A little bit cooler today but with the sun being out it does not seem that bad—everyone here is all bundled up but it is just plain nice out!!!
Today was another day of adventure. It is sad but true that I have more of a life here in 4 weeks than I had in a year in Iowa…..not quite sure what that means but I won’t complain. The lady that hosted “craft” yesterday invited me out today to go with her and another lady to a local nursery to look at plants and then to lunch. We had a grand time and I totally enjoyed myself. She is quite an avid gardener and Australians are very passionate about their gardens. She was able to find a shrub that was perfect for a spot she had cleared out and was quite happy with her purchase. I asked a lot of questions about the plants and there were some really beautiful ones—the gardens at the house are very nice with many beautiful plants thriving so I think Rod is quite a gardener himself. Hopefully I will be able to take care of them!!!
After the nursery we headed to an area along the river for lunch and had a wonderful meal at Cbar which also has a location on the Strand that Chris and I ate at on Sunday after church. We had a great lunch and time flew by!!! These two ladies are great conversationalists and so interesting. The question that I always get when I meet people here and am in conversation with them is my opinions on the upcoming election in the States. I guess they are very interested in how we think the election will go and I find that very interesting. How many Americans really take an interest in the politics of Australia????
After lunch we went to the little art museum in the complex to see a contemporary edible (YES) sculpture by Ayelet Anush. It was to honor the sugar cane industry and all the sculptures were made of sugar though it was not from sugar cane but sugar beet as that would hold up a little bit better. There were really delicate sculptures hanging from the ceiling and more solid ones arranged on the floor—it was really pretty neat but of course I did not have my camera with me so I could not take pictures! Ah well. Maybe Chris and I will go back sometime before it is over.
Looks like we just got all the paperwork emailed for our lease agreeement so I am happy that we are making headway on our rental house. Now to fill it up with furniture!!! Woo hoo!! I am excited!!!
Long day, I am cooking dinner tonight which hopefully will turn out okay—hard with the limited cooking items I have here but I am making it work!!! And I feel very European because I shop for fresh stuff every other day!!! With my little green bag!!! Life is good!