Friday, December 01, 2006

110 Kph...

I *finally* got my full licence yesterday. Only 15 years later than a lot of my friends.... I should get to Sydney about 15mins quicker now ;)

Kath :)

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Grumpy Old Cow...

Firstly, Congratulations to Ian Thorpe - you are an inspiration. I doubt you will read this (well, you never know, retirement may turn into a life of blog-dem), but you do us southerners proud! I wish you success in every avenue of life.

Smithy is SAVED!!! (okay stop laughing any UK Bill fans). YAY!!! I am not one of those girls into prison-boy chic. Ug! I actually looked Alex Walkinshaw up on some talk shows on You Tube. Alex, keep up the good work - who knows, you could be the new Christopher Ellison before you know it!

Well, I guess it's my turn (again) to be grumpy! I recently hired the 2 Grumpy Old Women DVD's from the local Video store. Here's the list...
  1. To my horror the younger 'Grumpies' were only about 10 years older than me!
  2. Happy Meal Toys - Sean received a toy music thing (that I can only assume is an infantile I-Pod substitute) that sings "I like to move it" over-and-over-and-over again. Thank goodness he hasn't worked out the master switch...yet.
  3. The anti-Christian pre-Christmas saturation. I'm not anti-Santa, but seriously, if you aren't prepared to keep baby Jesus in Christmas, don't be a hypocrite and take the Holiday Season's benefits. Santa does not equal Saviour!

Anyway, that's my rant and rave for now...

Kath xo
Reading: my driver qualification test handbook, Peter Costello's Bio (still!)
Watching: Grumpy Old Women, Little Britain (Season 2) and Kingswood Country.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Weird Sites

I don't know how many of you (like me) click the "next blog" button if they have a few spare minutes. As a result, I've decided to start "showcasing" weird (in my opinion) sites and blogs. Here's a blog on "Hott Cops" - yes that is hot with two t's - that makes my Smithy dedication look somewhat, well, boring. By the way, she's a mustache chick - ewww! Oh, just realised that it says over 18's but the main page is innocent enough...

Kath :)

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Perenti Website

Yay! While showing a friend how to Blog yesterday (and she showed me how to Ebay) we stumbled across the Perenti website.

Kath :)

Blessed Be Your Name...

Blessed be your name
In the land that is plentiful
Where the streams of abundance flow
Blessed be your name

Blessed be your name
When I'm found in the desert place
Though I walk through the wilderness
Blessed be your name

Every blessing you pour out,
I turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say...
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be your glorious name

Blessed be your name
When the sun's shining down on me
When the world's all as it should be
Blessed be your name

Blessed be your name
On the road marked with suffering
Though there's pain in the offering
Blessed be your name

Every blessing you pour out,
I turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say...
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be your glorious name

You give and take away
You give and take away
My heart will choose to say
Lord, Blessed be your name

by Beth & Matt Redman

Friday, November 03, 2006

The Music List Thingy...

As seen on (and I am sure I have seen it somewhere else, initially I thought it was dave but I could be wrong), I needed some 'me' time today so here it is... I hope this doesn't come back to me in a few years time (particularly my now outed like for Karaoke, Ronan Keating and Eminem...)

