Sunday, September 30, 2007

Tagged for a meme.

Jean at Catholic Fire has tagged me for a meme.

Here's a fun quiz made up especially for bloggers. The rules are easy. Just post the quiz on your blog and answer the questions, then pass it on to five other bloggers, and link to them in your post. Be sure to link back to the one who sent it to you.

1. Do you attend the Traditional Latin Mass or the Novus Ordo?

As far as I am aware there is no TLM in our whole diocese so I attend the Novus Ordo.

2. If you attend the TLM, how far do you drive to get there?


3. If you had to apply a Catholic label to yourself, what would it be?

Roman Catholic.

4. Are you a comment junkie?

absoultely. I love to talk and I love to comment. I also love it when people comment here.

5. Do you go back to read the comments on the blogs you’ve commented on?

Yes. Most of the time. Sometimes I forget where I have left comments so I don't go back.

6. Have you ever left an anonymous comment on another blog?

Never. In the days that I didn't have a blogger account I still left my name by choosing other rather than anonymous.

7. Which blogroll would you most like to be on?

I think I would like to be on the Spirit of Vatican II banned websites blogroll.

8. Which blog is the first one you check?

My own.

9. Have you met any other bloggers in person?

Not yet but next Wednesday I am meeting Louise.

10. What are you reading?

Nothing at the moment but in a couple of weeks I am getting Designing your own Classical Curriculum to prepare to home school my two youngest school student next year.

Bonus Question! Has your site been banned by Spirit of Vatican II? No, it has not. If it has, who do you think Father Tim really is?

No. I haven't been banned by Spirit of Vatican II but I would like to be.

I think that Fr. Tim is a very devout Catholic Priest from Knoxville.

Now I tag Jackie at Catholic Mom of 10

Jane at building the Ark

Shelly at Party of nine.

Ellie at A peek of the Pecks.

and finally

Viking at Vikings Vocation

Edit to add, since Jackie doesn't want to do this meme I have decided to tag Eamonn at Peregrinus Hibernenis. This is a sneaky tag. I want to see what answer's Lowdenclear would give to this but she doesn't seem to like me giving her meme's so if I give it to Eamonn I am sure he will pass it on to her and it wouldn't even be my fault that she had it. Hee hee.

Can you spot a liar?

I got three out of ten. I am a bit gullible.

H/T to Paramedic Girl for this quiz.

Go and do the quiz here. Can you Spot A liar?

After a crazy day yesterday

I am looking forward to a nice relaxing Sunday.

I woke this morning to some good news. I have won a blessed St. Michael medal and prayer card from Karin. I looked up the info to find out what offices are given to St. Michael and was one of the winners. Thanks Karin

We will go to Mass this morning and the do some family activities.

Tom and Amelia are going to have a cooking class and we will make a cake for tomorrow. Tomorrow is my birthday so we need a cake.

We will get the family scrapbook out and do some more.

We may go for a walk to the park and play. If we get there we will also go to McDonalds and have an icecream.

Have a great Sunday.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Some Anonymous poster from Chicago.

Has left a comment in my please pray post.

If you ever went back and read your entries, you would see how empty your devotion to a dying faith has left your life.

Well I just have to say that my faith most certainly isn't dead anon and my life most certainly isn't empty. I have a very fulfilling life. My life is so fulfilling that I don't have a need to go leaving anonymous insults on blogs or spamming message boards. I know you have been at dcf message board and at other dcf ladies blogs.

Second of all I know your Internet provider and where you live. I have decided to turn the anonymous comments off but I can tell you that if I wasn't I would have no hesitation in reporting you to your Internet provider if you kept harassing me and other blogs I link too.

Friday, September 28, 2007

New Blog

I am starting a new blog.

Mary's Prayer Garden is my new blog that will show the prayer intentions for anyone that wants to have prayers offered for any intentions.

