I’m Doing This! What was I thinking…

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Hi Friends and Happy Hump Day…

So, some news to share, and call me crazy, but I have decided to bite the bullet and take on the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer in June, 2018 Don’t get me wrong, this is one of the best fundraising events the Big Smoke puts on, riding over 220km in two days (gulp) benefiting Cancer research, but I’m not going to lie when I say I really much prefer the above riding attire, bicycle, and basket full of my fav’s.

My husband has done this ride for 5 years having received the coveted “golden helmet” last year.  He loves it, but I finally had to put my foot down – no more helmets at bed time! 🙂

I’m working on another blog about the whole biking experience, and most importantly the biking attire ~ I have lots to buy apparently, lots of training ahead of me, and of course, lots to say!   I’m also still trying to get my head around this pending LCBO Strike ~ I’m going to need a lot of post ride booze (at times) to get me through this journey, so I think I may need to make a trip down to the cellar to take a little inventory…

Stay tuned as this could get ugly, way before it gets much prettier

Yours in padded gussets…

Me xoxo

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If anybody wants to join the ride, let me know… I would love the company, as I don’t like to bike OR drink alone… ❤

 

The good ol’ hockey game….

hockeyHappy Monday – I’m back from a hockey weekend and survived (almost) eating way too much grease both in and out of the hotel.  I don’t know about the rest of you hockey families, but whenever we have a hockey tournament, I look at it like a mini holiday. How sad is that!  I DO travel, but it’s clearly been a while!

We managed to nab the incredible Lamplighter in downtown London back in August, so the waterslide, giant pool and surrounding foliage did give it a bit of a Punta Cana feel.  Humidity and palm trees really do play tricks with your mind.  If I closed my eyes, the whirring of the heater outside my door almost sounded like the ocean! 🙂 Boy, that’s a stretch.

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..Room with a view!

I have many friends that have their kids in rep. hockey.  Now that is some crazy scheduling. I have no clue how they manage it, but they all do.   Luckily in our family (with dreams of having a first round draft pick out the window), we have a house league  layer!   Easy to manage.

These tournaments are fun, but oh, the eating frenzy that happens.  Starts out by leaving really early to make your first game (drive thru Tim’s for a coffee/bagel), then an ‘organized’ team lunch, then another game, and then another “organized” team dinner.  It continues for two days (3 if you are lucky to make the championship game).  I know, I know, I should have better will power, but I’m all in “Holiday Mode” complete with late night hallway drinking and mini sticks.

I’m glad to have my boy in hockey.  It is a wonderful sport, that promotes team spirit, and gets the kids ‘unplugged’ for a while.

Our age group is 13 year olds, but I’m almost certain that some of the kids from other teams were shaving!  My son took a hit from a giant that splayed him out onto the ice for what seemed like an eternity.  The Coach took pity on him and presented this…

...for taking one for the team!

…for taking one for the team!

This was a fun tournament, and between games, some of us even managed to attend a wedding ~ with, of course, my sub!

I love a beautiful wedding...

I now pronounce you man and …. gosh, what’s that smell….

 

Oh and yes, my hubby even got to do a little “shoe shopping” man style…

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To all those hockey Mom’s and Dads, I salute you.  Our wee ones are making memories that will last a lifetime.

Keep on skating,

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