Friday, December 30, 2011
Thursday, December 29, 2011
When looking through Linda's blog to find out a little about her, I discovered that although she lives in the mountains, she really enjoys her trips to the ocean when she's able. I thought a little reminder of the ocean would be good. The birds are sandpipers, not seagulls - lol.
This is the ornament I made.
It looks huge in the photo, but it's not.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Monday, December 26, 2011
These gorgeous snowmen holding their Christmas treats... just too cute.
This is as close to a snowman as I'm ever likely to be here in Oz.
This is my third year in participating in this swap,
and each time I've had such lovely lovely gifts.
Thanks again Cheryl!!
In other Christmas news, this year I did not set up a big tree.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
African Nativity found here.
Aboriginal Nativity by Mathew Gill found here.
Australian Nativity by Rachael Flynn found here.
6For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
7Of the increase of his government and peace
there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne
and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
with justice and righteousness
from that time on and forever.
18This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. 19Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
20But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
22All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23“The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”—which means, “God with us.”
24When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
verb (used with object)
1. to interrupt the quiet, rest, peace, or order of; unsettle.
2. to interfere with; interrupt; hinder: Please do not disturb me when I'm working.
3. to interfere with the arrangement, order, or harmony of; disarrange: to disturb the papers on her desk.
4. to perplex; trouble: to be disturbed by strange behavior.
verb (used without object)
5. to cause disturbance to someone's sleep, rest, etc.: Do not disturb.
pre·dis·turb, verb (used with object)
The gist of the email is that even if you are a disturbed individual (as in a little off), your friends will love you and be there for you. Be happy in your life and forgive others. Live each day to the full and remember to dance like no one's watching. Worthy sentiments all.
The sheep are my favourite.
Some of my days recently have felt like this.
There are some very clever (a.k.a. disturbed?) people out there.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
This is the lovely gift I've received from