Friday, 25 August 2006


It's been so crazy around here for the past week, I don't know where to start.
Let me start on Sunday, lol.
We headed up to the gorgeous Blue Mountains for a walk around the Three Sisters. Now this is funny so you can laugh, I certainly do, lol. Mum stayed home this day because her blood preasure was sky rocketing a few days before hand.So there was Me, Ant and Shancie & Connor, Dad, Mandy and Ben, and my cousin Darrell, Linsey, Jordon & Bradley. Mandy & Ben stayed up the top of the Scenic Railroad with Connor, as he was a bit out of sorts from the night before, I think he was a bit fluey.
Shanice was really petrified of the Scenic Railway, even the driver came a spoke to her before hand, but as we were going down, she loved it - typical, lol. Linsey took Bradley back up and the rest of us walked around the bottom to the Three sisters. WELL, we all know how steep those bloody stairs are. Shanice powered off with Dad, Darrell and Jordon and poor Ant was stuck with me who was really struggling. I got half way up and decided I needed to lie down cause I thought I was going to pass out.
Dad didn't know that I was suffering from chest pains about 2 weeks before hand. Dad and Ant were both seriously considering a stretcher or the Westpac helicopter to get me out. But I'd committed myself and I had to do this. So I had an apple, and the sugar rush was great. I ever so slowly dragged my sorry arse up those bloody steps.
Poor lil Shanice didn't know what to do. But I am SO proud of her for climbing all the way up to top.
Needless to say she wasn't feeling so well Sunday night and ended up coming home early on Monday, complaing of vomitting and sore knees.

My brave girl, about half way up the Giant Staircase.

Thursday, 17 August 2006

no longer the sahm....

I started to catch myself going a little crazy at home 5 days a week, lol. So I've gone back to the video shop just on Wednesdays. The best part is it's only for about 4.5hours, John is going to open for me so I can get the kids to school and then I arrive just after open, and i finish at 2pm, which gives me enough time to get home to pick up the kids.
Well I thought I should go back to work as I didn't want to leave the house. I was becoming a bit of a hermit. don;t get me wrong, I love being at home especially for my kids, but I don;t like that feeling at all.
so I started back yesterday. It was a lot less stressful as to when I left 3 months ago. I just hope it stays that way.
My mum is starting at my work too next week. It going to be so funny working with mum again. Shame it's not going to be on the same days.

I'm off to Zina Wright's class at Scrapabout tonight. I'm so looking forward to it. And I'm prepared, lo, that's a first. You watch I'll get there and hate what I brought and end up buying other "stuff", but I'm going to try and be very good.

I'm not in the best of moods today, I think it must be that time of month again. Just cranky and irritable and feel like crying all day long. And it started by finding Anthony razor blades still in the bathroom sink. Now I don't think that it's me, but isn't that a little irrirsponsible(sp?) and dangerous with 2 kids in the house? And i have to get 2 bookweek costumes ready for tomorrow as well as lunch and dinner for 12 people tomorrow.
Well that's enough from the grump.......

Tuesday, 15 August 2006


Let's see if blogger will now let me upload some photos...........

well better go and do the ironing and washing - grrrrr!!!!!!

Monday, 14 August 2006

happy birthday NAY!!!!

firstly I've pasted my 1000th visitor and they didn't stop by and say who they were :(
but that is a pretty big milestone, saying I haven't had the counter on that long.

It is my little sister birthday today - HAPPY BIRTHDAY NAY!!!!!! She's only 29, but she's such a kid. I had to make sure that I had lolly bags for everyone for her party, lol. Her excuse is that they are for the kids, but we all secretly know she enjoys it.

My kids had today and friday off school so we could spend it with cousin that is out from England.
This morning I took the kids to the movies to Hookwinked. They enjoyed it and that was the main thing. Then we met at the Mean Fiddler for lunch. The kids had a ball in the playground while we all sat around, drinking and talking. Was a shame that you couldn't find any bar staff when you needed them!

I'm going to back track now...........

Friday we went for a drive up to Woolumbi. For the "imfamous" Dr Jurds Jungle Juice. It is such a pretty drive. The kids had an absolute ball running a muck in the paddock while we had lunch in the beer garden. We wondered around the ooooooohhhhhhh..... 3 shops that are in the main street. We saw loads of wild kangaroos on the drive home, which was great for the relo's to see.

Shanice and I spent the night at Mandy's and Connor wanted to stay with mum and dad. Now they believe me that Connor's snoring is terrible. I kid you not I can here him in the shower when he is at the other end of the house. I think I can see a trip to the doctors coming along very shortly.

Saturday we all went to the Reptile Park at Gosford. We love it there and go at least once a year. My kids are still petrified of the spider exhibit and wont go in and the snakes we have to go in the exit as the are so scared of the giant crocodile pharoh - don't ask!!!
We saw all of the shows even the Eric the Crocodile feeding one. I've never seen it before. The guy that runs all the shows does love the sound of his own voice though, lol.

