Tuesday, April 25, 2006

I'm Back

Hello to all you bloggers out there. I'm back and finally managing to catch up with everything.

My weekend was fabby dabby dobby brilliant. Was so nice to see Janet again, feels like its been ages since we caught up. I picked her mum up along the way as well and its always brilliant to get one of her hugs, its one of those that feels like its gonna break your ribs, but you still enjoy it anyway.

Well you will be quite shocked to hear that I only had one drink the whole weekend, was far to busy crafting to do serious damage to Janets booze cabinet.

On the friday night we sat and did a workbook on stamping for beginners, which was good fun, Sylvia (janets mum) is big into peel-offs and anybody who knows me, knows I hate them, so stamping was a real eye opener for her. On Saturday morning we did a workbook for advanced stamping, then I showed them so more techniques, like resist method. Then we went shopping to the craft store, it did not have a great selection, but they did manage to pick up a few bits and pieces, then back to Janets to do some scrapping.

When they where last up visiting me, I took them to a class I was teaching on board books and Janet is now hooked into scrapbooking, she has started another book off for a friend who is having a little girl and she is now firmly hooked on Basic Grey for this, using the girly pack, (I gave it to her for her birthday).

Anyway, stayed up late scrapping and then some more on Sunday then off home.

Went in my new lovely car, rather bombed it on the way down and ended up using a full tank of petrol, but coming home I took my time and only used 1/2 so much better, must remember not to be a speed devil everywhere.

Took trevor for his summer hair cut today, he looks so cute when he gets his fur trimmed, like a puppy again, he is refusing to play though and won't let me take his pic to post on here, so I'll catch him later and let you all see him.

Ben is now playing the new Lara Croft tomb raider game, I brought it for myself but finished it in a few days, really gutted as thought it would take me ages, always enjoy LC but not this time, think its a rip off as the game is really short, either that or I'm just brilliant at it now. No the game is def really short.

Anyway, Gerry is away in Aberdeen and I'm starving so gonna go and cook some tea for me and Ben and I'll catch up with my pics and bloggy later.

Love you all.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Thank God its nearly Friday

Well what a busy couple of days I've had. Spent my money big time, decided to finally trade my lovely cutie car in, have been threating to do this for over a year, currently drive a Red MX5 and have traded it in for a Citreon people carrier, not much different ....................... will take some getting use to, but will be able to fit all my stash in for crops now, yippeeeeeeee.........

I have to part with my car tomorrow, not sure who will be the most upset at it going, Ben is gutted as all his pals think my car is cool. gerry will be sobbing at the doorstep as it drives away and I'll just miss the speed thrill with it. don't get much opportunity to take the roof down with living in Scotland but the days I do get will be missed.

Have had an exciting day at work today, Dawn Bibby was in the shop and I had to take care of her for the initial visit and organise the press. She's not really my cup of tea, but it was exciting to see all the customers so excited at seeing her, and she made time for pics and chats which was good.

Anyway, I'm off to my darling friends this weekend, can't wait as not seen her since before christmas and we have so much to catch up. I'm going to be teaching her some crafting techniques, drinking far to much alco pops and doing nice girly things, like face packs, etc, should be good, I'll try to grab a pic of us with our horror masks on.

Off to pack now, so I'll catch you all later.

Take care of yourselves.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Happy HairCut Day

Well you guessed it from the title, today I had my hair cut, can't believe I have left it for 4 months, I'm so lazy. Decided I wanted to get my hair back to the way it was about 4 years ago. see the pic of me way way down below one of my first blog entries and you will know what I mean.

Anyway, my usual hairdresser had moved salon and it took me ages to track her down, but I did, but could not get an appointment with her, she is just to popular for her own good. Got another girl in the Salon to do it though and she did a great job. Had it highlighted, but think its gonna take a few more goes before I actually get the colour I want and had it cut, still have a while to go before it reaches the stage I want, and by the time it does reach that stage, Yes you have guessed it, I'll have changed my mind and want something different, so if any of you hear me saying oh, I fancy a change, give me a short sharp kick in the shin please.

