Sunday, 28 December 2008

And she scraps...

...albiet not terribly well! But... I have some photos finally scrapped! I was determined that I was going to push past this scrappers block, and boy did it show in the beginning, couldn't balance this LO to save my life!

So... Fathers Day, speaks for itself:

Karen singing her heart out at her 30th b'day party:

Me and Dags in a photo together for once! Why I thought that flourish was a good idea on here I have no idea...

Darren's Mug Shot... he did Mo'vember and grew this Chopper style moustache, he looked so mean!! Thank goodness it's gone now! But... finally I'm getting some half decent scrap style happening!

And our Tigerpuss... he's so gorgeous! And I LOVE this LO...

So that was yesterday... spent the day on and off scrapping and watching TV, true veggy day! Thinking today will be much the same, a tad on the boring side... but I'm relaxed finally, no dizzies, no headaches, no lumps, no aches... about friggin time!!

Saturday, 27 December 2008

Christmas Recovery...

I love this quiet time after Christmas... recovery time. Even though I kept my Christmas preparations this year to a minimum, you still get stressed! I've had nanna naps every day lately.... I have no idea how I'm going to cope when I go back to work!!

Just thought I'd share some fave pics from our Christmas, our trees and assembled decorations....

There is NSW Christmas Bush in there as well, a tradition my MIL has started as they all hale from NSW, so if we have Christmas Eve at our house then a cutting comes with. I love it, it's a nice tradition.

I would like to say it was a nice Christmas Eve this year... and it was until just before dinner when a certain 39 year old had a temper tantrum, then ruined the night for us all by sulking... and it wasn't me! Oh well... family hey!!

Pic from the back door early Christmas Morning... even though Kel is nearly 12 and over the Santa thing, he still gets up far too bloody early Christmas morning! The grape vines seriously need some tending too... but I love them looking all wild!

Shadow... always a cat with attitude... here he is saying "feeds me now, or the nose gets bitten"... he got fed!

Kel with Talis and Shay up at Nev's 'new' 100yr old house in Northam... her kids got the little pool for Christmas while they fix up the inground one. Kel at first was doing the 'tween' thing and not wanting to go in... lasted about 10 mins and he's in there as well. I'm so glad to see he can let go of the 'but I'm a big kid' attitude and play with his younger cousins who adore him!

Christmas day however was a lovely day... Nev's house is very 'her' and you feel comfortable immediately there. So we all relaxed and eventually got lunch sorted by 3pm... yes, all disorganised as always... but that's my sister and certainly didn't bother me in the least!!

And my gorgeous sister Jenevra... I've not seen her for such a long time! We are making amends this year with luck... and getting together more often!!

Oh and a layout... I've been really slack scrapping this holiday, just don't have the oompfh still, I'm feeling bored with it, shocking I know... hope that goes away soon!!!

So that's all from me... NYE next, Kel's birthday, but we have no plans. Nev's coming over in the afternoon after she drops Arthur at the airport and that's about it. We usually take Kel to a movie or something, whatever he wants as it's his night, but this year money is seriously tight so doubt that will happen.... sucks. But he's a good kid, so long as I make him his lasagne and a happy birthday cake he'll be happy... have to make sure next year is extra special, he'll be a teenager for that one.... god help me! So I will enjoy this last year before the teen swings hit!!

Until next time... take care of you!

Monday, 22 December 2008

I did scrap!!

One whole layout... better than none though!! I've used a Pagemaps Sketch as really, inspiration is GONE, but I want to at least pretend I can create!! I LOVE these papers though, they are the new Kaiser ones and I wish I could get them all in for MaDs right now, but have to wait a little as I've already spent this months MaDs allowance. This pic of Lisa and I is a classic {thanks for snapping it Karen}! I've put a golden filter over it to blend the papers in and I think it all works great!

I have other pics from the Wine Tour to do, but this one I wanted to do right away... which reminds me, doofus head... I have to burn the pics to disk for the girls, doh!!

