Saturday, December 31, 2005


Well I havent blogged in ages!!!!! So here goes:

Today was a strange day - I was offered a job by a customer to be a secretary/accounts person. Am considering it as I am 'over' the targets at the bank. We will see.

I put the Christmas deorations away - except for the lights as I want them on for new years! I cant believe how fast the last 2 weeks have flown. I cant believe we are almost into 2006. Scary. I will almost be 26. Even scarier.

So I havent walked in 2 weeks - for 2 reasons, not much time and just too hot!!!


I have decided NOT to walk anymore.

Which leads me to my Goal for 2006.

I want to RUN - yes run - the entire way in the City to Surf in August. So no more walking for me - I will be running around the block!!! I am actually excited!

So I finished my double layout for the Scrapworks DT entry. Enjoy:

Thats about all from me for now.
Stay safe and well.
If I dont see you beforehand:


Sunday, December 25, 2005


Merry Christmas Everyone!
I wish you all a merry and safe Christmas!!!!

Here is a pic of our lights that I took just before we went for a walk around the block to check out other peoples lights:

Take care!!!!!

Friday, December 23, 2005


Not much to post today...... just boring day to day stuff..... but I have to post to keep up my post a day challenge from Rachie! :P

Thursday, December 22, 2005


Hey a palindrome! 21.12! LOL!!!

Oh Moi - my name was Elizabeth - but everything - including drivers licence and passport was in Beth - so it was very easy to have it changed! If my parents wanted to call me Beth - then they just should have!

So.... work today. Busy too - which was surprising! Hmmm nothing much to talk about really.

I have decided to enter the Scrapworks DT competition. I finished my single layout last night and since you are allowed to have it shown on the net I will upload it. I am in the middle of doing my BTP item - I am doing a calendar thingy - when I am finished I will post a pic! Anyway - I better get back to it as I still have a double to do and a card and have them copied and sent off asap!
Here you go:

Wednesday, December 21, 2005


It was definately the kids driving me crazy because this morning I woke up in a good mood. It soon dissipated when I was on the loo and I heard a crash. Yes my darling son Luke decided he wanted to "see" mummys brand spanking new, not even a week old sewing machine. He wanted to so much so that he pulled it off the kitchen table! So now my poor machine has some scratches on it but it is all ok. Phew.

So I have been tagged by Rachie! Thanks Rachie! I have to say that these were actually fun questions and I have had fun reading other peoples answers! SO here I go......

Never in my life: did I think I could make such close friends through the internet.

When I was five: I used to make peg roads and lego buildings that went all through the house.

High School is: a something I wish I could turn back time on and do it all again - but differently. I now realise that my time at school should have been something I cherished - especially the friendships.

I once met: Kim Beazley - it went like this - I was walking up some moountaing at the rear of The War Memorial in Canberra and he was walking down it - "hi" and nods "hi" and nods back, Beth turns around "heeeeeey arent you Kim...." "why yes I am" "Wow! Great to meet you" "its nice to meet you too" and we turn aound and continue our walk. Kicking myself I didnt tell him I voted for him!

There’s this girl: at work who I will be in 20 years. We are so alike is isnt funny! But I am comforted by this as she is a great lady!

Once, at a bar: I was never one to go to bars/pubs so I have a boring story from my 18th - my BIL and I had a race to see who could drink their drink the quickest - I won because he tricked me and wasnt really drinking - needless to say I threw up not long after that!

Last night: I sleep on the spare cot matress on the floor in DD's room - no me and DH didnt have a fight - he slept in DD's bed - all because DD and her cousin (my neice) claimed our bed!

When I turn my head left, I see: The backyard as I have the garage door still up.

When I turn my head right, I see: The lawn mower, whipper snipper and a trampoline waiting to be assembled in the messy garage.

A better name for me would be: Well considering I legally changed my name just over a year ago, I think I will keep it Beth thanks! LOL!

I have a hard time understanding: Racism.

You know I like you if: There are not very many people I dont like, so if I dont ignore you, I like you! :)

Take my advice: Be happy with who you are and where you are in life. The grass is NOT greener. In fact it is more than likely browner.

My ideal breakfast is: Sausage and Egg McMuffin with a hash brown stuffed on it aswell and a coke to wash it down!

If you spend the night at my house: Please get your own drinks as I always forget to ask if you would like one!!!

I always make it a point to: Kiss the kids goodnight and tell them I love them.

And by the way: MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!

