Monday, January 21, 2008

tennis, squash, the weekend and update

So this weekend has consisted of watching some of the Australian Open - I am loving the tennis! I love tennis particularly when the underdogs give the champs a run for their money.

Game highlights have been Federer going 5 sets against the unseeded Tipsarevic guy, the Hewitt/Baghdadis match and watching Casey Dellacqua do well, even though she got knocked out last night!

Friday night we had dinner with two couples from our old church, it was lovely to see them and hang out. I miss seeing them regularly but it is great that we got to have dinner together...

Saturday night we had dinner at some of SP's family friends house - it was yummy. One of the ladies is a bit of a photographer so she was showing me her camera/lenses and pictures..

Yesterday SP and I went to play squash. I have NEVER played this game before in my life. SP used to play A-grade squash and I believe he is very good. This was the first time that he stepped onto the court since he snapped his achilles tendon just after we got married. SO, I don't think I have ever played a game where you use every one of your muscles and where you sweat so much and get out of breath. OK now I am not as my fittest at the moment given that I have done next to no exercise over the last several months (I need to work on this), but even if that wasn't the case I reckon this has got to be one of the best sports to get you in shape fast. We didn't even play a proper game as I didn't have much of an idea of what I was doing.. But I am keen to get to playing this game along with swimming and hopefully that should whip me into shape.. Today I have muscles that haven't been worked in a while and muscles I didn't know existed that are a bit sore today!

And in other non-sports related news:

I am feeling so much better since my docs appointment. I think she was right and everything seems to be a lot better.. At this time it is looking like everything has happened by itself ;) I am just praying that this is it. Thanks so much for praying for me, this whole saga seems like it has been going on for so long now. I am just ready to move on.. Please keep praying when you think of it!

I am totally loving our new church, I am excited to be there and look forward to going each Sunday. I just hope we get to know people a bit better over the coming weeks and months. It takes time to get to know people but I am feeling pretty patient about it. We are having our minister and his wife over tomorrow for dinner to find out more about church, the churches needs and where we might be able to serve. We are keen not to jump in to too much at first given that we don't know people all that well, we want to observe and see where we might be able to use our gifts in areas of need.

The minister yesterday was talking about 'pleasure' , he was talking about how God has created ALL things for good and how we are to enjoy them as long as we remember to worship and adore the creator over and above the created/creation! I think in this world it can be so easy to worship and love things and forget about the one who is behind those things. The creator of the universe, he is the one we should be putting first and he is the one who it should be a pleasure to know, love and adore..

Happy Monday!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey mate ... glad things are looking up health wise. We should catch up soon? How is next Friday night (1st I think?) Thanks again for coming on Friday to drinks with my fam. Also glad you're loving church. Looking forward to hearing how the meeting with the minister went! Miss ya!