30 has always had seemed really old… (sorry to those who I have now offended, but it is the true) but this morning I woke up next to a 30year old.. and it surprised me… not the person I was next to, that was just Davo and he was supposed to be there… but now as of today he is 30 and all of a sudden, we have become fully fledged adults. Seriously, you can’t be 30 and still a kid… and while Dave has always been much older than me, at least in maturity… 30 just sounds different. It sounds legit… So I thought I would use today to celebrate all that is Davo and tell you 30things I love about him…. coz 30 is a big deal…
- Dave is loving
- Dave is serious and sensible
- Dave is supportive
- Dave is fun
- Dave is clever
- Dave is reliable
- Dave is kind
- Dave is a servant
- Dave is humble
- Dave is hilarious
- Dave is trustworthy
- Dave is wise beyond his years
- Dave is romantic
- Dave is a builder
- Dave sounds good on every instrument he picks up
- Dave can do anything
- Dave is handsome… very handsome… I mean seriously take a look at him… what a spunk!
- Dave is trendy
- Dave is unique
- Dave is a great housewife
- Dave is diligent
- Dave is caring
- Dave is in love with Jesus
- Dave is loved by all who meet him
- Dave is encouraging
- Dave is just generally super
- Dave is generous
- Dave is committed
- Dave secretly loves to dress up, not the fancy dress kind, but he likes to dress to the occasion… enter his Oz green jacket, or his black and red les mis outfits.
- Dave is hard working… so hardworking he is working tonight on his 30th birthday, doing something he loves it has been really nice to watch him in his element conducting, guiding and encouraging his students as they performed Oz. All without even mentioning his sacrifice because that’s just who he is.
I know that I have said this to many people, on many different occasions, but I feel like now is a good time to say it again. Shout it from the mountain top of the blogosphere so to speak. But my life is blessed because Dave is a part of it and I love him more than anything in this world. I have loved him since I first met him and I will love him forever… even when he is actually old (as in way older than 30). He is a champion, a superstar and my prince charming. I have never met anyone like him before and I am not sure I got so lucky to have him by my side for the rest of my life. Thank you Dave for everything that you do, including all the things you don’t think I notice or care about. You make my life wonderful! I love you.
I’m not sure that if Jesus had started his ministry today I would have followed… and it worries me. I would like to think I would, but I am just not sure… in fact I am a little worried I would have been just another Pharisee blinded by religion… Don’t get me wrong I haven’t changed my beliefs at all, I am still a Christian and that hasn’t changed, but a few weeks ago, when Dave and I saw Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar I was really challenged about how Jesus would appear, behave and move people if he had come now, rather than 2000 years ago and I actually found it really scary.
This particular version was a re-imagined or updated version of the musical, set now, and it was confronting. The 12 disciples and Jesus were portrayed as working class revolutionaries… their slogan was ‘Follow the 12’ and the they looked almost like the ‘occupy movements’, they were different, radical and in some ways extreme. The thing is I am a rule follower, a go with the flow kind of person, someone who does the right thing because that’s what you are supposed to do… even when breaking the rule won’t hurt anyone… it’s just the way I am wired. I figure that rules are there for a reason, so I follow them, some people think that’s a bit boring and it probably is, but that’s ok… I like the order and clear boundaries it gives me.
Often when I watch the news, from my relatively comfortable position in life, I see things like the occupy protestors and understand their motives, but wonder if creating a tent city and fighting people is the best way to go… I often dismiss passionate protestors as crazy and go about my business with out much thought. Now I don’t think Jesus would have been a law breaker… or fighter… most of the time, his teachings are about love for God and love for each other… but I can see why Llyod Webber has made this link… they are counter cultural, not letting the powers of the world dictate the way of the world. Now in the musical, Jesus didn’t damage property or people, he was the same as I imagine in bible times, doing his father’s work where ever he went, changing lives, and healing the hurting, but he was peaceful. But when I think about social movements of today, even great social movements like fair trade and anti-traffiking my response is at best underwhelming. I am happy for these things to change, but I am not passionately seeking out ways to make it happen… just passively waiting for it to happen without me… and it makes me wonder if it were Jesus, would I just ride him off as a loony? Wait passively for the him to change the world around me? Or be annoyed because he was rocking the boat I was quite happy traveling in.
To be honest I am actually glad that I was born now rather than back when Jesus was around… and that even though I know Jesus is coming back, I already know and believe in him… and I would like to think that by his grace I would recognise him when he comes… I don’t have to um and ahh about whether or not he is the real deal because I already know that to be true… but it also challenges me to think about how Christlike my life actually is? Am I still more of a Pharisee with my rules and regulations, or am I open to change when it is in love and equality… I don’t know… but it’s got me thinking.
