Thursday, December 10, 2009

Grade 12 and Apprenticeships

I am so excited!

I just officially finished grade 12. This means no more school. Ever.

I don't remember the last time I was this happy. It's like a huge weight has been taken off my shoulders that I've been carrying around for the last...12 years.

In other news, I recently acquired a hairdressing apprenticeship! I am very happy about that as well. She is a really lovely, christian lady named Elle, and she owns a beautiful salon. I don't think she is just your ordinary hairdresser either, as she does the hair for models on catwalks in Sydney and other big hair shows. Elle says I'll be able to come along as her assistant sometimes. How great is that!!

I think my apprenticeship was a big God thing! He just planned it so perfectly and it all fell into place and with a Christian lady at that!

Anyway, just thought I'd let you know how excited I am!


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Don't worry

Early last week, it occurred to me that I don't actually live in the present. I feel like I live in the future. Sometimes it seems that every minute of my day is spent worrying about the next minute of my day. I'm missing the here and the now because I'm too busy being anxious about the future. It doesn't ever stop either, you could worry your entire life away without enjoying/experiencing it. This isn't a fun way to be.

Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Matthew 6:34
Yesterday is the past, tomorrow is the future; but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Useless piece of Information

Did you know...

-Liquorice can raise your blood pressure.

-A woman's arthritic pains will almost always disappear when she is pregnant.

-Cold water weighs less than hot.

-Frogs never drink. They absorb water from their surroundings by osmosis.

-Over 1500 new species have been found in Australian waters in the past 10 years.

-Humans produce about 40,000 litres of saliva in a lifetime.

-It takes about 550 peanuts to make a jar of Peanut Butter.

-A man's voice is deeper than a woman's because males have longer vocal chords.

-The Koala is one of the few land animals that does not require water to survive.

-The garfish has green bones.

-Hair grows slowest at night.

-The skeleton of a 70kg only weighs 13kg.

-Rats can swim for a kilometre without resting. They can also tread water for three days straight.

-Babies have taste buds all over the inside of their mouths, not just on their tongues.

-Six year-olds laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults laugh 15-100 times a day.

-Elephants and short-tailed shrews get only two hours of sleep a day.

-Impurities in gemstones give them their colour.

-On average, woman say 7000 words a day. Men manage just 2000.

-A cucumber is 96% water.

-Each King in a deck of cards represents a great leader from history: Spades-King David, Hearts-Charlemagne, Clubs-Alexander the Great,Diamonds-Julius Caesar.

-The term karaoke means 'empty orchestra'.

-When a woman is pregnant, her uterus expands to 500 times its normal size.

-The Nobel Peace Prize medal depicts three naked men with their hands on each other's shoulders.

-Clouds fly lower during the night than during the day.

-The oyster is usually ambisexual.It begins life as a male and becomes a female. It may go back and forth many time throughout its existence.


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

FaceBook Murray

Our lovable little stick-man named Murray has finally made it onto facebook ....
Check it out at


Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Well today is a day worth remembering. Today I completed my final Maths question...EVER!

I am so happy I could cry! I have had a hard time with Math over the years and now it is all behind me!

Only 17 weeks of school left now. The countdown begins!


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Golden Gaytime from Hell

So my friends 1 and 2, and I went out tonight, late night shopping. First we got maccas and then we ate Allen's Snakes.
We had snake-aches.
Then we decided to go and get these new drinks from KFC. They are golden gaytimes, but not your average ice-cream, these are gaytimes in a cup with a straw.
So we were waiting in the drive through after an embarrassing episode of handing the little man in the square window $12 in 2o cent pieces and were waiting patiently for our drinks. Little did we know the Drama that would soon follow....Driving slowly up to the window where our drinks would magically appear from a young girl who definately had an evil glint in her eyes, we rolled the window down and smiled expectantly.
Now whether is was the fault of the stubby armed girl with the evil glint, or the stupidly placed garden between the car and tiny square window which made the distance way to long, or maybe even my anonymous friend 1's fault, we shall never know, but as our beloved drinks were thrown (not passed) down to us from the not-so-magic window, somehow, one unfortunate drink, ended up in anonymous friend 1's lap.
And on her jacket.
And in her car.
And on me.
And on her hand brake.
And on the steering wheel.
And on the carpet.
Suddenly these drinks did not look quite so appetising. The lumpy bits no longer looked like crunchy bits of chocolate and biscuit.
....still the hilariousness could not be stopped. My insides still hurt from how hard we laughed. We parked the car in the KFC car park...if you can call it a park and then anonymous friend number 2 was waiting in line to ask for napkins.
Now we don't know who to blame for this series of unfortunate events, but I still think it was the stubby arms and the evil glint.


