You Can Quote Me

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.

photograph sheeran

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.

Music Makes Me…NaBloPoMo seventeen

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 🙂

what an awesome day

I had a GREAT day today – started off buzzing as Tuesday night I won a CD from ZM – it’s Sound of the Underground which doesn’t look too bad – some stuff to sing along to in the car as I live to embarrass my kids.

Then I found out it was my horse that came in first, so I won the office sweepstake. Becs and I ran (well, felt that way in high heels!) up to Borders Queen St and I picked up MOS Annual 2009`(Aussie version, not US or UK) which has me jumping. It was this or Coldplay’s Viva La Vida which I still don’t have. Maybe Santa can put it in my stocking, hmmm?
And Bran was still excited about the photos he took on Monday afternoon. His homework was a photo essay on Spring and it was interesting seeing one of my favourite places from his perspective. Even if I have to laugh – he whinged and moaned about going until we got there and now he’s raving about it. Even sent a collage down to his dad, but NZ Post hasn’t delivered it yet. Bugger. He took about 40 shots overall, both at Te Atatu and in our garden, learning about the zoom & macro functions. I think he did quite well!
And I got to watch a bit of history as McCain conceeded to Obama. I really do hope he makes it to inaugeration as I can only admire a self-made man. Plus he’s giving his kids a puppy. That’s sweet.