Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Hearts for Home.

Gae from Cherished Hearts for Home hosts this weekly meme.

In today’s busy and aggressive society mothers at home are not given much encouragement to be committed to their role in being home.

In my weekly 'Hearts for Home' post I am encouraging myself and others to commit to thinking about what 4-6 things we can do each week to bring our thoughts, prayers and actions to keeping our 'Hearts for Home'.


1) To clean out the home school room. We have a lot of clutter in there at the moment and I have been using our dining room table for working. I really prefer working in the end room since it keeps the dining lounge room tidier.

2) Personal prayer. I have been breaking my morning routine of prayer. I just find it hard to get up in the morning and have been feeling very tired. I need to commit to 30 minutes each night I think. The mornings are not working.

3) Reading with the children: I haven't been doing much with this either. Our home schooling for the last two weeks has been the bare essentials and that is it. I realized the other day that I haven't read to the children at all since Tom's first communion.

4) Time with Steve. We haven't been out on our own for a couple of weeks either. Hopefully we will get out for coffee or tea soon.

Monday, June 29, 2009

True Heart Award.


I have been awarded the True Heart Award from Jillian at home schooling 4 Christ.

Thanks so much Jillian for yet another award.

The true hearts award is:

"Those who receive this award are of the sweetest nature. They are kind, friendly, funny, loving, eager to share their love for Jesus with others, and brave in their efforts to reflect Him to this darkened world. They are the kind of folks you're blessed to know, even if it's only in the bloggy-sphere."

I pass this award onto

Leticia from Cause of our Joy.

Angela from Where Angels Blog.

Paramedic Girl from Salve Regina.

NannaK from Nanna's Cottage.

JoAnn from the Creamer Chronicles.

Judy from A Thankful Women's book of blessings.

Shelly from The Keeper of the Keys.

Erin from Seven Little Australians plus one.

Praise.


1) Praise God for the abundant food we have from our garden.

2) Praise God for the rain that helped it grow.

3) Praise God for my family and all that are close to me.

4) Praise God for social networks and the internet.

5) Praise God for the last week of school.


Sunday, June 28, 2009

dinner tonight.

1 fresh cabbage from our garden:



plus carrots, onion, coleslaw dressing, a tin of pineapple if you have it(unfortunately we didn't) and a big pot of pasta with some grated cheese on the side.


equals one yummy tea.

Received in an email.

After creating heaven and earth,
God created Adam and Eve.

And the first thing he said was
' DON'T !'

'Don 't what ? '
Adam replied.

'Don't eat the forbidden fruit.'
God said.

'Forbidden fruit ?
We have forbidden fruit ?
Hey Eve..we have forbidden fruit ! '

' No Way ! '
'Yes way ! '

'Do NOT eat the fruit ! '
Said God.

' W h y ? '

'Because I am your Father and I said so ! '
God replied,
Wondering why He hadn't stopped
Creation after making the elephants

A few minutes later,
God saw His children having an apple break
And He was ticked !
'Didn't I tell you not to eat the fruit? '
God asked..

'Uh huh,'
Adam replied.

'Then why did you ? '
Said the Father.

'I don't know,'
Said Eve.
'She started it! '
Adam said.

'Did not ! '
'Did too ! '
'DID NOT ! '

Having had it with the two of them,
God's punishment was that Adam and Eve
Should have children of their own.
Thus the pattern was set and it has never changed.

If you have persistently and lovingly tried to give children wisdom and they haven't taken it,
Don't be hard on yourself.

If God had trouble raising children,
What makes you think it would be
A piece of cake for you ?

THINGS TO THINK ABOUT !

1. You spend the first two years of their life
Teaching them to walk and talk. Then you spend
The next sixteen telling them to sit down and shut up.

2. Grandchildren are God's reward
For not killing your own children.

3. Mothers of teens now know why
Some animals eat their young.

4. Children seldom misquote you.
In fact,
They usually repeat word for word
What you shouldn't have said

5. The main purpose of holding children's parties
Is to remind yourself that there are children
More awful than your own

6. We childproofed our homes,
But they are still getting in.


ADVICE FOR THE DAY:

Be nice to your kids.
They will choose your
Nursing home one day

AND FINALLY:

IF YOU HAVE A LOT OF TENSION
AND YOU GET A HEADACHE,
DO WHAT IT SAYS
ON THE ASPIRIN BOTTLE:

'TAKE TWO ASPIRIN'
AND 'KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN'!!!!!

