26th May to 1st June 2012
Today we welcomed the first day of Winter, it is a time of year when the trees sit bare and the boughs shake against the bitter cold, thick white frost cover the lawns, the birds stop singing so sweetly and the sun fades away quickly and turns to night, thank goodness for the warmth of the house, a mug of hot chocolate and the warmest hugs to brighten the spirits when Winter comes around.
I have been ill this week with a chest and ear infection, it has left me feeling very tired, weak, having trouble swallowing and in more pain. I am on antibiotics, an asthma puffer called Seretide, was taking Benadryl which is a cough medicine to try to stop my cough so I could rest and of course my regular pain medication. I have not really felt like doing very much at all and have been sleeping throughout the day.
This week I had to see my Paediatrician who found that I have no reflex in my ankles and when he examined me I had a tremor in my right hand. He is going to see me again on 4th July to see how I am going.
My one bright day was receiving a visit from my Starlight Wish Granter, Tess, she came down from Sydney to see me, because I was ill and tire easily she could not visit for long but just seeing her cheered me up. She seems to have a magical aura about her that when you are around her you can not help but feeling special and smile.
Poor Jarrett is unwell also and he is not going to be able to run the ACT Schools Cross Country Championships which are on Monday, which is also his 17th Birthday. He is bitterly disappointed but because he is in the top three runners in his age group, he should have no problems being selected to represent the ACT at Nationals which will be in Adelaide in August this year.
In Footy Tipping Nana is still ahead but only by three, I am gaining on her, she will have to keep on her toes if she wants to stay in front. Poor Pop though, he has fallen behind and may need a miracle to help him catch up. My Tigers are playing the Raiders here in Canberra this weekend, I had been hoping to go to the game to cheer them on but with being ill, I will not be able to be there.
Nalani is racing in a 4km point score event this weekend, she is leading the point score for junior females at the moment and hopes to do well to keep in front. She has worked tirelessly to get her fitness back following her knee surgery back at the end of 2010, it has taken a while but with her determination, she has got there.
Next week at school is exams, so that will be an extremely busy and stressful time for all the students in Year 9. Our Year 9 exams and assessments go towards our Year 10 Certificate here, it is probably better than just having to sit a one off exam.
Wishing you all a very splendiferous week, stay warm and remember even though it is cold outside you can spread warmth with a kind smile.