50 Shades Freed

They released a teaser for the new 50 Shades movie. Will you see it next year? I haven’t seen any of them, nor have I read the books. Although I did try with the first one. I got about halfway through…and then read the word ‘sensual’ twice in the same sentence, separated by only a few words.

‘Christian was so sensual when he sensually caressed me.’ Or something like that.

Mrs. Grey will see me now? I’m good, thanks though.

Goodbye call to Nonna

When you’ve been planning something for almost a year it’s crazy when it’s actually time to do it.

Big day tomorrow – I start my solo cross Canada motorcycle ride from Victoria, BC to St. John’s NL.  I’ll be staying with strangers along the way, fellow bikers I’ve connected with through Instagram. It’s going to be a celebration of our beautiful country, the awesome Canadian motorcycle community and the magic that happens when you take a risk and ask a stranger to go for a ride (and also to sleep on their couch).

So much has gone into the planning of this ride…there’s just one last thing to do…call Nonna to say goodbye. And also pack. Ughhh…still have to do that.

Does this make me a crazy dog lady?

Operation: Carry My Blind Dog Up a Mountain was a success! Equal parts embarrassing and fun.

Let me explain.

Cooper is my 9-year-old rescue dog who’s blind and is also losing his hearing pretty quickly, too. He walks into things, trips down slopes and takes a realllllly long time to find his footing. Recently on one hike, we had to actually carry him for the majority of it.

He was happy to be carried…but let’s be honest, we’re not doing that again! Cooper is a 25 lbs cocker spaniel.

At that point, I figured I had two options. Either he stays at home while I go hiking or I stop hiking. I didn’t like either of those choices…soooo that’s when I started looking for a dog carrier backpack thing. Technical term.

We tried it out on a three hour hike around Mount work this weekend and I’m happy to report, Cooper and my back/shoulders all made it!