natesmountain (natesmountain) wrote,
natesmountain
natesmountain

Queen's Birthday weekend

We're in the middle of a long weekend. I needed something from school this afternoon so I jumped on my trusty black bicycle and zipped along the streets to school. It took about fifteen minutes, so if I wanted to ride there in the mornings, I guess I could leave about quarter to eight and make good time! That was by riding under the airport. On the way back I decided to go by the sea. It's reasonably calm and a grey day. And it was magnificent, streaming along beside the sea, water lapping at the rocks, dusk falling. I couldn't help but think how lucky I am, to be able to do this. Yesterday I visited my friend with MS. She's using a walker to get around now. It's so tough. She wants to keep her mind alert but she can't talk for long, can't hold a pen well, can't sit at a computer for long. She can't do needlework or anything like that because her hands don't do what she tells them with regard to fine motor skills. It's so hard. And it reminds me how lucky I am.
As I got close to home, riding through Miramar, dusk fell upon me like a blanket and I had to stick to the footpaths. My bike has no lights or reflectors. I have no bright green riding gear either! One big block from home and the heavens opened. Suffice to say I got wet *g*
Home again, with a clean kitchen (I sat on the floor and scrubbed the cupboards and floor this afternoon) and a small chance to do some writing and really, how lucky I am. I know there are things ahead, a conference in Palmerston North, another trip to Perth, Finn's exams, Pentecost, First Eucharist, so many things coming up but I'm just going to take a night off tonight and work on Breathing Space. I've changed the angle a bit and now I'm on a roll and I'm not going to stop until it's done, no more restarts or rethinks, it's just going to get done. I have to write an assignment too... I've got three A+ now but I don't know if I can work for a fourth this week!! We'll see. I'm not as academic as blue_leaf ;-) !!
But for now, with all that's going on in my life, a four day weekend has made me feel strangely contented... long may it last!
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