Saturday, May 11, 2013

Day 1315 - The week in review

There is much to highlight this week in the land of Deep Fried Fruit.

At the end of every week there is plenty to celebrate and be grateful for.  This week a bunch of stuff highlighting all our hard work culminated on Friday.  It was with a bottle of Fanta that we toasted to the week that was.

After lots of training at school Darby competed in his cross country run. After a morning of "I can't do this", "I don't want to do this", "this is stupid" he was on top of the world when he came home from school yesterday proudly announcing that he came 13th for his age group and he "only stopped to walk 5 times*".  Orange bubbles are a great way to celebrate such a physical victory.

Unfortunately I wasn't there to see it as I was off having my author interview and photo shoot with Canberra Weekly Magazine for one of their June covers.  It was a lot of fun even though my hair completely took a dive from styled perfection to limp frizz by the time the shoot took place.  They took a bunch of photos of me in my black and white patterned dress, but then had me switch to my safe black pants, white shirt and red blazer. Not overly stylish but because of my "props" the block colours seemed to work better. The article and the photo are now in their hands and I hope for the best.  I stressed my strong support for airbrushing.  I chose pink bubbles rather than orange ones to celebrate.

While Darby was running and I was posing, Tahlia was in the middle of a maths test.  In the past this would have been a very anxious moment, but due to Kip McGrath tutoring and some extra dedication from her maths teacher during her lunch breaks, she came home grinning from ear to ear announcing that she did "really well".  Add that to the fact that her oral presentation for English this week was also a success (after weeks of nail biting and loads of self doubt) she had much to toast last night over a bottle of Fanta.

Derek hasn't missed out of course.  Over the last two weeks he closed a massive deal he has been working on for 18 months which had him the toast of the company.  He too was involved in a media photo shoot as the official "signing" took place.  While this doesn't mean much for us financially, it means a hell of a lot for him and his resume.  In celebration he took an overnight trip to rural NSW for a couple of days golfing with mates.  I expect he toasted with something slightly more potent than orange soft drink.

So there you have it.  The Deep Fried week in review. There's always something to celebrate and be grateful for if you look hard enough.

This week I am grateful for:

  • My trusty ten year old red blazer than never dates
  • The power of photo shop
  • Fanta
  • Four n Twenty chicken and vegetable meat pies for a quick and easy dinner
  • Teachers who are happy to help outside the classroom
  • Golf for husbands

What are you celebrating this week?

What are you grateful for? 

* Darby and I had an appointment with the ear, nose and throat specialist during the week.  Due to his nasal problems he has trouble with breathing. This translates to difficulty running for any period of time.  More about that in another post. 

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  1. Sounds like a great week all round. Congratulations!

  2. sounds like a major week for you all - i hope you had a great weekend and mother's day as well


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