My PC is kinda dead, I'm coping though with the laptop, just all my email contacts and MYOB for the shop are on the PC... I can cope, just means I'm going to have a wad of shop paperwork to input when it gets fixed as I usually do it as it happens... blagh!! Will get it fixed in the New Year when we have some cash flow and have recovered from the silly season! I did have to load the trial version of Lightroom onto here though, I can't live without it, didn't realise how much I use it on my photos!!

The crop here on the weekend was truly an enjoyable day, just 4 of us {me, Jules, Jen & Vicki} and it was very relaxed... I really enjoy having friends over to scrap here, so glad I got this big crop table. Dags met the girls as well this time, well he knows Jules, but met Jen & Vicki who've I've spoken of to him for the last year and a bit but he's not yet met... he likes them too, they're all as loopy as each other I think!!

I got a FAB gift from Kaiser today, some very cool coffee cups. Was such a surprise as being small businesswise I'm not used to receiving gifts from suppliers... they've really made my Christmas so far! Will save them for crop days I'm thinking!

Body is still falling apart at the seams... LOL! Get the dizzies controlled and something else breaks, I know it's all stress signs... but I've been doing some chilling out - honest, there's just a couple of issues that are out of my hands that are bothering me atm, but they will sort themselves out... and it's not something I can just fix... grrrr, but they're not stressful enough to stress too much over iykwim! This time I have a gland swell up behind/below my ear, and it's made my earlobe all numb now, should go get it peirced hey, it's numb already so won't hurt!! Not worried though, my ear has always been my weak spot, if it's not down or getting better by the end of the week I'll go annoy my doctor again... I'm sure he's sick of me lately!! LOL!!

Today is the first day of my holidays and I'm so enjoying it! Went to Mirrabooka to get the next book in the Twilight series {yes, another Twilight Addict here}... saw Jules, then met Lisa, Paul and the kidlets for morning tea and a natter... then had lunch with Jules... was a nice unexpected treat! Got most of the Christmas shopping done as well, with no stressing happening. Just have to go get dad's tomorrow morning and I'm all done, no stress, no fuss... so far it's been great!!

I want to start a Daily Diary kind of thing, like a journal but scrappy... like Ali Edwards does/did. I think it's a great idea, but I do wonder if I have enough each day to write about... usually my life is pretty routine... and then I have to question whether I will finish it... and shall I start now just before Christmas... or after Christmas in the New Year!! But it would be interesting to look back on... should have done it this last year as it's been full of ups and downs and lots of things happening... hoping for less of a rollercoaster ride this year!!

Alrighty... I'm getting off this thing and am going to attempt to finish another LO... or start the Diary... or maybe actually finish the Facebook Addictions album I started... this arvo is for creativity... or maybe TV... or I do have my new book to start... LOL!!!

Take care of you!!

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Wow... it's almost been a month since I've updated. Either life has been hectic or very boring!! A little of both I think... I've not much to share scrap wise, I've done none! Can't even find the mojo to invent things for "Searching for Mojo"... sad! LOL.

I have been busy though... we had the wine tour with the girls,

Sheldon, who looked after us all so well and made all the other wineries pale into insignifigance in their service!

Kim, Karen & Chelle @ Sandalford

Me and Lisa... yes trashed!

Then I went to Melbourne for Karen's 30th and did enjoy much merriment...Queen Karen and her Maid Mistra


and I saw a Tram for the 1st time!! Was so excited... LOL!

Last weekend was pretty much spent unconscious on the couch LOL, my poor old body can't keep up with too much partying these days, but I think a very stressful year at work has likley attributed to that, can't be my age surely!

This Saturday I have some girlfriends coming over to scrap for the day, am looking forward to that, with luck I'll be able to scrap... and then the crazy Christmas getting readying starts... luckily I'm on holidays after tomorrow. So need it!

The dizzies are not perfectly under control but being managed... I need to rest and not stress, sometimes both is hard, but listening to my body send me messages is helping. So they've not been so bad as they were.

So that's about it I think!

If I get anything accomplished over the weekend I'll share soon... if not, have a very Merry Christmas!!!