The day began with working in bed (not that exciting) but then took a turn for the happy when I smeared locally made peanut butter on some toast with a healthy drizzling of local honey. Next up (and much needed) a trip to my local family-owner gym, Fairmount's Lifesport Fitness where I was the youngest but definitely not the most able-bodied in my pilates class.
After washing up and heading back out I stopped by Tela's Market to provide the second mini MilkCrate. The wonderful manager there, Erica (same name as my sister), had requested a second one since "we have two registers in the store"- love the enthusiasm folks! So I dropped one by and the two women I spoke with were genuinely excited to help promote the app to their customers. Now, this act doesn't directly benefit their store, in fact it is promoting other businesses to those customers- but its like that cheesy but true adage, a rising tide lifts all boats.
Now, when I pulled up to Tela's I had the unfortunate realization that I'd forgotten my bike lock at home. So I turned around disgruntled but determined to stay peppy. One block in and I thought, 'let's see how the stash at Fairmount Bicycle's is doing since I dropped off their mini a few weeks ago.' The folks there who affectionately refer to me as "The MilkCrate Girl" asked how I was doing and I mentioned that I had to head home for my lock- but neighborly goodness was in the air and Shelley, priorprietress and all around bicycle goddess handed me a lock on loan, because, you know, she's a good neighbor.
So in conclusion, people are (often) great. Fairmount is (often) great. And you should check out Lifesport to get the adrenaline and endorphins pumping (remember Legally Blonde?), grab a bite at Tela's because they are really good people who make great food, and of course visit Fairmount Bicycles to hang out, get your busted old cruiser fixed (or better yet get a new proper bike as they rightfully keep encouraging me to do. I will guys, I just need some more time to process my feelings...) and of course mention you found them using My MilkCrate. Because that's what good neighbors do.