At the hospital at 7 30 am for a test to exclude an ominous result, which thankfully came to pass. then home to lie down for awhile (doctor’s instructions) then got up to work from home. What bliss it is to have wifi installed as one can get a lot done with none of the interruptions that usually happen at office. In any case, my office floor is being broken up today, ( a perfect excuse to work from home), but should be tiled, cut and polished by thursday. Ordered new desks too, those will be ready in weeks if I am lucky.
Annoyed at myself for forgetting the peace march, wonder if java jones was there? The small gestures count if I am serious about weakening this apathetic state I am in. Will call sam the man and find out how it went.
As might be expected from a BAREFOOT blogger the main purpose of this post is to remind everyone of the Book Launch tomorrow. See Post “Monsoon Rains and Icicle Drops”
Follows is an excerpt from an article written by Joanne Hawkins that featured in one of Australia’s “largest weekend magazine”
But her newly found happiness was again about to be tested. Libby and Anya decided to
spend Christmas 2004 with Dobbs and his family on Sri Lanka’s idyllic Taprobane Island. Libby had dreaded Christmas since Justin’s death, but on Christmas night that year, Libby remembers she “collapsed into bed after a glorious, fun day, with high hopes for the year ahead”. But on December 26, Libby and Anya were swimming in their villa’s
swimming pool when the Boxing Day tsunami hit the island.
Miraculously, the wave lifted them out of the pool and on to higher ground. “But it was very stressful because all the water had been sucked out of the bay and we were convinced there was going to be another massive tidal wave and that we were going to drown.” Incredibly, just as she was counting her blessings at surviving such a disaster, she became aware of a nagging pain. Within 24 hours, she had been diagnosed with acute appendicitis and, after a difficult road trip through the devastation so she could have an emergency operation in Colombo, was air-lifted back to Sydney.