Saving Graces

new mercies each and every day

Simple Woman – 20 April 2009

Apr
20

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 20 April 2009…

Outside my window… Indian summer weather… defying the short day length and all is the sun….

I am thinking… that the Easter weekend was major blessed, 3 people got accepted into the church, 3 baptised and 14 confirmations altogether! God is good! All the time!

I am thankful for… new knowledge, what would I do, who would I be if I could not learn new things each day????

From the kitchen… thinking of making tortillas as part of my new diet…

I am wearing… an all too warm woollen sweater and my long black skirt

I am creating… dunno yet… may start working on my woollen slippers soon

I am going… physically nowhere much, spiritually I am traversing mountains! still!

I am reading… Summers End by Lyn Cote

I am hoping… that I can figure out a new healthy diet that will help me not lose energy and be able to focus, and that the Holy Spirit gives me the strength to follow God’s will

I am hearing… Josh Groban, after a morning of my alma maters chamber choir (Rhodes University)… aah those were the days

Around the house… nix

One of my favourite things… blogging and the internet

A few plans for the rest of the week… finish my work, map out the rest of my month… life

Here is picture thought I am sharing… still on Easter so the photo stays

HE IS RISEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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simple woman 14 April

Apr
14

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

FOR TODAY 14 April 2009…

Outside my window… major overcast, a prelude to winter!

I am thinking… that the Easter weekend was major blessed, 3 people got accepted into the church, 3 baptised and 14 confirmations altogether! God is good! All the time!

I am thankful for… love, church, Latin songs and the voice the good Lord hath bestowed on me, again, loved singing at the vigil mass

From the kitchen… special K bars… hehe

I am wearing… an assortment of colours from my stripped pink and black poncho… to the striped orange and white top underneath… black skirt and pumps yay!

I am creating… process analysis for SENC.

I am going… physically nowhere much, spiritually I am traversing mountains!

I am reading… mmm the Bible, and am starting a new book today… yet to decide wh

I am hoping… that the Good Lord keeps showing me His face, and thanking Him that I have a job!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am hearing… air con…

Around the house… nix

One of my favourite things… choir practice… or in this instance cantor practice… am a cantor at church now and learning how to pronounce all them Latin words hehe

A few plans for the rest of the week… have a Holy sin free Holy Week and Good Friday and Easter

Here is picture thought I am sharing… still on Easter so the photo stays… and another one

HE IS RISEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Simple Woman – 06 April 2009

Apr
06

A new entry in my simple woman day book… which I have woefully neglected for so long πŸ˜€ visit and get the template from Peggy at Simple woman Interested?… check it out…

FOR TODAY 06 April 2009…

Outside my window… windy… autumn is here!

I am thinking… that God is good all the time, and this Holy week is especially blessed!

I am thankful for… love, church, Latin songs and the voice the good Lord hath bestowed on me

From the kitchen… health food, oats and the like… need to lose weight!

I am wearing… brown striped top and dark brown skirt with black comfy pumps

I am creating… new knowledge.

I am going… to the vigil mass. I hope if I can get a lift

I am reading… Girl Meets God by Lauren Winner, and it is fab! I wish I could write so well and for it to make such an impact in another’s life…

I am hoping… still the same as last… aah way back when. that my permit comes out – no change there from last week… or the week before that…. or the week before that….. or the week before that…. or the week before that…. or the week before that – ad infinitum
… and that this Easter the new converts are especially blessed πŸ˜€

I am hearing… air con…

Around the house… nix

One of my favourite things… choir practice… or in this instance cantor practice… am a cantor at church now and learning how to pronounce all them Latin words hehe

A few plans for the rest of the week… have a Holy sin free Holy Week and Good Friday and Easter

Here is picture thought I am sharing… I am really thinking of the Passion of the Christ right now and that He died for my sin… how profound is that???

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Simple Woman – Feb 02 2009

Feb
02

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 02 Feb 2009…

Outside my window… mostly overcast sky…. but the sun is peeping through.. a definite improvement from the torrents of last week πŸ˜€

I am thinking… mmm what to do now… the thing with curveballs is that they come pretty fast so one either acts real quick too… or deals with the aftermath real slow like…

I am thankful for… love, work, church

From the kitchen… nothing yet… just realised that lent is fast approaching and I have to get myself acclimatised to the fasts soon, else they’ll just seem worse when the time comes

I am wearing… all black… to suit my mood… which ain’t black… I just love the colour πŸ˜€

I am creating… my PC… have to build my workstation anew because I have been infected with a virus…

