Thursday, August 31, 2006
If you could meet and have a deep conversation with any five people on earth, living or dead, from any time period, who would they be?
(Explaining why is optional.) Name five people from each of the following categories: saints, those in the process of being canonized, heroes from your native country, authors/writers, celebrities.
1) St. Catherine of Siena
2) St. John the Baptist
3) St. Anthony
4) St. Francis of Asissi
5) St. Agnes (only 5? What about St.Peter, St.Therese, St.Anne???)
Those in the Process of Being Canonized
1) John Paul II
2) Pius XII
3) Blessed Mother Teresa (like you would'nt have guessed)
4) Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati
Heroes From Your Native Country
1) Ned Kelly
2) Captain James Cook
3) Henry Lawson
4) Banjo Patterson
5) Jack Lang
1) Pope Benedict XVI
3) William Shakespeare
4) Mark Twain
5) John Paul II
1) Grace Kelly
2) James Cazviel
3) Matt Dillon
4) Audrey Hepburn
5) Sophia Loren
I don't want to tag anyone specifically, so if you want to do it, you're tagged.
So while I had little time I tried to visit as much as I could. I have been to these places before but it was nice to go back.
The Australian Museum was great, I got to pet a snake! This is the 3rd snake now and I don't have a great love for them but it was neat. Although, I would freak out if I saw one out on the loose!
I spent some time at St.Mary's Cathedral it's so beautiful and although being in the heart of the city, it's so peaceful.
I did manage to grab some great food at The Chinta Ria
Then it was time to fly home, I spent the night in Melbourne and now i'm back.
When I got home my cat was no where in sight, I have been missin gher and thought she wasn't comming home, but thankfully she showed up this morning! It's always good to come home after long travel, now I just have to get back into some sort of routine.
Anyway, Here are some photos!
Above: The view of Sydney from a ferry ride we took.
Below: There was this nice bust of John Paul II in St.Mary Cathedral.
Below: The free things in the world are so beautiful! Here are some blossoms on the ground from Hyde Park. (Yes I got some time to sit and admire the park for a while)
Below: more Hyde Park
Thursday, August 24, 2006
It's in the sky
Cloud appreciation society
I love nature, I love the sky, so therefore, I love clouds. There are some awesome pictures and 'look alike' pictures too.
Here is a heart look alike by one of the photographers.
Blogger seems to be coping with picture posting right now. Good!
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Links of interest
Church gets ransom demand for priest
Hat tip to Argent for the above links
4HisChurch has posted about
St.Rose of Lima who's icon is pictured below.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
I love music
So I took the music quiz!
|Your Taste in Music:|
90's Alternative: High Influence
80's Alternative: Medium Influence
80's Rock: Medium Influence
90's Rock: Medium Influence
Adult Alternative: Medium Influence
Jaime Derman's cross
What gets to me about this story is that her school rules are the same school rules my daughter has at her Christian school. The rule is that you can wear no visible jewelry whatsoever! Unless of course it is not visible, so some girls or boys can wear a longer chain so it doesn't show.
I wonder why Jaime Derman does not just wear a longer chain. After all, Jesus does teach us to obey law and rules right? She should be obeying her school rules, and make the necklace less visible. In the picture I saw of her, it almost looked like a choker.
I do know that items of sentimental value are important and so is ones faith, and I do admire her stand for her love of Christ, that is so strong, it's great to see. However, the chain should not be visible over her uniform.
Monday, August 21, 2006
Here are some of my rants and facts
I'll start with wine,
Q: Why is red wine a good anti-oxidant, but not white wine?
A: Because red wine is made using the skin and seeds of the grape and that is where all the goodness is.
(or just eat the grape)
More than 2 glasses of wine per day is bad for you, sorry wine lovers.
Drinking red wine might help you live longer as well. How do we know? Italian scientists fed fish resveratrol and found the little swimmers lived up to 60 percent longer.
As a tea lover I have to include tea!
Tea tasting, is simmilar to wine tasting, visual, smell, taste and touch.
Examining the dry leaves. you can press some dry leaves in your hand. Most fresh teas are a lit springier and do not crumble as much as older teas.
Look for fibres, dust or stalks and note the leaf size.
The last fact is that my cat is cute.
One more thing, today on the Catholic calendar is the feast of
The Queenship of Mary this queenship has some biblical roots too. Happy feast day.
