I got Tagged :)

Posted On September 15, 2007

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My friend Jenny tagged me

Q1: What were you doing 10 years ago?

I was living in Auckland again having left an abusive relationship with Billys Dad.  My daughter had started school.

Q2: What were you doing 1 year ago?

made my curtains

and also we were about to go through pure hell when Muzz was arrested on his birthday (the 28th) over false accusations my daughter threw at him.

Q3: What are 5 snacks you enjoy?

nuts, chips, chocolate, yogurt, bread – yes I snack on these last two sometimes snacks can be healthy
Q4: What are 5 songs you know the lyrics to?

Amazing Grace

Thank you Jesus for loving me

Loads of kids songs  (does this not make it up to 5 now???? LOL)

Q5: 5 things you would do if you are a millionaire:

paid my debts

buy a chest freezer as well as other furniture and a nice house for them to go in

give a large donation to the church for the remodelling they are doing

buy a newer car  and a campavan

go to America to meet my bloggie friends

Q6: 5 bad habits:

yelling, scratching, biting my finger nails, not cleaning my teeth before bed, not washing the dishes as often as Muzz thinks I should. In his family they wash them after every meal. I prefer to wash them once a day while the dinner is cooking

Q7: 5 things you like to do:

Blogging, playing with little children at Daniels playgroup, reading, walking, spending time with my family and friends

Q8: 5 favorite toys:

computer, digi camera, TV, cant think of anymore

Q9: 5 things you would never wear:

mini dress,  skirt, shorts, knickerbockers, I dont like my legs

purple shoes saw a lady on TV with some on last night not really my thing

Q10: 5 things you hate to do:

house work, go up anywhere high in a building, I dont really like planes or walking across bridges particularly if they are high ones, and I would NEVER bungee jump


Encylopedia of Me M is for . . .

Posted On September 15, 2007

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Im a SAHM of 2 wonderful boys
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some of my all time favorites are:-

Aguilera Christina

Billy Joel/Bee Gees

Cliff Richard/Carpenters

Bob Dylan

Elton John

Amy Grant

Hill Song
ohn Denver
ionel Ritchie
Mercy Me
Neil Diamond

Pink Floyd
Rod Stewart/Robbie Williams

Sixpence and None the Wiser
aylor James/Trans Siberia Orchestra/Tina Turner
atoto Childrens Choir


This is the month of my birthday



The Faraday Centre Hawke’s Bay – East Coast Museum of Technology and Science Centre


Hawkes Bay Museum



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You Make Me Smile Award

Posted On September 14, 2007

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Today I have been blessed by my dear praying caring faithful friend Denise. She is such a faithful lady. Her blog,emails and ecards always make me smile.

Thanks Denise, love you.

This is what the person that created this award says about it, the thing that I love most about blogging is that I learn so much about a person just by reading their blog. I have met MANY wonderful people with wonderful stories to tell,and I am grateful every day for each person that I have the pleasure of crossing paths in life with.I wanted to create something special for the top ten people who have inspired me through their blogging; the stories they tell, and the lives that they lead with grace and dignity. I visit their blogs for inspiration and encouragement.Although there are MANY people I want to give this award to at this very moment, I am going to choose ten bloggers:Please grab your badge and wear it proudly, and pass it on because you inspire and encourage me, thank you.

So, now it is my turn to pass it on.

Here are the ten bloggers I choose:

  • 🙂 Barb as I shared with her recently she feels like a mom to me. Her blog showers me with love
  • 🙂  Charlotte Im still getting to know this lady but I care about her a lot and her blogs are always interesting. I love what shes doing with her New Zealand Lovely Blogs Directory
  • 🙂  Kate now this is a bloggie friend I would love to meet one day. I love reading her blog and veiwing her wonderful jewels. This is another lady whose blog showers love upon me
  • 🙂 Rhiannon I like catching up with this fellow New Zealander. I like sharing parenting stories with her. I think her partner is so caring and wonderful and I like how she is creative.
  • 🙂 Diane I like Diane’s blog its pretty. I also like reading about her wee beautiful grand daughter. I find her life interesting.
  • 🙂 Val This lady’s photography makes me smile. She has at least 3 blogs and they all touch me in wonderful ways. She is into genelogy and is a caring, loving and thoughtful mother to her beautiful children.
  • 🙂 Melany This is another lady whose photography makes me smile. As do her wonderful 3 boys. I care about this lady and pray for her safety often. This lady not only has made me smile she has also made me cry. I worry about her. I care.
  • 8) Flip Flop Mama I think this lady is beautiful and has a beautiful family. Shes finally just had her 3rd child and I had to smile when he finally decided to come. I cant begin to explain what the weeks were like knowing she was overdue and how my heart leaped each time I saw she had updated her blog on my google reader. Im so pleased her wee boy is now blessing them with his present.
  • 🙂  Michele I only wish Id known this bloggie friend longer while she was in New Zealand. I like keeping up to date with whats going on for her in her next path in life in the great USA
  • 🙂  Dawn a newer bloggie friend but I enjoy visiting her blog. Her subjects for her posts usually make me smile and respond

Encylopedia of Me L is for . . .

