Friday, 31 August 2018

Remember Me?

Hello - hello?

Looks like everyone has disappeared. Sometimes that's the way it goes. I disappeared too. Vanished into thin air. Lived life to it's fullest and will continue to do so. That means I never stopped writing only my writing took on other forms and venues. This morning, for no specific reason I can think of, I opened this blog page, sat down and let my fingers have their say.

Feels a little strange actually. In fact I'm surprised I could figure out how to get back in here at all after such a long sojourn. Took a few minutes to look things over but not long. It's like riding a bike I guess. Once you've done it and enjoyed it, it stays with you and it's just a matter of going through the motions.

Speaking of riding a bike. I haven't done much of that lately. It's too windy, too cold, too rainy, I'm too busy or not home. That's all about to change. I'm preparing to set out on a 4 or 5 day biking adventure. Yippee! Whoohoo! I can feel my insides churning with anticipation and excitement already.

I have no doubt my body will have a love hate relationship with me for a while. My spirit will be flying high on nature endorphins. My sense of connection and belonging, which I thrive on, will be activated and in full swing.  Nurtured, is what I will be. Smiling from the inside out as I drink it all in.

Hopefully I can store the bounty I will receive in a place where I can easily draw on it to help carry me through the winter months that are slowly sneaking up on us. Not that I mind winter. Not the first 2 weeks anyway. After that I'm pretty much done and ready to move on. I like movement and change. It keeps me on my toes. Keeps me alive and well.

I'm heading to the Okanagan in BC. It's a long trip but I know it will be well worth it. It was questionable if the bike ride would go ahead at all with all the fires and smoke situation up there but things are more favorable now and yesterday it was decided it's a go. My sister Diane is spear heading it. She's awesome at organizing these and getting them off the ground. We will likely be 4 or 5 women on this one.

This year our rides will be somewhat less challenging than usual since we won't be in the middle of the forest facing the many obstacles and surprises we can run into in the course of a day. The plan so far, is for a ride around the perimeter of Woods Lake. A ride on the KVR (Kettle Valley Rail bed) which takes us across all the Railway Trestles. Another ride from Oyama to Vernon and one from Penticton to Okanagan Falls. Oh the beauty! It's enough to get drunk on. I'm living on a heart of gratitude each and everyday.

Now, if I can only remember how to sign out of here........