Pebbles got up early (for her) on Saturday and we headed back to here. Pebbles loved the ride as well, except that the wind was horrible on Saturday - we almost got blown into the river a couple of times. After returning from the ride, we dropped Inez off at the bike shop for some re-tooling of her own.
I bought proper biking shoes, platform pedals (the LBS dude called them "training wheels" - what a way to make me come back there and spend more of my dollars guy), Shimano pedals, a computer for this bike, and Inez got her complimentary, but belated, new bike tune-up. She had to spend the night at the LBS, as we couldn't wait for her, as I had my comedy workshop again, so I went back and picked her up when the shop opened on Sunday.
The new workshop group was great. It appears to be a really supportive and creative group - most are out actually performing, either professionally or at open mike nights - and they are really funny and good. I wish big things for them. I talked myself out of going out to Garland to see three of them perform on Saturday night and upon reflection, I should have done it. I just didn't want to be so tired on Sunday from being out late.
And speaking of Sunday - I need to re-tool my Sundays - they have become pretty hard for me recently - and I need to do a better job of planning activities to get me out of my own head. It doesn't help that I woke up at 2:30 am and could not get back to sleep. I do better when I schedule a group meditation, sitting with the Buddhists or a bike ride to start the day - it's time to get back to it. If I have a lousy Sunday, it seems I start Monday in the "hole", so to speak. I managed to work my way out of it and through it today by doing all the things that I KNOW work for me, but in the throws of a low, can't seem to make myself do. So, I'm back at it today.
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. Re-tool.