Friday, August 18, 2006
I have been out taking photos of all the pretty blossoms and plants that are in bloom. For some reason blogger will only let me post this one, which isn't the one I wanted to show but it will have to do for now. What's up with blogger and photos lately?
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
What do you dread about the holiday season?
Spending too much money
List 3 things you never tire of doing:
Being with loved ones
What are some things from your childhood that you wish all children could have or experience?
A close knit loving family
Being taught about God's love
Excitement over getting a new toy
My childs love for animals
What did you want to be when you grew up?
An acrobat or animal trainer for my very own circus
What are some things that people are always surprised to find out about you?
I went to acting school
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
I totally think he is right when it comes to what makes us feel loved.
Love languages can be learned for couples, families, singles and everyone. I know that when I lack in my love language I get really sad. Mine is words of affirmation, I know it because without it I don't feel liked/loved depending on who isn't using it.
The website also has a quiz you can take which is pretty neat.
I'm like Mark Twain who said “I can live for two months on a good compliment.” here here!
You should really take a look at it, I'm just too impressed!
Monday, August 14, 2006
My random post.
August seems to be full of birthdays, 3 of my cousins and my mum seem to have birthdays so close together, so buying presents in august seems to be like a mini Christmas present rush.
Today is the Feast of the Assumption in Australia, I love the Church calendar, it's like a year of family events where we celebrate days to remember one another. Also it's the feast day of St.Maximillian Kolbe on the 14th.
That's all from me today i'm off to check out which book to add to my wishlist.
One lesson that I have learned this month is to keep doing good things even when no one notices anything you do, God sees it.
Sunday, August 13, 2006
San Damiano Cross
The San Damiano cross, is also known as the Cross of St.Francis
more : about this cross
Thursday, August 10, 2006
The Airline Terror Plot
Airline Terror Plot that was planned by a group of terrorists to simultaneously blow up 10 or so, aircrafts bound for the USA.
I have read stories about so many travellers plans being destroyed because of delays and what not. It's hard not to be mad as hell, but it's easy to thank God and the smart Police and security operators who have stopped what could have been a mass murder in the skies.
I'm glad that most of them were caught and pray that the other 10 (or how many others) be caught too.
I was reading here that this could have been the next "big one" since the attack in New York on September 11th. They way it's worded is true yes but so scary, of what "could have been".
Those of you who said travel prayers for your loved ones that day must have been so grateful that the plot never eventuated.
Would this scare stop you from flying? For me.... no, I am going to fly when I need to.
Here is a good overview from
American Papist .
Thank you God for the safe ending.
Two nights ago I bumped into "S" (i'll just call him S) who I had not spoken to for around a year now, he proceeded to talk to me about his "AA" meetings. I was really shocked that someone his age (21yo) could have fallen into this. Unfortunately you never recover, but must strive to keep the addiction under control. So i'm saddened by his news, but know some one who has kept it under control for years, so with willpower and some prayer i'm sure he will get through it.
Alcohol seems to be such a huge problem. By no means am I saying that drinking is wrong, I have the occaisional drink too, but know when to stop and don't crave a drink. So when does it become a problem? How much is too much? I have no idea.
Friday, August 04, 2006
Mother Teresa quotes
"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies."
"Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater developments and greater riches and so on, so that children have very little time for their parents. Parents have very little time for each other, and in the home begins the disruption of peace of the world."
"Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. " (how sweet is that?)
"I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world."
"I try to give to the poor people for love what the rich could get for money. No, I wouldn't touch a leper for a thousand pounds; yet I willingly cure him for the love of God. "
"Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work."
"We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls. "
This last one, as short as it is, taught me alot about finding God. I hope you like these.
Ok ok, now totally unrelated to this post I have to send out a CONGRATULATIONS to "4HisChurch" who is now Married !!!! After having a husband for 22 years of course. Does that sound confusing? You have to read her post to know what i'm talking about. =)
Thursday, August 03, 2006
Me as Bert
|You Are Bert|
Extremely serious and a little eccentric, people find you loveable - even if you don't love them!
You are usually feeling: Logical - you rarely let your emotions rule you
You are famous for: Being smart, a total neat freak, and maybe just a little evil
How you life your life: With passion, even if your odd passions (like bottle caps and pigeons) are baffling to others