Saturday, August 29, 2009


I spent a whole thirty-two bucks at the show yesterday. I agree with mum that they are 'money-wasters'. How I wish I fit under the child category, I could have got in for five bucks...instead, it cost twelve.

I just lost my train of thought, and I'm pretty sure that a woman with crazy, blond hair and what appeared to be a Santa-Hat on just walked past the side window...

But its probably the fairy floss talking.

Anyway, yes the show. Condo show. The place to be. It was pretty fun. I went on a ride, screamed my heart out [not out of terror of the ride mind you, but out of the thoughts running through my head about how well those things are put together] and then when I got off the ride I couldn't speak. And my throat really hurt. Stupid ride.

Ah gotta love the show. Oh and I found two bucks!


Saturday, August 22, 2009

Animals are sometimes very funny

I thought you guys might enjoy these pictures. Jordan and I got some good laughs out of them:)

Saturday, August 15, 2009


The best thing about the future is that it only comes one day at a time.

I know not what the future holds, but I know who holds the future.

Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.

The longer you wait for the future, the shorter it will be.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


The end of the world is near. Or maybe just Condo's world...
I was at work today at the cafe and I was clearing the tables from outside when the strangest character of a man walked past with a determined look on his face. He was wearing a floppy brimmed hat and daggy clothes. He was kinda short and old. This fellow walked several meters,than stopped, standing there for about a minute and looking around. Turning on his heel he walked back past me in the other direction and glanced at me.."this town is going down!" he said violently. I was alarmed.
What did he mean?
I was also slightly amused and I wanted to laugh outright.
Instead I just looked very serious and nodded as if I agreed with him.
Strange character.


Sunday, August 9, 2009

Catherine the Great

As I'm sure you'll come to realise, I love History. I wonder if you can get that on a T-shirt...Anyway, today I was reading about Catherine the Great from Russia. I think she was a really brave woman. She went to Russia to marry this guy named Peter who was next in line to the Throne, but he turned crazy on her. First he was very handsome and kind[ but very mean to his servants], and then he caught the smallpox during his and Catherine's engagement and his face became hideous and scarred and disgusting. She married him anyway because she was to afraid to say no. He was rude and ignored his wife. She gave birth to his son and didn't even get to see the baby for 6 weeks because the Empress, Peter's mother, whisked the baby away and wanted to raise him herself. The Empress soon died and Peter went even more off his rocker and no one liked him so Catherine plotted to take over the throne. All this while she was pregnant with his second child. Crazy woman.
Anyway in the end Catherine ruled for thirty years. She wasn't the best ruler, and tried to hide from the fact that her peasants were starving but a lot of her subjects loved her.
There is a bit of a history lesson for you.


Friday, August 7, 2009

If dolls could talk

Today I packed two boxes. For those of you who don't know...we are moving again. Back to Dubbo. Hopefully this time to stay. Anyway, as I was packing up a box of trinkets, I looked at the small porcelain doll in my hand. I hadn't really 'seen' her sitting on my shelf all these years, but for some reason I remember packing her all the times we've moved. Which is a lot. I tried to recollect how many times I had packed her up in paper and in a cardboard box, but I couldn't remember. She could probably tell me.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Jesus on the wall.

Look closely at the four dots in the center of this picture for 30 seconds. Then, stare straight at a blank piece of wall and blink a few times. Who do you see!!!???

This is really cool.


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Is it an A? Is it it a B? No,its a C.

Exams today. Jordan, being the youngest, got to go first. Lucky her. Emily went next. Then I had to wait for 15 minutes while the examiner ate her morning tea. Her morning tea? Doesn't she care about my nerves? Obviously not.

Anyway, I'm glad I passed...and Emily and Jordan did very well:)

Besides, C most probably stands for cool.


Monday, August 3, 2009

Piano Exams

I am so nervous. Tomorrow I have a piano exam in Forbes. I've never been good with the whole exam thing. That would be why I've only ever done two exams in my six or seven years of playing piano. I'm going to try and pass this 4th grade exam with flying colours, but I'm afraid I'll freeze up when the examiner stares down at me with her piercing eyes and says " please start by playing B flat major in similar motion for four octaves."
That would ruin my day. An A+ would be awesome. I think I'd be happy if I got a B or even a C. But I won't push my luck.