Well I'd better upload some piccies then.........

ok blogger is having issues and will only let me upload 1 photo, so I'll try and do the rest tomorrow.

Thursday, 10 August 2006

a new position.....

I got a spot on the Memories And More Design Team. I'm soooooooooo excited. I can't wait to start all the gals on their are super friendly and very talented.
Thankx so much girls for having me.

I'm just about to update my sidebar with all the links. I don't have all you girl's blogs addy's so if you get a chance to send them to me I'd love to add them.

Ohhhh! and I'm almost up to my 1000th visiter since I put on my counter. I'd love to know who it is when it reaches that mark. If you can leave me a little message I'd be grateful. Cheers.

Well I'm off to a days training today for work. I don't start back until next Wednesday but they are putting a new software program so it would be easier to learn it before it's installed.

Sunday, 6 August 2006

50 layouts, the card and relo's

So many things today which are just total rambelings.

I counted all my layouts last night and I've done 50 this year. Snaps for me, lol!!!!! I've reached my goal. Now that is an achievement I didn't think I'd accomplish.

I finally got around to doing my card from last nights cyber crop. You had to use the scraps from the 3rd layout ("having much more fun than monkies" lo). Yep, quick, simple and easy, just how I like my cards.

I dragged my sorry arse out of bed this morning at 11am only because the phone ran. Ant was at work earning some extra cash for his stint up at Surfers this weekend (4 days he's going for). He turns 30 on Tuesday and for his 30th he wants to go away with his mate because he didn't have a 18th, 21st or bucks night. Well that's his excuse anyway, lol. And to be honest if that's what he'd like then that's fine by me, I have now worries about him going at all. His mates wife on the other hand cant trust her husband as far as she can throw him.

Oh yes, I am rambling, lol. I had to wait until Ant got home cause he forgot his house keys and I thought I'd go grocery shopping with both the kids. Big mistake, they promised to be well behaved and they were the opposite which I should have expected. I thought while I was out I may as well go to Officeworks and get the stamp that mum wanted me to pick up for her and while I was there I look for Uni-ball Signo pens. I got 2 limited editions art sets in pink and blues (5 per pack) they are so YUM!!!!

Other things ............. My cousin arrives from England tomorrow with his wife and 2 children. I haven't seen my cousin since I was 3 so the next 3 weeks will be interesting. I am looking forward to meeting them all and getting to know them. I think it's really important for my kids because the only extended family they know from both sides of the family are my sister and Ants sisters and that's where is stops. I'm first generation Australian from my side and my kids are first generation Australian on Ant's side. It will be nice to show them a sense of family.

Anyway, that's enough. I don;t think I'm making any sense and I still have to go and get lunches ready before I crash and get up in about 6 hours, not to mention the 4 or 5 times I get up beofre that with the kids.................

cyber cropping

I know it's after midnight and I really should be in bed asleep. I can hear Spongebob playing in our bedroom again, which means Connor has woken up next to Anthony and put it back on again. Cheeky monkey! He's in for a rude shock in a few minutes when I turn it off and put him back in his bedroom.
I've been cyber cropping over at Scrapbooking Top 50 tonight. I reckon it's been over 12 months sice I last joined in one. They always seem to fall on a night when I'm not home, and we all know that that doesn't happen very often.
Well I managed to complete 3 challenges. I just have to make a card from my scraps from challenge #3 and I'm all done, but I'm buggered and that can wait until morning.
So here's what I've done (please blogger work!!!!!, lol)

Wednesday, 2 August 2006


I've been tagged by te very cheeky Miss Sheree.
So here goes

Four Jobs I’ve Had:
1. Babysitter
2. Video Shop chick (for 16years and about to go back in September, I miss it too much)
3. Mother
4. Scrap Girls Retreats Cheif Instigator

Four Movies I Can Watch Over And Over:
Your joking! Didn't I just mention I work in a video shop, this is tooooooo hard.
1. The Mummy
2. How to lose a guy in 10 days
3. Sweet Home Alabama
4. Chicago (oh and sing and dance along with it, lol)

Four TV Shows I Love To Watch:
1. Survivor
2. Desperate Housewives
3. Lost
4. CSI

Four Important things to me:
1. My kids
2. My husband
3. My mum, dad and sister

Four Tunes That Play In My Head:
1. Stupid Girl by Pink
2. American Idiot by Green Day
3. Can't get you out of my head by Kylie
4. Welcome to my life by Simple Plan

Four Favorite Food Dishes:
1. Anything I don;t have to cook
2. Fajita's
3. butter chicken and cheese nan
4. Plum & sweet n sour chicken with rice

Four Websites I Visit Daily:
1. Scrap Girls
2. Shop & Crop
3 Blogs
4. The bank, lol, there is never any money

Four Scrap company’s I like:
1. Heidi Swapp
2. Basic Grey
3. SEI
4. Making Memories

Four Favorite Colors:
2. Chocolate
4. Chocolate

Ok, now who can I tag???? Alison J......... Tracy.......... and anyone else that reads my blog.