Each week I will put up prayer intentions that I am aware of from around the web and if you want to have a spacific prayer intention added you can email me and I will put your prayer intention up. I will offer my daily rosary for all the intentions that are there.

The prayer intentions will be updated every Sunday.

If I put up a prayer intention for you and your prayer is answered I would love to hear from you too so that I can put it up on the blog and we can give thanks to God.

oh baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Russian mom's 12th child weighs in at 17 pounds.

For those that use metric that is over 8 kg.

Much too much baby for this mum.

Remember Momsense?

There is a longer version for it.

click here for the original

Friday Funnies

I pinched this from Lowdenclears Blog .

Tech Support

Dear Tech Support:

Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and noticed that the new program began making unexpected changes to the accounting modules, limiting access to flower and jewelry applications that had operated flawlessly under Boyfriend 5.0. In addition, Husband 1.0 uninstalled many other valuable programs, such as Romance 9.9 but installed undesirable programs such as NFL 5.0 and NBA 3.0. Conversation 8.0 no longer runs and House Cleaning 2.6 simply crashes the system. I've tried running Nagging 5.3 to fix these problems, but to no avail.- Desperate

Dear Desperate,
Keep in mind, Boyfriend 5.0 is an entertainment package,while Husband 1.0 is an operating system. Try to enter the command: "C:/ I THOUGHT YOU LOVED ME" and install Tears 6.2. Husband 1.0 should then automatically run the applications:Guilty 3.0 and Flowers 7.0. But remember, over use can causeHusband 1.0 to default to Grumpy Silence 2.5, Happy Hour 7.0or Beer 6.1. Beer 6.1 is a very bad program that will create"Snoring Loudly" wave files. DO NOT install MotherInLaw 1.0 or reinstall another Boyfriend program. These are not supported applications and will crash Husband 1.0. Insummary, Husband 1.0 is a great program, but it does have limited memory and cannot learn new applications quickly. Consider buying additional software to improve performance.I personally recommend HotFood 3.0 and Lingerie 5.3.

- Tech Support

Thursday, September 27, 2007

I don't think I would ever do this.

Go and check out Paramedic girls blog for what boy's do for fun.

I think I will give it a miss.

Go to Divine Mercy Blog

And sign in the comments box for a chance to win a great book.

Thanks Marilena for doing this.

Divine Mercy Blog

Holidays again.

Tomorrow is the last day of school for our children and for Steve. We have two weeks of not having to be anywhere at any particular time.

The first week I will take the girls and Christopher to Adelaide. We will go and see family and friends and have a day of shopping with my girlfriend.

The boys will probably have take away every night and sit at the computer until they look like this lol.
I pinched this picture from paramedic girls blog

At the end of the second week the WYD cross will be here. There will be a procession with the cross across the bridge with the stations of the cross along the way. They will process to the school and have a sausage sizzle. The next morning there will be an early mass and breakfast at the church and then the cross will move onto Wilmington. We won't be able to get to WYD next year so it will be good to be part of things here.

Rubiks cube photo.

H/T to Shelly at party of 9 for this.

I think it looks great. This is Amelia with her friends at her party this year.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

crossword proposal.

H/T to Joel at on the other foot blog for this article.

This is a great story. clued in .

A marriage proposal inside a crossword puzzle yields the correct answer: Yes!

The clue for 111 across in yesterday’s Boston Globe Sunday magazine crossword puzzle was “Generic Proposal.” The answer (spoiler alert, for those still working on it!) was “Will you marry me?”
Most puzzle devotees no doubt just moved on to the next clue when they solved that one. But for Aric Egmont of Cambridge, those 14 letters on the grid were the actual proposal he’d been plotting for months to his girlfriend, Jennie Bass.
Egmont, 29, who works in the communications department at Fidelity Investments, contacted the magazine this summer to ask if the people who create the puzzles would be willing to write a special one for him. Sunday mornings for he and Bass, he said, have always included tackling the Globe magazine crossword, a tradition that started early in their relationship.
“On our fourth date, I knew I had found the kind of dork I could love,” Egmont wrote in a note to the magazine. “We had already had some more adventurous outings. But on our fourth date we just went to the local coffee shop and did the crossword. That date was the first moment when we stopped relying on some kind of event to set the agenda, and instead we took that first tiny step towards normalcy, spending time together doing the same things we would regularly do on our own.”
Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon, a married puzzle-writing team who have been writing Globe magazine crossword puzzles for years, accepted Egmont’s challenge. Their puzzle was titled “Popping the question,” and each theme entry was a variation on proposals. For example, “Macrame artist’s proposal” was “Let’s tie the knot.”

