I had my bike tuned up last week and rode my bike to work for the very first time on Monday. How marvelous to get to work in 6 minutes, rather than 15. A great development given my current time crunch. My life now is all about lists, lists and more lists.
This morning I realized that I had forgotten to get a document signed, that had to be sent to the ROM for noon today. So I ran to the signatory’s home and back for about 4 miles with a stopover at Walmart to pick up a number of much needed stationary supplies. Very convenient that they open at 9 a.m. for a busy person who often starts work at 10 a.m. I was able to scratch a slough of things off one list.
I took a bean salad to work for a farewell lunch that coincided with the nicest weather of the day, allowing us to eat cake and drink coffee in our backyard patio. Lovely people, lovely weather. Most of the meal was prepared by a Columbian couple and it was very tasty. I left work a bit early to dash to the UPS store at King and Bathurst which is printing the Gala program booklet. Getting there 30 minutes early means that they will be able to have it ready for late-afternoon tomorrow. They did an amazing job, the prices are very competitive and the staff and owner are friendly.
From there I stopped at Sanko Japanese Foods where I picked up some obscure items for a complicated Japanese rice dish that I usually only make for very special occasions. I confess, that there is a bit of vanity involved in this time consuming choice as we are going to a pot luck party at the home of the first Asian Canadian woman to be a judge. Sanko is opposite Starbuck’s so I stopped for a coffee break and made lists and more lists, sent emails on my Blackberry and was able to cross off more “to do’s”.
I stopped by the Paper Place but they were closed and I headed west on Queen street to Woolfit’s Art Supply store. I picked up a number of items including a 32″ by 40″ piece of black foamcore on which to display the Silent Auction results. The clerk wrapped this item in plastic and I asked her to make a handle out of tape. Thankfully there is little wind today and I was able cycle home with one hand on the handlebars and the other holding this potential sail.
And now, I’m home eating leftover pizza and ready to work. Tomorrow afternoon I will part of an interview conducted by John Chipman of CBC radio. The young man I ran with on the weekend, John Chipman and I will go for a 5 mile run and some of the chit chat will form part of a 2-3 minute radio segment. He is not able to tell me when it will be aired but I’ll post the date when I find out.
In a week I’ll be able to tackle my growing list of Post-gala, things to do.