Thursday, March 29, 2012

This has no title......................

Watching a documentary the other day on Tokyo on National Geographic channel, I couldn't help but think about how precious and PC so many people are and about how selfish we have all become.


As I had a nosey on a message board I post in on Sunday morning, I couldn't help but laugh and fight the urge to reach into my iPod and smack some sense into the mothers on there.
These are mostly bored SAHM with nothing to do but cause a stir over NOTHING and spend money they don't have on stuff they dont need so they can be like everyone else doing the same thing. 
There is a movie about that and in the end, a guy commits suicide and leaves his wife with the debt she put him in that SHE did by spending money they didnt have on stuff they didnt need and she had to find a way to pay all that debt back while grieving for her husband.


Anyway, on this doco, people were parading down a main road carrying a HUGE fluro pink penis! They were all yelling "pink co(k" and had their kids with them. They had penis ice blocks and lolly pops etc and letting their kids eat them. They celebrate penises in Japan. Its the fertility etc and the kids all go to the parades with their parents and its ok.
They do log surfing in Japan. Thats where you get a massive log and people stand on it and it slides down a hill. They have heaps of safety people around etc, but it looks pretty fun! They also have a kids amusement park in Japan......kids as young as 3yo go to this place and learn about the value of money and how to earn it. There are no fancy rides, the kids go and learn how to make burgers for McDs and how a vet works and anything else they want to do. They dress up in a uniform or overalls etc and WORK at this amusement park to learn about trades and to help decide what they want to do when they get older.


In New Zealand, this would all be shunted because its un PC and slave labour etc.


Here in NZ, people are worried about turning mundane stupid stuff into something more important.
The Marmite thing is a classic example, there are a group of people who collectively paid over $4000 for Marmite on our website Trade Me. It was a fundraiser, but still its only Marmite people!


We have just been given the old Give Way rules back to get us on the same page as the rest of the world and people are freaking out.


That is what is annoying me at the moment. No wonder people are leaving New Zealand. Its too PC and there are too many rules here.


On an upside, I got Declan into a really good school yesterday and he starts in May and is excited. Im kinda sad that my baby is going to school. Oh and I had a good friend stop in for coffee today. I love seeing all my friends and they mean so much to me.


Have a great day everyone.
Much Love
xoxoxoxo

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Marmageddon!

Way back when (November 2011 roughly), there was a grocery item that I needed and there were only teeny little jars of it so I thought that I would wait til the bigger jars came back. 
A few weeks later, I noticed the big jars were still out of commission so went to another store to see if they had them and they didnt.


Fast forward to now and everybody who is anybody is freaking out at the shortage of freaking MARMITE.
What I didnt know what that Marmite is made in Christchurch and the factory had to shut down last November due to Earthquake damage. If we all are patient, the factory will have stock back on the shelves in July 2012.


This is what is on the internet:


Google Marmite Shortage (google)

You have to sign in to see this if you have an account (the message boards)

Craziness in NZ (the auctions on Trade Me)


It has also gone global. I got hit with numerous articles on FaceBook this morning and just had to laugh. 


Small things amuse small minds and make the world go round with laughter.


Much Love
xoxoxoxo

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Today is.....

a day for nothing!


Its been a busy few days since my last post........


Last Wednesday I went back to church and there was some ministering and coffee etc.
Thursday....just thursday stuff.
Friday....John came home sick from work, Declan had a dental nurse visit and a hair cut.
Saturday...Nothing much.
Sunday....about the same as Saturday (except I made a fantastic Lamb Casserole)
Monday (yesterday).....Andrew had a TOD and Declan had kindy and John went back to work.


So that was last week lol.


DECLAN HAD THE TOOTH FAIRY!!!!


Yes my baby had a tooth come out and a filling and had a visit from the tooth fairy. I was partially excited and sad at the same time. It was a "first" that I wasnt ready for. As far as we know, he is our last child and I dont want him to grow up at all.


And just for good measure........


I better stoke the fire and get ready to pick up Andrew from after school care.


Much love
xoxoxo

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

My Child, You may not know me,

I went to church today! Ok, not a proper service, but my church holds a Wednesday coffee group type thing and I went to that.

I woke up and took Andrew to school, Declan to daycare, went to see John and drop some stuff off to him at work and I carried on to the supermarket to the ATM and get our groceries.
I looked at the clock and it was 9.56am and I thought "Oh I possibly couldnt have done my shopping in 30mins and have it all in the car" so I decided to go up to the other supermarket and get my bread and milk etc. 
Somehow I ended up driving right past the shop and further down the road, through the Stop sign and carried on to the other end of town. Before I knew it, I was pulling up in the church carpark and went in to see everyone.

Pastor Raewyn was explaining that this year is different and we have goals etc for our Wednesday group and then said she would read us a letter.

My Child,

You may not know me,
but I know everything about you.
Psalm 139:1
I know when you sit down and when you rise up. 
Psalm 139:2
I am familiar with all your ways. 
Psalm 139:3
Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. 
Matthew 10:29-31
For you were made in my image. 
Genesis 1:27
In me you live and move and have your being.
Acts 17:28
For you are my offspring. 
Acts 17:28
I knew you even before you were conceived. 
Jeremiah 1:4-5
I chose you when I planned creation. 
Ephesians 1:11-12
You were not a mistake,
for all your days are written in my book. 

Psalm 139:15-16
I determined the exact time of your birth
and where you would live. 

Acts 17:26
You are fearfully and wonderfully made. 
Psalm 139:14
I knit you together in your mother's womb. 
Psalm 139:13
And brought you forth on the day you were born. 
Psalm 71:6
I have been misrepresented
by those who don't know me.

