Saturday, May 14, 2016

University and Reading

Last year I thought I didn't read a single thing for the year, which is not usual I used to be a regular borrower from the library.  This year after writing an essay for uni and having to read scholarly journals, I was happy I finally read a novel.  I did my essay on Christian fiction, I won't say any more until I hand it in again in case I self plagiarise or something.

Corinne Rodrigues

It was very interesting actually evangelical Christian fiction was a big thing in the past, more about that later.  In the process I came across new Christian and gentle read novels, and really got into the first book in the Butternut Creek book series by Jane Myers Perrine.  So I am waiting on book two of this gentle read series.  Like Philip Gulley and Jan Karon it is based on a church community.  But like many recent novels they seem to have new interesting twists. 

I am going to try to do a Literature major with Griffith University through OUA, either that or English Literature with Macquarie.  I think I have passed the first unit on the humanities pathway with Curtin, there are four I have to pass with a grade point average of four, which is pass, harder than you think.  I chose literature because I was choosing literature courses the most in MOOCS which I did as a practise for university.  Or MOOCS chose me as my first was one about Laura Ingalls Wilder, a popular course on that is now starting its third course on the subject. 

This is my first uni textbook and I think some printouts. 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Village Preacher

The Village Preacher

by Oliver Goldsmith
Beside the bed where parting life was laid,
And sorrow, guilt, and pain by turns dismayed,
The reverend champion stood. At his control
Despair and anguish fled the struggling soul;
Comfort came down the trembling wretch to raise,
And his last faltering accents whispered praise.
At church, with meek and unaffected grace,
His looks adorned the venerable place;
Truth from his lips prevailed with double sway,
And fools, who came to scoff, remained to pray.
The service past, around the pious man,
With steady zeal, each honest rustic ran;
Even children followed with endearing wile,
And plucked his gown to share the good man's smile.
His ready smile a parent's warmth expressed —
Their welfare pleased him, and their cares distressed.
To them his heart, his love, his griefs were given,
But all his serious thoughts had rest in heaven.
As some tall cliff that lifts its awful form,
Swells from the vale, and midway leaves the storm,
Though round its breast the rolling clouds are spread,
Eternal sunshine settles on its head.   ~

My friend was saying some things about this poem that I really liked.  clouds are an analogy for the emotions
he always in bliss no matter what the world is doing.....he has empathy though never lets becomes a slave to emotions hence keeps his bliss, happiness

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Aussie Curves

Near the top of my newsfeed on facebook at the moment is a post TS14+ likes a photo.  How exciting for me that they did.  I haven't done many posts on my blog lately, so I am dipping my toe in again with some photos I did for facebook, to show my hair actually, my first experiment with the dye bottle.

photo taken by Jeanie from Inspired Wish,

I am really excited about TS14+.  I was there yesterday I got a pair of jeans the last pair that goes with the tops I am going to show you.  By now they are in the sale category lol.  I have been adding to my wardrobe that has been sadly lacking.  I had seen the shop before and didn't go in I don't think.  It is in Albury.  But I needed a longer top last winter to go under a jumper in case I had to unbutton it, and TS14+ has great length in tops.  I am 5' 11".

During this week I was also lucky enough to see TS14+ in Myer in Belconnen, their display is amazing, definitely worth a look.

I ended up buying a necklace from TS14+ but found I like the necklace and bracelet set from Target which is about $10.

Someone said I think I was a more earthly person not a bling person.  By now my other purchases, the rhubarb top and white skirt are on sale too, and mine is still on layby!  I bought it for Christmas, to wear on Christmas Day.  I wear a black singlet under the top pictured from Myer.  Myer jeans that were a very dark colour, and Diana Ferrari boots.  Since then I have had another style cut from Just Cuts.  Getting there I suppose.  I have not much in my wardrobe and I am trying to use things together for awhile until I get more things, like the black boots and singlet I also used with my winter outfit.  I was lucky enough to get a jacket in the winter as well, on sale, same with the boots from Fieldswoman from Myer. 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

How the year is panning out

I'm sorry to those with links to my blog, that have have been redirected.  A hacker put some code in one of the layout boxes in the recent comments, all better now, thanks to a fellow blogger Joyce.

In April my kids moved house.  This photo is of my eldest daughter on the day of a job interview from May.  She was looking to quit uni at the time, and had a big think about what kind of work she wanted to do.  She decided on Aged Care, and actually got the job that same day.  Things are going well for her.  It is challenging, but despite the cold weather and very early mornings where she lives she is doing well. 

She has been home since, fairly recently.  I got her off the bus, then we drove to the regional centre.  Last night she had an hour on facebook video chat for the first time.  She has fun with her brothers and is gradually changing her hobbies and things. 

I haven't seen their new flat at all.  I plan to go there at Halloween for a concert with my daughter.  My eldest son invited me to dinner out, and at the same time my daughter thought of the same thing, so we are doing lunch.