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Tom has been sick.

I thought we had got rid of the bug but Tom just threw up. Fortunately it was before I gave him any insulin. I will have to keep an eye on his bsl's through the night and make sure they don't go low. If he goes to low he dehydrates and needs a drip.

triple digits today.

Today is going to be 38 here. That is over 100 in Fahrenheit. A bit of a surprise since we have been having beautiful weather. Yesterday was perfect. It was 28 and we had a slight breeze. I really should have finished of the washing but was busy with other things. Today will be too hot to go out and hang it out so I will wash it and get Sam to hang it all tonight.

Today Amelia is having a psych assessment. She is having a lot of trouble grasping literacy concepts. We are having her assessed to see if she has any thing like dyslexia. We are also thinking about homeschooling both her and Tom next year. Amelia needs the one on one and because Tom is getting a pump he will need to program it every time he eats. It isn't something an 8 year old is really capable of so instead of going to school every lunch and recess I will do home school work with him.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Thanks for all the prayers.

Christopher has managed to keep everything down today that he has eaten. He is still running a fever but I am sure he is on the road to recovery and will be much better tomorrow. Also Tom is looking well and doesn't look like he will catch this. So thanks for all those that prayed for us.

God bless

Mathetes Award.

I am feeling very honoured to have been chosen by Marie and Ginny for this award.

Here is what the Mathetes award is:

"Its a brand new award being passed out. It is the Mathetes Award. created by Dan King of Management by God to recognize those who take to heart the Great Commission and further God's Kingdom by creating more disciples for Him. According to Dan mathetes is the Greek word for disciple.The rules for the award, as posted by it's creator are as follows: In the spirit of this award, the rules are simple. Winners of this award must pick five other "disciples" to pass it on to. As you pass it on, I just ask that you mention and provide links for (1)this post as the originator of the award (Dan King of management by God), (2) the person that awarded it to you, and then (3) name and sites of the five that you believe are fulfilling the role of a disciple of Christ."

So my five people that I want to pass this award onto:

1 and 2 go to Kris and Moira at Party of Nine
Kris and Moira don't even know me or that I exist. I came across their blog from Muddy Mama's.I have chosen Moira because she wrote a beautiful tribute about her sister that was born with Downs Syndrome. You can read it here . I have chosen Kris because she has obviously done a great job raising her children to have a child that can write such a tribute to her baby sister.

My third choice is Muddy Mama . Muddy Mama is such a good friend and I feel encouraged to live a faithful life by her example. I enjoy going and reading her blog and seeing what is happening in there lives.

Fourth is Diana at St. Fiacre's garden . I love visiting this blog too.Diana is both funny and witty. I also learn many things from her blog like her prayer to St. Fiacre. I hadn't even heard of St. Fiacre until I went to Diana's blog.

My final choice is Ebeth at A Catholic mom climbing the pillars. What a great blog Ebeth has. I love her daughters saint reports and her sharings. I really loved her post on being a good Catholic Parent.

There are many other blogs out there. I really found it hard to choose just five. Thanks for passing this on Marie and Ginny.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Please Pray

Christopher has picked up some Gastro bug. He has had the runs all day and tonight when we thought he was finally looking better he was sick all over me. Please pray for a quick healing and that Tom doesn't get this bug. When he gets gastro he usually needs to be hospitalized and put on a drip because of his diabetes. Thanks.

