Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Woo Hoo again!

I know I am slack! I had good itentions ... I have taken pics of the layouts I have created recently but am yet to upload them?!

So ... woohoo for ....
* umbrellas - after a week or so of rain and drizzle an umbrella definitely comes in handy!
* kiddie cuddles
* a great comments from Finn's teacher at Parent/teacher interviews yesterday

On that last note - we had the last parent/teacher interview for Finn only a couple of weeks after he started. She highlighted a few areas where Finn was maybe not quite up to speed, like recognising numbers and colours (like I think I mentioned in an earlier post). But this was just Finn, at Kindy he would be the first out the door into the playground and sandpit, I very rarely got pictures or writing - he was just too busy playing. But now - WOW - the change in him over the last 4 months has been amazing! He is like a sponge and I am consistently amazed by some of the things he comes out with nowadays! Spelling words for me, reading basic words in the newspaper, roadsigns and books. I am soooo proud of him and whatsmore he loves school which is all good - long may it continue!

Hope everyone is surviving this wild weather. My Uncle and his family have just been evacuated tonight from their place in Torbay, fingers crossed this rain eases and their house is undamaged.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Woo Hoo Wednesday ...

... again!

Woo Hoo for
* school being back and getting back into a 'normal' routine
* payday
* warm fire to snuggle in front of on a cold drizzly day

Sorry for the short list today, one of those blah days ... well a couple actually. Got one of those slight cough, sore throat, cold and tired bodies at the mo. Kids had the bugs over the holidays and now hubby and I have it :( Having lots of early nights, but not much downtime though when you have little people to care for ... sigh. But enough of that, am feeling better today (small woo hoo here), at least I haven't got the persistent headache.

My magazine decluttering is going well, almost through my pile of old mags - amazing how much of the pages are filled with advertising! Just have to get a folder now, with file deividers and I will be all set and organised!

Off to cook tea now and chuck some more wood on the fire.
Keep warm!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Let the decluttering begin ...

So first it was Janine, then the program on TV 'The Big Stuff' and today it was the topic on Oprah. So not only the latest trends owls and cupcakes but there is also 'decluttering' - LOL!
Well I started my own - yesterday the storage cupboard in the hallway, the kitchen pantry, Emma's toybox and half my wardrobe ... still have that suitcase of old clothes to sort through!
The one thing I have picked up on is that when you buy something - you get rid/sell/giveaway something else. So this takes me to my huge pile of magazines! Have decided to keep only a small selection, all the others have to go ... but I am going to cut out all the pics that inspire me and put them into a folder. So that will be tonights job while watching tv ...

Put together a couple of layouts last night, just have to add titles, so will add photos soon. :)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Woo Hoo Wednesday!

Yes it's that time of the week again!

Woo Hoo for:
* toasty warm fires on foggy cloudy dull days
* being able to work flexible hours so I can spend more time with the kids over the holidays
* new cuttlebug embossing folders I managed to get my hands on this week
* new Core D'inations cardstock - when you sand, scrunch or tear it it shows a different colour, and such cool bright colours too!
* catching up with friends over the weekend and having them to stay
* being asked to do a layout for a sketch challenge site (go check it out here - think it gets posted today), below is a sneak peek ...
* making my own transparencies - see butterfly below

Have a great rest of the week!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

To give away ....

... 2 budding artists
product of choice: red feltpen
canvas: the cream painted lounge door!

no I didn't get a photo ... was a tad too angry for that .... but don't worry after a fair bit of scrubbing it did come off ... whew!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


OK seriously WOO Hooing today

- you might have guessed I got my computer back last night! It has been a very long few days without it!
- also my kids came home yesterday, we went to Invers for the weekend and left the kids down there with my parents. Mum had a great time with them and she brought them back up yesterday and has just left to go home today.
- I have the rest of the week off with the kids. With the kids away I worked Mon & Tues fulltime to get my hours out of the way for the week, now have 5 days off in a row and no plans, so lots of mornings mucking round in our pj's I think! LOL!
- the sun is shining! We have had some rough weather of late but today the sun is out and a beautiful winter blue sky. Making the most of it with washing outside.

So without further ado I am off to get some odd jobs done outside while the weather permits, and then might do some yummy baking with the kids! Then tonight will be catching up on blogs and the latest gossip on the forums!

Friday, July 4, 2008


I have been computerless for 5 days now ... and counting! I know ..... it has been hard .... I am managing ... just! LOL!
Stupid viruses, or something like that!
Am just in Invers for the weekend so have manged to jump on Mum and Dad's computer, with vvvvveeeerrryyyyy sssslllllllooooowwww dialup so no time to check blogs or have a good look at anything except emails really. Hopefully I will be back online early next week - fingers crossed!

see you all in cyberspace again sometime very soon :)