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Saturday, November 25, 2006

Birthday meme

The gorgeous Antonia has tagged me with this meme!

The Rules:
1) Go to Wikipedia
2) In the search box, type your birth month and day but not the year.
3) List three events that happened on your birthday
4) List two important birthdays and one death
5) One holiday or observance (if any)

Here are my answers:

Three events that happened on my birthday are:
1) 1964 The opening of the third period of the Second Vatican Council
2) 1975 - The first American saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton, is canonized by Pope Paul VI.
3) 1984- Joe Kittinger becomes the first person to fly a hot air balloon alone across the Atlantic Ocean.

Two important birthdays and one death:
1) 1543- Claudio Aquaviva, Italian Jesuit
2) 1972- David Bell, Baseball player
1901- William McKinley, 25th President of the United States

Holiday or observance (if any)
Roman Catholic Church - Triumph of the Cross

I thought that was a neat meme. If you would like to do it you are tagged, i'd be interested in your answers.

PS!!! I'll be in Melbourne for a few days getting wedding and bridesmaid dresses for final fittings, so til then have a great week and happy Christ the King sunday!!
posted by Grace B at 5:21 PM 15 comments

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

What part of Thanksgiving are you?

Oh please, stuffing? I was hoping something wildly exotic would turn out.
Oh well that's me, the stuffing. Happy thanksgiving on thursday, we don't have thanksgiving in Australia, but I do love that American stuffing, especially if Jonathans grandmother makes it.

You Are The Stuffing

You're complicated and complex, yet all your pieces fit together.
People miss you if you're gone - but they're not sure why.

What Part of Thanksgiving Are You?
posted by Grace B at 10:53 PM 15 comments

Monday, November 20, 2006

Illegal abortion Dr. Avoids jail

I find it appalling that Dr.Suman Sood, only got a 2 year good behavior bond for illegally giving abortion drugs to a woman at 23 weeks of her pregnancy!
Soon after the woman took the drugs given to her by Dr.Sood, she delivered a baby boy in a toilet bowl. Therefore Dr.Sood was charged with manslaughter,(later aquitted) but the judge (Justice Carolyn Simpson) decided that because of the publicity surrounding the case, this was enough to drive the legal obligations home to other doctors and that 2 years good behaviou bond as punnishement was suffice.
I think it sends out the opposite message to doctors.
The punishment for this crime is normally a 10 year jail sentence, and Dr.Sood got a slap on the hand for it.
The baby boy died 5 hours after birth because his lungs were still underdeveloped so it was what we could call, mission accomplished.
How can people have so little regard for the unborn?
No wonder Dr.Sood was smiling when she left court, you can read the news story here
posted by Grace B at 3:11 PM 6 comments

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Fatherly love

How deep can one fathers love be? Someone just sent me this and I found it to be so beautiful. It says a lot about the power, strength and depth of love.

The father and son team in the video are Dick and Rick Hoyt (yes they rhyme lol) if you want to know more about them click here: Team Hoyt

"It’s been a story of exclusion ever since he was born. When he was eight months old the doctors told us we should just put him away — he’d be a vegetable all his life, that sort of thing. Well those doctors are not alive any more, but I would like them to be able to see Rick now." ~ Dick Hoyt
posted by Grace B at 7:20 PM 18 comments

Monday, November 13, 2006

A mixed post

I can't tell you how animal cruelty makes my skin crawl. Recently police found a kangaroo had been bashed and left in an abandoned car. A vet was called and the animal was then sedated and taken for treatment, suffering head wounds, a broken foot and broken ribs.
Most animals are defenseless against a human, the ones that are not so defenseless are not touched, but smaller ones like cats, dogs and like, can be targeted by cowards who know that there is no competition when it comes to harming another living being.
*update: Since writing this post, I heard that the kangaroo has now been put down. Who can fathom such cruelty? It's sick.

Now for a different thing alltogether!

This "deer with the jackolantern" made news in Australia from the U.S. It was a cute sight but i'm glad that eventually the jackolantern was removed from the animals head, allowing it to eat and drink, finally!
It sure makes an interesting picture. Perhaps it had a sweet tooth!

So here is a youtube video that I was asked to view. The person who made it asked me what I thought, I thought "AMEN!" it's very well done.
posted by Grace B at 2:04 PM 13 comments

Friday, November 10, 2006

Belinda Emmett dies at 32

Naturally it was sad to hear that Australian actress
Belinda Emmett lost her battle with cancer at 32 years of age. I remember a few years ago, hearing how she had overcome breast cancer, but then it returned and was diagnosed as bone cancer. But she dealt with it so well.
I love this picture of Belinda and her husband Rove on their wedding day, she looks so happy.

Let us pray O Lord,
the Creator, and Redeemer,
of all the faithful, grant to the souls
of your faithful departed, the remission of
all their sins.
By the supplications of Your Church, may they
obtain the pardon that they have always desired
from Your mercy, who live forever and ever

posted by Grace B at 10:30 PM 9 comments

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

2006 Elections

As I try to learn more about American politics, I end up with a headache, but that's always the case with politics in general.
I do particularly like an article by Jeff Mirus:
Lessons of the 2006 Elections

I also like Jonathans take on What's a conservative to do? .
I'm very concerned about what this is going to mean for the Pro-life stance and the awareness life being precious from the moment of conception. Among other issues.
Anyway, enough about politics.
posted by Grace B at 9:17 PM 13 comments

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Candle making

I don't know where I'm going to find the time, but I really want to attempt candle making. I have finally found a great starting place which is this great site called
Candletech. I think it would be a nice distraction from every day things.
Right now I'm swamped with everything else, like trying to decide where to begin with moving out of my house, selling lots of furniture and other unwanted things, then living at my mothers house, before I leave for the U.S. I also hope and pray for good tenants, I'm going to find a good real estate agency who "should" be able to look after that. Also, pray for Antonia and Chris to find their new place to live soon!
Also, today is the feast of
All Souls it's certainly busy in the Church calendar this month!!! Before being interested in the Church calendar I never bothered to find out about these days which sounded boring to me at the time, but they are far from it, there is so much to discover about where and why these feast days are celebrated and remembered.
posted by Grace B at 2:45 PM 17 comments