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I'm really having trouble getting here these days, school work and running the family really takes all of my attention, OMG it's crazy. But still, it's busy and I guess that's a good thing. Right now there is a World Youth Day meeting at my dining room table - Christy is at that one! So I'll be reading my flist tonight to see what you are all up to. I am guessing Viv and Ian are away, and Liz in Oz was off and away too, I think, and there aren't that many of you these days to keep up with, huh, so I'll get busy reading tonight, see how you all are.

I've been really busy today, we had sport for all the children in the most crazy wild northerlies, where gusts at Kilbirnie Park would send us all flying a few steps at a time! The soccer ball would travel well, too! It's still really gusty here this evening, thrashing against the house and whipping round the garden. Christy has two friends to stay for the weekend, to study for their mock exams next week. They're having a bit of fun too, but I don't mind. One of them is off to Chilton very soon, as she has won a Music scholarship there (it's a private girls' school). Christy will miss her.

As for me, this afternoon I've really thoroughly cleaned both bathrooms, cleared the kitchen, made cookies and popcorn for the meeting, folded the laundry, done the powerpoint for Mass tomorrow, cuddled the rabbit, made drinks for the people at the meeting, and cooked a Malaysian curry for dinner. I think I really want to have a rest this evening LOL! I've mastered the basics of Gothic architecture now, and I am fascinated by the progression of styles. I wish I'd known more about it when I went to Germany, because I could have really identified heaps of specific features. Still, I have my photos to look back on, so that's a relief.

So life is interesting in some ways and mundane in others. I have had some fun in my class this week - we did "This is Your Life, Jesus" yesterday in Year 10. One girl played Jesus and the other girls had to sit behind the swinging whiteboard and 'be' characters from Jesus' life, after a little bible research. One girl had to be Mary Magdalene and the girls said, 'Miss, was she really a prostitute?' I said, 'Well, she did apparently live a sinful life.' Then one girl, with a dawning realisation on her face, leaned towards me and said in amazement, 'Did Jesus hire her?' !!! We all laughed for ages! And I've been covering racism with my Ethics class and it revealed one girl had really strong racist views - I was quite surprised, then I found out the following day by chance that she is new to the school this year, so that might be a factor. Catholic girls are usually pretty schooled in what's fair and right by Year 12 or 13. The whole class had turned to look at her several times in the course of the discussion, yelling her name in exasperation! She admitted she was mostly just echoing her dad.

Writing? Haven't done a thing. Wonder where that will all end up. *shrug* not important. I had to go to see my sons' teachers for 3-way interviews the other night, and that was hard enough this week. I kept calm *g* We also had a long music practice on Thursday night, but that was fun! So. I'll get everyone fed and watered and then get back here to read your LJs! Meeting almost over here, better go see them all out!

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moth2fic
Aug. 11th, 2007 09:47 am (UTC)
I'm here!

Very busy (and yes, I know I'm retired but I've filled most spare minutes...) and the weather is nice at last so I'm in the garden and therefore offline a lot. Will post some more flower pics soon.

