I rode 120 miles today. It felt great.
Then I woke up.
I needed a day off the bike and the couch was the right place to spent it.
In the morning I went for my annual dermatologist appointment. The doctor froze three pre-cancerous lesions from my face. This is the price I pay for any Anglo-Irish heritage and spending so much time running and riding and hiking in the sun.
After that I spent a couple of hours reading and meditating. Then I went to the dentists where I had a filling in one of my few remaining virgin teeth. Once I saw the novocaine needle I tensed up. My hands were fists. I used meditation/breathing techniques and I relaxed through the entire procedure. No pain. I truly hate going to the dentist.
I planned on going for a ride but the wind was blowing and it was cold and I was feeling all rubbery in my face so I sat down and promptly fell sound asleep. I dreamed of warm summer days and riding The Mule across the prairie. Oh, give me land, lots of land under starry skies above….
I get next week off from medical madness. Then it’s two more weeks of scans and visits to all four doctors including my annual physical. I imagine these visits will spawn more visits. And scans.
Pitchers and catchers report to spring training in 20 days.
In Baseball Speramus.
Quiz note: There is still no winner to the Cereal Quilter quiz. Why would my quilter wife need me to eat more breakfast cereal?
6 thoughts on “Long Ride, Pleasant Dreams”
She’s collecting box tops for….something?
Or she’s taken to sewing pieces of colorful cardboard together?
Nope, but you’re getting warm
She uses the cereal boxes to store quilting magazines.
She uses the cereal boxes as shipping containers to send quilts to sick kids (my best guess).
She wants to make jokes about her husband being a “cereal” killer, and the quilting was a red herring.
Nope, nope, nope
For the Mariners, based on the projected rotation, it will be Playoff hiatus ad infinitum, god love’em