Posts Tagged ‘christmas’

make me wish i was someone else

Posted: December 26, 2013 in life
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i’m listening to the weepies radio on pandora, as i do from time to time- most especially often in the darker months, it seems.

i’m trying hard to gather thoughts and stories and start forming them into a coherent whole- i’m the storyteller at my church meeting in two weeks time.

i’m breathing deeply, trying to appreciate all the moments for the beauty and weight that they have, without being upset that they will soon be over, and new ones will take their place.

i find myself walking and driving familiar paths and having to catch my breath because of the familiarity- that soon will be a memory.

i’m struggling here with the way to tell these stories. i spent a god amount of time today looking at pictures from the past year, organising some of them, andremembering the stories attached to them.

i feel like people hold the key to this story telling: who are the people who have had the most impact on me, and who are the people on whom i have had an impact- what story can i tell out of that? what did i give, what did i receive?

i hate (and love, but mostly hate) talking about myself- oh, i did this great thing, or that great thing. but it’s a story that should be told, right? i think. i think there’s value in this. how to talk about humility- how to talk about your job, your life, without sounding like a braggart, a know-it-all,i do this so much better than you.

every paragraph (until this one) began with ‘i’. ha! that’s funny.

in case you’re interested, all the pictures are on my google+ account, here


i got… daisys in green pastures

Posted: January 1, 2011 in life
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happy new year folks.

just thought i should pop in for a sec. my family got here a couple days ago and we had ‘christmas’ again the other day… and because they are awesome, they got me a new camera!!!

so you’ll be seeing a lot more of these around:

we’re in asbury park, and they have a crap ton of snow.

my next task is to learn how to really use this beaut camera and then how to use the free photo editing software i have… or something. (good job on taking the picture, mum!)

yet again, pictures with just a little commentary. i’m enjoying the break, a chance to do little other than sleep, read and sightsee, and it’s been nice to spend time with my family.


i did do a little dance that was captured on film… but in lots of pictures. sorry!

Laura Plantation:

honey lake swamp, louisiana:


Posted: December 26, 2008 in life, love, people, religion/relationship
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the watchnight service this year was about celebration. i think its the first watchnight service in a really long time that was actually about the season we are in..(that i’ve been to/ been a part of anyway..) that was about the celebration of the birth of this incredible little child that is the messiah of the world and the awe that the shepherds felt, the love that we should be extending to one another… i was just really glad to be there, though tired and probably overexcited about christmas the next morning… church on christmas morning was another lovely reminder of how we are all so different and yet we’re all part of the same family… so lets love the way we should, the way jesus does, the way he extolls us to. and like the unsung last verse of this years christmas no1, 

I did my best, it wasn’t much
I couldn’t feel, so I tried to touch
I’ve told the truth, I didn’t come to fool you
And even though
It all went wrong
I’ll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

lets all stand before the lord of the world with our lives lifted up and hallelujah on our tongues. 

merry christmas.

well, at least at 35 thornwood drive. 

man alive, we had an amazing dinner… mmmm. 

i’m in such a dozy state. which is perfect cos kenny and i have pact to stay on the couch all evening. wahoo!

its been a hectic weekend, lots of sewing… lots more to come i think. 

i’m looking forward to lots of giving this holiday season… 

i’m sorry, i had things to say, but they’ve all gone in the chocolate and crumble fug that is my brain right now…