Emily’s birthday. Seventeen. Doesn’t seem all that long ago I was that age… well it does, a lot has happened, a lot has changed. Nineteen is the better age.

Monica had her baby today. A boy. Michael James I presume. I’m curious to look back and see how much input I had into that name as I had several ‘make up combinations/suggestion’ for names sessions. Good choice anyway, regardless.

A little strange to have reached this point. Jonny asked me about it yesterday – “Is it sort of an ending?”
No. Mon will carry the weight of this for a long time yet, if not her whole life. A single mum. I admire her courage and strength and her continual looking to God. She’s younger than me – it’s a far greater burden than anyone should ever carry or struggle under, I don’t know if I would have coped as well.

Whatever part I play, I assume God hasn’t finished with me here on this. A strange friendship status, distance and that, but something I wouldn’t want to sever.

We went to Vineyard (church) this morning. God I’ve waited so long to walk into somehwere – to have a Sunday without criticising everything.
I would genuinely like to make it my ‘home church’.
Informal, (half) cafe style, still singing, doctrinely sound (in what I heard, and in what I’ve been told by friends who’ve been there longer). It bought none of the frustration that has come with the other churches I’ve been to recently. Is this what you want for me?

A beautiful day! Afternoon tea for Em’s at Chateau Yering.
I love Australia like this.

Ps 119:165 (been running in my head all day)
Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.


Haven’t had photos this ‘twinish’ in ages, so I thought I’d share 😀
She’s a copycat with the haircut (I was first!) but the hairdye she can keep. Normal is fine with me.

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Okay… recap, as yesterday slid by fairly quickly.

A lemon was delivered to a certain someone courtesy of another certain someone. Happy Birthday John for yesterday 🙂 Strangeness of how things start as a moment of stupidity continue well over a year…

Saturday, the best day I’ve had in ages. Change in the weather – always helps things. Spent the majority of it in the hammock or outside reading various boring and some interesting text books. Procrastinated oral presentation stuff majorly and didn’t end up doing a single thing. Walked the dog, the wattle trees are overburdened with yellow at the moment. I’ve decided I don’t like winter so much – unless of course it is raining outside. Weather affects people’s mood. Mine included.

Saturday night. Went to MECS (school) trivia night as a fill-in for Caren and Henry. Jess came too. Which was good, seeing as we probably the only people younger than 30. You think I’d learn to avoid trivia nights after the last one. Maybe I like mindless time wasters. Comparitively this was 80% better. The questions were way too easy – which was nice in a way. There was massive ammounts of bribery and corruption in which I played a fair part. Jess and I filled some of the time creating food creatures, it’s quite amazing what you can do with toothpicks, cheese, choc-coated almonds, chocolate biscuits and wine corks.

Caught up with Mr. Youl (English/Texts teacher) which was cool, he told us a little about his Egypt trip – not much. Mr. Dickson is hilarious, pity I never had him as a teacher. I managed to miss talking to Roger (Chem/Biology teacher) which was a bit of a shame. He who strikes fear into the heart of the poor little year ten’ers is actually a very bright man with a soft spot (haha for certain sisters *muahhaha*) generally. Strange to say I miss being challenged by him, and I miss the colloquial attitude that our Yr. 12 Chem classes evolved from the rigid nature of whatever used to be.

Home lateish. Msn lateish.
Lateish is the story of my evenings.