Robert (gurdonark) wrote,

5 past closing

This weekend I set my tasks up simply: to work, to hike in nature, to bike and to rest. This approach worked out well. Today I rode my new bicycle around Glendover Pond a number of times, finding it easy going. The coaster brakes remind me of childhood. The seven speeds provide just enough ratio to let me peddle up modest inclines without undue effort.

A friend of mine in another place noted that she had gotten a green bicycle. I looked down at my bike as I rode, and noticed it was green, too. I don't know why its color never presented itself to me before that moment.

I rented a 2 dollar pay-per-view of "Tuck Everlasting". I had never seen this movie nor read the book before. It is unlike me to rent a movie of a book I had meant to read, because I can count on one hand the number of movies better than their source book(s). But I enjoyed the movie nonetheless. I like watching movies at home because they can be divided into small portions.

I went to church this morning, where the sermon quoted from John Wesley's famous quote "“Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, to all the souls you can, in every place you can, at all the times you can, with all the zeal you can, as long as ever you can". This always seemed like a good aspiration to me, albeit an aspiration as to which I fall very short. I found that the church was collected school supplies for the local homeless organization. This afternoon I stopped by the Big Lots, bought five backpacks, and dropped them off.
The discount backpacks included some very cool-looking numbers, though I confess I am anything but an arbiter of cool.

I had a pleasant surprise at Weight Watchers. After being on a plateau for some weeks, I lost 4.8 pounds.
This brought me over halfway to my goal, though, in fact, if I read 10 pounds above my technical goal, I will be reasonably content.

I ate cheese pizza at the market square grocery tonight, abandoning my original plan to crock pot some vegetables. I perhaps should have had one slice rather than two. I strolled to the Borders chain bookstore next door, which is having its closing sale. Many books remained, with impressive discounts. Before I chose anything, a helpful and polite staff member let me know that the store had been closed for 5 minutes. I had been oblivious, apparently, to the announcements. I apologized and made my way out. I will return during regular hours. I am trying to move to e-books for my ordinary reading for clutter reasons, but make an exception for guides about birds or spiders or fish that are best in a tangible form.

I got an e-mail about an imminent exciting possibility, which, like all creative things, is best elaborated upon when it comes to pass. Tonight I will content myself with laundry, housework, and rest to face tomorrow.

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