You give them root, you give them wings…

So I took Celia’s advice and got back out there on my bike and I did it!

happy dance

It wasn’t a fast ride though I did have a few stretches where I went fairly fast and I stood up and peddled once for a brief second.  Those were my only real big feats.  Other than that, I took my time to get to know the bike and get comfortable with the brakes and the gears.  You know, the important things.

I took the lead and MacGyver road behind me the entire way.  I actually left him on the way home because he had to stop at the bike station and repair one of his gears and that worked out better because I was more confident.

I rode 9 miles without incident.  It was awesome.

I do have to tell you that because I have a sense of humor and I believe the best way to get past anything is to laugh through it, I ordered this shirt for myself.

my new shirt

I think it’s appropriate.

Several weeks ago my neighbor brought me a sweet little guy we named Larry Bird.

Little Larry

His nest had fallen out of a tree that was being cut down and he and his brother had fallen, he survived but sadly his brother did not.  We had the pleasure of nurturing and raising little Larry Bird and watching him grow and thrive.

We watched him as he learned to all on his own and then to hunt his own food.  We watched him as he flew up to the top of this cage and then as he flew across the lanai to the top of the screen.

Larry Bird

This morning we released Larry Bird and we watched as he flew off far up into the pine tree in the back of the yard.  I hope he comes back occasionally when he has a craving for a meal worm or two.  He really does like them.  I hope he finds a wife and makes a family and brings them down to see us.

That little Larry Bird really left an impression on me.

Have you ever rescued a wild creature?