Monday, October 30, 2006

Oh no not Denny!!



Did you see Grey's Anatomy tonight??? How sad was that I ask you? I mean you knew it was coming right. As if Izzy would get to be married and live happily ever after but it's just so unfair. Arrrrrrrrrggggghhhhh!! And he had just the cutest smile. The writers of this show are just fabulous. And bloody Meredith and McDreamy, what the?? Well I knew that was going to happen as well really but girlfriend, you'd better go find yourself an nice unmarried man!!! I was in tears and then had to go and tell Owen what had happened in between sobs. :P

Saturday, October 28, 2006

The List

I thought I'd do this thing that's going around since I have nothing to blog about Everything in bold, is something i have done/experienced.

1. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
2. Swam with dolphins
3. Climbed a mountain
4. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
5. Been inside the Great Pyramid
6. Held a tarantula
7. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
8. Said “I love you” and meant it
9. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby’s diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was shit faced
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Posed nude in front of strangers
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an expert
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Eaten fugu (pufferfish)
89. Had a one-night stand
90. Gone to Thailand
91. Bought a house
92. Been in a combat zone
93. Buried one/both of your parents
94. Been on a cruise ship
95. Spoken more than one language fluently
96. Performed in Rocky Horror Picture Show
97. Raised children
98. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds (45.5 kilograms)
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Petted a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart
111.Ridden a bike
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Petted a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad and The Odyssey
135. Selected one important author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone’s life

Monday, October 23, 2006

Busy, busy, busy

Man, there just dosn't seem to be enough hours in the day lately!! Or maybe I just need to learn to prioritise a bit better. I just seem to have no spare time lately which sucks because I have all these great scrap supplies to use.
My house has been driving me CRAZY lately. Everything seems to be getting on top of me. I really wish Jack would just find one TV show that he'll veg out in front of in the morning so that I can run around and tidy up a bit. I thought as he got older he'd learn to occupy himself for periods of the day playing with things which he sort of does I guess. I dunno... He just seems to want all my attention all the time. I'm a bit worried that he's getting too clingy with Owen and I. Especially with Owen when he's at home.
On Saturday night I went to Hog's Breath for my cousin's fiance's Hen's party. It was a nice night. There was the funniest woman sitting at our table. She told some really great stories. I even had a coctail.
And then on Sunday, I had plans with my Mum. She's phoned my up to see if I wanted to go to the Emu Park markets since she wasn't working so I dropped Owen off to work and then went and picked her up. It's a half hour drive to Emu Park from Rocky so we had a great chat on the way down. We got there and there's no markets. They were on last week. LOL. My Mum has a habit of doing things like that. I would laugh but apparently you'll have no luck laughing at your mother or so she tells me. Anyhoo, we had a great day. We checked out some display homes in the new estates, drove around a bit, checked out some shops, had lunch. It was really nice. I should try to spend more time with her.
Sunday night we went to Kim and David's for a BBQ dinner at their new house. It was a lovely night with all the little ones running around playing together. They were all really well behaved.
I went and ordered my tiles today so that's one thing finalised now. I went and had a look at the photos I got done through Masterpiece Studios. I bought the large one and got a small complimentary one as well. They were really nice photos but all the shots were very similar. That's okay though, at least it saved me some money. This afternoon I met Kim and Jared at the pool and we all had a little swim although it was freezing cold with the breeze and then the boys played on the slide. It was great to meet up with her I was feeling a bit down in the dumps today. Tonight I went to a buying night for work so that was pretty fun. Saw lots of gorgeous things.
Well, I really should get to bed. We've given Jack a pillow in his cot tonight to see if that helps to get him to stay in his own bed instead of ours. Here's a digi scrap I did today.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

A couple of gorgeous blokes!!


My cousin Julie and her husband Steve welcomed their first born to the world on Sunday, Lachlan James. He's just gorgeous and Julie sounds so happy and relaxed. Steve's been a good father and posted heaps of photos already so I've been cluck, cluck, clucking at my computer screen. Awwwwww, babies are just soooooo adorable. Here's a piccy. Isn't he gorgous? Cluck, cluck, cluck.

