Monday, December 31, 2007
Sunday, December 30, 2007
I had energy today, which I have been severely lacking in for awhile now... I will bore you with the domestic duties that I achieved. 3 loads of washing, floors done, mowed our lawn with the ride-on (love that ride-on!), sorted the kids old clothes and took to Vinnies, went for a drive out to the lagoon so Matt could have an 'outing' :} The birds are fantastic, I hope I can make it out again with my camera soon. Tidied my scrap desk, finished the LO that I started last night. It is for a comp on Scrapping Jewels. I had a few opps moments but it is done! I am sort of OK with it... I talked to Moo on the phone for awhile. I then mowed my Grandmothers grass because she is away. I used one of those mowers that you have to pull the cord too start and you also have to push it!!! lol... did I mention I LOVE my ride-on? So at least her place looks lived in, it also looks like aliens have made crop circles... While I was there I picked some fresh beans, yum. I then thought I would try freezing them, my Dad does it with his, so I gave it a go. I will see how they cook before I do more. I have also washed the rocks for the new fish tank that Santa delivered, dinner is done and dishwasher is on. Not a bad day for me...
Oh, Matt also had a good day with not many headaches. He was able to move around a bit more and sit for longer... I think that also helped me get things done, I could leave him and the kids for short periods of time.
Saturday, December 29, 2007
This is my very first entry for Aussie Scrapjacked http://aussiescrapjack.blogspot.com/. It is a 'Jack' from one of Sarah Van Wijck's creations. I love her work so I thought I would finally have a go at entering, after many months of looking.
Matt is COVERED in spots! I don't even think you could play dot-to-dot, they all just merge together. He said this morning, after another rough night that he thinks this is the sickest he has ever been, so he must be sick...poor guy! Today Shawn went to play at Nash's (thanks Rach!) I went to Armidale to get more 'Drugs' for Matt, and he wanted Red Cordial to swallow them down with... I got home in time to put Liberty to sleep and get this page done while she slept. I would like to do another one tonight if time is on my side... I am in the processes of cleaning my stove top...Yuck!
Friday, December 28, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
Shawn played Santa. From Ant Tam Liberty received 2 sports hats that are soooo Miss Liberty. Shawn received an NBA Basketball....How cool will he be next season. Thanks Ant Tam we love you x
We gave Amanda a James Patterson book that she has been looking for, it is also the only one that she doesn't own of his. SantaKid. I had been looking everywhere for it and finally found one on Ebay from America. I think she was happy. We gave Roy a Guinness Records book...Matt will get his tomorrow shhhh. :} Jess received some books and a musical Jewellery box (as seen in the photos).
I was a lucky girl again and got some more opals and a funky candle holder, Matt was very happy with his water ski mag subscription.
Well I am now too tired to go on.... The children are sound asleep and Santa just came. Tomorrow is going to be another big day so I best go and get some sleep. Before I go I would like to thank Julia for the most beautiful hand made card, it came today...Thank you!
Good night everyone and have a Holly Jolly Christmas, It's the best time of the year!!!
Merry Christmas xxx
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Today we had the Myhill gift swap. We do a secret Santa kind of thing and it works really well with such a big family. We were meant to have a dinner tonight but Matt's Mum is in hospital and will be until after Chrissy. She is doing really well though and is in good spirits.
Yesterday I worked in the morning and it was painfully slow! Everyone has finished their camera shopping and photo printing. In the afternoon I had my Mother and Grandmother down for our Christmas dinner. We started with gifts then Christmas BINGO. We really are the coolest family. My Grandmother in America likes to play BINGO at Christmas and has little prizes. I carried the tradition into my mothers side a few years ago and we really enjoy it!
Well I need my sleep, Goodnight x
Friday, December 21, 2007
We had a great time doing so.
Matt and I made 11 soft pretzels and 1 pretzel dog. They were pretty good for our first attempt. It took a good bit of arm action to make the dough long enough to twist into shape. While we worked on those I had Sugar Cookie dough waiting in the fridge. I didn't get to them until 7.30 tonight. Shawn and Liberty had a great time decorating them, with Grandmas help. Sorry the photos are bad, I am so tired. I still have gifts to get ready for tomorrow. Sitting at the computer strangely enough does not get them done!
Last day of work tomorrow for me until next year...it is going to be soooooooo busy. I think my worst customers are husbands wanting to get their wife a new camera. Great thought, but most have no clue as to what features she wants....
