Sunday, November 26, 2006

25.11.06

Well where on earth did tuesday, wednesday and thursday get to?! I cant believe it is already saturday and its almost over aswell!

I have had a bit of a full on week. I had my job interview which went well, well I think it did since I have the last hurdle to cross on monday, a medical examination. Fingers crossed all is well as I want this so bad!

I had an RDO on wednesday which was great as I got to see Kate perform at the Assembly of Excellence at her school. She has been practising her line for the last 4 months and of course I tok the video camera to film it and of course the battery died about 2 seconds BEFORE she said her line! Ahhhh! Modern technology. Gotta love it!

Then my tooth was playing up so I had thursday off work as *I* thought it was my wisdom tooth and I know dentists are partial to taking them out. So I went there and he says no, its the molar next to it. So he cleans it and fills it and then tells me that he doesn't think its the molar at all and it probably IS the wisdom tooth playing up. So I am on antibiotics to make the infection go away. I had to have a mouth x-ray as the tooth is still under the gum and I go back in a month. Fun. Not.

I picked the kids Santa photo up aswell. Isn't it just great?! That Santa is the best one going I reckon! The kids were great and not a whimper in sight!

Kate went to a birthday party today. It was a pool party and she had the best time! I had issues getting her out of the water! She has always been so scared of the water but with floatie and noodle in hand, she is quite confident!
On the topic of Kate, I spoke to her teacher during the week. I was a little worried that she wouldn't be ready academically for year 1. The Dept of Ed wants kids to read at a level of 7-8, Kate was only on level 5 in the second term. Her teacher tells me that she is now on level 17. I was stunned and shocked! I knew she was reading better but I didnt expect that! So on to year 1 we go!

And I got to see Kylie today. She came over and we went and checked out Spotlight. Cool. Always good to see you dude.
Well, thats about it in the week that was. Have got nothing planned for tomorrow as yet. Just bumming around probably.

Thankyou to all that stop by!
Have a safe week! Take care! :)

Saturday, November 18, 2006

18.11.06

Well the Memory Bugs Newsletter is out and this is my layout from it. We had the dark brown chocolate card and ribbon, 7G pp and red vellum to work with. Red vellum. I havent used vellum in a really long time. So for all the millions of people that read my blog *cough* I challenge you to pull out that old vellum stash and to use some!

Last weekend I went to spotlight to buy some black material to make a backdrop for some Christmas photos. I got the kids matching white tshirts for the shoot. My trouble with this is I take pretty ordinary photos. Oh well. Hopefully I will get 1 nice one. Its all I can hope for! LOL! :P

So I have a job interview on tuesday. I am excited about this. You see at the moment I work full time and I am losing my child minder so childcare costs are going from $280 per week to $380 per week. I cant justify working 40 hours for $175. Thats like $4.75 an hour. So the interview is at Armaguard and it is a 6pm start for the shift. I didnt want to work weekends as Steve and I would never see each other, so needless to say I have all my fingers, toes, legs, arms, etc, crossed.

Well when we weaned Luke of the dummies the other week, it only took him 2 days to forget about them. So we have commenced the dreaded toilet training. Today is day 3. Yesterday he had no accidents at all, oh except for the poo first thing in the morning. What a shame I was in the shower so Steve had to attend to that! LOL! ;) He is doing really well. I am glad I waited until he was ready. He was showing all the signs like hiding when he had to go etc.

I got the Remember When Newsletter today and it had this quote:
As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn't supposed to ever let you down probably will. You will have your heart broken probably more than once and it's harder every time. You'll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken. You'll fight with your best friend. You'll blame a new love for things an old one did. You'll cry because time is passing too fast, and you'll eventually lose someone you love. So take too many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you've never been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you'll never get back. Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin. ~anonymous~
I thought it was just beautiful and wanted to share.

Anyway, thats it from me, my house is a mess so we are spending the better part of the day getting it back into order, just another reason why I cant work during the day. I miss the kids and the house is going to ruins! EEK!

Thanks for stopping by and take care!!! :)

Sunday, November 12, 2006

11.11.06

Remembrance Day. When I was young I was in the Australian Air League and we would participate in marches. Air League was fun. We learnt about planes and I learnt how to play a triangle in the band. I graduated to the cymbols. LOL.

I was driving home last night from athletics and I was thinking about Steve and man, I love that dude so much! I know, a little soppy, but it was like an epiphany. I didnt say anything to him last night. But I was woken by him this afternoon from my nanna nap (stayed up way to late chatting to Kylie!) and he had placed a bunch of roses on the bedside table and he and the kids ate half the box of chocolates that he also bought me. Its kinda funny to think that I was thinking so much of him last night and then he does that. We compliment each other. I guess that what soulmates do.

