September flipped a switch. Just two weeks ago we had a steady stream of 75 degree days. Suddenly, we are in Fall. Summer ended by slamming its door shut.
When I began packing for this move at the end of August, I hustled all my fall and winter clothes into boxes. You saw the photo of my living room. My brother, up for the weekend to help me (for the third time), and I had to pull apart those stacks to find the box labeled Fall Clothes, no easy feat. It's freakin' cold out already and I hadn't a sweater in sight.
Today it was in the low 60's. Warm enough for both me and Oliver, so we got on our bikes and hit the trail. Nearby there is a bike trail that takes us all the way down to the lakefront, ending near our favorite coffee shop. We got a late start, and we haven't done a lot of "training" this summer, so we only went for a 3 mile ride.
The fresh air and endorphins worked in my favor. The dark clouds parted way for sunshine and finally peace. No stress. No angst. No sadness. Even some healthy thoughts about how I deserve better and "he" wasn't all that great anyway.
I am guessing there will be more days like yesterday, but I'm hoping for more days like the second part of this one.
Only a few more days left in this house. We're bare bones here, but there seems to be so much to do yet. We move Saturday (my friends come to get the boxes); the movers on Monday. I'm crazy busy with work too. This should be an interesting week.
I love the fall weather although in Miami it's not at all what it's like everywhere else. Definitely beautiful time of year though. Enjoy it!ReplyDelete
Fall IS beautiful here; just that it came so suddenly! I wasn't over with summer yet... altho I missed a large part of the summer due to what I was going thru. Shit hit the fan 4th of July weekend kind of sort of, and everything went downhill from there. Just when warmer weather surrounded us.Delete
Good to see you out and about, enjoying time with your son. This is what he will remember; plus you show him that you are able to be with him and function, even when you are going thru a hard time. I'm sure he picks up on your struggles. What an example to him!ReplyDelete
I know there will be ups and downs... good to relish in the ups when they come.
Thanks. It took effort, but the reward was really good.Delete
That is a STRAIGHT bike trail. We don't have many straight roads or trails around here. There's almost nothing better than a bike trip that ends at a sweet treat at a coffee shop. I am applauding you being able to get up and out in spite of the cold (it's chilly here too, and I am NOT going biking!), the packing, and everything else.ReplyDelete
Straight as an arrow!Delete
Thanks for the applaud. It wasn't too cold. It was more about missing the Packers' 2nd quarter..... and moving my unmotivated body. THOSE were the hard challenges. It was really a beautiful day and even Oliver didn't wear a jacket.
Moving when you just want to be under the covers and hide from the world is the second hardest thing to do for me. The first hardest, the one I have not been able to do hardly at all, is to have a positive attitude. I'm trying tho! When I do say positive things, it's as if I'm wearing the shoe on the wrong foot. It doesn't seem to fit. But I keep hearing the same message: speak positive words and your attitude will change.
Good luck with your move! And there is NOTHING like bicycling to better your mood. No matter how overwhelmed or depressed I feel, the minute I am on that bike seat, I feel temporarily better.ReplyDelete