Have a great Sunday and I hope you don't feel too tense or have a headache and need to stay away from children.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

quick 7.

---1---

Last week of term.

Tom and Amelia have finished their year 2 and 4 maths book. Next week we will just have a few lessons to finish off. I am going to do religion, reading, spelling and literacy each day. We should be able to finish off the days learning in about 90 minutes as long as they just get on with the work. I have found that when they know they only have a couple of things to do they just get on with it.

---2--

Term 3.

I will do a lot of planning in the holidays. Last term I planned all our lessons during the holidays. I wrote lists for resources I would need for each subject and my plans out. It was much easier to follow. I am becoming better at knowing what they are capable of doing and this helped a lot with the planning.

For maths they will start the year 3 and 5 signpost maths books.

---3---

Christopher.

This week Christopher has woken with some very low sugars and been glazy eyed. I have given him less insulin in the mornings and that seems to have stopped the lows but we have had some really high numbers at lunch and tea time. Last night just before tea he was 30.1 (541). We have decided to start him on a half a unit of novorapid everytime his sugar is over 20.

He didn't go down before bed last night but he woke at 5.8 (104) this morning.

---4---

New Monitor.

Remember when I complained that I didn't want to share my computer? Steve's monitor was being fixed and it took over 6 weeks because the guy needed to wait for a part to come from Korea. Steve decided to go out and buy himself a new monitor. The monitor I had was our original monitor that we bought with our very first computer back in 2000. It has been a great monitor. Steve decided it was time for an upgrade. Yesterday we got the monitor back and he put it on my computer. I really like the big screen.

---5---

lazy morning.

It is now 11.15 and Madeline has just sat down to breakfast. We were up late last night and this morning has been very quiet.

---6---

sewing.

I bought a pattern to make myself a winter jacket. Last year my mother bought Brigette some cord fabric which when we showed her, she didn't like. Good I said, I will have it.

This is the pattern I have:

It is kwik sew pattern 3679 and I will start it this weekend.

---7---

Bishop Greg O'Kelly.

Recently Bishop O'Kelly was appointed Bishop of our diocese. This weekend he is in Port Augusta for both masses. Tomorrow there will be a shared lunch at our parish centre for people to meet him. We will go to the mass tonight and then the lunch tomorrow. I am looking forward to speaking with our bishop.

Pop over to Jennifer's for other quick 7.

Therese.

Friday, June 26, 2009

3 other awards.

Thanks so much to Abbey, Jillian and Edel for passing awards onto my blog.

I am truly grateful for all your blogs and glad you like reading mine too.

All three of these awards ask that I say 7 things about myself. So here are my 7.

1)I really feel the cold. My children always think the car is too stuffy because I make it so warm.

2) I put my electric blanket on for at least half a hour before I get into bed. I love a nice toasty warm bed.

3) I have never been outside Australia but I have visited every state in Australia.

4) I am a shy extrovert. I really love being around people but hate going up to them and introducing myself.

5) number games are my favourite. I like playing sudoku, karkuro and doing magic squares.

6) I am an atrocious speller and if it wasn't for spell check I am sure you would see many mistakes on my blog.

7) Friday is my favourite day. Our home school curriculum is different and it is the start of the weekend.

Friday funnies. The stella awards.

If you don't laugh at these you will cry. They show just how inept the western worlds judges have become. Go and check out the Stella awards and Martin Family moments blog.

The stella Awards

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Small Successes.


My small successes for the week:

1) We have had some visiting Jesuit Priests in our parish this week. They were giving talks on prayer this week on Monday Tuesday and Wednesday night. Even though I was really tired on Tuesday and Wednesday I still made the effort to go and I was very glad I did.

2) I balanced all our bank accounts today and paid all our bills for the fortnight.

3) Tonight the kitchen was a huge mess. Brigette is usually in charge of cleaning up after dinner but it was just too big a job to expect her to do on her own. I volunteered to help her. The kitchen is now done.

Visit Faith and Family for other small successes.

Honest Scrap Award.

The lovely Nancy from Be Not Afraid has given me the honest scrap award.