The Land without Sunday

A while ago I posted about making Sunday a Lords day. you can read about it here.

Today Rachel posted This article from Fisheaters at DCF Message Board.

I haven't read the whole article yet but what I have read has been good.

Here is a bit from it:

"Instead of a Sunday," Baron K. told us, "the Russians have a day off. This happens at certain intervals which vary in different parts of the country. First they had a five-day week, with the sixth day off, then they had a nine-day work period, with the tenth day off; then again it was an eight-day week. What a difference between a day off and a Sunday! The people work in shifts. While one group enjoys its day off, the others continue to work in the factories or on the farms or in the stores, which are always open. As a result the over-all impression throughout the country was that of incessant work, work, work. The atmosphere was one of constant rush and drive; finally, we confessed to each other that what we were missing most was not a well-cooked meal, or a hot bath, but a quiet, peaceful Sunday with church bells ringing and people resting after prayer."

Since my post we have made more of an effort to have a family day on Sunday. We go to Mass as a family and make a conscious effort to avoid doing work that isn't necessary. This has made Saturday a bit more hectic but it is good to have a day that is resting and spending time with our children. The younger children particularly like it. We have taken them to the park for a play, spent an afternoon scrapbooking and had friends over for lunch and coffee. We thought we would pray the rosary and Devine Mercy Chaplet as a family but that hasn't happened yet. Maybe next week we will.

After reading some of the article I want to make a few more changes. It would be good to read the Sunday readings and Gospel as a family on Saturday night. It would be good to pray the rosary then too. Now that the weather is nice we could walk to Mass.

What do you do on Sunday to make it the Lord's day?

Saturday, September 22, 2007

I should be in bed.

But instead I am checking out new features that I can put on my blog.

I came accross a new clock at party of nine blogspot. I have put it on the side bar so you all know what time it is where I live.

The Scarlet and the Black

Jackie has a post about the priest that this story is about. Check out Cheeky-priest and Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty.

tonight I bought the dvd from eBay. I cannot wait till it arrives. I think Steve and I will send the children of to bed and have a movie night (with a bottle of wine, some chips and chocolates).

Cry of a lost soul.

Go and check out Paramedic Girls post on a person in hell.

We are not reminded enough these days about hell being a reality. I was just thinking yesterday that I am tired of being different and does it really make that much difference. I guess this is God's way of saying yes to me.

Friday, September 21, 2007

The begining of the soccer season.

Tonight Soccer started here. Tom and Amelia are playing in the under 8's and Madeline and Sam are playing in the under 14's. Daniel is coaching an under 8's team (not the team that Tom and Amelia are in).

Tonight was the first game. Tom's played but Amelia had to stay home since she has been home sick today. Daniel's team played Tom's team and it was a draw.

Madeline and Sam are playing now so I will update later how their games went.

Update. Sam and Madeline's team won too.

Free Pattern Download

This dress looks nice and modest. It is free to download at sewing patterns .

This is the second pattern I have downloaded and they are difficult to put together but much cheaper than buying patterns from the shops. Well worth the extra effort imo.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Friday Funnies.

A little early this week. I won't be online much tomorrow so decided to post this joke tonight. Have a great Friday everyone.


Because our former small-town parish was not a wealthy one, our pastor was dependent on parishioners for upkeep and maintenance of the church.

Once he asked my husband, Sam, to rewire the confessionals. The only way to reach the wiring was to enter the attic above the altar and crawl over the ceiling by balancing on the rafters.

Concerned for my husband's safety, I waited in a pew.

Unbeknownst to me, some parishioners were congregating in the vestibule. They paid little attention to me, probably assuming I was praying.

Worried about my husband, I looked up toward the ceiling and yelled, "Sam, Sam, are you up there? Did you make it okay?"

There was quite an outburst from the vestibule when Sam's hearty voice echoed down, "Yes, I made it up here just fine!"