It’s been a while since I did a list update, so if you are not interested in what is and isn’t crossed off the list then please continue to the next blog, but if you are here is what has happened since my last update here it is…
A lot has been happening since July and a few more things have been chipped off the list… So once again here is what I have done so far… click the links on the ones that have their own special blog for the full details if you wish…
3. Read 6 books
16. Bake Meringues
30. Go Camping
31. Go to the museum
33. Get our wedding pictures framed – completed 21/7/12
34. Have a bath
35. Make a mocktail
36. Do a fun run/walk – completed 26/8/12
I have officially crossed this off the list, although I am not done yet so I have broken it into two parts… so for now I have completed a fun walk… the Parkinson’s Walk with some work colleagues…. but next weekend I am doing a fun run as part of the Melbourne Marathon series so watch this space… that will be part 2.
39. See a Musical
59. Go to a Wedding – completed 22/9/12
A couple of weeks ago I was privileged enough to witness some good friends of mine get married, it was a beautiful day and such a lovely wedding. I am so thankful for both of these guys and that I could be part of this special day!
62. Learn a new joke
64. Visit Bendigo
68. Wash my own car – completed 7/7/12
This was actually more difficult than it sounds, I am actually quite week and the high pressure hose is not… therefore when washing my car I look like an idiot trying to control the hose enough to effectively wash my car… luckily Dave seems to be happy to help out!
70. Send 5 Cards just because – completed 2/7/12
Every one likes a random card…
77. Sing in the shower – completed 7/7/12
This one doesn’t get a picture… trust me, you’d thanks me
80. Go up a look out and look over the city – completed: 7/7/12
89. Go to a concert of Dave’s – completed 4/8/12
This was probably the most extravagant school concert I have ever been to, complete with a 7 course dinner and my spunky husband doing his thing.
96. Swim laps at the pool – completed 27/8/12
99. Try and espresso
So there you go… I’m now over three quarters of the way through, still a bit to go, but once again this is a nice reminder to get back on track with a couple of the longer term list items… I still need to be more deliberate about cooking dinner, exercising and doing my devotions, I still need to stop eating chocolate at breakfast, and I still need to keep focused on my weight loss, chores and date days… I can’t cross them off the list if they are not done, and they need to be done… But so far not too bad, I am getting there and still having fun doing it.. only 49 to go.
Wow I can’t believe it’s the middle of the year already… seriously how does this keep happening…
Anyway, I decided that being the middle of the year it was a good time to do a list up date because while there are lots I have posted about there are still a few that have happened which haven’t made it to a blog on their own… so here is what I have done so far… click the links on the ones that have their own special blog for the full details if you wish…
3. Read 6 books – completed 25/4/12
Here they are…
1. Sing you home – Jodi Picoult, 2. The Girl with Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson, 3. It – Craig Groeschel
4. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins, 5. Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins, 6. Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins
And the reading continues… I am officially a book worm once again.
8. Make a photo book with our wedding photos – completed 20/6/12
It looks pretty good if you ask me… complete with my favourite pics from our amazing photographer as well as some others taken by friends and family.
16. Bake Meringues
24. Finish watching Mcleod’s Daughters – completed 14/4/12
It’s done… all done… there is no more and while it feels good to have finally finished all eight seasons… I am a little sad, I wish there was more…
30. Go Camping – completed 7-9/5/12
I did actually blog about this as well… again… I just forgot to mention crossing it off the list in the blog… check it out here
31. Go to the museum
34. Have a bath – completed 15/4/12
I decided that photos of this would be inappropriate and unwanted, so you will just have to trust me. I have in fact had a couple of baths (as opposed to showers which I have daily) and they were all very relaxing… I think it is something that I need to do more often.
35. Make a mocktail
37. Go on a Road trip – completed 29/6/12
Even though it was back to Bendigo again, I have decided that it still counts, Dave and I went, we spent the night hung out with friends and we were in the car for more than an hour… so road trip it is…
39. See a Musical
I also saw Annie the musical in May, which is one of my all time favourites and definitely worth seeing…
58. Visit a country town I have never been to before – completed 7-9/5/12
I did actually blog about this as well… again… I just forgot to mention crossing it off the list in the blog… check it out here…
60. See the fire balls at crown – completed 18/5/12
I was lucky enough to catch up with my buddy Jana in the city for dinner and as both of us are terrible decision makers we ended up kiking through the city using the ‘urban spoon’ app to choose our destinations. It was a workout, but on the plus side, I got to spend more time with Jana, we found places we had never been to before and I got to see the fireballs…
62. Learn a new joke – completed 26/5/12
64. Visit Bendigo – completed 24/6/12
It was a quick sticks trip just to hang out with my mate Melface… and the rest of course but she had flown over from WA so I guess that’s worth mentioning… Super fun… just like it always was… and here is a picture of my journey home the next morning… it was nice to watch the sunrise over the country side.
65. Do my own washing once – completed 2/4/12
95. Check my car’s oil – completed 12/6/12
99. Try and espresso
So there you go… almost halfway there, still a bit to go, but this is a nice reminder to get back on track with a couple of these… I need to be more deliberate about cooking dinner exercising and doing my devotions, I need to stop eating chocolate at breakfast… seriously it is not a breakfast food and I need to keep focused on my weight loss, chores and date days… because I can’t cross them off the list if they are not done, and they need to be done… But so far not too bad, I am getting there and still having fun doing it.. only 60 to go.