Friday, 26 November 2010

Friday's Follies...

My home computer is on the fritz, so I am only able to post while I'm at work and this is a very busy time of year for us.  Hence the lack of communication.  I'll try to post when I can.

Last weekend I attended a second orienteering event, albeit it was not quite as wild and woolly as the weekend before, it was still a really great workout.  Just imagine yourself thrashing your way through thick bush, over hills and through streams in the name of fun....I just get crazier as I get older.

As mentioned it has been extremely busy at work, so some of my work-outs have gone by the wayside.  I've been told that you will feel much better after your work-out even if you are really tired before you start it...well, NO, not in my case, I'm just plain tired, that's that.  So, I'm becoming more of a weekend warrior than I want to be.  Maybe once we get a bit more snow on the ground I'll be able to resume my after work cross country skiing, which in turn will invigorate me...one can only hope.

This weekend I am attending a "bra & panties" party.  It is being hosted by a neighbour and we bring new "undies" which in turn will be delivered to a Woman's Shelter in our region.

For those of you who know me, the issues of Women's Rights and shelter's that bring protection and asylum for those women who leave their homes with absolutely nothing so they can find protection for not only themselves but for that of their children is is very, very, VERY important to me.  Abuse against women and children is not only a global issue, it can be happening right under your nose and on your block, in your neighbourhood, to someone you know from your church, it could be happening to you.  Speak up and don't be ashamed.  You didn't "ask for it", you "don't deserve it" and certainly it should be stopped.  Clean clothing, clean underwear and a clean place of refuge is the least that can be offered.  I've actually stipulated in my will, once I die, that people should send charitable donations to women's shelter's in their area....

Whew, I get a little heated about this topic....

Anyway, I'm also attending a season wrap up party with a group of friends with whom I've had the opportunity at some point during the racing schedule to either run with, cycle with, volunteer with, well you get the picture.  It'll really be fun to catch up and hear all about their Iron Adventures from Clearwater, Phoenix and beyond...

Have you begun your list for 2011????

Hope everyone south of the Border enjoyed their Thanksgiving with family and friends and that you are surviving your "Black Friday"....

Life's fun if you don't weaken,

Lily

14 comments:

Wes said...

being passionate is a good thing!! have a great weekend!!!

Lisa said...

What a nice cause to help out.

Have a great weekend!

Stuart said...

I had so much fun orienteering back in the day! What fun!

Groover said...

What a great idea, the undies party. Have great weekend and don't worry about turning into a weekend warrior. Weekend warriors unite! :-)

TNTcoach Ken said...

Wow, a undies party!!!! I like that idea(for different reasons) but we can make donations.

Grey Beard said...

Happy Thanksgiving Lilly.

Very impressive that you stand up and fight domestic abuse. 25 yrs ago my neighbor, one of the criminals Castro let out of his prisons, killed his pregnant wife while I was out of town on business. My wife told me on the phone. I swore I would never again look the other way. (only discovered his abuse a few hours before leaving)

My experience has been that once someONE stands up to these bullies, everyone springs into action. Very important to be that ONE for those that need our protection. You go girl!

Anne said...

What a wonderful idea for a party. I know all too well the abuse that you speak of. And, yes, it transcends all walks of life and cultures.

Nitmos said...

Well, my idea of a 'bra and panties' party is certainly different than yours. But...best of luck iwth that!

MarieA said...

Hey Lil.... and Rogers is messing my street up and o\no one has access to their INternet ....argh.... Perhaps we will actually manage to see each other during the holidays this year?

HUGS

FruitFly said...

That bra and panties idea is fantastic! I think I'll have to suggest that to people in my town and see if we could help out some of our own women in need!

marmot said...

Awesome idea..keep it up!!!

chris mcpeake said...

Underwear party = awesome

niamh said...

Great idea, sometimes it's the small things that make a difference, help a woman feel like she is making a break and getting her life in a better place. Support in any form is great - don't feel bad for ranting.
Just discovered your blog via some other running readings, it's great!

Find divorce lawyer said...

I was thinking of a different party too. But your concept is better than mine, can't help but laugh here. Well, thanks for sharing.