Archive For The “Musings” Category

Hills are my enemy.

By | April 30, 2010

I don’t live in a particularly hilly neighborhood. At least, I didn’t think so before I bought the long john. Now, all I see is hills. I could probably tell you to the nearest degree all the different slopes in a 3 km radius. My biggest problem with the hills (other than getting up them) […]

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A Change of Attitude

By | April 15, 2010

I had the opportunity to chat with a couple of the mothers as I was loading the kids into the long john after playgroup yesterday, and I was left gob-smacked after one of the women said “WOW, you’re amazing!”. Me? Amazing? Far from it. I came home and gave that statement a lot of thought. […]

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By | March 16, 2010

Yesterday, I got to ride solo. For those of you who are not the primary caregiver of three small children not yet of school age, this was very exciting. I can count the number of times I’ve left the house on my own this year on one hand. So not only did I get to […]

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Is that Karma?

By | March 11, 2010

So I sell my car. The car I love and rely on. I search high and low for a pedal-assist bike that I can afford. I rig it so that I can carry my three kids with me. And it breaks. Then the trailer breaks. And I feel pretty down about it. And I’m back […]

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That did not go as planned.

By | March 9, 2010

So, three kilometers to the park and back, lovely sunny weather, and three happy kids. Could have been great. First: loaded up the kids. Buckling in the baby to the rear carrier, and Miss K has a freak out because Mr T has his bear and she doesn’t have her monkey. SPRINT to get the […]

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