Wednesday, July 08, 2009

What's that bright thing at the end of the tunnel?

Could it be a light? I had the day off today, and I used part of it to go for a walk - an hour and ten minutes. When I got home, I spent some time voting for Rebecca at Twitterwall, did a little yard work, then lay down for a little nap. As of now, I don't feel too bad. I'm hoping that I'm on the way out of my funk. Again.

The first part of my walk was quiet, because I was walking through a residential neighbourhood, but it was also mostly uphill. That part lasted twenty minutes. Then I walked down the E&N Trail from Country Club Mall to Terminal Park Mall. 50 minutes of basically level, straight path with maybe just a hint of downhill to it. It wasn't the most exciting of walks, but by the time I got to it, I was ready for some level.

I was a little concerned that I might get caught in a downpour, but that didn't happen. It drizzled a bit, that's all - not enough for me to quit - certainly not enough to stop the stalwart B.C. golfers from doing their thing on the other side of the highway.

The only problem with this particular trail is that it is sandwiched between the old highway and the railway tracks. When I was about halfway to Terminal Park, where I had left my car, the train came past. It was the little two-car passenger train. I smiled up in the general direction of the engineer, who promptly stomped on the whistle. My right ear was still aching when I got home. It was good, though, to walk a different trail for a change.

Now I'm going to go visit Liza, to see if I can get her to let go of that award. ;>) No, cross that out. The award was still stuck - so I went to see Jules, who gave the award to Liza, and I snitched hers instead. Now it is set up and ready for its new homes. But first, a disclaimer. I intend to pass this - and any other - award on to people whose blogs make me laugh or cry or just feel good. If I give you an award, and you would prefer not to display it (I know some people keep their blogs award-free), I won't be offended. I just want you to know how much I appreciate you.

Oops. I almost forgot the instructions that come with the award. The job of the recipient is to list five of her current obsessions, then to pass the award on to other deserving bloggers.

1. First, I would like to bestow the YBIFF award upon Reya Mellicker, whose blog, The Gold Puppy, is not only beautiful (Reya's photography is a joy to see), but also joyfully, sometimes painfully, honest. I love seeing the world through Reya's eyes.

2. Debbie's Suburb Sanity gets the prize because it's just so damn funny. I never know what to expect from Debbie, except that she will surely make me laugh. It's as her profile says - " I love blogging about the crazy things in my life...and yours."

Speaking of laughter,

3. Joshilyn Jackson, the third and final recipient, whose Faster Than Kudzu made me laugh so hard, I had to read all three of her books. Joshilyn is also my fitness guru, and she manages to make even the weight loss process funny.


Steven G said...

Sounds like a beautiful day to me.

I started seeing the light at the end when I was about 45.

Sandra Leigh said...

LOL, Steven - that's not the light I meant.

Reya Mellicker said...

Thank you Sandra! I am truly honored.

I, too, hope you're lifting out of your funk. I know funk. I do. A big walk is almost always therapeutic for me. A big walk followed by a good dinner and a very nice sleep. Wishing all of these for you, friend. Cheers!

John Hayes said...

Glad you're feeling better!

Sandra Leigh said...

Thank you, John.

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