Friday, April 10, 2009

A bus ride and a game of cards

Hi Everyone


Happy Good Friday! Today, thank God, was a much better day. Although I didn't feel particularly spiritual, and I didn''t meditate on Jesus' atoning sacrifice, I was a little more relaxed.

I woke up at 4 am and cleaned the house (so my land lady doesn't have cause to kick me out even earlier than July), spent quality time with my cat and packed.

At 10 am my friend Kate arrived to take me to the bus stop. She and my pastor Dan are also arranging a roster to give food and medication to my beautiful cat Jessie. Thanks Kate and Dan. I am so relieved.

I then got on the bus and proceeded to read a very good book. I won't tell you what it was because I intend reviewing it once I've finished. Stay tuned!

Half way through the bus journey an eleven year old girl sat next to me. She was surprisingly honest and perceptive. She told me she was reading Shakespearean plays in her spare time and could calm her dad down when he was angry.

My mother, brother and sister met me at the bus stop. I had some hot cross buns then mum made a dinner of fish, flat bread and salad.

After dinner we played one of our families favourite card games. It is called '500'. My brother said it is only known in Australia. You play in pairs and you win tricks by going a suit. You are dealt ten cards and you call out how many you think you will win eg six hearts. Six is the lowest you can go.

I was surprised to realise how loud my family are. My mum told me she has a hearing impediment and I think my brother and sister are just used to talking loudly so she can hear them.

The card game was fun and I feel much better now. Thanks to all who prayed.

Please pray that my holidays continue to be relaxing and enjoyable.

God Bless

Amber

13 comments:

  1. Happy Easter to you, too! Hope you do have a good time during your holidays. :-)

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  2. Sounds like the trip was a blessing. :) I'm glad you're doing better!

    Happy Resurrection Weekend! May God continue to bestow His blessings.

    Love in Christ,
    Blire

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  3. You will be in my thoughts and prayers ... and I will light a candle for you.

    Blessings to you and remember Jesus died for all of us.

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  4. I'm glad to know things are shaping up. Sometimes it just helps to get away from everyday routine and go somewhere different. :-)

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  5. Hope things work out for you. Glad to see you like "Narnia"---I've reread the series so many times that I have little "factoids" committed to memory!!! Blessings on your Good Friday, Holy Saturday & Easter!!!

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  6. Sounds like you had a lovely day :)

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  7. Thanks guys for your support and prayers.

    May Easter bring you many blessings.

    God Bless

    Amber

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  8. Thanks for visiting my sites!!! Left you all some info on the uncommon Easter hymn. Here's a bit of trans-Pacific humnor that's buried further in the other site:

    Q: How does an Aussie get a purse away from a crocodile?
    A: Give it a "Yank."

    Have a good one!

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  9. Hope you and your family have a blessed Easter, Amber.

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  10. It's my first time seeing your blog.

    May the Lord strengthen you and use you during your holiday. Find joy in the Lord. He will be enough. (You already know that, of course.)

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  11. Thanks guys for your comments.

    May God Bless you amazingly this Easter.

    Amber

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  12. Ambersun, so glad to learn you are doing much better! This is great. Want to thank you for your encouraging words to me of recent.
    Blessings dear one! Happy Easter!

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  13. Thanks Just Be Real

    Hope you feel better too! Will pop over to your blog soon.

    It is a pleasure to encourage you.

    God Bless

    Amber

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