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    My Daybook: 10th June, 2016

    Outside my window… the world it is in total darkness, I’m up very early carving a moment to write I am thankful… for the heavy deluge of rain on the weekend.  All three tanks are full, our dams are overflowing and there are patches of green grass.  Unfortunately many other towns and cities throughout our nation are flooded I am thinking… about my weekend away. I attended a Conference with great anticipation but sadly came away disappointed, which is a shame as I appreciate how much work and love the organisers poured into it. Upon reflection I realised I went with expectations. Expectations of refreshment, practical brainstorming and time to…

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    My Daybook: 10th May, 2016

    Outside my window… there is the most glorious sunrise, I’ve just spent several moments outside trying to capture the colours, I’ll try again tomorrow with the tripod I am thankful… so extremely thankful for my talented husband who has just finished creating the most incredible home library a book loving girl could have 🙂 Several times throughout the day I wander in just to gaze in amazement and appreciation, I’m blessed, so blessed I am thinking… about our eldest son’s birthday this week, he is turning twenty-one, where have the years gone!!! Excited as he’s talking about a visit home sometime this month, as we spent Christmas with our lads…

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    My Daybook: 14th April, 2016

    Outside my window… it’s early morning, I love the soft light of the morning. Outside my window I see a mob of kangaroos grazing nearby, closer to the house chooks free range searching for bugs, swimming on the pool are several wild ducks, we’re having a running battle with the ducks to keep them off and the pool clean I am thankful… for the generosity of a sweet family friend who gifted us this week with ten patchwork quilts, yes ten!!!  A king sized one! a double, several singles and a cot quilt. Thousands of hours of love, effort and expense invested in these quilts, we’re rather stunned and honoured to receive…

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    My Daybook: 18th March, 2016

    Outside my window… all is dark, I’m up early, writing in the quiet before the children arise, my productive writing time I am thankful… that our oldest lad has received a fantastic job offer, software trouble shooting, he begins Monday. Praise Be to the Lord! Solving problems and helping people is his forte and it appears the skills learnt in his various casual jobs over the years will assist him. The interview process included logic puzzles, advanced versions of “a man is in a room with no window, no door and only a table, how does he get out?” playing at these riddles are part of our family culture, greatly enjoyed…

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    My Daybook: February 17th, 2016

    Outside my window… the paddocks and skyline are covered by a smoke haze, the smell of smoke is strong, fires are burning on the distant mountains. We are in the fire ban season, fires are always a concern at this time of the year     I am thankful… for my husband, our children, our families, our friends, our lifestyle, always thankful I never take my blessings for granted I am thinking… about what an all encompassing responsibility parenting is, when I ponder on the trust He has placed in us to nurture and guide our precious ones I’m rather daunted Learning all the time… we’re well into the swing of the new school year…

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    My Daybook: January 13th, 2016

    Outside my window… early morning here, I love the softness and the quietness of early mornings before the children are awake. Through trial and error I’ve discovered early mornings are my most productive time to write, I can achieve so much in that window of scheduled writing.  I need to log on and not be distracted by emails, blog reading or facebook. I pre-plan posts and then just write, a disciplined approach is so productive for me   Talking logging on, I’ve returned to continue writing my Daybook post to discover PC has been writing for me!  It was all ‘tongue in cheek’ but I’m going to leave some of his…

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    My Daybook: December 4th, 2015

    Outside my window… the sun is shining, whilst we are still experiencing hot days, they are not quite as intense as the 40C/104F days of the roofing week I am thankful… that we didn’t lose our half complete roof in the storm Wednesday night, we were worried, I really believe God moved the winds away, giving thanks! Storms at a city north of here caused the roof of the maternity ward at the hospital to collapse, trapping 22 adults and 5 babies!! I am thinking… was moving to wordpress a good idea? I seem to have lost all my readers, or rather all my commentators, my community. I feel as…

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    My Daybook: November 7th, 2015

    Outside my window… it looks promising for a sunny day, this week though we’ve had a number of days teaming with rain. Just as well we are not roofing at present after all   I am thankful… for the safe and mostly trouble free arrival of our friend’s baby.  She had a rough time with her first baby post-delivery and was quite scared this time.  Praying that this birth and babymoon is a healing time for her I am thinking… about joining the periscope craze.  I’m not normally one to willingly open yet another social media account however periscope had me immediately keen as, well it’s all about talking and that’s…