Some excitement within my week… PLAY BALL!

This week has been full of work, however other exciting things have been happening! I experienced two baseball games in one week!

Number one was where we cheered Adelaide Bite on at Norwood Oval. We clapped to the interval songs, cheered, brought out some of our dance moves, laughed a lot, experienced five minutes in a limo and enjoyed the time spent with friends and not to mention the baseball too! This game prepared me for game number two {I was understanding the rules much better by now}. Game number two starred Mr J! The first game I had seen him play and he amazed me. Not being biased or anything but he was best of the field. Two hours felt like five minutes. Go the Dodgers!

What Dad left behind

Also, the weather has been stinking today! Hot! The brother decided to use the hose to wet everyone, unexpectedly. By this photo, I think Dad got a little wet.

Living is fun!

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Last night I was thankful to share the evening with my two best friends, Mr J and Loz. We sang carols by glowstick, played cards and watched The Vicar of Dibley. These two people make me laugh more than I think is possible.  

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It felt like we rose when the sun did this morning, but we did it for fun! We attended a Car Boot Sale in our local town. Something I definitely want to do again {& have added The Worlds Biggest Car Boot Sale to my bucket list}, it inspires me to spring clean in every season! My only problem was resisting buying the old classy photo frames and jars available.

Ballet

This afternoon, Loz and I re-visited our highschool to watch a great friend in her ballet concert, Choreography 2012. Wow, I admired every single dancer. I’m also super proud to say that I have a friend with so much talent, beautifull-ness, elegance and was a choreographer of one of the items, The Portrait. Amazement.

Bring on  another week of earning money! Happy Sunday night everyone.

My Past Couple Weeks

Wow, I can’t believe I have not caught up with you all for two weeks. My apologies! Life has been hectic…

Working as an apple packer isn’t that bad. It’s physically challenging and quite draining. However, I have felt very welcome and shared many laughs with the ladies. It a very convenient drive and I get FREE apples {always a bonus!}.

Dance lessons with Mr J have been fun. We have learnt the rumba, cha cha, tango and a progressive jive.

Adelaide witnessed part of the eclipse that was happening around our country. Dad brought out his welding mask to view this amazing event. He slightly resembled Ned Kelly.

Netball and tennis are providing a regular social life and exercise for me. I love the people who I see weekly at mixed netball, summer netball and tennis.

Mr J and I have made the most of our quality time together. Last Sunday we drove to Harbour town, followed by Glenelg. Here we shared a pizza, ate two yummy desserts and talked in front of the sunset. Lovely!

I’m super excited to have my bestie on uni holidays, meaning she is back to being a local for the next three months. We have already had a yummy dinner date, organising car pulls and participated in this this morning. I’ve missed her!

Mr J has got new glasses! They are very funky.

The other Tuesday I met with some lovely people to start organising this. Excitement has arrived and motivation is at a high!

Adelaide is starting to prepare us for summer. The weather has been above thirty degrees numerous times. We have been able to enjoy our late barbeques and salads, wear dresses and shorts, go to the beach, watch cricket and have 10pm swims.

Oh, and did I mention… I got into uni!! After expecting to find out early next year, I received a letter a number of Fridays ago informing me I will be studying Primary & Middle School Teaching. I’m a tad excited.

Until next time, keep sending those smiles around.

My Friday has been great!

Great way to start my weekend. Knocked off work five hours early {still leaving me with 32 hours of work this week}. Ate leftovers for lunch and was ready to enjoy some things I love…

Baked some Chocolate Cookies, using only the ingredients in the cupboard. Had to add some 100s & 1000s to make them look fun!

Painted my nails in these gorgeous colours!

Went for my second walk for the day in the beautiful sunshine! I encountered a koala along the way (that black spot on the left side).

I’m now going to freshen up, make a mini-picnic-like dinner and trek over to pick Mr J up from work. & then it’s dance time!

Happy Friday everyone!! I hope it’s been good for you too.

 

 

 

My Weekend

Last week I worked three night shifts and finished the week with ten hours of sandwich artist-ing on Friday. I was stuffed. Due to work I unfortunately missed out on a friends 30th Disney dress up party but got to smile at photos and enjoy costume shopping with Mr J and a friend. Mr J put on his Buzz Lightyear pants for the night.

Saturday I played tennis. We lost, but got a good handful of Vitamin D. The night was super! I spent it eating Thai with a friend, we talked so much that the waitress staff were kicking us out of the place. That didn’t stop us though… once we were outside we talked for another hour. Lots to catch up on! I finished the night with Mr J, talking about life over a Rekorderlig Cider {my favourite!}.

