If my last entry left some of you on the edge of your seats wondering if I survived my Monday, worry no more. Here I am. Barely.
OK, that is an exaggeration. I am totally here.
Yesterday I had a bit of a brain explosion due to the fact that I realized that my next two weeks are going to be a bit busier than I had anticipated. With visitors rolling in from out of town to my epic trek up to Fargo for the Hallinglag where I will be hanging out with a bunch of old Norwegians, it is sure to be exciting.
The factor which really complicates everything is school. No, the course work is not overwhelming and I am certain that I will be able to complete it in a satisfactory manner. It's just that having class twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays really messes with my attempts to spend time at both my parents' house and my own place. So maybe Lena complicates things a bit as well, but in a good way.
Grrr. I just spent some time outlining the intricacies of my upcoming schedule before I realized that it was incredibly boring. Instead, I will keep it brief. There are going to be a TON of people passing through my parents' house in the next couple of weeks. From relatives to friends to dogs, it is sure to be a bit chaotic. But fun, always fun.
I think that I may need to utilize this blog space to ask you readers once again to be my Accountabilibuddies. This weekend is looking to be a pretty quiet one for me. The calm before the storm, if you will. I would really like for the weather to be decent. Not just because it is nice to have sunshine and not rain, but because I think it is time to use my new bike. It is sitting in the garage, looking all pretty and awesome, but it really needs to be taken out on a big journey.
No, not across the state or anything. Just maybe up to Lake Harriet. Or Lake Calhoun. I am always a bit torn about it because it means that my dog cannot accompany me. I did find some really funny dog trailer carriers at the bike shop, but I struggle with the purpose of such a device. Essentially it is like one of those kid carrier trailers, but smaller.
While it could be useful for someone traveling with their dog, I cannot see the point of encasing a wildly energetic terrier mix in one for what would surely be a frustrating and frightening ride around the neighborhood. It certainly wouldn't give her any exercise which in turn really doesn't soothe my concern over the fact that a bikeride excludes her participation.
So I guess that the solution is to do both a walk and a ride. Take Lena out for a stroll and then go off on my own to give my bike some exercise. I guess that is a double benefit for me. I just hope my motivation holds, which brings me back to you, dear readers. Now that I have told you my intentions, I have more determination to actually follow through for fear of disappointing you. Right? Right.