Today we were able to sleep in. I was the first of us to awaken and so I quietly made my way to the kitchen and to my surprise Nola was awake behind the counter of their kitchen at 8:30. I figured no one would be awake but there she was smiling away. I asked for some toast and peanut butter. The rest of our girls were fast asleep upstairs. I quickly found out that Ben and Josie get up around 5:30 for training. Just as I hear that, Ben comes up from downstairs looking exactly the way he looked yesterday. Josie soon followed and then Neil graced us with his appearance. We watched a bit of music videos as we tried to wait for the rest of my band of merry women. We are all going to a recreation center to "get to know our host families." The fact of the matter is that while we were there I saw the kids from my family once or twice.
I feel much better when I have been able to get my drugs into me. Neil picked all 5 of us and brought us to the house where we just sat around and played cards as we planned the afternoon. I decided that I would like to go down to the club for a while so I asked if I could and Ben and Toddy & I all walked down to the Kawana Waters Surf Life Saving Club. MJ was there and we played footy with him and a few other kids. Drop-kicking a rugby ball is very difficult!
In an hour or two, the girls walked down and watched us for a while then we were picked up - well some of us were picked up and got a few movies to watch while the rest of us just walked back. We chowed down on cold and warm chicken which was a treat for us since it was the first chicken we had all trip. We finished the night with watching Bring It On & Oh Brother Where Art Thou. Then it was off to bed!!
James M. Connors