Last week I was back at work after a great vacation. I needed the week of work to rest from my vacation. We did a lot, saw a lot and just enjoyed family time.
We did some hiking, kayaking, and a little bike riding. I love to hike. I’ve never been in a kayak before. Years ago I did a bit of whitewater rafting. I’ve decided that kayaking on a nice calm lake is a good thing for a middle-aged writer. I can do two or three long strokes with the paddle and just take in the scenery while telling the grandkids rafting stories from my younger, slimmer days.
The bike riding nearly killed me, so my plans to buy a bicycle to peddle to and from work are on hold at the moment. Maybe if I do cardio everyday for six months I might get the lung capacity to peddle around the block and my legs might have the strength to go more than 100 feet. I’d like to think that my daughter-in-law was right in her assessment that the handlebars on the ‘comfort’ rental bikes were a little, ‘lose’ and that was causing me to be a little wobblier than kids on the mountain bikes.
Weddings are always joyful occasions and while I like to be in the joyful fun, I’ve decided that most people don’t need to see me on the dance floor all that much. My dancing isn’t pleasant to watch and generally I find dance floors to be very far from the buffet line and bar.
I had hoped to be refreshed and back into full writing mode this weekend, but after writing four poems and deleting two, I’ve decided that this weekend is just a warm up for a better writing month – say in August. There are a number of writing projects on my computer that need attention, but I think I’ll do better making a batch of spaghetti sauce.
I’ve been trying to keep up a posting schedule on this blog and with a few shortcuts – like not really writing – I’ve managed to get something posted each week. A number of blogs I follow have announced that they are either ending their blogging or are taking the summer off. I’ll admit that I’ve thought of that, but have decided that I still need the discipline to keep other writing on-track.
Part of my weekly blogging routine is to check my blog stats and review what I wrote last time before launching into a full writing session. Today I noticed that I now officially have over 1,000 followers. Honestly, I am somewhat taken back at that number. I didn’t start here for that, and am just grateful that some many of you take time to read my musing.
My thanks to all of you who stop by here, read, like, and comment on my posts.