Saturday, March 28, 2009

30 second update

Jon is home.
His trip was good. Fun was had by all.
The weather is still warm here. 80f today. Sunny.
Work is still good. Busy.
Today is Saturday.
We went to a bbq, lawnbowling, and then home.
Will watch a movie later.
Probably get pizza.
I called my mom today. I am all caught up.
Happy Birthday to Cousin Jen.
Almost Happy Anniversary to Jon & I.

That's pretty much it.

Sunday, March 15, 2009


I dropped Jon off at the airport this morning (yes, in the car, and yes, I drove it home through Sydney by myself) and he is in the air as we speak. Headed to LA LA land, where he will spend a week of vacation with his little one who is no longer so little. And the grandparents, of course. I hope they all have a wonderful time. Can't wait to see all the pictures! I am still jealous that Jon gets to fly on the new Qantas A380. It has a self-serve snack bar, don't you know!

I decided to spend my afternoon on iTunes, downloading a year's worth of shows they don't play in Australia. Only to find that since they don't play them here, you can't download them on the AUS iTunes site either. Grr. Very Grr.

Seems that summer isn't over here yet. It got up to 33C/95F here today! Back to work tomorrow. It's going to be another lonely week without Jon. Already making plans with Natasha to go out next weekend and have some fun - so there is that to look forward to! yay!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Perfect Weekend

No phones. No internet. No work. Just us, a tropical beachfront resort, sunshine, the ocean, and a seafood buffet. Too fabulous for words.
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Captain Kangaroo

Yet another odd one. Why is it that these are the only stories from Australia to hit the AP?

Kangaroo Intruder Terrorizes Sleeping Family

CANBERRA – An Australian couple thought they were being attacked by an intruder when a kangaroo crashed through their bedroom window and started jumping on them.

"My initial thought, when I was half awake, was it's a lunatic ninja coming through the window. It seems about as likely as a kangaroo breaking in," Beat Ettlin told local media Monday.
The three-meter (9 feet) kangaroo smashed through the window in Ettlin's Canberra home Sunday night.

While Ettlin and his wife and young daughter took refuge under the blankets, the injured kangaroo jumped on top of them, gouging holes in the furniture and smearing blood all over the walls, said the Australian Associated Press.

The next thing Ettlin heard was his 10-year-old son Leighton screaming from his bed: "There's a 'roo in my room!'"

Ettlin, a 42-year-old chef, wrestled the bleeding kangaroo, got it into a headlock and dragged it out the front door. The kangaroo disappeared into bushes.

For the record - this is why they kill off the roos in Canberra. When there are more roos than people in a city, nothing good can come of it.

Thursday, March 5, 2009


Monday was the official start of autumn here. This morning there was a definitive hint of fall in the air. There was a crispness that we haven't felt in many months. It was lovely. I am already dreaming of sweaters and new boots. Dress boots... not snow boots.

We are off to the central coast for a much needed work-free weekend.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

On the other side

Life can be altogether too much sometimes. My parents raised me to believe that you never face anything in life that you don't have the capability to handle. However, even the strongest believer has days that make them doubt themselves.

Lately it seems like my life has been more hills than valleys... and while that may sound positive, think of how it feels to run up a hill versus coasting down into a valley. Sometimes I feel like all I do lately is run uphill. I have been wondering what the significance of that is, and I have been giving the journey that is life a lot of thought.

Seems that no matter where we are, the grass always looks greener somewhere else. In truth, often the grass where you are standing is some of the greenest turf you'll ever see. And so I have decided to try to start enjoying the metaphoric grass where I am now. Focus on the joys of the journey and try to find peace in the little things again.

I also thought a change of name would be good, since you never know where this journey will take us. I am hoping to update and change a few more things, but for now, I just thought a fresh take on things was in order.