Saturday, 23 June 2007

Let's Exterminate All Spiders!

I am not a fan of spiders. Which is funny, because as a kid I used to think that they were rather cute. And I used to pick them up, have pet spiders, etc etc.

Now I am less than thrilled with them.

In 2005 I got bitten by a spider (a white-tail, and if anyone from overseas reads this - they are BAD) right by the side of my eye. I woke up, and it was all swollen and huge. My boyfriend saw me and made me go to the doctors immediately. (Which was a good thing, because otherwise I would have left it because I do not like doctors, or hospitals.) The doctor said that it was a good thing that I did come in when I did, because if I had waited another hour I probably would have lost my eye. Whitetails are THAT poisonous.

Fast forward to Thursday, two days ago. I woke up with a lump on my chin. It was a pretty big lump, but I assumed I had scratched a pimple in my sleep and it had become infected. It would go away in a few days.

I went out to my friend Hoang's concert that evening (in lots of pain - but his playing was lovely) and then out to dinner afterwards. I wasn't hungry (warning sign!) and Claire saw my face front on and asked what had happened. I said that I had an infected pimple. She said, "I think it's a spider bite."

Well, I went home (Rebecca offered me panadol, forgetting that it doesn't work on me) and got as much sleep as I could, which wasn't much. Then I phoned the doctor and made an appointment.

He took one look at it and said, "spider bite". What's more, this spider bite has ALSO become infected. (Hey, I don't like to do things by halves.) This bite too is in a dangerous spot, as there is the possibility that the infection will go into my nasal cavity and that is, in the doctors words "rather dangerous". He gave me antiboitics (no painkillers, as they either don't work or don't work AND cause horrible allergic reactions) and said that if the infection continued to spread or if I got a fever or started vomitting then I would need to go into the emergancy room immediately.

Went to my parents' house, where John-Wayne was the first to see me but the last to actually notice that I had a huge red lump on my face and much of the rest of that side of my face was swollen up. I told my parents all the details, and tried to eat something. I let Rebecca know about the situation, as we were meeting for KFC (Kids For Christ) training early Saturday morning, and from then on I had a nicely packed weekend.

Well, I woke up this morning in an extra large amount of pain. I went to the bathroom, and sure enough, the infection had continued to spread, and was now about 3/4 of the way down my throat and nearly up to my eye. (The inflammation part of the infection, not the solid pus part.)

So I got my mother to drive me into the emergancy room. After an hour and a half wait I got in, and they doctors took a good look at my face. They contemplated draining it, but that would leave me with a rather large scar on my face, so they decided against it at present. Then they changed my antiboitics, told me about a new pain medication called Endone (which appears to have no pain-killing affect, but at least it isn't causing me to vomit, halluncinate and loose 10+ kilograms in 3 days, which Tramal does for me). I am going back tomorrow morning (with a pink slip so I get to see the doctor immediately!) so they can see if it is still spreading, going down, or what. So far it looks to me as though it is staying the same, but the pain is worse.

So all of my weekend plans have gone out the window. I am missing out on two church services, KFC training, Steph's "Big Lunch" that has been arranged for 2 1/2 months, and spending time at Rbecca's and Kallie's house annoying them.

My conclusion is inevitable. All spiders must DIE!

Thursday, 21 June 2007

Scarves For Sale

All scarves are $10 as is, or $15 if you want one with hand pockets.

Tuesday, 19 June 2007

Who Said I Couldn't Be Deep and Meaningful...

Okay, only I ever have said that. And maybe my mum.

But here is a deep and meaningful thought from me.

We are called to be the Salt and the Light to the World. (Matthew 5:13-16) The problem is, everyone is really pre-occupied with being the light. Don't get em wrong, that is a good thing. The world needs all the light it can get. But we are also told to be the salt and are warned that if the salt should lose its saltiness it is useless, good oly to be thrown away and be trampled on. And a lot of Christians are unsalty salt.

Those of us who are Christians need to keep salty. We aren't to be like other people. We are supposed to be different from the world. We need to be in the world (the lgiht) yet not of it.

