Jul 062009



Outside my window

… I’ve been complaining about the winter cold again. It’s been such a dull morning with a few showers and now …. the sun takes a peek out of the clouds. I think the Lord is trying to tell me something……

I am thinking

… about having the discipline to work on my business plans and put them into action.

I am thankful for

… the Lord’s protection, even those times when you don’t know you’ve been protected from something.

From the learning rooms

… “My grace is sufficent for you, for my power is greatest when you are weak”. 2 Corinthians 12:9

From the kitchen

… for lunch – creamy asparagus soup and toasted cheese sandwiches.

I am wearing

… I think it’s the same as last week … but clean I promise, lol.

I am creating

… new order in our home – declutter, throw away, stow away, a place for everything and everything in its place!……. it’s going to take some doing though, lol!

I am praying

… for Father Dishan Paul Candappa, who was ordained on Saturday, and celebrated his Thanksgiving Mass yesterday.

I am going

… to help my son deliver leaflets.

I am reading

… you must all think I’m hopeless with this one as I’m never doing any extra reading of any significance….. it usually puts me to sleep, lol.

I am hoping

… my son forgets about the leaflet deliveries.

I am hearing

… the kettle about to boil – almost time for another cuppa.

Around the house

… the same old thing – washing in the laundry, floor needs a mop, ironing to be done, dinner to be prepared, sigh….. must do it all in love and without complaining.

One of my favourite things...

… champagne 🙂

A few plans for the rest of the week:

Preparing to celebrate the 1st anniversary since World Youth Day 08; our cousins’ get together dinner; a temporary farewell dinner for a friend continuing the 2nd half of her NET ministry; do the ‘around the house’ things.

`Here is a picture thought I am sharing

This time last year it was our Days In The Diocese (DID) but before that began the WYD Cross and Icon came through our Bayside suburbs. This is the starting point at Xaviour College. St Anthony’s band begin with a few hymns – my son is the one playing the front keyboard…

… most of us got the chance to carry the cross – here are a few or our parishioners. My son is back left and I’m front right of the cross. It’s not a very good photo but it brings good back memories.

…. Here we are at Brighton Beach, one of the prayer stops along the way. It was partly cloudy at this point – love how the photo captures the cross overlooking the city of Melbourne in the distance.

If you would like to join in, please visit Peggy, who hosts The Simple Woman’s Daybook, and also check out other Daybook entries.

While Peggy is taking a well deserved break from her daybook,  Grandmother Wren will be hosting it so we can meet up with those who wish to continue their daybooks until Peggy’s return.


  13 Responses to “Simple Woman’s Daybook”

  1. It was really wonderful when the Cross and Icon were here. It is hard to believe wyd was a year ago.

    I remember driving Steve and our eldest three to Port Pirie for the bus and train to go there.

    Today I took our eldest three and 4 other youth from Port Augusta to Port Pirie for the anual YCS diocesan camp.

    I much prefer having Steve home this time. I really missed him while he was in Sydney with the older children but it was worth it for our children to experience WYD.

  2. It truly was an amazing experience Therese. It has certainly lit a huge flame within the hearts of quite a few members of our parish, and they’re talking about/making plans for the next WYD in Spain.

    It is hard to believe one year has passed.

  3. Thank you for sharing your pictures. The images are very moving – I can only imagine the impact of the experience itself.
    Wonderful Daybook entry!
    (good luck with your household decluttering project. I’m working on that myself and it’s not going as well as I would hope…)

  4. ….it’s gong to take me more than a week to do it all, but I won’t think about ‘how long’, I’m just going to keep on at it.

    All the best with your clean out 🙂

  5. I enjoyed reading your daybook. I like the photo with the cross overlooking Melbourne. Our pastor and his family visited Australia this past January and February.

  6. Also, you wrote: I am thankful for the Lord’s protection, even those times when you don’t know you’ve been protected from something.

    I wrote something along those lines on my daybook today. I thank God that my middle daughter was kept safe. She had wanted to go somewhere with some girls from school but then felt that she shouldn’t go and stayed at school. That vehicle and those other girls were involved in a bad accident.

  7. Hi Susan, we have a wonderful God who always watches over us – all we need to do is put our trust in Him 🙂

  8. Thanks for sharing your daybook entry with us! Your pictures and thoughts about WYD were inspiring to all of us! SOunds ike you have a full week ahead with all that cleaning and purging…good for you for desiring order in your home….I’m on that journey as well! Good luck and God Bless!

  9. Hi Kristy, All the best with your clean out too – I’ll keep you in my prayers. We need the angels to give us a helping hand. God Bless:)

  10. Thanks for the reminder that we need to do our household duties “do it all in love and without complaining.” You are so right! We need to look at it as blessing our families.

    God bless!

  11. It is a hard thing to do sometimes – I have to remind myself to do it in love. You know, it actually makes it easier to get htings done.
    God Bless 🙂

  12. I always laugh when I read about what’s outside your window; I forget you’re weather is the opposite of ours, and it takes me a few minutes to remind myself that our summer is your winter!

    Have a blessed week – it certainly sounds like a busy one!

  13. Hi Arlene – whenever I read your daybook I wish I was over there enjoying your summer, lol.

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