WOW! Blogging friends LDFs (Pat & Dorothy) and Sandra have been such a big help getting me up and running until my laptop is "built/configured" and although the majority of my photos are on the "T-Rex" (nickname for my T drive), I do have a few for you. Anyway I hardly know where to begin, it's been so long. So let's start with yesterday.
(NOTE to SELF: short term memory still working)
After a WONDERFUL Wednesday (because MY FORMER BOSS FOUND ME and we're going to get together soon...she was THE BEST BOSS EVER!!), I decided when I hit the sheets that I would go kayaking the following morning. It was time for me to climb up and out of this slump. Watching the forecast and hearing about clear, sunny skies and cool morning temps was when the thought first crossed my mind. I haven't been near my kayak since early Spring. The decision was made. Thursday would be the day. Climbing into bed, I pictured myself, once again, paddling old faithful, aka "the green machine", and finally drifted off as my breathing became deeper and slower.
Thursday morning, after packing my dry bag to include my favorite sandwich (peanut butter and honey on panini bread), a ripened to perfection peach, a granola bar and all the other essentials, I headed out. To top it off, just as I was crossing the river near my house, there were two very familiar shapes in the sky...two Bald Eagles...probably my pair and I thought what a fitting and symbolic send-off.
However, I question if the rest of the morning was as meaningful. My first destination was a huge disappointment as the water had a ton of algae so I didn't even put the kayak in. Then, while attempting to pull the kayak up the bank, the gosh darn wheels collapsed!!! Not this again, I thought, the Pres had assured me that he had rigged up the wheel mechanism to prevent collapsing.
But I did not give up...like "The Little Engine That Could," it was a struggle getting the kayak up to the car, but I did it. Guessing that all my workouts are paying off, at least now I can carry the kayak a good distance. Now, all re-loaded and still maintaining a positive attitude, I once again hit the road.
The next place I went to, I left my gear and the kayak in the car while I walked closer to the water. Darn!! Not good for getting the kayak in or back out...too steep and rocky. Darn it all...because the water was crystal clear. So, back in the car and on to my third and final destination. Peering over the small stone bridge, the water was once again crystal clear. However, NOT good...water way too shallow...might as well head home.
So, it was with tail between my legs and a deep breath or two, I climbed back in the car.
On the way home though, I started thinking about everyone and everything I am grateful for. The list was long...really long. So all in all, the day wasn't a total loss. I did get to enjoy that savory sandwich and ripened to perfection peach.
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