Thanks so much Nancy for passing this award onto me.

Now...to keep this award, I must do the following:

1) Say thanks and give a link to the presenter of the award.
2) Share "ten honest things" about myself.
3) Present this award to 7 others whose blogs I find brilliant in content and/or design, or those who have encouraged me.
4) Tell those 7 people that they've been awarded HONEST SCRAP and inform them of these guidelines in receiving it :)

so here are the 10 honest things about me:

1) I love being around people.
2) My dream holiday is a cruise to some tropical Island.
3) I like the renovations we are doing for our house but I really wish they were finished.
4) I like living in the country but sometimes I wish we lived closer to family.
5) My favourite set of movies is the X Men movies.
6) The most annoying thing to me is people stopping in no stopping zones.
7) Without a list each day, I don't get anything done.
8) My most hated chore is washing clothes.
9) I am a bit obsessive with bsl for the boys and worry a lot when I don't know what caused highs or lows.
10) My most favourite cuisine is Italian. The best thing I have ever tasted is a lasagna made by an Italian.

Now for 7 blogs to pass this onto:

1) Jennifer from Let the little ones come

2) Lerin from Beautiful Chaos

3) Jillian from Home schooling for Christ

4) Colleen from Martin Family Moments

5) Chez from Chez Ouiz

6) Deb from UKOK

7) Elena from Precious Treasures

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

One of my favourite songs.

In the 90's I really loved listening to Fleetwood Mac.

This song is one of my favourites that I played over and over.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Right on target.

Blood sugar levels taken tonight at 9.30. They don't get much closer than this and right on target too. For those that work with the American measurement that bsl is 81.

Bathroom pictures.


This is the wall above the bath all filled in. We ran insulation around the whole wall.



The other wall. This is the wall that had the window in. Steve filled in the window and put in a new wall.



This is the wall Steve built to have some privacy while on the toilet.
The two shots below show before the walls and when Steve had pulled the window out.



Saturday, June 20, 2009

7 quick takes.

It is a while since I joined in the 7 quick takes. I decided to do it again today.

---1---

Home school.

Only two weeks left of second term. The last couple of weeks seem to drag by and the holidays take forever to come around.

---2---

Bathroom renovation.

Steve is moving along with the renovation. The door has been filled in. Here is a photo taken when the door was removed and the timbers were put in for the wall to go on.


---3---

Holiday plans

The girls want to have a girls outing during the holidays. Steve is planning to paint the bathroom and do the floor tiles.

---4---

Diabetes.

Tom and Christopher both have a check up in Adelaide on the 3rd of July. This is the last day of term so we will finish of school work on Thursday.

---5---

Sewing.

I have been feeling a bit sick of sewing and haven't done very much at all over the last 6 weeks or so. I am going to start doing the continuous curtains for the front windows soon. I also want to sew myself a jacket for winter. I have really been feeling the cold this winter.

---6---

Purple hair.

Sam bought some hair dye and dyed his hair purple. He had a little left over so asked me if he could put a purple streak down the centre of Christopher's hair. I said it was fine so now I have two boys with purple hair. Photos will be coming soon.

---7---

Embryonic Stem Cells.

Go and check out Euripides post on embryonic stem cells. It is very funny.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Master chef Australia.

Since the biggest looser has finished we have been watching a new series called Masterchef Australia.

I enjoy watching it and getting ideas for new recipes. If we miss any of the programs, you can watch them on the official master chef site.

Each week there is a cook off that the contestants have to work with 2 main ingredients and make a dish and then the best recipe is chosen.

A couple of weeks ago, Chris made steak tartare. When he walked up to the judges with it, I thought yuk, raw steak. It was chosen by the judges as the winning dish. Here is the video of Chris preparing it:



So any of my readers going to try making steak tartare? I personally couldn't imagine putting raw meat in my mouth.

Friday Funnies.

The 10 rules of marriage:

Rule # 1
Marriages are made in heaven.
But then again, so is thunder and lightning.

Rule # 2
If a man wants his wife to listen and pay strict attention to every word he says, he must talk in his sleep.

Rule # 3
Marriage is grand -- but divorce is at least a 100 grand!

Rule # 4
In the first year of marriage, the man speaks and the woman listens.
In the second year, the woman speaks and the man listens.
In the third year, they both speak and the neighbors listen.

