We are back on keel, I think. The lesson learned yesterday is that unscheduled early morning training rides can lead to a disruption in the rhythm of the day that takes significant effort to regain.
I woke with this song caught in my head and it has stayed with me all day:
The Wedding Song (There is Love)
by Noel (Paul) Stookey
particular? After all, usually my focus is love, and I am moved by the feeling of love in the song. However, having spent more than half my life married to the same man (hmm, I can do the math ... it's 58% of my life so far) I understand so well the concept of drawing my life from my love and giving it back to him; it is a perfect metaphor for a long lasting relationship. (Like I said, rather mushy!)
***I woke up super itchy this morning with no hope of falling back to sleep, and offered a silent prayer that it would be no earlier than 4 a.m. To my delight it was 5:38. Thank you!
***After the sunrise the western sky took on the sweetest baby pink tint across the clouds. It was quietly breathtaking and made me smile. Thank you!
***I had put cornmeal/brown rice mush on to cook in the ricer cooker, and it was a perfect breakfast for this morning. Thank you!
***Our main meal turned out terrifically. Black beans, quinoa, butternut squash, roasted broccoli, and cabbage salad. It was well-received by my family, and I may have a new favorite meal. Thank you!
***My sweet Puppy Girl is feeling better and was such a love today. Thank you!
***It was beautifully warm today -- short-sleeves warm. Thank you!
***We sold my mountain bike. Thank you!
***It is visibly evident now that the days are lengthening and I so enjoy the light as it lingers a little longer every evening. Thank you!
(Disclaimer: I know that marriage isn't the only way for people to form relationships and families, but it is the way I have chosen. I could carefully refer to only partnerships vs. marriage, but marriage is my reality and it is one that I cherish and believe in deeply. As for what I mean by marriage, I suppose that it undefined. To me it is a deep commitment, a daily promise, and a setting aside of self. It doesn't matter what the government says about it, but I do believe in the public proclamation and witnesses (and I wish this for all couples of all genders and sexual orientations). To me it means I will not leave you, I will not give up, I promise that I will do everything within my power to make this work. I believe in us. To me there are very few true deal breakers, and periods of personal unhappiness don't count. After this many years I can look back and see an entire year of disconnection and sadness for what it was, something we lived through, and not as a reason to move on. My goodness, how terrible it would have been if we had given up!)