It is mid-winter here in the Southern Hemisphere. Since I've been back in Sydney the days have been fairly sunny and not too terribly cold. Still, after caramelizing in the southwestern U.S. desert for three months, I'm constantly chilly now. I am more rugged up than I have been in years. And spring does not officially begin until the 1st of
October September (thanks for the correction, Kev).
It's been a whirlwind of activities since my return to Sydney, as I expected. So great to see everyone again, especially Mark & Zane.
Zane played hooky on Thursday, so we could spend the day together. It was one of those sunny and warm days. We walked over to the Entertainment Quarter to grab lunch and catch a movie, Forbidden Kingdom. Nice to spend time with Zane. He's growing up so quickly, it sometimes takes my breath away.
Mark was out of town on a work assignment when I arrived in Sydney and didn't get back until Friday night. But when he finally got home, the reunion was as joyful and teary as you can imagine. He is looking GREAT!
On Saturday, there was a joint birthday party at a local pub for a few of our friends. It was an 80's theme, and folks outdid themselves with the costumes. Mark and I hit the opp shops on Saturday afternoon and came up with some 80's-inspired athletic wear. Tragic, but it was fun cutting and styling the cheap wigs. I didn't do too badly. I wish they'd let me tackle Zane's hair now.
Oddly, there was no 80's music played at the party itself. Come on now, would it have hurt ya to play a little Culture Club?
(I put some pictures in a Facebook photo album, for those of you who are my FB pals.)
Yesterday, I met with a man who needs a part-time personal assistant for a couple of months to help with the closing of his business and other matters. Looks like I've been hired.
Lord knows I can use the cash.
Lord knows I've done my share of admin work in the past.
Lord knows I really need to get out of the house now and again.