Tuesday, 1 January 2008

HA (un-something-or-othered P) ppy New Year

I am an idealist and then a realist - so ideally I would like to make beautiful resolutions and then fulfil them throughout the year, but the reality is that it just won't happen (maybe a bit pessimistic there too.)

I am aiming to be thankful each day (is that a resolution?) and maybe record it in the art journal I was given for Christmas in the style of Teesha Moore (or not!).

I've heard it said that being ungrateful is the first step away from God. Something to think about.

Romans 1:20-21 (New Living Translation)

For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.

Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused.

Aha! That's it! Unreleased P! I love Google!!! And the fact that Annelise, the linguist, told me what it was called so I knew what to Google.

It goes like this... (remembering the whole time that you are saying "Happy New Year".)

A short, staccato sounding 'HA' without finishing of the "puh" bit in the 'P' and the emphasis on that first syllable with a brief pause for effect :). Then 'py' quite normally (well maybe 'normal' is not the word) except it is joined to 'New' quickly, and then 'Year' is normal.


HA'pinnew Year (whatever that means anyway)


Anonymous said...

mama mia - we have a very patient daughter Very clever, artistic, and good blogging - we like the comments made and the way pictures turn up on the screen. It certainly keeps the children busy. Now you can clean your house!!

Anonymous said...

Diane, it is lovely reading a bit about you and your family after meeting you the other day at Armidale Anglican Church. Nice to see you on Scrap of Faith a bit more too. Catch up with you soon hopefully. Marion