Ok so who am I going to tag???? Hmmm...... I choose....... MOI!!!!! Have fun Moi!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2005


So today and tomorrow I am looking after my sisters daughter. So today we went to Nurragingy reserve where we feed the ducks - I think we were the first people there to feed them today as they ALL came out for a feed! In amongst all the ducks - along swam a goose! So funny!

Anyway after that we went and had a play around in the park area on the slides and stuff. Kids had fun but werent really into it.

So we went to the shop to get stuff for dinner. 3 kids in a trolley is hard work!!!

Only to be told later by DH that my other sister and her hubby were coming over for a BBQ! Grrr! I could have skipped the supermarket with all the kids! Oh well.....

So after they drove me crazy all day, dont know if I was in a mood or they really were just driving me crazy, they are in bed and asleep - and quiet! Ahhhhh...........

Sunday, December 18, 2005


Today I am going over to Kylie's to exchange a few things - like I have an order here from KSK that we did and flowers for the Prima swap and I have to get a Xyron off her - I am very excited about this! I never "got" Xyrons.... until I used one and now I am in love! I cant wait to get it and have a play around!

Have to go to Bunnings to get a gas bottle for DH's new BBQ - might test it out tonight!

Anyway.... not much else to say.... except here is a layout I finished last night.... I wanted to do a real messy and dirty layout, but I CAN'T! This is as messy and dirty as I get I am afraid! LOL!


Went to dinner tonight for BILs birthday at Lonestar. How good are the Cheesy Fries?!?!? So anyway we got them to sing the happy birthday song and dance and we also asked for a line dance right in front of our table! LOL! Funny!

Went to Aqua Golf afterwards and Luke had fun hitting the golf balls!

Kate is with my sister and her kids at Carols in the Domain. I bet she is having fun! She was so excited about going! I hope my sister takes lots of photos!

Just finished a layout but have to wait till tomorrow to take a photo as it is too lumpy and not scanning well!

Saturday, December 17, 2005


Oh gosh! The layout that I emailed almost 4 weeks ago to SM got accepted in CK! OH GOSH! I could dance! ROFLOL!!!! Now that would be a sight! LOL!

So now I sit here *trying* to scrap...... come on inspiration..... ohhh picked up my Christmas present today - a sewing machine! Cant wait to use it! Maybe that could be my inspiration.......

I picked up the kids Santa photo. It is gorgeous!

Friday, December 16, 2005


Ok so I didnt post yesterday - but I have a good excuse! Luke knocked over a 390ml bottle of coke and it went straight into the modem! *cries* But tis all ok now! Phew......

Thursday, December 15, 2005


I am happy. I truely am. I am content with my life at home and at work. I didnt get that job I applied for, and even though I am a little dissapointed, I am happy. I am happy because life is just how I want it.

Here is a layout I just finished:

Tuesday, December 13, 2005


I dressed the kids this morning for their Santa photo in matching clothes. ROFLOL!!! It was the second time I had ever done this! The first was when I dressed them in the same outfit to have their hospital photo taken at birth. Anyway, they looked so cute I really wanted to take some photos but the outside sun was too harsh. I went to lock the glass sliding doors and thought heeeeyyyyy, perfect natural light! So I got out a sheet and snapped away. Not many of Luke though as he likes to see the picture on the back of the camera so will not sit still. But this is what happens when you say "Lukie, give Katie a cuddle."

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Now the Santa photo, well we take the kids to a really popular Santa, I think he is sop popular because he looks so REAL! Walking in I though that we would have to wait at least 30 minutes. How wrong was I. We walked straight up to the desk - I was expecting to be told that he was going to lunch - as there was no one else waiting.

Kate walked straight up and sat on Santas knee and the lady thought Luke may have been a problem - me too - but no, Luke walked straight over to the sled and I placed him on Santas knee. They both smiled and only TWO photos later, we were done! I can't wait to pick the photos up, and the best part is, for $5 you can get the photo on a CD. Sweet.

Now I sit here sorting out Prima flowers for a Boxx swap and me being the anal person I am is making sure everyone gets the same amount of each colour. Why oh why do I have to be so pedantic - except where housework is concerned! LOL!


Well slap my wrists! I am so sorry I didnt blog yesterday. Quite frankly I didnt do much at all yesterday. I really really wanted to finish my book, so while Luke had a 4 hour - yes FOUR hour nap I read while Kate coloured in. So after dinner and my walk I commenced reading again and finally finished it at 11.30 last night. Well you can certainly tell it is a trilogy as the ending was pretty weak. So I guess I better go in search of the next book.

