I spent the last 4 days at a conference. Work, yes, but in a beautiful coastal town in country Victoria, Australia. Did manage to fit in a little beach time! Back to work today AND… it was tough.
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I am in Colorado for a conference now – at a ski resort up in the mountains. It’s so beautiful! It’s nearing the end of their ski season but there’s still a ton of snow around and plenty of people out enjoying it. I haven’t seen snow since I was 5 years old, so it’s a bit of a novelty to me. Whilst I am not going to go skiing (it’s a conference, I have to work, so a day’s lift ticket is kinda wasted, plus I’m overseas and haven’t skiied before and don’t want to break a leg) I am definitely still enjoying this “winter wonderland”. Today on our afternoon break I went for a trail walk in the woods. It was so lovely, hearing my boots crunch on the ground, watching a squirrel, being alone with my thoughts in a really beautiful place. Although I did sink in up to my knees when I stepped off the path to try and grab a picture of a stream of meltwater. Oh well. I also made a snow sloth. But it was cold so it’s only small.
Oh yeah, and the conference is good too, some great talks blah blah blah.
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Today had three injections, one in each arm and one in my thigh, for three vaccinations to build immunity against six different diseases.
Of course, the injections sucked, and I’m now a bit achey, but it’s for a good reason – going overseas in three weeks! And I did get a lollypop, sooo…
One of the shots was the Flu vaccine, to hopefully prevent against the same thing happening to me as little Norm here…
Everyone’s a bit cold this weekend. South Australia’s not too bad, but over in the Eastern states it’s a bit chilly, complete with “thundersnow“. I’ve spent the day inside: had a sleep-in, did some laundry, tidied the house, and baked a couple cakes for the boy’s birthday week this week. Tonight we’re heading out for dinner with his family, so hopefully it isn’t too windy and miserable out there! The best thing about wild and “woolly” weather is being able to stay in my comfortable, warm bed, and listen to the wind and rain outside.
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Got asked to supervise an undergrad test today. It was pretty weird! I haven’t sat an exam in a few years, but it was weird to be on the other side of it.
I had a look at the test as well. Don’t think I’d be able to do it. I think all that stuff exited my brain a long time ago.
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The washing machine has just finished and I’m trying to find the motivation to get up and hang it on the airer. Only two more loads to go…
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