Rooftops: Lostprophets

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Onions make me cry...

Look at this people, I'm updating and it's only been like a few weeks! :)
this is going to be a very random post, most likely.

Today I made dinner! *gasp* I know, I know! Don't worry, mum was helping a bit, and Maria was in the next room, so it was all under control. But I didn't do too bad, I don't reckon (ask my family if you want to know the real story :))

As some of you know i work (Volunteer) at a nursing home, and yesterday i went and had a funny conversation with this dear lady ( i love all the people!.. most of the time :j):
Me: Hello Ruth.
Ruth: hello, love.
Ruth: why are you in here? You're much to young. Go live your life don't wast your time with lots of old people like me.
Me: But that's the cool bit of it, you all have lived so much longer then me, and its so neat. So you've got lots of stories are so much wiser.
Ruth: but still, you should be out in the world, living your life. Enjoying each moment you have.. Because, trust me dear, life goes by so quickly. And before you know it you're old like me, in here, and life is gone. SO enjoy it while you can.

:) I love the old dears dears. Even Bob who has asked me to marry him about 6 times ;) It's to much fun.

Okay, i just had to share this as well (and yes, i know we're going from senior citations to 1st graders, but that's okay).
A first grade teacher had twenty-five students in her class and she, presented each child in her class the first half of a well known proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb. It's hard to believe these were actually done by first graders. Their insight may surprise you. While reading these keep in mind that these are first graders, 6-year-olds, because the last one is classic!
1. Don't change horses......until they stop running.
2. Strike while the......bug is close.
3. It's always darkest before......Daylight Saving Time.
4. Never underestimate the power of..... termites.
5. You can lead a horse to water but...... how?
6. Don't bite the hand that ...... looks dirty.
7. No news ......impossible.
8. A miss is as good as a......Mr.
9. You can't teach an old dog new......math.
10. If you lie down with dogs, you'll......stink in the morning.
11. Love all,
12. The pen is mightier than the ...... pigs.
13. An idle mind is......the best way to relax.
14. Where there's smoke there's...... pollution.
15. Happy the bride who......gets all the presents.
16. A penny saved is...... not much.
17. Two's company, three's......the Musketeers.
18. Don't put off till tomorrow what...... you put on to go to bed.
19. Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry have to blow your nose.
20. There are none so blind as ......Stevie Wonder.
21. Children should be seen and not...... spanked or grounded.
22. If at first you don't succeed......get new batteries.
23. You get out of something only what you......see in the picture on the box.
24. When the blind lead the blind...... get out of the way.
25. Better late than......pregnant.

Christmas is coming. Believe it or now, I'm actually sorta starting to get a bit excited about it. Pretty much when people ask me what I'm doing for Christmas i answer; "sitting at home and crying, how 'bout you?" :) The only real Christmas present i want to see under the tree at the moment, is a big box with my brothers inside.... I am having a laugh at all the e-mails going around between my family at the moment about 'Christmas lists' and Christmas presents. Okay, what ever happened to actually shopping at a store, not online!? Hehe, welcome to the life of a nerdy family (and one that is separated by 950,000 miles). Oh the joys..

It's heating up here.. i know.. summer and Christmas.. it's pretty much to weird to think about.. so just don't. ;) I just want school to be done with! Almost.. Lord willing, only like 1 or so more weeks for Ben and me (Maria and Charity are already done, and have been for two weeks!).


Well.. I'm running our of randomness for now. So i might just end with this quote:

And if I stand...let me stand on the promise that You will pull me through and if I can't let me fall on the grace that first brought me to You.-Rich Mullins

Have a perfectly, glorious, bright life, lovelies! Live it to the fullest, laugh, don't wast time complaining. You don't know what's really important to you, till it's taken away from you.. And remember.. you're life is just a vapor!

Here are some Photos from our lovely weekend in Nhill. Go to Charity's blog for the whole story.
I love these guys! The farmers life is not an easy one.. It would be pretty hard living way out in the country like that. God bless 'um!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

One Day the Night will never come...

Hello, fellow blog-mates! I wonder if anyone reads my blog anymore, considering I haven't updated in like years. If you really want to know what is going on in my life, I would advise you to read Charity's blog because she actually takes the time to record some of it for public viewing.
Yesterday, we had a lovely church picnic at Arthur's Seat. It was Melbourne Cup Day, which means everyone in Melbourne took the day off to watch a horse race. Pretty silly, if you ask me...but we didn't have to do school, so who can argue about that??

We had a wonderful time talking, laughing, kicking the footie around, BBQ-ing, walking, racing, looking at the beautiful view of the ocean, and, of course, posing for photos. I'll have to include some for your personal pleasure and enjoyment.
Many of you already know about the Patersons -- a Scottish family that came here 3 weeks ago to immigrate and help the ministry here. Sadly, they decided they didn't like Frankston and are now returning, after these short weeks, to the U.K. We are a bit in shock and sad to see them go, but we are praying for God's grace to be poured out on them as they seek to start over yet again in the U.K.

Also, a girl named Amanda (in the picture beside me, below) has been coming to our church semi-regularly for the past few months. She came with us yesterday but she was really not feeling like socializing as she was very upset due to an accident that killed one of her friends and seriously injured one of her best mates in Sari Lenka. She has immigrated here for uni and work and is planning to stay, even though her parents and brother and many good friends are still in her home country. Please pray with us for her, as this is a very rough time. And pray that we would know how to encourage and love her through this time and hopefully as she continues to attend church.

Even though we are very disappointed about the Patersons, we are overwhelmingly excited about the Blakstons who are, Lord willing, planning a move here to Frankston in early January. This will be such an encouragement and blessing to me and my church.
Please pray specifically that

  • They would get their house finished and ready to rent out

  • They would find a house here that is CLOSE!!!

  • Jono would find a job here

  • And God would make their transition very smooth and uncomplicated...and SPEEDY!!!
Well, hopefully I will now get into a pattern of updating a little more regularly. Sorry it's been so long. I would make excuses like, "I've been REALLLY busy", or "A lot's been going on"...which could be partly true. But I hate it when others use those excuses for me, so I won't.

Enjoy the life God has blessed you with. Breathe in the air He's given you, and live like you're trying to impress Him...not everyone else.