Sunday, August 31, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
I am also feeling the disappointment of not getting a job I applied for this week. I had the interview today and they've already let me know I wasn't chosen. Though something else that has come out of it is that I have been considered for another position in my current workplace. It would mean working 3 days a week- I only work 2 days at the moment. But I am so wanting a change in what I am doing. Really my heart is to be at home more...
You have to check out Sharmaine's entry in the last round for Project Scrapaway. Her work is amazing! I love the theme she chose.
Ok better go and make that cake. Our daughter is so funny... I was singing Happy Birthday to her to prepare her for tomorrow and she starts blowing at the end of the song. She already knows it has something to do with blowing out candles!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Ok I have just finished a layout featuring the carebear Kalyani was given last Christmas and there I am in Target this morning and I spot carebear undies ... for Women! Well Kalyani thought that was cool but I am not ready yet to wear carebear nickers.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
So if anyone was to peer in at me or asked Kalyani what Mum was like this week they would have found me singing and singing a lot! Some days I don't have the energy or faith or whatever to pray or study the bible. So I sing anything that gets my attention on God and off myself and how lousy I am feeling.
Five things to be thankful for:
1) A day off work on Thursday! Hurrah!!
2) Hitendra also had the day off and then Friday as well.
3) Kalyani didn't and still went to daycare.
4) So we got to go shopping and have lunch out together and spend time without our gorgeous daughter around. So nice!
5) Even though I wasn't feeling the best I had some special moments with Kalyani during the week.
and ok have to a 6) Getting some projects started and almost finished. I have completed 4 chairs and they look really good. Then I started on some sewing - hmm not sure how that project will go. And bought a couple of plants for the garden (a banksia and grevillea) - that's a project (our garden) I'm taking one small step at a time.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Oh I finally started on stapling the covers onto the chairs. Thanks for the nagging Mum! I got two finished and they do look really good. Only... only 4 to go!
Then Hitendra unpacked the table and chairs set we got for Kalyani's birthday (which is only 2 weeks away). One of the first things she did was set herself and bear down and do some drawing. I got creative and used some of the packaging from it on this layout of Kalyani trying out her paddling pool at the beginning of summer last year.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
The theme for this month at Faith Perspective is finding God in nature. So feeling very uninspired with a whole day at home with Kalyani (I function much better when I am busy and have stuff planned though I know it is good for me to have quiet days) I decided to take us on a long walk near our house. The idea being to find some refreshment and inspiration in nature. It ended up being a very, very slow walk and it made me realise more than anything how tired I was. So I had a nap in the afternoon and did some reading. Poor Kalyani she came down with a cold later in the day. And there was Mum making her do so much walking. :) Actually we did have fun!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I am really getting into using stuff on a page that's from anywhere. Like the first layout I used one of Kalyani's paintings (she has A LOT) and covered it with one of Hit's transparencies left over from his Uni studies. I wasn't sure how the paint and paper would affect the photos over the long term. The pipe cleaner is also off one of her artworks. Then today I was saving some old torn pages from a book that were about to go out with the rubbish. I am sure that they will be great on a layout somewhere! :)
The second layout is of Kalyani trying to fold her own cloth nappies as she saw me doing. Very cute!
Monday, August 11, 2008
We got to go to Craigh's 3o something birthday party :) and join in with celebrating the start of the Olympics with a few games of our own.
We also got to catch up with some friends visiting from Adelaide and their two kids. Kalyani had great fun playing with them and running around the house after each other- very noisy!
Then Sunday I ended up doing my Kidzchurch roster (boy do I find it hard to make decisions sometimes about what I should be prioritising) and then going to a Tear afternoon with our good friend Miriam who was staying with us this past week. The speakers were Karin and Vinoth Ramachandra from Sri Lanka and what they presented was very thought provoking about faith and the workplace. But the cool thing for me was that I had actually met Karin over 10 years ago when we were both in India with YWAM. So I got to chat with her abit about her life and mine- living cross culturally as a woman, cross cultural marriages, YWAM/ TEAR. I think for me it was a reminder of some of the things I use to be passionate about back then. Maybe that's some of that stuff I am to look at again... hmm. This was Karin's first visit to Perth and I just happend to meet up with her. I am amazed at how God works out events in my life!
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Kalyani and I have been outside today enjoying the beautiful sunshine after a morning at MOPS. She played in her old baby bath she found in the shed while I got stuck into some weeding.
Another layout (yeh- I am getting some done!) that was based on a sketch from page maps. Photos were taken of Kalyani during Nov last year. Looking back it seems like she has grown so much. Still have to do the journalling for it.
Monday, August 4, 2008
Another cool thing that happened this past week was Kalyani's day carer had a few days free. I think that's the first time this year. That meant I could travel down to Mandurah to catch up with Dawn without having to take Kalyani. Great for her too because she got to play all day rather than travel lots in the car with Mum. Boring! Also with my back not being so good it made the day more restful for me. How thankful I am that God looks after us in so many ways!
Here is a page I completed on the weekend of some photos I took of a gorgeous frog I saw in our garden. Look what you find when you don't weed very often :)