Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Back to School!

(Kitty) The very things that happen in life to give us something to tell you about are the very things keeping us from making frequent blog posts. But this one is just too good to miss telling you! As of today, I am officially a grad student at University of Technology, Sydney!!!

I am enrolled in the Master of Arts in Creative Writing program. School starts next week!! I'll probably have classes on Wednesday and Thursday nights from 6pm to 9pm. And I already own one of the required books!

Also, our friend Debbie and her friend Calista arrived on Monday to visit us for two weeks. They are seeing every possible interesting sight to see! It's only been three days and I'm already exhausted from trying to keep up with them! LOL! But then, I'm not on vacation and I'm also trying to get work done while trying to hang out with them as much as I can.

Last night we took them to a local pub, The Doncaster, for dinner and a celebratory drink. (I got the official school acceptance letter yesterday.) My friend Paula is taking us all (John got the day off) to the Blue Mountains Friday to show us the sights there. And my friend Shannon is taking us girls down the South Coast on Monday. Then Debbie and Calista are going to try to see the Great Barrier Reef and the tropical rainforest for a couple days, then back here to see more things with us.

It's going to be a GREAT but exhausting two weeks for me with friends and school all happening at the same time. But I am so excited about it all I can hardly stand it! LOL!

Friday, February 05, 2010

Kitty and the Prince

(Kitty)  Sorry we haven't been good about keeping up with the blog. A lot going on and it's so much easier to post a single sentence on Facebook. BUT - I'm going to try harder to get a post up at least once a week. Honest!  :)

So today's post is about my favorite day last month - Prince William came to town and I got to see him! He seemed so sweet and kind in all the places the news caught him. I know it probably seems silly, but he reminded me so much of his mom. So gracious and such a great smile.

Anyway, I walked forever to get to a place where I might be able to see him. And it was sooo hot! The first place I tried to see him was in a crowd so large I could barely see him once or twice as he shook heads with people. But everyone was so excited to see him!

Then almost everyone went home when he went to his picnic lunch in the Botanic Gardens - except those of us who wanted to see him again. When he drove through the second time, I was about ten feet away!! Here is the picture I was able to take:

Then as I walked the forever distance back to catch a bus, I was looking out on the harbour and saw a speed boat type taxi go by. I remember thinking, how weird, it's not even half full and everyone on it is wearing business clothes except for a woman in red. Then I saw it on the news - that was the Prince, too!

That's probably the closest I'll ever get to royalty. And I felt a little bad about how much of my day I spent out when I could have been working. But I stayed up till who knows when to see his parents get married - I had to see him, too!  :)

And from a romance writer's viewpoint, there's nothing more romantic than a handsome, charming Prince!