Saturday, May 24, 2008

Over the hill?

Turned 40 today. Seem like I have been celebrating it for weeks. My parents took me & Riche out to Windross House Restaurant before vanishing overseas again a couple of weeks ago. Last week I went with some mates up the luge

I got a coffee card from one friend for my favorite drive-thru-cafe (DTC) which I enjoyed throughout the week. Then yesterday my musical present arrived - a cool microphone.

Today I am sharing at a CLC conference in Gordonton (1 hour from home). Riche & the boys surprised me with helium filled balloons and a yummy chocolate cake to share.

Next Wednesday at the office I am shouting cake also.

Wow, I should turn 40 every year.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Go the 'Caines

On a whim, I took the family to their first rep. rugby match at Eden Park last night. Blues (Auckland) vs Hurricaines (Wellington). I'm a 'caines supporter, Riche found out that she was too. Isaac supported the Blues and Caleb the 'caines, because that's what brothers do:-)

It was a real close game but the Blues came out on top :-(

Fantastic night. I wonder if our org would sponsor a corporate box so we could take all returning mission partners for a cultural experience ;-)

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Joined the Gym

OK. I'm nearly 40 and haven't done serious exercise for about 20 years, tipped the scales at 90kg, have lots of scary indicators so with a bit of encouragement I finally took the plunge.

I started yesterday, with a bit of fear and trepidation, even forgot my shoes:-) Felt a bit like this:

Hoping to look like this next week...

but it might take a bit longer. Hoping that I can stick at it. I need to!

Seems some of my mates are on similar journeys. Must be the year of the downsize.