So I decided that seen as I was gonna have my locks tamed I may as well have my unruly eyebrows seen to as well. I seem to have this problem with my eyebrows that I can't get them waxed cause then I end up with a huge red mark across my forehead for 3 days, so I have to get them plucked, yes my eyes are watering at the mere thought of it too. Anyway, I have taken a pic of new hair do, but have waited till redness has gone so you can admire my lovely shaped peeps at the same time.

I apologise for the pic, had to take it myself so this is a reflective shot via the mirror (clever hey!)

Hope the weather is good this weekend, really want to spend some time in my garden, 2 years ago I spent the whole summer out there, ripping it to pieces, and then redoing it, but have not had the opportunity to enjoy it yet, as last year spent the summer ripping the house to bits and putting it back (work ongoing), so really need to get out there and cut and hoe and tidy etc. plus want to a easter egg hunt with ben if he will let me, think he might say he is to big for this but I'm not letting go just yet. if he won't hunt, at least trevor the dog will, he loves chocolate.

Hoping that you get loads of easter eggs and have a nice weekend. take care of yourselves.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Well hello there darlings. Just a quick update, late at night, just back in from the pics, saw Failure to Launch with my best bud Jane, what a scream, was rolling about, as are the rest of the revels all over the back of my car.......... gonna be sticky for ever now.

Not got much gossip, sorry to disappoint, but I promise I will give you all a big juicy catch-up when I get a few more mins to myself over the weekend, as it is now I'm off to bed, so you all take care of yourselves you crazy girls.


Sunday, April 09, 2006

Hi girls and boys

Just thought I would spend a min saying hi and catching up on my blog, I can't believe I've managed to keep this up, was convinced I'd forget to update, etc.

Gerry has just had me in stiches, he was listening to one of those wind up calls on his PC and started laughing so hard, only problem was he had a mouth full of tea and could not swallow it for fear of it going up his nose. The wind up was of a chinese lady who worked in a Clock repair shop, however the poor lady could not say the word clock, I'll let you decide what the word was she used instead, but it had Gerry doubled over as you can see from the pics.

I finally plucked up the courage to enter Kirsty's challenge on UKS, her challenge was for everyone to do a page on themselves. I have literally tossed and turned over this challenge. Anybody who nows me well will know that if a challenge is laid down I have to accept, just can't say no, bit competitive and all, not that I have the faintest chance of winning, but I still really wanted to enter. So after many hours of practising my doodling, (it always looked like a spider with rigid legs had crawled across my page) I finally found something I could draw and I already knew what I wanted it say, so away I went. my version of the challenge can be found here: http://www.ukscrappers.co.uk/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=69320&cat=500&ppuser=10429 if your gonna have a look at it, please be kind, this is my first go at putting real journalling down on a page and using doodles and paints.

Anyway, thats it for now, I'll be back later with all the gossip, you take care of yourselves till then

Love always

Thursday, April 06, 2006

where has this week gone

I can't believe its Thursday already, its flown by this week, not had a spare minute. Have been so busy, but can't honestly see anything for all my hard work. House is a bomb site (nothing different there then) and not done one bit of scrapping except for tonight, and I was teaching so that hardly counts.

Ben has been so busy, have hardly seen him, he's on his easter hols and is going out on activities everyday, ranging from mountain boarding, surfing, mountain climbing, absailing and on and on the list goes, anybody would think he would be tired by the time he got in, but no not him, he is staying up late watching movies and playing games and then won't get up in the Morning. Am now having to resort to bribery to get him to spend time with me, its obviously not cool to want to spend time with your mum when your 11, only problem is, I miss our time together.

One good thing though, he still tells me everything, he told me today that he got asked out by a girl at the swimming and she was 13.5 yrs old, he was so chuffed, I asked if he said yes, and he looked at me like I had two heads and said, of course not, when asked if the girl was nice he said yes, so I said why did you say no to going out with her then, he just said cause. Well I suppose that explains that then.