1. favourite beatles song: Penny Lane
2. favourite rolling stones song: paint it black/Ruby Tuesday
3. favourite doors song: Riders on the Storm
4. favourite bob dylan song: too many…
5. favourite led zeppelin song: stairway to heaven
6. favourite tv theme song: The Bill, Third Watch, CSI & CSI: Miami
7. favourite prince song: Red Corvette
8. favourite madonna song: Respect Yourself
9. favourite michael jackson song: n/a
10. favourite queen song: Under Pressure
11. favourite motorhead song: n/a
12. favourite ozzy song: n/a
13. favourite public enemy song: n/a
14. favourite song from a cartoon: Jetson’s theme music
15. favourite bruce springsteen song: i’m on fire / born to run
16. favourite depeche mode song: n/a
17. favourite cure song: n/a
18. favourite song that most of your friends haven’t heard:”We’ve got Tonight” duet Ronan Keating & Lu Lu
19. favourite rem song: end of the world
20. favourite beastie boys song: (you gotta) fight for your right to party
21. favourite clash song: n/a
22. favourite police song: Don’t stand so close to me
23. favourite eurythmics song:When Tomorrow Comes/Thorn in my Side
24. favourite beach boys song:Good Vibrations
25. favourite cyndi lauper song: True Colours
26. favourite song from a movie:It’s an instrumental, but it’s near the end of The Thomas Crown Affair (with Pierce Brosnan and Renee Russo)
27. favourite duran duran song: Hungry Like the Wolf (good Karaoke song)
28. favourite peter tosh song: n/a (he’s a reggae artist similar to Bob Marley)
29. favourite johnny cash song:n/a
30. favourite song from an 80’s one hit wonder: video killed the radio star - the buggles
31. favourite song from a video game: n/a don’t play them
32. favourite kinks song: lola
33. favourite genesis song: In the Air Tonight
34. favourite thin lizzy song: boys are back in town
35. favourite inxs song: Never Tear Us Apart
36. favourite weird al song: Like a Surgeon – still remember the video clip…
37. favourite peter gabriel song: sledgehammer
38. favourite john lennon song: he was nothing without McCartney.
39. favourite pink floyd song: Money
40. favourite cover song: Pretty much anything by Nina Simone or Ronan Keating.
41. favourite white stripes song: n/a
42. favourite dance song: re-jigged 80s stuff usually does it for me... not that i actually dance :) I’m with the Dr on this one.
43. favourite u2 song: The Sweetest Thing (I waited years for this to be released as an ‘A’ side) & Where the Streets Have no Name
44. favourite song from an actor turned musician: n/a
45. favourite disco song: ymca - the village people
46. favourite power ballad: November Rain – Guns N Roses
47. favourite guns n’ roses song: welcome to the jungle – Noooooo, November Rain
48. favourite the who song: Who are you
49. favourite elton john song: Candle in the Wind – the Princess Diana tribute
50. favourite song, period: 80’s and Jazz
51. favourite ryan adams song: Ryan or Bryan Adams? If Bryan, then ‘Run to You’
52. favourite green day song: good riddance (time of your life)
53. favourite alanis morrissette song: Ironic
54. favourite jamiroquai song: Cosmic Girl
55. favourite foo fighters song: monkey wrench
56. favourite david bowie song: Fame/Suffrogette City
57. favourite metallica song: Enter Sandman
58. favourite jeff buckley song: n/a
59. favourite pearl jam song: Better Man
60. favourite grateful dead song: n/a
61. favourite def leppard song: Rocket (?)
62. favourite dixie chicks song: n/a
63: favourite cowboy junkies song: n/a
64. favourite james brown song: i got you (i feel good)
65. favourite barenaked ladies song: one week
66. favourite creedence clearwater revival song: Have you ever Seen the Rain?
67. favourite garth brooks song: n/a
68: favourite chuck berry song: n/a
69: favourite willie nelson song: on the road again – you’ve got to listen to the Vege Tales Version…
70. favourite tom petty: n/a
71. favourite van halen song: Dreams
72. favourite old school soul song: hmm, not sure
73. favourite song that totally kicks righteous ass: Lily was here – Dave Stewart
74: favourite song of yours that everyone else hates: Cleaning out my Closet - Eminem
75: favourite zz top song: n/a
76: favourite ac/dc song: thunderstruck
77. favourite blondie song: heart of glass
78. favourite bob marley song: No Woman No Cry
79. favourite violent femmes song: Blister in the Sun
80. favourite alice in chains song: n/a
81. favourite wallflowers song: One Headlight
82. favourite james taylor song: n/a
83. favourite counting crows song: Mr Jones/their cover Round Here
84. favourite blues traveler song: n/a
85. favourite drinking song: anything you can karaoke to – Amen Dr!
86. favourite hendrix song: Foxey Lady
87. favourite break-up song: Better Man (Pearl Jam), Respect (Madonna)
88. favourite allman brothers song: n/a
89. favourite rusted root song: n/a
90. favourite dave matthews band song:n/a
91. favourite elvis costello song: not sure…
92. favourite beck song: n/a
93. favourite muse song: n/a
94. favourite radiohead song: creep
95. favourite stone temple pilots song: n/a
96. favourite the eagles song: Hotel California
97. favourite janis joplin song: n/a (I’m sure I will kick myself later)
98. favourite coldplay song: Fix You
98. favourite soundgarden song: black hole sun
99. favourite 70s song: Moondance – Van Morrison (had to look up a 70’s chart…)
100. favourite joan osborne song: I only know “One of Us”

