Posted in Music, my thoughts

Top 25 songs of 2015

I’ve compiled my top 25 songs of 2015. 
These are not only songs that were released this year; the list includes tracks that have been a big part of my emotional landscape this year. 

1. Boom – Simple Plan
2. One Life – Hedley
3. Sold Out – Hawk Nelson
4. Good Good Father – Housefires
5. Great Are You Lord – All Sons & Daughters
6. Ever Be – Bethel Music
7. Wildest Dreams – Riverview Worship
8. I Don’t Wanna Be Sad – Simple Plan
9. Drag Me Down – One Direction [Cover version by Our Last Night]
10. I Don’t Wanna Go to Bed – Simple Plan
11. Diamonds – Hawk Nelson
12. Drops in the Ocean – Hawk Nelson
13. Live Like You’re Loved – Hawk Nelson
14, Made to Live – Hawk Nelson
15. Precious Love – Riverview Worship
16. Saving Grace – Riverview Worship
18. Immortals – Fall Out Boy
18. What Are You Waiting For? – Nickelback
19. A Whole New World – Peabo Bryson & Regina Bell
20. Makeshift Love – Good Charlotte
21. Adore – Chris Tomlin
22. Game On (Feat. Good Charlotte) – Waka Flocka Flame
23. History – One Direction
24. Will You Be Mine – Paul Morrison
25. Crazy Days – Paul Morrison
This is Amazing Grace – Phil Wickham
O Praise the Name (Anastasis) – Hillsong Worship
Rejoice – Riverview Worship

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Tis almost the season…

It’s the 4th of November and I thought I’d give you another little update of where Mark and I are at.  

First off, he’s started his new job and is really enjoying it. He’s a greeter at the entrance to Target, perfect job for him.  Backtracking a little, we finally found out what was wrong with him (probably); it was a reaction to the antibiotics they put him on…go figure. 
Anyway, he’s over that and we’re tracking OK in that regard.  
I’m in the babies room at work this week, and seriously that’s the best thing.  Or maybe the worst thing?  Haha, not helping my cluckiness, that’s for sure. 
I have sciatica.  That is I have pain in my left leg which is being caused by a disc in my spine pressing on the sciatic nerve.  It’s a pain, literally; but I’m getting treatment and it’s not effecting my ability to work.  
I have no car anymore because my baby got crashed into last month.  It got written off and I will eventually get a pay out from it.  So, we’ll be able to get a relatively decent secondhand car if we decide to do so.
Another thing at work, my centre has employed a male educator, which I think is fantastic.  There are not many men working in early learning education, as teachers or in centres, so I think it’s wonderful to see.  Especially, young men who are passionate about education in the early years.  
I think it’s sad that the negative stigma of men in the profession is what drives them away.  We need men in the profession because many children need positive male role models in their lives.
In a less serious note, November 1st marked 11 years of me being a Simple Plan fan.  They also released their official first single off their 5th album last month.  
Good Charlotte is apparently back. 
And this Friday night Mark and I are off to watch the basketball at Perth Arena:  Wildcats v Crocs (my Tville boys :)). 
So, that’s me.  
God bless you all. 
(Oh and it’s almost Christmas!)