Rule # 5
When a man opens the door of his car for his wife, you can be sure of one thing: Either the car is new or the wife is.

Rule # 6
Marriage is when a man and woman become as one;
The trouble starts when they try to decide which one.

Rule # 7
Before marriage, a man will lie awake all night thinking about something his wife said . After marriage, he will fall asleep while she is still talking.

Rule # 8
Every man wants a wife who is beautiful, understanding, economical, and a good cook. But the law allows only one wife.

Rule # 9
Marriage and love are purely a matter of chemistry.
That is why one sometimes treats the other like toxic waste.

Rule # 10
A man is incomplete until he is married. After that, he is finished.

H/T to Paramedic Girl

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Faith and Family Community.

Today I joined the new community Faith and Family

This is a community similar to facebook but full of Catholic mum's.

There are discussion forums, chat, photos and videos. You can upload both photos and videos yourself to share.

Go and join in the fun.

Therese.

Tagged.

Sharon from Musings of a Catholic mom tagged me for the 8 things meme.

I did This meme a while back but Sharon's has a few more categories so I thought I would add in some extras:


1. 8 things I am looking forward to. (I can only think of 6)

  1. - The school holidays. only 2 more weeks of school then we have a two week break.
  2. - finishing the bathroom renovation.
  3. - starting our family room/home school room renovation.
  4. - Spring.
  5. - A trip to Adelaide.
  6. - September holiday to Quorn with my friend Di and her family.

8 things I did yesterday:

  1. - got out of bed.
  2. - watched master chef.
  3. - cooked ravioli for tea.
  4. - went to the shops.
  5. - blogged.
  6. - played bejeweled quest.
  7. - cleaned the house.
  8. - chauffeured our children to different places.

8 things I wish I could do.

  1. - be more organised.
  2. - learn to play piano.
  3. - quilting.
  4. - crochet.
  5. - exercise more.
  6. - meet the Pope.
  7. - A weekend away with Steve.
  8. - travel to meet all my online friends.

8 shows I watch;

- Since the biggest looser isn't on anymore, I watch Master Chef. We watch the news but that is about it.

8 favourite fruits:

  1. - blueberries.
  2. - bananas.
  3. - apples.
  4. - rockmelon.
  5. - honey dew melon.
  6. - avocados.
  7. - pineapple.
  8. - grapes.

8 places I would like to travel:

  1. - meet all my online friends in the USA and Europe.
  2. - Lourdes.
  3. - Fatima.
  4. - The holy land.
  5. - Fuji.
  6. - New Zealand.
  7. - The Vatican.
  8. - Singapore.

8 places I have lived:

I have only lived in 5 places.

  1. - My parents lived in Magill South Australia when I was born.
  2. - I grew up in Rostrevor South Australia.
  3. - Steve and I lived in Holden Hill South Australia when we were first married.
  4. - We lived in Millicent South Australia for 2 years.
  5. - We now live in Port Augusta South Australia. We have been here since the end of 2002.

8 people I tag:

I am not going to tag anyone yet. If you want to do this meme, let me know in the comment box and I will add a link to you.

Jillian is going to do this meme.

Therese

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Kids say the darndest things.

This you tube is long but well worth watching. The children are very funny and say the darndest things.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A blast from the past. Square Watermelons.

I wanted to have a look back through my archives and see some of the things I wrote when I first started blogging. I started blogging back in 2007. It doesn't really seem that long ago. Time just flies when you enjoy something I suppose.

Anyway, I came across This Post about the Square watermelons.

I decided to post it again because Jillian recently posted about the square watermelon too.

So here are the square watermelon:

Who's taken the sun?

I think I want to leave Australia for the next three months. It is so cold here in the mornings and it seems like days since I have seen the sun.

I need to make myself a winter jacket. I have some great corduroy fabric and a nice brushed cotton for lining. I just have to find the perfect pattern.

I have always disliked the cold. The children keep on talking about going to the snow. I don't know if I could bear the cold there.

Monday, June 15, 2009

photos from Tom's First communion.

Sunday morning. The children were on the computer much more than usual this weekend.
YUM. Chocolate milk for breakfast.

Before Mass with Zach and Billy.

In the church with Fr. Paul and the other children.

All the children that made their first communion.

