Friday, October 05, 2007

106 50/52...

Today Grandma received her Reward. God released her from the shackels of life and welcomed her to His embrace.

"May" 1900-2007

Kath :)

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Parallel Sacrifice

A couple of days ago I was talking to a friend of ours who about 10 years ago had a kidney transplant. I didn't know until that conversation that their mother was the kidney donor. I don't know why, but that really put a whole new view on the situation for me.

The parallels between our sibling in Christ's gift of life (both by birth and by organ donation) from their mother and God sending Jesus to earth as a baby and then raising the 33 year old man from the dead really amazed me.

God does work in mysterious ways...

Kath :)

Monday, August 20, 2007

Which Dr am I?

D'oh - I was hoping I would be number 9 (ie Christopher Eccleston) he's cooler

You scored as 10th Doctor, Rude and not ginger.Dressed in a smart suit and very helpfull, you don't let people get away with things, and with your glasses you won't miss much!

10th Doctor


1st Doctor


9th Doctor


5th Doctor


3rd doctor


4th Doctor


2nd doctor




a Dalek


7th Doctor


8th Doctor


6th doctor


What Doctor Who character are You?
created with

Wow you're fat!!!

If the link doesn't work it's Ps John's 18 Aug 07 post...

Anyone had any situations as interesting as this? (If so, I hope it wasn't me that said it!)...

Kath xo

PS Thank you God for the rain!!!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

This makes me sick!

I felt enraged when I read the headline, and physically sick when I read the article. I wonder how muslims feel about this. For my two cents worth, Allah is not mentioned in the Bible, and I equate calling/referring to God (in the Christian sense) Allah far worse than referring to a woman as a wench, or c*#t. I hope this Bishop sees the error of his ways and repents.


Let's all call God Allah: Dutch bishop - World - BigPond News


Saturday, July 28, 2007

Hospitals and Hugs

Spent yesterday shopping (alone!) but knowing something was near... or someone was far...

Spent early hours of this morning at the hospital with Sean (Ian was there too) ... too little to treat (just a tummy bug)...

Spent this morning washing, dishwashing and asking God to calm my soul...and strengthen my back... He sent angels to give me virtual hugs...

Each year it gets a little easier... and a little closer to Eternity and not wanting to steal it from those already there...

Hugs (and Garden Gnomes!) to you all...

Kath xo

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Nothing reminds like metal piercing into your chest...

I actually forgot to blog this until this morning... Not for the ultra-conservative or faint hearted!

Last Tues night at Bible Study 'Kath the clutz' returned. Many of the Sydney/Hurstville crew would remember how clumsy I was in my earlier years. Well, it returned last week... I spilled a drink all over Kelly's table... twice! I then had the horror of feeling a stabbing sensation in my chest, I looked down to find my underwire popping up my shirt and stabbing me in the process... To make matters worse, the underwire popped up again this morning whilst I was having a serious talk to a visiting missionary...

Kath :)

Monday, June 25, 2007

Remembering Ruth Bell Graham (1920-2007)

Remembering Ruth Bell Graham (1920-2007)

I found this article from an e-news letter I subscribe to called Crosswalk.

Kath :)

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Pilgrimage to God's Land

Last weekend I had a trip back to Sydney for Andrea's Hen's Night. My lovely hosts on Friday night (thanks Kel & Dave!) really spoiled with a lovely dinner, very comfortable accommodation and to top it off an excursion to God's Land sipping an offering from Grind...

I then went and visited my parents (Happy Birthday for today Mum!), who showed me off to EVERYONE they knew while we were out shopping, then came Saturday night... Dinner at a undisclosed location for Andrea and her friends. It was a great time to catch up with old friends, but boy was I glad to crawl into bed! Big thanks to Kirsty for putting me up and being my taxi.

Following my last post re our sponsor child M, Sean has a vague understanding of M (and tries to say his name!) and looks at the photos on the fridge... very cute :)

Kath xo

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The last few weeks...

I have been just crusin' along the last few weeks, nothing has really jumped out at me as being 'blog-worthy' at the time, but looking back...
  • Went to Sydney for Uncle Stan's funeral (early May). It was a beautiful service, a good time to honour a great bloke and a true gentleman to boot.
  • Had the famous "how soon is too soon" job interview (see previous post) and still have not had a lot of action on the job front.
  • Mother's Day - very quiet... Ian was exhausted from the previous day's fishing at Forster. Don't be too hard on him, he rarely gets to go, it was just bad timing.
  • Sean's accident. If you haven't heard as yet, Sean has bumped his front teeth. He was climbing on a bookshelf at daycare (that his carers had told him not to) and it fell on him, splitting his top lip, knocking back one of his top teeth and chipping off half of the other top front tooth. We are thankful that adult teeth should be here in about 3 years! Also, after my HICAPS claim, it only cost us $8 for the dentist visits (yes, there were two).
  • My Birthday... 25 since 2000! I share the day with Drew Carey, Joan Collins, Seabiscuit (he and Joan were born 1933) and Rosemary Clooney...

That's about it...

Kath :)

Letters from Afar...