The Final Countdown.

Rachel from JustAnother Day was commenting that she only has 6 weeks of Uni left.

Ginny commented about it being the final countdown. I love that song so here it is for you Rachel.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

What do you all think of this?

Look at what the are doing in Japan.

I got these pictures in an email and this is what is written with it:

Square Watermelons

A round watermelon can take up a lot of room
in a refrigerater and the usually round fruit
often sits awkwardly on refrigerator shelves.

Smart Japanese Farmers have forced their watermelons
to grow into a square shape by inserting the melons into
square, tempered glass cases while the fruit
is still growing on the vine.

My problem with keys.

I have a huge problem with keys. I am always loosing them.

I can usually keep track of my house keys and the key to our little car but often loose the key to our van.

Yesterday before Steve left for work he said to me do you know where your keys are? I went and looked at all the usual places that I keep them and they weren't there. (blush blush).

He gave me his set and I used them.

Last night we were going to go to Mass. I got tea all ready and the children all ready so we all piled into the car. Steve says to me where are my keys? I say they are on our cupboard. He comes into the house to look for them and they are not there. I cannot remember what I have done with them so we miss out on Mass. I serve tea up and we clean up. I look and look for the keys and still cannot find them. I go to bed and pray to St. Anthony please please I need the keys to take the children to school tomorrow morning. Help me to remember where I put them.

I get up this morning and still have no idea where the keys are. I ring a friend to see if she can take 3 of our children to school. She is able to so I get everyone ready and think I will look again for the keys when I get home. Just before my friend shows up to pick up the children Madeline goes out to the little car. There in a little compartment are my keys to the van. She runs in and says look look I found them. I remember that I had to take Daniel to work soon after we got back from school and was probably still holding onto the keys but didn't need them. So one set of keys is found and the other one is still missing.

I need suggestions. Do any of you loose keys or other important things regularly? Have any of you had this problem in the past and found a solution to your problem?

I have the house key and little car key on a key ring but the van car key is so big and bulky and has nothing on it to put it on a key ring. I keep my house key on a key ring holder and when I remember I put the van key on the shelf above the holder. I probably remember to put the big car key there 7 out of 10 times so about two or three times a week I have to look for car keys.

Any help would be appreciated.


Sunday, September 16, 2007

Large Families

Stef at and these thy gifts has linked to a great article on large families.

The contempt shown to parents of large familes.

Brava Rabbi Boteach.

Thanks Stef for passing on a positive article about large families.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Busy but fun weekend plans.

Well since I was feeling ill yesterday the food shopping didn't get done. I was able to make myself go to bed early last night though so got up early this morning and was able to get it done. I am going to do my cooking this afternoon and fold the washing (not because I want to but because I need to). Tomorrow we will go to Mass and we are having friends over for lunch in the afternoon. This family has 5 children so I am sure there will be plenty going on with our 7 and their 5.

I hope everyone has a great weekend.


Friday, September 14, 2007

Another award for my blog.

Muddy Mama has very kindly passed on another award to me.
She loves my blog.
Well thank you so much Muddy Mama. I love yours too. It is also on my must see everyday list.
Now I get to pass this onto other bloggers that I like too.
First I want to give this to Jane at Building the Ark blogspot. I have only just started reading Janes blog regularly. It is one that I really enjoy so that is my first.
Next on my list is Joakim at Catholic Ponderer. Although he has been on holidays and hasn't been updating much lately it is still one of my favourite blogs.
Three is for Marie and Ginny at View from the Pews and Big is Beautiful. Both your blogs are great and deserve this award. I love visiting them and always feel uplifted after reading your posts.
An update from my earlier post.
Thanks too everyone that prayed for me today. I am feeling much better tonight. The younger children went to kids club and Steve and I were able to go out for tea with Christopher. We went down to Subway and had a very nice time together. I am of to bed early so that I am not feeling so flat tomorrow.

flu again.