I am going… home maybe in two weeks time…

I am reading… Revealed by Tamera Alexander, just done with the prologue… have to study too. one more exam to go

I am hoping…still the same as last … aaahh way back when… — that I manage to finish studying and am prepared for my last exam, that I have good quiet times and that I listen to God will for me better this coming year and am still hoping …that my permit comes out – no change there from last week… or the week before that…. or the week before that….. or the week before that…. or the week before that…. or the week before that – ad infinitum

I am hearing… air con- forgot my earphones at home and these open-plan offices don’t lend much to hearing each other’s music

Around the house… nix

One of my favourite things… children… had fun Sunday; twas the first day of catechism lessons

A few plans for the rest of the week… plan for the rest of the terms catechism lessons, decide what to do about my passport and permit, work

Here is picture thought I am sharing… been thinking of the German family I aupaired for in 2006 quite bit and wondering why I have not gotten any replies to my emails… oh well

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Simple Woman – Jan 06 2008

Jan
06

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 06 Jan 2009…

Outside my window… am at my workstation at the University and no windows. Loads of applicants downstairs though trying to find out if they’ll be going here this year

I am thinking… going to mass this afternoon, I may have found a church walking distance from here πŸ˜€ the joys of the net!

I am thankful for… the internet and maps!

From the kitchen… healthy food, I have to get healthy again, I’m beginning to see a tummy bulge aaarrrgghhh!

I am wearing… one of my fav gypsy skirt and del’s green top

I am creating… notes. I have exams next week for which I am still ill-prepared

I am going… nowhere

I am reading… hopefully my textbooks… snuck in a couple of novels in between but I really have to buckle down on those prescribed books…

I am hoping…still the same as last week — that I manage to finish studying and am prepared for my exams, that I have good quiet times and that I listen to God will for me better this coming year and am still hoping …that my permit comes out – no change there from last week… or the week before that…. or the week before that….. or the week before that…. or the week before that…. or the week before that – ad infinitum

I am hearing… air con- been listening to Chris Tomlin

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 and going to midday mass

Here is picture thought I am sharing…

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Simple Woman – Dec 31st 2008

Dec
31

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

I was too lazy to do this last week and this Monday as well so it’s actually Wednesday but no biggie…

FOR TODAY 31 Dec 2008…

Outside my window… am at my workstation at the office… ’tis glorious outside, bright sunshiny day

I am thinking… of the past year, and sins and backsliding and how to get reconciled with God and of my exams and of studying

I am thankful for… little things, and God, that He loves me so

From the kitchen… am alone so cooking is no fun, yet it is coz I experiment

I am wearing… a blue summer dress that I think may be getting too short- I’m still gaining weight… sigh

I am creating… notes… I have exams next after next week for which I am ill-prepared

I am going… nowhere

I am reading… hopefully my textbooks… have put novels on hold

I am hoping… that I manage to finish studying and am prepared for my exams, that I have good quiet times and that I listen to God will for me better this coming year and am still hoping …that my permit comes out – no change there from last week… or the week before that…. or the week before that….. or the week before that…. or the week before that…. or the week before that – ad infinitum

I am hearing… air con- been listening to Chris Tomlin a lot though and the Screwtape letters on audio

Around the house… nix

One of my favourite things… blogs and forums… where would I be without real knowledge and pseudo-knowledge? honest though I love it that I can get help and find information quicker than I would without them πŸ˜€

A few plans for the rest of the week… getting through today… one day at a time Sweet Jesus, that’s all I’m asking of you.

Here is picture thought I am sharing… still despair … let’s just say things are dark.. and I am here is an inspiration

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Simple Woman – Dec 15 2008

Dec
15

AΒ 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 15 Dec 2008…

Outside my window… no windows still… the joys of computer labs… am surrounded by black monitors and CPU’s though if that counts

I am thinking… of my permit and trying to not despair or fall into despondency (which would be a sin)

I am thankful for… scones – just had a fluffy one with strawberry jam… mmm it seems I am most thankful for food these days… :d must be the season

From the kitchen… nix

I am wearing… my gypsy skirt and a black polo-neck

I am creating… music…. busy practising for the carols on Friday

I am going… not home it seems. πŸ™ I really wanted to go to Zimbabwe but with no permit and no money how is that possible?… and I so wanted to get my mom something… am beginning to get stomach pains just thinking of it…

I am reading… A crown in the stars by Kacy Barnett-Gramckow – the last book in the Genesis Trilogy, still think the first one was the best but hey I’m only on page 50

I am hoping… still…that my permit comes out – no change there from last week… or the week before that…. or the week before that….. or the week before that…. or the week before that…. or the week before that – ad infinitum

I am hearing… nothing much… soon to start Panis Angelicus for practice though

Around the house… nix

One of my favourite things… blogs and forums… where would I be without real knowledge and pseudo-knowledge? honest though I love it that I can get help and find information quicker than I would without them πŸ˜€

A few plans for the rest of the week… getting through today… one day at a time Sweet Jesus, that’s all I’m asking of you.

