Last Thursday we went to B’s school prizegiving. He has worked hard and was rewarded with nomination by all his core teachers for a Diligence award – a big thing given his grades were distinctly average before he was concussed; and he’s had (conservative estimate here) about a third of the remaining year off from school, had (too many to count) migranes and totally kept up with his school work and has multiple Merits and Excellences. He’s not top of the year in anything (oh-so-close in Social Sciences!) but I am very, very proud. He earnt a Kiwi’s jersey – as soon as it arrives I’ll share a photo of my young man.
One of the entertainment pieces was spine tingling. Soft piano and just the one voice – a young girl singing Ed Sheeran’s Photograph. Such beautiful words. My new fav song.
I’m posting this from work so I can’t add a YouTube link (stink) but please take the time to listen. It’s awesome.
Generally my music tastes reflect my mood – so if it’s Seether, walk away. Just walk away. Day-to-day I listen to a mix of “talkback” radio (at the time I listen, 6am for twenty minutes or so it’s just news) on Radio Live, Lifefm when I’m at work, or a mix of favourite tunes or podcasts. Lately I’m into podcasts and audio books. I think I might have reached saturation point tho as I am
- Listening to JD Robb Naked in Death at work
- Listening to JD Robb Delusion in Death on the way home (takes up to an hour in the afternoons, ick drive)
- Reading “The Talented Miss Highsmith” on my Sony (and hating it, actually)
- Watching Bones & Castle marathons at home
So a big decision today. Have left Delusion at home deliberately and am considering giving up on Highsmith. Seriously – she is not a person I would put up with IRL and actually sounds quite nasty (apart from liking her cat). But I hate not finishing a book!
I must be in a good mood as today I think I will listen to Lady Antebellum or Kate Vogele – the later artist was introduced to me by my g.f. Kirsten. Not really known in NZ but I like that sort of thing.
And if you pray, can you please add another g.f. Sangeeta to your list. She starts chemo soon and is understandably nervous about the experience and how she might react. Pray for peace of mind and quick recovery please. Thank you!!
I am completely loving this song and video right now – one to download and put on replay on the iPod! Fireflies
noting too the physical version of Becky Higgin’s new kit Project Life is available to order – but at over $170 shipping I’m having to decline! Just as well she’s bringing out a digital version 🙂