Saturday, 2 May 2009

Monumental Milestones

I mentioned yesterday that today is Miss Sunshine's 13th birthday. Just to match her nickname and her personality, today is beautiful and sunny! We've given her a clock/radio/CD player. We need to take a trip down the hill into the fray to the Christian bookshop to buy her something to play on the thing now. We're kinda stuck at Amy Grant circa 1985 and Play School. We need to move on a little! She's listed Casting Crowns and Third Day....along with Cold Play, which Dh & I decided was never going to happen. I'd much prefer her fill her mind with positive messages and we'll all enjoy the opportunity to fossick about in a perfectly divine place, filled with music, music books, Christian fiction. I need to buy my Mum & Dad's birthday presents there too....I may never be seen again. Not with money in my pocket, anyway!

I posted off my first three units of study yesterday. I feel a little bit funny about that. Will I do well? Will I bomb out? Have I met all the criteria and answered the questions sufficiently. Am I way off base with some things? So I wait. And I take a study holiday until the next three units arrive. Of course, a mother next really takes time off. I'll be making hastier inroads into my reading pile. I draws me, longing for my company and I have to keep passing it by. Not this coming week! I'm looking forward to indulging fully. I have a few wardrobes that need a major purge.

8 comments:

Kez said...

Happy birthday Miss Sunshine!

You'll do fine with your studies - enjoy your break, esp your reading pile :)

Scarlett said...

I'm just curious but I don't to start an argument. What's wrong with Coldplay? They seem pretty innocuous.

Thank you.

Tracy said...

Perhaps they are Scarlett. But we're talking about my baby and I'm not going to let the world get into her head and fill it with messages that I don't want her listening to, if I can help it.

If there is any way that I can encourage her to fill her mind with that which is good, and uplifting, and positive, and Godly I will absolutely take that road. I will always choose that over the road with a worldview that is at odds with what we believe, and uphold in our family.

Scarlett said...

Thank you for your reply. :-)

Left-Handed Housewife said...

Happy birthday, Miss Sunshine (a little late).

Two Christian artists I'd recommend: Chris Tomlin ("How Great is Our God" is a song we sing at church) and Robin Mark ("The Wondrous Cross," and "The Lion of Judah"). Chris Tomlin might especially appeal as he has a real pop sensibility and is on the younger side.

frances

Tracy said...

Ahh yes. I have access to CD's with worship music through church. Under the guise that musicians need to hear what we have music books for, ya know. It seems she's after something a little different to our idea of 'regular'.

Scarlett said...

If she likes Coldplay, she might like Jars of Clay. I like both. :) Jars of Clay is a American Christian band so I don't know popular they are outside the USA.

Tracy said...

She may well do, Scarlett. Jars of Clay is quite well known here too.