4 AM is about as pleasant of a time to wake up as any, right??? Right!
It would have been better to wake up that early to ride or go fishing or something as opposed to catching a flight for work. Darcy sure did not understand why we were getting up so early two days in a row or why she was then supposed to go back to sleep or why she was not going with me. I did not understand that either because how much better would work and meetings and traveling be with your dog!? But, I digress.
Monday and Tuesday were quite the days.
Two meetings, two cities, two states, three pat downs, four flights, and eight…count them all…eight Uber rides in just two days. That is a lot of travel miles and hours. I am getting tired again just thinking about it.
Yesterday had me chasing the sunset so hard that I was literally running away from the sunrise.
But, no matter how fast or how far you run, the sun will always catch up with you. AHA moment.
Might as well slow down and enjoy it, right? See and actually take in all of that which is around you.
Over the past two days I saw many things. I saw joy and unity in some because of the fine sport of baseball. I heard a girl wonder aloud to her mother if her father loved her or not. How he must love her because he bought her things. The mother did not have much to say. I got told by an Uber driver that I should have a husband. I met a nice stranger and had a lovely conversation. He reminded me of someone back home. I traveled safely.
So, yesterday morning I enjoyed my slow and delayed sunrise while flying west (well, northwest to be specific, but you get the idea) and thanked the Lord for my many blessings.
I never did see the sun actually come up!
We made our decent and landed in this lovely, cloudy scene…
Anyway, as you can imagine, I was ready for this when I was on my way home yesterday.
That and the sunrise back in Texas.
Speaking of sunrise…It is somehow the end of Wednesday. Crazy.
Trust me, this is a speaking of which.
This past weekend we had two stunning, chilly (like frost chilly!) sunrises. I spent time basking in the sun. Took many, many photos…as you will soon see. Had the first pit fires of the season. Tackled a few things on the chore list. I rode both of my getting-fuzzier-by-the-day dun horses bareback. Just relaxing, quality time rides. Focusing on nothing really in particular. Just enjoying. Feeling their warmth. A nice change of pace from being constantly on the move before our trip.
A little video with Friday’s pit fire, Lito’s Saturday ride, and Saturday’s pit fire. Make sure you have the volume up! Basically sums up the weekend.
You can always catch this guy taking a nap after breakfast. I get lucky when he is not in his dam’s stall.
Sunday sunrise reflection on the western sky. The steam rising off the pond while the cows have their first big graze of the day.
I can have a second breakfast, right?
Snug as a bug in his rug.
Feeding the cows Sunday morning in the golden light and frosty air.
More basking in the sun! Nothing like the sun on your back on a chilly morning.
Back to real riding work this weekend!
What is going on in your world? What have you seen and taken in around you this week?
I hope each and every one of you are having a fine week so far!
Walk in love, dear readers!