February 2014 Recap

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Let’s try this in bullets…

  • Found a brunch place in Kingston that’s open on Sundays. You have no idea how wonderful that is unless you regularly work Saturdays and love brunch and live in a town where shops and/or restaurants often do not open on Sundays.
  • Started the Athleta 30-Day Squat Challenge and completed the first two weeks. A road-trip derailed my progress and other forces prevented me from starting it up again…
  • Made a new friend, who happens to be a neighbor, and attended the Canberra Multicultural Festival with her.
  • Road trip! Canberra to Melbourne to Portland (via the Great Ocean Road) to Canberra in three days (around 1300 miles all together). A long time in the car, but definitely worth it.
  • Work and SUP lessons, which I so dearly love teaching
  • Went to my first UC Brumbies match and reminded myself of how much I enjoy watching rugby even though I lost my desire to play it years and years ago
  • Found another place (and one that’s within walking distance of our house) that’s open for Sunday brunch. SCORE!
  • Got plugged back into the L&D community online via the #OzLearn and #Lrnchat Twitter chats and started developing (online) relationships so that part of my skill set doesn’t atrophy

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January 2014 Recap

Merimbula - January 2014I’m not doing so well with posting regularly and wanted to provide a quick update of life’s adventures for the past month. January began with New Year’s at Manly Beach with my parents and New Year’s Day spent walking around Sydney’s Circular Quay enjoying the summer sights and sounds. My parents returned home on 2 January and we returned to Canberra to resume our daily life. I (finally) began teaching SUP lessons again this month and words cannot express how great that felt. We spent MLK weekend at Merimbula and enjoyed the sand and surf (and cooler coastal weather). The next weekend was Australia Day weekend and while we didn’t party like most Australians seem to do, we had a good weekend hanging around the house. Several heat waves struck Canberra during the month, which zapped any extra energy I might have had, but in all, January was a fine month.