I have had a sore throat for a couple of days now and Christopher has a nasty chest infection. Please pray for us while we are getting over these ailments. Thanks

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Christmas Time already??????

Today I went to Big W.

In the main foyer they had cleaned out their displays from Fathers Day and were putting up Christmas trees.

It is still 16 weeks till Christmas. Comercialism of these Christian events is getting out of hand. As soon as the Christmas decorations come down they will have a Valentines display and an Easter one too (well they did last year anyway).

Why is it that the secular society takes our Christian celebrations and perverts them? They make them into money making materialistic events.

I pity the people that are sucked in by these advertisers and spend more than they can afford in the spirit of giving.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Tasty Tuesday: Butterscotch Icecream

This is one of my favourite recipes. It is a recipe that we only do for special occasions because it is an expensive icecream and also a bit too fatty for Tom to eat regularly.

250g block PHILADELPHIA* Cream Cheese, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 cup cream
100g chocolate coated honeycomb bars, chopped

MIX Philly* for four minutes or until soft. Add brown sugar and vanilla essence and mix until well combined.
BEAT cream until thickened. Fold cream and chopped honeycomb bars through Philadelphia mixture.
POUR into a lined or lightly greased loaf tin, ring tin or pudding basin. Freeze overnight.
* Peppermint: To make a delicious Peppermint Ice cream, simply substitute the chocolate coated honeycomb bars for 100g Peppermint Crisp chocolate bars (chopped), and continue the recipe as above.

In Remembrance.

Today is the 6th anniversary of 9/11.

Let us take a moment to remember all those that lost their lives and pray for the repose of their souls.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Monday: Mothers Rule of Life.

This week will be the first week that I have made the changes that I will be able to see how it goes. The first week of my new rule I had the children home on Friday and invited friends over. It was a big mistake to put so much into one day. I have learnt my lesson. Last week we had the trip to Adelaide and that made the week a bit harder too.

I have to confess though that because I don't have any extras to schedule in this week that I didn't do everything I should have today. I spent about a hour on the computer this morning rather than washing the floors in Tom and Amelias room and our room. I am going to go and wash them after this because I don't want to start the day tomorrow already behind. I also am suppose to be going to a meeting at the school but I think I am going to give it a miss.

My rule generally goes like this:

Before School:
Pray the rosary
go for a walk (three days a week)
Get the children up
prepare breakfast and eat.
pack school lunch boxes
pack Toms diabetic bag
brush Amelia's hair
dress Christopher
take the children to school.

9am to 3pm
Go to Mass
clean kitchen from breakfast
clean lounge dining room
make our bed
make Tom, Amelia's and Christopher's beds

Morning tea.

Cleaning job (I have a different job for each day)
bring in washing, fold and put away.

Pray the Angelus and another rosary

prepare lunch, eat lunch and start preparation for tea.
Go to school for Tom's injection

The afternoon is spent doing cooking or sewing until 3.00 except for Friday wich is spent food shopping.

Pray the divine mercy chaplet and then get the children from school.

After school:
listen to Amelia read
listen to Tom read.
check Tom's spelling
help Tom, Amelia and Christopher clean up their room
update Tom's bsl diary
Coffee break with Steve
finish preparing tea
eat tea

After tea the children all have jobs they have to do.

I go on computer and then check that they have done their jobs adequately.

At 7.30 we have family prayer then Tom, Amelia and Christopher go to their bedroom and read. Steve and I generally pray another rosary or just spend time talking about our days or any concerns.

At 8.30 the light goes out in the little childrens bedroom and I go on computer or read or sew.

I go to bed at 9.30 (well that is my aim but often it is later). If I get to bed at that time I can get up early and have a nice quiet house to pray in each morning.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

An update on Tom

As I posted earlier this week I took Tom to Adelaide on Thursday night to see his Endocrinologist and a Diabetes Educator. We did this because we have been on a waiting list for him to get an insulin pump.