Kath :)

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

For any (other) Smithy tragics out there...


(if you can't follow link go to (see link on side) and go to the interactive then games pages).

Kath ;)

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

News Flood...

Usually there 'ain't much happenin' in my world that is blog-worthy. This week there seems to be quite a bit that I feel I should pass on...

Firstly we're glad to hear that dave is on the mend. Welcome back mate!

Sean is getting even better at walking. He now walks to the car (ie ours) and says "car car". He also runs over your feet with his ride-on car.

Talking of bubs, Stump the Pastor has an interesting article on Baby Wigs. If your little munchkin is like Sean, it is something that they will never need but is amusing anyway.

Dr Maya Vale - a well respected Sydney based Christian "blog commentator" has had a few good posts lately. Well worth checking out at Dr Vale I am sure would welcome invitations for speaking engagements (prices on application).

Off to Sydney for a brief trip this afternoon - trying to get ahead with my Christmas shopping - back Friday.

Kath :)

Friday, September 29, 2006

Eating Humble Pie?

Further to my recent post on Whinging... yesterday afternoon while Ian, Sean and I were in the garden, a familiar car drove up our street, and quite obviously parked in front of our house. It was her.

Her is the person who I had an interaction (fight? confrontation?) with on Sunday. I referred to her in my previous post as DN (dangerously naive). I went inside and answered the door. Her had a bunch of flowers and a pyrex dish in her hand and a sheepish smile. Great. Here it comes... forgiveness.

We had a good discussion over a cup of tea (yes, I apologised for where I felt I was wrong and that I had hurt her) and we both clarified a few things.

I guess her and I are now the level of colleagues - well, I guess we are. We both want to serve God by bringing others to know the Messiah's love that we know (and clear up a few operational and clerical issues in our Church along the way). I wouldn't say we're friends, but I don't hate her and I know that I can love her.

By the way, after Sean was in bed and we heated up our part of the pyrex-clad offering, Ian turned to me and suggested that it may have been humble pie. I felt my heart rate go up and the pit of my stomach tighten... "here we go" I thought.... Isn't forgiveness a bitter pill to swallow...

Kath xo
PS It was actually shepherds/cottage pie - humble pie is actually a sweet dish (thank you internet). K

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

This N That...

Most of you know how much I love my son. Some of you know how much I love Wednesdays when a wonderful woman called Wendy looks after my son (she's a dynamo!) as well as four other tots.

Today was no different in the land of Wednesday. I dropped Sean off at Wendy's, bought the paper and went for my coffee (skim latte this morning) at Perenti. Watching the world go by in almost silence... hmmmm

K :)

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Whinging about Whinging...

Further to Barb's recent post (link to her blog on right) I have to say that there is a lot of whinging in the Church. Just as bad (and damaging) is the non-whinging. What do I mean by that? Well it's when people don't say anything or do anything about bad situations. Why am I saying this? Because I felt more than a few (needed) "ouch-es" when I read Barb's blog.

My lack of speaking up (and whinging to Ian and a couple of close friends) culminated to an almost yelling match (with admittedly someone I don't particularly like) on Sunday morning.

This person was wrong in my eyes with what caused my whinging (and even anger), but I should have been bigger than them and nipped it in the bud earlier, which makes me equally as wrong.

Had it not been for two others who were also victims to this person's living in a blissfully (and dangerously) naive existence, I think many of you would have heard me yelling from Sydney.

