05 August 2006

What's the opposite of a polka-dot jersey?

I decided to go for a bike ride today, which I haven't done in ... I don't actually remember how long. I put Tilda in the child seat and we set off along the bike path, which is generally quite flat. Not flat enough for me, though, as I really suffered every time I had to go up a hill. I'll use the fact that I had a 4 year-old on the back of the bike as my excuse.

By the time I had to stop for my first rest, we were close enough to Hays Paddock that I stubbornly insisted on going all the way there, even though I had to go over an actual hill. Tilda couldn't play there very long because I worried about my ability to get us home before the sun set. Or at all.

But we made it back, 17 km and an hour of cycling later. I couldn't take the last tiny hill from the bike path up to our street, so Tilda had to get off and walk.

04 August 2006


Elena is sleeping over tonight. They're in bed now and I'm hoping that they'll fall asleep earlier than they did the last time Elena was here, when they fell asleep at 11 and still woke up at 7. They're both very tired, so they shouldn't last long, but I've already had to go in there twice ... make that 3 times ...

Update: it's 9:25 and, after getting out of bed at 9 so that I could serve them toast and stony silence, they've just fallen asleep. In my bed.