I was going to take the kids for their Santa photo but after Luke coloured in his legs with purple texta and Kate just whinged because her shirt was plain and then she didnt want to wear the shorts I was putting on her and then Luke decided to oh so casually walk up and bite Kate - I yelled THATS IT! NOT today!!!!! We are not going ANYWHERE today!!!!!

Needless to say the little darlings went to bed at 6.30.........

Oh and camping was ok except the great outdoors certainly is noisy at sunrise!!! Grrrr!!! You know I didnt even think about the police tape and then sleeping the the backyard! ROFLOL!!!!!! When I walked passed in the evening, the tape had all gone. I really wonder what went on......

Monday, December 12, 2005


Hmmm an interesting day......

Went to shops first up this morning.
I got Steve his BBQ and also 2 books for Christmas.
Bought myself a new pair of sneakers which I have just tried out. ;)
Got the last layby out - well after them looking for it for about 15 minutes! But I was just happy that they found it!

So got home and my sister F and BIL J were there. Just sat down for lunch when the phone rang. It was dad. My dad lives in Melbourne but was up for the weekend for his friends birthday party. So he came over this afternnon and visited. He was actually nice. Strange but true......

I told him we were married right after I told him that my sister A had seperated from her husband T. So the wedding was glossed over - happy about that because I didnt have to show him the photos because mum went and I didnt tell him mum went! He would have been cranky about that! Instead he was cranky at my sister A about the whole seperation thing. Totally agree with him there after talking to BIL T yesterday. Oh well.........

So now I am all curious as about 4pm we heard a police car go zooming past - you only see about 1 police car a year inthis suburb! - so when I went for my walk I saw a house that had police tape all around it. Hmmmmm I wonder what happened. The police were still there too and this was like 3 hours later!

So tonight we have put the tent up and me and Kate are sleeping in the back yard! Should be fun!!!

Oh and before I go, here is a layout I did the other night:
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Sunday, December 11, 2005


Opps I didnt make a post yesterday but I was very busy!

I worked in the morning and then went straight to my mums for a Christmas party and stayed there until 7.30 and then came home, had a shower and crawled into bed and read some more of my book and then went to sleep!

I was buggered by the time I got home!
I will make another post later today for 'today's' post! LOL!

Saturday, December 10, 2005


Just a quick one tonight. I had my works Christmas party after work tonight - we went to the Hogs Breath Cafe. Nice enough.

I think I might just go to bed and catch up on the goss tomorrow night.....

Friday, December 9, 2005


SO I found out this morning that someone else applied for the same job as I did. I used to work with this person so it really will be a tough decision as we can both do the job. So if I get the job, I will be happy BUT if I dont get the job, I will be happy too. Either way I dont care.

So after work I donated 470mls of my precious O- blood. I feel good afterwards - like I have done a good deed. I mean I know its a good deed, but well, you know, I just feel good about it.

I *still* havent heard yay or nah about a layout I sent to SM/CK almost 3 weeks ago yet! Its driving me crazy! I just want to know either way! Oh well, tonight I am actually scrapping! Woohoo! Just a 'cause I can and I love the photos' layout - no specific paper, no specific theme, just whatever! Bliss.

I re-enrolled at Uni the other night - so since I picked 2 subjects, I have decided that monday to thursday will be study nights and friday to sunday can be scrapping nights. Perfectly balanced! I have become very good lately with my time management so I think I will be fine. Bring on march! I cant wait to get back into it!

Alrighty, I guess thats enough bable for one night! LOL!

Thursday, December 8, 2005


YAY! The Scrappers Stash opened tonight!!! So I finished my layout for my first Creative Treasure assignment. I am pleased with the results. The stitching was inspired by a layout Kerryn Quall did for FK about 2 months ago.

Did nothing much today as it was too bl00dy hot! Just going out to the garage to get some scrapping supplies was an effort!

No walking today either - yep - too hot! Considered going on the exercise bike but couldnt be bothered!

I am so engrossed in Tully at the moment - but boy she has sex alot!!!! LOL! But it is a good book and it has really drawn me in so I think I may just have to go now and read some more........

Wednesday, December 7, 2005


WOW! What a hot day today!!! 32.5c!!! So we got ready early and went to the park - today it was Western Sydney Regional Park. The kids really enjoy it there! There is a flying fox that Kate has been too scared to go on but after Luke went on it first, Kate decided that she was game enough - and sure enough - she loved it! So we stayed about 1 1/2 hours when I called it quits because it was just too hot (and a little girl tried to beat Luke up!)

