Saturday, June 28, 2008

A Lousy Day!

Do you ever have days when you just can't get up the motivation to do anything?  I felt like this morning on waking up and it continued throughout the day.  I think its to do with feeling very directionless at the moment- like there's not a lot to look forward to.  I know that I am to trust God with my days, my future and yet I am also required to do a fair bit of work myself... Ahh- I am just not sure what that is!

On a funnier note- who's seen Top Gear?  It is a British show on expensive cars mainly and though I am not really into cars I am getting to appreciate the engineering and design behind them.  They also have the funniest segments when they give the 3 male (of course) presenters different challenges to complete.  The most recent episode Hit and I watched had them buy a car for under 1000 pounds that they thought would make a suitable cop car.  The idea being that it would be  better for the cops to have a cheaper car that could be trashed.   Then they decorated them- lots of flashing lights, ridiculous appendages on the car to try and catch crims.  Then they had to complete different tasks.  Anyway you would probably have to see it to appreciate it but it makes me laugh a lot.  Praise God for humour!

Friday, June 27, 2008

My Five things

Five things I am thankful for this morning (typing this before everything starts for the day):

1) I have a friend and two of her kids coming to visit this morning. Yeh!

2) My gorgeous, hard working, encouraging husband.

3) God's strength especially at times when I don't feel I have even enough strength to finish the day.

4) Our gorgeous daughter who makes me laugh heaps.

5) For all the wonderful friends that God has blessed me with. It is a joy and encouragement to spend time with you.

Another week gone. This week I changed my hours at work slightly but it means that we leave a hour earlier on than those days. Ah- getting out of bed before 7am.

Just thought of...

6) The great pack of stuff I received from Country Scrapbooking yesterday in the mail. How nice to get home and have something to open. Kalyani thought it was super fun as well.

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Mum's Helper


One of Kalyani's favourite activities at the moment is pegging clothes onto the line. Our mobile clothes dryer is just the right height for her. See how she makes sure they will definitely not fall off.

Playing in the sand on one of the lovely sunny days we have had lately. The sand was an alternative to playing with the chook's food. Not a good idea!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Listen


Reflections on My Journey

Lately I have been doing a lot of searching and praying along the lines of "what is it that God has gifted me to do?" outside of my role as a mother and wife.  It is an option to concentrate solely on those areas but for me that is not enough.  Earlier this year we listened to a speaker on DVD in our connect group about how it is best when we work in the areas of our strengths and how we are to  be moving towards that.  I feel like I have been trying to do that through blogging, scrapping and a few other things.  Yet I am stuck with what that looks like in my work situation.  

This week I started a reading a book called "The smart woman's guide to staying at home" by Melissa Hill.  Yes it does have quite a few chapters on home management.  It is always good to learn a few more shortcuts!  However she also spends a lot of the book talking about living creatively and being inspired through fun & silliness (yep- kids are definately great for that), applying wisdom in our lives and enjoying beauty.  Interestingly I do feel like I am more creative now than I have ever been in my life. It got me thinking also how I am so blessed to be friends with some very interesting and creative women who do inspire me.     

Anway hopefully there will be a time soon to make a change in what work I am doing or at least to be moving in that direction.  

Friday, June 13, 2008

Recent LO

These are all using photos taken in 2007.  I am up to August 07 now so I am getting there.  I have been having trouble with the scanner so I just photographed these ones.  LOL since my glasses are broken- I took the pics not being able to tell if they were in focus or not.  








Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Chooks in the backyard



Yes we have chooks!  Four to be exact and yes they have been roaming around the backyard the last couple of days.  Well the grass is getting quite long with all the rain and sunshine...  Today my sister visited so a good enough photo opportunity as any.  Oh Kalyani's had a cold the last week and a half but she is getting better.  But the bandaid on her face is do with covering up a mosie bite she was scratching too much.








Saturday, June 7, 2008

Jumping in Puddles

I finally developed some more photos yesterday and so I can get started on some new layouts.  I have been missing scrapbooking and especially being motivated by all the LO I have been checking out on people's blogs.  Amazing work! 

But that's the reason I don't have any photos of the children's birthday party Kalyani and I went to this morning.  Yep I actually remembered the camera this time but I left the SD memory card in my wallet.  Yipes!  We had lots of fun- there was heaps of food, games, face painting, lollies, kids, games- said that already.  The girl's Mum did an incredible job.  We all reckon she could be paid to do birthday parties.  So Kalyani ate 4 pieces of fairy bread for lunch and then had 2 pieces  of chocolate cake.  I wonder how she will be this afternoon...

These are some photos from last week of Kalyani playing in the puddles out the back of our house.  Mum even had a go jumping in the water.  It was a lot of fun!  










Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Loonnng Weekend!

What did everyone get up to on this past June long weekend?  I was expecting it to be a time to rest and instead both Hit and I ended up feeling very tired by the end of it.  Choosing to fit abit too many activities in, of course!  But we got to catch up with my brother and sister-in-law and kids among other things.  Here are some of the pics that they took.  We went for a long walk via the park close to our house.











Sunday, June 1, 2008

Hmm I see a theme...


Related to what I was sharing a couple of posts earlier this month's theme at Riverview is on finances.  I missed this mornings message because I was on the roster at Kidz church.  Yeh- I have just started volunteering- today was only my second week.  Anyway Hit did listen to it and was able to relate some of the funny things Phil said.  Oh yeh and he also spoke about materialism and being content.  Very timely!   Hopefully I will be able to listen to it this week on podcast.  Check out all the recent sermons at www.riverviewchurch.com.au