The verdict? Thankfully God chose my words, so my point was put across, but had it been left soley up to me, I wouldn't have been happy until the dn (dangerously naive) person was in tears. Yep, I'm a bitch - that's why I need God.

Kath :)

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The Waterboy(s)...

Mum's Pilates again this morning. It was great because we had a babysitter (thanks J!) to look after the little 'uns. Sean and his buddies decided to play musical waterbottles which was funny, but when I had a drink (yes, it was my bottle) I distinctly tasted Jatz - hmmm... I think they took some free samples...

KYB tonight... please pray that I am prepared - spiritually, mentally and have patience...

Kath :)
Watching: Not much
Dislikes: David Tench, Germaine Greer and batty old busy-bodies!
Likes: The Smithy storyline on The Bill (okay, I've had spoilers), Jamie Oliver in Oz...

Monday, September 11, 2006

I Love You... and Sew Bad!

Sean has done it again! This time we were wishing Ian's Mum Happy Birthday, and when I put Sean on the phone again to talk to Nanna he said "I love you". I think this may have been the best present she has received.

On a less happy note, I went to the sewing shop in town today and was chatting to the ladies who own/work there. We were talking about prices and the subject got to nappies. These two women basically couldn't believe that I didn't use cloth nappies and that their children were toilet trained by the time they were 1 - I nearly cried. I can't remember the last time someone made me feel so awful. I can say for certain that Spotlight will be getting my business from now on, even though it's an hour's drive away.

Kath xo

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Shame Germaine

Greer continues Irwin attack

Love him or hate him, most of us have an opinion on the life of Steve Irwin. I personally liked Steve and appreciate the work he did for conservation in this country. Like many of us, he made mistakes too, but like a worthy role-model for our children, he admitted to them and tried to make the world a better place. Steve, I only wish you knew the beauty of the Creator as well as His creation.

Germaine Greer is, like the rest of us entitled to her opinion. However, in this blogger's eyes, Greer has yet again gone too far. We talk about tall poppies in this country and how many people like to cut them down. I never expected Ms Greer to be one of the poppy 'hench-womyn'.

Greer had her time in the limelight with her so called feminism and liberation of women. It is time for her to put on the sensible slippers and dressing gown and potter around the garden or at the leisure centre. I am ashamed that I share the same birth-country as her. In my view, Ms Greer has done NOTHING for either women or this country. As one of my wise friends pointed out, it is because of her we have women who struggle with the pressure to do EVERYTHING - hold down a full-time job, run a household and raise a family as well as contribute to the community in general. My friend and I agree that there is nothing wrong with these things, but we feel that it is because of Greer and the like that it is now becoming expected of women.

I wonder what kind of memorial Ms Greer will receive at the end of her life...

Kath :)

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

I'm So Proud of Our Sean....

There are days when I hunt around for a ventilated postpack to post him off to my sister in Walgett (no, her name is not Betty) and there are other days when he just makes me beam with pride...

Not sure if yesterday was a postpack day or not, but I was at Mum's Pilates and Mandy was counting for one of our exercises. We then heard a child repeating her counting. I was taken aback (lying on my mat) when my friend next to me said "Kath, that's Sean". I had this warm gooey feeling of pride (and surprise).

Later when I told Ian this he replied "well, it's not surprising where he got 1-2-3 from". It's what we say when he's about to get a smack... hmmm.....

Kath xo
Reading: Gardening books (composting is particularly big for me at the moment)
Watching: Too much (that's typical)... last night's The Bill, wishing JAG was on earlier!

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Sean - Now With Added MOBILITY

Well, I can tell you all now (since Ian's parents are away and my parents, Jen, Virginia etc now all know)...

Sean walked last Monday. He does (only once or twice per day, mind you) these really cool zombie steps with his hands in the air and then falls over. No holding on to anything, no grabbing onto Mummy's jeans...

He's growing up so fast....

K :)

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Back to Normal?

Some of you may know the *issues* I have had with our computer. They are now fixed, and I have gotten back into routine. Mind you, this is after me being sick, getting some work (yay!!!) and now Ian being sick.