And here's a photo of our little man enjoying a tim tam (am I a bad mother?) and some milk. He is just so damm handsome. I can just tell he's going to be such a heartbreaker when he gets older. He's been such a funny little thing lately. He's starting to chat like crazy and he's picked up so many words. Sometimes when I'm hold him he wraps his little arms around my neck and says 'cuddle'. He is just so precious. It makes me all teary just thinking about it. Mwah to my gorgeous boy. Mummy love you.

Hmmmm, what else, what else...

I made it through to the fourth round of Embellished Idol. Very exciting. I really wasn't sure whether I would or not. I found the minimalistic LO so hard to do. I made a bit of a boo boo on the dymo tape journalling but it's easy fixed. The competition sure is hotting up. Some of the work is phenomenal. I'm gobsmacked to still be in. Here's a link if anyone wants to check it out- http://www.embellished.com.au/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=3655&cat=668

My man has been ebay shopping and you won't believe what he's bought. Let me just start off by saying that our house is small. I mean it's not like we live in a one bedroom or anything but it's not very big really. We're converting the garage into a home theatre room which is great but it's a single garage width and the laundry is at one end so it is probably a length of ten paces from one end to the next but Owen just likes gadgets and remotes so he's gone and bought and automated curtain system. He's such a cutie though.

What else, what else. I had a great day at work yesterday. I re-made quite a few bedroom suites with some new linen. I realise that for some people making beds sounds like such a chore but even just typing about it I get a little heart flutter. I really love the new Sheridan Junior range. I made up a couple of beds in these designs...
http://www.sheridan.com.au/product.asp?Product=29
http://www.sheridan.com.au/product.asp?Product=31
I really want to get the boardshorts quilt cover for Jack. I was tossing up between that one and a surferboy covelet and I ended up buying the coverlet but now that I've seen it out with the gingham sheets I want it. I should add that I'm not even really thinking of putting him in a bed for another six months or so although Owen's pushing for it though.

Anyhoo, I really should go. I've started sugar soaping walls today because my house is just driving me insane at the moment. I can't wait until our new carpet and tiles are in. I should be cleaning the stove while Jack's asleep so I better choof off. bfn.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

A couple of things

I went scrap shopping today with my voucher!! I got so many things and of course I spent all my money. I got some iron on fuzzy letters, a few different monograms, some groovy brads for christmas, some inks, some flowers, a stack of cardstock, some pp's, some rubbons. A real variety of things actually. Luckily Jack slept the whole time I was there which made a nice change. Usually I sit him on the floor and he empties the contents of my wallet just so I can have 2 seconds to check out what's new.
Also I took a photo of the new necklace I bought the other day while I was out shopping with my Mum. I'm really funny with jewellery. I love to buy it but then I never wear it. I'm so envious when I see people wearing all this gorgeous jewellery but I always think I look a bit silly in it. Tomorrow I'm hosting my Gekho jewellery party so I'm sure I'll fine some gorgeous piece to add to my collection of never worn jewellery.
I went to a sex toy party today at a friends place. It was great fun. I only knew one other person there but all the ladies were so nice. It was great for a laugh. It was very relaxed and the girl who does that parties was really friendly and perfect for her job. Anyhoo, I booked a party since all my work mates have been bugging me to have one so if anyone wants to come just let me know :P
Another photo to show tonight. Keeping up Amanda's idea here's my new dining table centre piece. I was out shopping the other day and saw all sorts of variations of this everywhere and just loved the look so now I have one. I think I've picked our tiles as well. They one's I'm leaning towards are white and glossy with a slight greyish marble to them. Actually if anyone reads this that has plain white tiles can you please leave a message to let me know if your happy with them. I really wanted to stear clear of the grey but the salesman said that stark white looks too much. Love to hear what anyone thinks about that.
Anyhoo, going to trawl the internet for a while and then head off to bed. I've got a bit of cooking and some last minute cleaning to do tomorrow.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Some new things about the place!!!

