Lovely sunny day today – after Church we had a BBQ and enjoyed the sunshine – clouded over this afternoon but still warm enough to sit out .

Have been feeling yuk this week as I get used to new medication , today felt a bit better until I realised I hadnt taken it – doh , so now Im back to feeling bleurgh……..


A little rant

Anyone that knows me knows I hate driving at night , a little bit night blind and tend to get lost if Im somewhere different .Im fne short distances A to B or even C . Otherwise I avoid it . So wasnt too happy when I picked my eldest son up to find that his girlfriends bus hadnt arrived – or as i though was more likely she had missed it . It meant me driving along a country road – no lights – one of the joys of semi rural living – you dont have to go far to appear out in the sticks . Got there fine but on the way back I was driving along when a large siver jeep appeared on my tail and I mean practically attached . I refused to speed up and after a while flashed my warning light – I got a full beam flash back which made me cross so i eased off – slowing down – I did hope he would overtake but really there wasnt a place and he was too close for me to pull in . Warning lights failed again so I lightly touched my break and let me tell you he fairly pulled back . It was only when i got home and got out of the car that i realised my legs where shaking I guess 45miles a hour is too slow for some but fast enough for me on a long winding road in the dark . When he got home he probaly complained about some stupid female driving along at 10 mile an hour .


Had a nice weekend- I took bear to his school fair and we both enjoyed it . What little boy wouldnt enjoy being in a fire engine , trying on the gear and even using their siren . Plenty of other things including a magic show and a bouncy castle. It made me realise that often I dont get to spend proper time with him – normanlly its fitted between things or I dont give myself willingly . If for instance he wants to make buns Im think about what I should or could be doing . Im well aware how quickly they grow up having 2 teens who dont want to bake with me any more or go to the park .

Speaking of which Dh and I took bear to the park and had a lovely aftenoon as he played on a climbing frame come sand pit . And no our eldest 2 did not what to come and stayed at home .

Today Im taking him and his friend on a playdate to an indoor play center – shame with the weather being so good but it has been put off and put off . Housework and everything else will wait , kids grown up too fast

The weekend

I have managed to pull myself out of the doldrums about church – actually it was kinda put into perspective yesterday . A lovely man in our church collapsed at the end of the service , ambulance called and he began to look a good bit better once they got the oxygen on . A lovely  well respected Christian man , I guess hes in his golden years but you just think people will be with you forever.  Its not often there is a family who you consider 3 generations to be friends actually four if you count a baby. So many people hung about , obviously upset , many praying waiting to see he was ok . All churches have faults – a church is just a building without people – its the people who make it special by embracing God and being a family – My church is  my family  with God firmly at the head .

Not such  a good weekend with my eldest , so I would appriecate prayers about that . Especially that my words and actions are God led- Its hard to control your emotions and do/say the right thing  when your scared.

My week, My week end

Well I should be at church but instead Im at home loaded with the cold and a sore chest , bear has been sick . vomiting and a high temperature,off school from Wednesday -glad I only have a cold I really hate been sick .

I have youth fellowship tonight – we dont have enough leaders to not go – If I dont go then no youth fellowship and I promised hot chocolate tonight so how can I let them down. Think last week went well -I was doing a talk on the persecuted church and we agreed to collect some money to buy some children’s bible , the idea is that every member and leader buys one and try to encourage other family members to donate as well. Just like how people died and were persecuted in the 16th century to have the right to have a bible that they could read in their own language that fight has not been won for those living in India, China and many other countries. Course lots of surfin to find out info- so much persecution going on in the world , past and present and no doubt future. We talked about persecution during biblical times , the holocaust and the persecution of those first protestants who died to break free from the Roman catholic church – one thing I do find upsetting is why oh why do those who have persecution or have persecuted in their history not learn and either continue or then begin to behave in the same way .I believe that often things are done in the name of religion when they often have a political agenda and a fear of letting go of power.

Anyway I will have to sit in a corner away from everyone or everyone will have it next week.

It didnt help last night that I took my eldest kids and friends to an MCR concert and we got soaked before hand. Took me hours to warm up later. Now bad language doest normanlly offend me – as long as they leave God out of it – I know alot of young people use it just as part of their speech without giving it any thought of the actual meaning , Im even not naive to think that my own eldest two may not speak the way they do at home when they are with their friends no matter how I have tried to bring them up. And I try to be like Jesus and not let it form a barrier between me and who ever uses it.Ad I hold my hand up that in anger I have let word slip which are not words of a Christian.
But My chemical romance in concert is truly cringe worthy not the just language but the way its used – real crude . Some people did have their younger kids with them. When Dd was that age I took her to West life – who are lovely.

Such a shame cause the lighting was fab, the pyrotechnics’s, the music , the beat and the lead singers voice – I do like lively -lol , just the language spoilt it anD the way it was used to get an reaction from the crowd- which worked.

Dh home on Tuesday so we will all be glad and he will be glad to hear that when my heating packed up when it minus 2 here that my Dad came out when he wasnt well with the cold and fixed it , so thanks Dad for fixing the heating and sharing your cold.

No one can say hes not generous-lol

Been a quiet couple of days mainly because of the worst migraine in ages – must be getting old. I actually was sick which thankfully is a rarity- I had popped a cool pad on my head – just out of the fridge and the pain was so intense I promptly threw up. But they really do help and I’m not normally sick with it, later on poor Ds1 hurt his thumb, typical male ‘needed’ it to wrap round his hand -his thumb was ‘worser’- never mind my poor head .

Beautiful day , another late  ray of sunshine – have got loads of washing done though it took it out of me – had to rest in between. Popped into town to get some stuff for Dd’s verruca which is a whopper so think it will take time to get rid of it – Took the opportunity to get a Christmas pressie while I was in boots – so much to do and so little time. Anyone fancy popping over to visit my ironing ?

My day

A lazy day today – My daughters friend slept over last night and we had home made pancakes for a sort of brunch- yummy.

Had a long chat with my Dh on Msn which was nice – its been a long week without him- he should be home late monday night if the flights go to plan or maybe he will end up in spain or some such place if the journey there is anything to go by.  Popped into town later and got the kids a few things – they just keep growing don’t they . We where going  to the cinema  but honestly there wasn’t a lot on so we went and hired a few dvd’s out instead- Ds1 picked Hook – AGAIN– He has watched it so many times- we had recorded it but missed the beginning and just recently took it of the dvd player.

I got a supposedly scary one out to watch when the kids had gone to bed- it was an 18 so thought there would be a few hair raising moments – I think the fact Im blogging when its on says a lot –Boring. Safe to let my teens watch -who would be scared of a few zombie type people. But at £5 for 3 for a week  and a bag of pop corn it was alot cheaper than the cinema.

Church , Sunday school and youth fellowship tomorrow sometimes i think Sundays can be too busy doing and not enough time being with God so Im praying for some  quality quiet time tomorrow .