Saving Graces

new mercies each and every day

I fell!!

Oct
20

I fell, on tarmac!!!! On the way to church! Halfway thru the rosary!!! boo hoo and I broke my nail. You might think “Ookaaaay”, or “so what ’tis only a nail” But where it broke is the crux! Halfway down the nail bed to the cuticle! I have exposed red bleeding oozing flesh. Felt feverish yesterday the whole day and my hay fever decided to make a revenge return. Truly not a good day health wise! No, I will not be posting pics of graphic bloody toes.

Simple Woman – 12 October 2009

Oct
12

New entry in my simple woman day book πŸ˜€ visit and get the template from Peggy at Simple woman Interested?… check it out…

FOR TODAY 12 Oct 2009… drizzly overcast summer weather… pretty warm though
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I am thinking… that I am in a space, don’t know what space that be, but I am there, in that space over there… over here
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I am thankful for…biscuits! Biscuit King has the most divine cookies and biscuits in any hemisphere!
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From the kitchen… mmm donno yet, I am feeling pretty lazy
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I am wearing… blue. Cameron said I look like a Blou Rokke, well not really wrong skin colour. But I do look classy if I say so myself. Black heels, navy skirt, camisole with tiny blue polka dots and a light blue dress jacket with same polka dot material for edging, my hair pinned up, golden chain with cross and gold mini hoop earrings. πŸ˜€
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I am creating… music hopefully, need to get a tuner for the harp still have a lesson on Thursday
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I am going… nowhere slowly and that’s all right!
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I am reading… Centurions wife by David Bunn and Janette Oke, so far it’s riveting!
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I am hoping… to get my phone sorted out today, they gave me the wrong one!!!
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I am hearing… nothing, for now have praise music in my ears, Pocket Kings 3:15, proudly SA Catholic music
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Around the house… we need couches
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One of my favourite things…did I mention biscuits
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A few plans for the rest of the week…Harp lessons!
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Here is picture thought I am sharing… am still to have a lesson… boo hoo

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Simple Woman – 05 October 2009

Oct
05

New entry in my simple woman day book πŸ˜€ visit and get the template from Peggy at Simple woman Interested?… check it out…

FOR TODAY 05 Oct 2009…

Rather overcast we have been having summer rain… now if it would also rain in zim that would be fab!

I am thinking… still of how I need to improve my relationship with God and have begun a daily rosary for a hubby… I know… it must be that time again I seem to go through this cycle… it matter then it doesn’t matter.. if only my heart and mind would be consistent!

I am thankful for… family! nya is back from being a bridesmaid on Saturday and still thinking of the family I saw last week!

From the kitchen… tuna… I think I have had a tuna something or the other for 4 out of 7 days now… too lazy to cook much

I am wearing… brown! brown pants, brown stripped top, beige jersey, hiking socks, brown scrunchie

I am creating… music hopefully… need to get a tuner for the harp and a teacher πŸ˜€

I am going… nowhere slowly and that’s all right!

I am reading… was reading After All These Years by Sally John and finished it this morning! Now for another!

I am hoping… that our contract phones are approved, that our credit rating goes up so we can get a loan for a car, and that plans to go home go smoothly … no change there… still

I am hearing… Hillsong… in preparation for the battle of the band on Saturday I am immersing myself in the songs we are singing, practically 24/7

Around the house… we need couches

One of my favourite things…fudge bought some on Saturday then more at church and I have some in my lunch box… oh no…

A few plans for the rest of the week… girl guides starts on Friday! so we have to sort out the hut which will be the brownie hut and clean it out and put in furniture and buy stuff for craft and programme and prepare a programme and go for harp lesson on Wednesday aarrrggghhhh I haven’t begun the programme stuff!!! Who would have thunk! me as Brown owl ha!

Here is picture thought I am sharing… I’m so excited about my harp! its a second hand lever harp but I love it… now to see if there is any retention from lessons I took way back when in 2005!

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Oh precious! Marshmallow test

Oct
05

This Marshmallow test is soooo cute! And they say don’t shelter them but put kids in real life (read tempting) situations. No sirree i’I’monna keep mine away from temptation till they can stay away from the marshmallow!

