Sunday, May 31, 2009

A week and no posts... sorry

Ahhh, I really don't have much to write but I thought I had better write something before it really was a week :) (BTW that is tomorrow!). And an other thing, I didn't want to put two Young Maiden's Day books together. That would be really slack!!

Tomorrow is the first official day of winter... It seems like yesterday that it was winter last year! but then it also seems like not long ago that we were sweltering in 40 degree Celsius heat. Its just another year I guess.

Today I spent making art I guess you could call it. I don't know if it actually has a name, but I just got some artist canvases and spread material over it and stuck it too the back. Its pretty easy and it looks good. I like making things like this. My sister and I joke around that after she finishes her course and I finish my writing course we will both take a course in home decorating, to learn how to do it all properly. I don't know if we will ever be able to do this or that we will have the same interests in a year or two, but its fun planning.

Writing... a subject that lately seems to follow me every where! I mean the other day, my grandmother was talking about it! It can get annoying when everybody wont stop talking about it. In someways its good because it gives me ideas but like I said it can get annoying. My mum was using it as an object lesson to someone the yesterday! So maybe I wont write about it today :)

I have to go. Till next time!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

A young Maiden's Daybook #4

Today.... Monday, 25 May

Outside my window... dim sunlight, its cold and kinda hazy

I am thinking.... That I should be writing an email

I am thankful for.... That every day is a new day.

I am wearing.... Jeans, white T-shirt, long sleeved red and white checkered shirt

I am reading.... I am not reading anything at the moment, haven't had much time.

I am creating.... Ideas for my writing projects

One of my favourite things.... Jigsaw puzzles

For education this week.... Writing

A keeper at home skill I am using/learning: how not to waste time

A spiritual lesson I'm learning.... Love

A godly character trait I plan to work on.... loving

I am praying for.... my friends and family

For the rest of the week.... Farm work, house work, writing

A picture I'd like to share....

I was tagged as well, but I think I might leave that till another day :).

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Just a note to say Hi

Hi... I guess.
We went to a fellow ship meeting last night. Like last week stayed up till 1 in the morning. I think next time we are going to try get it at another time of day :) Its just too hard for Mum and Dad who have to get up at 5 every morning. I, personally, didn't feel tired at all today, but I think it has all caught up with me :P!! My brother on the other hand slept most of the day.
Has anybody ever heard of a dish called Mu Mu (said Moo Moo)? The blessings of having a mother who was born in Papua New Guinea! I will post the recipe on my other blog (I have the address stashed somewhere on here)sometime soon.

I want to say thank you to Noah Daniel, the comment you posted was very helpful, even though I have not yet had the time to use any of your advise. I hope to get to more writing this coming week. Lately I seem to have run out of words that would be helpful for almost every thing, except my blog and Neuschwannstein. Some times I wish I had deadlines then I wouldn't be able to go off in my own world. Thanks again :).

We got rid of two of our kittens today. The man who we share farm for came down, he took two cats with him (Yay!!). He seems quite happy with how we take care of his farm. In the next month or so we have to talk about if we want to stay here on this farm. The deal was that we would be committed to this farm for a year, the year is going to be up in about a month's time, and we have to review the time we have spent here and decided if we want to stay. I don't think any of us knows what the final answer to this question will be yet. My Dad kinda thinks we will stay because... this is our 'mission' if you like. We aren't missionaries or preachers. We just live and serve God in the only way we can, by showing kindness and love to others. (wow that was about three different subjects in one paragraph! My English book wont like me from now on, lol, joking!)

Well I have to go, its getting kinda late and I need to sleep. Till next time I write!

Friday, May 22, 2009


You know... I hate brainstorming, well OK hate is a little bit strong, greatly dislike is probably better. When I brainstorm I kinda get a whole heap of questions that need answers and I haven't got them. I have about three things to brainstorm right now :P!!

One is Neuschwannstein, I have to figure out a conversation! I mean it should be easy... why is everything that is seemingly easy hard for me? I dunno. Well anyway, I have to figure out a conversation. It kinda has to make sense, and I hope I can tie some stuff later in the story into this one conversation. I am thinking what I will do is write it on paper then scrunch it up and start again... then repeat this process till I have what I want :).

Number two, is for my course I have to think about what kind of subject I want then give my tutor a few details and she is going to try help me outline it (did I mention that this might take months?! OK I am exaggerating, probably a few days).

