Winding Down with Naomi

Hmm...what is this all about, really? It's me jotting down ideas about things that go on in my life, and some occassional pictures of things I've seen and done.

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Location: Ontario, Canada

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Did I see that right? I have a follower, or at least this blog does. (That excites me!)

Simple things...

Life has been busy lately. I've been working more (am in a slightly busier part right now), and running around more...and getting wet in the rain more. (It's not snow...that's a good thing!)

I made it home safely from Peter's place. The peep wars are still the talk of the town...or not. Are they online yet? Hmm...I'll have to go and find out! Doesn't look like it, yet!

I get to go on vacation in just over a week. Whew...I'm excited and relieved. Almost all set too- though I haven't booked the second rental car yet. I first fly to visit Kelly and Alex and toddler k, (baby k2 has yet to make an appearance) , then I fly to Ontario- to visit A LOT of people, and meet my brother-in-law to be. I'm rather excited about that too. I hear he's a decent chap. ;)

I keep the stack of books to read for pleasure growing, though I hope to make a dent in it while on vacation!!

I think I'm now off to sleep- have to get up early tomorrow!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Blessed Easter!

Christ is Risen!
He is Risen Indeed! Alleluia!


we had a lot of good eats today. There was a brunch after church and we went to members of Peter's church for fun and more food.

We had an Easter egg hunt, set up for us by the kids. Peter and I battled it out. I won. It will take me a LONG time to get through all of that candy.

We set up an Easter egg hunt for the took a while, but I think we did a good job. Then later there were Peep wars. They puff up in the microwave...quite amusing to watch.

Thank you all for your wonderful Easter wishes, and all the candy and food and fun! God's blessings to you all!

Saturday, April 11, 2009


Currently I am sitting at my brother's computer, chatting online with my sister Rebecca (waves) and enjoying Easter weekend.

People here in town speak English. It's a nice change!

We drove around town today. Peter bought stuff. Some of it was cool! Others were just functional.
We also played minigolf in the dark. I glowed. My pants glowed. My teeth glowed. It was a good game. Peter won, obviously.

Ham can be heavy if you're carrying it 40 blocks.

It rains when I visit Peter. There was hail today too.

Tomorrow is Easter. I will start this now...

Christ is risen!!!

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Ah, April fools

No jokes really from yesterday- though I heard of some fun ones, including a statement that town/city council had agreed to change ALL street names.

Yesterday started out like any first of April should- with me scrapping the frost (thick frost) off of my car. You know it's spring when you get to scrape of bird droppings as well as frost.

Work was ok- I was watching co-workers confuse each other, on purpose, but without using the April Fools claim! Then when driving to another location for my afternoon's work I had another car bump my back bumper- good thing it did it's job. No harm to either Atreyu or the other more fancy car. It was very slow speed, low impact bump, but shocking, nonetheless. I had been doing a minor detour because someone decided it was a good idea to park in front of the entrance to the parking garage. The gentleman wished me a happy April Fools and noted that we were blessed to not have any big damage. He was very right. I'm so very blessed!

At Lenten service last night the reading included ' "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?"-which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" ' Mark 15:34b (NIV). It stuck me last night that God forsook him for ME, for YOU; that Jesus was willing to give himself up as the perfect sacrifice for my sin and yours, forsaken by His Father. What amazing love God has for us!

That was a much better focus for yesterday- April the first (we are foolish indeed if we think we can gain God's favour on our own!). I continue to look forward to the celebration of Christ's victory over sin, death and the devil at Easter.