Which is no excuse, but the only one I've got right now. I probably need to reprioritise my life a bit.
So what have I been doing for the roughly two weeks I've been silent? Working, which is pretty much being a grown up trapped in a child's world. There's all the fun but with the adult foresight of the dangers. I pretty much have to balance my desire to wrap them in bubble wrap and duct tape them to a wall for safety with the understanding that if they don't do all these stupid things they'll have to stay taped to the wall for life. So I only step in when there's the possibility of bleeding or broken things, or when values need reinforcing.
It helps to remember that they aren't mine.
I haven't been riding as much as I like, mostly because about the only part of life I actively worry about is getting stranded out in the middle of nowhere when I ride alone. I do make my mad dashes across town on the city bike to and from work so I'm basically doing wind sprints for an hour every day. That's gotta count for something.
|We also went to IKEA again for Midsummer.|
I went to a 4th of July BBQ at one of my client's homes and spent an evening surrounded by American women and their Italian families. It was a taste of "the old country" if you will, with all the right foods but without the closeness that comes from celebrating with good friends and family. Of course I've only been here a few years and in time I may appreciate these celebrations more. I guess we'll have to wait and see.
That's about it. Nothing too exciting really. I do think that excitement often gets in the way. I'm trying to remember that living in the moment means leaving the past in the past and the future somewhere ahead. That living in the moment means paying attention to everything in that moment: sights, sounds, smells, tastes and what I'm feeling as those senses are awakened. It's too easy to feel busy and rush through things to arrive at some imagined moment that never seems to come.