I heard today that more people read the blog... I guess my rambling are not so bad after all ... or are they... heh heh heh.
Anyways the BIG news of the day is... Bruce emailed me to tell me that a snake was seen in the lake on Saturday. I've only seen a few turtles in the lake but there is a big one that resides in the pond behind the Outback ... and he is soooo cute. Actually I think it is a she as she laid eggs a while ago.
Thanks to Nancy for doing the garden beside the back shower building.
Potholes are still bad but I think the number of people driving on them has squishing them down a bit.
Now to something completely bizarre. There is a new toilet in the shower room at the clubhouse. I can't use it as you have to push a button on the top of it to flush it. Yes, I know, most people could push that button but ... what if you have nails? You want me to BREAK a nail? Maybe I'll leave a pen or stick on the top of it... what do you think? ha ha ha. Told you this one was weird.
Doesn't the pool look inviting? I hear the temperature is high in the pool (80+F) and it is really nice to swim in it.
The lawns have been cut the past few days and the volleyballers should be arriving soon. I hope you don't like to sleep in.
Rainy sent me a message about her Relay for Life in St. Catherines this past weekend. "Kim, Greg and I went to Relay for Life in St Catharine's also this past Friday. Becky's Believers raised over $23,000.00 this year. Becky is our 29 year old daughter who was diagnosed with stage 4 Triple negative Breast Cancer at age 26. She had her breast removed and went through Chemo and Radiation.....Now over two years later it has reappeared in her ovaries and she is on a trial chemo of 4 pills per day.....There were many relays this passed weekend...so nice to see."
Wow... $23,000. That is great. I hear Kim walked the ENTIRE 12 hours. Now ... Kim... it is a RELAY... and you should have taken a break... for maybe... 8 hours!! :-D
I also didn't know they had chemo "pills"... the things you learn.
A bunch of us were at the Relay for Life in Newmarket last Friday and Rexall Pharmacy was there. They were giving out bags of sunscreen and such. But... before you could get a bag you had to have your photo taken by some sort of stereo camera. It spits out one photo, on the left side is a black and white photo of your normal face, the right side is a photo of the sun damage on your face. Truly bizarre, I look like a zombie. I will never show that photo to anyone.
However the good news is... I don't have any sun damage on my face. The photo shows you where you have lost the melanin? on your face and where you could have problems.... I suppose they mean skin cancer or something similar.
Rexall is located on Yonge just north of Mulock Dr. I don't know if they have the camera there but, if they do, you should get yourself checked out. It's is tres cool.
They also gave us a blurb that says: "Learn more about treatment and prevention at our FREE Sun Clinics. For dates and times, see in-store or visit rexall.ca/sunclinics."
Just went to the website and there are a lot of clinics in this area: "The Sun Clinic Day will consist of a FREE personal photo taken by a UV camera that reveals areas of potential skin damage that are invisible to the naked eye. Plus you'll receive a $5.00 off coupon in store, for any Rexall brand sun screen products."
This is the picture on a tree beside the bridge past the Outback.
Just got back from the Hump Day party at Paul's place. Lots of people were there. It was sunny and hot. Stony won the prize for the weirdest hat. Thanks Paul!! He did tacos for everyone!
It is 56F now / 13C. The temperature has dropped about 10 degrees F in the past hour.
Cold last night around 48F / 8C. Brrrr. I hope the campers like cool temperatures.
We drove around in the golf cart last night around dusk and there were only 12 sites with people/cars staying at them. Most trailers were empty but most spots are full. Where is everyone? It is the middle of the summer. (snickering at Greg). Well, I consider it the middle of summer when there are only TWO months left in the summer.
I need a better tan.
BOOT CAMP STARTS NEXT WEEK... for all you people who want to catch a bit of exercise. I would have gone but I broke my toe a week ago (phew (grin)).
Here is the blurb that came out in the blog today. Sorry about the bolding, I couldn't get rid of it.
Your Boot Camp instructor is Margaret, a Bare Oaks member and a certified Canfit Pro Personal Trainer specializing in running and cardio-strength training. She is also a certified swimming instructor/lifeguard and trained in both CPR and First Aid. (hopefully you won't need the latter)
Boot Camp classes will consist of outdoor exercise circuits for up to 12 participants. For one hour, you will sweat through cardio drills, kettlebell swings, and weightlifting reps while Margaret encourages you with personalized tips. Ropes, resistance bands, and TRX suspension cables all play a role in this exciting and challenging class!
Classes start with an introduction on Monday July 2nd at 1pm. (a holiday for most) After that, they will meet on Tuesdays and Thursday at 6:20pm (except for the week of July 23rd) on the lawn in front of the Bare Bistro. (if you miss the intro or the first classes, you can still join in anytime) The class will start with a review of the new exercises and the workout begins at 6:30pm sharp! The cost for each session is $10/person. If you sign up for at least 8 sessions in advance, you will also receive a half hour of personal training with Margaret.
What do you need to bring? Please bring a small hand towel to use with some of the equipment and to wipe your brow! You will also need to bring a 1L container of water or electrolyte drink with you to keep hydrated. Bring a yoga mat or large towel as you will finish each class with a cool down and stretches that are more comfortable if you use some sort of mat.
Because the sessions are limited to 12 participants, please sign up with the office in advance to ensure that you get a spot.
The first time you participate, you will have to fill out the health form.
I don't know who Margaret is... I don't think I've met her.
Hey, let's sign Biker Steve up for this! I'll throw in a buck!
On a sad note, we lost one of our own this past week... Jack Baker. He owned the trailer where A and P now have a trailer, beside Herman and Mia. So sad. I hear the funeral procession today was HUGE and had a LOT of motorcyles in it... and they closed off a LOT of roads. Sigh.
And WHERE are the petanquers?? I hear the horn go at 10am but only 4 or 6 people show up to play. Come on out to the pentanque courts in the center of Helios... someone while show you how to play if you don't know anything about the sport. (I hope they will - I don't know this for a fact but I bet they will :-D ).
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