28 April 2009

veiling!


yay for me! bought me a couple of head scarves at the Oriental plaza and had my head covered this Sunday during mass.. yoohoo! and Class was good bought chocolate for my girls and scented candles which smell oh so divine and then we started a new ritual of bringing light to our dark areas in life... totally grand!

27 April 2009

simple woman 27 April

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FOR TODAY 27 April 2009...

Outside my window... darkness... today is a public holiday so doing this at home in the evening :D

I am thinking... that I have changed so much in the past year, that the tax man is no fun and feeling sorry for my cousin who has been detained in Beitbridge

I am thankful for... family! went to visit mo and munya today, twas grand and it showed me i need to do more about seeing family members more often

From the kitchen... stuff that gives me less flatulence... it is beginning to border on being a nuisance

I am wearing... gypsy skirt poncho and pumps... looking very flower power-y

I am creating... more time for God... i hope

I am going... physically nowhere much, spiritua
lly i am traversing mountains! still!

I am reading... The soldiers lady by M Phillips.. i think

I am hoping... that i find a car! i need wheels!

I am hearing... noise-makers outside the apartment... sad sad sad

Around the house... packing?.?.?.... ma moving on Friday, YIPEE, YOOHOO! yet to begin though... sigh


One of my favourite things... blogging and the internet, still :)

A few plans for the rest of the week... do my assignments, set up for the RN consultants, pack up, move, buy curtains, buy duvet covers and new chairs... in essence a need for 30 hour days all around

Here is picture thought I am sharing...
still on Easter so the photo stays, what can i say... this Easter season has been profound!
HE IS RISEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


20 April 2009

on modesty


so i seem to be getting these... cosmic hints for lack of a better word, to look more into what being modest means and for me to dress and act more modestly... ooo this to a person who so does love the stage... dressing modeslty wont be too difficult what with me having gained weight i coaver it all already!

on another front i do feel "called" to wear a head covering at church now.. so guess who is going bandana/ mantilla hunting soon... i hope i actually find something i like... Lord only knows where... before next Sunday :D

Question now would be on my trousers... what can i say they are practical... the one thing i have avoided though is wearing them to church so again not a problem there... when married i'd probably not wear them much if at all, i have no problem with not wearing trousers, thing is they are so convenient at times they seem like the only option... hey but that's more for me to discern so i know were my line should be, draw it, then not step over it :D

simple woman 20 April

new entry in my simple woman day book.... :D visit and get the template from Peggy at Simple woman Interested?... check it out...






FOR TODAY 20 April 2009...

Outside my window... Indian summer weather... defying the short day length and all is the sun....

I am thinking... that the Easter weekend was major blessed, 3 people got accepted into the church, 3 baptised and 14 confirmations altogether! God is good! All the time!

I am thankful for... new knowledge, what would i do, who would i be if i could not learn new things each day????

From the kitchen... thinking of making tortilla's as part of my new diet...

I am wearing... an all too warm woollen sweater and my long black skirt

I am creating... donno yet... may start working on my woollen slippers soon

I am going... physically nowhere much, spiritua
lly i am traversing mountains! still!

I am reading... Summers End by Lyn Cote

I am hoping... that i can figure out a new healthy diet that will help me not lose energy and be able to focus, and that the HS gives me strength to follow God's will

I am hearing... Josh Groban, after a morning of my alma maters chamber choir (Rhodes University)... aahh those were the days

Around the house... nix


One of my favourite things... blogging and the internet

A few plans for the rest of the week... finish my work, map out the rest of my month... life

Here is picture thought I am sharing...
still on Easter so the photo stays
HE IS RISEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


14 April 2009

simple woman 14 April

new entry in my simple woman day book... i know it's Tuesday... :D visit and get the template from Peggy at Simple woman Interested?... check it out...






FOR TODAY 14 April 2009...

Outside my window... major overcast... a prelude to winter !

I am thinking... that the Easter weekend was major blessed, 3 people got accepted into the church, 3 baptised and 14 confirmations altogether! God is good! All the time!

I am thankful for... love, church, Latin songs and the voice the good Lord hath bestowed on me.. again, loved singing at the vigil mass

From the kitchen... special K bars... he he

I am wearing... an assortment of colours from my stripped pink and black poncho... to the stripped orange and white top underneath... black skirt and pumps yay!

I am creating... process analysis for SENC....

I am going... physically nowhere much, spiritua
lly i am traversing mountains!

I am reading... mmm the Bible, and am starting a new book today... yet to decide wh

I am hoping... that the Good Lord keeps showing me His face, and thanking Him that I have a job!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am hearing... air con...

Around the house... nix


One of my favourite things... choir practice... or in this instance cantor practice... am a cantor at church now and learning how to pronounce all them Latin words he he

A few plans for the rest of the week... have a Holy sin free Holy Week and Good Friday and Easter

Here is picture thought I am sharing...
still on Easter so the photo stays... and another one
HE IS RISEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


9 April 2009

good friday is nigh...

I have been coming across this verse so often it has finally dawned it is from the HS. now to only figure out what He wants me to do...

