like you are in God's Country. People knock Iowa all the time but honestly it's a great state. I will admit that there is a lot of corn during the summer and empty sad looking fields in the winter but the borders on the East and West sides of the state are amazing. Rolling hills and breathtaking views. And a great place to ride your motorcycle!

Last weekend we had some pretty nice weather for January. It got up in the 40's so Dan just couldn't stop himself. He was on the Zippy Pickle in a flash and took her for a scoot. I was a little jealous because I was going to go run an errand but I figured I'd let him have his time and enjoy the moment. I can only imagine the feeling of being on the open road alone with just your thoughts and the wind in your face. It must be amazing for sure! Someday it will be me and I won't have to ride b#$@h anymore.

Hope you are all having a great New Year and that you are enjoying each and every moment. One really cool thing...I've been nominated for a Blogger Award by the Biker Chick that writes Biker Chick News! I've put a link so that you can all check out her great blog! Thanks again to everyone that follows my blog! I've met some great people because of it and have read some great blogs that they've created. I think it's great how close knit the biker community is. I feel most at peace when I'm with a group of bikers. I always try to be myself and bikers take you for who you are. Have a fabulous weekend!!!

:) IHG

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year!

Ok...Can you believe this...I'm 39 and my folks are in their 60's. They got home at 2:15 am and I was asleep by 11:30. How funny is that? WOW!

Last year was a rough year for Dan and Me and I'm hoping that 2008 will be much better! I'm thinking positive that it will be!!

Last night I was watching Dick Clark's New Year's Rock'n Eve and I have to say...Dick made me cry. I wish this dear man would face the truth that he needs to just hand it over to Ryan and call it a day. It was so depressing seeing someone that I grew up with so...I don't even know how to describe it. It just made me sad. You want to remember things a certain way and when they change it can be depressing.

I'm super excited because my new Niece will be here in a few months! Little "Pinky" Ketels will be born in March! I can't wait to introduce her to the happy shiny world of Harley Davidson! LOL!

Wishing everyone that follows my blog a very Happy and Healthy New Year! Maybe this year we'll run into each other out on the road. Hopefully not literally but you knew that right!??!! LOL

XO - Stephanie aka IHG