So I am supposed to be scrapping and doing a cybercrop over at www.memorybugs.com.au but I am thinking too much to be creative. Sometimes I think I think too much. Oh well.

Not much planned for tomorrow. Santa is going to Plumpton tomorrow so depending on the queue we may or may not get the kids Santa photo taken. Oh oh oh I bought a new set of Christmas lights today! I looove Christmas lights! These ones say Merry Christmas. Too cool.

Anyway, back to agonising over this layout that I am doing for SM. Oops. Secrets out. Take care and thanks for stopping by! :)

Tuesday, November 7, 2006

06.11.06

Nothing much has been happening. Work today. I think it must be a full moon as all the loonies were out today. Not that you can see the moon behind our gorgeous glorious grey skies. Have I ever told you I love the rain? No? Well I do. I love the sound of it, the feel of it and the smell of it! I just love it! I really have to get Steve behind the camera I think. Just so I can do some layouts about ME for a change and about the things I love.

So I have decided to share some layouts that I have been doing. I have been very scrapblocked for weeks! I go to the garage and just look at my supplies and think 'oh this is all too hard'. And then I trawl the internet and just generally get bored over the whole scrapping ordeal. But I think I am getting my mojo back a little. 'Bout time and just in time for a project I have been asked to do. Very excited about this!

Ok, so this layout, Seal of Approval, wins the award for having the lamest, cheesiest title ever! Oh well. What else could you call it?! LOL! The photos were from our trip to Nambucca Heads last year. We went to Pet Porpoise Pool. Kate got to pat the seal and feed it a fish. I love that place! The show is awesome adn you get to pat the dolphins. I love dolphins. They are so graceful and beautiful. Growing up though, my favourite was the killer whales. Now that is a beautiful species!

I also managed this layout, Outtakes. I love it! I have had these photos for ages. We went to Nurragingy Reserve on Australia Day and Steve and the kids sat down and I thought 'wow, that would make a great photo!' Of course they couldn't sit still. Kate is sneezing, Luke is lying down, Steve is squinting. I just could not get *the* perfect photo. But you know what, life ain't perfect and I love living in my little imperfect life!

I was able aslo to whip up my Memory Bugs DT layout. I love it! I can't wait to be able to share it with you guys! You know, I love my little spot on the Memory Bugs DT, I have the best bosses who are so relaxed and nice. I hope to keep that spot for a while! ;)

So, with all that scrapping stuff, I have been having some late nights, so I think it is time for me to go to bed. I may even wake up early, 5.30 :O, and go for a run. Maybe. Yeah. Probably not. It is still supposed to be raining tomorrow. Oh well. Will give it a miss then.

Even though my mum doesn't visit here, I just want to give her a shoutout as she had a hip replacement last week. Not even 50 years of age. So thats what I have to look forward too. EEK! Get well Mum!

Thanks for stopping by and take care!

Friday, November 3, 2006

02.11.06

So I have been MIA. Sorry about that. I have been buggered from work and we have had some hectic weekends. This last almost 3 weeks has gone so fast it is unbelievable!

So we went to the airshow and had a great time! This is Steve, Kate and Luke sitting in a helicopter. My favourite displays were the dancing helicopters - 2 helicopters in sync 'dancing' so close I thought they were going to crash! The F111's were awesome with their dump and burns. My other fav was the FA18's and their speed and agility. Awesome stuff.



So we went Trick or Treating on tuesday with the kids and SIL. Wow! The kids had the best time and did not want to go home!!! Cant blame them though, you dont get lollies everyday for dressing up and knocking on doors! It was so funny with some of the things they ended up with, like a packet of burger rings! I think because they looked cute, yes I am biased, that people wanted to give them something. We just did our small little block, but boy, did they score big time! LOL! So many treats! They are allowed 2 a day! We had a few people who came to our door but not many, so next year, I am going all out!
I am going to stick a pumpkin on our letterbox so people know to come to us! Seriously, if you didn't do it this year, do it next year! Your kids will enjoy it! Kate went as Hermione out of Harry Potter and Luke when as a yarrrr pirate!
I am such a mean mum! I took Luke's dummies off them the other night while he was asleep and cut the rubber off them! He has become so attached to them it wasn't funny! He would have one in his mouth and one in each hand. So they 'broke'. He was cranky to begin with but he is getting better now. It has only been 3 days so hopefully in a few more he wont even remember what a dummy was! The thing is, in just 3 short days, his speech has improved so much! I can actually understand him!
Besides that, not much else has been happening. Just work and house stuff. Boring. It must have been a full moon this week as all the loonies have been out in force at work! I am so over the place it isnt funny. I applied for a new job so we shall see how that goes. Not getting my hopes up, I just thought I would apply on a whim.
Anyway, thanks for stopping by and take care!!! :)