Saturday, March 31, 2007


Doctrine & Covenants 18:10 "Remember the worth of souls is great in the sight of God"

Ever had an experience that hits you like a truck and makes you realise that Heavenly Father is guiding you on this journey we call life ?

I have felt Heavenly Fathers hand reach down and grasp mine to help me make it back onto the right path - very unexpectedly and through a very unexpected source, someone I am only just getting to know as a friend.

I know that some of you who read this blog, know that I have been on a downer for a whee little bit. I have struggled with myself over some things and really sought for comfort and reassurance from Heavenly Father. There have been many times that I have seemingly picked myself up and got on top of things, but then woken up back down in this terrible abyss of sadness and desperation. I must admit I do not show my emotions that readily to anyone, even kin, so many would not even realise my struggles.

Tonight out of the blue, after a great evening out with friends, and after trampling over some ground from the not too distant past that I have had trouble trampling over, I received an assurance from Heavenly Father again that events that have transpired these last couple of months, were being watched by Him and that the conclusion of these events, were because of his love for me and the guidance and help that he is sending me in this life.

Gosh sorry for that long sentence. I am not a wordsmith by any means, but hope someone might understand the jubilation and euphoria I am feeling right now, knowing that I have a Heavenly Father who loves and understands and wants me to succeed.

It's wonderful.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

a serious conversation - just let me vent

Was talking with a friend tonight.

I'm not a man hater, oh no no no .. I love men .. men ..

We were talking about the apparent dilemma single sisters are faced with in the church, specifically single sisters in their 30's, specifically single sisters in their 30's who have do not have children and who have never been married. It appears to us anyways that those in this bracket are the ones left behind. By being left behind I mean the ones that there seems no hope. The ones that people will look at with a look of pity. You can hear the people whisper "I don't understand she's so nice ... "

I myself maintain that there is a man shortage, on this side of the planet anyways. And when I say there is a man shortage, I mean a shortage of able bodied, righteous, or wanting to be righteous single men in the 30's age bracket. Notice I said there is a shortage - which means there are men there who do fit the bill, but for every man who fits the bill there are probably 10 women who want to be the "bill". A few weeks ago I went on a single adult boat cruise. There were men on that boat yes, but exclude the men over 50 and that left about 5 men, out of the group of 5 one was an 'ex' which left 4, out of the 4 that were left (excluding those men with personal ex wife issues) there was 1 ... seriously 1 .. the boat was listing to one side the whole night as the women tried to vie for his attention ... and I bet you think I am joking, about the boat listing.

Anyways because the men have a monopoly on numbers, a quick observation seems to show the type of women they go for. My intention is not to be critical of other women either, it's just an observation. But it seems that single mums, seem to be more attractive to the men in 'our' age group. I call it the superman vs louis lane syndrome. Let me try to explain. Single women in their 30's who have never been married and do not have kids, are pretty established with themselves and who they are. They have had to fend for themselves and can do things like mow the lawn, change the oil in the car, take the garbage out, etc etc .. they have become quite durable at fending for themselves, and so men feel useless around them, they are unsure what their place is to be in this world, they have no scope to show off their superman outfits to come to the womans aid. Single mums on the other hand have a certain air about them that cries for help. I am being very general here as I know there are plenty of single mums who can fend for themselves too. But from the point of view of a male, a single mother is a great opportunity for him to put on his superman cape and undies and fly into her life to be a superhero. It's quite a dilemma, so much so that one feels the need to become Angelina Jolie and adopt a child for the sake of finding a date. I'm only half joking, I would love to get a date and I would love to have a child. But would rather have the child after dating and marriage, then getting a child first ... errr .. yeah .. duh.

Anyways I found it interesting that this conversation I was having with my friend, was very similar to one I had at work with work buddies. I suddenly realised that it is not a church wide problem, but a worldwide problem, whether mormon or not. One of my work buddies who is my age, has lamented that she can't find a decent guy to go on a date with. I suddenly became aware that if you don't go to a pub (the national pasttime), where are you meant to find a fella ?? She's a really really nice girl, owns a home, a car, has a great job. Yet can't find a fella to take her out. I asked her what criteria her ideal male would be.

a. a job, any job as long as he works, doesn't have to be a career, just a job - a good work ethic
b. no personal baggage
c. brown hair, brown gorgeous eyes, over 5'8 - doesn't spend time looking in the mirror preening oneself.
d. independent (meaning does not live at home with mum who irons clothes, makes bed, does washing, you get the idea)

That was pretty much it. Why is that too hard to find ?

PS I really really really do like men .. :-)

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

what would a pirate blog be without a pirate movie

Can't wait for this movie to come out. The third installment of Pirates of the Carribean.

PS I am putting this here mainly for my benefit so I can view it over and over again.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

I'm conscious of what I do all the time - Elvis

Click it I dare you.

I'm learning to tap dance. Why not eh ! I am an adult, I can do anything.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

camping involves a tent right ?

Camping was fun ! well that's probably because the people I went with were a ton of fun. I met up with a couple of buddies after work on Friday and we drove down to the Coast about an hour away to the campsite. Luckily a few who lived down there got to the campsite early and put up our tent for us. We didn't end up needing my tent, Ian's tent was sufficient.
We camped at the Tallebudgera campsite, which is on a creek that leads straight to the ocean. Unfortunately it is also right next to the Gold Coast Highway and the campsite we were allocated was also right next to the Gold Coast Highway ... noise ... heck yeah .. !

As soon as we got to the campsite we got our things into the tent, then took off to the nearest thai restaurant :-). yummers. They were full and so we just bought take aways, went for a walk on the beach and waited for our orders. As soon as our orders were ready, we took them back to the campsite which had a TV room, locked ourselves in and watched Oceans 12 while eating our yummy thai food. Camping is sooo much fun eh ! At about midnight we went for a midnight stroll around the campsite and the creek/river talked to a few fishermen, gazed at the stars, behind the clouds. It was really lovely.
Not much sleeping went on that night, on account of local traffic noise so we mostly got up early, spent most of the day at the beach and had a really good time and got thoroughly sunburn't. It's lovely to get away from it all, even if it is just down the road.

Pictures.. of course I took pictures .. All of them (except the one of the tent) were taken with my phone, not too shabby eh.
This was the creek/river we camped on the other side of the bridge you can see in the distance.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Camping: The art of getting closer to nature while getting farther away from the nearest cold beverage, hot shower and flush toilet. ~ UKNOWN

I'm going camping on the weekend! with a bunch of buddies .. Should be fun, we are camping at the beach. Anyways I said I would bring the tent as I have a 2 room canvas one that's been gathering mothballs. The great preparer that I am, I decided to put it up this afternoon to see if it still worked. After an hour of scratching my head and trying different methods, I got the tent made ! I had my nieces to help me .. only problem .. we have some poles left .. anyone know what they are for ? QUICK YOU HAVE 12 HOURS TO POST AND TELL ME !

Saturday, March 03, 2007

You've Had A Birthday Shout Hooray !

Guess who's birthday it was on 2nd March.

Born : Perth Amboy New Jersey
Mother : Play Boy Bunny & US Marine
Father : Barber & US Marine
Married : Graceland Chapel, Las Vegas, Nevada - April 29, 1989
Children : 2
Occupation : Singer, Musician, Actor

Do you know who it is ?

We held a birthday party for him at work. We had cupcakes, fairy bread, Diet Coke Spiders, the works !

Happy Birthday Jon !

Did you know that in 2005 he donated $1,000,000.00 to the Angel Network Foundation - founded by Oprah Winfrey ?