The third isn't half as important as the second, but I want to enter the Elaine Mitchell Rural Women's Writing Award competition and I have a month to start and finish a 2500 word something, it can be fiction or non-fiction, poetry or essay. The only criteria is that its main theme is about rural Australian women. Another supposedly easy thing for 'me' to do, I live here don't I? I could just write whatever I wanted, right? then why not? I have got no idea...

Well my Mum just told me to go and hang out a load of washing. So I guess that ends this post :)
Till next time I write!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

hmmm, I dont know what to call it...

I kinda have a bit of writer/blogger's block... Not much has been happening here. And I haven't been thinking again :) (well yes I have been thinking but I don't think I will publish it here!). hmmm what could I tell you???? maybe this is what my Dad meant when he said I need to learn to ramble on about nothing, as you can see I am not very good at this.

My mum and I made soap yesterday... That brought back a few memories for Mum, like the first time we made soap together :P, to cut a long story short I ended up in hospital. That probably wasn't the best mother/daughter bonding time we have ever had! Thankfully I resisted the urge to taste test this time :).

The last couple of days I have been writing up quizzes and trying to figure out some stuff to do next time we have a fellowship meeting (mostly because I have lost my liking for Monopoly!). I need some more ideas but I think I have found something to effectively divert the Monopoly lovers attention!

I have to go, so I will write more another day.

P.S. For those who read Neuschwannstein, I will try to get some more written soon but I am kinda busy right now so it might not be for a few days.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I wish... uh... I wish... uh...

I wish someone who knew me well had done this course!!! My mum is very well meaning in trying to help but instead of asking questions I need some one who can tell me the answers... My tutor is trying to help, but she is a stranger trying to help!! So if I could get a cross between my Mum and my tutor... Oh if only... Well wishing wont do much, but it did get Bugs Bunny out of my head :).

I went for a ride on my pony yesterday... Bad idea, I hadn't ridden in about a month, I woke up this morning and I felt like I had fallen off 10 times not just ridden!!! I guess there is only one cure for this ailment though :)... get back on today! The only problem was that since both my sisters work now, my brother is too busy (and cant ride anyway!) and neither of my parents will go riding with me it is kinda boring. And none of our neighbors have horses, well except two, one of those I don't know... and the other I wouldn't like to go riding with anyway. I have a friend who lives about 10 kilometers away from here but the only way to get there (other than going through people's paddocks) is to go along a main road that isn't very wide and isn't very safe. So I think I may have to put up with being bored :P.

Well I gotta go brainstorm my book outline... Till next time!

Monday, May 18, 2009

A Young Maidens Day book #3

Today.... Monday, 18 May

Outside my window... The tree is almost bare of leaves, there is a little bit of sunlight coming through the fog.

I am thinking.... How wonderful my God is

I am thankful for.... That I'm not alone
(When I cry, Gaither Vocal Band)

I am wearing.... Jeans, 3 jackets and a long sleeved T-shirt

I am reading.... Secret Keeper, a modesty book.

I am creating.... rustic art, to sell

One of my favourite things.... spending time in prayer, sing worship to my God.

For education this week.... Math, English, writing course.

A keeper at home skill I am using/learning.... cleaning

A spiritual lesson I'm learning.... Love

A godly character trait I plan to work on.... meekness (still)

Scripture I memorized.... none this week

I am praying for.... Sarah and her trip to India

For the rest of the week.... Farm work, school work, writing an entry for Elaine Mitchelle Rural Womens Writing Award.

A picture I'd like to share....

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Saturday musings...

We're all really tired today... some of us got to sleep in till lunch time, unfortunately that wasn't me. Some of us are having naps, not me again. Me, is sitting here writing a blog post listening to 'I Can Only Imagine' by Mercy Me, trying to sing along while I am typing!!
Last night we went to Cudgewa for another fellowship meeting, well for the adults it was a fellowship meeting, for the teenagers it was an excuse to play Monopoly and Scrabble, to stay up till midnight and watch Madagascar 2 with the little kids. We are going to try get something (we aren't exactly sure what yet) so that it can be more of church for the younger people as well as the adults.
Music's changed, Pachelbel is playing now...
I have to do my next writing assignment soon. I have to do an outline for my book, the only problem is that I have never done something like this before :P!! And I have no idea on how to go about it. I asked my teacher to help me out, so I should have the assignment done sometime next week (hopefully!).
When I cry, is playing...

