Well, it’s been evident that I’ve been slacking on my blog posts. It’s amazing how I can think of my life and it seems like I have nothing to do and then all of a sudden my day is filled to the brim. I haven’t had one second of time to blog… Actually, that isn’t exactly true. I found and hour here and there, but have spent it playing on Facebook, stumbling on the Internet, or watching Downton Abby. If I had the opportunity I might just spend my days watching Netflix, but in all reality, I am lucky to find a spare hour. But here I am ready to give you some much needed updates.
Let me first start with an amazing gift that I received from an anonymous altruist (kids look it up, if you email me the definition then I might be able to send you a special treat). Back in February I wrote a post referencing Lance Armstrong and how I needed a new biking role model https://lovetheowens.wordpress.com/2013/02/11/jessie-jessie-jessie/. As a result I got a perfectly wrapped present with a signed Greg LeMond jersey! For those of you living in a cave he is a three-time winner of the Tour de France. Currently he is the only American to have won the tour and has contributed a number of technological advances into the cycling world, including aero handlebars and carbon fiber bicycle frames. I am so honored by this gift and I have it hanging on my wall where I can see and be inspired by every day. Thank you.
“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another”- Walter Elliott. I could not think of a better way to describe what I believe helped me through life. All my best, Greg LeMond
Socially, I have been able to do a few more things too. I’ve gone over to a friend’s house and had a delicious homemade dinner. Dang! I miss real food! We ate, chatted, and sipped on pear cider – and said a toast to my mom. Pear cider was her favorite and on our special mother-daughter trip to Scotland last summer we found a true love for the beverage, the country, and each other. Dinner was fun. It made me feel normal and appreciate some of the small things that I’ve missed out on.
In other news, I have officially gotten my neck brace off! I think we talked about it earlier, but I hated that thing so much that it is worth another mention! Can you imagine wearing that torture device for three months? Heck no! In all honesty, I really had been taking it off quite often before the official okay. But still, it was nice to be rid of that thing.
I know we have been slacking on the blog for a bit, but I have some good news coming up in the next few days that you should be on the lookout for.
I am such a tease. 🙂
Keep on keeping on