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My Knees are My Friends

5.09.2010 | Dogs, Fundraising, Kili Gala, My Blog

First and foremost: HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!  xo

I love you, mom!


Yesterday I had a scary thing happen. No, it wasn’t when I updated my iTunes and it promptly deleted my entire music library, although that too was scary. Although that was pretty gut-dropping-‘NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!‘-type scary, though…

Yesterday I was walking the dogs in the park, and having a fun ol’ time, when out of nowhere an uber-exctited dog came running up to play. This is not a problem, as the more the merrier, really. As the dogs were all running around in circles and acting like idiots (as dogs do so very, very well), the new uber-excited dog wasn’t looking where he was going, and ran right into me. He was going at top dog-speed and slammed right into my knees.

Now unfortunately for me, I wasn’t paying attention, and to make things worse, he hit me from the FRONT. My knees hyper-extended BACKWARD, and I fell to the ground with a stomach-lurching, nausea-inducing pain.

I was fine after a few minutes, but it got me thinking: what if I hurt myself before I get to even GO to Kilimanjaro? What if I’m hiking and I trip and sprain an ankle? What if I fall into some random cactus garden, and get infections from the bajillion little pokey-spikey things that jab into me? What if my toes explode off for no apparent reason? These are all valid concerns!

The really freaky thing is that I haven’t ever broken any major bone in my body, and I fear that the Law of Averages is catching up. I’m going to have to be very careful. Maybe I can make a deal with The Gods of Unbroken Bones…

Dear handsome, intelligent, all-knowing, fantastic Gods who are really, really cool,

Please don’t let me hurt myself before I go to Africa. I have a mountain to climb, and it would really suck if I hurt myself before I went. You can have me fall down a flight of stairs as soon as I get home in September if you like, just please, PLEASE let me make it to Kilimanjaro unscathed.

Thank you,


Hope that works.

And now, for the Kili Gala Raffle Prize reveal of the day: In honour of Mother’s Day, I happily tell you about this prize that is available to be won at the June 5th Kili Gala fundraiser for Delta Hospice*.

Bobs & Lolo are a super cute singing/dancing duo ‘who are dedicated to connecting kids to the natural world with music, movement and make-believe. Sharing musical stories that engage, inspire and educate, they teach kids to care about themselves, their neighbours and the planet’. They have graciously donated a wonderful DVD and CD set to the Kili Gala, and we have taken the opportunity to pair it with a $40 gift certificate to Buttercups Childrens’ Boutique in Ladner. This is a GREAT raffle prize for the mom who needs to get out and go shopping after getting a kids’ song stuck in her head at breakfast.

Best of luck at the Kili Gala Raffle Draw, and remember: I love you…

*To purchase tickets to the Kili Gala, just contact me through this site or go see Michael at Open Space Yoga, or Wade at Evolutions Hair Design!




OUCH!!!! That knee must hurt! I know how it feels coz’ I have two mildly psychotic AND uber excited MALE dogs who love to slam into shins and stuff when they are chasing each other around. Obviously their head is denser than my shin (I found out in more ways than I cared for. That’s why they are called teenage boys, dogs whatever) because they never seemed to look like it hurts and I, on the other hand, looked like a complete douchebag yelling expletives in the park at two cute-face winners! So there!

The prayer to the Gods of Unbroken Bones? That’s a complete winner!

Oh by the way, I’ve got word from the Knee/Shin fairy for you – they visit ME rather often obviously since *I* have uber excited and mildy psychotic dogs who like slamming into shins and its associates and since they know too I come by your blog rather often (Fairies are also all knowing, right? Maybe they don’t cover as big a scope as the Almighty, but they do have some coverage as well, yeah?) they’ve asked me to forward you this piece of good news. (I love to be bearer of good news!yes!)

“All shin, knees, toes, muscles, tendons, ligaments of Robyn will be good to go for the big K hike.” There! Missy! End of the-total-non-productive-freaking-yourself-out-exercise! 🙂

I’ll keep you updated if the Gods of Unbroken Bones drop by as well.

Till then, chill babe. At least we know all those OTHER IMPORTANT attachments (to the bones) are safe. 😉