Monday, October 15, 2007

Mad Monday Morning Cleaning!!

I have just the perfect way to get over Mondayitis........ make it even worse by doing lots of bathroom scrubbing. I spent over an hour scrubbing every nook and cranny - ugh - in both the ensuite and main bathroom. What a disgusting thing to have to do on the first day of the week.

But on the bright side... the rest of the week is looking good now!!

It is so hot and windy here today. Yesterday was cool and had to put a jumper on last night. Today I could imagine myself by a pool!! Perfect weather for washing.... 'cept I had no powder!! So after a coffee with the girls at the local scrapping shop - Hi Suzy and Tan!! I came home with washing powder and I nearly get blown away while trying to hang out sheets and towels.. but hey it will be done and then the week will look even better!!!

Ahh the power of positive thinking!!!

I managed to get about 20 Christmas cards made on the weekend. Woohoo for me!!! They look pretty good too! Even if I do say so myself! I will take some photos and show them on here tomorrow.

Anyway I'd better go do another load of washing and more chores........... fun things await!

Saturday, October 13, 2007


Well I was up and raring to go today!!! Decided to go and do the wander around the shops thing.... I wonder why?? I wanted to see if I could find anything for people for Christmas. Everything I saw was overpriced and just fluff! Do you know what I mean? Lots of bibs and bobs for the house and gadgets that are meant to make life easier but in the end just take up space in the drawer!!

Ended up at the Local Scrapbooking Shop..... here is their blog and have decided to make homemade Christmas cards again this year. I am thinking of making quite a bit of homemade stuff this year.... gotta stay out of the shops and away from all that commercialism!!

Anyway bought some groovy Kaisercraft paper from their Chrissy range and some matching bazzill to make a start on those cards - some of my friends will be laughing their heads off that I am starting now! One year my dear friend Vicki and I didn't get the cards done until Jan so we made lots of Happy New Year cards instead - but I actually posted mine!!!!

Looking through the photos from Geelong I wanted to share this one too. This is my musician man, Daniel checking out the musical score for the band!

He is playing his piano at the moment - it is hard to believe that he only started a litle over a year ago! He is playing full on pieces of music and I am so proud of him for perservering even when it is difficult.

Anyway better get going and start on those cards!

Friday, October 12, 2007

I'm still here....

I am still here but have not been in the mood for blogging. What sort of mood is that I wonder???

Anyway what has been happening??

I managed to survive the first homeschool camp I have organised. I thought it went well with some people asking if it will happen again next year. I held it out at the amazing Naracoorte Caves. Check them out at The families all got to go on the tours of the different caves. The rest of the time we spent sitting and chatting about our homeschooling journey and many many other things. Having these camps is the best way to get in touch with other homeschoolers, especially when we live in a town with no other homeschoolers.

Last week, I drove to Geelong to take Gregory to his first ever LAN Party. He had the best time and got to meet two more kids that think like him. The gist of the party is that they all take their computers and link them via a netwroking computer and then they can play games against each other. The best part for an onlooker is the talking that you hear from the kids while they play. What fun! They play in teams as well as one player against the rest. They kept a score of their games but it was really no big deal as to who scored what!!

Daniel took me out for dinner and a movie - McDonalds and Rataouille. I can throughly recommend this movie. I really enjoyed it except for the loudmouth sitting behind me!!! You know the sort who tell you their opinion on everything that is happening on the screen but are also constantly telling their children to be quiet and not talk during the movie!!!
The next morning we checked out the walking track along the beach. There are the most amazing bollards painted to look like people from the history of Geelong. Let me see if blogger will let me put up a photo.

Hurrah it worked.. This is Daniel checking out some lifesavers. They were so great - each one had a different face. We found another set of lifesavers that looked like they had been out on the town the night before and gotten in a punch up - they had all sorts of black eyes and bruises! Down at the bottom of every set of bollards ( they are usually the thing that ships tie up to at the wharf) was a rabbit of some size and colour. I asked someone why there were rabbits and was told that it is because one of the orginal founding people of Geelong was the first person to bring rabbits to Australia!!

On Saturday, my friend Suzy and I decided to try our luck at a painting class held here in town. Well...... 2 out of 3 ain't bad as they say..... I am poor, I am struggling, but an artist I am NOT!!! I was a little disappointed, as it was supposed to be a beginners' class! Well I am a complete beginner! We looked at some cool paintings done by other people then basically told to choose a style and try to do it on the bowl, bottle and pear sitting on some boxes!................... well................ it was not a pretty sight I can tell you. Suffice to say that this will be my one and only painting class - but I have done it! No I will not be sharing my attempts!!

On the note of painting I have had fun doing some more Donna Downey type things though. They are way cool!!! Freestyle paint how ever I want to put it on! Now that is my kind of painting! Check her out at

What else have I done this week - tidied all my photos and put them in chronologial order and then boxed them, so I can find what I want when I want it!! Then I attacked the 18 inch pile of layouts I had sitting on the shelf. They are now ready to put into albums. But I would kind of like to sort them as I go chronologically too, so if I find a photo and haven't a clue whether I have scrapped it or not then I can look in the album and voila! I seem to spend more time sorting and arranging than actually scrapping!!

This week I received in the mail 2 RAKs ( thanks Colleen and Deb H) and the most amazing layout done for me by a lovely lady called Colleen from Qld! RAKs are Random Acts of Kindness! You choose who and when to send them to someone so it is a lovely surprise. I think maybe I should start doing this for family and friends too not just for my scrapping friends on Country Papercraft. The ladies on CPC are just so friendly and supportive though. Check them out at their shop (actually it is Marg's shop - but we all call it ours!) where you can click on the link to go to the blog and forum too.-

Well that's it for now - gotta let the cat out before she types some rude message across the screen!! See ya later alligator!!