13th to 19th August 2011
As I type this post, the winds outside are powerful and ever so arctic, they are rattling the doors and windows, as they blow they are whistling with a high pitch sound that makes you cringe and rain which is more like sleet is falling from the grey skies. We were out in the weather all rugged up for the opening ceremony of The Australian Cross Country Championships at Stromlo. Although the weather is so bleak and miserable I had a smile on my face and felt so very proud as I watched Jarrett in his ACT School Sport Uniform during the ceremony. Athletes who make it to that level truly love their chosen sport and show amazing dedication and skills. Tomorrow is Jarrett's race, he is really excited about it and is hoping for a personal best time, I think he really deserves to do well.
We have had miserable weather for the entire week with two inches of rain falling in just the past day. At School in English I am now reading the novel The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, we are still continuing to do algebra in Maths, in Science we are continuing our work on Chemical and Physical Reactions. In Textiles I have begun a cross stitch bookmark which has my name on it. In World Studies we have an assignment and I have chosen to do research on Child Poverty in the Developing World. It is hard to believe that next week we will be half way through this Term, time just flies.
I saw Rhiannon for physiotherapy, as usual she was able to provide me with some relief from stiffness and pain I have been experiencing. She worked on my neck and shoulders, knee, foot and hamstrings then she gave me some more exercises to help strengthen my upper body in preparation for the athletics carnival which is on 16th September, I am hoping to compete in all the throwing events and by strengthening my upper body I will be able to throw the discus, shot put and javelin further.
Nalani has had so many assignments over the past week I feel so sorry for her, she works extremely hard on all her work. With all the school work she has, it has been difficult for her to continue her rehabilitation on her knee but today at the opening ceremony she went for a jog on the course and she was so thrilled when she was not limping.
I have nearly finished my latch hook craft, when it is completed I will take a photograph and post it on my Blog. In the footy tips I am still winning, Nana is five points behind me and poor Pop is twelve points behind me. I am hoping that the West Tigers continue to play well this weekend.
Sarah who is a very inspirational lady, who I have mentioned before on my Blog has a website which tells all about her journey it is http://www.sarahmamalai.com/, her story is truly extraordinary and provides hope and inspiration for many people you may like to look at it.
Today I saw two beautiful rainbows in the sky, I hope that they will bring all those people who are going through a difficult time or just feeling blue some happiness and hope throughout the coming week.