Monday, 30 August 2010

Sunday Scribblings "Faith".

This week from my beloved Sunday Scribblings prompt site the prompt word is "Faith". I have decided to tackle this one Meme style.
Faith in future?
Yes I have one, but don't know what it holds.
Faith in friends?
Precious people , but I have more acquaintances than friends, so in true Linda style don't know who I have faith in there. There are a few, but old ones, whom I have moved away from, who know me warts and all and I think they still like me.
Faith in family?
Yeah I guess I do....yeah I do. Have had a shake up here a few years ago that I am not over fully as yet. My children; Love 'em to bits, but I know one day they are going to leave me, as they should of course. I pray they keep coming back and are always there within my existence for ever. Some of my family that I adore are not the ones who spend time with me as they are out living their own lives, like my siblings and cousins etc. I have faith that if I called on them they would be there for me.
Faith in my Car?
I have a cute car. My old car was nearly dead and I have recently replaced her with a new baby. Yes it is a baby. A Honda Jazz. Almost as small as you can get in size. I have faith that she will be reliable for years to come. She better be, I have to keep paying for her for quite a while yet.Lol. She is capable of zipping in and out of the traffic and into tiny parking spots and she is quite economical on fuel too. 6.5 liters/100km.
Faith in the presence of the floor in the morning?
Well I guess it is strong enough to hold me up. My legs though may not be that strong. The floor in the morning when I first put foot on it causes me much pain due to arthritis. Please send me some warm weather soon so it goes away. But. If the floor should fall away from underneath me I guess I know I will survive that too. See I am getting stronger as I write.
Faith in Religion?
My beliefs have taken a battering. I have decided I am here just because I am, not because of a religious figure or idol of some sort. Many of you have read about about this so I am not going to dwell on this subject. I was bought up as an Anglican christian and have learned much of my ideals from there however. Religion is a good thing and .....a bad thing. This stems from individual interpretation of their religions. One of the things that has turned me away is the often heard statement "God is on our side". Bull....t. They go out with god on their side and are excused for killing and conquering, against the teachings of love thy neighbors. Yeah Right.
Faith in the Sunrise?
Yes. Yes. I like this one. Sunrise. A chance to have a new beginning each and every day.
Sunrises, seasons change, years pass, people come and go, and mother earth keeps turning.
I can honestly say I have faith in that.

My week. I started the new house this week. The people seem nice, and it is a very nice house. They must (by my judgment) have had quite good cleaners prior to me as the quality of the cleaning in the house is good. They have a Russian blue cat that I know I am going to love. He follows me around and watches me and sneaks up to give me a cuddle when he gets a chance,very cute.
The aches and pains in my lower back , feet and knees are really annoying. My hand is sore too. I know cleaning work is not good for me, but it will have to do. Things will improve as the weather warms up.
We cleaned a bit more at the offices we were working on recently that were being refurbished. We ran out of time so I am expecting another call back as I wasn't happy with how it was finished off. I was so annoyed though, I just finished detailing the bathrooms and getting them right when more tradesmen came in and made another mess, dirty buggers didn't even bother to flush. So I locked them out. Arrrrgh!
I have finished pruning the roses in my yard. As well as half a dozen or so for the lady next door. Not too many scratches on me, bonus.
This weekend has been a perfect textbook late winter weekend. Sunny and bright, and perfect for staying outside in the sunshine and weeding, trimming, fertilizing, planting, around the yard. I planted several pots full of Shirley poppies in the front yard as well as a pot of rocket out the back. For some reason I haven't had any luck with Shirley poppies each time I have tried them. I do so love their flowers. The old man who lives around the corner near the shops, whose flowers I was admiring, gave me some of his seeds which I planted but they never came up. I have heard that they don't like to be transplanted either , but I guess the seedlings I bought are still worth the try. Lets hope. I have daffodils, jonquils, erica, camellia, a few snow drops, and weeds all in flower at the moment.
Pete and I were thinking about going for a drive up to the snow on Sunday. They have had 2 meters of snow this month and were saying on the radio about how great it was all looking up there. I later heard that they were having a police blitz up there and traffic was gridlocked for 2 hours because of it. So I am glad we changed our minds. We don't ski anyway and would have just been going as sightseers.
My son went out to listen to some bands on Friday night at Erindale and a biker attacked him. He was outside the club having a smoke and the guy accused him of trying to listen in on a conversation he was having, (he wasn't) so decided he would give him a few punches. Nice man eh?. The security people stopped the attack and threw the biker out. My son is O.K. just sore, I am waiting to see if his sore tooth settles down, I hope so.
I finished off a few other projects on the weekend. I made a pattern from a shopping bag that I bought while at The Rocks craft market in Sydney recently and finished off the copy of it. My sister wanted me to do it so I guess she was dropping hints for one for Christmas. Done. It is not as well done as the original I bought, but it is quite good and I made it for about 1/3rd of the price I paid for mine. I also finished a pot I had made and bought home with me last week. I mean literally finished. I spent about 1 &1/2 hours carving it and was nearly finished when I put my finger through it. It is now in tiny pieces in the recycling bucket. Oh well it was a nice idea anyway. My mind is turning towards Christmas presents which I will have to take with me when I go to Q.L.D. later this year for my sister's wedding.
Sorry to anyone who has come for a visit from Sunday Scribblings lately . I know that my link is playing up and not directing you to the correct post. I have tried to fix it but..... I will try again. My apologies.

That's about all.
Love Linda.


gs batty said...

like your thoughts on faith, especially the sun...your link on SS directed me to a july post. wish I could help but at least I know how to get to your site. just feel bad that other people might miss out on your thoughts. have a nice week.

jaerose said...

Hi Linda! Sorry to hear about your son, hope is ok. I loved your heart-warming thoughts about faith..made me feel happy..thanks - and thanks for your visit..sorry it wasn't an easy one! Jae

keiths ramblings said...

So brave to bare your soul like this. I especially enjoyed reading your thoughts on faith in religion. Reading others' profiles I often feel I'm the only person in our blogesphere sitting on the fence!

Lilibeth said...

I just wanted to comment on your comment for "Foul Ball". (I wrote that so long ago it was hard for me to find, but I managed.) First, I'm sorry about your son. That is heartbreaking. Second, I understand. School bullying can be vicious and if a child doesn't talk about it, nobody knows what they are going through. I'm glad he is finally doing better, but wasted years are tragic.

Merle said...

G'Day Linda ~~ Enjoyed your words on Faith. So sorry your son got hit and glad he is OK.
I am fine, floods not too close to me. The Aquamoves swimming pool has been closed for a week, with a few cars stranded there, not sure how long it has been going. It's very nice. My friend at Kialla still can;t get to work, but the main worry now is Echuca on the Murray, and the levee bank at Wangaratta threatens to burst
flooding seriously about 60 homes.
I loved your comments from My Country - "droughts and flooding
rains." It is a favourite of mine.
Your bills sound exorbitant Linda.
Maybe it costs heaps to live in Canberra. Take care, Love, Merle.

spottedwolf said...

My faith stays in those such as yourself, Linny. It is a strong sense that nothing in life will turn you away from practicing 'love'.......not just 'believing' in it.