I think I missed a day of blogging but not much was happening here yesterday except Chris had “drama” at work!!! He has been here a month now so I guess folks feel comfortable enough to “share” with him. I won’t go into details but let’s just say that he had some emotional people to deal with and was just rolling his eyes when he got home over the “drama” going on!!! I love it!!! I always used to be the one with all the drama so it is nice to share it!!!
Today I had a full day!!! The past 2 mornings I have gotten up and walked up to the Strand and walked the whole Strand and then back which is a pretty good hike–probably if I had to guess 3 miles and a good workout. I am seeing a lot of the same people walking and running including some guys in Speedos running on the beach…..some men should NOT wear those. Lorrae came and got me to go to “craft” at Jillian’s house which is a bunch of ladies ( a lot of them are CSR related somehow) who get together on Tuesdays to work on various crafts. Of course I did not have any of my stuff to take since it is all at the house in the Burdekin but some of them knitted or did embroidery but mostly they just talked. I was kind of not looking forward to going for some reason but since Lorrae was being so gracious to take me when she usually does not even attend this group I was appreciative and then after I got there I had a great time. There were 10 of us altogether I think–people kept coming and going, and we ate lunch together and just sat and talked about everything under the sun. The main topic was around medicine and the medical profession, chiropracters being quacks, Scientology and how ridiculous that is, etc. It was quite interesting to say the least but I had such a great time!!! I keep trying to think of some of the words that they say differently and the one that took me a bit to figure out what they were talking about was skeletal which they pronounce with a long e sound and emphasis on the second syllable I guess. It just sounded funny!!! We went at 10:30 and I just got home at 3:30 so it was quite a day!!! Whew! Too much fun for me!! They did tell me I had to teach them how to do iris folding so thanks to my mom I have something to share with them that they don’t know about!!!
I had missed a call from the realtor and she has had a busy week and said she was the complaint department today and had to deal with a lot of stuff. I won’t write what she really said…..she uses colorful Australian language at times! We decided that it might be just as easy with our schedules for us to do all the lease stuff through email and I think that might be the best idea yet so she is going to try to get it all together for us and send us what we need to fill out and give us the bank info so we can put our money down. Hopefully this will all work out with no “drama”!!!!
It is beautiful today—Lorrae said it was 13 C earlier this morning and it was only about 16 C —15 C is roughly 60 F and 22 C is roughly 70 so we were somewhere in the low 60’s I guess. I imagine Aaron is freezing because Melbourne is much cooler than we are. All I know is that I had a great walk this morning but come summer months I will be walking very early in the morning I would imagine! But for now I will enjoy winter in Australia and be grateful for the cool breezes and the sunny sky.
Oh and in reference to the picture from a couple days ago of the sand which had little balls all over—resident expert biologist and brother Mark has confirmed that this is some kind of crab that makes that as they extract goodies out of the sand but he also said he had never seen such an elaborate display!!! So I will have to investigate more once we get there!!!
That is enough for today!!! G’day to all!