Day 1,432 – Thankful for a Full Day, Bike-Yoga-Bike, Grilled Bacon, Scenic Driving, Blinkers, Soccer & Soccer, and Chick Fil A

How did today seem to fly by so quickly? Oh yeah, that’s right, it was non-stop from start to finish! Sitting here on the couch I might just pretend to blog for a while and really just take some time to sleep with my eyes open as I take in the quiet and calm.

So what am I thankful for today? Hmm… I’ve got a list, it’s been a good day.

Becky had an awesome idea to start the day – bike to yoga, do yoga, and bike home. Getting up and getting moving right away was exactly what I needed. There was a definite calm from yoga outside at the park and it felt so good to just chill while exercising. The bike ride was a great opportunity for Becky and I spend some time shooting the bull, including many stories of “way back in the day.” By the time we got back home I was feeling chill and well grounded.

One of my teammates shared the idea of grilling bacon today and they were 100% correct in how delicious it was. Dang! We might have to do that more often… the bacon didn’t last very long after it came off the grill. If my family had a super power I wound’t be surprised to find out that it was the ability to make one pound of bacon disappear. šŸ˜‰

Gavin had his first soccer game of the season in Waterloo, Iowa. We were very happy with the social distancing and safety measures taken so we headed off to Iowa shortly after the bacon disappeared.

Funny how we often thing of the windy road and the scenic route as both being longer than the shortcut. Today the windy & scenic routes converged (at various times) while becoming the fastest way. It was a cool combo! I’m pretty sure I’ve never been to Waterloo before and the way we took was all new to me after we passed through Deborah. I have to admit it was neat to see some new scenery and a different city like that.

Something else I’m thankful for – though it’s kind of tongue in cheek… I’m glad my parents taught me to use my blinkers when I drive. And in the famous words of Forrest Gump, “and that’s all I have to say about that.”

Watching Gavin’s first games of the season was awesome. He has grown so much in the past year and seeing the physical change out on the field was great. His effort was up, the speed was up, and it was clear that he’s improved quite a bit since last year. I forgot just how much I enjoy watching the boys in their sporting and extra curricular events.

During one of the halftimes we went to a completely empty soccer field. Becky went for a walk and I challenged Dominic to a 1 on 1 game of soccer. This might surprise you, but he won (shocker, right?).It may have only been a few minutes long, but we had a blast – especially when I totally burned him with a couple of sick moves, one that found me misstepping and tripping on the ball. Whoops! At least I scored a goal in the last seconds to make it a respectable 1-2 loss. Spending time with him playing like that was pretty dang awesome!

I’d be remiss to leave out our trip to the drive through of Chick Fil A… ahh..

Thanks!!!

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