Well my #1 son showed up this morning and I guess I must have gotten my mornings screwed up...it's not the first time and I'm sure it won't be the last time I forget and get dates confused. I'm lucky to even know what day of the week it is. Why do I need to know what day of the week it is anyway? All I need to be sure of is that I wake up above ground level. hehehe. I'm retired after all and I haven't worn a watch in years either.
Sometimes when I ask Jimmy what day it is he says, "Look at the calendar, it's right behind you." How the heck am I supposed to know what day it is by just looking at the calendar? It gives me 7 days to choose from. That's why I finally put that little bald guy, with the ever changing hair, on my side bar...so I'd know what day it was, but the day isn't even highlighted. I may have to change him. But one sure way of knowing the date is to write a post on my blog. So now you know the secret of why I really write blog posts...that's the only way I can keep tract of what day it is.
Jimmy finally talked me into going for a ride today. The longer I stay off my bike (that's what I call my motorcycle for you new comers to my blog) the harder it is for me to get back on it. What's that all about? I'm not afraid of riding, but I make up all kinds of excuses of why I can't go and I tell him that he should just go take a ride by himself. I try to talk him into going to visit a friend or something and sometimes he does and sometimes he doesn't.
Today he made me feel guilty and was relentless in his pursuit, so I caved in...Not without a few words under my breath and some I made sure he heard. I didn't say anything bad or anything that would hurt his feelings. I just complained about everything. I even got out my albuterol or whatever you call that little thing you suck medicine through and acted like I couldn't breathe very well in this heat. I wasn't kidding and I wasn't really acting but I did act like a drama queen and over did it a bit. It didn't work....he kept on getting things ready and rolled my bike & his out of the garage. I complained at the gas station while filling my bike up too and I told him that I wasn't going to lead. I've said that before, but he always makes me lead anyway, but today he went first and led the way. I followed and you know what??? I ended up really having a great time. I listened to my music and thanked God for the cloud cover.
We stopped to talk a lot during our ride and he told me that this was the first day he has felt really good in a while, meaning it had been a while since I consented to go for a ride with him. So tomorrow we are off again to places unknown, to see what we can see. Maybe we'll get lucky and see some wildlife or beautiful landscapes with babbling brooks or maybe it will even rain. Today I noticed that the leaves are beginning to change into their beautiful fall colors in some places. A trip further south might just be the place to ride to tomorrow or would that be north?
A note to those that think that maybe I might be keeping Jimmy from riding...Nah.
He rides his bike everyday somewhere. He uses it like all the rest of us use our cars when we need to run an errand or go to the grocery for milk. He just loves it when I want to go on a long ride with him and I love it too, BUT sometimes it's just tooooo hot for me to enjoy being out in the sweltering hot sun. It's October for heaven's sake! Why is it still so hot???