26 September, 2012

In sickness, Gossip Girl wins.

I can't concentrate and talking feels as difficult as running marathon without training. I can however watch disk after disk of Gossip Girl on DVD.

Saturday I hurt my back. It's on the mend now with the help of exercises, massage, a lot of rest and a physio. My sore throat, on the other hand is a little more stubborn. 

Gosspi Girl Session 2 and 3 are almost complete and if I still feel sick tomorrow after work, I'll stop and buy sessions 4, 5 and 6 to watch over the weekend.

I've now watched so much Gossip Girl back-to-back I even wondered what my 'drama obsessed friends' had been up to while I dragged myself to work for a few hours yesterday. Please don't judge me for wondering about fictional characters. You must have too, at some time too?

Who was it? Did you wondered about Joey, George, Tony, John Snow? Who? Please tell me in the comments below.

Right now though, I think Lily is in trouble (caught lying again!) and I should really make sure she's ok. Time to load the last disk of session 3!

11 September, 2012


Loving: Sunshine! Spring has sprung in Melbourne and with it comes the lovely warm sunshine! Days are getting longer and soon daylight savings will be upon us once again :) 

Reading: Finding Happiness in the Most Unlikely Places by Donald W McCullough. It reads as though it was written recently, not 22 years ago! Using simple every-day easy-to-understand language it looks at the Beatitudes. It has been refreshing to read; the lack of Christian lingo is delightful! 

Watching: Suits session 2. If you don't watch Suits you have to start! The wit, plot twists, suits and comical banter are fantastic! I have no idea what I'll watch once I finished the season... maybe I'll go back to Community to a bit, till I can find something as good as Suits. If you've got any suggestions about what I should watch next - let me know.

Anticipating: A conference in Nashville, followed by visiting friends in Montreal and San Francisco! Turns out I'll be there in the middle of the pre-election American Presidencial campaign fiasco. I really don't think I have any idea about what this trip will be like, or what opportunities will come from it.
But what I do know is that I'm going with the view of doing as much as I can, see as much as I can and speak to as many Americans (more than Canadians) and telling them that we get our mail delivered by Kangaroos! If stereotypes count for anything, I think most will believe me ;)

Listening to: Will Reagan and United Pursuit, I need some new worship music and Will is on it.

Planning: Holidays! I'm going to have to write a list soon of all the possible things I could do in the States and Canada, otherwise I'm going to forget. But first I'm still planning out all my accommodation. One step at a time. Once accommodation is sorted, I'll focus on planning more around the fun stuff :)

Working on: Winding up old projects - finishing well. 

Wishing: It was October already! I'm ready for the long haul flight.... not so ready to decide what to pack but ready to fly away for adventures!

What are you wishing for?

28 August, 2012

Infectious gratitude and touching praise - Psalm 116

I love the Lord because he hears my voice
and my prayer for mercy.
Because he bends down to listen,
I will pray as long as I have breath!
Death wrapped its ropes around me;
the terrors of the grave overtook me.
I saw only trouble and sorrow.
Then I called on the name of the Lord
"Please, Lord , save me!"
How kind the Lord is! How good he is!
So merciful, this God of ours!
The Lord protects those of childlike faith;
I was facing death, and he saved me.
Let my soul be at rest again,
for the Lord has been good to me.
He has saved me from death,
my eyes from tears,
my feet from stumbling.
And so I walk in the Lord 's presence
as I live here on earth!
I believed in you, so I said,
"I am deeply troubled, Lord ."
In my anxiety I cried out to you,
"These people are all liars!"
What can I offer the Lord
for all he has done for me?
I will lift up the cup of salvation
and praise the Lord 's name for saving me.
I will keep my promises to the Lord
in the presence of all his people.

The Lord cares deeply
when his loved ones die.
O Lord , I am your servant;
yes, I am your servant, born into your household;
you have freed me from my chains.
I will offer you a sacrifice of thanksgiving
and call on the name of the Lord .
I will fulfill my vows to the Lord
in the presence of all his people—
in the house of the Lord
in the heart of Jerusalem.

Praise the Lord !

NLT translation

17 August, 2012

Win a YLR t-shirt!

Here is a great prize for all you t-shirt wearing folk, from You Love Random. One lucky person will the following purple You Love Random t-shirt!  

To be in the running to win this t-shirt, just answer the following question: what's your favourite t-shirt wearing activity? 

-boring bits-
One entry per person
Open to Australian residents only, sorry.
Competition closes Tuesday 5th September, 11:59pm.
Winner will be contacted by email and will be announced in this post.
T-shirts made by fairies in LA (American Apparel), screen printed in Melbourne.

Update: Won by Barb via g+! Congratulations and you'll receive your free t-shirt shortly :)