Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Sifting through poo!!!

That's what I've been doing today. I'm looking for a button. It was there one second and gone the next. Ooooooppppsss!! I think (I'm pretty sure actually) that Jack ate a button last night. He had two in his hands and I told him to put them in the container turned my head away then turned back and one had vanished. Stupid I know. Why didn't I just take it off him. I mean I'm still not 100% sure he ate it but he was kind of making a peanut butter eating face and I can't find it anywhere so that's where it must be. I phoned the Qld Health Helpline (fantastic initiative) and even though I had to wait about 20mins it was re-assuring to be able to speak to someone medical at eight o'clock at night. They said to go to my doctor today which we did and he basically said not to really worry about it. I took in a matching button to show him and he thinks it's small enough not to cause a problem. He probably though I was a freak because I'm like, "I looked it up on the internet last night and he had no wheezing, no excess saliva, no trouble breathing, no indications of pain blah, blah, blah". Anyhoo, Jack had his 18 month imunisations while we were there as well.
Tomorrow I have two gentlemen coming to visit me at home in the morning. I don't know whether I but too much stock or what but they are reps for two of the decor accessory companies and when I said I wasn't working and couldn't come in he suggested that they drop around to my house. Now I'm panicing that they're going to pick on my decor. LOL.
Anyway, I'm off to try and scrap. I just fitted a new blade to my craft knife so I better get busy.
Plus my water is being cut off from 9-5 for the next two days so now flushing toilet at our place. How much fun is that going to be. Tomorrow I might just take Jack out for the day after these guys are finished and Friday I'm working and Jack's at DC so it shouldn't be too bad.
Catch you all later.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

I've been MIA!!




How boring has my blog been this week?? I've been really busy with work and stuff and the computers been giving me the sh*ts!! Anyhoo, I'm back.
I went to my first ever crop on Friday night. Six till midnight!! It was great fun, great conversation, great bunch of ladies and the were multi drawer prizes and I won some rhinestone brads:) I finished off the page I'd started using the EB BG pack, did a complete page just had to print some stuff when I got home and started a double LO. They're all below. So that was great. There was heaps of space. I'll definately go again and next time I'm going to use some of their stamps and things and I'll plan my pages a bit better.
I've entered the Embellished Idol comp which is very exciting. I can't wait to see what the next challenge is. Some of the entries are sensational.
Well, Jack's just woken and is going to be sleeping in our bed tonight because he's got a bit of a fever and a runny nose so I'd better get to bed. I'll just post my latest LO's in here.
Before I go I just wanted to send out a call to Dee. Are you around?? I havn't seen you in a few days. Hope your okay?!?! Drop me a line.
And I'm changing my song after watching Australian Idol tonight.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

The new shelf


I'm still up waiting for the stupid cat to come home so I thought I'd post a photo of the shelf I put up today. Very exciting stuff in my blog hey!?! or not... trying adding photos to my blog tonight is giving me the sheets.

Those LO's


Post and run!!

I've got stocktake at work for the next couple of days and Owen's on holidays so it worked out well in that he can look after Jack for a couple of days but I won't get to spend any time with him which SUCKS!! I really feel like I need to lately too. I miss him being a work all the time and when he's home we're both so busy. I think I'm going to organise a date night soon.

The termite guy came today and did the treatment. He thinks our damage is going to be pretty minimal which is fantastic but we have to wait a month for the stuff to work before we find out for sure which is a tad frustrating. Owen and I have decided that if there's too much damage to the wall in our bedroom that we'll just put in french doors and built a little patio off the room. It would be nice. I have all these fantastic ideas of what I want to do with the back area but I just can't draw it.

I've been a bit down lately. Just not feeling myself and feeling a bit lost really. I think it's going around at the moment. Hopefully the few days at work with lots of running around will help a bit.

I'm really going to get my butt in gear next week and start a HUGE spring clean. I'm so sick of looking at all the excess clothes and things we have jammed in our cupboards. It's all going to go. I've been thinking about some different decorating ideas too. I put up our new shelf in the bathroom today but I put the support bracket on upside down so the screw holes are on the top but it's okay. I looks so much tidier now and everythings out of Jack's reach.

I watched Oprah today and it was so distressing. She had on children who's photos had impacted on society. She had the Ethiopian girl who's photo inspired Bob Geldoff to start Bandaid/Live aid. They had a story about adoption of unwanted Chinese baby girls and they showed a little baby girl who was left to die in an orphange in a room. Just neglected to death. It was so sad. I just held Jack and cried and smothered him with kisses. I try not to think about things like that because I get so upset sometimes. How can people be so cruel? I love my baby so much. I'm so grateful to be a mother. I wish I could adopt one of those babies too.

Anyhoo, better get to bed. Here's a couple of LO's I did today. The museli bar one Jack helped with. He stuck down most of the buttons. Pretty smart hey.