John 8:41-44
I am not distant and angry,
but am the complete expression of love. 

1 John 4:16
And it is my desire to lavish my love on you. 
1 John 3:1
Simply because you are my child
and I am your Father. 

1 John 3:1
I offer you more than your earthly father ever could. 
Matthew 7:11
For I am the perfect father. 
Matthew 5:48
Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand. 
James 1:17
For I am your provider and I meet all your needs. 
Matthew 6:31-33
My plan for your future has always been filled with hope. 
Jeremiah 29:11
Because I love you with an everlasting love. 
Jeremiah 31:3
My thoughts toward you are countless
as the sand on the seashore.

Psalms 139:17-18
And I rejoice over you with singing. 
Zephaniah 3:17
I will never stop doing good to you. 
Jeremiah 32:40
For you are my treasured possession. 
Exodus 19:5
I desire to establish you
with all my heart and all my soul. 

Jeremiah 32:41
And I want to show you great and marvelous things. 
Jeremiah 33:3
If you seek me with all your heart,
you will find me. 

Deuteronomy 4:29
Delight in me and I will give you
the desires of your heart. 

Psalm 37:4
For it is I who gave you those desires. 
Philippians 2:13
I am able to do more for you
than you could possibly imagine. 

Ephesians 3:20
For I am your greatest encourager. 
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
I am also the Father who comforts you
in all your troubles. 

2 Corinthians 1:3-4
When you are brokenhearted,
I am close to you. 

Psalm 34:18
As a shepherd carries a lamb,
I have carried you close to my heart. 

Isaiah 40:11
One day I will wipe away
every tear from your eyes. 

Revelation 21:3-4
And I'll take away all the pain
you have suffered on this earth.

Revelation 21:3-4
I am your Father, and I love you
even as I love my son, Jesus.

John 17:23
For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed. 
John 17:26
He is the exact representation of my being. 
Hebrews 1:3
He came to demonstrate that I am for you,
not against you. 

Romans 8:31
And to tell you that I am not counting your sins.
2 Corinthians 5:18-19
Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled. 
2 Corinthians 5:18-19
His death was the ultimate expression
of my love for you. 

1 John 4:10
I gave up everything I loved
that I might gain your love. 

Romans 8:31-32
If you receive the gift of my son Jesus,
you receive me. 

1 John 2:23
And nothing will ever separate you
from my love again.

Romans 8:38-39
Come home and I'll throw the biggest party
heaven has ever seen.

Luke 15:7
I have always been Father,
and will always be Father.

Ephesians 3:14-15
My question is…
Will you be my child? 

John 1:12-13
I am waiting for you. 
Luke 15:11-32


Love, Your Dad
Almighty God

As I sat there listening to Pastor read the letter, I had tears struggling to be released. I struggled to let them do what they wanted (as usual) and in the end I let them flow. I always feel so silly crying at church, but as I keep getting told, it is Gods way of releasing the pain and letting it go free. It is Gods way of talking to us and saying that everything is going to be ok if we just let things happen the way they are meant to.
As I told everyone I was ok, my dear friend Violet said that people who are "fine" dont cry and to let it out and do what God has planned for me. I had so much to let go that I thought I had already let go, but it was still there. Stress, grief, frustration etc. I forgot how much I miss my church family and how important they are to me in my life and how important the Lord is too. 
The lovely Pastor Rik came in for something and my magnet must be strong, because he bee lined his way to me and just like everyone else, his touch on my shoulder just made me cry again and put a sense of calm over me.

I miss my family. I miss having people who care about me in my life. I miss just having people to see and not having to say a word to them. 

Although my things seem so silly to me compared to other people, I know that when I go to church, that my things are important and I need to release them to the Lord and others to help me live the life I should be living.

I hope that someone has read this blog post and taken in what I have said and what the letter means. What I got out of the letter is NOT what you will get out of it. It was written to everyone for everyone and will mean something different to everyone.

Much love,
xoxoxo

Monday, March 5, 2012

Im having a.........

Im having a jealous day today. Kind of.


Just looking through the new pics on FaceBook of my brother and his family at Staglands and Im filled with a wee bit of jealousy. It was Childrens Day yesterday and lots of things were cheap or free to do and Staglands was one of them. I really want to take the boys to Staglands and do all the family stuff that I didnt get to do as a kid. Due to John having to work yesterday, the bad weather and a combination of other things, we didnt get to go to Staglands. 
Im also a wee bit jealous that even though my brother works crazy hours and travels quite a bit for work, that he still manages to find time to spend with his boys kicking a ball around or just lounging on the couch with bikkies watching telly. I would give anything in the world for John to do that here, instead its like a never ending battle that ends badly. Things happen I guess and the last thing you want to do at the end of the day is muck around outside in the yard..........


John said to me last month that he has put on some weight (and he doesnt look very happy about it) and that he was going to try and get to the gym and walk the dog. He has walked the dog once lol. How do I get my sad looking man to get up and do something?


I think Im just having one of those days. Where all the little things pile up and eat at you and wear you down.


Dont get me wrong, I love John and the kids. I love what we all have and I appreciate what John does for us every day, but I would love it more if things were more like other people. 
If only things were the way I would like them to be without fighting etc to get there.


On a positive note, today is fantastic! Very still and sunny, did my walk with Tammy and went to lunch with John. I want to apply for a job at the local supermarket, but Ive been threatened with Divorce Papers.......what to dooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo


I need to hang out some washing and try and finish the lawn so on that, I will leave you all.


Much Love,
xoxoxoxoxo