|It's kinda funny how life in Australia has become normal...although it never gets old, I saw a koala walking on the side of the road, on my drive to work the other day, and thought..oh there's a koala...didn't even stop to take a closer look....that's when you know you've been in oz for awhile. I can find my way to several places without the GPS...although still need it for heaps of places. It's getting cooler here...was down around 7 the other night...Maya and I have the fire going in the fireplace which takes the chill out, have put the flannel sheets on the bed (big happy face here), and are surviving just fine. It still warms up nicely most days. I've become a big Crows fan, which is a footy team....footy here is fast and exciting...unlike football at home. We went to the game last weekend. The Crows were playing against the other Adelaide team (port Adelaide power) in what is known as the 'Show Down', although there were a few nail biter moments when Power was in the lead...and I was fearing having to hang my head in shame on Monday at work...in the end the Crows stomped all over the Power and I got to 'rub' it in on Monday. I took the deputy (vice) principal (a huge Power fan) some consolation lollies (candies) from Canada and left him a cheerful note wishing him better luck next time. Knowing he'd come down to the classroom to make a comment, I then primed all the kids to smile and make cawing noises if Mr. P came to our class, and of course they obliged! A laugh was had by all. Maya has started playing netball. She had her first game on Saturday and played the second half. Her team was very supportive of the new 'Canadian' girl. With a bit more practice she'll get it. There seems to be alot of rules and she had some trouble with the footing and distance from other players. Even though she got called several times, the team just kept cheering her on and offering encouragement. The opposing team even offered some tips. A very warm welcome to a new sport.