bikes and sun on campus
As the weather’s getting nicer, more and more students flock to the campus green to lay in the sun between classes, to toss a frisbee with friends, and to read or work on projects while enjoying the fresh air. I, too, find myself leaving my office and riding my bike to a quiet and sunny spot in the grass. Last week, I took my pile of grading and Fiona and joined the hordes of students out on the main quad. I made it a habit last summer to always carry a pinic blanket in my bike basket for precisely these kinds of impromptu breaks outdoors and I think it’s about time I revisit that tradition. I’m also really looking forward to riding to the lake again and laying out while reading.
Although I have to say, laying out has taken on a new meaning now that I’m about six months pregnant. I’m not allowed to lay on my back and lying on my stomach is out of the question…so I guess this summer’s activity will be more accurately described as ‘sitting out’. It’s all good though – baby, the bike and I are set to enjoy some lakeside relaxation as soon as the semester ends and I turn in final grades.