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28 October 2009

Worn out and recovering

After a busy day at work yesterday, I'm worn out. I over-slept this morning and as I have to do a few things before going to work soon, this will be a short post. There are times in my past when I worked much harder and longer than I did yesterday but now it does me in. I have another work day today and tomorrow Hanno goes in for his knee operation and I want to be in top form for that. I'm taking it easy and letting myself recover so I have the energy to cope with the rest of the week.

I'm sorry that I haven't had time to answer questions in the comments and emails or spend much time at the forum, but I'll get back there later in the week.

And just a quick word about advertising. I've added Amazon ads to my blog to help pay for the forum which cost a few hundred dollars to set up. I like the Amazon ads, I think they are good value for money and they feature products most of us use. Clicking on the ads will give you more information. I appreciate any help you might be able to give me.

I saved this blog address earlier this week and hoped I would have a chance to share it with you. It's the blog of Jessica Watson, a young lady who lives in my region. Jessica is 16 years old and is sailing solo, unassisted and non-stop around the world. I doubt I would have allowed my children to do what she is doing at that age, but I admire her so much. I've watched a couple of interviews and her videos and she seems a very mature and intelligent girl. We so rarely find real adventurers in our lives now but Jessica is one and I really hope she achieves her goals. I think following her journey would be a wonderful project for homeschoolers. She is in her second week now and has just passed Norfolk Island. Soon she will head south, over open ocean, towards South America. Scary! The route she is taking is written about here.

See you tomorrow. I hope you have a lovely day.


  1. Hello Rhonda, don't forget to B-R-E-A-T-H-E. I forgot several times recently. I'm no meditator (wish i was!) but three deep breaths in and out make such a difference.

  2. Hi Rhonda,
    All the best for Hannos operation. Take it easy and listen to your body. You do so much for everyone perhaps a little time out for some nuturing over the next few days.
    Many blessings

  3. I'd love to support your Amazon link as I do buy a lot from them and you might as well get something back from it. But I am not sure if it would work as I'm in the UK. I did go through your link a couple of days ago, and from there to, so I hope you got some credit out of it.

  4. Quick recovery to Hanno. Take good care of yourself too.

  5. Thank you for the link to the sailing blog - we homeschool, and as soon as I showed him the blog page, my 6 year got out our globe and started plotting the course Jessica is planning to take around the world! He's looking forward to following her story - and so am I!

  6. Please tell Hanno that I'll be thinking of him in hopes that the surgery goes well. And take time for yourself, it won't go him any good if the caretaker exhausts herself!

  7. Keeping you and Hanno in my thoughts and prayers. Hope everything goes well with the surgery.

    Mary Ellen

  8. All good wishes to Hanno for a successful operation and a speedy recovery.

    Please take care of yourself so you are in good shape to look after Hanno.

  9. I think the amazon ads are nice and not too intrusive. Good choice.

  10. Hello Rhonda, I live in Melbourne, can i buy off your site re-presure canner through amozon or is it only for people living in America? regards Elaine

  11. Thank you all for your kind wishes for Hanno and I. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers.

    Lilymarlene, I am putting up a UK box in the next day or so. Can you wait?

    Elaine, you can buy anything from the American Amazon through my blog shop but please make sure you know what the postage will be before you buy. Mind you, if you buy one of those on sale now, it may well pay for the postage. Let me know how you go with it.

  12. Hi! Rhonda Jean and Hanno,

    Wishing you all the best for your op Hanno,you have a gorgeous girl to come home to.

  13. Hope all goes well with your husband's surgery. Hope you took your knitting with you, it is a great way to make the time go by in the waiting rooms.


  14. Hope you get rested up nicely, Rhonda. It's amazing what a difference a good sleep can make! (And a cup of tea.)
    I would go through your Amazon link, but I live in Canada. Is it possible for you to link to That is where I usually order from. I would be glad to help you out if it's possible. Will be praying for you and Hanno during his surgery! Thank you for the link to Jessica's blog- such an ambitious girl! (Not to mention brave.) It will be wonderful to watch her sail around the world.

  15. Hi Rhonda,

    I do hope you took it easy and that Hanno goes well with his operation. I'm wishing him a successful operation with lots of rest and a speedy recovery!

    Chantel from Ashfield


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