This morning was an absolute ripper, with a fantastic full moon setting on the ride upstream and the rising sun resplendent in its glory as it came up over the Tama River when heading downstream.
In-between, mists formed over the river, making it feel like I was cycling above the clouds at times.
It was truly breathtaking, yet again.
The day was also reasonably pleasant, cool rather than cold.
It was truly a morning to savor.
Of course, things are never that easy.
I woke in the middle of the night, full of anxiety and fear yet again.
I’m in trouble at work, with a harassing boss and fear-filled performance that is further fueling that badgering from above.
What’s worse, Kangaeroo Mum and Kangaeroo Father-in-Law are both ailing, and we have been warned to prepare for the worse.
Everything seems to be falling apart today.
Despite waking early, I kept messing up preparations and ended up leaving home later than usual.
I also rode slower than normal, though there was nothing in the conditions to have caused this: in fact, it was perfect for cycling, dry, clear and windless.
Glorious conditions led to lots of photo stops, though.
And, well into the trip, I realized I was supposed to have given Mrs. Kangaeroo a wake-up call and had forgotten to do so. I called to make sure she made it to her early shift on time.
As I drew close to home, our paths crossed, so I knew she had made it.
There is no work on my schedule at the moment. I am filled with dread that I am going to have something awful dumped on me, which is typical of the harassing boss’s behavior.
Why do I get this way?
There was some decent news. Continuing my uncanny ability to break, lose or destroy anything, I dropped my basically brand new action camera yesterday, breaking the casing and losing the SD card used to store the video footage I took.
The camera seemed to be functioning properly, though. And today’s ride proved it, providing some sort of relief.