Actually, the sun comes out today. Now I remember why I love Summer! Seeing the sun shining makes it a whole heap easier to get out of bed and get to the gym for my training session with Kathy at 6 am. I think the honeymoon period is over as Kathy’s working me as hard as she used to, or at least that’s how it feels! I don’t think push up-ing the 4 extra kilos helps either! Anyways, I’m like Bambi by the end of the hour torture, ooops, I mean training! I’m such a masochist I love it! Kathy’s on holidays for 2 weeks so I’ll have to go it alone. Boo! Training is so much more fun with a friend! Thursday mornings just won’t be the same! However, on the up side, at least I can have a lie in!
Another great day at the office but it’s a bit short lived as I come home early to meet our visitors. Barbara and John have come from London, via Brisbane, they’ve been home swapping up there, but they’ve come to our stunning city for a change of scenery. I’m real happy to see them, and the fact that the Queensland sunshine has followed them down is an added bonus. Of course, there’ s no better time to be in town, as there’s no better place to be on New Years Eve than Sydney! Not that I’m biased or anything!
My mate Jim finds a hot topic in the news – did you know that the Argentinian President, Cristina Fernandez, has thyroid cancer? Read all about it here. She’s having her surgery next week, I was thinking of emailing her and flagging the blog. It might make her feel a bit better and I bet she has some corking recipes to exchange! The article is pretty interesting and I particularly like the bit that says, “Doctors predict a speedy recovery, since papillary thyroid carcinoma detected before it spreads is highly curable without chemotherapy.” Even though I’ve heard it straight from the horses (I mean doctors,) mouths a whole heap of times, it always makes me feel good when I see a positive prognosis in black and white.
In the evening, it’s my long awaited trip to see “Annie.” I have such happy memories of going to see the show for the first time with my mum when I was just a little girl, and I love it as much tonight as I did back then. Call me a big kid but it is the best! The songs are showstopping (I can’t remember what I did yesterday, but I can still remember all the words to those songs!) the set is amazing, the girls are like little dolls, the acting is ace, and for me, the groodle (a cross of Golden Retriever/ Poodle), Coogee steals the show. He is cute enough to drive me to dognap! He’s so adorable, he’s even got his own byline in the paper, check it out here.
It was a month ago that we went to see Mary Poppins and I was bedazzled by her Poppinslosophy. A spoonful of medicine and all that. Tonight I’m full of Annie-ism. She’s the eternal optimist; we can all learn a lot from Annie!
Just thinkin’ about
Clears away the cobwebs,
And the sorrow
‘Til there’s none!
When I’m stuck with a day
just stick out my chin
The sun’ll come out
So ya gotta hang on
Come what may
I love ya