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One more sleep....Thailand here we come

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Oh my goodness. It is around 6.15 pm on Sunday evening 15 April.

Today we had an amazing church service and had a young girl come who now wants to be baptised and hoped to get her children back in the next couple of weeks. That is what our church is about - social justice - nurturing the lost and lonely. We didn't ask questions, only took on board what she told us. She is just 24. A beautiful girl. I think she found God's love for her today.

We had the priest preside today who did the workshop yesterday. We don't have a full time priest. We rely on 'friends of the parish' who we pay each time they come. It is amazing. Everyone loves coming to our church to preach. The Bishop would like to to 'bottle what we have' LOL. We are an Anglican church in a low socio economic area. There are 5 of us (I am one of them) who are the Ministry Support Team. I can say we are amazing! God works through us and we all know He supports us!

Ok ... end of sermon! emoticon emoticon

So today I have come home after church, where I finished off some Treasurer's things (yes you guessed it, I am also Treasurer). I forgot to go and see mum, so I stayed home and packed my bag, sent an email off to the aged care facility where she lives to give phone number for my 3 children who will be in Aus while our eldest and family and us go to Thailand.

I then went down to see Mum. Dementia/Alzheimer's is a horrible disease. Yet today mum was quite lucid. She knows I am someone she loves. After a little while I asked her did she know who I was, and she said Sandra. How amazing is that. Then my husband phoned me wanting to know where I was and that we needed to pick up the hire car to take in the morning. I put him on speaker phone and she just loved talking to him, and was really alive. She was so happy.

I came home, met DH and off to the rental place (where he works, LOL) and picked up the car.

Our son and family arrived safely in Sydney and we will see them in Thailand.

We leave early a.m. and are flying QANTAS - and have been upgraded to premium economy
emoticonThat will be so awesome. We came home premium economy from Singapore last year ... very nice.

I was speaking to my daughter in law this morning. There is a gym where we are staying, so I hopefully can do some treadmill work and lots of walking. Maybe they will have a scale? Who knows.

My DH says there is free wi fi at the Aussie Bar ... he sure is trying to get me there! LOl

There is wi fi at the resort - so I should be able to contact, even if I have to pay.

At the moment I am backing up my iPhone and iPad. My suitcase is already in the car. I am in my pi's and will do a load of washing before I go to bed, and hang it on a clothes airer so it will be dry when we get home - DH will apparently need the pants he is in now! Bless him! LOL LOL

I took Max to the kennels yesterday - as usual, he couldn't wait to get in the door. I am so happy he is so excited to go there, they must treat him very well.

So the crunch ... how do I deal with managing my eating while away? Well I have lots of books on my Kindle and the spark recipe book and I guess I will just try to do my best and get as much walking/swimming in as i can. The resort has a swim up bar ... which is a bit of a worry ... but I guess swim, wine, swim, wine LOL

I have never been to Thailand. My DH says it is a beautiful place - he has been there 3 or 4 times with no. 2 son and once with no. 2 daughter.

I hope to ride an elephant, pat the Tigers with the monks, go on the River Kwai and anything else that is available. Also manicures, pedicures, massages and if I can find a tank where you put your feet in and the fish eat off all the dead skin .... look out here I come!

So all my lovely spark friends, I hope to stay in contact, but if I don't, I will surely add photos and comments when I come back.

Blessing to you all.

Hugs
Sandy

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  • NEWMAC2011
    Have a fabulous time! I'd love to visit Thailand. Regarding your eating while you're there, I'm sure they have lots of fresh veggies and healthy choices; not processed foods so you'll find lots to choose from!
    1696 days ago
  • WENDYJM4
    have a great trip. enjoy yourself
    1697 days ago
  • TRYINGHARD1948
    Remember your camera and have a wonder filled trip.
    1698 days ago
  • POPSY190
    What wonderful experiences you have ahead of you. Enjoy it all. Safe and happy journey to you.
    1698 days ago
  • WILSON425
    SOUNDS LIKE A WONDERFUL TRIP. ENJOY IT TO THE FULLEST.
    1698 days ago
  • FLEUR_DE_LUNE
    Sandy,

    I'm learning to know you better and better; I love your blog posts where you describe your life. I wish you "Bon voyage!".

    Johanne
    1698 days ago
  • PCOH051610
    I hope you have a wonderful, wonderful time! My brother goes back and forth to Thailand about once a year and he says it is beautiful. Bonus on getting first class.

    I can't wait to hear all about your experiences....I'd be afraid of the fish who eat the dead skin...my luck they would taste my fat and I would disappear...hmmmm....maybe we are on to something here.

    xo Susan
    1698 days ago
  • SCIFIREADER
    It all sounds wonderful, enjoy yourself.
    1698 days ago
  • MSLZZY
    Have a wonderful time!
    1698 days ago
  • RDGISME
    emoticon you will have an incredible time!! Stay in prayer and with your trusting heart and you will be blessed on your trip, I believe. Have a day or days of pampering yourself and your DH while you are away..you both deserve that!
    1698 days ago
  • LYNMEINDERS
    WooHoo....you are going to love it.....
    Be careful of the "touts...they are people wekll dressed on the street that will intercept you and try to get you to go to hi class shps....I got caught when I was there but learned quickly.....however DH will be with you all the time so he will know of all this/////

    Enjoy it all to the fullest....
    look forward to journeying with you....

    woohoo
    1698 days ago
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