Monday, May 21, 2007

And the cat came back, the very next day


Well that's what I'm hoping, anyway.........
My lovely little tortoishell kitty, Lulu, wasn't here to greet us when we arrived home last night. She hasn't come in for breakfast either. I rang GG, who was coming to feed the dog and cats yesterday, and she said she didn't see her either. I've walked around the neighbourhood.
It's so unlike Lulu. She will come into the bathroom with you
at 3 in the morning if she hears you, just in-case you might feed her..............
Oh well. We'll just have to wait and see. For now anyway.
The weekend was very good, thank you very much. Saturday went off without a hitch, and the drive to Sydney on Saturday evening was uneventful. I have discovered though, that a compact street directory, combined with bumpy roads at night and poor lighting, is VERY difficult to read....It's got NOTHING to do with my eyesight, mind you......... We only had to do 1 u-turn, and that was because there was no right turn allowed into MrScorpa's street. He lives in a lovely double-brick semi-detatched cottage in Willoughby. And pizza, which was delivered (doesn't happen up here in Walnut Grove), was very good! He is a lovely man, even if does sell us too many expensive motorbike-related items......
We followed him to Canberra in the dark on Sunday morning. Those motorways in Sydney are fabulous, especially at 5am! The bike event was situated at a farm near Gundaroo (don't you love Australian place names?), about 45mins north-west of Canberra itself. Whilst cool, the weather was very agreeable. I walked miles uphill and down dale, as usual. Unluckily for me, the first gully Vegeboy and I skipped down, as I was skipping back up, I felt my hamstring on the right side of my buttock go.... "S-T-R-E-T-C-H-".... Ouch!!!! So today, I have a sore butt......
ScorpaBoy rode well, but the sections were very hard, set to Eurpoean standards. And the conditions provided something very unfamiliar to a majority of riders... Water! All the little gullies had water in them as a result of the Rain (Yay!!!) all over NSW on Thursday and Friday. So not only was there water, there was MUD!! Very slippery, slick mud that stuck to and filled gaps everywhere and in everything, including the knobbly tyres that are supposed to provide traction. Which then made all the shale rockfaces very hard to climb. And the gullies hard to get out of, particularly after the sections had been ridden a few times. So lots of muddy bikes, boots, clothes and riders.............
7 hours is a long drive home. Especially with a sore butt. Beloved drove to Hornsby, and I drove home from there. I can recommend the "Truck Stop" at Marulan for a good feed.
We arrived home just after midnight.....
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So I'm sitting here blogging, when I should be unpacking the car. I have started the washing though. The first of about 6 loads.
I have to pay our e-toll for the use of those fabulous motorways today, too. That was the real I logged on this morning........ my hands found their way here of their own accord. The pull of the blog is strong...... Irrestistible......... must fight ...........
The washing machine has stopped, so I'd better start hanging things out so I can load the machine again...and unpack the car...and clean this cesspool in which we reside...... throw my self upon my boss's mercy so that I can have tomorrow off to take Vegeboy down to Sydney..... go and buy some groceries; GG says our fridge resembles that of a poor uni student.....etc, etc....ad finitum......
Plurgh.... The things we do!!!!!!!!!
And I hope my cat comes back...........
See you all later. Have a good day ;0)
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4 comments:

Jewell said...

sounds like fun was had by all...love reading your blog very interesting colours!!!

Jewell said...

glad to hear kitty cat came back...

Cyndy said...

The colours have to be there as I can't make the thoughts go into paragraphs...... How pathetic is that ???

rainbowspirit said...

So how did scorpaboy go??

watch those etag people, i paid ours via the phone because the internet thingy had an error. I got two more and more aggressive "reminders" each month after and had to ring up and 'remind' them that it was already paid within the time limit!! gotta watch em!