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Well tonight I went to my first 'Uralla Events Committee' meeting and I walked out as the Vice chair.... This is so not like me.... I am the one who sits in the corner and doesn't speak for fear of speaking out of turn... So that is where I got the title of this post from. I will need a thick skin so I don't take everything so personal. I think this may be a very good opportunity for me to grow in knowledge, confidence and capabilities... Having said all of this the VC is not that big of a deal, but it is too me.
The UEC organizes the 'Thunderbolt Fair' in our little country town of 2000 people. It is held on a weekend in November. This year the guest performer was country singer Felicity. There are rides for kids, markets, food, Battle of the bands comp, billycart comp, street parade etc. All of this seems to be organised by 6-10 people... Thunderbolt was our local bushranger.
Well I am sure I did other things today but at this moment I am still stuck with 'What have I done'!!!!!
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
This year I would like an updated first aid kit please.
I find I am relying on my Dr Pamela for medical advice, time and supplies more than I should. A new kit with the things that I should have, but don't would be of great use. Then again, I am glad it wasn't me that had to lance my son's pox thing on his hand tonight. Maybe you should just deliver that kit straight to Pam's!
Thanks Pam xxx
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
This is my newest LO that I did last night. Not bad I took the photo and did the LO in the same day...impressive... My 'absolutely' rub-ons are ATD and are nice and sparkly, they go on so well. I was very pleased! Only thing is I keep looking at it and it looks like I have spelt it wrong...This photo doesn't do any justice to the actual page. sorry
Well yesterday I had my hair cut and tonight I had my eyebrows ripped out (hate my eyebrows...) I am a new woman!
Well I better go and fold the clothes that I have piled onto the bed so I can get in it....
This is how my driveway looked at 8 am this morning.
And this is how it looked at 2.30pm this afternoon.
We have had so much trouble with the rain washing our driveway away. I even had friends who claim that they couldn't visit me anymore until we had it fixed!!! (Thats what they said anyway...lol) Yesterday Matt was at the Council and asked who he should see about a quote. Long story short...within 24 hours our driveway is finished!!!
Now Santa will be able to park out the front, much better for the Reindeer... HO! HO! HO!
Monday, December 17, 2007
We all had a nice night looking at Chrissy lights last night. I must say that Armidale being the bigger city was very dissapointing. Uralla is much better this year. It could be that it takes less time to drive around just looking for lights. But last night you could drive for many blocks and find nothing...
Well I have done nothing today! I did make a Birthday card, that filled up 5 mins...lol I should go and run around now before I go get this fantastic makeover...hahahaha :}
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Hello! Well my poor little man is well covered with pox!! He is very sore & sorry... We are both getting good at 21 and have just finished a game of Monopoly. Anything to keep his mind off scratching. I did manage to do a page today while Liberty slept and Shawn watched a DVD. It will be my entry for the 123 Challenge this month. You had to use a Christmas photo, different fonts and use hand stitching. The photo is actually a collage I did for this blog of many photos. It printed nicely... Work tomorrow, that was a fast week. Next week will be even quicker...
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Today will be activities at home. We might get the crayons out and colour some more Christmas cards, then again we might not...
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Today I achieved a good bit off my list, so that is good. Got cards and gifts in the mail. Printed some photos (again) Hopefully I can get the calendars off to America tomorrow. You will never guess what is happening outside at the moment...RAIN!!! Ahhhhhh
Tomorrow is a pretty special day. We find out who is next years primary school captains... Very exciting!!!
Monday, December 10, 2007
Sunday, December 9, 2007
We made it home and Amelia came to collect the Wedding photos...I really hope they like them. I threw on some veggies and Mum and Grandma came for dinner to celebrate Mum's birthday a day early. I forgot to take some photos!!! I guess I was all photoed out. Grandma made some great sweets and I have put my order in for Chrissy :} So that has been our weekend. A great one, good family, good friends and good food! Thanks everyone!! xxx
Saturday, December 8, 2007
I am a lucky girl! I just received a belated birthday pressie from my Moo. I got a pot of Opals (Scrapbooking sprinkle sh*t, that I wanted) and as a super surprise a black and white freshwater pearl necklace and earrings that Manda had made for me!!! How super is that?
Well I better get back to dinner Lasagna & roast veggies...mmmmmm. Manda will be back soon, she just ran off to put Jess to bed then we can kick back!
Friday, December 7, 2007
This afternoon I am off to do some Glamour Photography (lol) for my 'anonymous' friend. We have been saying for awhile now we should do family portraits. They are needed for next Saturday....... I will have to work out what my fee will be. Christmas dinner sounds goods! :}
I think I will go and start some wrapping, then again I may not...