Making a list,
Of all of the good things You've done for me
Lord I've never been one to complain,
But right now I'm lost,
And I can't find my way.
My world's come apart,
and its breaking my heart.
But it helps to know that You're heart is breaking too.

When I cry, You cry.
When I hurt, You hurt.
When I've lost someone, it takes a piece of You too.
And when I fall on my face,
You fill me with grace.
Cos' nothing breaks Your heart,
or tears You apart,
Then when I cry.

Alone in the dark,
Face in my hands
Crying out to You.
Lord there has never been a time in my life,
there's so much at stake,
so much to lose.
But I trust it too You,
You'll bring me through.
And it helps me to know
That I'm not alone.

When I cry, You cry.
When I hurt, You hurt.
When I've lost someone, it takes a piece of You too.
When I fall on my face,
You fill me with grace.
Because nothing breaks Your heart,
or tears You apart,
Then when I cry.

You're the one who calmed the raging sea.
You're the one who made the blind to see.
You looked through all of Heaven and eternity,
Through it all,
You saw me

When I cry, You cry.
When I hurt, You hurt.
When I've lost someone, it takes a piece of You too.
When I fall on my face,
You fill me with grace.
Because nothing breaks You're heart,
Or tears You apart,
Then when I cry.

Well gotta go. Till next time!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

18th and Internet

Well like I have been saying for the last little while my sister turned 18 yesterday :). We didn't have a party or anything. We were going to go out for dinner, but seeing as though none of the restaurants (except for the pubs and hotels) were not open on a Wednesday, we didn't go anywhere. My grandma came up on Tuesday, and stayed for two nights.
Since Ayala was at work we spent all day Wednesday cleaning her room and making sure it was all nice to put her presents into (I'll get to what they were in a minute). We had to move some chairs and a book case and after the hard day's work, and the harder waiting for it to arrive when it the truck that was delivering it turned up, some how the order had been mixed up and he bought the wrong thing :P. But not everything was a loss, we had made new curtains and a dividing screen to go in Ayala's room. I did all the sewing and everyone helped make the frame (I'll post a photo soon), it looks really great in her room :).
Today the computer man came out and fixed our computer and Internet! Yay! So expect photos more often.
We got the movie of The Phantom of the Opera from the library the other day, and Cassie I loved it! It is a little hard to follow what they were saying for a bit because most of it is singing, but after watching a while it was great!
Till next time!

Monday, May 11, 2009

A Young Maidens Day Book #2

Today.... Monday, 11 May

Outside my window... The leaves are turning a darker shade of red, and the only sunlight is on the tops of the hills :P

I am thinking.... That I cant wait for Wednesday :)

I am thankful for.... For a heater and my family and friends

I am wearing.... track suit pants, and my Isaiah 40:31 shirt under two jackets

I am reading.... Pride and Prejudice

I am creating.... My sisters birthday gifts

One of my favourite things.... sleep

For education this week.... Math, English, writing course.

A keeper at home skill I am using/learning.... sewing

A spiritual lesson I'm learning.... Patience.

A godly character trait I plan to work on.... meekness (still)

Scripture I memorized.... John 14:1-5

I am praying for.... Sarah and her trip to India

For the rest of the week.... School work, farm work, house work, writing work, Ayala's Birthday

A picture I'd like to share....

(This is what some of the hills around here look like, a bit)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day continued

Ok, I got to it today, instead of leaving til tomorrow :)
I spent most of today wishing I was at home sleeping. It was good to see every one again, my only two girl cousins, Abbey and Grace, who are about 5 and 7, were very glad to see us. The little boys weren't so glad to see us, mostly because at two and younger they don't really remember us. My aunties and uncles were interested in what we have been doing and all that, like good aunties and uncles :).
We were talking with Abbey and Grace, about their school and suddenly my 5 year old (!) cousin asked my sister "Do you have a boyfriend?"! None of my family are Christians, and they think its cute that 5 and 7 year olds are having their little boyfriends/girlfriends, we don't share their opinions. My grandmother does not seem to get the idea that we don't do that, and so she is always asking Mum "So is there any young men on the scene?", we usually just have a laugh at it. Anyway, my sister started saying "No Grace, I don't have a boyfriend." when a very smart person (me), not realising that my grandmother was standing right behind me jokingly said "No Grace, we're weird we don't have boyfriends!". I got a bit of a tongue lashing :P.
Well got to go, my sister wants to use the computer.
Till next time!

