Written by cycleguy on May 29th, 2014

Every once in a while I like to put multiple thoughts going through my mind in my blog. This is one of them.

I haven’t been posting very regularly this week. Life has happened and has taken some of that time. Plus I have been trying to evaluate how I spend some of my time and how much of it on the computer. Thanks for the guilt Kari!Β  πŸ™‚Β  Kari has been focusing her latest posts on this subject.

We had a bang up Memorial Day weekend. Our youngest daughter (Janna) and our grandson (Braden) came to spend the weekend. They surprised Jo (who me know anything about that?) on Friday night and stayed until Monday. It was nice to have them. But can you say whirlwind and tired when they left? He is the whirlwind and we are the tired. He and I watched Transformers 3 and Lone Ranger (in spurts since he does it that way).

Jo leaves today (Thursday) with three other ladies for a weekend at Pigeon Forge. Her recent retirement allows her to go and not have to worry about clearing things with the boss (and no that is not me). I will be moping all weekend as I ride my bike. Relax and watch movies. Ride. Wash my truck. Ride. Attend a Campus Life Dessert Fundraiser. Ride. Attend Grant’s grad party. Ride. Sense a pattern here? πŸ˜‰Β  This is Jo’s words to me.

I am reading the Gospels all year for my sermon series called The Great Adventure. I finished Matthew yesterday so I began Mark early. I also read an interesting devo on hypocrisy. I had thought about using it here, but will plan to write about it next week.

I have a special post planned for Sunday night/Monday. Monday night will be another Second Chance story I’m sure will thrill you.

Speaking of riding my bike: I took the time Monday to ride 30 miles. Longest this year. Normally I have time for 20-25. I included lots of hills in this ride. Felt good…at least for awhile. I paid for it later. πŸ™‚ My last two days have been more normal 21 & 20. Today is a no-ride day. Gotta give these 61 y/o muscles a chance to recover. I also think maybe Chinese for lunch with Ryan. Yeah, sacrifice.

Tami (our oldest) went to see the Braves (cough cough or is that gag gag) this past weekend. Can you imagine watching that minor league team over coming to see us?

Just a bit of a sad heart today as well. Can’t say why but would appreciate your prayers on it.

I’ve meandered enough. My weekend will be busy (as you already know) so this will be it until Sunday night. Have a great weekend. Check out my other blog for sermon information.


27 Comments so far ↓

  1. Kari Scare says:

    You made me smile, Bill. Glad to be the bearer of guilt… I think πŸ˜‰ But, go you with the “Relax and watch movies. Ride. Wash my truck. Ride. Attend a Campus Life Dessert Fundraiser. Ride. Attend Grant’s grad party. Ride.” Sounds like you’re spending time away from your computer (and phone, too, right?) Now, don’t you feel better? Seriously, thanks for the mention. I’m humbled that my words are having an impact. Keep me posted on the progress.

    • cycleguy says:

      Glad you feel guilty but smiled while at it. πŸ™‚ As for the phone…as a pastor I have to have the phone with me, but I don’t use it to search the net. While riding I have it in my pocket for emergencies (mine or someone else). Sometimes when I stop for a break i will put on a YouTube video to listen to. πŸ™‚ But definitely less computer time. I may be too tired to mess with it.

      • Kari Scare says:

        So, do you even have time (even just 5 minutes) when you don’t have your phone with you? Just curious πŸ˜‰ Really, it’s about doing small things that add up over time to make a big difference. So, simply doing less computer time is adding up to make a big difference, I’m sure.

        • cycleguy says:

          i don’t take my phone into the shower. Does that count? πŸ™‚ Or when I’m cutting grass. I have used it a time or two while riding for emergencies (like a blown tire). I do leave it on my desk during worship and never check it till afterwards, not even in between.

          • Kari Scare says:

            See, small things that add up. Now, the question is, do you feel you want more time away from it. How much of what you receive couldn’t wait 5, 10 30 minutes? This are just the questions I have to ask myself, so I thought I’d throw them out there for you too.

  2. Daniel says:

    Hope your weekend is outstanding and brings you pleasure, joy, and excitement.

  3. Great hearing what you’re up to! Sounds like you’re going to be doing some riding. Lol I will pray for your mood if you pray for mine. It’s a primary attack point of the enemy, isn’t it? So glad you got to enjoy your grand baby. Word of advice: videotape him often!

    My oldest baby just graduated from high school. I have been watching videos of him from babyhood on. How unbelievably blessed we are!

    • cycleguy says:

      Good to hear from you also Melanie. I try to make it over to psychowith6 from time to time, but often forget. (Chalk that up to age). Braden is almost 8 and his picture taking days are about over according to him. πŸ™‚ He lives 4 hours away so we treasure our time together. And yes, we are blessed.

  4. That’s quite the trail of wanderings there. πŸ™‚ Per one of your last points, I’ll be praying for you. Blessings to you, Bill.

  5. floyd says:

    Wow. Felt like I was on the bike ride with you, we didn’t miss much! Enjoy your weekend, Bill. I’m praying for you and yours, brother.

    • cycleguy says:

      Thanks Floyd. Wish I had a riding partner these days.

      • floyd says:

        I’d give it a go if I were there, Bill. Couldn’t keep up, but I’d try.

        • cycleguy says:

          Bet you could with a little riding. I’m an old man now and have slowed down some.:) I’d love to have you try though. We may talk more than ride I suspect.

          • floyd says:

            It’s not my strong suit… and yeah, I’d ride through the gauntlet to get a chance to talk with you, Bill. I’m thinking life is short, and we might just have to figure out a way to make that happen on this side of the curtain. Maybe we could even skip the punishing and humiliating me on the bike part…

  6. linda says:

    I will take good care of her and will try to stay out of too much trouble.

  7. Jo is going to only be 15 miles from where I live

  8. Betty Draper says:

    I treat sadness with a funny movie and chocolate, the only effort I need to excerpt is laughing and bringing chocolate to my mouth. It does not work for all sadness but it’s worth a try.
    Seriously thinking about getting a three speed bike for exercise and they tell me it’s easier on the hips joints then walking. Any suggestions on which kind to buy on my limited budget?

    • cycleguy says:

      This sadness cannot be treated that way. πŸ™ I would get what is called a hybrid or a cruiser (the old kind with bigger handle bars). I would also stay away from WalMart and department stores when buying bikes.

  9. Sorry for the sad heart weekend, Bill. May that get better, whatever it is.

    Glad that your Jo could have a great time out with some friends, and you all had a wonderful time with family before that.

    Re your comment on my post “No Cosmic Carnival Bell,” the subtle, creeping kind… yes, I agree. And it’s so easy for me to miss, if I’m not careful.

    Jennifer Dougan

  10. Mike says:

    It’s been a while since I’ve been by. Sounds like your life has been very busy. I feel guilty that I haven’t written anything in two months. Life has happened to me as well, and I have gotten to a place where I hardly have a day or evening where I don’t have to be somewhere. I think I need to slow my life down and simplify things.