Day’s Verse:
Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.
Ephesians 5:15-17
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Shy DinoWell, this weekend didn’t go anything like I expected. I expected:

– 50-Mile bike ride around Harvard
– Clean up the apartment
– Help Ian make Snow on the Mountain
– Nap
– Dinner with Adrian Sheldon and his family

– Get up at 6:00 and leave for church at 7:30 (Ian did slides; I anticipated reading, napping, or generally waiting around until 10:30)
– Church
– 50-Mile bike ride around Fitchburg again
– Nap
– Dinner with Natick relatives

Saturday morning, however, I woke up with a nasty headache, sore throat, and runny nose — a sneaky spring cold had sprung itself upon me! I agonized and debated both Saturday and Sunday, because I could have done stuff if I really had to, but all I really wanted to do was sleep, take a bath, blow my nose, and generally rest. Plus Saturday was 39°F and rainy with 15- to 20-mph winds (Sunday was clear, but 20-mph steady winds with gustier gusts), which drastically lowered my enthusiasm for dragging myself out on a bike while sick. So my weekend ended up:

– Clean apartment
– Nap
– Prepare Snow on the Mountain (I did all the work)
– Rest/nap
– Dinner with Adrian Sheldon and his family

– Stay home and doze/rest until 10:30
– Watch Easter service online
– Nap
– Hot soaky bath
– Read Chapter 8 of Stranger on the Road to Emmaus aloud (Ian did the reading, and he also kept getting outraged at what the author said, which I can understand — I tend to have that reaction to this book fairly often, too)
– Bed

At least I got my napping in as planned.

I rode to work this morning and was very glad I had not done either of my planned 50-mile weekend rides. I had agonized over whether to go out or not, but finally decided not to both days. Good thing; by the time I got to work I felt completely exhausted, far beyond what I expected. I might have made it 50 miles, but odds are it would have left me completely exhausted and with a weakened immune system.

PS – Yes, I know, the picture has nothing to do with the post. I just felt like something cute.

KF quality

One thought on “Spring Cold

  1. Actually, the picture matches the post well – it looks like a cute little critter preparing to take a nap!

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