All this week I have felt wiped out. I don’t know if it was allergies, or being out of shape, going back on some of my meds, or what; but I have been half asleep on my feet since Monday.

This morning I got out of bed at 9:30 and felt much, much better. What a luxury to be able to stay in bed that long. Now if I can just force myself to stick to a decent schedule, I should be able to stay current on my sleep.

After some coffee and a breakfast bar, I applied all the necessary creams and unctions for 10 mile ride down to the Yarn Barn. (Relax, I’m talking about sunblock. Mostly.) It occurred to me that I really love the smell of sun screen. I have always associated it with early morning bike rides, a setting which to me is the essence of optimism and hope. The bike rides that I go out for are not physically easy affairs. It takes determiniation to get up early and go out for a fifty mile spin, even if it does have route support. So every time I find myself in a clutch of like-minded, Lycra-clad, crazy-eyed, sunblock-lathered cyclists, I feel really good. Those are people that I admire, and the fact that I can be part of the group makes me feel elated.

So, anyway, I like the smell of sunscreen. It was wafting into my nostrils as I rode South to The Yarn Barn, where I got to see many of my knitting friends, and where my needles clickty-clacked for about four hours as I worked on CDS:


It’s finally looking sweater-like! I’m so happy with this! I should have it done just in time for the 4th of July weekend. Oh, the irony. Happy Summer, kiddo! Here’s a sweater! :-)

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  1. Daphne Says:

    I have to second the color choice. :) And you must knit at a fierce speed to get that much done. :) Now you just need to try spinning..haha. 😉

  2. Sheryl Says:

    David, I thought Kelly might be interested in this petition about restoring international family planning funds:

    I emailed this to you, but it bounced with a reason of: Status: 5.2.2 (Over quota)

  3. David Says:

    Thanks! Chris picked it out – his daughter likes purple.

    I guess my movie list is a little grim, eh? Never fear – this weekend I’m going to be around my three nephews, so we’ll be watching stuff like Lilo & Stitch and various Muppet movies. Good, cheery stuff. :-)

  4. Katxena Says:

    I love that color!

  5. michelle Says:

    You seem to be watching some dark and obscure movies lately. I’m glad your posts are relatively optimistic or I’d start to worry about you. :)

  6. Lisa in NJ Says:

    CDS is looking great, and what a lovely color…you must knit as fast as you ride to have gotten so much done at the Yarn Barn! Happy Monday!