Ds2 Birthday party

Today was a big day Ds2 5th birthday party – well he’s not actually 5 till the 8th July but what with school ending , people heading of on holiday it seemed the best time to have it. His best friend is 5 a few days later so I asked his Mum did she want to share it – again seemed a good idea sseing as we would both be inviting the same kids . We did get a bit carried away with food – neither of us doing a good job of keeping to our lists – we both brought extra – just in case – I booked a hall with a bouncy castle and all the kids had a great time – Was so glad when it was over 26 kids and a migraine is not a great combination. Bit sad too as the kids are moving up to P1 next year and in different classes- which reminds me – Thursday was his last day as nursery and as I expected I was feeling a bit emotional – did well till his teacher hugged him and said she didn’t know what she would do without him as she had had him for 2 years – looked at me with watery eyes which led to me having to cut and run quickly before I joined her

Fridays Feast

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Appetizer
How many pieces of jewellery do you wear most days?

wedding ring, eternity ring , blackstone ring – all of which are truly welded to my fingers, nose stud and 2 pairs of earings

Soup
What is your favourite instrumental song?

Pachelbel’s canon in D major (midi)

truly beautiful

Salad
Who has a last name that you like?

Main Course
Name a popular movie you’ve never seen.

Pirates of the Caribbean 3

Dessert
Fill in the blank: Nothing makes me feel better and guilty at the same time like Chocolate

thoughts

Ok for the last two years I have said exactly the same thing- over the summer I am going to visit other Church’s . My Church appear to grind to a complete standstill over the summer – that’s not exactly true the tradition remains- things we say because we always have -not necessarily because of scripture or sometimes just because we have. We recite something I actually call Tedious- at present cant remember its real name . How awful is that-

It does nothing to bring me closer to God – God is light , refreshing , he lifts me – for me this is anything but- I do listen to quiet music at times – bless the Lord -Taize is something that really helps to bring about a sense of peace before I spend time quietly with God

Bless the Lord, my soul, and bless God’s holy name.

Bless the Lord, my soul, who leads me into life.

I love spending time with God quietly often inside my head , recently the psalms have come to mean so much more to me – just don’t ask me to sing them to music written 200 years ago – its like it puts a barrier between me and the words- between me and God. I know so many feel the same away with regards to how I feel to a more modern service – the thought of having to sit through what I enjoy a complete nightmare. Why it doesn’t work for me I don’t know .

So why do I hesitate – because I’m afraid – afraid that if I visit a Church that I find is rich and diverse I will find it so much harder to go back – that maybe 2 weeks in the month is not enough – the possible difficulties with my Dh who was brought up in a similar Church to the one we attend and my friends in Church- the fact we are so involved in things – the sound system , youth fellowship . Also if everyone who feels like I do and there is many – twice a month we have over 200 people coming to our 10`clock service many new members- what happens – change? no everything remains the same – I don’t believe that those great Ministers of past – who thought that they were bringing the gospel in a fresh way expected us to be doing it the same way hundred of years later- I think they are slowly turning in their graves- so too speak- I want to be respectful to Our Father but to talk to him almost as my best and most faithful friend and I certainly don’t thee and thou them
 
I`ll probaly copy and paste this  next year.

5 things I dig about Jesus

Just realised I have been tagged by my dear friend Susan to do John’s meme, so here goes …I have to write 5 things I love about our Lord Jesus –

  1. Even before I knew his name , he loved me completely unconditionally- no one else will ever love me so completely.
  2. He is the perfect parent, he wants what’s best for me – that means I don’t always get what I want -when I want it but when I need it.
  3. When I turn away from him or hide my head in shame , he never leaves- quietly waiting in the side lines until I’m ready.
  4. Total forgiveness, no matter how often I let him down , a new and fresh beginning always waiting . He offers the same priceless gift to anyone willing to accept it -be they rich and famous, down and out – we are all equal in his sight.
  5. He knows me so well better than I know myself, he strengths my weaknesses and encourages me as a wife and mother and also as his daughter by placing in my life those who encourage me , and by scripture and prayer.

who to tag let me see Mmmm

  1. Called to serve
  2. Amy’s Random Thoughts
  3. Knights Acre
  4. Addie’s Random Rambling

Fridays Feast

Appetizer
Name a funny habit you have.

don’t think I have any funny ones – must ask Dh – I do bite my lip but its hardly funny

Soup
If you could instantly know how to play a musical instrument, which one would you pick?

Saxophone I love it – gives me goose bumps on my arms

Salad
How long is your hair?

Just past my shoulders, I have been growing since i had my son five years ago – I was losing it in handfuls and completely lost it one day and cut of my p0ny tail – very slow growing it back

Main Course
When was the last time you forgave someone, and who was it?

I guess the workmen who where making a right dogs dinner of my house – all fixed now but i don’t think I will employ them again so maybe need to work on the forgiveness a bit

Dessert
What is your favorite kitchen appliance?

smoothie maker at the moment

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