Grr they won't load. I'll try in a new topic.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

IQ Test

Man that was hard!!

Testriffic IQ test

Look, I'm in the gallery

I submitted a LO to Basic Grey and it's been selected. I'm sooooo excited. Check it out...

http://www.basicgrey.com/catalog/idea_gallery.php?designer_id=10112&osCsid=7528b552a2bd569b6f7f8a85d154bce1

Monday, September 11, 2006

Tagged! and some random thoughts

This first one has rules....List 5 wierd things about yourself or your pets. Tag 5 friends and list them. Then, those people need to write on their blogs about 5 wierd things, and state the rules, and tag 5 more people. Don't forget to let the people you tag know by posting a comment on their blog!(this took me FOREVER!! obviously i'm not as wierd as i thought....)

1. If I'm having trouble sleeping I type!! I just make up sentances and type away on my chest.

2. I used to drink pickled onion juice. I hardly ever eat pickled onions now but I had a "thing" for the juice and apparently so did my father(which is odd because my folks divorced when I was too young to remember and I never spent much time with my Dad). My Mum told me that if you drank too much of it it would dry up your blood.

3. Jack has a stick on star bath toy that has these bits that attatch to the end of each arm and then have characters that sit on them and they are all colour co-ordinated and of course when I put them away they MUST be on the right colour bit. Bloody Owen even puts them on incorrectly just to bug me.

4. I'm scared of the dark even though I'm a rational person and I'm a grown woman. If I'm out hanging clothes on the line at night or whatever I always have to walk very briskly back to the house just in case there's a vampire flying around or something.

5. OK now this one's gonna be WAY too much info for everyone out there but I'm grasping at straws here. At night before I go to bed the absolute last thing I have to do is go to the loo even if I've been to the loo, then brushed my teeth I still have to go to the loo again just in case there's even half a mil of wee :) ROFLMAO!! No one's ever gonna come back to my blog again after that confession are they.

And I tag...Pauline, Alanna, Dizzy, Kim and Angela

And now for the random thoughts.

I was lying with Jack tonight and just looking at his beautiful angelic face and it made me think about how much I really need to better myself. I just hate the thought of him growing up with un-necessary issues because of me. I really need to eat healthier, be more possitive and organised and patient and really focus on being exactly how I want my child to be.

I can already see the boy he's going to be. He's so funny and he seems soooo much like my brother. He's going to be the kind of kid that makes a hang-glider out of a garbage bag and jumps off the roof or gets a fish spike stuck in his finger just like Kevin. He's runs so fast for such a little fella and he gets sooooo excited about things. It's precious.

My cup runneth over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Just a LO


and I'm off to bed.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Post & run


Monday, September 04, 2006

Up & Down

Well, I've had an up & down week...

UP...we got our tax refunds, YAAAYYY!!! It's always nice to get a bit of money. I get extra tax taken out of my pay every week just so I can get that extra little thrill at refund time.

DOWN...discovered a termite nest behind Owen's sock box in our bedroom. "Insert very sad smiley here"

UP...pest man came and couldn't find trail so he said there's probably a hole in our termi-mesh and all costs will be covered.

DOWN...discovered second nest, exterior, so now all costs are on us. "Insert another very sad smiley here"

So, luckily we live in a cosy (shoe box of a) house as to treat the termites they have to dig a trench around the perimeter (sp?) for the chemical to go in but we're still going to be up for $1500 + the repair costs for damage already done. So I've been a big sooky la-la cry baby today. Anyhoo, what does not kill us makes us stronger. I keep telling Owen, at least we have our health

Oh no, I've just heard the news about Steve Irwin being killed. How terrible for his wife and kids and how horrible that she's uncontactable. He was a great ambassador for Australia and our wildlife. What a tragedy.

Here is the LO I did yesterday using the stuff that Cat got me for the swap. I'm so pleased with the way it turned out. We even did a special photo shoot to get a recent family photo. This was the best of them. In all the other ones Owen and I have weird faces from trying to get Jack to look and smile.



And for Amanda's challenge. Some of my favourite things in my house. My pot rack and my bedside table lamp with jewellery. Sorry that's all I could come up with. I used to have a nicely decorated home but then Jack started walking and climbing and now everything's packed away.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Tagged by Alanna

1. Which famous person would you most like to learn that you are descended from?
When I was a kid I used to think Elvis was my dad

2. Which famous person would you hate to learn that you are descended from?
Adolf Hitler

3. If you could be ancestor to any living famous person, who would it be and why?
That's a toughy. Maybe Mahatma Gandhi for his beliefs.
4. If you could go back in time and meet any known ancestor(s) of yours, who would it be?
I would have liked to have met my Grandad's parents because for him to be the man he is I think he must have come for loving, kind, funny parents.

5. Tag five others.