Tom was diagnosed when he was 14 months old. You can read about it here.

I first heard about pump therapy about 6 months after Tom was diagnosed. It wasn't an option for us to pursue though because at that stage it cost $300.00 a month for the extras because it hadn't been approved for Govt assistance.

Back in May/June this year I spoke with a Diabetes Educator. He is an insulin dependant diabetic too and he was on a pump. He gave us some pump info and I decided to ring the Endocrine unit in Adelaide and make enquiries about it. They told me that his doctor would need to approve pump therapy for him and then he would go onto a waiting list. We spoke with Tom's Doctor a couple of days later and she agreed that it would be best for Tom to get the pump therapy. We went on the waiting list and finally after 3 months of waiting our date has been set. We still have to wait till November for Tom to get the pump but we have chosen our pump and had our fist training session on how they work and how to programme them.

Tom will get his pump in November and he, I and Christopher will have to stay in Adelaide for a week so that we can get help easily if there are any problems. Steve will be staying here and running the house and looking after our other 5 children. I think this will be the first time in our marriage that we will not see each other for such a long time so prayers for both of us while we deal with issues apart from each other would be appreciated.

Salmon Marinade??????

Does anyone know a good marinade for some Salmon? I got some cheap Salmon in Adelaide and I want to do it in a marinade and with some stir fry vegetables.

Daniel's team wins Grand Final.

Our eldest son Daniel played in the Footy Grand Final on Friday night.

They had a really close game and were behind for most of the game but came up in the last 10 minutes to won by three points.

As the captain Daniel received the shield so hopefully we will have a photo to share with you all.

Congratulations Daniel on your win. We are very proud of you and all your acomplishments this year.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

1000 visitors.

Well it seems that if I go away for a couple of days I reach some milestone. This time I have reached 1000 visitors to my site since 26 July. Just over a month. Thanks to all my visitors. I hope you enjoy reading my blog and about our family.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

I will be away for a couple of days.

Tonight I will be taking Tom to Adelaide for his appointment with the Endocrinologist. I will be back on Saturday. No updates will be on here until then since I won't have computer access.

God bless

Well I missed Tasty Tuesday so today is Tasty Thursday.

I promised Blondie that I would post my pizza recipe so here it is.


2 and a 1/4 Teaspoons of yeast
1 teaspoon of sugar.
2/3 cup of warm water
2 cups of flour
2 tablespoons of Oil.

Dissolve the yeast and sugar in hot water and leave till it is creamy. (about 10 minutes). Add the flour and oil. mix together and turn out onto bench. kneed for about 4 minutes adding more flour if it is too wet.

put in lightly oiled container. Roll in oil so that it is covered with oil. Put a damp cloth over it and leave in a warm place till it has doubled in size. (about 45 minutes)

Before rolling out the dough preheat oven onto 475 Fahrenheit (about 220 Celsius)

Roll dough out on a pizza tray and top with your favourite toppings.

Here are a couple of our favourites to put on.

Ham and pineapple.

Cheese, Tomato and basil.

Cream cheese and peperoni

BBQ sauce, mince cooked with bacon and taco seasoning, cheese.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Take a stand for the Catholic Faith.

Australian TV has recently put a new program on TV called californication. This is the email I received about this program.

Hi friends,

Last night (Monday) Channel Ten ran the first episode of a new series called 'Californication' that has been proudly advertised as "the filthiest show on television". Even before it started the ads being run showed the lead actor (David Duchovny) in a Catholic Church being offered and receiving ######## from a nun dressed in full habit while he used his hand to shield the eyes of Jesus on the cross above him. It is a complete mockery of the Catholic faith and disrespect for things holy and decent.

In the episode that ran tonight five explicit sex scenes were packed into one 30 minute episode, including a romp with an under-age girl.