Monday, 18 June 2007

Conversations About 6 (or 11) Children

One of my recent hobbies is telling people how many children I think they are going to have. Most people say "Oh, that's about the amount I would like," or "Its a few more than I think, but that'd be okay..." Only one person has said that she would like to have more (I said I fully gave her my permission to do so - its people having less that I won't like). Carloyn and Jiashen are a slightly different story.

Conversation 1:

Me: I think you're going to have 6 children
Carolyn: (Starts choking)
Jiashen: (Goes white)
Me: What?
Carolyn: (Between chokes) I don't think so.

Conversation 2:
Amy to the whole church: Our faith goal for Born to Fly is 300 kids.
Me: (To C an J) You two had better get married and get started, otherwise we'll never make it.
Carolyn: It takes at least 9 months.
Me: We can get ahead for next year.

Conversation 3:
(Jiashen is absent)
Me: It's a pity Jiashen isn't here. He goes white whenever I mention 6 children.
(Carolyn messeges him, telling him I said that.)
(He messeges back: Tell her if she's good we'll have 11.)
Me: Tell him I'm going to hold him to that!

Wednesday, 13 June 2007

Born To Fly

Visit our Born To Fly Website and sign up for this free holiday program - running in both Frankston and Waverley.

And an aside to all my friends - I wrote the scripts, so find a small child and bring them along so that you can see me performing in my very own play!

Hopefully this will be a sticky - in which case there will be new posts underneath this one!

Monday, 11 June 2007

Convversations About Chocolates

Me: This is my fifth box. (There are 48 chocolates in a box.)

Various people: And you ate ALL of them.

Me: No, just most.

Me: Buy a chocolate

Robbie-from-church: I'll buy two, but only if you eat them yourself.

Me: I can live with that.

(Note: there are about 20 million Roberts/Robbies/Robins in my life. There is Robbie-from-church, Robby-from-church, Robbie-my-ex-boyfriend, Robert my brother, Robin my father, Robert my Uncle, Bob my great-uncle, Robert McGirr a family friend, Bob our neighbour, and a few other relatives are called Rob. John-Wayne (my other brother) is called Bobby at cricket. I gets confusing, but just go with it. I do.)

(Second Note: Robbie-from-church was not the only person to buy chocolates on the condition that I eat them. I think people are chocolated out. Not me though. But I am moneyed out, so no more chocolates for me. Unless more people want to buy chocolates and give them to me. Which I hearterly endorse.)

Me: You know, girlfriends like chocolate.

Carolyn: They certainly do.

Jiashen (to Carolyn): I'll buy you one.

Me, via small children who were helping me sell chocolates: You know, girlfriends like chocolate...

Carolyn: They certainly do.

Jiashen: Argh!

Thursday, 7 June 2007

Gift Vouchers For Sale

Hi all, I have some gift vouchers for sale. They are:
$20 for Coles-Myer (*2 vouchers) No expiry date
$5 for Readers Feast. Expire 30th June, 2007.


I stayed at Rebeeca's on Tuesday night due to the prayer meeting. Lots of funny conversation (only some of which I'll post) including this incident.

Rebecca, Kallie and Elaine can now call themselves plumbers - they took out hte pipe connecting the sink to the sewerage system and cleaned it. I suggested that they use bi-carb and vinegar once a week to help keep it clean.

Kallie: It's a chemical reaction

Rebecca: You mean the volcano experiment. Cool! We get to do the volcano experiment once a week!

Kallie: We should put in red food dye. So it looks like lava.

Rebecca: No, blue. So it looks like water.

Me: You need to do it about once a week. You can do both.

Tuesday, 5 June 2007

Does Anyone Know How to Post Videos?

Well, do you? I want to post a video of Yi Mei and Yi Peng's water baptism, but I can't. It won't let me.


Friday, 1 June 2007

Today is a Special Day...

It's my birthday!

Happy birthday to me!

I am now officially old. (23 years old).

But I get presents!

I already have some, and I will post them all on Monday!

Happy birthday to me!