O! What a Beautiful Mornin’

2 12 2007

This was one of those days where I had to lecture myself for ten minutes before I got out of bed. Even then, it was only because supernatural grace was bestowed on my bleary eyes and foggy brain.

But I did get out, eventually, and boy am I glad I did.

It wasn’t an extraordinary morning, or anything. I miss the sunrise by about half an hour nowadays so the colours are muted by the time I get out there. And it’s starting to get warm in the mornings now. Think early May in Washington and you’d have the temp about right.

But there were herons everywhere, along with a broad assortment of ducks, geese, LBJ’s and even seagulls. (I purposefully avoided the site of my last attack.) Read the rest of this entry »


Where IS the tea towel?

26 11 2007

(Title taken with permission from Karina at the intern dinner tonight. She spent two and a half hours wandering around looking for that towel.)

Can I just say right now that there is only 178 days until the release of Prince Caspian?

Also that, of all the things I am going to miss about NZ, “pump” water bottles are easily in my top five.

And, not to drag on the random comments any longer than neccesary, tomorrow is my first ‘set’ at THOP.

Gasp! Read the rest of this entry »

Back from my bonny adventure

25 11 2007

Coromandel trip, part II.

Today I hopped into a van with Amanda, Angela, Alana, Becca, Keri and Nikki and headed off to the Coromandel and Cathedral Cove. The weather was much better today than when Kate and I went, which I looked forward to very much.

The trip up was fun. We stopped off and got breakfast at Paradiso cafe, then basically drove for three hours. We got lost a couple of times and had to backtrack. At one point everyone in the car got so car sick that we had to pull over. The Coromandel roadworks people are incapable of making a straight rode (granted the topography doesn’t make it easy either- too many little hills). Point being, the place we stopped at was a tavern. A tavern full of Sunday morning bikers. Read the rest of this entry »

Let’s Go to the Movies

21 11 2007

Last night one of the other interns, Ang, and I went to see Lions for Lambs.

As we were sitting in the theatre chatting before the movie, Ang suggested that I write a blog about the experience of going to the movies. I loved the idea. As anyone who knows me or reads this blog consistantly will tell you, I adore movies. Given the opportunity I would spend most of my paychecks at the theatre. Some people don’t like movies as a ‘date’ thing or a ‘social’ thing because you don’t really talk to one another. I disagree. A movie seen together is one of the best experiences possible, as I shall attempt to show you in what follows. Read the rest of this entry »

Thought for the Day

15 11 2007

This is the profound thought that I thought the other day…

“If we lived on a flat earth there would be no horizons.”

Think about it.

Bible Study for November

15 11 2007


So I’ve been doing this bible study on the biblical concepts of wealth, riches (they’re different you know) and blessing. I realized that I didn’t know nearly as much about the biblical concepts of money management as I thought I did. So I went through the whole bible and looked up every instance of the words ‘wealth’ ‘blessing’ ‘bless’ ‘rich’ riches’. There were somewhere around 500 when I didn’t include synonyms and 1500 when I did.

Fifteen pages of notes later the overview is done. Read the rest of this entry »

Disney Princess Kind of a Day

3 11 2007

Sans Prince Charming, of course. (Darn it!)

But other than that it was about as Disney Princess-ish as you can get. It started with my two hour nap after the prayer room. Two hours is not quite a hundred years, but we’re approaching the end times and so everything has to be condensed.

Afterward I got suited up to go for my jog. The tide was in, the birds were out and a breeze was wafting lovely fragrances my way. (Occasionally that same breeze came off the bay and stank of seaweed and mud, but you take what you can get.) Read the rest of this entry »