As Christians and as people of good-will we really must stand up against this type of 'entertainment'. It is a mockery of our beliefs (imagine the outcry if they used Muslims instead of Catholics) and it is promoting the over-sexualisation of a society that is already dying in immorality. We have divorce, broken families and addiction to ##########, do we really need more of it? These things continue to happen because we have allowed it to happen. When was the last time you wrote a letter to show your disapproval. I hear so many people complaining that society is going bad, well this is why.

What I am asking is that you write a letter to channel 10 today that voices your disappoval and disgust at such a show and the way it has defamed Christian beliefs. When a network receives a letter they take it to be expressing the views of a number of people so one letter does have great value. All you need to do is write in two paragraphs the show you are referring to and why you object to it. It should only be short for it is the sentiment that is important. Channel 10 does not receive complaints via email but letters sent by email are always not regarded highly anyway. The most noted correspondance is by post (just type it print it and post it - 5 minute job) or if it's easier just fax it off to them. Or even phone and register your complaint. You will find all the details needed for contacting Network Ten here

I have attached the letter I sent today as a bit of a sample if that is a help to you. Remember it is not the length but the fact you are objecting to it.

Please pass this on to as many people as you can. Let's do our best to stop this particular immorality and bashing of Christianity today!

Today Adelaide now had This article asking if Catholics should be objecting to this show. Please go and vote. Take a stand for our Catholic Faith.

Thanks to Louise at Purcell's Chicken Voluntary for pointing out this article.

Monday, September 03, 2007

For a laugh.

Paramedic Girl posted this and I thought it was so funny I had to share it. Here is her blog. One of my favourites to check out often. Salve Regina

Monday: Mothers rule of life.

I will have a short week again. I am taking Tom to Adelaide on Thursday night and he is seeing his Endocrinologist on Friday and the Diabetes educator about getting his pump. We have a date for the pump. He is booked in for the 12Th of November. Only ten weeks to go.

So shopping is going to have to be done on Thursday instead of Friday and Saturday I won't get back till around lunch time so it will be another busy Saturday. I am determined to be organised though so that the trip will not interrupt our family too much and we will still be able to have a family day on Sunday.

We were looking into getting Tom a transmitter that would read his bsl every 5 minutes. I was going to buy the transmitter when we got the pump but have discovered that the sensors cost $725.00 for 10. One last 3 days so a pack of 10 would last us a month. It is way too much. It was a big disappointment for me to discover that we wouldn't be able to have this. I realize though that we are very blessed living here and having doctors medicine and machines to help with the management. Some children in other countries don't even have regular insulin. Tom has never had to go without insulin. We can always test his bsl and always have insulin too use.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Happy Fathers Day

Today is Fathers day.

The children got Steve a big box of chocolates and the DVD of The God's must be Crazy. This movie is such a good laugh.

We went to confession this morning before Mass. We plan on going the first Saturday/Sunday of the month.

We had sausage rolls, pasties and mini quiches for lunch. We made spiders with soft drink and icecream. We are going to start our family scrapbook this afternoon and take the children to the park.

I still haven't folded the washing so it is building up but I will make it a priority to do after tea tonight.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

It is going to be a crazy day.

Yesterday the children had a day of school. I forgot that they were going to be home and invited some friends over for tea. I have also changed my mothers rule and needed to do the shopping yesterday. I got everything done that I had to get done but we didn't do any dishes after tea and the house looks like cyclone Tracey has been through it. I also slept in so now it is 10am and the house looks like we haven't cleaned it for a week.

I am suppose to be having my cooking day today so that we can have a family day tomorrow.

So if you could all pray please. I am sure that my new mothers rule is the way that God wants it to be but it is going to be tough to get everything done today because I just put too much into yesterday.


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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Tom's and Christopher's insulin pump

New book: Faith Quilt.

New book: Faith Quilt.
All proceeds from sales of "FAITH QUILT" going to "Casa de Amor Children's Homes in Bolivia" and "Sarah's Covenant Homes in India" Two truly extraordinary organisations that take in the most needy children and give them a place of love and security to call home.