Minutes – July 15


Continued prayers for Angela’s Mom and for Roxie’s Mom.  Many prayers of thanksgiving for a day of rain!


Walking, biking and pushups.  Not all at the same time, of course.  Then there was the Peach Pedal.  That’s Mr. Pea and me just at mile 17, taking a break.  Yes, I ride in a skirt. The world does not need to see my fanny in bike shorts.

2013.07.16 PeachPedal


Tending my words, that they only offer support, guidance, direction and kindness. Especially when directed towards my husband and children.  There’s no room in this house for meanness.


Knitting continues on the striped wrap, but it’s no longer green and purple.  Those colors were just too fall-like and I couldn’t get excited about the project.  I dug through the stash and came up with a white, a beach glass green and a light garnet, which together have me grinning and knitting like a fiend when I actually sit down for spare moments.    I also serged the edges of more ancient towels so they will quite shedding strings all over the inside of the washing machine.


  • Chili Spiced Flank Steak, Cucumber Salad and Spanish Rice
  • Baked Pasta with Veggies, Tossed Salad
  • Grilled Chicken, Corn and more Salad
  • Turkey Paninis, Carrot Sticks and Fruit Salad
  • Blackened Tilapia, Saffon Rice, Peas
  • Burgers.  Yum.
  • Tuna Salad, Some fresh veggie and, um, whatever else I can round out this meal with


We – the entire family – continue training for the annual DFW Tour de Cure.  Saturday’s Peach Pedal ride was eye opening.  I’ve lost some endurance over the past few months, since I haven’t been riding as much. Ouch!  The 37 miles was a bit long, and I was struggling in the heat. SO.  We’ll be biking a lot for the next two weeks.

I still need sponsors, so here’s another shameless plug:  Please support this year’s Tour de Cure by sponsoring me, or any other rider. All donations are appreciated – can you spare some change?   By clicking on the link below and following the prompts, you will begin the process of making a secure, 100% tax-deductible donation.

Sponsor Angela Pereira by clicking this link:


::looking ahead

Green Grass!  It has rained for more than forty eight hours straight (AMAZING!) so we should see green for a few days before it gets hot again. Back to school is bearing down on us, so it’s time to start thinking about things like new socks, undershirts, pencils, shoes and notebooks.

Linking up at Suscipio– come join us!

Record the Minutes. Keep the Faith.

EMail Anglea Pea

6 thoughts on “Minutes – July 15

  1. Being a bus driver I’m looking forward to school. Maybe it’s the regular paychecks I’m looking forward to a bit more then trying to keep 56 kids on their butts safe and sound but miss them too. I am going to be taking my bike to work with me and riding in town and to my friends’ house. It won’t be anywhere near the milage you go but if I get in a few miles a day
    for something I really don’t like but know is good for me, well I’ll do it. Have a great week. We have green, green and more green. Lots of heat and rain and we aren’t use to the heat. 46* in the am, 90* in the afternoon and 60* by bed time. Today heat index is 100+ Blessings my friend.
    in the

    We have

  2. I so admire people who ride bikes. I’m scared of them. I had a bad accident way back and I’m no fun to ride with. It’s ok, I have other talents. lol
    I will sponsor you – though it may not be much and I will talk it up on FB.
    AND – thanks for the reminder to temper my words – always.

  3. I can’t remember where i heard or read it, but with regards to family and a mother’s “treatment” of them…why give your best to others when the ones who deserve the best always are your family? In other words, I am always courteous and willing to help out people at work, because I always want to be known as a team player, someone one everyone wants to work with and be around, and funny. I always, always always want to bring on the funny. Why does that desire disappear at home? When I thought of it in those terms, it was like a light switch. More importantly…it was effortless. Just because they can see me at my funkiest and love me, doesn’t mean I should show them my funkiest. Love it when I don’t feel like I’m the only one. 🙂

  4. “There’s no room in this house for meanness.” I like this a lot, and you bet my children will hear this often starting right now! Sometimes it’s fatigue, or frustration, or the heat… but no excuses. We can all use a little kindness.

    I admire your fitness routine; keep safe! God bless…

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