Mothers Day

Today is Mother's Day, I am not sure of all the origins (so anybody who does know, feel free to tell me). But I know it gives us the excuse to do something nice for our Mum's (we should do that every day, not just once a year!). We don't usually celebrate any of these days, the only way today is different is that we are going down to my grandparents place for the day (we don't usually do this either, but my grandfather asked us, something very unusual for him). I will update this later :).

Yesterday, after spending hours on the floor making Ayala's birthday present, we went to a fellowship meeting. Thankfully it was after milking so we didnt have to rush home half way through like we normaly do. One down side, we got back home at 12 AM...

Did I mention that we have to drive almost 100 kilometers to my grandparent's house?


hmmm... I doubt this will be a good combination.
P.S I dont know if the update will come this afternoon or tomorrow.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Giving V. Receiving

I was thinking, as I was sitting on the floor making my sister's birthday presents, how much more wonderful it is to give to people, than to receive. And what makes it even better is when you ache all over from sitting on a hard floor, but you are thinking how much your sister will enjoy what you are making. As I was sitting there, thinking on giving and receiving, the thought came to mind, what would Jesus have felt? He gave his life so that ALL humans could live! I know how I would feel if, after all my hard work, my sister saw it and hated it. How does God feel, that he gave his only son so that we might live, and we just turn our noses up and hate him?!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Hey People...

Hello... tired again.
My mum and I went to Albury today. We got up at 5 and left at 7 am. And now I am sooo tired, I spent most of my day on my feet walking around shopping centers. Good news, we found Ayala's birthday present, and though I cant tell you what it is because of the risk she might read this, I can tell you it is big, lol!!
I got a new classical CD set, it has about 5 composers on it. One of the sonatas went for 20 minutes!
While I finished my first course activity (going to a bookshop) I came up with an idea for another book, except I probably shouldn't tell you because I haven't asked the person it concerns. All I can tell you is that it is already written.
Well got to go. Till next time!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Fog glorious fog (dripping with sarcasm)

No I didn't get the Oliver Twist song mixed up. But right now all I can see out my window is a white wall. So yeah I guess you could call it a white out, except that its fog not snow.
Well I guess I made up for posting three times on Monday, lol! Yesterday I decided that I had more important things to write than a blog post. Except that I couldn't think of what to write. I think I mentioned that I am entering the Elaine Mitchell Rural Women's Writing award competition. I thought I had better make a start on my entry, even though it doesn't have to be entered until the end of June. I have to write a story either fiction or non-fiction under 2,500 words, and the only real rule is that it has to have the theme of rural women. I know... this should be soo easy for me, and I really don't know why it isn't. I just cant seem to think of anything to write. My mum wants me to write a non-fiction story about something that has happened to me. Maybe that's the problem, I seem to be writing to please other people when I know usually what other people want is something I cant stand. Yesterday I managed to write 1,121 words but it was horrid, I ended up deleting the whole lot cos I hated it.
Well I have to go, some cows have found their way onto the road and I have to go rescue them before somebody runs into them.
Till next time

Monday, May 4, 2009

A young maidens daybook

Yeah, yeah, I know I was going to go a write some but I completely forgot to do the Young Maidens Day book, so here goes:
Today.... Monday, May 4
Outside my window... Its sunny, I can see my Dad seeding the paddock at the end of our farm.
I am thinking.... That the leaves on the tree outside my window are red and that my sister is going to turn 18 in nine days
I am thankful for.... For warm sunny days and my family
I am wearing.... Dark blue jeans and a black long sleeved shirt rolled up to my elbows.
I am reading.... Nothing right now I am in between books
I am creating.... Colourful butterfly loom thingys
One of my favourite things.... sleep
For education this week.... Math, English, writing course... my school isn't exactly demanding right now.
A keeper at home skill I am using/learning.... Cooking
A spiritual lesson I'm learning.... Patience.
A godly character trait I plan to work on.... meekness
Scripture I am memorizing.... I don't have one right now
I am praying for.... someone who asked me to pray for them, and someone who didn't.
For the rest of the week.... School work, farm work, house work, writing work, a trip to Albury one day, a trip to Cudgewa.
A picture I'd like to share.... I don't have one this week

And now I promise not to post again today, lol!

