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Monday, 21 March 2011

What Have I Gotten Myself Into....??

This is what I'm entering in to for the coming Dubbo Eisteddford in June.

  • Group Improvisation
  • Duologue
  • Group Sketch
  • Poem for Two
  • Prose Reading
  • Bible Reading
  • Choir
  • Sight Reading
  • Newsreading
  • Poem Recitation
  • Roem (Own composition)
  • Novice singing solo (17 years and under)

I think I'm crazy.

It's the last one in a particular that is killing me.

If my legs shake from nervousness before doing a simple sight reading in front of people, how on earth am I going to sing?

The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.

I think I'm crazy.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Weekly :)

What did I do this week?

Well, I'm beginning to like Mondays, Tuesday and Wednesdays. They're so quiet. So uneventful.

I do school and then- the day is mine. Sometimes I read Harry Potter. Occassionally I clean my room. I go for walks. I listen to music.

Thursdays are a little different.

I work on Thursdays.

And it's not so bad. I mostly make sandwiches...and wraps, which, I admit, are pretty tasty-looking. And I serve little children. Big eyes look up at me from below and hands rest on the counter trying to see above it.

I think I scare them sometimes. Especially when they say something like- "can I have a slush puppie?"

And I'm like- "What's that?" and lean in real close to get a chance at hearing their whispers. And they stare at me with large eyes and whimper a little before stuttering out their question again.

But it's still good.

And Fridays. They are busy. I help a friend with cleaning and babysitting. Then I have girl's group. Then youth group.

I like helping this friend though. Because she happens to have a very cute toddler, and a very adorable baby.

It was kind of funny on Wednesday. I was helping this friend. I was sweeping the back veranda while she sat out there feeding the baby. I lifted a cushion on the outside chair, screamed, and let go of the cushion, jumping backwards.

She stared at me.

"There was a mouse."

"Are you kidding?"

I shook my head.

"I don't like mice."

"Me either."

So for the next few minutes we had a bit of fun. We dragged the chair as gently as possible out onto the grass and squealed as the mouse jumped out at us. I grabbed a broom. My friend grabbed a cricket bat. We were armed. We were ready.

The baby started to cry. "Normally my husband hits the mouse over the fence with the cricket bat!" she said.

Finally the mouse crawled under a bin.

"I'll lift up the bin and you hit it with the cricket bat," I said. She nodded.


I lifted it up. The mouse, crushed under the weight of the bin lay on it's back. All four of it's legs waved feebly in the air. "Finish him!" I urged.

"I caaaaaan't!" she wailed. "I can't do it!"

I thrust the bin back down and took the bat in irritation. "I'll do it then!"

She lifted it. And I couldn't do it. It was just too innocent. So we left it under the bin for a while. Then we chucked it over the fence.

Strange experience.

Monday, 14 March 2011


That awkward moment when you go for a morning walk, pump your music very loud and sing very obviously....then find a man watching, grinning and waving...


Tuesday, 8 March 2011


Ahh Wednesdays...I like them :)

They're quite quiet...schoolwork in the mornings, a bit of cleaning, a bit more schoolwork...

Nice quiet days...

But sometimes you get little things, strange or good, thrown in...they make your days a little more interesting...

Like the middle-aged lady walking down the road very obviously picking her a long, thin, yellow stream get the picture -_-

And then there are the good times when you get invited to a ten-year-old's birthday party...and you eat just as much ice-cream as the little kids, or more... :D

Ah good times, good times... (I like ice-cream)

And then there are the amazing times...when you hide away in your messy room and eat flavoured bubblegum (which loses it's delicious strawberry flavour much to quickly) while reading Harry Potter, my favourite book as of late.

Yes, I like these times.

That was my Wednesday.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Canowindra Weekend.

So last weekend I went to Canowindra for the Pledge Night. It was really great. I love watching the staff and the students pledge for a relationship with's really cool.

So that was fun, as was catching up with some people. That night we had an adventurous walk down to the river. This included climbing over and under barbwire fences, ducking enormous spider webs with huge spiders in them, and stumbling through ankle deep creeks.

I was, in fact, very proud of myself.

I deserved the pancake breakfast the next morning.

Yep :) Good weekend through and through :)