Tuesday, July 24, 2007

july happenings

July has been and gone and it seems that so much has happened. Job-wise... Term 2 ended and my team continued to plough through the huge task of putting all our work together to present them online. We worked super hard and somehow miraculously we got them up online before our deadline - day one of Term 3. Now that one deadline has been completed another mammoth task has begun... guess that's life... you may stop but the world around you does not. And I'm still in my acting position... not too sure how much longer I'll be in the position for, but for now it's been a blessing financially and also a major learning curve for me... hurts my brain. The Youth leadership changed hands at the beginning of the term... Matt and Chelsea are now leading and Paul and Bec will be focusing more on Paul's worship pastoral role and looking after their family. It has been a really smooth and supported transition... and I am anticipating for new and amazing things to happen through and at Youth.

What else happened in this busy month... here are some of them: My red pony aka car finally got its dent fixed so now it's all pretty again... The choir in the church album recording got called in twice during the school holidays to re-record the sound as the mics during the recording picked up more than just the choir's sounds making the editing rather muddy. It was really fun and what a priviledge to sing and serve with so many talented people, I got to learn so much more about recording and by the end of the re-recording we were all much more aware of how our voices get projected and how it should be presented. Big props to the sound technician and our choir directors for being super sensitive and picking up on what needed to be altered... It was Shannon's birthday and she invited a bunch of girls for high tea at her house. Wow it was amazing! There were tonnes of homemade cupcakes, shortbread, sandwiches, canapes and lots of girly time... My cousin gave birth to a baby girl called Kimberley, we're now all cooing relatives!... It has been a long time since going to the Llama Bar on a Thursday night but a bunch of us decided to check out the super talented band Spy. I loved the jazz/ fusion style, and I had totally forgotten how much I loved the sound of the bass. We were also graced by the legendary drummer Tony Royster Jr who made an unexpected appearance at the club and even played 2 songs with the band and just basically wowed the entire audience... Josh Dunjey officially joined the 2x10 club and had a group of us over to his house for a delicious home cooked 3-course meal! Yum and it was complete with freshly made meringues and birthday lollies!... My friend Kelly got engaged in Toronto to her boyfriend Pat of over 5 years! Congratulations!

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Currently loving:
- the best paper aeroplane flying game... you don't even have to use paper or get paper cuts...
- succulent wreaths... I would love one of these... they probably last longer than the 'lucky' bamboo on my work desk which has managed to go yellow! guess I'm no green finger.
- hot lemon honey water... I managed to develop a rather sore throat over night which is only feeling worse at the moment.

Monday, July 02, 2007

mercy ball

I planned to go to the Mercy Ball with some of my connect group members, but then as the date grew closer people began to pike out... luckily the Saturday before the actual event I found someone who was interested in joining my small party of three... in the end we went as a group of five - Karen, Tania, Jodie, Glen and myself. The night was spectacular... we were welcomed by angels at the entrance, the ballroom looked incredible, the guests were all gorgeous, the food delicious... There were performances by Roma Waterman and little dancers from Footprintz, Paul Morrison and his band who launched his new album that night, James Morrison the amazing jazz musician, and Todd Johnson and his band. The night was to help raise money for Mercy Ministries... everyone pitched in... participating in the silent auction, purchasing balloons and boxes, the actual auction, Paul's CDs etc... simply amazing!

click the image for more pics from the mercy ball

Currently loving:
- Transformers... what a great movie! total 80s flashback... and I wouldn't mind a hot yellow car like that.
- that I finally finished knitting the scarf that I started last year.
- Paul Morrison's new album "Pictures Not Taken"... that man is super talented!

adventures with chicken

My friend Karen, affectionately known as Chicken, arrived the morning of the second day of the Big Weekend. We pretty much jetted from the airport back to my place to drop her suitcase off, then went to church in time the session with Darlene. That weekend I was in the choir so the poor girl didn't see anything but my place and church. The two weeks went quickly. Karen did some sightseeing while I was at work. I was able to take 2 days off work and spent some time showing her the other parts of Perth like Swan Valley and Cottesloe. Apart from the sightseeing I reckon we pretty much ate our way through town... We were able to catch up with some Vine members that are now living in Perth (Adam and Maree)... click on the pic to view the evidence.

Chicken, thank you for visiting me what a big answer to a simple prayer, thank you for just being a great friend, for listening to me, for imparting wisdom in my life, thank you for bringing me the HK essentials (lots and lots of dried mangoes, lots of Vine CDs, sunscreen)... thank you for being a champ and eating heaps with me... thank you for constantly making me laugh... big hug big kiss little hug little ooxx fishy

Currently loving:
- the Extra chewing gum ad... the cutest animations ever!!! I want that doughnut as a pet!
- eating dried mangoes
- listening to the Vine album
- my electric blanket... so toasty!