I don't know about you, but when I was learning to ride a bike I was taught that bikes are vehicles & should follow the rules of the road. It seems to me that many people turn into hybrids on their bikes - part car, part pedestrian. And I might do that do once I start trying to ride around town. Who knows? One thing I do know: it is very weird to not come to a complete stop at a stop sign - I just roll & go & feel really daring. Flaunting the law! Multiple times on my ride! oooo... I do this because I'm still pretty awkward getting started pedaling. Nobody needs to see that! So I do anything I can to keep from coming to a complete stop.
Every day when I walk around the parking lot at work I pass at least one car that is idling. The driver is just sitting in there listening to music, playing on their phone, taking a nap. Obviously taking their lunch break in their car. It's all I can do to keep from screaming at them, "Why do you hate the earth so much!" Ugh.
(I am having to forcibly restrain my self from going back & changing all those "theirs" and "thems" to his/her and him/her.)
I am really struggling trying to figure out what to do with the church landscaping. It's a lush jungle out there & I'd just as soon leave it alone, but I know that's not a good plan. We don't have anyone willing to work on it & can't afford professional help. And while I'm marginally willing, I'm not competent. Can I futz around until fall when everything will die back? It might happen!
(I might apply the same tactic that I used way (way) back in the day in my home church. The organist got annoyed about something & quit & so they had me fill in. I had been taking organ lessons, but I pretty much had no idea what I was doing. The organist couldn't stand to have me messing around with his baby so he forgave everyone & came back to church. I figure if I whack enough things in the yard that I shouldn't, then people who didn't think they cared will suddenly start working in the yard too.)
Tomorrow will be Day Seven of no soft drinks or caffeine. I will say that I have had a few days where I just wanted to crawl back into bed (but that could have been the heat). Otherwise - no ill effects. And no real desire to cheat. This goal has felt mostly unconquerable in the past and yet it was as easy as not buying any drinks last week when I went to the grocery store. This and my daily (short) bike rides give me hope for the future of my other health goals. Next up - yoga!
Okay, I'm done rambling now. Enjoy the rest of your Monday!
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