Jo: “How is it going for you the first day back?”
Me: “I’m trying to find my mojo.”
After being gone for a little over a week, getting back into a routine is a little tough.
FIRST THINGS FIRST THOUGH!
A huge, huge, huge (did I say huge) thank you to all my guest writers:
You guys did an absolutely phenomenal job filling in for me. Even though I did not comment, I kept up with the discussions. I loved the interaction. Thank you soooo much for filling in so adequately for me.
It was a rather eventful vacation. In some ways, it was fantastic. I had the opportunity to spend a week without church business crowding out my time with Jo and my family. My six-year old grandson had unlimited energy and an uncanny knack for making me/us laugh. We played baseball, miniature golf, baseball, saw Iron Man in 3-D, baseball, ate, baseball, bowled, and did I say played baseball? He goes from the time he wakes up to the time he goes to sleep. I had to come home to rest. I think he might have even beat his Aunt Tami at miniature golf and possibly bowling. The dude is partial to chicken. I’m surprised he doesn’t have feathers growing out of his arms and back. He is also a walking Reds encyclopedia which fries this Pirates fan. I also got to see my niece’s 8 month old daughter for the first time. Visit with my sister-in-law. Ride bikes with my son-in-law. AND DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING HAVING TO DO WITH WORK.
In some ways, it was also the vacation from you-know-where. I took my bike thoroughly looking forward to riding with my son-in-law on Sunday and then riding each day for 2 hours or so on flat land. Monday, on the way to my sister-in-law’s, my bike rack malfunctioned and my bike was destroyed. I am 6’5″ and ride a 64cm bike. It is the last production bike made before a custom one. When I got mine in January of 2010 it was the last one in the country. It was in California. This is June…the height of cycling season. Guess what is not available? So, I am looking at a non-cycling summer, unless God performs a miracle somehow. There were several other not-so-good things happen that sort of put a damper on the week (temporarily).
I can’t complain though. I got to spend time with my favorite people on the planet, and had fun doing it.
Now all I gotta do is find my mojo. I know I put it here somewhere.
Do you have any vacation plans? Tell me about them.
Late arrival: After writing and posting this, I received word back from the rack manufacturer. Not only are they going to provide me with a new rack of another kind, but they are also going to cut me a check for the full purchase price of the bike. Thank you Thule. My bike shop guy (J’s in Terre Haute) also found me a bike that I will be able to pay cash for.