Thursday, April 10, 2008
My week so far
Had no pic to put up today, so decided I'll show you what my cat looked like when she saw me for the first time when I was home now... NOT VERY IMPRESSED!!!! Especially since she couldn't come into my room, nevermind not being able to sleep with me, lol!!! Luckily she soon returned to her dumb and friendly state of mind, although she still cried in front of my bedroom door. Poor kitty... you've got to love her!
The last two days have been suprisingly busy (I use the term loosely!)... On Tuesday afternoon I did some shopping and went to the post office to fetch some of the meds that the pharmacy had sent to our PE home by mistake. Bought a very nice white shirt for work! Been looking for one for a while, and this one fits perfectly! When I got home loadshedding was in progress (for international readers... our government or whoever was responsible for supplying South Africa with electricity totally messed up and now we don't have enough power untill something like 2012, as it takes years to build power stations, plus the existing ones keep on breaking down for some reason. So now they've come up with the ingenious plan of LOADSHEDDING. Each neighbourhood has about 3 powercuts a week lasting about 4 hours, glorious... thank God I don't need O2 anymore, it used to be a big issue!). Luckily my laptop has 2 hr 45mins battery life, so I played tetris and solitaire while listening to music. When the laptop died I read, when the daylight died I played with my phone. More than 4 hours later we had light again and was back in civilisation!
Yesterday I had lunch with Suzanne in Mellville, which was great. Parking's a huge issue there, and it's such a liberating feeling not having to worry about walking far! I like the walking! Then I went to spend the afternoon with Peter, the CF guy who also had his transplant 3 weeks or so after mine! I've only seen him for 5 mins in hospital before, but we had so much to chat about! Was great! Him and I and another CF woman who we've never met are the only living CF lung recipients. So the two of us rapidly improved the hospital's stats! Hopefully tha other CF patients on the list will all get their lungs too!!! Speaking of which, Tricia is doing great and Gina (pepe) is listed again!!!! Yay, may she get those lungs EXTREMELY soon!!!!!
Today I'm having lunch with Aviva(physio)! Looking forward to that very much!! And my cv, academic record and covering letter is finished. Now I just have to make copies and decide where to give it off... loving all the driving around in Joburg getting to know the area. (I often get to know areas I wasn't planning on by ending up in the wrong lane and realising too late that I can't change lanes anymore!) But it's an adventure, something which I longed for for the whole of last year... life is good. God is good.