I have hardly scrapped for about 18 months. It is nice to want to start up again! So, I emailed another scrappy person who I had met once and we got together on saturday night for some scrapping! Fun indeed!
I also decided to join in a DT comp overat Scraploot. The first week was a card:
The second week was a layout based on a sketch:
It feels good to be creating again.
So, we had a pretty hectic weekend! On saturday Steve had to work. My sister, BIL and niece came over to meet Sally the puppy. Then I went to Karen's to scrao the night away! I had an awesome time!
Sunday was equally as busy! Kate and Luke both had birthday perties to go to at the same time. Luke's was at Lollipops playland and Kate's was at an ice skating rink. Kate was a bit scared and didnt leave the side of the rink. Then home to do some houseowrk that never got done. *sigh* Then shops to get groceries and dinner. Then I finished my layout and then Steve and I watched a movie - American Gangster. It was really really good! I really enjoyed it and I enjoyed spending time with Steve. Sometimes we are like ships inthe night with me working nights so it is nice to spend some time together!
Both Kate and Luke are off school today, they are sick with a cold. Steve should be off work, and Amy also has it. So far, I have escaped. But I know I will get it. I always do.
Well, I best go, I have lots of housework to do! Thanks for stopping by! :D
Well, there goes another week and a half. Last week was great, although I did miss Steve terribly. On the upside, I got to sleep. Lots. Goodness it felt great to have a solid 11 hours sleep if I wanted too. Now I am back to the 4 hours per day which usually consists of a 1 hour nap while Luke is a preschool and a 3 hour sleep in the evening. I have noticed though that around 5am at work I find myself micro sleeping. Quite funny really, because about 6am I perk up like I was never tired in the first place. I guess it is my natural body rhythm or something.
So, I had planned to get so much stuff done last week, finish knitting Kate's scraf for school, do a bit of sewing on Amy's quilt, do some scrapbooking. Do you think I got anything done? Nup. That's right. Nothing. But I really did enjoy my week off.
I went to the races at Rosehill on the weekend. This was the first time I had been and I had a great time! I came out in front in my bets too! I put on $1 each way bets. I spent $14 on the bets and won back about $20. Big spender, huh? LOL! Oh well, it was all in fun! Here is me with a work mate. Aren't we spunky monkeys? LOL!
And then on sunday we went to the shops to have a look around and ended up buying a dog! A gorgeous little girl Corgi! She is such a cutie! Kate named her Sally. I was a bit worried about naming her that as we previously had a dog named Sally that we had to give away as she was too boisterous for a backyard, but anyway.
Also, I had a layout in this months For Keeps. RDO. Not sure if I uploaded it here previously or not, but here it is anyway:
And that's about it from me today. I really have to go and sort this house out! The kids have only been home one day with the teachers strike, and it is a mess!
All is well. Although, I feel like I am getting sick again. My throat is really sore and scratchy. I had a similar sickness a bit ago, and I actually lost my voice. Completely. For 3 days. Lets say, I heard plenty of jokes about that one! But it is all good, I am having most of next week off work as Steve is going away for work. I am looking forward to having time off work. Yes, you do get used to working crazy hours and having minimal sleep, but I tell you, it is so easy to get out of those habits also.
I tried to take some more 6 month old photos of Amy. They didn't work. She was far too interested in the tutu she was wearing than anything else. Even three of us, Kate, Luke and myself, could drag her attention away from the tutu.
Last weekend my camera batteries died so recharged them and I had to set the date and time again so I thought I would snap a couple of photos, just to see if the betteries were ok, of course. I know this photo is blurry, I find it really sweet. Luke and Amy. They actually look so much like each other it isn't funny!
I met Steve up at the shops one afternoon. He needed new work pants, which reminds me, I have an evening of hemming to do before he goes away. While we were there we saw some honking big marshmallow kebabs. They were huge! We bought one for the kids, and because it was so big we chopped it in half. So, this is Luke, with half the kebab. I am not a lolly person (give me chocolate anyday!) but the kids are. I found these quite sickly and disgusting, but of course, the kids (and Steve) loved them!
Amy had her first vegemite sandwich during the week. Yep. She's a vegemite kid. She loved it and gummed it till there was none left, except for the smear on her face. The tears is from me taking too long to get her the sandwich. You'd be mistaken for thinking that I was starving her or something!
On friday I went to watch Luke in assembly as he was performing a song. I videoed him singing, well, I videoed the kid in front of him as I couldn't get into a better position to see him. Every now and the you see his arms though... Afterwards I went back with him to the preschool grounds and I stayed and played.
Ok, so here is where I admit I am a lousy mum. Both Kate and Luke on thursday had Mother's Day stalls at their respective schools. Did I remember? No. Kate was ok as she had already made me something at Girl Guides. Luke, however wasn't, but he was able to get a present and I was able to pay them the next day. I never did receive Luke's gift though, as he has hidden it somewhere special. He just doesn't remember where his special spot is. And, here is me, this morning, so you will have to excuse the bad pic. I had just woken up, my hair is a mess and I feel like crap with a headache and a sore throat, and the last thing I wanted was Steve to annouce he was going to take photos. But, it was Mother's Day afterall.
I had a really nice day. I received a photo of Luke and I at preschool in a hanging frame and some flowers from Luke. I received a soap and facewasher made into a bag from Kate. We also went to the shops where I bought a new dress and a cardigan. The dress is because I am going to the races next weekend at Rosehill and I needed something nice to wear. I haven't been to the races before and I am quite looking forward to it. Work has organised it, so it should be a good day out.
Well, really, thats about it. The last week and a half in my life. Thanks for stopping by! :)