What a week. I have been working extra days in the city to cover for illness. Wouldn't you believe it, all doctors were back from their conferences, holidays, charity rides, etc and the charts were multiplying at a rapid rate. I'm going to need more than two glasses of wine to recover...and the week after next I have three weeks of full time to cover for holiday leave. My colleague is swanning off to France...so I'll be a wreck by the time I finish that stint. I'm really not used to working full time, haven't done it for a few years.
Cooper and his mum came and visited yesterday. They are off to New Zealand to see his great grandmother in a couple of weeks but she doesn't know they are coming. It's a surprise for her. I nearly put my foot in it when I was talking to my mum on Sunday and managed to save myself just in time.
I'm watching the movie "Whale Rider". It's on at the moment. I've seen it before and it doesn't lose its magic the second time around. It reminds me of my childhood, not so much the whales, but the Maori people and the chanting and songs. My grandmother was Maori and I was very close to her, this movie seems to bring her back to me. I love the spirituality and the mysticism of the movie...stories of the Ancient Ones...ooooh, it sends lovely shivery feelings through me.
While I remember, I must mention the generous bloggers who offered me places to stay when I make my world trip...Don, Rel, Pea, Kim and her Oscar the Puppy cat. Thank you very much, I would love to meet all some day. I've been doing some research and because I want to go to so many places, I think I'm going to have to take several trips...one will be to the US and Canada alone...otherwise I'll be away for a year or more! It's gonna be fun planning it though.
I've just been watching the story of the missing kids who weren't returned to their mother from an access visit to their father six weeks ago. The mother went to the courts who allowed their names to be broadcast on national television and they were returned to their mother pretty promptly. Now she doesn't want the father punished and they (the parents) seem to be on pretty good terms.
Call me suspicious, but there is something really odd about the whole scenario. Why would you want to have your kids' faces plastered across the media? Why wouldn't you want to press charges? Was it a set up? If so, why? The mother seemed really calm and in control even though she stated she was worried about her children. Just the fact that they were missing would send most mothers absolutely out of control...I know how I would feel. But this mother either has nerves of steel, or there's something fishy about the whole thing. As I say, I have a nasty suspicious mind.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend and for those of you who are celebrating Labour Day and going away...drive carefully. There are idiots on the road.