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Grey Clouds but a Silver Lining

I am happy to report I may have made a break through in my novel.  A dream last night got me pondering things so before I even cracked my laptop I sat and scribbled some notes on paper.  That may be the project for the day.  The morning dawned bright but it looks as though it will rain.  Another sign to put my head down and do some serious work on the novel.

I was concerned about Stella yesterday as she was too mellow.  She just cuddled with me when Chris got ready to go to work.  Normally she is all over him as he gets dressed and puts his shoes on.  Not yesterday.  She wasn’t lethargic she was all about playing and chasing her ball and getting love from both of us.  But she wasn’t her usual busy self.  We’ll see how she is today.

I am thinking I will sit outside to write for as long as I can before the rain starts.  There is a lunar eclipse tonight but I guess people in North America (and a few other spots) won’t be able to see it.  I was rather bummed because for once I could be up when it happened.  Then if it is raining tonight it would be a moot point anyway.  I did get some nice photos of the moon last night.  Again wishing I had a better camera.  I am excited to see what details I can get.  I can’t seem to get the phone camera to pick up violet or the vibrancy of the pink clouds being underlaid with that burning orange that we get in our sunsets.  And I tried a kind of cool shot with a spider but it did not turn out as I wanted it too.  I am hoping that this will be a possibility with the new camera.


Moose is on the floor beside me.  He has been constantly by me since going to the vet.  I want to get my bicycle out and start going up and down the street. Yesterday was just too hot by the time I got the idea in my head.  Today might be a good day to start that.  Once I finish this I think I’ll tool on out to the garage and make sure the tires and such are in working order.  If they are then once Chris is awake and situated I will throw a leg and pedal for a bit.  I need to change things up.  And it is good practice for riding the motorcycle.

I’ll share two more pictures from yesterday as well.  Thanks so much for reading!  Stay safe!

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Late but Motivated

I slept way later than I had intended.  Last night’s meeting lasted three hours so my brain was still thinking it was earlier than it was.  So I ended up going to bed a lot later than normal.  I’m surprised the kids let me sleep so late.  It was almost 9am when I rolled out of bed.  I’m feeling guilty because that means Chris isn’t getting his normal allotted time alone to sleep.  I hope he sleeps later since he was out the door by 1:30pm yesterday with all that he had to do before work.

I am on my second cup of coffee if that tells you anything.  The rain has finally stopped and the wind is down by maybe half but it is still blowing around.  And it is still very cloudy.  Yesterday it was announced that certain parts of the state would be opening this weekend with restrictions.  And guess where…. the upper part of the state since we are the least affected.  Problem is that means people from downstate are going to come up here.  And everyone is so stir crazy from being stuck at home that no one cares.  They will just pack up and go to get out of the house.  A lot of the communities up here are very anxious about this weekend.

I did do yoga after I posted yesterday.  It was a bit tricky because Moose was sure that I either needed help or that I need a coach.  He finally just sat down beside where I was doing my poses on the floor and watched.  Towards the end Stella drifted over to see if she could help.  I didn’t do the four times through the warm up.  I just did twice.  But I did do two times through the Sun Salute.  I did feel a lot better afterwards.  I didn’t think much of it then I noticed that I actually did feel noticeably not in pain.  I forgot how much I enjoyed yoga.

This weekend is supposed to be nice again.  Maybe I will try taking the motorcycle out.  If that is too much for my arm I may just take the bicycle down the road and back.  I should be doing that anyway.  I’m tempted to take a dog (then I could do three trips) but two things stop me.  One is that the last time I rode the bicycle I about died by the time I made my way back home (I stopped several times because my legs hurt and such… I think it is a mile or two….Ooof.  I just checked.  One way is 1.4 miles (2.25 km) so round trip was 2.8 miles (4.5 km) so that was a bit much for the first time on a bicycle since high school but I did it!).  The second thing stopping me is that none of the kids are particularly good on a leash if they seem something that interests them.  I can see me getting pulled to the ground with the bicycle and dragged.  So I need to pedal more and I need to walk the kids on a leash with some training.  Maybe go around the front yard to start with.  It will be something to do.

I am anxious about things opening back up.  There are too many idiots that are going to make things worse.  They balk at the least amount of restrictions and do everything they shouldn’t just to make a point.  Regardless of anyone getting hurt.  I guess we need to start somewhere.  Speaking of which I have made this an extra long post.  Sorry about that!   I will sign off and head to do my yoga.  Stay safe and thanks for reading!



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Looking For a Focus

I still have no word on whether or not I still have a job at the lot.  I am assuming not but I need to be told that so I can see if I can get any help from the State with money.  I have my to do list for Monday.  I am trying not to freak out.  I am honestly concerned about applying for the cashier job at the grocery store.  If I get sick what will Chris do?  We can’t afford to have both of us not working.

