Friday, April 17, 2015

The Day You Probably Never Thought Would Come...

I did though.  I had faith that it day.

Earlier this week, I sent the first four chapters of my book, plus a cover letter and synopsis to Curtis Brown literary agents in Sydney.

I'm so excited and I just can't hide it.

More next week.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The 13th March is Scary

I've noticed a disturbing pattern about the 13th always seems to be a crappy day for me.

13th March 2012
My car broke down in the middle of nowhere and I had to walk 5km to the nearest house, causing me to miss an afternoon of paid work.  Read all about it here.

13th March 2013
It was the day of my first psych appointment to deal with postnatal depression.  My mum and dad were meant to look after Rory for me (who was seven weeks old), but when they arrived, my mum and I got into a huge fight because she didn't like the sleeping bag/swaddle that Rory was wearing.  She ended up storming out and I was left with no babysitter.  Fortunately a lovely lady from my church came to the rescue.  It was just a horrible, horrible day.

13th March 2014
Rory had his skin prick test and we received the devastating news of his food and environmental allergies, and that we would have to rehome my beloved Ebony.  Read all about it here.

13th March 2015
It was stinking hot and my morning sickness was in full swing.  I was so weak and dizzy that I had to ring Duncan to come home for a few hours to look after Rory so I could lie down.  Afterwards I felt a bit better so I got out Rory's paddling pool for him.  He had a splash, then got out of the pool and did diarrhoea on the verandah!

I only noticed this pattern a few weeks ago.  I'm trying not to think about 13th March 2016.  After all, I don't want to will it into being another bad day.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Seven Years is Nothing

Try being married for 50 years!

We went to Busselton on Saturday 14th March to celebrate Duncan's auntie and uncle's 50th wedding anniversary.  It was a great rellie bash and Rory had a ball.

A lot of people should take a leaf out of their book.  Half a century together, in the midst of both sunny and stormy weather, celebrating God's abundant kindness to them.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Wedding 2 2015

This was meant to be Wedding 3 for me, but it ended up being Wedding 2 due to me being unable to attend the wedding of Hannah and JB on the 7th February.

On Saturday 28th February, Duncan's cousin John married Hermione at her dad's very nice house in Cottesloe...right across the road from the beach (I could live there!)

Although I was still feeling quite unwell and had to spend a lot of time sitting down, it was a good chance to catch up with all of Duncan's rellies and let them know our baby news.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Friday Funny

Duncan and I are celebrating seven years of marriage on Sunday.  Hooray!

I think these are hilarious:

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Diary of an Incubator: 15 Weeks

I'm 15 weeks and already entering whale territory.  Since I was asked if I was pregnant when I was six weeks (how rude!) this is not surprising.

Yes, prepare yourself for the return of the belly photos...haha.

Don't you just love my pjs?  I'm all ready for bed.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) by Matt Redman

We started singing this song at my church last year. We have so many reasons to praise the Lord.

The sun comes up, it's a new day dawning.
It's time to sing Your song again.
Whatever may pass, and whatever lies before me,
Let me be singing when the evening comes.

You're rich in love and You're slow to anger,
Your name is great and Your heart is kind.
For all Your goodness I will keep on singing.
Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find.

And on that day when my strength is failing,
The end draws near and my time has come,
Still my soul will sing Your praise unending,
Ten thousand years and then forevermore.

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
O my soul.
Worship His holy name.
Sing like never before,
O my soul.
I'll worship Your holy name.

Yes, I will worship Your name.
Lord, I'll worship Your holy name.

Lyrics from here.