It’s been a pretty eventful couple of weeks.
Starting from a month ago, which was my first free weekend in six weeks. Too bad no one seemed to be free to do anything… everyone either had prior plans, or work, or whatever, so I went to see Enchanted with my sister. (Fun movie, go see it if you still can.)
Then everything becomes a bit of a blur, there was a memorable weekend trip to Hong Kong with colleagues, and a series of parties and fun nights out… but the important thing is I now have fluffies again! Two lovely little white silkie chicks, hatched from the eggs I carried back from the US. Regardless of the wild rumours that I’ve been hearing, I did not incubate these eggs with my body heat by having them strapped to me for three weeks (??), but instead used a very efficient Brinsea incubator with auto-turner. Right now, the still-unnamed little puff balls are asleep (it’s about 2pm); they’ve developed a strange, house-pet sleep cycle – they are most active (and loudly demand to be played with) in the morning between 8am and 11am and in the evening after 5pm, which is about when most of us are at home to attend to them. Which also mean they mostly sleep from noon to 5pm everyday, waking occassionally to water or eat a little.
Of course I’ve only recently discovered this odd schedule because I’m now on holiday break from Christmas through to New Year’s. Lovely. Earlier this week my parents took the opportunity to take a little roadtrip up to Malaysia, suring which I did little other than sleep, eat, shop and watch movies on cable TV. Bliss.
The other main benefit of having a break from work is being able to catch up with old friends whom I haven’t met or communicated with in months. I’ve made several happy long-distance phone calls and enjoyed a couple of leisurely meals reconnecting, reliving, refreshing… all very much needed.
Happy holidays, and a happy new year. May 2008 be filled with unexpected blessings, fulfilled desires and abundant joy.