This morning I went to Playgroup (first time in 3 weeks). I prayed before I went that things would work out well without my sidekick. They did! I miss T (sidekick) but apart from shrill screaming from excited pre-schoolers it was really good. I am glad that Satan didn't attack us today. Yay God!!!

This brings me to another point. I guess this is a sign of the times... but... the other night I was looking at a link to one of The Bill fansites. They are also a Smithy fan, but they seem to be obsessed to the point that I think it's a full-time job for them and I am worried. I am praying for this person (I think female), but does anyone else have any ideas on how I can help them/her? I am worried that their obsession may start to cross over into the actor's real life. (feel free to email me offline if you don't want the world seeing your comment).

Kath xo

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

All Systems Go!

Hi Everyone,

Well, it's been a few weeks, but all is good again in computerland - thanks Jen9!

Kath :)

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Gray's Anatomy V Scrubs

Am I the only person who cannot tell these shows apart?

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Virtual Hugs...

I think that the above link for today says it all. To dear friends far and not-so-far I send hugs.

It's never easy, you don't know for how long or what to feel, the memories are still there. We all remember in different ways, for some the memories are nearer than others, for the others, much water has passed under the bridge. To want them back is to try to take Heaven from them.

May they rest in perfect eternal peace and the warmth of God's brilliant light.

K xo

Friday, July 14, 2006

Captain Sean...

Security clearance has been granted. Here's Sean with Park Air 1 - one of the helicopters belonging to NPWS (or DEC). It landed the other day at the RFS helipad in Gloucester.

I wonder if Sean is going to follow in his Dad's (and Uncle Anthony's) footsteps...

K :)

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Welcome aboard (insert name). This is your Captain, Sean...

Sean had his first sit in a REAL helicopter today - he was grinning from the moment he spotted the chopper parked on the helipad!

Photos/more detail later in the week they need security clearance (seriously).

Kath :)

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Grumpy Old Woman?

I was watching Grumpy Old Women last night on ABC. I was shocked at just how much these 40-60 something year old women I am like! My jaw dropped when I saw that they motion to people who drive whilst talking on mobile phones and glaring at people who litter (or chase after them). I can't believe that these women are just like me - only older!!!

No wonder I tell people I'm a grumpy old cow!

Kath xo

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Not so Hell-ish...

  • Thank you for the cupcake recipe Fiona!
  • The Dragon's form!!! Keep it up Boys!
  • More recruits to Rugby Union... poaching or natural progression?
  • The Socceroos... I almost (like the song says) "want to jump and scream in a stadium, full of Australians"...
  • Rocket Man (Sat 7.30pm ABC) - pick or pan? (ie anyone ready to fess up to watching it?)

K xo

Rot in Hell...

Apologies to any British readers... or any Aussies that taped The Bill last night and are yet to watch it.

Last night's The Bill episode (shown in Australia) was the best in YEARS! Finally "Gabriel" David Kent met his demise (yay!!!). Smithy (as usual) saved the day! "Gabriel" Kent has spent the last two or more years terrorising the poor innocent (not in the biblical sense) plods at Sun Hill. He has clocked up several murders, deception, "incest" (posing as one officer's long lost son after having an affair with her), rape... need I continue?

Rot in Hell Gabriel!!!

Kath xo

Monday, June 19, 2006

I'll risk the Greens!

SMH showed an article re lack of vegetables in diets. This isn't an obesity scare, it features cultures that don't have (or have very little) vegetable and fruit matter in their diets. Enjoy!

K :)

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

I can see clearly now the rain has gone...

Well it was a great song covered wonderfully by Hothouse Flowers back in the 80's or thereabouts, but the words perfectly describe our holiday. Yes, we have been away for the last almost 3 weeks and from the second week until we left Sydney yesterday it rained almost non-stop!!!

