Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Quiet

It's 8:30 a.m. at the coffee shop. I just waved away one son at his school—no kisses for a 10-year-old. Even if it's a drop-dead gorgeous morning I like to start off here, with solitude, the computer, and a tasty cup of mocha. I sit at a counter, keeping a watchful eye on my locked bike. It's also an opportunity to gawk at passersby. I peck away, blogging, researching information for this summer's European outing, organizing and ordering photographs of our kids (my own brand of annual school photo). I while away a couple hours then ride for a bit, doing errands or a loop that'll end at home. I am fortunate to do this twice a week. It's a sweet start to the day.

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  1. Sounds like a lovely morning :) "No kisses for a 10 year old"? Wow...especially since I was gone trucking most of their lives (until December 08),now that I'm the house parent,I kiss em both every morning at the bus stop,teeheehee (Jamie's 15,Nick will be 10 next month) :P

    The Disabled Cyclist

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    1. Yes, I can kiss him at home, but at school in front of his friends? No way.

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    2. LOL,yeah...I settle for a good hug when their firends can see (rolling eyes at them :p)

      The Disabled Cyclist

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  2. It certainly does sound a great start to the day.....

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  3. Quiet is my favorite. Perfect place/way to daydream the France tour and spend any part of a day. Are you planning everything (lodging, food, route) yourselves?

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    1. We'll be planning our own route, renting bikes, and camping. The complication/opportunity is we are also hiking in Switzerland the week before. Bought tickets a week ago. I'll blog about it when we have more definite plans.

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  4. It sounds like a great way to start the day, and your planned bike tour sounds wonderful too!

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  5. That sounds so nice Annie and a wonderful start to a day. Me, I'm always scrabbling around doing everything at the last minute and hopping on the bike to get to work. If does feels good though to be back on the bike and commuting again.

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