Stopped in at the shop on the way home. Luke can't help himself - he has to touch everything! Drives me crazy!

Then home for Luke to sleep and me and Kate to relax in the coolness of the aircon! So I read a bit more of my book and Kate flicked through a horse magazine as she is addicted to horses!

Then we had a miniskip delivered - so Steve got out there in the heat to fill it up. I told him it could wait but nup - he had to do it in the heat! Men....
Then we did a once over of the house as we have a rental inspection tomorrow - one thing I wont miss when we buy our own house! (Which by the way we have decided to in 6-9 months! I wont get cold feet this time!)

SO now it is time to do my DT layout.... just printing the photo now..... hey mojo.... come out come out wherever you are!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, December 5, 2005


Not much happening today.....
Was going to go to the park but its supposed to hit 35c today so I wont inflict that on the kids! Will probably just fill up the clam pool and have a splash around!

But right now Kate and I are writing out Christmas cards - I have got Kate to draw a picture on the inside of each card. She is having fun and they look good too - in a 5 year old way! LOL!

Have to go up to shop later and get stuff for dinner - tonight we are going to have Beef Margarita but I think I may use mince and kidney beans instead of beef strips.

I never ended up scrapping last night... I find AED paper a little hard to use to be honest - it is so busy but I am sure I will come up with something....

Oh oh oh postie just left me a nice surprise - the new SM Masters book!!!

Ok better be off as "mu-uuum" is getting a little distracting! LOL!!!

Opps - forgot to add that I have a new Flicker! Thanks Linda for pointing yours out!!! Very cool!!!


We went to the shops today for something to do and to get out of the house. Surprisingly they weren't too busy. Went into the bookshop while the kids went on one of those ride things - dont worry I didnt leave them... Steve was with them! LOL!

On Linda's recomendation I bought Tully by Paullina Simons (i think...). I havent read a book in ages as I have been too busy scrapping at night and then I just fall into bed and sleep.... It was on special too - $9.95 - which was even better!

Just had a nanna nap so am ready to scrap the night away! I have a DT layout to do for The Scrappers Stash, so I will be doing that tonight.

But before that - fish & chips for dinner as it is too hot to cook and I really dont know what to cook! Oh and I will also go for a walk - feeling good so I might do 5kms! I have started to notice a difference in my clothing, only a small difference but a difference nonetheless!

Sunday, December 4, 2005

Rachie's Challenge

So Rach has set a challenge to all in blogland.

The challenge is …………..a blog entry a day!

So this is todays entry:
On Thursday I applied for a new position at work. I am the only person who has applied (or so I have been told!) but this does not guarentee I get the job. I have spoken to the Regional Manager who said I "had the ability to do it".
Con: full time and extra pressure on sales.
Pro: More money.
Will keep you all updated!

I worked this morning. Only 4 hours and it went fast so that was good!
Afterwards Kate, Luke and I went to a birthday party for one of Kate's friends, Jordan. He turned 5 today. Spent 5 hours there! The time just flew! The kids enjoyed themselves and are now asleep!

Was going to scrap tonight but have a headache and general 'can't be bothered' attitude.... I think I should just go to bed! I got the new FK mag so I might go read it and then go to sleep.

I ordered a US CK subscription last night. I checked the 13 issue subscription but when it flicked onto the second page it (NOT me!) changed to the 26 month sub!!! I didn't notice as I was just confirming billing address and then went it went to the confirmed page I noticed the change! I thought 'I didnt click on that!' So I used back in the browser and sure enough - it WASNT me!!! Oh well..... at least I dont have to buy another CK for 2 years.... LOL!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, December 3, 2005

FK Book

SO I get home on wednesday and Kate collects the mail. She dumps it in the middle of the loungeroom floor and starts to open it all. Thats ok as she loves to open mail. Then she goes and gets the scissors and starts to cut up the envelopes. No worries as she loves to create things.

I go and get dinner reading and I walk past and I see this piece of paper - one of those TFN declaration forms and I think "sweet - the copies from SM have been really bad lately so I will get some copies done". Still not even thinking about why I have it.

I look down and see a Neutrimetics letter and assumed it came with that.

THEN I notice under a pile of envelopes I see a couple of pieces of paper. Hmmm whats this I wonder. (Nothing still registering!)

Read the letter and wonder what on earth it means.
Re-read the letter and still wonder what it means.
Then I notice "splash" written on it.

It hits me - FK want to publish my Splash layout in the Awards of Excellence Book!

*dancing follows*