Sunday was beautiful. I didn’t rush out of bed. At 11am Mr J and I decided to cruise to Melbourne Street. He wanted breakfast, I wanted lunch. We found a lovely cafe that suited both our needs. We sat outside in the warm weather, people-watched, talked, noticed the Christmas decorations already hanging in the street and laughed about funny quotes. We detoured back to our car to enjoy the sun a little more and spent the afternoon watching a movie and chilling at a local baseball match. The day wasn’t over yet, we got to catch up with some awesome people – the boys watched the formula 1’s while the girls spent time on here, playing games and laughing at the night jokes. Great friend time.

I slept well.

Muddled Days

This drink gives every reason to go back for seconds and thirds. Why? It’s simply delicious, and healthy!

Last night I got an hours sleep before working night shift. The relaxing night on the couch with Mr J and a movie helped me get through the night also. I got home in the early morning and headed to bed. Woke up five hours later for breakfast {which is lunch to everyone else} and now sitting in the warmth watching the clouds, waiting for the storm to come.

I’m not sure whether it is tiredness making me think, but Christmas is already on my mind. I have gift ideas, motivation for do it yourself projects, baking and contemplating starting a countdown. Christmas is my favourite time of year. What a great feeling it brings as we celebrate Jesus’ birth! Has anyone else starting thinking about it?

Less that eight hours before I start work again. Hanging out for the weekend {and pay day}!

Tiredness to Excitement to Dreams

Night shift makes me go topsy-turvy. I woke up and had breakfast at 2:00pm today. Missed lunch. Waiting for dinner. I’m delirious, however God has given us a beautiful day so I’m making the most of the sun. I don’t feel guilty to have chocolate almonds in my hand, for the reason that summer netball begins tonight before I have another 8 hour shift this evening.  Already looking forward to the weekend, dance lesson’s with Mr J {and others}, a very special ladies 30th birthday and some more nice weather. Bring it.

Dreaming
Sometimes my brain gets excited for possible future happenings {Pinterest assists this immensely}. At the moment they are:
* Road tripping around Australia
* Seeing Snow
* Owning and renovating a house
* Studying again > being a teacher
* Planning weddings
* Getting to know God better
* Having unlimited time to make my space my own and do craft
* DIY Christmas gifts
* Travelling to Europe

Patience is the key.
What are some of your dreams?

I hope your weeks are on a high! 

Paintballing + Sleep

Since SAYCO, I’m still getting used to living on normal feelings compared to adrenaline. I’m also continuing to catch up on sleep. My two night shifts didn’t assist the sleep issue though… working midnight to six o’clock a.m made me feel like I had jet lag all over again. Hello grumpy Teagan! & that was only training so I’m prepared for more of them.

I finished the week off with some lovely people as we trekked to the middle of nowhere to play paintball. What a blast! After four games of shooting paint, hiding behind fences, forts and trees, laughing at each other and dressed in camouflage we came away with memories and a few bruises {I have one at least three times the size of a golf ball, while dad counted 17 bruises on his body!}. We drove another hour to Victor Harbour for lunch where the rain held off and God provided some beautiful sunshine for a picnic. Due to exhaustion many of us had a ‘shut-eye’ on the way home. Mum, Dad and I made scrummy home-made pizzas for dinner as we reminisced about our day. Thankyou Nan & Farnder for the voucher, thankyou Dad for paying and organising it too!

Living in sunshine, learning to live.

I mentioned what my day was like on Tuesday here. I spent the rest of that afternoon in the city exploring the Central Markets, reading in the sunshine at Victoria Square and eating samples from Charlesworth Nuts (dark chocolate macadamias are delish!) before catching a bus home with Mr J. Yesterday was normal, alarm > bus > work > bus > home. The bus for me at the moment is super, I’m enjoying reading my book, people watching and some ‘me’ time. Mr J says it may become old very soon though, what do the other bus catchers think? This morning I got a small sleep in, opened the blinds to the glorious sunshine and spent at least half an hour lying on the trampoline admiring the blue sky, warm breeze and hills scenery. It was glorious. Now, I’m leaving to learn how to keep people alive {first aid course}, followed by some calorie burning tonight on the netball court.

Thought for today:
Have you prayed about it as much as you have talked about it? Matthew 21:22

Prayer has been my strength lately.

Some New Starts

The last couple of days have felt busy. I’ve moved around more than I have for a while. I had my first official shift as a sandwich artist on Tuesday, which was followed by another one on Wednesday. Thursday I have off. I’m thankful to be getting an income again but may take a while to settle in. Catching the bus has been a great experience and has given me time for reflection, prayer and reading. I almost feel as though I’m a pro bus catcher already!

Wednesday evening I trekked to my second Uni open day. After a tour, free sausage sizzle and chocolate I sat through three information sessions regarding teaching. Teaching early childhood, primary and middle. Decisions, decisions, decisions! This gave me more of an insight of my options, resulting with me changing my uni preferences. Still praying for direction but not stressing.

Today I have some freedom to catch up with a friend for lunch. We are going here. This afternoon I’m looking forward to talking to my co-coach and friend about speeches for our wind up and then Mr J and I drive to mixed netball late tonight.