Here are some hilights (and some not so bright) snippets of the last few weeks (in no particular order):
  • Thanks to dave for re-jigging my site. I got to *finally* catch up with the ever lovely kel whilst he was tinkering. BTW kel is a fantastic restaurant chooser!!!
  • My Mum had a special Birthday - we had a good time and she seemed to enjoy herself. I think that was one of the least stressful family gatherings for a long time.
  • Andrew's 30th - Fiona, if you're reading this, can I have the cupcake recipe? It would knock the socks of the CWA chicks!
  • Rain at Vincentia (Jervis Bay) from the Tues-Fri. We left on Friday (sorry Kate & Steve!) because the weather was sooooo bad! There was actually condensation running down the inside of the windows.
  • The night out with "The Andreas" - I can't remember when I last laughed so much!
  • Spending time with the 3 most important people in my life: Ian, Sean & Jen. I love you all so much.
  • Seeing the Sydney Bienale (no I haven't checked the spelling) - I enjoy seeing art from another angle.
  • GO the DRAGONS - 2 in a row (at least)!!!!
  • GO the Wallabies!!!! (Yes, I was at the June 11 game)
  • GO the Socceroos!!! Okay, soccer is now officially a sport. But it will N E V E R be Football! Real men pick up the ball and run with it!
  • Seeing quite a few old friends (who aren't really old, but you get the drift).

Kath xo

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Can't Wait V Heart's not in it...

As usual, it's been too long...

Can't Wait for...
  • Our holidays - they start this week
  • Seeing some of the Sydney crew again (yeah, dave, when's it going to be?)
  • Smithy to go to prison
  • Smithy to get out of prison

Heart's not in it...

  • Blogging (sorry, but that's pretty obvious by my lack of blog)
  • Cleaning (we have a house sitter, and she bites if you ask nicely enough and I want to leave the house clean for her)

See some of you in Sydney...

K xo

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Should he stay or should he go?

There has been a lot in the press lately about the possibility of Mark Gasnier leaving the Dragons (St George Illawarra) to sign up for Rugby Union.

This hilights an issue that I feel very strongly about. I love both Rugby League and Rugby Union. From St George Illawarra to Southern Districts and beyond there is one thing that is going to link these codes fairly closely over the next few years... The Salary Cap.

Why can't a player who has X amount of talent be paid whatever he is worth. To me this includes on-field talent, and marketability. Missionaries (okay, hear me out) have to raise their own support to go and do the mightiest job off all, and yet various organisations won't let these athletes have the opportunity of earning whatever the "labels" are willing to throw at them. The corporate world is based on the highest bidder wins. Why can't they allow those who can make the bids into the Rugby League arena?

Whilst I don't think Gaz is quite worth the bikkies that Rugby Union is allegedly going to throw his way, wouldn't it be better that he stays in League and be paid what he is worth there? In my opinion the salary cap has it's place, but have any of you been on the same rate of pay for over 5 years?

It's time to get a bigger cap, or let the corporate giants throw their (endorsed) caps into the ring.

Kath :)

PS Matt Giteau, if you're reading this, please sms Gaz the name and number of your hairdresser!

Monday, April 24, 2006

Don't call me Baby!!!

This is literally about the 5th time I have attempted to blog this over the last few days, so bear with me!

Easter Weekend we went to Sydney for Sean's 1st Birthday party with his Grandparents and my sister Jen. All was good - Sean was spoilt!

On our way out on Sunday to see our friend's new baby, Tara, we stopped by at a familiar place...

Friday, April 07, 2006

Another First...

I wish I had a picture of this... took Sean out for his first Babycino today at Perenti. It was a great way to mark the (almost) end of a very busy week (more on that later).

It's moments like these you cherish forever!

Kath xo

Sunday, March 26, 2006

St George Illawarra 44 - Rabbitohs 10 !!!

Firsty, I would like to apologise to Nathan Brown and the Dragons. I really had a bad feeling back in round 1 that this year was going to start off like the past few years. Today's result restored my confidence.


Kath :)

Tuesday, March 14, 2006


Visiting Jen in Walgett. It's 712km from filling up at Gloucester yesterday morning to Jen's. Not sure if I took the shortest route, but with Sean in tow, things just take that *bit* longer - I'm sure Erika can relate!