Simple Woman – 21 Sept 2009

Sep
21

A new entry in my simple woman day book πŸ˜€ visit and get the template from Peggy at Simple woman Interested?… check it out…

FOR TODAY 21 Sept 2009…

Outside my window… azure skies…. it is actually nice and warm, not too hot at all πŸ˜€

I am thinking… of how I need to improve my relationship with God, it has been slacking… and about my trip home for the wedding and how I’m going to collect my dress and go to the oriental plaza and not miss my bus.. mmm

I am thankful for…books! just got one on Papa Ben from Cameron yesterday looks to be an interesting read.

From the kitchen… healthy food, I have to get healthy again

I am wearing… black and purple mottled collar shirt black pencil skirt, black heels

I am creating… nothing… well except for an assignment that is on hold and really should be worked on!

I am going… home! to Zim! for a wedding! on Wednesday! can’t wait… well I could wait forever for that bus trip but otherwise, life is good!

I am reading… The rise of Benedict XVI by John L Allen I have just started on the preface and so far so good.

I am hoping… that our contract phones are approved, that our credit rating goes up so we can get a loan for a car, and that plans to go home go smoothly … no change there

I am hearing… Maroon 5, The sun

Around the house… nix

One of my favourite things… quiz.. we had a quiz night last Friday at church including bingo and all… was rather good if I should say so.

A few plans for the rest of the week… doing my assignments and finishing packing and shopping for the trip home and going home and getting my hair and nails done and… AAAARRRGGGGHHH there ain’t enough hours in the day!

Here is picture thought I am sharing… did I mention how much I hate travelling by SA combi/ taxi? yes, hate! I really would not mind if the taxi industry slowly fizzled out, not saying that I want the owners to suffer but as it stands right now it borders on mafia!!!!

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Simple Woman – 14 Sept 2009

Sep
15

A new entry in my simple woman day book πŸ˜€ visit and get the template from Peggy at Simple woman Interested?… check it out…

FOR TODAY 14 Sept 2009…

Outside my window… summer is here! we skipped Spring and it’s HOT! that’s Africa for you!

I am thinking… of how I need to improve my relationship with God, it has been slacking…

I am thankful for…priests! one got ordained yesterday and is giving his first Homily today at church hence the schola singing!

From the kitchen… healthy food, I have to get healthy again

I am wearing… white shirt black pencil skirt, black heels and a black jacket for later… if it cools down! ’tis schola attire

I am creating… nothing.. am supposed to add tabs to my blog… mmm

I am going… to mass this evening! it’s the feast of the Cross today! and the schola is singing and I am getting better πŸ˜€

I am reading… Ruby by Lauraine Snelling.. and finished it at work! bad girl. Fazel then gave me The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch.. mmm.

I am hoping… that our contract phones are approved, that our credit rating goes up so we can get a loan for a car, and that plans to go home go smoothly

I am hearing… Vexilla Regis Prodeunt… that’s what lots of practices do

Around the house… nix

One of my favourite things… pen and paper. I love writing

A few plans for the rest of the week… studying doing my assignments and adding tabs to my blog and recapturing the essence of my relationship with God

Here is picture thought I am sharing… mass today!

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I am worth a lot

Jul
30

So got this in an email from Nyashmi and loved it to bits so here it is:


In a brief conversation, a man asked a woman he was pursuing the question……

“What kind of man are you looking for?”

She sat quietly for a moment before looking him in the eye and asking,
“Do you really want to know?”

Reluctantly, he said,
“Yes.”

She began to expound…

“As a woman in this day and age, I am in a position to ask a man what he can do for me that I can’t do for myself. I pay my own bills I take care of my household without the help of any man. I am in the position to ask, “What can you bring to the table?”

The man looked at her. Clearly, he thought that she was referring to money.

She quickly corrected his thought and stated, “I am not referring to money. I need something more. I need a man who is striving for perfection in every aspect of life.”

He sat back in his chair, folded his arms, and asked her to explain.

She said, ” I am looking for someone who is striving for perfection mentally because I need conversation and mental stimulation. I don’t need a simple-minded man.” I am looking for someone who is striving for perfection spiritually because I don’t need to be unequally yoked… believers mixed with unbelievers is a recipe for disaster. I need a man who is striving for perfection financially because I don’t need a financial burden. I am looking for someone who is sensitive enough to understand what I go through as a woman, but strong enough to keep me grounded. I am looking for someone who I can respect. In order to be submissive, I must respect him. I cannot be submissive to a man who isn’t taking care of his business. I have no problem being submissive. He just has to be worthy. God made woman to be a helpmate for man I can’t help a man if he can’t help himself.”

