Posted in Blogging, marlysworld, my thoughts, updates

Tis almost the season…

It’s the 4th of November and I thought I’d give you another little update of where Mark and I are at.  

First off, he’s started his new job and is really enjoying it. He’s a greeter at the entrance to Target, perfect job for him.  Backtracking a little, we finally found out what was wrong with him (probably); it was a reaction to the antibiotics they put him on…go figure. 
Anyway, he’s over that and we’re tracking OK in that regard.  
I’m in the babies room at work this week, and seriously that’s the best thing.  Or maybe the worst thing?  Haha, not helping my cluckiness, that’s for sure. 
I have sciatica.  That is I have pain in my left leg which is being caused by a disc in my spine pressing on the sciatic nerve.  It’s a pain, literally; but I’m getting treatment and it’s not effecting my ability to work.  
I have no car anymore because my baby got crashed into last month.  It got written off and I will eventually get a pay out from it.  So, we’ll be able to get a relatively decent secondhand car if we decide to do so.
Another thing at work, my centre has employed a male educator, which I think is fantastic.  There are not many men working in early learning education, as teachers or in centres, so I think it’s wonderful to see.  Especially, young men who are passionate about education in the early years.  
I think it’s sad that the negative stigma of men in the profession is what drives them away.  We need men in the profession because many children need positive male role models in their lives.
In a less serious note, November 1st marked 11 years of me being a Simple Plan fan.  They also released their official first single off their 5th album last month.  
Good Charlotte is apparently back. 
And this Friday night Mark and I are off to watch the basketball at Perth Arena:  Wildcats v Crocs (my Tville boys :)). 
So, that’s me.  
God bless you all. 
(Oh and it’s almost Christmas!)
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Posted in 2013, 2014, life, updates

Update on my life.

So, it’s been a long time since I’ve written on this blog.  And, so much has happened.  I’m coming into my third year at my childcare centre and we are in the middle of preparing for one of the many Jewish festivals that they celebrate. (It’s a Jewish childcare centre).

I’ve helped my friend with her short film and I’ve done many exciting things in the past fifteen months or so.  Saw Simple Plan again for the third time.  And, I got to meet the guys again thanks to a friend here in Perth. 

I’ve recently joined a new connect group and as it is Lent I’ve decided to give up something.  Namely, Simple Plan.  So, this is the last time I’m referring to them until after Easter. 

I’m trying to eat healthier and spend less money.  It’s not easy, because I think I’m an impulse buyer.  I also have a habit of buying when things come out, right away.  I need to practise restraint or ask for things as gifts instead.  For birthday’s and Christmas. 

I’ve been writing more of The Baker Tapes, which has been starting and stopping.  I have up to chapter five completed and started on chapter six.  It’s interesting that writing wise it’s a lot easier to write about the guys in A7X than it is about, you know which band. 

I’ve also been reading a lot of good books.  Started a devotional with my friend and finished a few good novels recommended by my mum.  I think that when I read a lot it really aids in my writing.  There is, I believe, a correlation between people who read a lot and can write well. 

Footy season starts in four days.  Collingwood play Fremantle on Friday night.  I can’t wait for the season to kick off.  Though I have been getting more into the summer cricket this year.  So, so stoked that Australia won the Urn back.

Last but not least, I’ve been refocusing on God. 

Shine Jesus Shine
Fill this land with the Father’s glory
Blaze Spirit blaze
Set our hearts on fire

Flow river flow
Flood the nations with grace and mercy
Send forth Your Word, Lord
And, let there be Light.