Viv is posting a blow by blow account of Barcelona - I think the hotel has 'wireless' - and Oz Liz is going to do a blog, but I've decided to wait till she gets back to LJ.
natesmountain
Aug. 11th, 2007 09:50 am (UTC)
Hey there! I'm trying to read Viv's LJ but our power cable line just broke away from the house with a crash and I fear we will lose power soon so I'm skimming! I called the people who installed a new power pole yesterday right outside our house and suggested they tightened the line and that's why it's breaking away, and they said the line is our responsibility!!! They're on their way though, to probably force us to turn off our power until we get an electrician... late on a Saturday night in gale force winds... yeah, right!
But yeah, I see Oz Liz's blog doesn't work yet so I guess it's empty!
And helloooooooooooooo!
moth2fic
Aug. 11th, 2007 10:53 am (UTC)
*looks around and hopes you'll return...*
natesmountain
Aug. 11th, 2007 10:56 am (UTC)
The power man just arrived. He thinks it looks 'nasty, ugly and expensive' but he's got his van parked in the drive with a light shining on the apex of the roof and he's trying to secure the power line until we can get a new 'entry box' - I hope he doesn't blow off the ladder!
moth2fic
Aug. 11th, 2007 12:39 pm (UTC)
My cousin's husband, a civil engineer, tells a story of when he was working in Africa (can't remember which country but it could have been Kenya) when the power guy 'up aloft' looked down to see his position surrounded by lions. All yours has to cope with is weather!!!! :)
natesmountain
Aug. 13th, 2007 05:55 am (UTC)
Lions?! OMGOMGOMG! Now that would be dangerous!
vivh
Aug. 11th, 2007 09:18 pm (UTC)
Hope your power all got sorted... you obviously managed to get to my entries at some point!!
natesmountain
Aug. 13th, 2007 05:54 am (UTC)
We had a man arrive at ten o'clock at night to fix the power cable - he said it was an ugly situation LOL!
vivh
Aug. 11th, 2007 09:15 pm (UTC)
Yes the hotel has wireless!!!
microjotz
Aug. 11th, 2007 10:15 am (UTC)
Malaysian curry sounds interesting,you do make some delicious sounding things...and despite being busy you manage to cook nice meals and bake a lot...your family is very lucky.
natesmountain
Aug. 11th, 2007 10:55 am (UTC)
Hee! I like to cook food from all cultures. We often try Mexican, lots of Chinese and Indian, SE Asian although I'm not so experienced with Vietnamese yet, we like Russian and I have beautiful cookbooks of French and Italian, but for me, I don't like those quite so much. I often try Mediterranean, of course, too! I have three cookbooks out of the library at the moment, one on Indian curries, one on Mexican food and one for rice!
SE Asian is always nice because you can use coconut milk, which makes things so smooth and creamy, without taking away the flavour of all the spices. Do you cook those sorts of things?

microjotz
Aug. 11th, 2007 01:16 pm (UTC)
Cooking is not my favourite thing to do.However, I like to be inventive and tend to see what I have in the fridge and use it to make a meal with ! Due to slightly delicate middle areas we cant eat very spicy things,but we love my banana curry which is mild.Otherwise I cook fairly plain things and lots of fish and chicken and salads.

natesmountain
Aug. 13th, 2007 05:53 am (UTC)
Ooh, I love cooking. Being inventive is good, too *g*

Banana curry - aaaaaaaaaaack! I flee from your bananas!

vivh
Aug. 11th, 2007 09:20 pm (UTC)
I enjoy cooking but I would love to eat at your place some days... you cook very interesting sounding meals!! - and I love coconut milk!
natesmountain
Aug. 13th, 2007 05:52 am (UTC)
We had Moroccan rice pudding again yesterday!

I think coconut milk is one of God's better inventions!
vivh
Aug. 13th, 2007 04:31 pm (UTC)
I think coconut milk is one of God's better inventions! Absolutely!!! Couldn't agree more...
(Anonymous)
Aug. 12th, 2007 04:02 pm (UTC)
Mary Magdalene
Hi! Just for future reference, there is nothing anywhere in the gospels to indicate that Mary Magdalene led a sinful life. Jesus cast seven demons out of her, and Pope Gregory the Great decided they represented the seven deadly sins. But Mary was a healed and grateful woman who was the chief witness to the resurrection (if we are to believe the gospel accounts.

Blessings!

Magdalene
http://magdalenesmusings.blogspot.com
natesmountain
Aug. 13th, 2007 05:52 am (UTC)
Re: Mary Magdalene
But really, who the hell really cares, and to that point, who are you and why are you here anonymously in my LJ?
greenpizzazz6
Aug. 12th, 2007 05:24 pm (UTC)
Better late than never right?! I did make it eventually.

Sounds like you're even busier than I am, and I am loaded with stuff to do! It's nice though, to keep busy.

Thanks for the update, and back to work I go!
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