Posted by: jkirkby8712 | January 27, 2012

Wednesday, 25th January 2012 -visit from health professional

The morning was a little cooler today, and when I woke [without need] at 5am, I was glad I did not have to get out and go up and do another Wednesday morning radio show – Ron was back, but I did ring him just before 6.45 am, to relay some of the local sporting results from last weekend.

A pre-arranged visit, late this morning, from a local  health professional – essentially to discuss value & effectiveness of current medications, etc.  This was quite a useful 45 minutes, and I was pleased I’d made the time for it.  Was also a welcome relief from the road works currently going on in front of our home, works that were essentially blocking access for most of the time.

By lunch, on Day 2 of the 4th cricket test [Australia vs India], the Australian score had moved to  3 wickets for  419 runs, with former captain, Ricky Ponting, not out 198, and new captain, Michael Clarke, not out 210 runs!  The current partnership between Ponting and Clarke had already exceeded the highest partnership for any test wicket at the Adelaide Oval. Magnificent effort by these two, yet again.  Eventually, about half hour after the tea break, Australia declared it’s innings closed at 7 for 604 runs. Ricky Ponting scored 221. Michael Clarke 210 [out straight after lunch].  By stumps on Day 2, Australia’s position looked even stronger – the stumps scores: Australia 7 declared for 604.  India 2 for 61 [with that man, Sachin Tendulkar at the crease].

After a relatively lazy day [watching all the workmen out in the street], and cooking a meal for Susan and myself [which I ate late – usually the other way around],  it was off to the gymnasium for another ‘Lift for Life’ session of about an hour from 7pm. As usual, pleased I made the effort, although the program itself seems to be a bit disorganised with the supposed supervisors of participants [of whom I’m the only one I have come cross so far] generally unsure of the program if the regulars are not on duty.  However, we eventually overcame the difficulties that created, and got through a satisfying session Although the sessions are supposed to be under supervision, I will be happier once I become more familiar with the various pieces of equipment and apparatus, and can then feel a little more independent.

While I was at the gym, Susie & Jodie were playing in a volleyball game, over in the Footscray area I think –  Jodie was rather tired ‘before’ she left, having just spent three days with her work colleagues from Surf Life Saving Victoria on an extensive swimming and fitness course. While her job role is not so much on the life saving aspect of the organisation, I gather all staff need to be suitably prepared for unforeseen circumstances. Personally, it’s a pity that they have to travel so far for their weekly game of volleyball –  they were playing in Sunbury last year, before the Jimmy/Susan split up but I think those matches were very family orientated [on Jimmy’s side] as far as team make-up is concerned, so the more distant team is a better arrangement.

Today’s Australian Open Quarterfinal results

  • Men: Andy Murray [Great Britain]  defeated  Kel Nishikori [Japan]  6/3, 6/3, 6/1   and  Novak Djokovic defeated David Ferrer 6/4, 7/6, 6/0
  • Women: Petra Kvitora  [Czech Republic] defeated Sara Errani [Italy] 6/4, 6/4 ,  Maria Sharapova [Russia] defeated Ekaterina Makarova [Russia] 6/2, 6/3.

I’m glad the Djokovic game finished when it did after 3 sets. Yes, I was watching it, but by 10pm and thereafter, strangely ready to sleep. Even an attempt to do a bit of reading first, proved unsuccessful!!



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