Christmas

So, Christmas is over for another year. The kids got up aroudn 6:30, and Ashton was quite excited there was a Basketball hoop in the family room! Jett seems have received most of the presents so I hope that Ashton isn’t too upset. Ashton has been quite spoiled for the last few Christmases and it’s Jett’s turn.

I got Suzanne a Tai Chi DVD, along with a mat and a ball. She tried it out and quite liked it.

I got a bunch of clothes, more queer eye for the straight guy stuff.

And man, was it hot. Boxing Day is looking to be a scorcher as well.

Mandurah Train

Finally, I caught the train to work for the first time in about 4 years. The Perth to Mandurah trainline is finally up and running. We went for a joyride yesterday into the city and the kids seemed quite excited. I wanted to go all the way back down to Mandurah but it had been a long day and the kids were already quite tired.

There was some criticism in the news that there weren’t many passengers, but I think this is to be expected on Christmas Eve.

Chiropractic magic

Suzanne went for a run for the first time since I’ve known her last night. It’s amazing. Up until now she would not have even thought about jogging because of her foot which would have given her too much pain.

She puts this turnaround to seeing a Chiropractor for the last couple weeks. The theory is that the body is self healing. The brain sends messages to the organs so they can fix themselves. But, if your back is out of alignment it will be pinching and cutting off the all important nerves so the messages never get through.

Suzanne had her back cracked a few times now, enough that the nerves to her feet are open. It looks like the theory holds true because she no longer has pain in her foot, even getting up the courage to go for a short jog around the oval.

Last week she took me to a short presentation from her Chiropractor and apparently the practice will cure all that ails ya, and I mean everything. Hard to believe but seeing her return from a jog is pretty good evidence that the theory is sound.

Daylight savings

Another reason to hate Daylight Savings: the city doesn’t turn on the christmas lights until well after the kids bed time. A couple years ago we’d go driving around the city so we could marvel at the lights, both downtown and in the suburbs.

Now that the sun is going down an hour later (around 8:15pm) it means that it’s way past the kids bedtime as we head out, let along before we get back.