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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Currently I am....


I always find these kinds of posts the best to start with when I have been missing from the world of blogging for a while.


Reading:  I started reading "The girl on the train" by Paula Hawkins when we went to Katberg for the weekend two weeks ago and finished it during this week.  I love reading and have way to little time for it these days.


Recent getaway:  Two weeks ago Kobus and I went to Katberg for the weekend.  This was our honeymoon destination 37 years ago and our first visit since.  (I will do a further post on this later next week)

Laughing at:  My grandchildren is a constant source of laughter to us. I love them to bits.  They make our lives just so much happier.


Swooning over:  My newly refurbished home.  I took before and after pics but I really don't know whether anybody would be interested anyway.
Planning:  To just breathe deeply and find time to create and blog again.  These past few months were hectic.  We have started with the Precept study of Revelation.  There is never a dull moment at the Mission and each day brings it's problems and joys.  For the past three weeks my home was upside down with painters, builders, tilers and ONE BIG MESS.  I am enjoying the results and the bug has bitten me.  I plan to just continue and give my guest room, Bianca's room and my study a make over too.

Eating lots of:  Comfort food.  Soups, curries and stews.  We have had miserable weather for the past two weeks which have been grey and very wet.  I am so over the winter...wishing to feel the sun on my skin.
Feeling: Mostly happy and content...I realise just how precious each moment is.  I want to make the most of each day and capture the moments before they slip away forever.

Discovering:  That it isn't THAT bad to join my husband for a round of golf.  While we were at the Katberg resort I joined him and drove the cart while he played.

Thinking about:  Lately I have been thinking a lot about life.  I don't know if it is because we are doing Revelation or whether it is some other reason.  I think on the shortness of life and the magnitude of eternity.  I want to know that I made a difference...and that my life counted for something.

So there it is.
What are you planning to do with your one wild and precious life?

32 comments:

  1. hmmmmm Renovation and Revelation..... the NEW is put on in your home and in your life and the old is thrown off it seems literally Jesus makes EVERYTHING new!.... can't help but make the connection!! Lynette - dit lyk amazing en ek is sooo bly dit gaan goed met jou! Jy lyk relaxed - ek weet dit was 'n moeilike tyd - maar ek is seker die 2nd Honeymoon het gehelp! ek beplan ook om net saam met my man NIKS te doen terwyl hy sy iets doen een van die dae. Mis jou! xxxxx

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    1. Die studie van Openbaring is 'n groot seen in ons lewens op die oomblik. Die eerste deel was net Jesus se briewe aan die kerke en in elke kerk herken jy so bietjie van jou eie lewe. Baie selfondersoek. Ek mis jou ook xxx

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  2. You have such a gorgeous design aesthetic - as your home proves! I'm swooning over that too! Drooling is more like it. Loved reading through all of this. :)

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  3. Oh, about the repairs we say, "it is impossible to finish the repair, you can just stop"
    Very beautiful views of the room! charming vase with wild animals)))
    Of course, the grandchildren - it's a great source of joy in our lives!

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  4. I enjoy these types of posts very much . . . and count me among the many who would enjoy before and after pictures of the decor. Just a few more weeks and Bible study around here will start up again. I miss it - but I'm glad we didn't try to continue during the hectic summer months. Also thankful are not tackling Revelations - that's a tough one. I think we are doing 1, 2 & 3rd John.

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    1. I will do a post on the revamp soon. Revelation is daunting but an amazing blessing as we apply what we learn to our lives xx

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  5. I enjoyed reading your post today (well, I always do!) I love your refurbished home! So where is the 'before' photo then?
    Katberg looks heavenly. What a beautiful country you live in.
    Revelation is my favorite book. Ch1:3 says 'Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart wht is written in it, because the time is near.'
    Be blessed!
    Lisca

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    1. Yes our country is beautiful. You would enjoy travelling it with a camper. Yes Revelation is the only book of the Bible that promises a blessing for those who read, hear and heed the words written in it. Be blessed my friend xx

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  6. Of course we want to see the before and after. Though if the after sneak peak is any thing to go by it is definitely stunning. Thigh you must be the only person I know who wants to do more renovation after they finished one. I'm guessing you had a good builder.


    Wow!! That must have been amazing visiting a place 37 years later I'm sure it was very different.

