Tuesday, 18 September 2007


i'm pretty sure that says it all........

why are there not enough hours in the day?
why is every single corner of my house got a mess in it?
why does it seem that i'm not getting anything done when i'm constantly busy?
why is it as soon as i tidy somewhere a little person or big one is behind me messing it up again?
why do i always get side tracked on the computer?
why am i not motivated to scrap up a storm when i written a list with all my scrapping commitments (all 23 of them)?
why don't those magical cleaning fairies visit ME at night so i can awake to a tidy home?

that being said here i am putting off my tidying by sitting here in front of the puter again!!!!!

todays funny

i can always tell when anthony is having a fantastic day at work and is getting tonnes acomplished (note the sarcasm) i get emails from him filled with funnies.
he sent me a great one not so long ago and i need to share cause i related to it!
now it is american but there is only one teeny tiny part that we didn't get here in Oz.
hope you find it as funny as i did...........

If you are 30 or older...
If you are 30 or older you will think this is hilarious!!!!

When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were when they were growing up; what with walking twenty-five miles to school every morning . . . uphill BOTH ways . . . through year 'round blizzards. Carrying their younger siblings on their backs . . . to their one-room schoolhouse, where they maintained a Straight-A average, despite their full- time, after-school job at the local textile mill . . . where they worked for 35 cents an hour just to help keep their family from starving to death!

And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way in hell I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that on kids about how hard I had it and how easy they've got it!

But now that I'm over the ripe old age of thirty, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today. You've got it so easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a damn Utopia! And I hate to say it but you kids today you don't know how good you've got it! I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have The Internet. If we wanted to know something, we had to go to the damn library and look it up ourselves, in the card catalog!!

There was no email! We had to actually write somebody a letter . . . with a pen! Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox and it would take like a week to get there!

There were no MP3's or Napsters! You wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the damn record store and shoplift it yourself! Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ'd usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up!

And talk of about hardships? You couldn't just download xxx! You had to steal it from your brother or bribe some homeless dude to buy you a copy of "Hustler" at the 7-11! Those were your options!

We didn't have fancy crap like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called they got a busy signal, that's it! And we didn't have fancy Caller ID Boxes either! When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your mom, your boss, your bookie, a collections agent - you just didn't know!!!You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!

We didn't have any fancy Sony Playstation video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like "Space Invaders" and "Asteroids" and the graphics sucked ass! Your guy was a little square! You actually had to use your imagination!And there were no multiple levels or screens, it was just one screen forever! And you could never win. The game just kept getting harder and harder and faster and faster until you died!! Just like LIFE!

When you went to the movie theater there no such thing as stadium seating! All the seats were the same height! If a tall guy or some old broad with a hat sat in front of you and you couldn't see, you were just screwed!

Sure, we had cable television, but back then that was only like 15 channels and there was no onscreen menu and no remote control! You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on! You were screwed when it came to channel surfing! You had to get off your ass and walk over to the TV to change the channel and there was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Saturday Morning. Do you hear what I'm saying!?! We had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons, you spoiled little brats!

And we didn't have microwaves, if we wanted to heat something up, we had to use the stove or go build a frigging fire. Imagine that! If we wanted popcorn, we had to use that stupid Jiffy Pop thing and shake it over the stove forever like an idiot. That's exactly what I'm talking about!

You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled.You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1980!!!!!

Monday, 17 September 2007

i loved it

nip tuck season 4 was everything i expected it to be. and i lurved it!!!!!!!
i sat down and started watching it at about 12noon on Tuesday and watched 9 episodes and thought that at midnight i really should turn it off. had to work on wednesday but as soon as i got home it was back on to watch the last 2 disc, with 6 episodes remaining.
only a short season, but GREAT!!!!!

i'm an absolute shocker for telling everyone the details, so if you want to know what happens, email me and i'll fill you in. cause who knows if they'll air it here in oz this year!

oh and btw thanks for that comments and emails letting me know i wasn't the only one who loves it.
Bring on season 5 Nip Tuck in LA!!!!!! crap did i let the cat out of the bag, lol

Tuesday, 11 September 2007

it's here

be prepared for me to go missing for the next couple of days........
it arrived this morning. i have been waiting very patiently, i might add for the past 12 months for it to be realised (in the states that is, who knows when it would be released here in Oz and i just can't wait that long). i have already watched the first 3 eposides and no doubt will finish another 3 before i finally fall asleep tonight

Anthony has been warned that dinner/cleaning/washing/ and looking after kids has now been put on the back burner until i have completed watching all 5 discs.
God love him! i think he's more angry cause i started watching it without him
it's sooooo not everyone's tastes but i just LURVE Nip Tuck!!!!!!

