Friday, June 14, 2013

A time for kindness and courage

I am so glad that today is Friday.  So very glad.
Only 2 more weeks of term left until next school holidays.  It has been a short term only 9 weeks but has really dragged.  It is winter and I think that makes it hard getting up and going in the mornings.

I am unwell yet again.  Some kind of tummy bug I think.  Keep getting really bad cramps but they pass which is why I am at work.  I may go home early today.

This weekend is really quiet compared to last weekend and hopefully remains this way.  I think I need time to recover.
Last Friday I think we managed to come last at trivia but not by much.  I think there was only a couple of points between first and last.

Had dinner with friends we have not seen for months at a lovely Italian restaurant in North Turramurra on Saturday night. Very nice but of course I ate things I probably shouldnt have.  Sometimes it all gets a bit too hard and it is easier to go with the flow.  I get tired of explaining everything but I must really learn to be stronger.  This is probably why the rash is back and my stomach is feeling like it is.

Last Sunday I managed to get out into the garden and do some winter maintenance.  Also managed to spread the lucerne that I had bought months ago around as mulch.  No more snide comments from the Fox about it sitting there doing nothing.

J left yesterday for Ireland and Croatia.  I miss her already.  J & her man, and G came up for dinner on Monday night and it was a lovely time.  Happens so rarely nowadays.
She has had a stressful week - not sure where her relationship is going to head but I hope this break helps them both clear their heads.  As mentioned before, she is a very strong minded individual and so is he.  Not ideal - can be very explosive.

Regarding the trip, I hope that their friendship (the 8 girls that are going) survives.  More strong minded individuals.  I think it must be the generation.

On a clearly unrelated note to anything - I have made the decision today to not listen to or watch the news.  It has never been easy to be a woman in this country but the things that have been happening lately have destroyed my faith that the good and honest people in the country will stand up for themselves and what they believe to be fair and right.  From the Prime Minister being harangued about her partners sexuality on drive time radio to sex tapes originating from the armed forces.  I feel that one of those people standing up is the Chief of the Army, Lieutenant General David Morrison.  The look of mortification on his face and the hard hitting words made that little candle of faith spark again.  I know there are good men out there - I know many - but my question is why do the ratbags get the airtime?  Why do people (men and women) have to attack other people personally over their race, religion, sex, political views.... the list goes on and on.
Sorry, I just cant stand the way things are panning out lately and I feel a bit crushed.

Anyway, another beautiful winter day today.  Looking forward to going home and having my wine and catching up with my sister.


  1. Sorry to hear you're feel poorly again! I long ago gave up listening to the news! It's nothing but war, crime, murder, rape and mayhem. People in high places behaving badly, people in low places behaving badly........

  2. Sorry you have been having stomach cramps etc again. I have found when I eat wheat I come out in a horrible rash on my arms. This past 10 days has been particularly bad as I have been slack with my food choices while A has been home - that all changes today. I know exactly what you mean about it being easier to go with the flow but then we pay for it afterwards :(
    I hope J has a great time. I fear that K will be in similar situations to her as she is also so very strong willed !!!!!
    Have a great week and take care of yourself !

  3. I'm sure your daughter and friends will have a great time. If it doesn't strain their friendships it'll likely cement them into lifelong connection....."Remember that summer we all went to Ireland together?" and the memories they'll share!