"Worrying about tomorrow means that you are missing some of today" Corey Allan of Simple Marriage

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Day 1 of blog challenge

Introduction:-  I am 39 and 1 week old.  I live in New Zealand and was born in Central Hawke's Bay.  I grew up in Waikato, and have since lived in Wellington, Queenstown, Hawke's Bay, Christchurch, Auckland and am now in Taranaki, so I have pretty much covered most of New Zealand (it's a small country so not hard).  I do not have any children, but would desperately love some 1, 2, 8, I don't care.  I hope and pray that we will be blessed with children sooner rather than later.  I live with my partner TJL and we have 1 dog, 5 chickens, 170 odd cows, and 38 calves.

Recent picture:-  TJL and myself.

15 Interesting facts:-

1.  I was raised atheist and I have never been to church aside from a couple of weddings and a few funerals.  Since God found me I have not yet been brave enough to attend a church service, but I will!

2  Due to number 1 I never thought that I would be religious, never ever!  It is also why I live with my partner and we are not married.  God found me after the moving in fact, which is a bit confusing for me. I also have not told my parents or sister yet, not that I think they would care particularly (ie they won't disown me, they do care about me ... lol)

3.  I was super skinny as a child and could eat anything I wanted, so this overweight thing sux!  

4.  I am divorced from my 1st (and only) husband.

5.  I love animals more than I love people.

6.  I always dreamed of being married to a farmer and having the job of 'farmers wife' (hasn't happened yet, at least I have found my farmer though!)

7.  I prefer utes to cars, and I prefer stick-shifts to automatics

8.  I love to tramp/hike and LOVE the fact NZ does not have any dangerous wildlife (aside from Magpies in their mating season).  

9.  I don't drink alcohol.  I have done in the past, but have not had any for maybe 10 years (aside from 1 blowout when I left my husband and Auckland).

10.  I am a country girl and will never life in a city/town again, if I can help it.

11. So far I have only travelled to Australia (Gold Coast), Bali and Fiji.  Bali was my favourite.

12.  3 year olds are at my favourite age.  They totally crack me up, and love to stick out their tongues for pictures before giving you the best ever genuine laugh.

13.  I have always thought I was ugly, multiply that by 100 now I am also overweight

14.  I love junk food and I am a bit of a TV addict, even though I don't want to love either.

15.  I have a tatto of Thomas Vanderham on my ankle


Julie said...

O.K...first off missy...you are anything BUT ugly. I think you are very pretty. But I guess we are our own worst critics.

I find your story of how GOd found YOU fascinating. Let me know what you think when you "try" church. There are definitely good ones and bad ones. I'd hate for that to turn you off. Remember...Jesus wasn't pushing a "religion". In fact He chastised the pharisees (the religious leaders) on many occasions. He's all about your relationship with Him and others. Love God...Love others!! I'd say that's pretty simple. But we christians like to "make" it a lot more difficult!

Thanks for being so honest. It was fun to read these things about you!!

Bobbi said...

Yay! Glad to see you're doing this with me. :) Nice to get to know you better.

Skip'sMKGirl said...

so fun to be able to 'get to know you.' New Zealand? I'd love to get to visit one day! How exciting to know you are a sister in Christ. I pray you find a fellowship of believers soon. Sometimes there are great small groups that meet who may not have a formal church building.