Have been busy on the old card front and have done some for a special project I'm hoping to get off the ground, but I'll keep you posted on how this one turns out, Gerry the sweetie is behind me 110% and is now pushing me to expand it, which is nice, but I'm not even sure it been accept in the first instance, so think I'll hold back a bit. OK, just realised you must all think I'm mad, with all this cloak and dagger, but I promise I will explain soon, don't want to jinx it just yet.

Have a great weekend planned, am doing a class on Saturday morning which I love, Advanced stamping and its great we really go wild with it. Then off to my buddy's Angela's she has got rid of her kids and other half for the day so we will spend it scrapping, have loads of projects to work on so really need to make sure I'm organised, which will be a first for me.

Ok, now I'm gonna leave ya, I'm tired and I wanna go to bed.

Take care of yourself's you dafties and remember I love you all loads.


Monday, April 03, 2006

Monday Blues

Well, what a busy weekend I've had, well sort of, I had a fab day on Saturday apart from the oversleeping bit and been a bit late for picking my friend up. We went to our card making group where I spent the time rather frustrasingly trying to design a card, finally managed to come up with something, but it still needed tweaking, so I spent the rest of the day at home messing with it, and then hit jackpot and rattled 30 of the little monkeys out. Ben spent the day at the UC and Gerry spent the day on his bottom recovering from his alcohol intake from the night before. As promised girls, he strolled in later than he said and woke everyone up with his high pitched SHHHHHHHHHHHHH, honest you gotta love that guy (well somebody has to).

Sunday was most relaxed day I have had in ages, I actually got up early (10.30am - thats early for me on a Sunday, ask anybody) and spent a few hours in my craft room, then went and had a lie down with Gerry, whilst he watched the footy, needless to say, we both feel fast asleep and there I stayed till 8pm, when I was rudely awoken to be told my tea was ready for me (I take back all the bad things I've ever said about Gerry, he is a sweety).

Anyway, all that sleep had a really bad effect on me, cause when it was bed time, off we went and Gerry, don't know how he does it, but as soon as his head hits the pillow he is out like a light, whereas me, well I sat and read, then read some more, and a bit more, at 2am I tried really hard to go to sleep, but by 3am I gave up and got out of bed, and I've not been back to it since. I went downstairs to my room, where I rattled off another 30 cards (these where different from the ones yesterday) got everything ready for the kids art class and even made some easter cards for friends.

Gerry got up at 6.30 and could not believe I had not slept.

Anyway, thats enough of my weekend, now to today. First day back at work after a week off on the sick, and one of my colleagues was so good to me, she never gave me anything to do for the first hour or so in the office, as she said I probably needed that time to get my head back around things, and she was right. Not that my email or voicemail was full, but honestly everything in that place changes so quickly, jobs come and go, and it takes you a while to find out what you missed and whats new.

Had the Kids art class tonight, and they are such a bunch of sweeties, honestly everyone said when I started these classes that I must be mad as kids are a nightmare, but I've found the opposite to be true, so long as the kids are busy doing something they enjoy they are great.

Tonight we had a big talk about one of the projects they are doing and they where all asked if they knew how a particular thing was made, well they went through all the options, all of which where wrong, when one of my assistants started sneezing to give them a clue, so I said, whats Clare doing, she is trying to help you all out (BTW, the thing was made using napkins and modpodge) any way, one of the little darlings, pipes up, I know how you made it, you sneezed snot all over it. Well I could not stop laughing, and for that alone, I would not give up the classes for all the riches in the world.

Bens got so much planned for the next two weeks during the easter holidays, tomorrow he is off Mountain Boarding and then has a music project in the evening, honestly I don't think we will see much of him at all, its always the same during the holidays, he is off out and about, sometimes I wish he was little and wanted to stay home with me, like he use to.

Anyway, thats all my news for now, please give me your gossip and I'll talk to you soon.

Take care of you

Love Roz.xxx