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


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.

Encylopedia of Me G is for . . .

Posted On September 7, 2007

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Who is very important to me. Whom cant be summed up in a slide show. He is my everything. The one in whom I trust and depend on.

He is also to me very much 1 in 3. I believe very much too in His Son Jesus and in the Holy Spirit.

Lastly I believe God is the greatest artist ever

My Thoughts on Comments & Co Sleeping With Toddlers post 2

Posted On August 31, 2007

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There was a comment that made me realise something

How often do you NOT leave comments because you wonder how they will come across

now while I have had a few comments that have not been nice and I can reassure you these get deleted ASAP!!!

I LOVE comments and to know how you feel

Dont be scared

I wouldnt post something if I didnt want to hear what you thought and felt about it

Leave me comments



I dont actually have a problem with it.

I tend to agree with Kate “kiddos are born attached to their mommas”
and it seems Daniel is a people person that attaches to his important people deeply – I dont think this can be a bad thing can it???

We however arent all the same. It takes many many different people and their thoughts and feelings to become informed

I wanna know your thoughts and feelings on this matter

  • Have you done this with any of your children?

  • For how long?

  • Did you go to sleep at the same time as them?

  • Do you like it OR Not & why or why not????

Id be really interested in knowiong what you think about CO SLEEPING

book meme

Posted On August 30, 2007

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Got this over at SUZANNE AND ALICE’S blogs

What are you reading right now? Abduction by Wanda L. Dyson

Do you have any idea what you’ll read when you’re done with that? Why is the Sky Blue – Susan Meissner

What magazines do you have in your bathroom right now? I dont keep books in the loo but on occasion I will grab my book and take it in with me

What’s the worst thing you were ever forced to read?  Books at High School
What’s the one book you always recommend to just about everyone?  Other than the bible, any of Danielle Steeles

Admit it, the librarians at your library know you on a first name basis, don’t they?  No

Is there a book you absolutely love, but for some reason, people never think it sounds interesting, or maybe they read it and don’t like it at all?  Dont think so, but I do believe we all have different tastes in books

Do you read books while you do other things?  I wish!!! I have to have complete QUIETNESS to be able to read

When you were little, did other children tease you about your reading habits? No or maybe thats why I was teased and had no friends

What’s the last thing you stayed up half the night reading because it was so good you couldn’t put it down?  I dont think Ive ever done that.  One of the resons I read in bed is because it puts me to sleep.  In fact if I dont read at night I find it very hard to go to sleep

Let me know if you grab the meme. I’d love to read it.

Psalm 42

Posted On August 27, 2007

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I LOVE this song and Psalm

Althought the Psalmist in this Psalm feels like God has turned His back on him


you may have felt this way before too.

I can answer his and your questions and fears. I know these things to be true:-

Psalm 42:2

When can I go and meet with God?

anytime anywhere God is wanting for you to pour out your heart to Him

Psalm 42:3

“Where is your God?”

God is all around us

as close as a prayer

I CAN Put [my] hope in God (Psalm 42:5)

GOD IS MY ROCK (Psalm 42:9)

He is MY SAVIOR AND MY GOD (Pslam 42:11)

Awarded Twice in One Post and Then As If I Werent Blessed Enough Alice Blessed Me Again

Posted On August 17, 2007

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Great minds think alike

Thanks Alice and Gretchen


“This award is for those bloggers who are nice people; good blog friends and those who inspire good feelings and inspiration. Also for those who are a positive influence on our blogging world. Once you’ve been awarded please pass it on to others who you feel are deserving of this award.” Awwwwwwwwww you both are so lovely Im bless to have you both as bloggy friendsThen I was blessed again.

Alice youre tooooo kind


Id like to give these both to Denise. Who recently had an operation and  is still recovering. If your so inclined to pray please do. Denise is such a thoughtful person. So caring, kind and thoughtful. She sure does make a positive influence in my life. Poor Denise is taking a while to get over her op and is in lots of pain. Miss you my dear. Lots of love, blessings and prayers going out to you my dear.

The Face Behind This Blog!

Posted On August 3, 2007

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Saw this at Jenny’s the other day

If you want to play here the instructions let me know so I can check yours out too


1st step – Post a short blog article that includes a photograph (or a series of photos) showing the face behind your blog. If you already showed a photo somewhere on your site (such as in your about page), then make your post more interesting and choose a photo that’s not currently online.
2nd step – Include links to other people that have displayed a photo, or include their photos in your post, adding a reference.
3rd step – Tag as many others as you like in your post to spread the meme.



*My Life*

I’m pretty-much-solo mother of 2 wonderful boys. I do have an important man in my life but we really only see each other in the weekends. I have a large gap between my boys. Billy is 11 nearly 12 on the 16th and Daniel is 2 in November. They get on mostly really really well which pleases me. On Tuesdays Daniel and I go to a local playgroup. Which we both really enjoy. At the playgroup we are rostered on to do different things with the children. Sometimes I do an activity with the children, sometimes I read them a story or sing songs with them. I have an early childhood bachelor in teaching and as well as enjoying the interaction with the children I see this as an opportunity to keep my hand in.

I enjoy blogging, the writing and photo taking. Theres parts of me that wonder whether I should have been a journalist. I also like making friends all over the world. I LOVE reading. I am a Christian and my faith is important to me. I wouldnt be the person I am today if it were not for God.

*My Background*

I was the eldest of 2 girls. I was born and raised in Auckland New Zealand.

I was married and had a daughter. Due to awful circumstances last year she now lives with her grandparents and they are all estranged. I sometimes find this hard but I concentrate on what I do have – 2 wonderful handsome sons and a loving partner.

After my marriage ended I started going out with Billys dad. Soon we moved to Christchurch where we had Billy unfortunately he was abusive and when Billy was 1 we left him and moved back to Auckland. Side tracking a moment Billys dad never truly cared about any of us although he claimed to. He has had no contact with Billy since he was about 3.

When my daughter was 6 years old I home schooled her for 2.5 years. Then I went to uni and got my bachelor.

After 7 years of being a solo mum I was lonely I started looking for a companion I used the internet. I unfortunately meet another abusive man whom I was with for 3 months but it felt much longer. They were a hell of a 3 months. I blamed myself for getting involved with another abusive man and went through a lot of grief particularly feeling I hadnt learnt anything between Billys dad and this man. Eventually we decided to part thank God. He felt I was obedient enough. I had come to the realization that he was a jerk. This was after being dumped at a swimming pool with no clothes, no towels and no way to get home.

I do believe that the internet dating community is just like any other community in society you get the bad and the good in perople. So although this had been an aweful experience. It didnt put me off. Just as I was finishing my time at uni I meet another man, however this man was completely different to any other man I had ever met. He was caring, loyal, sensitive to my needs and that of my children. Had a great sense of humour. Supportive. I cant explain it but I knew this man was different. I was a little scared as we seemed to be crazy about each other and thngs seemed to be moving fast. I told my sister. She meet him and liked that she saw to. She said it would be ok. She reminded me that her hubby and her meet and fell in love and married quickly and they were and are still togethjer. Who was this man you might be asking or you might have guessed – yes it is Muzz.

Before long my kids and I moved to the Bay. Where Muzz has always lived. I finished my bachelor by correspondence and we had our little man Daniel.

Since then I have remained a SAHM.

*My Wishes and Dreams*

One day I would like to live in a better house with a garage. One day I will go and get registered in my teaching but for now I LOVE being a SAHM with my wee boy and love my life as it is. God has truly blessed me.

Wordless Wednesday New Boots Daniel is showing everyone them :)

ive updated my Chronciles – take a look

Posted On July 23, 2007

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