Monday, 10 September 2007

another year older.......

i tried so hard to convince my kids that the reason we were having a long weekend in Sydney this weekend was because it was mine and nan's(my mum) birthday!!!!! They soooooo didn't believe me, lol.
But how nice was it of the government to be thinking of me LOL!!!!!!!giving me and mum and extra day to celebrate.

I was lucky enough to be born on my mum's birthday many years ago. And i just love that i can spend my day sharing it with my most favourite person in the world.

this year was extra specail as dad was still here and he sung happy birthday to us.
even though it rained most of the day, it was a lovely day to spend it with my whole family.
i was totally spoilt rotten. i can't believe how much i was spoilt. just so can remember (cause i'm bound to forget by next week) this is what i got:
* Nip Tuck Season 4 has just left the states and should be here in the next couple of days -YAY!!!!! so can't wait
* "How to kill your husband and other handy household hints" book from the kids
* dvd of primal fear from the kids (love that movie)
* hair straightner from my sister
* sister magnets from - my sister
* hair stuff from my sister
* an invitation to High Tea from Mandy (so cant wait as i've been dying to go)
* a gorgeous new black handbag
* an new pair of shoes from mum and dad
* 2 pairs of denim shorts from mum and dad
* a pair of brown cargo type pants from mum and dad
* 5 gorgeous new tops from mum and dad
* a basket full of make up from mum and dad (my mum is like an elephant and remembers the slightly little comments i make like "i'm out of foundation and i need some new lipstick" - god love a')

i was so excited by all my presents that i came home and took a photo of them all, lol

the bestest birthday present of all was my husband giving my mum a brand new $500 bbq. mum was not expecting this and she was so lost for words. but it's just a little something we can give to her for all the things she has done for us over the years. and i know your thinking a bbq for you mum!!!! you see there is a story with the old bbq and thats why she needed a new one, to start some new and happy memories.

The yummy treats my sister whipped up for me and mum
From Angelic to scary! in 3 seconds flat, lol
not many piccies from the day as i was too busy enjoying every minute of it!

Thursday, 6 September 2007

a luna eclispe (yes i know it was last week, lol)

I'm a bit slow............
This term Shanice has been studying Space. She has been thriving on it which is so great for you self esteem. And as luck would have it while they are studying space we are lucky enough to encounter a luna eclispe.
So last tuesday night every 10 minutes me and kids snuck out into the back yard to see the moon changing. We took a few happy snaps along the way, which turned out well before the moon turned red and then cause it was so dark my little fiji found it difficult to focus on the dark sky. But they were still good shots for shanice to take into school.
The kids loved seeing this amazing thing happening to the moon, and then i had to try and explain it!!! LOL!!! Good thing shanice is learning all about it as she did a better job than me using kids language.

Anyways........ yesterday i recieved an email from my gorgeous sister mandy with some photos from the eclispe. It would seem that a friend from her work had taken these shots from his telescope. They are great, so much better than mine, lol.
So here's a little share.

Monday, 3 September 2007

busy, busy, busy

So what's new in the Sheppard-Morris household. It certainly doesn't stop here, lol.
The weather has been absolutly gorgeous in the past week and the kids have just loved playing outside. In true Spring fashion we took a little trip to bunnings to pick some gardening stuff in the vain attempt to make a pretty spring garden. The kids have taken it upon themselves to claim it as their own and are doing well at looking after the new herb planter box.
Yesterday was Father's Day and with Anthony's parents jet setting across Wales and America for the next seven weeks we spent the day up at my parents. It was a glorious day and in the perfect light i ran around like a mad woman snapping away at anything that remotely smiled in my direction.
Connor helping make lunch
Giving my sister Mandy a pedicure with a kids chalk duster, lol!!!
The Holden blimp flew right over head. Look at that sky!
Family photo time. Now you know where Connor gets his crazyness from.
Note to self - need to photoshop the colour, too dark and shadowy!