Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Cycling to PEI - Next Stop??

Thank you thank you for your very thoughtful and thought-provoking comments about the wedding post. The situation is this: the mother of the bride, a close friend of mine, is in a financial bind - she wants to provide more food and alcohol for the reception but she has run out of money. At this point the wedding/reception plans cannot be changed. She is REALLY stressed out. 

I am going to let this situation simmer on the back burner for a few days and see what develops. It is too late to suggest that things be done differently as the wedding is next month and everything has been put into motion. I'll let you know how it turns out.


I have pedalled 45km so far this week! I am fast approaching one of the most beautiful cities in all of Canada. I should reach it after four more days of biking. Can you guess the name of the city? Here are a few picture clues:

Tonight volleyball starts up again so I'm hoping that it encourages me to get out of the house a little more often. This reluctant spring has had me stuck inside much longer than usual and I'm feeling lethargic and bloated - yechhh!


I'm in a bit of a bind as my misc budget line is under $20 until April 15th payday and I have a dinner to go to (fancy schmancy restaurant) this Friday night. I fully intend to go as I haven't seen some of my friends since I went into hibernation a few months ago. However, the triple eating out day (last Saturday) has gobbled up most of my spare cash!  My recent art purchase and miscalculation of my tax refund has also meant squeezing an extra $450 out of my April budget so I need to control my spending a little (lot) better than I have in the first six days of this month. 

So far I have cancelled three $50.00 automatic transfers into my EF, my trailer fee fund and my PEI property tax/home insurance fund. Hopefully I can make up these payments in the second half of April, but that isn't likely. I've also cancelled a $300.00 Line of Credit extra payment to help cover those one-time expenses and that really hurts my feelings :(

However, in the immortal words of Scarlett O'Hara "tomorrow is another day" and perhaps will provide some fresh perspective on my troubling dilemmas.

I leave you with a great clip from my favorite comedy show: "Whose Line is it Anyways"; it's a little racy in case you don't like that kind of stuff;p
Ryan is trying to break out of prison and Wayne is trying to help him escape using a helicopter. LOVE IT!!


Niki said...

Not sure of the town but it is pretty. My Canadian geography leaves a lot to be desired.

Sorry about your setback, but you will prevail. I am positive of it.

Marguerite said...

I miss 'Whose line', wish that was still on the air. The cast was just fantastic.

The Borrower said...

Thanks for the laughs! I miss that show. I can't understand how some shows stay on the air, but this one didn't. Love Wayne and Ryan. They made the show.

lanniedee said...

wedding blues: If your close friend has MORE close friends, perhaps they could all take a bottle of wine or other liquor to the wedding to help out and take some food..or give her a KIVA type loan to be paid back over time in small L.Dee

SonyaAnn said...

Money problems suck!
And thank you for the laugh!!! Dear god!

Christy said...

Quebec city of course! La belle province:)

laura said...

I didn't know that people paid for family weddings in full anymore. What an awful situation to be in!

PS.I have no idea of the town...but thanks for the show clip...very funny!!

Jane said...

LDee: my friend has asked us exactly that - I have mixed feelings about it, but will help however I can.
Christy: you got it! I'm closing in on Quebec City :)

Everyone: just watched the Whose Line is it clip again and still laughed til I got tears in my eyes - it was the best show ever!
Thank god for YouTube!

Finding my Way said...


Cracks me right up! I love this show and wish they start re-running it on other stations.

Great job on the cycling and beautiful pics!

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