Diary

Diary

©2012 Edward C. Lunnon

Tuesday 28 February 2012: 5 years 5 months on … Advantage ED

Recent Diary – to be completed later

Mon 13 February

  • ·         Sean’s car to panel beaters
  • ·         I Pad transformer to Incredible Connection

Tues 14 February

  • ·         See Shawn Lyon / Lucille Mather @ Grey
  • ·         Nurse Gill / Isaac visit @ home
  • ·         Hair cut

Wed 15 February

  • ·         AlgoaFM / Bluewaters café

Thursday 16 February

  • ·         Walk round Grey with Nadine

Friday 17 February

  • ·         Eddie/Shelley Terblanche’s 50th party

Saturday 18 February

  • ·         Trip to George with Kobus to Outeniqua Chair Challenge (OCC)

Sunday 19 February

  • ·         Concert in the Park (Marcus Wyatt)
  • ·         Red House River Mile
  • ·         1st spasm attack @ 03h00

Mon 20 February

  • ·         Received IPad charger
  • ·         Sean’s car returned
  • ·         Ambiton – excellent service – letter

Tuesday 21 February

  • ·         First contact with Liesl Parkin
  • ·         Elvis Blue Concert

 

Wednesday 22 February: 15 – 0

  • ·         AlgoaFM / Bluewaters café (with Yvonne, Loines, Kobus, James)
  • ·         Call from Charl Parkin to arrange coffee on Thursday

Thursday 23 February: 15 – 15

  • ·         Bank call SBIC / letters
  • ·         Eric – TV 11h00
  • ·         Visit with Charl Parkin @ 11h00 / coffee at Vovo Telo’s / trip in Porsche
  • ·         12h30 Julian massage

Friday 24 February: 15 – 30

  • ·         Abrie 10h00 – stoep
  • ·         Eric – TV
  • ·         Annette / Liz for coffee at Bluewaters café 11h00
  • ·         Joe – stoep
  • ·         Ora @ 16h00
  • ·         Supper with Sean at Ocean Basket

Saturday 25 February: 30 – 30

  • ·         St Francis Bay
  • ·         Visit Nortje’s and lunch
  • ·         Afternoon snooze
  • ·         Sean’s party @ home
  • ·         2nd spasm attack @ 19h00

Sunday 26 February: 40 – 30

  • ·         Breakfast @ Roasterie with Sean
  • ·         Watched King’s Speech

Monday 27 February: Deuce

  • ·         Barry (tiles)
  • ·         Eric (TV)
  • ·         Abrie (stoep)
  • ·         Resume swimming at 13h30
  • ·         Watched Oscars

Tuesday 28 February: Advantage ED

  • ·         Tiles – Barry
  • ·         Nurses Janice and Gill 09h30
  • ·         Massage Julian 10h30
  • ·         Isaac visit 11h30
  • ·         Lawrence visit 12h00

Wednesday 29 February : Rare Diseases Day : Donation to Kouga APD : challenge to donate R10 or more

  • ·         AlgoaFM / Bluewaters café/ meeting with Herald
  • ·         Roastery Brickmakers Kloof / meeting with Ian
  • ·         Opening of micro brewery at Brickmakers Kloof
  • ·         Visit Ackermanns

 

Themes of the week:

  • ·         Wheels falling off
  • ·         Afrikaans Week / Koos du PLessis
  • ·         Vakmanskap
  • ·         Use of fingers / call centres
  • ·         Rebooting
  • ·         Setting goals

Plans:

  • ·         Port Elizabeth APD – future liaison (Wheelchair week)
  • ·         Corporate Challenge 28 April

 

Story of a City Child

I was asked to translate the previous blog (song) for my overseas readers:

 

When the rain of dust and soot has passed by

And the smog has gone, 

There’ll be in the starless heaven

A rainbow to look upon.

 

And look so well

‘Cos when you see it,

I’ll tell you a story, my child, a bit

Of a treasure chest shackled with chains so old.

It’s the Rainbow’s Pot of Gold!

