Monday, 23 March 2009
I had a lovely Mothers Day yesterday, the boys bought me bubble bath and two books - The Age of Shiva by Manil Suri and Change of Heart by Jodie Picoult. I look forward to reading them. Instead of chocolates, which I am now allowed at the moment, they bought me Dolly Mixtures!
Thursday, 19 March 2009
Hosea is one of the 'minor' prophets of the Old Testament and his message to the people of Israel and his highlighting of their many sins, could be speaking of our world today. But Hosea points to the restoration which is to come with Jesus and the Cross. We do not need to remain in our sin today but can be restored to a relationship with God.
First the good. I had an appointment at the Voice Clinic, as I have been troubled with my voice for the past two or three years, thankfully there is nothing wrong with the vocal chords. I have to go back to see the speech therapist for a session on voice care.
Then the bad. I came home to discover my washing machine had flooded the kitchen! Mum had had to clean it all up. The machine is 9 year old so I suspect it is time to replace it - not what I really wanted to do at the moment.
I have knitted another dishcloth, this time a diagonal ripple one, I rather like this one.
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
I have also finished knitting this cardigan for Gordon. I first bought the wool many many moons ago, then got fed up with it and ripped it out and put it away. Last year I thought I would start knitting again so dug out the wool and restarted the cardi! I am so glad that it is finished - he had better wear it now!
Monday, 16 March 2009
On Saturday Andrew fell down the stairs and landed on his back, so we had another trip to A&E! Luckily he has only bruised the muscles on his back so just needs to rest for a couple of days. He went happily to school today though and was OK, apart from missing out on PE! I really hope that is us finished with trips to A&E this year!
Wednesday, 11 March 2009
Monday, 9 March 2009
I have finally got round to doing a LO for my own challenge during the recent Cybercrop at FaithscrappersUK. The challenge was to do a LO on something that brings hope to others. My LO is with photos that Gordon took on his visit to Peru in 2004 with the Vine Trust. They run two boats, Amazon Hope 1 and 2, which bring medical aid to remote villages up and down the Amazon. The Vine Trust also do a lot of work with abandoned street boys in major cities in Peru, they provide food, a place to stay and help the boys to find jobs. You can read more of their work at www.vinetrust.org
I have had a good day today. I managed to go out a walk to visit a friend, so feel that I am getting a bit better. I have also signed up to the FlyLady website. The website has lots of tips on how to bring (and keep) order in a chaotic house - just what I need. This week the focus in on the Kitchen - I managed to clean a cupboard, and my sink is still shining - so I feel I have achieved something.
Sunday, 8 March 2009
Friday, 6 March 2009
Sunday, 1 March 2009
This is a tag I managed to do for a quick challenge.
I managed this LO for a class, the first pocket holds card saying "Where I am now" and the second "where I hope to be" in my spiritual life. The paper is Basic Grey Urban Couture.
The deadlines for the other classes and challenges are not until Friday so maybe I will get a chance to do some more this week.