carynb: (Christmas Kitten)
This week has been about colour, and music, and a smushed-up car. Doesn't it sound like fun?

Saturday morning, I actually dyed my hair back to a single colour, as close as possible to my natural colour. M's first reaction - "That colour really suits you!". Heh. He's only seen my natural colour once, the night we met. The first time we went out, it was all multi-coloured, with lots of blonde and red in it.

We went to the Mattamy Design Center on Sunday, to start looking around at tiles and paint and carpet and options and... it's more than a little overwhelming. The current plan is to pick the base paint and carpet colours, and then go one room at a time, choosing tiles and cabinetry an all the other stuff I need to choose. Looking at it all at once, it is really, really overwhelming. *g* And scary. So many decisions to make! I can't choose a restaurant when going out for a meal. How am I supposed to pick all this stuff?!??! Could be an interesting few months.

Then on Monday, on my way home from work, I got into a little bit of a smash-up on the 404. I'm fine - everyone involved seemed to be fine, thank God - but my car is a little smushed. There were four cars that had to be towed away, but I was behind them. Kind of a separate accident related to the first, I guess. The woman in front of me had the accident happen right in front of her, and managed to stop in time. My brakes aren't as good as hers, apparently, and I didn't manage to stop before hitting her. Her car has some scratches on the hard case spare tire cover, while my hood is dented and bent from the contact. It's a good thing her tire was so high up - the contact appears to have only affected the hood, the car frame is fine. I'll be getting that fixed in the New Year. [livejournal.com profile] lordzowy managed to pop his kneecap sidestepping debris, as he was helping another driver out of her car. He's on crutches right now, but hopefully he'll be okay, soon. Everyone else was up and walking around, talking to the cops and each other, so at least it wasn't too bad.

Last night was my final in the C# course I was taking at George Brown. I think it went pretty well, but I guess I'll have to wait and see the marks to be sure. *g*

That was followed up by Yuletide Singing Night at chez [livejournal.com profile] mycrazyhair. Now, that was a lot of fun! I had a great time, hamming it up during the The Twelve Days of Christmas and It's beginning to look a lot like Fish-men! 'Twas a lot of fun. *g* I do like singing in a group.

Today, I have approximately 15000000 things to do before heading coming to work in the morning, including: apartment cleaning, getting to the bank, wrapping gifts, finishing the sweater for Chloƫ and packing for the trip home. Will I get it all done at a reasonable hour? Somehow, I doubt it. Tonight's gonna be another night of very little sleep, I think. Oh well, I can sleep in Friday morning!
carynb: (Rogue Me)
I can't believe I'm saying this, but I just walked face-first into a door, with enough force that I bounced off.

I. Just. Walked. Into. A. Door.

Now, my cheekbone feels smushed. Ow.

(I'm gonna have such a bruise...)

Is it time to go home yet?

Ouch!

Jul. 1st, 2005 04:04 pm
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M & I just went for a bike ride through the Conservation Area behind his place. It was fun - I'm starting to get used to the feel & balance of biking again, after 20 years or so. It was a lot harder work than the ride last week, though - that was on an old rail trail, so the pathways were wide, and pretty level. The one here? Not so much, on either count.

It's kinda weird - I remember how to bike, certainly, but I'm having trouble finding my center of gravity while riding. I slow almost to a stop when I'm going around curves, and that's unnecessary. Then, on the way back to the house today, I lost confidence on a very narrow section of the path along a hillside, and went splat!

No real damage done - I picked up a few splinters, but that's about it. But, according to my local expert (that'd be M) my new bike has now officially been christened. A mountain bike isn't really yours until the first fall. *g*
carynb: (cartoonMe)
I just spent an hour and a half out cross-country skiing. I've never done it before, and I was pleasantly surprised by how fun it was. I went Splat! seven times (I think), which is less than once every 10 minutes. I don't think that's too bad, for a rank beginner.

I wish I could say that I got better as the day went on, but the most spectatular of the splat!s happened as we were approaching the chalet to return our skis and leave. I felt myself falling forward and tried to tuck-and-roll. That may work in gymnastics, but when you've got planks attached to your feet? The roll doesn't work so well. *g*

Anyway, it was fun. I'll definitely be doing it again. It was undoubtedly the best workout I've had in a long, long while, and it was enjoyable. *g*

Living in Canada, it's about time I tried some outdoor winter sports. If I can find something I like, then maybe I won't hate winter. Now, if I can just find the time to try snowboarding...

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