Thursday, 22 April 2010

Three (four) Things Thursday

As usual I'm trying to fit 20lbs of SH*T into a 5lb bag.

  • Blizzard and I have been out on the roads since March 1st and we've been racking up the miles or as we say in Canada, the kilometers.  Last weekend as an epic weekend for me, I cycled 36K+ on Saturday in absolutely craptastic weather, my cycling partner told me that my lips and face were turning blue when we stopped to re-fuel.  Sweet!  Sunday was a sunnier day, but the wind, YIKES...we cycled 86K with a stop for lunch at a cute little restaurant in Pakenham called Watt's Cooking.  Fabulous ride, fabulous route and I'm sooo excited I did it...clipped in all the way!  Whoot!


  • Have I mentioned my elderly neighbour before?  She is a sweet lady who was dragged brought to Ontario by her son because it was more convenient for him to look after her here than it was when she was on Galiano Island, where she loved living, had all of her friends there and could work tirelessly on her endless gardens.  Well, now she is stuck here, her son does not have time for her as he is too busy and guess who listens to her bemoan the fact that she is so unhappy and that she is forever crying.  Not to mention that she is starting to "forget" things, and is digging up my side garden because it is full of weeds, that I paid for at a nursery and she wants to tidy up my yard because it is a disgraceful mess.  Just shoot me when I get old(er).

  • Since I really want to get out and meet people, cycle in different areas and who knows, maybe I'll meet a nice single grandfather, I joined a bike club.  (see note above regarding 86K ride).  They have asked me if I'd be interested in riding on their team for the MS Society fund-raiser in August.  Hellzz ya, so, I'll be switching my MS donation page over to the team page and there won't be any difference as to whether I'm an individual or team member the money still goes to the charity, only now I'll be riding as a team in spiffy team attire.  Yup, I'll have a team shirt, shorts, boot covers, gloves, hat and matching bra.  Just kidding about the bra, just wanted to see if you were still reading!!!

  • I received an email this morning from my very good friends over at the Runners' Lounge asking if I would be interested in doing a book review of the Ultimate Runner, written by none other than my friends Tom Green and Amy Hunold-VanGundy.  OF COURSE I'd be delighted!!!  Thanks for thinking of me.
Life's fun if you don't weaken,

Lily

14 comments:

Marlene said...

Lovin' all those miles (err, kilometres!) that you're putting in. Exciting news about riding with the team as well. I caught the bra comment. ;)

I had to chuckle about your neighbour, although it is also very sad.

Ewa said...

Does it mean no matching bra?

As for the old lady... gosh, I see both sides of the issue being the only child and living so far away from my family. Long story, maybe will post about it one of these days.
Sorry about your "weeds".

You are one tough lady to brave the crappy weather. I can run in rain and snow storms but not bike. I am a wuss.

Anne said...

So many cool things happening...well, not so much the "weeding" of your garden :)
You inspire me endlessly with your awesome kilometerage :) (yeah, mileage sounds better) rain, wind and cold, you're out there! Wow!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Yeah, I only read about the bra!!!!! Ha, single Granddads don't ride that far, do they?????

teacherwoman said...

You're neighbor sounds just lovely!

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

not funny about the garden but I did LOL!

LOVE the new hair cut. SO YOU :))

So did you sign up for the HIM in Sept. GO FOR IT!

Wes said...

Nice job on the cycling! Aren't they still snowmobiling up there? :-) Too bad about the lady... Sometimes people mean well. They just don't think things through...

Jess said...

Too bad about the old lady next door. Some gardenres need special fencing to keep animals out, but it looks as though you need special old-people-fencing!

EndorphinBuzz said...

Hehehe it's funny she would clean up you garden for you: -)

Tom Green as the funny guy Tom Green?

Lisa said...

You'll have to post a pic riding in the spiffy MS kit! Exciting!!

Bert said...

Yes we were still reading... Very funny, and I'm with you there about the aging thing. A bit scary because it's in our not too distant future. Perish the thought!

Anonymous said...

poor doll.. too bad a home couldn't be found for her on the island.
I've got a bike race for you.... check yr FB page! I don['t know if it landed where it should have or not
Ter

Linda said...

Shoot me too! Nice to be on a team, especially when they outfit you like that.

ShirleyPerly said...

Fun about the bike club!!

Not so fun about your neighbor, though. At least my step daughter has made it clear she has no interest whatsoever in taking care of us when we get older. We are on our own!