Actually, I suffer from presenteeism and today was my first day off. I am now coughing all the time, and out of respect for my coworkers I stayed away today. Frankly, everything I did yesterday was a huge stuff up anyway (broken links and typos on the website!!) so it will be less work if I stop doing things using 20% of my brain.
Yesterday I did ride before work, and it was magic to jump on my now foreign feeling road bike and take off. I thought it would shoot out from under me, I swear. Like a fresh horse that has been too long in the paddock, it bucked and snorted and took a few kms to settle down. I had a wonderful, FLAT ride to start my day and it was very relaxing.
Meanwhile in the garden another tough plant says "no worries" and blooms happily after a month of zero rainfall. And SURPRISE!! There are TWO eaglets in the nest this year, and they are looking good. I am up early every day because the dawn chorus is a cacophony of sound. I had forgotten how full on morning in the tropics can be. First day back we had kookaburras and the eagles and screeching Cockatoos nearly drowning out the songbirds.
My son got a stylish haircut and upgraded his office wear in my absence
My new JCU kit arrived, here is a teaser, I'll get Scott to do a full shot tomorrow
It is good to be home and at least I am sick in my own bed, and it is warm.