Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Monday, September 29, 2014
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
We chatted for an hour. Catching up. Classes. Extracurricular activities. Apartment life. Vacation plans. Money. Longterm plans.
We text pretty much everyday. I get the day to day. But still I need the face to face. Maybe she does too. She knows I have her back. She lets me hug and kiss her in public, on the street outside her apartment. Greeting hello and saying a long good bye.
And as I drove back home I realized I could do a commercial. One of those touch the heart ones where the take home message is: I would pay absolutely anything to have one hour, one more hour, with the one I love.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Every election since she was born, she has been with me when I voted. Every single one. Next year when she is at the high school, she will be already in school when the polls open.
I asked her if she wanted to vote with me, or just go into school. She opted to vote. Where has the time gone?
It's September 11th. She will never know a world before 9-11-01. She was a baby napping when planes were used as bombs to attack America.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
And this action of comparison and strengthening so mirrors life's challenges. I find myself reasoning, if I beat that, then hands down I can whip this. No problem.
Riding to, up, down and back from Pack Monadnock this Saturday. 99 miles. Many thousand vertical feet in elevation gain. What did I learn from Wachusett? Don't ride with fear. Instead ride with anticipation and joy. Ride. Smile. And hydrate. You've got this.
Monday, September 08, 2014
Friday, September 05, 2014
What is life like now? Early morning chats with my girls. Making breakfast and lunches again. Getting dinner started and housework done before 7, and so far, to date 3 of the most incredible Saturday or early evening bike rides I have taken all year.
Silly mommy. Totally silly.
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Finally a deal was struck. The former CEO was allowed to buy the company. And now the rebuilding begins. As a team. Amazing.
I feared and avoided riding on wet roads with skinny tires. Until yesterday.
Squeezed in a ride. Maybe 10 miles from home the skies opened up and in seconds, okay minutes, the water was up over my rims. Soaked but cooled off from the day's humidity, I was walking through water up and over my ankles. I must have been a drowned rat sight.
Twenty minutes later the rain subsided, the streets were for the most part drained, when the thunder started in behind me. My only choice was to ride on wet roads with wet tires. I had to get home.
Earlier in the day watched a time trial (bike race) where the rider flipped his bike on a wet road...
Taking it slow, Ruby and I made it home. Both covered with road dirt. She of course got cleaned, dried off and oiled first.
** Sweetest moment: While slogging through the rain my daughter texted to see if I were okay. Love these kids.