Posted On September 14, 2007

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I can get into a library and forget all about the time. I can also spend hours in a library


I got my first driving licence when I was 17 after many months of driving lessons through a driving school which I paid for with some of the $$ I got from my first full time job. I LOVE driving.


Billy and I like eating lemons like any other fruit. Just eating it. This grosses Muzz out. I also like making lemonade


1 John 2 (Sept 9 – 15)

Posted On September 13, 2007

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To Link to the Study

This week we are looking at 1 John 2

My thoughts


What an blessing and a priviallage it is to have an “advocate with the Father” Especially when that advocate is Jesus the almighty himself. I have had to stand up for Billy over the years. Fighting to get what he needs to help him learn. But I am a mere human stop and think for a moment about the fact that we have Jesus standing up for us. WOW!!


I also want to take this opportunity to thank Him yet again. He not is standing up for us. He not only took my own sins upon his shoulders He also took the whole worlds.

3, 4 and 6

Loving Him means obeying Him. Trying to live like He did.


However we are mere humans who do muck up and sin. Over time and trying to obey Him He works in us perfecting us.


We are called to love. We are called to love everyone even our enemies.

10 and 11

By doing so we can walk in Jesus sweet light. If we hate others it is a sin.

I was once involved with an ex-manslaughter (he had served his time) this was a very very rough time in my life. He was very abusive. I to this day pray for him. He claimed he was a Christian yet he still sinned badly. He truly needs the Lord. I pray that the Lord is able to get deep inside him and work. I believe it is only through the pure love of God that he can be cleaned whiter than the snow and become a man of God.


Praise the Lord!!! Thank you sweet Jesus


We are not of this Earth. Loving things that exist here is only tempareary. We have to keep our eyes on Jesus, on the big picture, on where we are going. this reminds me of the wonderful book I read not so long ago – Do You Know Where You Are Going – Sujo John

It also reminds me that we cant serve both things of this world, like $$ and Him.

16 and 17

I have struggling with this recently. I pray that You Lord help me to do what is right.

21 – 27

The truth is Jesus is real. He is Lord of all. There are some to claim they are Christ but they are not. There is only one Lord Jesus Christ and He is the messiah. We must belief and put our faith in Him. If we dont accept, believe and love Jesus then we also dont accept that His father is God.

If we do indeed put our faith in Him then we receive the gift of eternal life.


If we do indeed believe in Him and live for Him we can be sure that when He returns we will ready. We wont be like Adam and Eve and hide in shame. We shall be ready to follow Him where ever He leads us.

Encylopedia of Me K is for . . .

Posted On September 13, 2007

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Kindergarten Teacher

I have ALWAYS known this is what I want to do eventually


Kitchens – Big Ones

I like BIG kitchens with plenty of bench space


My cousin had one of these when I was growing up. I use to love to play with it. I like the patterns they make.

Remebering and Reaching Out

Posted On September 12, 2007

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This morning already I have been to tears. Its 7am. I started reading my usual bloggie friends posts and was so deeply moved.

As Alan Jackson says “I am not political” neither am I but when this happened it touched me too. Even though I live in New Zealand I cried too. I was one of those people who sat down with the TV turned on and cried. Even today if I shut my eyes and think about 9/11 I see the awful scenes that occurred that day.

In love I want to extend my hand to all those that were effected by this awful event. You maybe some one who knew one of the victims. Or you maybe an American who feared what was going to happen next. Or you maybe someone else.

God Bless you all.

May we never forget.

May we join together.

May we stand up and say no more.


6 years ago today – September 11 2001

Posted On September 11, 2007

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Its already September 11 here in New Zealand and I have been thinking about this tragic day since last night so I shall post this today and leave it up a couple of days.

Today I am remembering AnnMarie (Davi) Riccoboni. Although I never meet her I have joined other bloggers

remembering those that died that day.

Ann was only 58 years old. I think had I meet her I would have liked her she is described by her friends as warm, loving, helpful and sweet. A lady whom was a wonderful person. Always with a smile on her face.

Ann worked for Ohrenstein & Brown at the World Trade Center, she was a billing supervisor.

She was survived by a daughter Maria Elena and hubby John. Whom she loved proudly and liked to talk about.

My thoughts and prayers are with them at this time.

Encylopedia of Me J is for . . .

Posted On September 10, 2007

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I have brought most of these off TradeMe and am continuing to buy more. I have really only started wearing jewelery daily this last year.

Why is the Sky Blue – Book Review

Posted On September 10, 2007

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I have just finished my 6th book in this challengecgchallenge07.jpg

I dont usually read books this quickly but I have been sick.  Also I found this book very readable.

why-is-the-sky.jpg  “Why is God doing this?”

Have you ever asked yourself that question?

I have.

This book is about 3 ladies (2 of which ask this question) when tragedy impacts on their lives and those dear to them.

These ladies are mother and daughters.  One conceived   though rape.  The other daughter looks in the second half of the book at just what her mother had to go through.

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