Here is picture thought I am sharing… I’m not despairing.. at least I think not… but in case I am here is an inspiration

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Simple Woman – Dec 08 2008

Dec
08

4th entry in my simple woman day book (mmm maybe I should not count???) πŸ˜€ visit and get the template from Peggy at Simple woman Interested?… check it out…

FOR TODAY 08 Dec 2008…

Outside my window… no window am in the middle of a training

I am thinking… of the programme we are using? not sure hey my toes are freezing and that seems to put my brain on freeze as well

I am thankful for… muffins… just had a gorgeous bran one for afternoon tea

From the kitchen… sadly lagging on my plaetzchen… no young ones to kake them with

I am wearing… dressy pink top and black slacks…

I am creating… nothing much… creatively defunct week

I am going… nowhere… boo hoo… stuck in this office all week doing a training… the joys of the software world

I am reading… Summer Hill Secrets 1 by Beverly Lewis, always have loved reading about the amish and the book is great light-reading… though it does perpetuate the feeling i have had that white teens are a different creatures from black teens

I am hoping… still…that my permit comes out – no change there from last week… or the week before that…. or the week before that….. or the week before that…. or the week before that…. or the week before that

I am hearing… the air-con hum and wishing it was off my fingers are turning blue and i’m black for crying out loud! my head has a mind worm though, Hillsongs Eagles wings.

Around the house… nix

One of my favourite things… bran muffins. Honest πŸ™‚

A few plans for the rest of the week… getting through this training

Here is picture thought I am sharing… come live in me all my life, take over, come breathe in me and I will rise on eagles wings — current mind worm

Simple Woman – 1 Dec 2008

Dec
01

Third 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 Dec 2008…

Outside my window… overcast and not to exciting, but who cares, it’s advent!

I am thinking… advent, advent, advent, advent, and of my work permit which is way overdue and of all the stuff I need to buy to make sweets

I am thankful for… fellowship, I had a grand time at church yesterday

From the kitchen… I will be making Honeycomb (sponge or cinder toffee to some) and I can’t wait to see how it will come out. And plaetzchen of course!

I am wearing… sleeveless black top and a brown skirt and am barefoot, as usual πŸ˜€

I am creating… advent craft and plans of things to do with my niece this coming weekend

I am going… Go-carting! it’s the end of year function at work this Friday. I am actually looking forward to it

I am reading… assassins from the left behind series, still… a bit on hold this book coz i am taking a break from being ‘left behind’ and The Viscount

I am hoping… that my permit comes out – no change there from last week. Or the week before that and that the new Honeycomb recipe i want to try out will come out fab

I am hearing… O holy night by il Divo. I started on my carols about 4 weeks ago…

Around the house… hopefully the smell of sweets and vanilla and caramel and cinnamon… soon

One of my favourite things… Zimt Sterne – that is cinnamon stars mmm yum… there goes my diet.. bye bye… see you new years!

A few plans for the rest of the week. Advent and Christmas craft mostly

Here is picture thought I am sharing… unashamedly I have caramel tart-lets and lebkuchen and plaetzchen on the head, here is a fab picture of plaetzchen I am planning on making

Simple Woman – Nov 24 2008

Nov
24

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

FOR TODAY 24 Nov 2008…

Outside my window… wispy clouds and above 30C (that’s about 86F) weather! yep scorcher

I am thinking… of my work permit… still…and of starting the Liturgy of the hours… mmm

I am thankful for… good books

From the kitchen… I want to make chicken samosas today when I get home… if I haven’t baked in this heat

I am wearing… pink dressy shirt with black trousers/slacks/ pants (whatever you wanna call them and barefoot coz my feet are on fire

I am creating… screen shots

I am going… nowhere slowly; still

I am reading… assassins from the left behind series

I am hoping… that my permit comes out – no change there from last week

I am hearing… the air con hum, from an air con which isn’t working properly

Around the house… [ ]

One of my favourite things… flip-flops

A few plans for the rest of the week… book club Tuesday night, induction of the new pastor Thursday eve, start of the RightNow project and training the whole week

Here is picture thought I am sharing… I have samosas on my mind.