Almost 2022

Well, it’s almost 2022 and it’s time for another yearly update.

And 2021 was really a rinse and repeat of 2020, but without a job for me. It’s getting kind of old, being ion the work, non-work merry-go-round, but that’s life I suppose. I would much rather be doing something useful, something meaningful, and something that pays, than sitting around at home but that seems to be just too hard to manage.

And the definition of insanity is dong the same thing over and over, expecting a different result.

Janita’s running has come along amazingly. Late this year, she ran the Sunshine Coast Half Marathon on what was a disgustingly hot day for running. They should have cancelled it, but greed being greed….. My walking is still going ahead.

HUGE Plans for 2022.

We have big plans for 2022.

Firstly, I have a Zero Birthday coming up (50) and the Financial Advisor and I were planning our big trips…. (because hers is only 7 months behind mine). I had talked about Mt Panaroma, Bathurst, to watch the Bathurst 1000 motor race but plans change.

Janita and I were sat around a table in a restaurant with a group of her running mates while we were up at Mooloolaba and they were talking about the Australian Outback Marathon event in July 2022, running around Uluru. She looked at me and I told her the only way she was going to get me out there was if we drove across the Simpson Desert.

So, in mid-July, we – along with at least 1 other vehicle – will be heading west, driving to Noccundra, Cameron Corner, Innaminka, Cordillo Downs, the Bourke and Wills Dig Tree, Hadden Corner, Birdsville (for a rest day), 5 days to cross the Simpson Desert (including a visit to Peopple Corner), Finke, Lambert’s Gravitational Centre of Australia, then to the Uluru resort for a few days, Kings Canyon & the Mereenie area, Alice Springs, and back home via the Plenty Highway to Boulia, Min Min, Middleton, Winton, Longreach, Barcaldine, Blackall, Tambo, Augathella, and, finally, Miles.

3 weeks, 5000 kilometres (3100 miles) and innumerable memories from an amazing trip!

Lots to do between now and then, though.

This is all virus dependent, though. Of course.

Anything else?

Mum and Dad’s health continues to decline, and its coming time to have a chat about the distance they are towing their caravan. Which is sad given Dad’s involvement in starting 4wd Driver Training and his on-going role with that.

But, apart from that, it’s been a very quiet year in Middo-land.