Have you seen them? The Resolutionists?
Same goes for other similar outings so far. Three or four "extras" and that's about it.
But one area that has ticked up this week is the bicyclists. I'm getting more traffic in my crosswalk. Not kids, but adults on bikes. Resolving to commute more on the bicycle? Less in the car? More power to them. I'll keep a mental record to note how long it lasts.
However, one noticeable gap in the action is Bike Lady. Remember? Bike Lady? In all my two years as a crossing guard (just passed my anniversary), Bike Lady has commuted through nearly every morning, exchanging a quick friendly "hello" before continuing on her way. Rain. Snow. Ice. Wind. Nothing deterred Bike Lady.
And I haven't seen her since just before Thanksgiving.
I'm a little curious as to where she's gone. I KNOW she didn't give up the bike for a car. I just know it in my bones. She's quite tough, so if she was sick or injured, she likely would've recovered by now. She was also a safe rider, so I feel reasonably certain that she's not been lying by the side of the road in a heap.
So I've deduced that she's moved or gotten a new job or a new shift or some combination of those.
...or found a Sugar Daddy.
I, for one, plan on sticking around. I do want to mention that I didn't sign on for the blog-every-day this month.
I still plan to write blog posts obnoxiously often, maybe even daily. I'm just not committing to every day. My year of daily blogging was fun and I enjoy the discipline of it. I just want to try an open relationship now. Plus, the spring test cycle is coming around, so my tutor schedule is starting to feel the strain.
And now, I must run a quick errand before the afternoon crosswalk and tutelage. On my bicycle. In memory of Bike Lady.
I hope it's the Sugar Daddy scenario.