It’s Friday. Thank God! I know a lot of people hate the phrase “thank God it’s Friday” because Friday comes every week, but this week it is a welcome blessing and I truly am thanking the Lord.
This week has been dreadful in so many ways. There has been a cyclone in Queensland. There still is, I should say. Overnight it hit the town where my stepdaughter lives, thankfully it did not hit hard and as far as I know they’re fine – I haven’t heard from them yet, but we spoke with them last night and I have a contact in the town who advises me it’s all been OK. Looking forward to hearing confirmation from them soon.
Closer to home (geographically, at any rate) there has been a heat wave in Sydney and I, for one, haven’t dealt with it amazingly well. I don’t do well in cold and I do even worse in heat, getting heat exhaustion at the drop of a hat. Luckily thanks to gatorade I haven’t gotten sick this week, but travelling on un-airconditioned trains has not been pleasant! Unfortunatley it has meant that although I have slept, I have slept with fevered dreams and today suspect I won’t make it to the end of the day without falling asleep at my desk. Add that to an already busy week with something on every night, and I’m exhausted.
This weekend I have every intention of doing nothing. If I’m really motivated, I might go see Black Swan in the super-cold-over-airconditioner movie theatre. Or I might join my cat in melting on the floor of the family room.
Unfortunately I don’t even have the energy to pen a good blog post, or anything more exciting than a complaintive missive. So, instead of having a total whinge I shall state that I am grateful. I am grateful that it’s the end of this week. I am grateful that there was no loss of life in Queensland, despite Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi being bigger than Hurricane Katrina. I am grateful that my family are OK. Most of all, I’m grateful that we are all still here, carrying on, able to be grateful. We are blessed.
And, in case you’re still not smiling, here’s a Lolcat.
PS: I know it’s not a cat. Not all Lolcats are.