Friday, January 1, 2010

A gentle New Year

New Year's Eve passed quietly for us. Our guests went home quite early and we didn't mark the end of 2009 with any cheers and fireworks. Fine food and a few drinks and lots of good conversation from our close friends. A couple of friends who normally come along for New Year's eve were in Sydney and Wendy rang to wish us all well for 2010.

This morning Joan woke up nauseous and had a long bout of vomiting and diarrhea. She is sleeping now and if it continues when she wakes, we will ring the cancer ward at St John's for some advice. The anti nausea tablets didn't get a chance to work.

Yesterday I had an email from a teaching colleague from my New Guinea days. The last time we saw each other was 48 years ago. Age breeds nostalgia. I hope we can continue to keep in contact.

We were penciled in to attend the first reunion of teachers from that year in PNG, but now it doesn't seem like the chemo regime will allow a trip to Queensland for at least six months and the reunion is in May this new year.

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