Tom with our parish priest, Fr. Paul.

Christopher enjoying the First Communion Cake.

Steve and I with Tom.

Back row: Madeline, Steve, Therese.
Middle: Brigette, Tom, Amelia
Front: Christopher.


Tom with his God parents and their children.

Praise.

Drop over to Jennifer's for other praises.

Today I praise God for

1. The sacraments through which God gives us grace.

2, The chance to teach my children the Catholic faith.

3. The family and friends that came to celebrate Tom's first communion with us this weekend.

4. The return to routine this week.


Sunday, June 14, 2009

A great weekend.

Today Tom received his First Communion. It was a lovely mass and I got a lump in my throat watching him go forward. He bowed very reverently and then received. I have lots of photos and will upload them later.

We have had Tom's God parents and 4 of their children here for the weekend as well as my mother and Steve's mother. Tom's God parents have left this afternoon and tomorrow Steve's mum and my mum will drive back to Adelaide.

It has been a great weekend and I am sure it will be a wonderful memory for Tom in years to come.

Therese

Friday, June 12, 2009

Found!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The pump was found inbetween the slats of the lounge. You can see on the pump, that the tube broke right at the edge of it. I set the pump up and put it in. Even though he had the background insulin his bsl went up to 21.3.(383) so we have corrected and hopefully he will come down.

Thanks so much for the prayers.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Lost pump.

Tonight Tom's pump broke at the tube going in his leg. He didn't realize and we have no idea where it is. Because it is dark outside, we cannot see it.

Please pray that we find it soon. I will have to give him insulin every 4 hours while it is missing.

Update: We have decided to give him some background insulin to get through the night. Hopefully we will be able to find the pump tomorrow before the background insulin wears off.

Friday update:

We can hear it beeping in our lounge room. Just cannot work out yet where it is coming from.

A fun weekend begins.

Today my mother and mother in law arrive for Tom's first communion. They are staying till Monday. On Saturday, Tom's God parents will arrive with 4 of their 5 children. We will have a full house but I am sure it will be a fun and memorable time for Tom.

I still have a few things to prepare before Sunday for Tom but I am confident it will all get done.

Therese

Monday, June 08, 2009

What does your name mean?




What Therese Means: T is for Tempting



T is for Tempting



H is for Heavenly



E is for Exuberant



R is for Relaxed



E is for Elitist



S is for Sappy



E is for Enthusiastic



LOL. I wonder what the people who know me in real life think. Is this me or not?

H/T to Elena

Yes, They Are All mine: Blogiversary Give Away

We all like giveaways.

Grandma to many is celebrating her blogiversary. She has made a bag and is giving it away. Go and enter and tell her I sent you.

Click here to enter a comment and enter the compitetion.

ABC of me meme.

I saw this meme at Adoro's ages ago and wanted to have a go.

A - Attitude: Pretty good I hope.

B - Born in: North Adelaide South Australia.

C - Cat's name: CC (short for clever cat)

D - Dog's name: Pepper.

E - Excited by: surprises.

F - Field: sunflowers.

G - Grateful for: my family, my faith.

H - Hates: lies, twisting words.

I - Into: sewing, knitting, reading,

J - Job title: Household executive.

K - Kinfolk: mother, father, brother, 2 sisters, husband, 7 children.

L - Loves: Jesus of course, my husband, my family.

M - Music: classic, 80's. My favourite singer is Steve Curtis Chapman.

N - Nickname: Cherry Baby.

O - Outstanding achievements: Mother to 7.

P - Pastimes: blogging, internet surfing, sewing, reading, sudoku, karkuro,

Q - Quirks: I don't know my quirks. When I asked Steve he said well you like flies in the house. I said, I don't like flies in the house but I do hate flyspray.

R - Relaxes by: sleeping, reading, sewing, anything besides housework.

S - State of residence: South Australia.

T - Telephone type: land line, mobile (thats cell phone for my friends across the pond).

U - Usual breakfast: coffee, eggs on toast.

V - Vices: use to be coke zero but I have given it up pretty much. I only have it now if we eat out.

W - Wearing: yellow jumper, black track pants, ugg boots.

X - X-ray you last had: an ultrasound last June.

Y - Yummy dish you make: Chicken Snitzel, meatloaf. bubble raisin pudding.