"My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death.
Stay here and keep watch with me."

i so hope i am able to watch one hour with Him...

on Saturday for the first time i am going to a vigil mass with baptism and all.. cant wait... and am practically wetting my pants thinking of the Psalms i have to chant of which i can only partially remeber one tune thereof...


7 April 2009

Girl meets God


Been reading “Girl meets God” by Lauren Winner, it is so real to me it’s as if a part of me may have actually taken part in its writing. Here I was thinking how books that I like most are ones that I relate to, that I see myself somehow in the protagonist or that I want to see myself in, like a few years from now or how I’m trying to model myself and then a few pages later Lauren writes about how the students she liked were usually ones she saw herself in a few years back, ones who when they read a new work or concept they have never come across they find themselves suddenly hunting down material to get to know more about it, immerse themselves in this subject matter till their amateur gurus… the exact way I do… and my current topic? Judaism, because they are way too many references in her book that I do not get so I feel as if, if I am getting so much from this book at this exact moment when all these Jewish refs are over my head how much more would I get if I could understand all her refs to seder, tzniut, niggunim, halacha etc. Gil meets God is definitely one I should get for my library… the one I’ll have one day when I can actually afford to buy books, at the moment I am ever grateful for book club (from which I took 15 books this month) and libraries.

6 April 2009

simple woman 06 April

new entry in my simple woman day book... which i have woefully neglected for so long :D visit and get the template from Peggy at Simple woman Interested?... check it out...






FOR TODAY 06 April 2009...

Outside my window... windy... autumn is here!

I am thinking... that God is good all the time, and this Holy week is especially blessed!

I am thankful for... love, church, Latin songs and the voice the good Lord hath bestowed on me

From the kitchen... health food, oats and the like... need to lose weight!

I am wearing... brown stripped top and dark brown skirt with black comfy pumps

I am creating... new knowledge....

I am going... to the vigil mass... i hope if i can get a lift

I am reading... Girl meets God by Lauren Winner, and it is fab! i wish i could write so well and for it to make such an impact in another's life...

I am hoping...still the same as last ... aaahh way back when... that my permit comes out - no change there from last week... or the week before that.... or the week before that..... or the week before that.... or the week before that.... or the week before that - ad infinitum
... and that this Easter the new converts are especially blessed :D

I am hearing... air con...

Around the house... nix

One of my favourite things... choir practice... or in this instance cantor practice... am a cantor at church now and learning how to pronounce all them Latin words he he

A few plans for the rest of the week... have a Holy sin free Holy Week and Good Friday and Easter

Here is picture thought I am sharing... I am really thinking of the Passion of the Christ right now and that He died for my sin... how profound is that???



2 April 2009

Revival retreat Part I

The Lord knows what we need even before we do… it’s up to us to follow His will and be abundantly blessed therein. So last weekend was a Revival Retreat, for the ‘youth’ in our deanery. To say I was a bit sceptical of the whole thing would be an understatement. I was to go and practice on Friday afternoon with the praise and worship team but I was just too bummed so I did not go… for which I ended up feeling a tad guilty so got up with the cocks crow in Saturday morning got there at 7:30 and lest just say my scepticism had not abated… I would have liked to practice songs beforehand but there just didn’t seem to be time and then we had a leader’s group prayer… which I found a smidgen long… don’t I always… and the participants just ….trickled in. finally it went underway with praise and worship and I was getting this feeling of the Lord has brought you thus far for a reason so… be expectant…


The first session… a quarter of it went over my head coz arrogant fool that I am I was half the time correcting the speakers English and then that would lead me off into a major daydream and before you know it I have to drag my mind out of whatever land its currently in to the talk which was about awaking my slumbering spirit… and I found it too long.. but all in good time… so we split into groups,… gender and age based… and there are quite a number of females present an I get roped into leading a group… thanking the Lord that I have somehow escaped leading the young ones (teeny boppers) and I have my own peers which is grand… so we begin… discussing a topic to which I had only listened with half an ear. But the Lord works His miracles as always… it seems a quit a number of the ladies in my group have never been to a retreat of any sort so they have no preconceived notions; like Di here who is expecting reverent coaching on how to get in touch with God… again.

So we discuss the topic at hand of awakening our slumbering spiritual beings and talk as only girls together are wont to about the relevance in our lives and we learn… boy do we learn… it was such an eye opener and took me of my backbench and wanting to be done for and got me thinking on doing for the others… I wanted the ladies from my group to leave with extra knowledge on living Catholic lives on knowing the joys of being catholic and on having fellowship that is second to none… and I wanted that for myself too but in this instance that was secondary… boy was I ever grateful for having started teaching catechism lessons for the I actually had real catechism truths for some of the questions posed… whew!


As is wont to happen at most youth meetings relationships were talked about… and hey it’s a fact of life we love to talk about our relationships don’t we. We were taught to seek relationships in which we did not use others or allow others to use us, where love was the paramount love that was Free, Total, Fruitful and Faithful. Now I will happily say this is the love I have been seeking in any romantic liaisons I may have later and if one of the criterion was not met then sayonara… but I am sad to note this was not necessarily the same FTFF love I was seeking in my platonic and familial and friend relationships… which I have charged myself to endeavour to change. (tbc)

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