When she finished her spiel, she looked at him. He sat there with a puzzled look on his face.
He said, “You’re asking a lot.”

She replied, “I’m worth a lot.”

away…

Jul
09

I haven’t blogged in a while and the irony is that I have had a lot to blog about but have not been able to do so.Β Partly because I am unclear as on what to feel and how to express it, mainly life and death issues as my aunt passed away on the 17th of June and I was devastated… and I’m not being dramatic either which I’m wont to be. But I will post soon on this topic which is taking up a lot of my think time… death and heaven.

Simple Woman – 8 June 2009

Jun
08

A new entry in my simple woman day book…. πŸ˜€ visit and get the template from Peggy at Simple woman Interested?… check it out…

FOR TODAY 8 June 2009…

Outside my window… still no windows just glass walls into the concourse where there is a big FOSATU display, interesting history on unions in South Africa that.

I am thinking… car car car car car car car car car car car car car car car… I think you get the gist

I am thankful for… God, love, the blessing I have in the here and now,

From the kitchen… would love to do a bit of cheesecake, my sweet cravings are waning again, thank the Lord, now for some serious health eating πŸ˜€

I am wearing… my new super soft grey jersey and my new super smooth black strumpfhose with a black full skirt and my pretty black work shoes, my new Marian cross medallion … I know dressed up today πŸ˜€

I am creating… melodies in my heart …

I am going… to SFC or a new cell soon I hope if we find one, stared the search yesterday

I am reading… The Shack by William P. Young, and loving it, especially given that yesterday was Trinity Sunday so a lot of it is very relevant in the now. and it is provocative and eyeopening and challenging; in other words, just loving it!!! πŸ˜€

I am hoping… still…. that the bank finances me already or tells me, no, coz this waiting is torture. I need wheels! still!!!!!!!!!!

I am hearing… nothing at the moment, except a phantom of the operas, mind worm… mmm let me look for the song.

Around the house… nothing much, baked for Onyi on Saturday, planning on getting our washing machine today yippee and Nya is beginning to think of the advantages of having a dishwasher… will have her converted yet ha ha!

One of my favourite things… new clothes… hate shopping but love new clothes that fit and look good;… like my new jersey πŸ˜€

A few plans for the rest of the week… get a motor vehicle!

Here is picture thought I am sharing… Still on the car! I know it’s getting old but I need one!

if I cant a have a mini then a Yaris will have to do.

Simple Woman – 1 June 2009

Jun
01

A new entry in my simple woman day book…. πŸ˜€ visit and get the template from Peggy at Simple woman Interested?… check it out…

FOR TODAY 1 June 2009…

Outside my window… people entering the concourse and rushing off to exams or offices… the joys of working on campus πŸ˜€ – out the building = freezing winter temps s guess who is office-bound today πŸ˜€

I am thinking… car car car car car car car car car car. I need one now! this taxi commuting business is just too stressful over my weekends!

I am thankful for… the Holy Spirit and that He came on Pentecost oh so long ago but decided to stick around for eternity πŸ˜€

From the kitchen… nothing! still have to go grocery shopping, don’t know when that will happen, what with the super busy weekend and NO CAR with which to do it after work πŸ™ boo hoo

I am wearing… not enough warm stuff, black pants, flats with two pairs of socks, striped orange and white top with a beige jersey

I am creating… melodies in my heart … and Prolog for the first time…

I am going… nowhere slowly… and that’s OK!

I am reading… Inkheart by Cornelia Funke – wish I had the German version too πŸ˜€

I am hoping… that the bank finances me already or tells me, no, coz this waiting is torture. I need wheels!

I am hearing… Various contemporary gospel stuff…

Around the house… dirty floor, no groceries, hence no packed lunch today, new TV card and a good Pride and Prejudice night last night… Oh, Mr. Darcy!

One of my favourite things… Hot chocolate! warms me right through!

A few plans for the rest of the week… get a motor vehicle!

Here is picture thought I am sharing… Still on the car!

if I cant a have a mini then a Yaris will have to do.