Yesterday was a beautiful day despite anxieties.  The sun came out and it was warm enough for shorts and a tank top.  Today it is a steady rain with grey skies.  I had hoped to try to get a ride in in the bike but maybe tomorrow.  The rain is supposed to last all day off and on.  I could take the bicycle out though.  I guess we will see.  I could also rollerblade in the garage too.  Maybe even get Chris out there in his rollerblades.  I know the kids would have fun chasing us.  That sounds like more fun.

I think after this is done I will try to get the census completed.  I know Chris won’t do it.  Too much on his mind.  I can hear the birds outside.  What really makes me smile is that I can tell that the Spring birds are hear because I hear the Spring bird songs.  It doesn’t seem like much but being able to hear the season has changed means a lot.

I need to do something with my writing.  Anything at this point.  All I do is this and my journal.  I am reading a review book but I still have two or more book reviews to write.  I’ve not done anything with the novel.  Our neighbor across the street has recommended that I use this and write a novel about it.  I had to laugh.  I hate these kind of novels.  I try to only write what I would want to read.  What would be really ironic would be that I write a novel about it and it becomes a blockbuster and then I am expected to write similar end-of-the-world stories.  Not that this is the end of the world but that was the gist of what my neighbor thought the story should be.

I have also volunteered to help one of the publishers that I have written for because they are going through a rough patch (who isn’t right?).  I would be working the slush pile for them.  And yes it would be for free.  They are good people and if no one helps they will have to close their doors (proverbial since they work from home) for good after a 10 year run.  So I said I could atleast do that for them.

Well I think I have run out of words for the moment.  Thanks so much for reading and all your kind responses!  Stay safe and I hope you have a great day!

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Good Days and Good Times

I did get more photos yesterday.  The sun stayed out pretty much til it went down.  The clouds only rolled in once the moon had risen.  Yesterday was a busy day.  I drove to the vet’s office and put in an application then when I got home I changed into my riding gear and took Rogue out for a much needed ride.  As expected he performed magnificently.  I didn’t do too bad either despite  not riding for a while.  I was impressed.

Today is supposed to be rain along with more rain.  I think this is why I am so tired.  I feel like you’ve woken me up after only a few hours of sleep.  I got nine solid hours.  The plan was to ride my bicycle in today.  It should be a dry ride in but I would be wet coming home.  I find that acceptable.  I won’t be wet all day.  BUT I am exhausted.  I don’t know if I’d have the energy to come back home.  I hope I am going to be ok for Saturday’s event at the movies.  I’m gonna be up all night for that one!

I’m worried about Essie.  She has gone back outside.  She ate dinner last night and was fine.  She also ate breakfast this morning with no problem.  She disappeared outside a few minutes ago.

The wind has really picked up.  Hmmmm…  I forgot about the wind yesterday on the ride.  I was focused on everything else.  That could be the reason I am so tired today.  Unless you ride you don’t realize how much the wind can take out of you when you battle with it on two wheels.  That being said I’m not sure I am up for another battle this morning.

I’d better stop here so I can upload the photos and get ready to go to work.  I hope everyone has a great day!

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Squirrels and other Critters

Things are dark and windy here.  Storms started rolling in during the wee hours this morning.  The wind is picking up so I’m guessing I won’t be pedaling in to work this morning.  Oh, Mom and I named the bicycle Squirrel after our squirrel joke and after the tv show Supernatural (if you’ve watched the series long enough you will get the reference).  We had a good long chat last night.  I talked with Dad the night before.

I have decided that my writing needs get done in the morning now.  If I try to do anything once Chris is up it doesn’t happen.  Once he is up the kids know that they can be loud and play.  The only time they will start to wind down is when dark falls.  And that is when I am usually winding down myself.

I did ride Squirrel yesterday, down to the lot and back.  I did well until about 3/4 of the way back I just wanted to stop.  I made myself keep going til I got home.  It took me about 12 minutes to get to work.  I rounded up to 15 minutes.  The trip back… I got home around 1:47pm and left around 1:24pm.  So a minute of two longer to get home.  I was pedaling into a head wind too.  Chris tinkered with Squirrel and rerouted the brake cables and adjusted my shifters and other cables.  So next time I ride it should be a bit better (I couldn’t find gears that I was comfortable with because I wasn’t able to use all the gears because of things being too close together).

Well the sun is up and still no contractor nor building team.  I understand it is raining but the work that needs to be done is primarily on the inside.  No excuses.  So I will call when I get a moment at work to see what is going on.  Oh we lost power last night too so that set everyone off.  The kids really freak out with no power.

Ok, I have babbled enough.  I need to get it together and get to work.  I hope everyone has a great day!