Ate at Cafe 64 this morning - no photo, just a lot of orange out the front, and some pretty good coffee on the inside (and great service!). Makes a change from my stop at Dunedoo where there was a sign up "Instant Coffee now available $2.50" - they would have had to give it away to get me to think about drinking it (I still had 3 hours to drive).

Q: is it wrong to Panadol your child to keep them quiet in the car?

Kath xo

PS: Panadol came up as "vandal" in spellcheck! Oh, the irony!

Saturday, March 11, 2006

100th Post & Dragon eaten by Tiger!

I believe this is my 100th post. Firstly I would like to thank Ian for being understanding about sometimes finding out what I'm thinking via blog. Secondly I have to thank dave and all the crew (well it's really him and kel (hugs to you kel)) @ cafedave. Last, and not least, thank you Sean, my little source of inspiration, perspiration, frustration and cuddles.

Now, on a more serious note. Nathan, (you know who you are) I am not pleased. I trust that you won't let the Panthers get the better of the boys next week. Only 8 days to go - use the time well. Do not put me to shame in the family tipping comp!

K :)

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

50 and not out...

Last weekend some of you may have seen me darting about in Sydney. We were down for Ian's Parents' 50th Wedding Anniversary. The family got together and threw them a surprise 50th Birthday party at a local Chinese Restaurant.

On Sunday morning we had a cake at Church morning tea. Surprised? You bet!

However, all the partying took its toll - Ian, Sean & I woke up yesterday with Gastro... and we had to call Ian's parents up here to help with Sean.

Happy Anniversary Mum & Dad P!!!

K xo

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Like Mother, Like Son

Today Sean had his first "haircut". Amanda did a great job in giving Sean a trim. Yes, he wriggled but he was pretty good. Must take after Mum...

Our Church has started "40 Days of Purpose" (Rick Warren). I have read the first 2 days - did you know that when things hurt us, God crys with us? We often take for granted how much He loves us.

Kath xo

Friday, February 24, 2006

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Sign of the Times?

Just received 3 hoax emails re: banking. The big deal - it was actually in relation to the bank I actually bank with, and not a bank that I have never delt with. The syntax of the emails reminded me of a friend I once worked with who English was her 2nd language. Also the banner was a different shade to the real website.

Nice try guys, but not good enough for this cookie!

K xo

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Just cruisin' along

As usual, I haven't blogged in ages. Not much about me to write about (all the good stuff comes with a confidentiality clause)... Sean is getting into EVERYTHING. Is it wrong to be relieved to hand him over to babysitters (thanks Emma & Tim!!!) and then hand him over to a carer the next morning (thanks Sandra!)?

At a bit of a crossroad in my life at the moment - hard to know (or wait to know) what God's saying...

Kath xo

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

So much to say...

I am sure some (if not all) of you can relate to this. Something happens, and you go "I should blog that". Well, that has happened to me several times in the last week or so. The biggest things have been in relation to Sean:

Sean's first word: Nan-na. This happened at Bible Study week-before-last. Since then he has said Mum-ma, Ad-da (Dadda), and Bub-Bub.

Sean's first wave: at Bible Study last week. I wonder what tomorrow night will bring!

Today is not so hot up here - it looks like we're in for lots of rain. Coincindently, our concrete paths are being formed up tomorrow.

Kath xo

Monday, January 23, 2006

Back to Earth

The baby is sleeping, the hubby's at work, not a creature is stirring...

Today feels like my first day back to reality since early November (ie before we moved house).

Cheers to 2006!

Kath xoxo

PS Off to coffee this arvo!

Sunday, January 08, 2006

All together now...

This morning we had our town's annual Combined Churches Service in the Recreation Centre. It was great to have people from the Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Seventh Day Adventist, Outreach Centre and Uniting Churches all worshipping together. Amen!

Oh, and in response to the Sean V Wrapping Paper question - it was Santa time - no paper, just a stocking!

Kath xo

Friday, January 06, 2006

So it's a little late...

Here's a photo from Sean's first Christmas Day. Angel V Reindeer. Found out that Sean doesn't like (babyfood) Chocolate Custard - what have I bred???