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    1. Not much building done, but lots of woodwork, plastering of face brick interior walls, painting and tiling. The balance to be done would be superficial, a lick of paint, some rearranging and modernising. Will show and tell soon. Katberg was a major letdown after 37 years...more about that later too xx

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  7. Popping in before I go out with my BFF.... Yes, pleeeeease! Renovation piccies are THE BESt! A whole renovation post or even two will suit me just fine!!!!! Looks like you've been way busy in a GOOD way:) great post idea this one. Really enjoyed the 'doing now' format. Fave photo? Your laughing lad!!!!

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    1. I have a whole range of photos of my laughing lad. It would make for an awesome 2pager.

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  8. Cool post, I have been concentrating on the 3 albums requested by my aunt and put everything aside for a while, I might do one of these post too, it is fun.
    I once tagged along when my husband played golf too, nice to get out to the golf course once in a while even though I don't golf.

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  9. Chiming in with all the rest .... Must see Reno photos!!! Your style looks amazing. We just returned from a fast trip to Colorado to see my brother and his family. My youngest niece got married. Seeing the mountains was so good for my soul along with family belly laughs. I'm thankful God gave me this time of refreshment.

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    1. Family marriages and the reunions that go along with that is just the best. Add the mountains and life just become perfect xx

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  10. Wonderful post Lynette! Love all the photos! Safe travels :) Enjoy life!

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  11. It was really nice to take a peek into what you have been doing Lynette, love your photos. I would LOVE to see before and after photos too. Have a good week!

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    1. Gill, it is so good to have you visit my blog again. Have a wonderful week.

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  12. I enjoyed this post, with all the busyness in your life. and as usual the photo's. Your house looks beautiful, well done for renovating in winter, when all I want to do is hibernate. Hope the week ahead brings moments of sunshine for your soul and enough to warm you. xx

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    1. We had a beautiful sunny day today and headed down to the beach with our children and grandchildren for hamburgersand a walk on the beach. We sat in the sun like dassies...so good for my soul xx

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  13. Always enjoy the thought provoking posts you put on your blog.. Probably not a good day to comment as I have had a very difficult day with my faithful little dog dying last night.. Just feel so sad, She was so loyal and now I really treasure all those moments that I have in my mind... She sure made a difference to my life.. I do hope my life makes a difference to the world around me too.. Lovely photos... I hope you have a good week ahead....

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    1. Oh my dear sister in Christ...I am so sorry for your loss. Treasure those memories of the good times you had with her. Xx

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  14. Thanks for your wonderful update post!
    > Katberg looks amazing ... it would be interesting to see what it looked like 37 years ago and the changes they have made.
    > Your grand kids are gorgeous!
    > Would love to see some before photos ... the after looks gorgeous.
    > Revelations is a real challenge however I hope it blesses you and K more each day.

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    1. I will do a post on Katberg later this week...it was a disappointment going back after all these years.

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  15. Loved seeing all the photos!!! Your home looks AMAZING!!!!

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  16. A fun post to read! I read The Girl on the Train a few months back. Keeps you guessing. Love your home photos and would totally love to see before and after pictures. Rob has just started painting our house yesterday and I am so excited. I too find myself thinking more about life. I think it comes with age. I'm realizing that the road isn't quite as long as it used to be. When did I get old!? LOL

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    1. But we aren't old. I still feel the same as 20 years ago. A change of scenery in your home is always good as we tend to become blind to things around us when we live with it for long enough.

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  17. Such a great life adventures you're having Lynette! I've always enjoyed reading your post and looking at the beautiful pictures you've taken.

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  18. Good to be in a good place! Love the make-over!

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  19. Love love the lighter whiter casa de Jacobs. Its beautiful! And I adore these type of posts. Girl on the train is in my to read list

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  20. Loving your photo's girl and they sure are evidence of your full and colourful life! I have also lately being thinking about the shortness of this physical life....I am really trying to savour each day and everyday moments...because I don't want them to just pass by and I have nothing to show for them. I am determined to take more photo's and find more of a balance, between all things...so that everything aspect gets its due and needed attention! A tall ask....but it's a work in progress! ;-)

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  21. Great post! I only ever read magazines because if ai start a book I have to stop everything for a few days to read it cover to cover. No self control LOL

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