Well, we're having a few changes around our house and everything just seems to be go all at once. I ordered our recliner theate lounge today. I decided to go with the raisin colour which I think will be really nice, it's dark brown. I also lay-by'd a rug from work. It's a bit more than I wanted to spend but it's just sooooo nice that I couldn't resist. It has squares of different browns and creams and it sort of looks like dreadlocks. It's really thick and cushy and I think Jack is just going to LOVE squishing things into it but now that I've seen it I think if I get anything else I'll be really dissappointed. Owen got the new TV today, don't ask me what type it is but it's on a swivel base. How dumb do I sound? but I havn't even really watched it properly yet. I still havn't picked tiles. I paid off the quilt cover I had on layby and bought some new towels, Owen bought the air-cons and they're being fitted on Wednesday next week which is the same day the pest guy comes to make sure our temites are d-e-a-d.
It was my birthday yesterday and Owen got me a $100 gift voucher from Scrappy Days. That's going to be fun to spend.
Anyhoo, I think I might just take myself of to bed. I have to go shopping tomorrow to get supplies for the jewellery party I'm hosting on Sunday and then i'm going to Mag's tomorrow for her party plan party.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

And now for those pictures I was blogging about







grrrr, computers.

Well, well, well

I know, I know. My posts lately have been few and far between. I've havn't felt myself lately and I've got a bit of a flue and been a bit busy and blah, blah, blah. So here's what's new-

Owen got a motorbike!! Very exciting and just a little worriesome. He still has to get his licence and well, learn to ride but hey all in good time. He took me to have a look through the shop window the night before he bought it and me being the girl that I am exclaimed, 'Wow, I've got a nail polish just that colour'. He's been up and down our street on it a few times (the first couple were a wee bit wobbly) but he's getting much better.

Jack's button!! Well he still has it... I think... I havn't seen it yet and quite frankly I a bit over squishing through poo for a button. Rach, you cracked me up with your question about whether it was for a special LO.

Work!! Been good, apart from the huge screaming argument I had with a customer. Whoops...well she was doing most of the yelling anyway. My boss told me in future just to let him piss the customers off. Anyhoo, lots of gorgous new stock coming in. My current favourite is this one...Salsa by Linen House. I love the pink polka dots on the back of the quilt cover. V. cute.

Scrappin- I've done a couple of pages + some stuff for the Embellished Idol comp. I'm through to the second round which is pretty exciting. My works pretty plain at the moment. Not much embellishment going on. Here's a couple of pages. Rach also asked about my submission attempt. Thanks for asking mate but I got a rejection. I'm okay with that though, it wasn't my favourite LO anyways. I might submit some more stuff soon if I see any calls come up that suit. I'm doing Elsie's 52 week challenge on EB which is going to be great fun and something a bit different.

Coming up- Owen's brother arrives in town tomorrow for a week so it'll be fantastic to catch up with him. Mum's birthday tomorrow and mine on Thursday so we're planning some mother daughter time in the next couple of days. Dinner at Mum's tomorrow night and then we're going shopping on Thursday which should be fun. Saturday I'm going to a friends place for an.. ehem, how should I put it, adult toy party?!?! I don't think I'll know many people though so it might be a bit awkward. Sunday I'm hosting my Gekho jewellery party ( a little less riske then Mags's night) then it's a new week already. I've got a few things I've got to chase up. I'm trying to pick tiles for our lounge, dining, kitchen, theatre room (sounds more impressive than it is, it used to be the garage) but everything I look at is either too grey or too cream. At least I've decided on which size tile I like. I'm waiting on a price for a twin recliner too and I think I've decided on a rug I want. We're getting some air-cons fitted next week and someones coming to quotes on replacing our garage door with a sliding one so we've got some stuff going on really.

Alrighty I better get to bed.