Z - Zoo favorite: Elephants.

I tag anyone that wants to take part. Let me know in the comment section and I will add a link to your blog.

Jillian from Homeschooling for Christ has her abc list.

Abbey from Abbey Road has her list up too.

Friday, June 05, 2009

It has been a bit too quiet here.

I have been so busy with real life that my blog and reading others has had to take a bit of a back seat. Hopefully things will quieten down a bit after Tom's first communion.

We have my mother and mother in law coming to stay next Thursday. They will stay for the weekend. Tom's God parents will come with 4 of their children on Saturday afternoon and stay for the night.

I also have had a bit of bloggers block. I sometimes find it hard to think about what to post about. I usually fall back onto the weekly posts like the The Simple Women's Daybook or Small Successes but I have even had trouble thinking about what to post with those posts.

Finally today I had an idea about what I could post about. I did want to do a couple of more posts on diabetes and living with it. I thought though, I really want to know what you want to know so here is your opportunity. Ask me any questions you have about diabetes in the comment box and I will do another post in a couple of days about it.

Have a great weekend. We celebrate the Queens birthday this weekend so have a public holiday on Monday. I am looking forward to the long weekend.

You can read the other posts I did on type one at these links:

Part one,
Part 2
and Part Three

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Thankful Thursday.

I AM THANKFUL:
FOR THE WIFE
WHO SAYS IT'S HOT DOGS TONIGHT,
BECAUSE SHE IS HOME WITH ME,
AND NOT OUT WITH SOMEONE ELSE.



FOR THE HUSBAND
WHO IS ON THE SOFA
BEING A COUCH POTATO,
BECAUSE HE IS HOME WITH ME
AND NOT OUT AT THE BARS.


FOR THE TEENAGER
WHO IS COMPLAINING ABOUT DOING DISHES
BECAUSE IT MEANS SHE IS AT HOME, NOT ON THE STREETS.


FOR THE TAXES I PAY
BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM EMPLOYED



FOR THE MESS TO CLEAN AFTER A PARTY
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE BEEN SURROUNDED BY FRIENDS.


FOR THE CLOTHES THAT FIT A LITTLE TOO SNUG
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE ENOUGH TO EAT.



FOR MY SHADOW THAT WATCHES ME WORK
BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM OUT IN THE SUNSHINE



FOR A LAWN THAT NEEDS MOWING,
WINDOWS THAT NEED CLEANING,
AND GUTTERS THAT NEED FIXING
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE A HOME.


FOR ALL THE COMPLAINING
I HEAR ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT
BECAUSE IT MEANS WE HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH.


FOR THE PARKING SPOT
I FIND AT THE FAR END OF THE PARKING LOT
BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM CAPABLE OF WALKING
AND I HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH TRANSPORTATION.


FOR MY HUGE HEATING BILL
BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM WARM.


FOR THE LADY BEHIND ME IN CHURCH WHO SINGS OFF KEY
BECAUSE IT MEANS I CAN HEAR.



FOR THE PILE OF LAUNDRY AND IRONING
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE CLOTHES TO WEAR.



FOR WEARINESS AND ACHING MUSCLES AT THE END OF THE DAY
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE BEEN CAPABLE OF WORKING HARD.



FOR THE ALARM THAT GOES OFF
IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS
BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM ALIVE.


AND FINALLY, FOR TOO MANY E-MAILS BECAUSE
IT MEANS I HAVE FRIENDS WHO ARE THINKING OF ME.


SEND THIS TO SOMEONE YOU CARE ABOUT. I JUST DID.

Live well, Laugh often, & Love with all of your heart!

Monday, June 01, 2009

5mart Martha Monday.

My goals for this week are:

1. Finish of cleaning out the store room. The end is in site.

2. keep up with the washing and folding.

3. Tom's prep for First Communion.

4. Sew Tom's pants.

5. Get Tom a First Communion present.

Praise.


Today I praise God:

1) for the Birth of the church at Pentecost.

2) for the Holy Spirit that guides the church.

3) for the church that proclaims the truth and is like a mother to me that wants to help me in my life journey.

4) for my family.

5) for the opportunity to prepare Tom for his first communion.

Jennifer from My Chocolate Heart hosts Praise each week

Therese.

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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New book: Faith Quilt.
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