 

Search for it each night along black rivers

Over cliffs of concrete.

If you keep on walking

Ten thousand hours,

Perhaps you’ll get to meet.

 

But, here, don’t force yourself to bind

Because, my child, it’s this story of old:

If it’s peace and joy you want to find –

Search for the rainbow’s Pot of Gold!

 

Search for it each night along black rivers

Don’t look back – not one.

Perhaps you’ll find the land of blue saffires

And perhaps a little sun. 

Just One moment in Time

Each day I live, I want to be a day to give the best of me

I’m only one, But not alone.My finest day Is yet unknown.
I broke my heart, Fought every gain To taste the sweet.
I face the pain, I rise and fall, Yet through it all This much remains…
I want one moment in time When I’m more than I thought I could be,
… When all of my dreams are a heartbeat away, And the answers are all up to me.
Give me one moment in time When I’m racing with destiny. Then in that one moment of time I will feel I will feel eternity.

(Whitney Houston)

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Song of the Week: Sprokie vir ‘n Stadskind

 Sprokie Vir ‘n Stadskind (Koos du Plessis / Theuns Jordaan)

As die reen van stof en roet verby is
en die rook verdwyn
Sal daar in die sterrelose hemel
‘n neonboog verskyn

En kyk maar goed,
want as jy hom vind
vertel ek vir jou ‘n sprokie, my kind
van ‘n skatkis met ou kettings gebind
aan die neonboog se punt

Volg hom elke nag langs swart riviere
oor kranse van beton
As jy aanhou stap
tien duisend ure
sal jy dalk daar kom

Maar hier moet jy jou nimmer laat bind
want so lei die ou, ou sprokie, my kind
As jy geluk en vrede wil vind
soek die neonboog se punt

Volg hom elke nag langs swart riviere
Kyk nie eenmaal om
Dalk vind jy die land van blou safiere
En dalk ‘n brokkie son

My very loose English translation:

STORY OF A CITY CHILD

When the rain of dust and soot has passed by

And the smog has gone, 

There’ll be in the starless heavens

A rainbow to look upon.

And look so well

‘Cos when you see it,

I’ll tell you a story, my child, a bit

Of a treasure chest shackled with chains so old.

It’s the Rainbow’s Pot of Gold!

Search for it each night along black rivers

Over cliffs of concrete.

If you keep on walking

Ten thousand hours,

Perhaps you’ll get to meet.

But, here, don’t force yourself to bind

Because, my child, it’s this story of old:

If it’s peace and joy you want to find –

Search for the rainbow’s Pot of Gold!

Search for it each night along black rivers

Don’t look back – not one.

Perhaps you’ll find the land of blue saffires

And perhaps a little sun. 

What God’s Constant Love Does

“His constant love fills the earth”.  Ps 33:5 GNB

What makes the world go round? Is it the sun, the solar system, the movements of planets, the stars that are millions of light-years away, or something else, something maybe that is even beyond all that? Can it be that the idea we have always held about God has been inadequate and that we need to expand it because our God has been too small for our idea of the world? And why is the system we live in, (seemingly the only one that supports human life), so favourable to human beings? Why does the air we breathe have the right amount of oxygen, and the earth produce pleasant foods? Why does the revolving of the seasons and the fact of rain and rivers provide us with water and an ecological system that sustains our existence? Why do our bodies have a tendency to heal after illness?

The ancient Hebrew poets didn’t ask all these questions of course. They had a simple all-purpose answer. “God’s constant love – his grace – fills the earth”. It was God’s love that made the world go round and that favoured human existence, survival and improvement. Whilst there were negative forces that threatened and endangered life, they were always, eventually overcome through the power and love and reliability of God.

God’s constant love still fills the earth. We may have discovered scientific categories with which to classify and describe it all, but he is still in it and he still sustains it. And it still “makes the world go round”, providing us with all the structures that support human life. And Christ is still the fullness and embodiment of that constant love we normally call grace.

(Thanks to Faith for Daily Living – see my website www.edlunnon.co.za)