Sep. 11th, 2007

denny: (Ball pool)
http://xkcd.com/150/

I had a very pleasant extended weekend. My friends are great :) I took a number of them out for a meal on Saturday afternoon to celebrate my settlement cheque coming through, and then we went back to [livejournal.com profile] denari's place to party all weekend. It was every bit as good a party as I could have hoped for, and for the greater part of it I pretty much forgot I was sad. Many hugs to all concerned, most particularly to [livejournal.com profile] denari, [livejournal.com profile] flippit, and of course to [livejournal.com profile] libellum.

The latter two of whom decided to wander off on a Sekrit Mission at midday on Sunday, and return with a ballpool for me!! Which they sneakily set up in the spare room before inviting me in to see what they'd been up to. I believe [livejournal.com profile] konekosaru also played a part in sourcing the items, so hugs to her too... it made me very happy indeed :)

Generally speaking this party went a long way towards making up for the fairly downbeat birthday weekend, for which I am more grateful than I can express.


Yesterday I woke up feeling unexpectedly perky, and decided that I was going to make use of some of my recently purchased Airkix minutes. I recruited Helen and Fliss and we headed off to MK to fly. It was very entertaining indeed - I spent five minutes in the air in total, and have started to feel like I have some control over what I'm doing. The instructor we had this time was particularly good, taking a far more hands-off approach than the first time we visited, which meant that we made some more interesting (okay, terrifying*) mistakes, but also learned far more about how to correct ourselves instead of being herded back into line by someone else. I can't wait to go back again, and may well do so this weekend or next week.


Today, Helen has gone back home to work, and I'm trying to get some relaxation done in my last day off before returning to work again. I miss her lots :(


* I managed to accidentally flip onto my back (and therefore plummet towards the floor) from above the height of the glass (three or four meters up, at a guess). Yikes. Still, 'plummet' is a bit of an exaggeration - although you're not exposing enough body surface to fly in that position, you're still somewhat buoyed up by the airflow, and the instructor did manage to grab me and slow me down a bit before I hit the mesh too. No harm done :) Instructor's comment: "If you go high, don't look down, and don't make any radical movements, okay?" :-p

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