Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Hooray...we're back online !

.....after 2 weeks unable to access the internet from home (much to my frustration with the chappies from Sky...grrrrrrr) So it's time for a splurge....the highlights are....

  • Reading Half Marathon completed with my mate Giles in a heart-busting (for me) time of 1:40:20. Was very chuffed with that - 5 minutes faster than last year and we kept a steady pace, only stopping for one cup of tea :-). If we do 5 minutes faster each year (and dont stop for tea) we should be on the podium by 2019....

  • Wedding plans are advancing well for 18 June - more on that in another blog very soon....but suffice it to say, it will be different, and YOU are invited !

  • 2 houses are on the market....

  • Cooking ability seems to have stagnated :-(

  • Work is....manageable....every once in a while I panic a bit when the pressure is on but thankfully that's not too often. I think I might even be enjoying it (sometimes) and am still doing about 25 hours a week over 4 days.

  • Marriage prep starts for Ellie and I on 9th April :-)

  • I definitely don't cry as much as I did but can't ever be 'normal' again, that's for sure. Still feel very sad about life's journey in so many ways so often, even though I absolutely treasure my wonderful friendship and love for Ellie :-) (She's so fab !)

  • No. 3 has a new 3/4 size cello and has now decided she wants to be the next Jacqueline Du Pre so has started practising like the billio !

It's Mother's Day this weekend - I have a fabulous Mother, a fabulous Mother-in-law, and I'm engaged to another fabulous Mother....but the day will inevitably be totally overshadowed by the one mother who isn't here....(beam me up Scottie)...I don't suppose I can roll up and hide somewhere quiet with my children can I......?

For the last couple of months, my mind has been mulling over a text I received from a dear friend which read something like "I had an impression in my heart of Karena worshipping at God's throne with a big smile on her face, joyful, happy to be home; she wanted you and the children to live life and be happy." Hmmmm...

I'm really comforted that Karena is home safe and sound....we've all still got to make that difficult journey and the timing is totally out of our hands.....everything else in life is just smoke and mirrors by comparison.

Col 1:27....."God has chosen to make known....the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory"


Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Rocks and stuff....

Read these today....
Psalm 95:1 "Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord, let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation"

Heb 13:8 "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever"

Speaking of rocks.....

Friday, 4 March 2011

A ring made of haribo gold

There once was a lady called Ellie,
She got lunch down the road at the Deli,
But - one day there came change,
And - a life rearrange!
Now her knees wibble-wobble like jelly!

The man, he was fearless and bold,
With a heart full of love and not cold,
He dropped down on one knee,
With a face full of glee.
Gave a ring made of haribo gold!

"I will" came her words in a rush,
He was startled and then turned to mush!
So they rushed to be wed,
(5 mouths still to be fed!),
Now they live in a house in a crush....

The years they passed happy and true,
A love made in heaven that grew,
Getting closer and stronger,
(and ears getting longer)...
then off to the Jesus they knew!

We're engaged !

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

The good and the bad...

The good....
  • Ellie is a total joy to me
  • No. 3 has today got her place at Maiden Erlegh school
  • I have paid employment...and I've even found myself not analysing life for periods of time which makes a pleasant change :-)
  • I am up-to-date with my bible-in-a-year
  • I have employed the services of a cleaner - it costs a lot and lasts about a day. Who cares? :-)
  • It's no longer February
  • Friday's off work...long may it continue !

The not-so-good...

  • I find it really hard to concentrate at work
  • I still rarely go to bed before midnight...apparrently it's quite common for people like me !
  • My training for the Reading Half Marathon (just 19 days away) is practically non-existent !
  • My dog has forgotten what exercise is
  • Trying to think of what to cook tomorrow (a daily issue !)
  • Vodafone :-)