Life’s Too Short

Hello everyone!

Yes, an extra post coming in. After talking with a dear friend last night, I felt compelled to write this.

We talked about how we take family and friends for granted and don’t keep in touch with them as much as we should. We don’t let them know how much we appreciate them. Then one day, they are gone from this earth. It still hurts knowing that I haven’t taken the effort to keep in contact with my circle of loved ones more often.

Life’s too short to take things for granted.

If you have been meaning to call someone but time just slides by, make it a point to make that phone call. And I mean CALL. No texting or emailing. If possible, visit them at their home or get together somewhere.

You will be happy you did.


Back in the Routine (sort of)

Hello everyone!

Just want you to know that I am working on articles to post every other Wednesday morning, starting this Wednesday. Hopefully I will be able to maintain that with being busy of still trying to catch up with things around here. Traveling is great, but it sure creates a set-back at home.

My posts will start with alternating about Costa Rica in general (not necessarily about biking there) and recipes. The one for this Wednesday will be on Costa Rica. When I put something else in place of Costa Rica, one post a month will still be a recipe.

Looking forward to reading your posts again!


Surprise Costa Rica Trip

Hi Everyone!

Last time I posted, I mentioned that I would schedule in some posts because things would be crazy busy with work. Then I checked my first post to make sure it was on because I never tried the scheduling thing before. Since I was online at that point, I decided to read a few posts from the few who “liked” that one post. Haven’t been on since, until now.

Anyway, the time did start out with long work hours. Then about a week after my first scheduled post, Bob and I were on our way to Costa Rica with a surprise trip he planned. Bike-packing as usual.  It we weren’t able to keep a couple bikes at a friend’s house, return trips would not happen.

Got back home late last night. Now that we are back, I will catch up on reading everyone else’s posts who hit “likes” on my posts. Thank you to everyone that did!


Where Did Time Go?

Hi Everyone!

An “off-schedule” day to let you know that I am still here. Life got so busy I didn’t realize how much time went by since I last posted! At least I managed to read a post or two.

Since my days will still crazy-busy, I will schedule in some posts. They will be a variety of things since I have no bicycle articles to post at the present.

Thank you to my followers and regular readers for hanging in there with me.

In the meantime, have a great remaining winter. Or is it spring? With the wide-spread insane winter this year, who knows what season it is anymore?




2019 Resolutions

As the end of 2018 approached, I wondered if I should even make a list of new year resolutions. Somewhere along the way, I fail, then start again, then fail again before the end of the year. This happens even though I made it through the so-called 21 or 28 days it takes to form a new habit or break an old one.

In doing some recent research, I learned that it takes a MINIMUM of 21 days for most people to form or break a habit. According to The Guardian (and other sites), it takes 18 to 66 days and some even take up to 245 days. Whew! I was beginning to think that there was something wrong with me that I could not stick to something new that I started.

I also saw an interview on the subject a couple days ago. The person (I didn’t catch the name) said that motivation is not enough; it is only the surface. A person needs to be dedicated. That means to push yourself to keep going even though you don’t feel motivated anymore. An article on Revolutionary Lifestyle Design basically says the same thing.

Okay – I do that with activities I enjoy. There are times I don’t feel like biking or hiking, but I get out there anyway. With that perspective in mind, this will be the year I finally accomplish my resolutions.

Here’s to 2019 for success to everyone. Cheers!