Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Long Weekend, or Long Headache?

I am blogging this as I prepare to leave for Sydney later this morning. My sister Jenny is graduating from University tomorrow. This is the third trip to Sydney for me in two weeks!

The first was for my unit block's strata meeting (the usual suspects had their usual suspect agendas), then last Thurs for Easter. Getting away for Easter long weekend was great, but I had to get re-used to sharing a house with more than one person. By Saturday their were 8 of us (six adults and two kids), I know what they mean by "Eight is Enough" (it's a 70's thing!).

We went non-stop over the long weekend, but it was great. Apologies to anyone we didn't see but here it goes...

Thurs Night - Sureslim appt then on to Mum & Dad's (Ian's parents)
Friday - Church, then to Mr & Mrs Thoms' for Lunch (you never starve in that house!), then to the Cufers for dinner (Ian & Mike went fishing, while I helped keep Wendy's sanity with the 3 kids)
Saturday - Saw Grandma (Ian's) - she's 103 years old. Grandma insisted that Ian & I go to the Blarney stone... and take her with us! (I hope she's paying!). We then went on to lunch with Paul at his fab pad at Cronulla - yes, I miss The SHIRE!!!! At night we were back at Ian's parents.
Sunday - Church, then on to my parents' place. Never has "we'll bring a salad" caused so much chaos! Anyway, lunch was good - Nana (age not disclosed ;)) seemed to enjoy herself the most which is good. Sunday afternoon we caught up with Auntie Marg & Uncle Bob (Ian's Aunt & Uncle) who are really cool, then back home to Ian's parents' for a family dinner. The lowlight was being forced to watch American Idol, the hilight was time with Dominic & Madeleine (my princess :)). Anthony also popped in which was great - haven't seen him in a while.
Monday - Back home to Gloucester!!! 20/4: Sorry Andrea!!! I left out our lovely (if I do say so myself) lunch with Andrea! I am surprised that she didn't make me sleep on the couch on my return trip for that one! (but that's a separate story...)

Amazingly in all of that Adriaan's Kid's talk at Church helped me focus on the real reason that we celebrate Easter. For those of you who are Sydney based, Hurstville Presbyterian Church is running a Christianity Explored course. Look them up on the internet or email me at for more info...

And I am going back for more!!!

K xo

Tuesday, April 06, 2004

The Body of Christ ?!?

I have just been thinking about what has happened sice my last blog entry. Ian and I on Saturday went to stock up for our Sure Slim Quick Loss programme. It was very strange to walk out of the fruit barn with a large foam box of fruit and veg (about 1/4-1/3 has already diminished) - this is not us!!!

Sunday we hit a bit of a wall - Communion! An interesting concept when you cannot have fruit juice or bread and cannot eat between meals - at all. We had an offer of having little water cups for next time, but we will have to miss out on the "Body of Christ" for now. Many would argue the "Oh, no you must take Communion, that is far more important than any diet", but it got me thinking, why do we participate in the Lord's Supper (which is the same as Communion if you are not familiar with the term).

For many (protestant) Churches, they have put their priorities in order in recent years and made known that Communion/The Lord's Supper is for those who profess that Jesus Christ is Lord of their lives. Therefore, to me that lends the question "well then isn't it all about relationship with Christ?"

Absolutely. Christ is the living water and the Word of God (through the Bible) is bread (eg: Matthew 4:4 - Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'[ 4:4 Deut. 8:3] "). We are not to concern ourselves with what we (or anyone else) have at the Lord's table, because that takes our focus off why we are there.

Later that afternoon (I have to put this in!) the DRAGONS (St George Illawarra) SMASHED the Knights (Newcastle) 48-2!!!!!

... and then came Monday...

K xo

Friday, April 02, 2004

Friday on my mind...

Well, today has been one of my busiest days this week - but who am I to complain? I get to work and watch Oprah at the same time!

At the moment I am finalising my Nutrimetics Shower Gel Fundraising Drive (each group nominates a different project to raise funds for) and putting out my Mother's Day catalogue & newsletter.

I currently have a couple of hundred Shower Gels smelling pretty in my lounge room! (If you have a non-profit organisation you would like to raise funds for, email me at with 'Nutrimetics Fundraising' as the subject!) and I would love to help your organisation achieve their goals!

Apart from that I have been sorting out mine & Ian's new Sure Slim programme... so you should see less of us in the future ;)

Kath xo