Saturday, 23 January 2010

It's the weekend


This morning was an early start, ever since Christmas Lily has been feeling sort of punky and this morning she was sick again around 4:30am, so I got up to be with her.  She just hate being sick, she gets this look on her face as if she is trying to apologise.  While I was hugging her I got one of her cat hairs in my eye, gah that hurts, so I know look like I've been punched in the eye, it is so red and swollen but I was able to get the hair out by using my contact lens solution as a sluice.  Needless to say, both of us went back to bed because it was only 6:30 AM.

Well I'm up now and trying to organise myself, it is bright, sunny and cold and at some point I'd like to go for a ski.  Tomorrow I'm up at the freeking buttcrack of dawn because I volunteered to help at the Hypothermic Half Marathon in Ottawa.  Volunteers have to meet at 6:30AM....Holy F*ck....what's up with that?  No, really it is okay, the walkers start at 7am, so we have to be there to marshal traffic, cheer them on and make sure they go the right route.  Last year we ran 5 loops around the Arboretum, I'm not ashamed to say the race kicked my ass.  It was soooo cold and the wind picked up and I was definitely under-dressed.  I bailed with just a little over 5K to go.   Have I mentioned I really dislike winter?

So this year I figured the least I could do was volunteer, look for me, I'll be the one dressed like the Michelin Man.  Not really, but I will have so many clothes on I'll resemble him.

After the last runner / walker finishes we are all going off to the Arrow and Loon for breakfast.  It is part of the race swag, along with the coveted snowflake medal and race shirt.

That will be my last meal of the weekend as I have to fast for my medical tests on Monday.   Even though it is a rather embarrassing test, it is essential, colon cancer runs in my family.  And NO people you are not knocked out for this particular one....

Well there you go, oh, and an updated on my Ladybug.  She made an appearance on Wednesday and I feed her some apple and water droplets, but she was obviously failing.  She passed away on Friday and is now resting comfortably in the compost bin.

Life's fun if you don't weaken,

Lily

11 comments:

Keith said...

If you dislike winter, what on earth are you doing in Ottawa? Geez. The experimental farm is kind of neat, and would be great place to race.

Nice kitty, hope she's feeling better.

And how about that, I even know where the Arrow and Loon is. I think we drove past it when we were looking for something else. In rush hour. Not fun.

Nat said...

What did you volunteer me for!!! LOL...

At least you'll get to hang out with me... weather is supposed to be not bad.

candlerun (htabby) said...

Not fun having sick pets... dealing with that myself this am.

As for the weather - just makes us stronger. :0)

Have fun and Tks for volunteering (not in it but like to say tks to ALL people who volunteer)

Wendy said...

Poor Lily! Poor you! (Does Lily's v-e-t have any feeling about her punkiness? When my old pal George became older, we switched him to a dietitic food, and his g-i upset stopped completely.)

Xenia said...

Oh, poor little furbaby. Hope she's feeling better now.

Have a great weekend. Sorry about the fasting though.

Anne said...

It's sometimes way harder to volunteer at a winter race than to run it because you just don't heat up pointing and shouting to other people. Hope you at least have clear skies and sunshine to help warm you.

Anne said...

Hope you have fun volunteering tomorrow and that the weather cooperates.

Hope Lily feels better...

Laurel said...

Oooh, sorry to hear about your procedure. No fun.I hope it brings nothing but good news.

Hope you have a good time volunteering though. Stay warm!!

Groover said...

I'm sorry to hear that Lily isn't well. Hope it's just a short hiccup. She looks absolutely gorgous on that photo in front of your bike. Good luck with your early starts!

bluecolnago said...

good luck with your tests tomorrow... keep smiling! :)

Wes said...

Volunteers are so cool! :-)