Right-On! Left-Off!

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. – Martin Luther King Jr.

First, I would like to wish happy birthday to Dr. King. Even though yesterday was his real birthday, today is the day that we now observe it on. Second, I would like to wish happy birthday to Kayak Woman, fellow blogger and cousin-out-law. Today is her real birthday and the day that we chose to observe it on. The King quote comes from a desk calendar that Joanie gave me for Christmas, “The Left-Hander’s Calendar”. Both Joan and I are left-handed and so it turns out was Rev. King. Being left-handed puts you in a minority. Martin would know all about that. It also gives you a different point-of-view and it teaches you how to overcome adversity. Martin would know about this too. [Correction: Joan is not left-handed]

Many people had this holiday off, but I was not among them. I had to work. The weather was gorgeous today and Anne, who did have the holiday off, took advantage of it. She biked 20 miles. Anne saw Team Kaldis teammate, Kelly, as she was starting out. They rode together as far as Tower Grove Park, where Kelly peeled off for Jefferson Barracks and Anne headed over to South Grand for lunch. On the way to Tower Grove, Anne realized that she had overdressed for this sixty degree January day. Not wanting to stop, she got warmer and warmer as she rode. By the time that they reached Tower Grove, she felt like she had turned beet red. A color that she is use to while riding in Missouri, but more in July than January. With her ride today, she has jumped into the lead again and tomorrow we expect rain.

On a Stairway to Shoe Heaven

Shoes, what is it with women and shoes? I found this picture when I was sifting through old photographs last week. Anne took the picture, but either I was totally ignorant of the event or have forgotten all about it. Anne explained that she was going through the closet and had sorted out these shoes as candidates to give away. She still has a closet full of shoes, so either she replenished them or ended up keeping many of the ones pictured. In the interest of full of disclosure, I have a few pairs of shoes too, enumerating them: Rockport dress, Vasque boots, Merrell slip-ons, two pairs of Tevas and three pairs of bike shoes. Maybe this is just a case of me, the pot, calling Anne, the kettle, black. 

You put your right shoe on,
You take your left shoe off,
You put your right shoe on
And you shake it all about.
You do the Hokey Pokey
And you turn yourself around,
That’s what it’s all about.

1 thought on “Right-On! Left-Off!

  1. First – Happy Birthday Anne,
    Second – Carl is also left-handed. I prefer left-handed scissors (that I got for Carl)
    Third – I can’t even think of how many steps we would need to show off Ashlan’s shoes, but it presents an interesting way to display if we have a garage sale.

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