Sunday, November 21, 2004

Making Progress

We got out on the bike path this afternoon and pedalled to the Lake. What a treat to still be riding the trails at the end of November. We tried to get out the other day too, but got rained out. At least it started to rain before we left the house, so we didn’t get caught out on the trails in the middle of a downpour. That did happen to us once, and it wasn't nice at all. Very muddy and hard to see where you are going when the rain is pelting into your eyes. Today was dry, and it was even warm enough to sit by the water once we got to the lake. Yahoo. First we went to Tim’s and got steaming cups of coffee and then took them down to the beach. Mmmmm, we sipped the creamy warmth while we listened to the sound of the waves crashing against the shoreline and watched the gulls fly overhead. There was even one lone duck playing in the waves. We watched him dive and disappear under the water for quite a while and then resurface for some air. He would bob along and play on top of the waves and then would dive again. I am sure he was having lots of fun. If ducks can have fun! Can they? Hmmm?

Anyway, as we pedalled along the path out to the lake, we met friends of ours going the other way, and we stopped to say hello. The one friend asked John about his new blue jeans, and then said to me that my blog had been very boring lately and thought it was time I wrote something other than a quote and a line or two. Sigh! I know. Other projects having been eating my writing time and quotes were an easy way to keep my blog active while life made me spin a bit. Besides the projects taking me away from writing, I went into a tail-spin about Margaret Hassan and that hurt brought back other memories of loss and grief in my life and my personal journal got the bulk of any writing time I had. I have missed blogging though, so thanks dear friend for spurring me on to get writing again.

Well, here I am at the start of new week and hope to get back into the regular swing of things. One major project is done, and another one is almost there, so I am hopeful that things will return to normal. I can always hope, but Christmas shopping and visiting are still threatening to throw a wrench into my schedule. Oh dear. If you see quotes popping up again, you will know why!!! Be patient with me as I try to be patient with myself. That is always a hard one isn't it?

I hope all is well in your little corner of the world and the extra demands of the season don’t take too much of your time and energy. It is hard to keep a balance during this season isn’t it? I am sure if we work at it, we can do it though. I am making progress, hope you are too. Talk to you all later. Take care and be good to yourself.


Anonymous said...

no crashing waves out here ...
hardly any water to speak of,
just a huge open sky with awesome sunsets,
their beauty accentuated by the cloud formations
and the many shades of red

Cuppa said...

Ahhh, sounds like a prairie sky to me. I remember chasing a sunset on evening while visiting an old friend out West. What fun that was. We did find an unobtructed view and got some good pictures.