Friday, February 14, 2014

Free Ride

I’ve been Queen of the Thrones this week. We’ve been laid low all week with a minor stomach virus again. I don’t know what the virus name is but I pray it has missed everyone else in it’s devious rounds. I was ready for a colonoscopy afterwards. *lol*

I know: TMI!! TMI!! [Too Much Information]  *lol*

It looks like I am going to lose my doctor after all. I was praying that wouldn’t be the case, that somehow this cup would pass, but I just can’t afford his rates without better insurance. I had what the fascist behind the TelePrompTer called “cadillac” insurance. Then the term Obamacare reared it’s serpent’s head and shouted to the masses “Unfair! All must suffer equally. How dare anyone save and provide for the future! Misery for all!” And the masses heard and agreed. Now I’m stuck with “volkswagon” insurance and one tire is flat. At least I can still get my needed medicine, for now. I will eventually start looking for an affordable physician, but like Scarlett O’Hara said in the book Gone With The Wind, “I’ll worry about that tomorrow …” 

The days of free rides (quoting King O) are over. Redistribution of misery has begun.

At any rate, we both had started feeling chipper again. The better health and the balmier temperatures made me positively giddy. The bikes cried out to be taken for a spin. I had to get out of the house! And since Hubby is still trying to get past the break in period of 300 miles on his Honda CB1100, it was just another good excuse to burn a little fossil fuel. Today was one of those cloudless, sun low on the horizon type of days that we can be graced with in winter. The wind howled a bit too much for my liking, but, other than that, it was perfect.

I decided to combine errands with the ride since I’m averaging around 56 to 65 miles per gallon. Why waste the trip?! First made a run to our local power company to settle a minor matter. There were no issues as we’ve always have best service from them. The Customer Service is first rate. Just an accounting matter. Also, swung by the Pharmacy to pick up needed supplies. 

Then we where free as birds to go where our hearts led us. The world was our oyster. 

So, from Alma heading North-Northeast we meandered the full length of Bennett Still Road. I never realized it went straight to Baxley. There are cozy little farms, quaint old houses, livestock and fields of green sheltered by stately pines the whole length of the road. From Baxley we took Poor Robin back South to Highway 203, then on East to home. All in all it was a lovely ride. I feel “full” like I’ve just enjoyed a full course meal with no troubles in the world and someone else picked up the check.

Thank you God for the free ride of grace you give all believers (not too sin but be forgiven) through our Lord Jesus Christ.
“For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” [Ephesians 2:8-9] KJV 2000 
Thank you for putting the kickstand down and staying awhile.


linda eller said...

So thankful you felt well enough to ride today and I know it lifted your spirits...could tell by your writing. That old virus gets one down (on the toliet) and otherwise. Rain is moving in tonight and maybe it will leave you alone so you might ride again tomorrow. Hugs.

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Sparky said...

@Linda Eller ~ LOL at the down comment!! [snort] That's good. :) I do see rain approaching. I think Sunday might be better for us. I know Hubby needs more miles on his wheels. [Ok, it's an excuse, but it works for me.] Y'all stay warm and safe. God bless. ~:)

Anonymous said...

So happy you both are feeling better and enjoyed fresh air and a ride in the country. Awesome!
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Thistle Cove Farm said...

Glad y'all are feeling better and you know how I feel...dear God, how much longer?

Jackie said...

Glad you felt the wind in your face today. Exuberant, I'm sure.
Continue to be safe, my friend.
Hugs to you...and another wish for a Happy Valentine's Day.

Jason and Michelle said...

I'm glad you are feeling better. This whole insurance thing is such a bunch of ....... Our forefathers must be rolling in their graves.

White Lace and Promises said...

What a great reference to the "free ride of grace!" So true!

Carol B. said...

That's great you felt good enough to get out for a ride. My daughter would love your bike. She and her husband each have one (don't ask me what kind -- I can't remember)and I hear all the time how they so wish they could get out for a ride. But with all the snow and frigid weather here in Ohio, they'll have to wait awhile more.
Take care. Hope that stomach bug is done with your family.

Sparky said...

@Readers ~ It did feel wonderful to get out yesterday. And the weather is equally as nice today only windier. I'm so thankful the Lord allows us to have this hobby. It's good for what ails ya.

Thank you for all your wonderful comments. God bless. ~:)

Simply Linda said...

That sounds like a nice day (except for you sickness). Hubby has cracked that he ought to buy me a bike..umm..nooo..I like being a passenger. lol