January 23, 2011
I must admit that it has been difficult to get back into the swing of things. Not so much in terms of work and Dexter, but the jet lag is having its way with me. The 4 am wakings and mid-afternoon/early evening slump are trying, though I can see it's slowly improving.
I thought I would look at some photos from this time last year and I stumbled across this one Raffaella took of me and Leanne one January evening in 2010. I love this one for a couple of reasons. One of the main benefits to riding my winter mountain bike is that I can carry it, which is very handy with the windrows and horrid residential streets during Edmonton winters. I like that I am wearing my favourite old boots. I like that I am wearing my trusty parka. And I like remembering an evening out with my friends!
Usually when I am taking the bike out in the winter there is no time for leisurely photo shooting. I just run to the garage, grab the bike, and ride! I also need to get on top of putting a front basket onto the Kona, so that I can carry more groceries and more easily lug around my camera.
The bottom line with this post is that I'm stuck in the trenches of reverting back to every day life, with very little sleep and free time. Though, I am looking forward to when I can once again feel enthused and energetic enough to photograph outfits and fun on the bike and good food and friends.
I look even more forward to when the streets are clear enough for me to ride again. I don't like playing the "Canadian Winter" card, but the snow here is... quite ridiculous. Oatmeal. A ride that would ordinarily take me 10 minutes can take me up to 35-45 minutes in this snow. Maybe I'll attach a sled to the Kona and pull Dexter in this monumental snow!
For now, be patient with me as I get back on track:)