I got back from Sturt on Friday night, and was oh... so... tired. What a week! It was lots of fun, and my students were terrific. I'm just downloading my photos, so I'll post more about that tonight or tomorrow; I'm having a go-slow weekend at the moment. I'm writing this at work, in between printing a token batch of pages just to stop my chest from tightening, but I'm printing at half-speed and taking breaks to do things like write this.
Yesterday I slept in for the first time in ages. And it was a delight to wake on a familiar mattress after the beating my back got from sleeping on a boarding school bed. What else did I do? I went over to Belconnen Mall and had a brisk, brusque but effective Chinese massage from the no-wait Dave Lim clinic, then I had a fabulous walk up Mount Majura by myself and watched a large number of kangaroos jump alongside of me in perfect timing to Al Green's Let's Stay Together. Only in Canberra, truly.
Last night BB, Byrd and I caught some hot anime Batman action and then devoured some salt & pepper soft shell crab among other things at a new el-cheapo noodle house in Dickson called Kenny's. Tonight I intend to flake out to Donna and the Doctor with some Lamb Shank and Quince Tagine. The joys of being at home!
Bumblebee doesn't get home until Tuesday, so I've still got a couple of days up my sleeve to get busy. In the meantime, I'm enjoying not talking to anyone (something BB understands, bless him). Except all of you, obviously. I might even get around to some scrabulous later.
OH! BTW, I *highly* recommend Olive Leaf Extract to fend off lurgies this winter. It kept coldie death at bay all week -- I could feel it lurking down deep, but the OLE kept me upright. Now that I have time to rest, I can feel my body joining in to help beat it totally. It's fabulous stuff. I had a student with a bad cough, so we added some to her water bottle and she stopped hacking. I'm a convert.