I was on my bicycle. A very warm day. Rounded a curve and there they were, young, maybe three or four inch spikes! Nifty. Bounding off to my right and into invisibility.
Earlier in the week, I saw a different type of hawk near where I live. Much smaller than the red-shouldereds. I know it's a common type of hawk, but I haven't had time to google it.
Been verra verra busy.
High school reunion a couple weeks ago; I got food poisoning (worst sickness I've had in years-blargh) the day before, and ran out of steam fairly early during the reunion. OTOH, had a really good reconnection with the friend I was staying with (we were high school friends, and went to the same college), which was great. I really liked her family as well; it was great to be that comfortable in such dire straits. ;-)
The universe has seen fit to provide me with a wonderful cumulative personalized riding course since I got the new motorcycle; this workshop, that ride, another workshop, another ride... My skills have distinctly improved. It's exciting.
Last weekend was Leather Levi Weekend
. Had a very long ride up; educational, as noted. As well as very hot and very cold and very beautiful; redwoods, gravel, ocean, curvy hills. I was camped with three other folks in the upper meadow; we even had a 'living room'. Where I did some shaving... And nearby shaded camp sites to play in when not in a fisting tent, the pool, or other happy place. I also got asked to lead the flag ceremony, and carry the American flag, which was very cool. Conspired with a club mate to make sure SCCLA
colors were presented. Whatever the state of the club, my heart is still attached to it. And to my primary camp mate. Lucky me!
I am feeling very grateful.
Work is crazy busy. I asked for, and got, a little raise. I think I'm a manager now.... And: Kaiser and three times a charm (in the TMI department): I have a date for a full hysterectomy. Not been a real joy getting there, but I'm there!
This weekend is gay rodeo. Yea for getting to drop by a time or two. Thanks bovil