Monthly Archives: July 2013

waves to wine update

it’s been awhile since i have talked about the ride and at the prompting of a reader, i figured i should get around to updating. earlier this month our team captain was in a hit and run accident while riding his motorcycle. he was in the hospital for about a week and was fortunate enough to walk away mostly ok…mostly being relative of course. he broke his back and his collar bone, and at this point almost a month after the accident is finally realizing that riding in waves to wine may not be an option this year. he is really upset about it i think more than he lets on.

the rest of us spent lots of time with him in the hospital advocating for him (“excuse me nurse, why is my friend in a room with a patient who has contact isolation precautions?!?!”), making sure he had plenty of food to eat, asking plenty of questions on his behalf, and making sure he got home and settled in alright. as a result, our riding suffered a little. BUT we are back on track now.

K and i are still riding and i am still planning on the century ride as opposed to the 75 mile ride. we are also still seeking donations from kind souls on the interwebs… if you  are reading this i’m looking at you 🙂 donate to our team! its tax deductible!!

ok, enough of that. we did get our jersey design finalized and the jersey company sent out sizing kits. check out this picture of me. don’t i look legit in the kit?! hehe.Imageit’s not our actual jersey, ours will look different…this ride is getting real. i would be lying if i said that it doesn’t make me a little nervous. i’m mostly worried about the heat. the actual misery of the ride i think i can handle. i hope! our plan is to ride the 100 on saturday then do some wine touring and massages on sunday, then follow all of that up with a trip to some hot springs monday. i think it sounds amazing!!

this weekend, part of our team might be hitting up paradise loop while i slave away at work. but then i will be heading out solo for a long ride monday to keep the momentum going. we went hiking in big sur this past weekend. 10 miles uphill. totally not joking. then 10 miles out the next day. that’s a story for another blog though. i’ll tell you about our dramatic run-in with a rattlesnake and how we lived to tell about it (no pictures, apparently rattlesnakes don’t appreciate iphone-wielding paparazzi on the trail).

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2 lezzies one house

today i opened up facebook and found that another couple i know are getting married now that DOMA has been struck down and it’s legal. stating the obvious here: i’m thrilled for them. they are a fantastic couple who are really happy together. stating the not-so-obvious: any time i see a post like this, i can’t help but compare myself and my life to others and find myself feeling sad and lonely and restless for change. i really need to stop looking at people’s pictures… either that or i need to start friending only people who are less successful in life than i am because seeing all of the happy people surrounded by large groups of smiling, jumping friends and scenic pictures in my news feed just makes me wish that i had  A) money; B) friends; and C) energy to do things with my money and my friends.

i honestly don’t know how people work all day then do a happy hour or the gym, clean the house, make dinner, watch a movie with friends, take the dog for a walk, go to bed late, then get up and do it all again the next day. but judging by my newsfeed, my friends never sleep, always have a drink in their hands, and are constantly surrounded by 20 of their closest friends. and they also have the energy and time to invest into their perfect relationships too.

i was sitting there feeling like a total lame duck until a friend posted this into my news feed. now i feel a little bit better but confused as to what to do about it, since the problem AND the solution both originated in the same place– facebook.

oh well, i’ll just talk about what i’ve been up to. namely a gazillion shoestring DIY projects. i’m seriously considering completely changing this blog and calling it something like 2 crafty lesbians. or, as K suggested 2 lezzies, one house. because all i really do anymore is DIY crap around the house. it makes me happy, what can i say?

on our list for the next couple of weeks is a wooden pallet deck and a duvet cover. the planter box is ongoing, so i will be posting some cool pics of everything growing soon. we harvested our first bit of greens last weekend. so cool!!  i have some super exciting news about future plans i will be updating on when i get a few things worked out. and no, a baby is NOT part of the plan (although i guess that would be a pretty amazing DIY project…hmmmm)!