Wednesday, August 30, 2006

the way to beat high gas prices!

fall is in the air ... but i hope to keep going for bike rides for atleast another month ... 6 weeks maybe? hope hope hope ... it has been great to just get on my bike and go to my aunt's for coffee, then bicycle back ... or get on the bike and ride into town to check our mail ... the small pleasures equal great enjoyment to me ... not to mention good exercise ... *grin*

this pic was taken today ... i'm wearing a very windy hair dooh ... it was super hard to peddle against the wind - though my heart probably thanked me for it!

and still no condo to buy - but i am going to just enjoy september ... regardless!

" ... thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee. Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name. My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips: When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches. Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice. My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me ..." Psalm 63: 3-8

14 comments:

Terry said...

Oh Boy!!! Saija! You are so nice and skinny!!
You better visit your friend Julie's site and see what she can do about putting a little fat on to you bones!!Ha!!

It must be so nice riding those flat prairies! Bernie and I really enjoyed it by motorcycle...

Gas went down about 20 cents a litre this week in Ontario. Did it go down in Manitoba?

As usual, your verse hits the spot Saija!!....Love Terry

Saija said...

terry ... ya the prairies are nice to bike! not as many hills as in Ontario ... and our gas prices haven't dropped as fast as yours - just a wee bit! blessings on the rest of your week!

Ginger said...

You look like you're having a LOAD of fun! I'm hoping to get outside and get some good exercise, too, this weekend. :)

Sabine said...

About 25 years ago, we used to sing the first 2 lines of the section of the Psalm you quoted, in church. The melody came right back to me as I read it.

I am glad you are not letting your housing problems rob you of your joy in the Lord, dear Saija.

Debra said...

Thanks for inspiring me to get back on my own bike! You look really cute, windblown and all.... heh.... :) (And thanks for your comment at my blog--are you sure you can't just move to my town into a cute little cottage? I would so loooove to have you here!) Blessings, Debra

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

Wish that I could ride a bike again. this pain that I have will not let me ride anymore. Have fun for me. It was always a lot of fun...You look good. I want to look like that someday. I am still trying...

Saija said...

ginger ... i really am having fun ... i love to feel the wind through my hair as my little legs peddle as fast as i can ... *laughing* at my own mental image! blessings on your weekend!

sabine ... yes, i sang the first 2 lines as well ... i love the choruses that were inspired by the psalms ... they are balm to my soul ... *hugs* to you, dear one ...

debra ... i know - i would love to be your neighbour, living in a little cottage - going for bike rides and walks - sharing our experiences, encouraging each other in the faith! but wait a minute! some of that we do through blogging and e-mail - our Lord is a loving God who has allowed so many of us to "meet and fellowship" through our computers! isn't that cool!!!! blessings right backatcha!

sandy ... i will have fun for you - as i try to have fun for leo as well, and bring joy to his world of 24/7 pain ... sounds impossible, i know - but sometimes it is doable ... joy & fun can be infectious ... it's a type of "infection" i hope to pass along! ... may our Lord give you comfort ... blessings ...

Maggie Ann said...

You look like you are in tip-top shape and having a great time! I'm glad for you...I feel like a couch potatoe..I confess. Last night I couldn't sleep so got up at 1 in the morning and listened to Fox news and embroidered till 3 am. Better go post...*hugs*

Catherine said...

You look great! I'm hoping we'll get some fall weather in Texas before too much longer -- we're still in the triple-digit heat over here.

Saija said...

catherine ... triple digit doesn't sound like much fun! yikes ... hope it cools down soon ...

Saija said...

maggie ann ... oops, i didn't see you there last night ... and looks can be deceiving!! i am trying to get into better shape - health wise - for cardio etc ... and since i started to ride my bike, everytime i go for a spin, i can ride further and further! i'm loving it!

Catherine said...

I *think* we're done with the triple digits now. We actually had a rather cool, drizzly day today, which was wonderful! Unfortunately, we're supposed to be back in the upper 90s in two or three days. Ugh.

Congrats on your bike riding for health! My bike is a stationary -- not the real thing -- but I had the same experience -- when I first got it I could barely last for five minutes, but every time, I went a little bit further than the last. It's a great form of exercise! I have a friend who has ridden a bike every day for decades. He turned 50 this year, but he's got the body of a 20-year-old!

Saija said...

catherine ... hoping along with you for cooler temps in your area! we are supposed to hit 85 today - which is warm for the prairies at this time of year ... but soon it will be 70's and lower for highs ... and, stationary bikes are great ways to do a couple of things at the same time! i find the real biking takes too much concentration - no multi-tasking involed!

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