The Mellows came for dinner tonight. I love spending time with them. I like laughing my face off.

Shannon bumped me on msn really briefly:

“hey bec…great to read your e-mail last week! Fantastic to hear what you have been up to — sounds like some exciting things have been happening in your life and that God has blessed you with a great new church”

…the last line has me seriously confused. She isn’t a Christian – last I knew. I know her best friend is???? What’s going on there? Is she just saying it?

Caught up with Sam around 3pm this afternoon. We wandered up to Morrisons. Had a good catch up. Decided I’d attempt a bit more face to face candidity (is that a word?). Tried to explain something thats be running through my head a bit lately. Maybe I got there. We theorised for a bit, paid and went next door to the Library which was open for once. I was looking for some photography books but they had about 3 and all crap ones. I came home with a book on body language – one I’ve eyed off in Dymocks. I also looked for the second book in the Number One Ladies Detective Agency books but no such luck.

Car is down at my Uncle Arnie’s (Anthony’s)factory, who is kindly going to work on some stuff. Dad discovered something this morning. The speedo on my car doesn’t work when it’s cold. This is quite funny, bit annoying, it can be replaced fairly cheaply but just another little thing. Of the list for the roadworthy, Dad’s fairly convinced that most will be fine when it’s given a proper clean up so shouldn’t actually cost me that much money.

Dad leaves AUS at some horribly early hour. He’s in the Solomons for two weeks. Misses my graduation and gets back just in time for my (and Laura’s) birthday. No we don’t get up early to say goodbye, that’s done the night before. I’ve been to the airport more times than I can count. Sometimes it’s a friendly place, but on the whole I’d rather avoid it.

I had today off uni, due to my one lecture being cancelled this week. It gave me some time to finish a few things off homework wise – which has been very minimal really. I have a class on ‘sound’ sometime tomorrow and an assignment on that sometime in a few weeks – not so pleased about that as I haven’t ever bothered learning anything about sound files or audio editing etc. to be honest it really doesn’t interest me in the slightest.

And that’ll do for now because I’ve run out of things to say, and I’m sorry I haven’t given you a theoretical one for a while but things go as they go, theoretical takes time.. and I want to get back to the Body Language book. It’s really quite interesting.


go have a look at commonweath games post now to see photos


Psalm 44

1 We have heard with our ears, O God;
our fathers have told us
what you did in their days,
in days long ago.

2 With your hand you drove out the nations
and planted our fathers;
you crushed the peoples
and made our fathers flourish.

3 It was not by their sword that they won the land,
nor did their arm bring them victory;
it was your right hand, your arm,
and the light of your face, for you loved them.

4 You are my King and my God,
who decrees [b] victories for Jacob.

5 Through you we push back our enemies;
through your name we trample our foes.

6 I do not trust in my bow,
my sword does not bring me victory;

7 but you give us victory over our enemies,
you put our adversaries to shame.

8 In God we make our boast all day long,
and we will praise your name forever.

9 But now you have rejected and humbled us;
you no longer go out with our armies.

10 You made us retreat before the enemy,
and our adversaries have plundered us.

11 You gave us up to be devoured like sheep
and have scattered us among the nations.

12 You sold your people for a pittance,
gaining nothing from their sale.

13 You have made us a reproach to our neighbors,
the scorn and derision of those around us.

14 You have made us a byword among the nations;
the peoples shake their heads at us.

15 My disgrace is before me all day long,
and my face is covered with shame

16 at the taunts of those who reproach and revile me,
because of the enemy, who is bent on revenge.

17 All this happened to us,
though we had not forgotten you
or been false to your covenant.

18 Our hearts had not turned back;
our feet had not strayed from your path.

19 But you crushed us and made us a haunt for jackals
and covered us over with deep darkness.

20 If we had forgotten the name of our God
or spread out our hands to a foreign god,

21 would not God have discovered it,
since he knows the secrets of the heart?

22 Yet for your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.

23 Awake, O Lord! Why do you sleep?
Rouse yourself! Do not reject us forever.

24 Why do you hide your face
and forget our misery and oppression?

25 We are brought down to the dust;
our bodies cling to the ground.

26 Rise up and help us;
redeem us because of your unfailing love.