Thursday, December 6, 2007
This LO just won me $10 to spend at scrappingjewels.com They have the Doodlebug stickers that I am addicted to. I entered a comp at shallenges.blogspot.com/ it is pretty neat. A new shallenge gets posted every week or so, I have only just discovered it. This photo of Shawn was taken on a Sydney Ferry as we made our way to Luna Park. I have completed my next entry and will post sometime...
Now it seems one of my delightful and funny friends...so it could be any of the millions...lol think that anonymous actually means anonymous!! When what it really means is you put your name at the end of your comment!!! I know who you are..... :}
Well the badly taken photo is a double LO that I just finished, I think I will enter it in Keep'n The Memories comp. It doesn't show them very well but the blue dots are the plastic beads that you get with the kids stained glass craft kits. They melt in the oven. Anyway I had some left over and the colour worked better than anything else I had. They look nice and sparkly!
Carols was nice last night. Shawn sang in the school choir and he did very well, no silly business! He is back at school today for the activity day thingy, he gets to go to the park for fun and games. After school he has mini ball and I have my first work meeting... I printed 30 cards on Tuesday and will have to make some more today. Last year I did too many, this not enough...
One last thing and I will stop my rambling. :} I believe you don't have to log in to make a comment, you just click on anonymous and go from there... hint hint :}
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Shawn is home from school again today, he could have gone but his eye is still pink. Liberty 's eyes look really good. Like yesterday the 2 of them have had a great morning. They coloured and watched the Disneyland video that we made. They kept busy as I again washed their towels, clothes etc. I am over washing especially with the storms we are getting. We will get another today because it is 'Carols by candle light' in the park tonight. Well I think I will go and create, I need the release. Better go and hang some more clothes out first.
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Well I better go and get some lunch for Shawn and myself. Have a great day everyone!
Monday, December 3, 2007
The 'Giraffe' LO that I posted last month is a winner! I will receive a mystery prize from Basically Scrapbooking... (B.S also has a new owner so it won't be closing!!!) I like Mystery Prizes, I think that is much more exciting than a voucher...not that I am fussy...lol.
Matt would be in his meeting with the big boss as I type. This will be very interesting to hear about when he gets home... Liberty has a doctors appointment at 4.30, looks like conjunctivitis... Not happy Jan...
I am big on my ... today... here are some more.............. bye....
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SPACE!!! YOU ARE!!!.....
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Today was spent decorating the rest of the house and Matt has the outside lights up. When the rain stops we will go and see how they look. Colour out the front and white around the deck. After he finished the lights he took the kids to the pool while I put away the last of the deco's and vacuumed the fallen tinsel.
Lamb roast finished off a productive Sunday. More decoration photos tomorrow...
Saturday, December 1, 2007
We had a great night out last night...may I say Rach, I love your logic! It was nice to be out and not have to watch kids, be home to put kids in bed etc... I had to work today so I had to be reasonably responsible. I thought work would be busy and I was right! 3 More Saturday's till' Santa!
Friday, November 30, 2007
The Christmas decorations have come down from storage in the roof so we are making progress. I think we are going to unpack a few things now. The kids are very excited. Liberty has been dancing and sing 'Santa Claus' or 'Ho Ho Ho'...very cute... I better go and see what is happening and then start thinking about what I will wear out tonight. I am off to the Top Pub with 'The Girls' for dinner. I am very excited...I don't have to cook!!!! :}
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Well tonight my boys went to Basketball. As it is the end of year it is a mixed social comp. Shawn has been going to watch his Dad for weeks now and this week he got to play!! I am sure he was taller with pride when he walked in the door tonight. I had to get a photo of his grin, his cheeks will hurt in the morning. He had to have a shower to wash the sweat off. They really do grow up quick and I think it is going into hyper drive.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Lucky I have really cut back my viewing hours or I am sure I would have more to vent about... There was a time, not that long ago that I had things I wanted to watch every night, now I have 3 nights and that is all. Have a good day!
Monday, November 26, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Soooo, my ability to not keep quiet stepped in and told Meg that I too now have a blog. I was good and didn't give out the name...but she thinks she can track me down! I now have to wait and see...
I also want to thank Miss Indi for my special hand decorated birthday treats. I will go now and find somewhere special for them. Thankyou
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
For my birthday this year Matt & Shawn thought it would be nice to 'surprise' me & take me to the zoo. It was a fantastic birthday, one of my best! This photo is not great but it shows the Giraffes being fed. Approx 10 minutes after I took this photo we were able to hand feed them carrots and have our photo taken with them. They have slimey but rough tongues. Some useless info for the day. Their tongues are black so they don't get sunburnt!