Recently a daughter and a friend who is not my daughter - I like to think that my daughters are also my friends - posted on their blogs lists of things that have kept them too busy to blog. Would that I could also share so interesting and productive a list!
Alas! Not happening here.
I drive B and his bike to early morning Seminary. Go home, Usually wash the dinner dishes from the night before. Bike to work. Work. Bike home. Then I - pick one: make dinner, drive myself and/or son(s) to meetings, pay bills, collapse. Family prayer and scriptures. A tired half-attempt at personal scriptures and bed. That’s it folks. Not a bad life, but hardly fascinating.
Since the end of daylight savings time, I bike home in the dark. When I get off at the usual time, I start out with a little light, but it is pretty dark by the time I am halfway home. On the nights I make up time for the class I am taking, I start out in full darkness. There is some light from street lights (not much) and from traffic (towards me, that’s blinding; behind me, that’s helpful). So far I have been biking under a full moon, so it will soon be even darker. I use flashing lights on my bike, and reflectors, so I feel reasonably visible. The bike lights are better for helping me to be seen (which I appreciate!) than to see. Biking semi-blind took a little getting used to. My big concern is garden refuse with sticks and branches poking out! Traffic going my way helps show them up and if there is not traffic, I tend to ride out in the street a little more, so that’s not really much of a problem.
I will not jinx myself by mentioning that it has been a few days since my last flat. But Joseph has had a flat or two after a long period without and also has an issue with rubbing brakes. sigh