The rest of Monday :)

To answer your question Cassie, yes my day got better. I did some school work, it was all about outlining stuff so it was really interesting, because I have to do an outline in my course so I get taught how to do it before jumping headlong into something I have never done before :)!
After school I decided if I was going to do anything I had to start at base, my desk, it has gotten a little messy over the last couple of weeks. So I went through all my papers, note pads, old letters, and school books and chucked what wasn't any use anymore and stacked the others in an old tin. But I really need to do something with all the wool that I have collected over the years, does anybody have any ideas (other than crochet or knit)? I have a butterfly loom but there is a LOT of wool so I may get very sick of making butterfly loom thingys.
That's about all up until now.
I am planning on doing writing after I finish this, then probably start on dinner and then it will almost be time to end the day... so all in all it would have been a pretty boring day had all the excitement not happened early this morning. :D Hope all you in America get a much better Monday than I did!


I hate Monday's... well... not hate but very much dislike... actually when I think about it I actually like Monday's, but I don't like this one.
This morning I slept in and didn't hear the alarm, then my Dad came in and told me to get on the motor bike and get down the paddock because we had two cows down, one with milk fever and the other one... well personally I think she was just plain lazy, but its an undetermined illness. It is cold this morning so about every couple of hundred meters I had to stop and warm my hands up because they really felt like they were going to drop off, they hurt that much (remind me to invest in some warm gloves next time!).
Then, some of the lovely wonderful cows (not), decided to get into the wrong paddock and so we had to get them out, but thankfully my Dad told me to drive the car, which I had never done before, he showed me how (shock, that I didn't already know how to drive, written all over his face). Anyway, the cows, decided to be good (so very sarcastic), and run the opposite way they were supposed to, then (another lazy cow!) on the only slope on the property one cow decided to sit down and she wouldn't move!
That isn't the end of the mishaps from this morning but just a few. I wont bore you with the whole lot, but did I mention that the kettle wont work!! :( All this has happened and it is only 9:10 AM!!
Right now I am feeling like falling asleep, but no such luck, school work is waiting :(
Till next time!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Saturday Afternoon thoughts

I am tired... I don't think you are actually supposed to get up at 6:30 on a Saturday morning.
After posting this morning I sat on the side of the road for an hour again, I got half a book read, but then I was being bad and not writing any on my book, even though I had taken my pad and pen with me. Sitting on the side of the road isn't bad, just extremely boring and it gets cold when you are sitting there in a frost, thankfully there wasn't one this morning.
After that riveting hour, I came home, and my dad was looking for 'someone' to help him, when Ayala volunteered, he told her "No I meant Kath!", you can imagine what I was feeling like right at that moment.
This weekend we are looking after the Paul kids, their parents went on a holiday for their anniversary so since they milked for us last weekend so we could go to Grandpa's birthday, we are looking after their kids for them. So instead of the serene quiet we usually experience it has been a bit noisy. But we don't really mind because sometimes serene quiet can get to be gratingly boring.
Well got to go, till next time!

Saturday morning thoughts

mmm... right now there haven't been many thoughts for today, so I may be forced to just fill up this space with some stuff from yesterday.Yesterday morning I spent an hour sitting beside the road watching our cows eat grass, not a fun job but if I hadn't have been there it would have been completely illegal for our cows to be there, not that there was much I could do if something went wrong (ie. car ran into cow and either killed the cow and/or wrecked the car) but thankfully nothing like that happened.
And since I had taken a book, a note pad and a pen I wasn't bored. When I got sick of reading I got out my pen and note pad and started writing the introduction for my book. I can just hear you now 'What book? I didn't know she was writing a book?' well that is because I didn't tell anybody.
For my writing course I had to write ideas for books, and for the next assignment I have to outline my book and take a chapter from 'my book' and outline it. I don't know about you but that sounds like I have to write it. And when I sent my last assignment in to my tutor, she was talking like I was already in the process of writing it! So it was kinda an accident, but seeing as though I wanted to write in the first place it just came a bit quicker than I thought it would.
'My book', is going to be stories from my grandfather's life, my Dad's life and my life on farms, so I have all the words in my head all I have to do is put it on paper.
I don't think I will need to post any of it here because a bit of it is already here, when ever I post about the farm and stuff like that you are reading some of what may become my book.
I'll be keeping you updated on how I am going. Till next time!