Please pray for Beth over at I Should Be Folding Laundry. She was expecting twins, and has just miscarried them.
Friday, 22 February 2008
Yuck! I saw a brown snake yesterday! It was heaps scary. Mum grabbed the shovel and tried smashing it, and then Dad came out and squashed/cut the snake. That's the first time I've seen a snake that close. Hopefully never again.
On other news, my sister Kristy and BIL Steve are down for the weekend. They have some preliminary wedding photos with them, and they're really nice. I'm looking forward to the weekend.
Wednesday, 20 February 2008
Monday, 18 February 2008
My BIL, Steve, asked how my driving was going, so I thought I'd tell you all how it's going. I'm now up to approximately 15 hours driving (only 35 more to go!), but I wish I could be getting more driving in. However, my dad says that I'll do as many hours as it takes for me to be ready, so it could take a few years!! Nah, I don't think I'm doing toooooo bad, I just never realized how much work was involved in driving! I can't get as much driving in as I'd originally hoped because I'm not allowed to drive with Mum in the van because it's an automatic and they don't want me getting mixed up (or something like that).
Anyway, on different news, Mum, Mrs. Packer, Elyse and I went to a craft/stamping and scrapbooking fair, and it was heaps of fun. When I walked in, all I saw was scrapbooking stuff, and I immediately thought, "Oh no, this is going to be boring!" I have to say, I've never been so glad to have been proven wrong! My fixation was ribbons and spots. I got 3 really nice three-metre rolls of ribbon, and some leather cord (Mum says I should make stuff for guys). There was some cool beads and charms as well, but the charms were expensive, and I couldn't think of what I could make with the beads. Oh, and I got Mum to buy a really nice piece of paper for my scrapbook album. The scrapbooking bug hasn't really bitten me, but I loved the paper. However, Mum said that when she starts working on my album, I'll have to help. :( Rats!
It's not that I hate scrapbooking, it's just that it's so much work, and it doesn't come out looking half as good as other peoples.
Oh well, at least it doesn't look like I massacred it (well, not all the time anyway! :))
Wednesday, 13 February 2008
Yesterday we had another homeschooling day, at the same people's house. School in the morning, and fun in the afternoon. Except this time we made cards! I made a card for the guy whose birthday party I'm going to, Elyse made a card for her boyfriend for Valentine's Day, Beth made a puppy dog card, and Jess and Lisa just made silly cards. It was quite fun. While I didn't think that my card was very good, both Elyse, her mum, and my mum said that it was really good. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder? Must be.
Today my SIL, Melinda came over to make a Valentine's card for my brother (her hubby obviously). I think that the song that would be appropriate here is: "Love is in the air."
In other news I just finished reading "Sisters Ink". I'm going to write a review on it as soon as I can get Kristy to tell me how to get pictures off the internet onto my blog.
Monday, 11 February 2008
My mum just gave me a 2008 calendar entitled "Friendship" because I needed a calendar, and I'm too lazy and cheap to go out and buy one.
I have had a headache since last night, and I'm only now considering taking a panadol. (I'm blonde, I know)
We're supposed to be going to the library this afternoon, and I'm so happy, so very happy! I am all out of books to read, so I need new ones.
The weather has gone back to nice and warm now. The changes are driving me insane! I wish it would just stay in the same temperature range instead of going from hot to cold and back again.
I got invited to a guys birthday party.
I can't think of anymore random stuff.
Friday, 8 February 2008
The weather these past few days has been absolutely crazy! Last week we had warm weather, and it was actually hot on quite a few days. This week? Freezing. Well, not freezing, but cold enough that I can wear a 3/4-sleeved shirt, a jacket, jeans, and a scarf quite comfortably. I've actually enjoyed being able to rug up, but it is just bizarre! I can quite honestly say though, I'm ready for winter. I just wish it snowed down her :( That would be soooo cool!
I had the option to go to the pool this evening for youth group, but it's so cold I probably wouldn't go in, and what's the point of my parents paying $5 for something I could do for free?
I don't mind staying at home though.
It's nice to relax.
Wednesday, 6 February 2008
I got this story from Bonnie.
It's sad how true this can be sometimes.
A man was being tailgated by a stressed out woman on a busy boulevard. Suddenly, the light turned yellow, just in front of him. He did the right thing, stopping at the crosswalk, even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the intersection.
The tailgating woman was furious and honked her horn, screaming in frustration as she missed her chance to get through the intersection, dropping her cell phone and makeup. As she was still in mid-rant, she heard a tap on her window and looked up into the face of a very serious police officer.
The officer ordered her to exit her car with her hands up. He took her to the police station where she was searched, finger printed, photographed, and placed in a holding cell. After a couple of hours, a policeman approached the cell and opened the door.
She was escorted back to the booking desk where the arresting officer was waiting with her personal effects. He said, 'I'm very sorry for this mistake. You see, I pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping off the guy in front of you, and cussing a blue streak at him. I noticed the 'What Would Jesus Do' bumper sticker, the 'Choose Life' license plate holder, the 'Follow Me to Sunday-School' bumper Sticker, and the chrome-plated Christian fish emblem on the trunk. Naturally...I assumed you had stolen the car.'
Tuesday, 5 February 2008
Monday, 4 February 2008
Well, you've all made some very valid points about my last post. Yes, if I do homeschool, I'll need to know this stuff in order to help my kids with it. And if I don't homeschool (highly unlikely), it will come in useful when I have to help them with homework. I guess the best thing at the moment is to complete the things God puts in front of me (like school) and continue to seek his will in all things. I really want to be a Proverbs 31 girl/woman, but sometimes I really struggle to work because all I want to be doing is reading a book, or blogs, or just doing STUFF on the computer. Please pray that I'll be doing what God wants me to do.
Also, recently (since November 19 anyway) I've been thinking that I need to "grow up." I realized that I can be quite immature in the way I handle things at home, and even not at home. My goal was, week-by-week, to do what Mum asked me to do without complaining. That was hard! Still is. I have to admit that in the past month and a bit, I haven't thought much about it. I haven't even really been thinking about honouring my parents. I realized this morning that that needs to change. The Bible says in Exodus 20:12 "Honour your father and mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is/has giving you" (I added the /has).
My goal for this week is to honour my parents the way God would have me. This is going to be quite a struggle for me because it is SO hard for me to put aside what I want in order to do what ANYONE let alone what God wants. I hate to admit it, but I am very ME-oriented. If I don't want to do something I try to get out of it as hard as I can. Now that I've written that, I'm really ashamed of myself. One of my goals this year is to ask myself "What Would Jesus Do?" Boy, is that going to be hard. Please pray for me
Friday, 1 February 2008
I want to ask all of you a question. Here goes: What is more likely to create a Proverbs 31 woman in me (other than God). Is it (a) Learning to Sew so that one day I'm able to provide for my family as a wife (even though it's unlikely that I'll sew for my future family), or is it (b) School which I can't see as having any importance in my quest to be a 31 woman. I think I'll choose..... hmmmm..... (A)!!!!!! (My life might be slightly boring and fraught with frustration though). I don't HATE school, I just wish I could be done with it. And I don't see what use it is!
Okay, that's not true. I know that it will greatly assist me in getting a job which will support me (so my parents don't have to) until I get married or if I never get married. But seriously, how is learning about the History of Civilization going to get me a job? Or how is Chemistry going to help me if I get an office job ('coz I can't see myself as a scientist or anything even remotely related)?
Just a few questions. Please help me!!!