Wifey and I go to Starbucks every Friday morning for a date. She always gets the same thing (hot chocolate) and I like to mix it up with some variation on an over sugared, whipped cream topped, coffeeshake. We both order a cream cheese danish. It's my usual splurge for the week as I try not to drink coffee or oversugared drinks on a regular basis. I think it's pretty much become the highlight of our week, whether it's just a chance to sit and talk for a few minutes about the weekend or a small goal to look forward to on busy and stressful weeks. Today was no exception, our coffee date was most excellent.
After we said goodbye, her off to school and me pedalling to work, my mind was running and I felt quite at peace as I often do afterwords. The coming weekend seemed exciting with paycheck Friday helping to buoy my enthusiasm. The promise of our mail woman bringing both Marni and I some presents in the next couple days didn't hurt either. Tonight Marni is going out with her girlfriends leaving me free to tinker with my AZT gear and tomorrow I get to hang out with my friends and teammates at a local team time trial which promises to be fun and interesting. Even Longs Peak looked happy, gleaming white in the sun with remnants of another quickly melting spring snow storm.
I try to enjoy every day as none of us really know when it will be our last, but Friday's do seem a little more special sitting across from my sweetie with the promise of a Spring weekend before us.