Brisbane is in emergency, again. Most of Queensland, it seems, and New South Wales as well. Thanks to Cyclone Oswald, we've had torrential rain and howling winds. Never has my house shaken so much. Trainer Dan was confident it would be fine to train yesterday morning, but as I'd hurt my foot on Sunday I asked for a different day. Glad I did, too, as Monday morning was scarier than Sunday. This meant that I had all the time in the world on Monday morning. I also had more eggs than normal in my fridge. I nearly chickened out (ooh, sorry for that), but I made poached eggs. For the first time ever. I am pleased to report success.
For the last weather emergency (the 2011 floods) power went out about lunchtime on the first day, and stayed off for 5 days. Although it was a little tough not being able to see what was happening, I now appreciate the silence. Yesterday I channel-surfed for most of the morning, and I watched the news in the evening, and by the end of it all I was over-newsed. And unsatisfied, as there was little to no coverage of the places I really wanted to see (where my parents live, for example).
I also resorted to comfort food. I baked my white chocolate, date and cardamom cookies (not so successfully, but they still taste good); I made corn fritters (first time); and I made pumpkin soup which I guess I'll be eating for a while.