Friday, March 8, 2013

Yippee-kay-yay it's Friday!!

Happy Friday!  It's been a whirlwind of a week, and I haven't had the chance to sit down to write until now. I may have had a twinge of writers' block. I'm so happy, not only because it's Friday (woo hoo) but because this is a big weekend. At least by my standards.  It's big because for once there is not a lot on the agenda. I love that.

There are a few scheduled events which are big to my kids; my son has a lacrosse game tonight and my daughter is taking the SAT tomorrow but other than that nothing is on our schedule. (Yes, my daughter is taking the college entry exam. Yes, I'm that old.)  Eek. Ha ha, it's all good.

I'm content to just be this weekend.  Let things play out as they will.  This is a milestone for me, because I've always been a planner. Control freak.  There, I said it. Another of my quirks I've been working on. But lately, I'm relaxing and trying to just go with the flow. There is peace in that.

The main reason this is a big weekend for me is tomorrow we turn the clocks ahead one hour. Is it weird that I'm completely over the moon excited about that? Most (normal) people grumble because it means an hour of sleep lost. Poof! Gone. But to me, we are not losing but rather gaining many blessings. An extra hour of daylight, more sunshine, more soon-to-be budding flowers and trees, evening bike rides and the end to the winter "blahs".  I am so over the blahs and ready for some hoopla.  Spring!

Me in the blahs

Me...ready for Spring and hoopla!

I love all of the seasons, but Spring is my favorite. All of the others just kind of follow each other, but Spring is special to me. The first two months of the year can be draining. It's dark, skies are gray and it's cold. It's hard to stay out of the blahs, even for me. Looking out of my window right now is a pleasure.  The sky is bright blue, birds are chirping, snow is melting.

The forecast for tomorrow looks perfect! Sunny and in the mid 50's. Not necessarily a heatwave, but warm enough for a long bike ride! I've got a 3 hour endurance ride planned. It will be a good day, and I can get back to bike blogging.


So if you need me I'll be spending peaceful quiet time with me, time with the kids, time with friends and lots of cycling. The fact that I will be able to ride outside in the sunshine has my mood soaring. I'll fill you in on Sunday. Smile!

Peace out,


  1. I was just about to say 'Hooray' Michelle is having a break from that crazy but good exercise regime but then I read on only to see you have a long bike ride for tomorrow. You are a real exercise-o-holic (made this word up myself). Love the white glasses too.
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the warm weather.

    1. Ha ha! Thank you for the chuckle :) I do have to say that this has been a slow workout week! Hope you're feeling better!

  2. Daylight saving? Wasn't sure who else had that. Some states don't have it here, but I think it's great.

    It's autumn now, with daylight saving about to finish. Probably Melbourne @ it's best, weather-wise. (& you can ride all year round.)

    Around 35decC last week & this coming week. So still pretty warm.
    Cheers, ic

    1. Riding year round would just be an added bonus to being in beautiful Australia!

  3. Sounds like a fantastic day for a bike ride, Michelle. I prefer daylight savings time myself, and see no need to turn the clocks back in winter. I hope your daughter's SAT exam goes well...ugh, I remember the day I took that test. Not fun at all! Love your pink cycling shoes, BTW.

    1. Thank you! I do wear a helmet :) Just not in the picture! Have a great weekend!