Today we received a letter from our sponsor child, M, in Africa. This was the first time that Sean has had any real knowledge of him. It was actually M's report card and a photo. I realised trying to explain why this little African boy was sending Mummy a photo was going to be hard, so we are going to "introduce" Sean to his sponsor-brother (?) M tonight when Ian gets home.

Kath :)

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Taree - Tropical Coffee Co

I have decided to post more reviews on Hunter/Mid North Coast, Family and just Fabbo Cafes and food places... Feel free to email me 'guest reviews' if you find stuff in said categories.

Tropical Coffee Co (Pulteney Arcade, Taree)
I stumbled across this little gem when I (seriously) felt God guide me down an arcade I don't normally frequent in Taree yesterday. The atmosphere was tastefully islandesque with quite a few tables, but still a comfortable amount of room.

Service was very prompt - but not too prompt (see previous post). Staff seemed very genuine in wanting to help and were just as happy when I 'just wanted a cheese and tomato toasted sandwich' for lunch. It came with a small side of sprouts and a scattering of potato crisps on the top.

I broke with tradition and had the Rose Grey tea ($3.50) which came in a 3 cup plunger. The first cup was great, but the second (and it's my fault) was plunged too long for my liking.

Opening hours 7am-3pm Mon-Fri. They're not open weekends because, simply they don't need to be. They are booked out nearly every morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, so if you're in the area best to get in early. Would be an ideal place to sit and write/blog for a little while.

How soon is too soon?

I went to a job interview yesterday for a job that teeters on my interests more than my previous experience. I had a really good feeling about the people I would have been working for and their business "plan" (it's a new franchise). In today's snail-mail I received the 'thanks for coming' letter. To me this is a little too efficient... especially since I saw them walking out of the post office yesterday...

Thoughts? Feel free to include interview horror stories!

Kath :)

Monday, April 30, 2007

On the Road (Again)...

We're off to Sydney tomorrow. Firstly to have a (belated) Birthday celebration for Sean with my side of the family, and secondly to farewell Uncle Stan.

My (Great) Uncle Stan served in WWII and was a great person to boot. We are all richer for knowing you Uncle Stan.

Kath :)

Friday, April 20, 2007

Sean's 2, Job Hunting etc

Yesterday my little moo (Sean) turned 2!!! I haven't uploaded any photos yet, but suffice to say the little tacker is an assassin with wrapping paper! He's also very good at eating cup-cakes and has *finally* learnt to give me cuddles that use both his arms and make me feel loved. Certainly a big difference from last year's birthday.

On the job front, I am looking for casual/part time work again. I have also put in an application for a full time job that has a lot of plusses (good experience, basically the same money as I was earning when I left Sydney), but is a fair way from home. I also sent out several cold call emails and another application today (24 in total)... We'll see...

Kath :)

Friday, March 16, 2007

How Good is God/My Beautiful Son!

This isn't a boo-hoo story, but a public Thank You to God.

This has been the "tightest" fortnight for us financially that we have ever had. It's not that bigger deal, we are very fortunate and have another paycheque coming in next week, but it just means we have to stick to what's in the pantry and the odd loaf of bread. It has been a little stressful, but we are a lot better off than many people in our town, let alone country.

Sean was playing with my travel coin purse this morning. When I got him out of the car at daycare I found it had just over $4 in it! I was able to get more than just the bread that I had planned!

Praise God – I knew He wouldn’t let me down, and he sent such a smiley little messenger!

Kath :)

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

What's good for you...

How many times have we been told to do something because it's good for us? Reading Dr Vale's blog yesterday ( reminded me of things we do because of habit, or in the case of children, because we are told we must.

Lately Sean and I have been cleaning our teeth together in the morning. I take my part of this task for granted, after all I have been cleaning my own teeth for near on 30 years. For Sean it is a new habit. I didn't realise how much he has taken note until he produced his toothbrush (with "paste") mid afternoon yesterday.

Reading Dr Vale's blog made me ponder on our habits - however simple, like the soap we use. It also made me think about those things that we don't really notice, but are part of our habits (ie we file them under "routine"). Coffee, email reading, etc make up part of my mornings. How often are our routines (especially if you are house-based) really productive? I will tell you after my 2nd cup of coffee...

K :)

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

I'm Back!

I wonder how many posts I have with this title...

Some of you would already know that the past couple of months have been rather hard on me and my family. We have had a lot of illness (ranging from depression to a cousin succumbing to cancer) and things really didn't come together all that well for a little while. The one thing that has kept me going through all this is Jesus's unfailing love and his wonderful embrace.

Recently I subscribed to after a friend (thanks Deb B!) kept talking about this lady. This lady has (albeit cyberly) helped me to peel away the negitivity so I can see my Saviour with more clarity. As a result, I have had a little more energy, a lot more patience and have been able to serve my son and husband a bit better than normal.

I urge you to find Jesus - find the facts for yourself, and find out how it feels to want to live!

Kath xo

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Kath - kid + Perenti = Sanity!

Sean is back at daycare today. I have had him going round saying "Wenny" "car" "choc" and "Nanna" for nearly 3 weeks now - it has driven me mad for the last two weeks now. I love him but I sincerely thank God for Wendy!!!

Kath :)