23rd to 29th July 2011
On the weekend I felt a little anxious about returning to school for term three, so I was pleased to have a few distractions to take my mind off my worries. We had running training on both Saturday and Sunday, I made the most delectable strawberry cupcakes with strawberry icing and sprinkles on top and I had a special visit from Heather and her mum Carole. Heather had Medulloblastoma when she was six and this year she turns twenty six, so she is a twenty year survivor. Her Medulloblastoma was very different to mine because it was growing upside down and was slower growing and it had not spread at all. She had surgery and radiotherapy only as her treatment. I found her visit to be very inspiring for me as she is one of the longest survivors of the disease.
With butterflies in my stomach I returned to school on Monday for a brand new term, it felt like we have not had a break because we were back into work. In Maths our new unit of work is Algebra, I really enjoy Algebra, in English we are continuing looking at Shakespeare works and we are reading through and listening to The Merchant of Venice which is like an olden day Neighbours or Home and Away with the many different story lines. I have new electives this Semester, they are Textiles and Music, I am very excited about Textiles because I have a flair for arts and crafts. In Integrated Studies our topic is Human Impact on the Global Environment and Science we are looking at Chemical and Physical Properties. Something sensational we are doing is our Athletics Carnival in September, I am very eager to participate in at least the field events and because I have the disability classification I hopefully can represent the school as a disabled athlete at Zones. After a tiring week at school I was euphoric that the first week of school was over!
This weekend it is only three weeks until Cross Country Nationals, Jarrett has recovered from all his illnesses and has been able to train at full capacity. Nalani has continued her progress and is increasing the amount of training she is doing, she is hoping to compete at the Athletics Carnival, I think she will be able to achieve that goal.
It was very inspirational to see Cadel Evans win the Tour de France, he has faced much adversity, in the form of injury, mechanical problems and self doubt, his dedication, determination and courage is a superlative example to us all.
Canberra had its coldest overnight temperature for July since 1994, it was minus nine degrees, the ice was thick on the ground and chilled everyone to the bones. However we have had some delightful days filled with golden sunshine and crystal clear blue skies, there are even some trees beginning to bloom with delicate pink blossoms. Golden yellow wattle flowers are also starting to bloom ready for Wattle Day on the first of September.
My Tigers had a magnificent game last night, coming from certain defeat against Manly (my Mum's team) to be victorious by two points, I was elated! Poor Nana and Pop tipped Manly to win so that's one game up to me.
Next week on Wednesday I have to go to Hospital to see my Cardiologist and Endocrinologist then on Sunday Mum and I are off to Sydney for more appointments and tests. I hope everyone has a splendiferous week filled with many rainbows.