Sunday, May 27, 2007

meme from Joakim.

As mentioned I have been tagged by my good friend Joakim to write about

  1. Three non fiction books everyone should read.

  2. Three fiction books everyone should read

  3. three authors everyone should read

  4. three books no one should read.

So here they are.

Three non fiction books everyone should read.

  1. The Bible. As one of the saints said: To be ignorant of the Scriptures is to be ignorant of Christ.

  2. Life Giving Love. Maybe not everyone should read this but I think every women that is either married or preparing to get married should.

  3. Story of a Soul. This book was so good I read it in a couple of days. I then made myself read it again more slowly and really pray through it. It really changed the way I looked at suffering and helped me to look at life with an eternal perspective.

Three Fiction books everyone should read.

  1. The big Four by Agatha Christie. I am a real mystery buff. I love mystery stories and movies. This book though stands out as one of the best I have ever read by Agatha Christie.

  2. The Trixie Belden series. Ok not a single book but a great series. This series is the first series I ever read and it was also a turning point for me as far as reading was concerned. I wasn't really interseted in reading before I read these. I remember saying to my younger sister what will we read when we have read all the Trixie Belden books and being a sister she said well you know Trixie Belden books are not the only books in the world. She was right but at that stage I wasn't interested in reading other books.

  3. Graham Crackers, Galoshes and God by Bernadette McCarver Snyder. This book may not be considered non fiction. Bernadettes tells little stories from her life and then finishes of with a little prayer. It was a quick read and really uplifting.

Three Authors everyone should read.

  1. Agatha Christie. One of the greatest authors imo.

  2. Mary Higgins Clark. I really enjoy her books too although once you have read a few you can usually pick who is the villian.

  3. Wilbur Smith. I have enjoyed every book I have read of his.

Three books no one should read.

  1. The Viginia Andrew's Flower's in the Attic series. I am ashamed to admit I enjoyed this series when I first read it. But since my reversion back to Catholicism I can see that many things that are wrong are potrayed as good.
  2. The Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy. Not really bad but I thought it was way overrated. I made myself read the series thinking it must get better but never did. I think I read all four books. The last book I gave up about three quarters of the way through.
  3. I cannot think of a third book that no one can read. But you see if there is a book that no one should read, I don't usually finish it so I cannot add anything else to this meme.

    So now I tag viking and Racheal. Looking forward to seeing your three.

meme from lowdenclear.

my 10 favourite movies:

1. The sound of Music
2. A wonderful life.
3. Fidler on the roof.
4. Barbie's the Princess and the Pauper (I really love the music in this).
5. Beaches
6. My big fat greek wedding.
7. shrek
8. Toy story one and two.
9. crocodile dundee
10. monsters inc.

21 words to describe myself.
  1. Catholic
  2. Mother
  3. Wife
  4. Daughter
  5. sister
  6. friend
  7. House manager
  8. financial manager
  9. sewer
  10. knitter
  11. cook
  12. chaeuffeur
  13. friendly
  14. cheerful
  15. procrastinator
  16. dishwasher
  17. judge
  18. feminine
  19. adventurous
  20. helper
  21. try anything.

So I now tag Judy and Ellie to tell us your 10 favourite movies and 21 words to describe yourselves.

I just discovered that Mrs. E has already tagged Judy and Ellie so I will now tag Christine and Dawn to tell us about theirselves.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Tagged Twice.

A huge shock emoticon would go here if they had them on blogger. I have been tagged by both lowdenclear and Joakim to write about my 10 favourite movies and 21 words to describe myself and by Joakim to write about three fiction and non fiction books everyone should read, three author's everyone should read and three books that no one should read. Since it is now 11 pm at night and I have had a long day though I am going to leave you all in suspence. I will write my responses tomorrow, time permitting.

Double party, double fun.

Today we headed down to the YMCA to celebrate Amelia's and Brigette's 6th and 10th birthday respectivly. I spent most of the day cooking for the party and then we went over there. They had about 17 guests between the two of them and it was lots of fun.

Amelia and her friends got up on the seats at one stage and sang and did the actions to Sk8er boi with a little help from Madeline.

The big hit for all the children though was swinging on the hanging rings. Here is Tom in action. For the last 15 minutes of the party the children all lined up along the hanging rings and took it in turns to be pushed by Sam. When Sam had pushed them really high everyone started chanting jump jump jump jump and the person would jump down onto the mat under them. Happy Birthday girls. I hope you both had a fun day.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

no internet.

Our isp had a problem. It started last Saturday and went until today. We are finally back up and running tonight. I never realized how much I relied on the internet for my everyday needs. I am always looking at recipes, paying bills and chatting with friends at dcf. It is such a big part of my life now. I hope though now that I will have more apreciation for the net and the way it helps us in this modern world.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

From Lowdenclears blog.

I really liked this. Lowdenclear wrote it and I wanted to share it. I need to remind myself often that God is in control.

Strong and powerful, yet able to comfort
And hold tenderly. The same hands that
Created the tiny daisies and soaring eagles
Are also able to carry the weight of the world.

The one who has already planned our road ahead
Doesn't expect us to travel on our own.
On the contrary, our lives are in His hands.
Only He is in control of our destiny.

"We place our destiny in the hands of the LORD, not in the hands of men, because His mercy is as great as His majesty." (Sirach 2:18)

Thursday, May 03, 2007

zucchini slice.

I made this tonight for tea. It was a big hit with all the children. They all wanted seconds. I would not have had enough if I hadn't doubled the recipe. So for those interested I found this recipe at another blog. I will be adding the website to my favourites so be sure to visit their site. It is called exclusively foods. They have lots of main meal dishes and sweet recipes too.

550g zucchini
1 medium onion,
finely chopped130g bacon (after fat and rind has been removed)
75g (1 cup, lightly packed) grated tasty (cheddar) cheese112g
(3/4 cup) self-raising flour
Salt & pepper
4 large eggs (we use eggs with a minimum weight of 59g)
83ml (1/3 cup) oil

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (160 degrees fan forced). Line an 18cm x 28cm baking dish or slice tin with baking paper.Finely chop bacon. Place onion and bacon in a heavy-based pan over medium heat.

Fry for about six minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion has softened but not browned. Set aside to cool.

Wash zucchini, remove ends and finely grate. Squeeze handfuls of grated zucchini over sink to remove excess liquid (this prevents the slice from being too wet).

Combine grated zucchini, cooled onion and bacon mixture, cheese, flour, salt and pepper in a large bowl.

Use a fork to beat eggs and oil together in a small bowl. Add egg and oil mixture to other ingredients and stir to combine.

Pour mixture into baking dish and spread evenly.

Bake for about 45 minutes, or until slice is golden brown and firm to the touch.

Store slice in the refrigerator. Suitable to reheat.

Please pray for a cure for Type One Diabetes

Please pray for a cure for Type One Diabetes
Our sons Tom and Christopher and our daughter Amelia are type one diabetics. We pray everyday for a cure. We do not want one by illicit means though so don't support any organisation that contributes to Embryonic Stem Cell Research. Click on the photo of Tom and Christopher to read about why I am against using Embryonic Stem cells for a cure.

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