2011 is having a busy start to the year in our corner of the world with a mix of happy, disappointing and unwanted news.
First the happy - my sister-in-law and her partner got engaged a few days ago. No specific wedding date yet. We wish them all the best and hope that the joy, respect and fun they have together continues for all the years to come.
Next the disappointing - a lovely friend of mine was due to go to Penguinland for work before Christmas. Sadly the departure date keeps getting pushed back as the plane hasn't been able to fly, so now she is back doing normal office work (not nearly as exciting as frolicking with penguins!).
Finally the unwanted - I developed a cold on Sunday, which has blossomed into a rather yucky throat infection. The doctor sent me home with instructions to rest and take antibiotics. I'm feeling too dizzy to knit or anything else constructive so I'm left with not much to do but watch the final Ashes cricket test on TV (come'on Aussie, we've lost the Ashes already, but maybe we can still win this game...), oh and maybe write a couple of blog posts..!
No matter where you are, or what 2011 has already brought you, I'm sending you happy thoughts to help celebrate the good news and commiserate with the bad.