Things have been pretty bad for us these days...business has been lousy, in-law squabbles, etc.
I went for a bike ride today anyway, and didn't leave the house until after noon, which is late for me. The ride went very well. My legs felt strong, my heart rate was lower than usual even riding into the afternoon wind, and my bike felt great.
Late in the day, as I was coming in from my ride, I heard a loud scuffle in the air. I looked up, and there was a hawk, a goose, and a seagull...all riding the same thermal, and all squawking at one another. I'd don't know if I've ever seem a goose ride a thermal, but it was beautiful! That big bird with it's wings stretched out and circling above me. The three of them rose higher and higher, and finally left my range of vision.