Friday, June 29, 2007

All quite on the western front

Well peace reins over our house once more. Kirsty has gone home, and I miss her already. Our house was full of fun fun fun for few days there. Not that its not usually full of fun, but you know what I mean, Kirsty is such a lively person, who has a wicked sense of humour and a dirty filthy laugh.

We have ran around all day like headless chickens getting ready for hols, poor old Gerry feels really left out of it, cause he ain't coming, nah nah nah nah.

Whilst Kirsty was up visiting she did lots of photo shoots, and I was one of them, really wanted pics of Ben and me together and Kirsty happily did these for us. So here you, here is my handsome son.
And for all my girlfriends out there, whether you be near or far, this is for you.

A Friend Is Like A Good Bra...

Hard to Find



Always Lifts You Up

Never Lets You Down


Leaves You Hanging


Is Always Close To Your Heart!!!
AND, just a thought for all you women out there.......
MENtal illness,
MENstrual cramps,
MENtal breakdown,
Ever notice how all of women's problems start with men?.........
And When we have real trouble it's
Joke of the day: Be warned this is not for men to read, hee hee.
There's a lot to be said about marital bliss...
A while back there was an opening in the CIA for an assassin. These highly classified positions are extremely difficult to fill, requiring an extensive background check, training, and testing before candidates are even considered for the position. After reviewing several applicants and completing all the checks and training, the field was narrowed to the three most promising candidates.
The day came for the final test, which would determine which of equally qualified candidates, would get the job.The final candidates consisted of two men and one woman. The men administering the test took the first candidate, a man, down a corridor to a closed door and handed him a gun saying, "We must be completely assured that you will complete your assignments and follow instructions regardless of the circumstances. Inside this room you will find your wife, seated in a chair. Take this gun and kill her." The man, looking completely shocked said, "You can't be serious! I could never kill my wife." The CIA man said, "Well, then, you're obviously not the man for the job. Take your wife and go home."
They brought the next candidate in, the other man, and repeated the instructions. This man took the gun, walked into the room and closed the door. However, after five minutes of silence, the door opened and the man handed the CIA tester the gun, saying, "I just couldn't do it. I couldn't kill my wife. I tried to pull the trigger but I just couldn't do it." The CIA man said, "Well, then, you're obviously not the man for the job. Take your wife and go home."
Then they brought the woman down the corridor to the closed door, handed her a gun, and said, "We must be completely assured that you will complete your assignments and follow instructions regardless of the circumstances. Inside this room you will find your husband, seated in a chair. Take this gun and kill him." The woman took the gun, walked into the room, and before the door closed all the way, the CIA men heard the gun start firing. One shot after another, for thirteen shots, the noise continued. Then all hell broke loose. For the next several minutes, the men heard screaming, cursing, furniture crashing and banging on the walls; then suddenly, silence. The door opened slowly and there stood the woman. She wiped the sweat from her brow and said, "You guys didn't tell me the gun was loaded with blanks! I had to beat him to death with the chair!"
Hee hee, hands up who would do the same, hee hee.

Shopping - Yippeeee

Can we shop or can we shop, well let me tell you we can shop. Today after we dragged our sorry arses out of bed, we popped down to the local town centre to get fabric and ruhbarb and custard sweeties. Then we nipped over to Au Naturale for some more goodies and to show off the fact to Kirsty that our A.N. is bigger than her's, ha ha, We also nipped into Dunhelm mills and brought even more fabric, I now have enough fabric to make bags for the whole blooming world, I've even had a special request from a friend for a bag, so I will make it as a present and send it to her, cause I'm so nice, mwahahahahha.

Now bearing in mind that I've been making bags, can you believe that I brought flippng more, Well I did, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh. I brought two from Primark, a massive one which will be great for beach towels and a cute little one that had Cherries all over it, they even did matching flip flops and obviously I just had to buy them as well, its the same bag that Kirsty had on her blog, and you could win it if you submitted cards made from scraps, well so much for mates and in with the lady who picks the flipping winners, I never won, so instead I brought my own, and have pinched the pics from her blog to show you it, ha ha now I feel like I've won (sticks tongue out at Kirsty)

Afterwards we came home for tea and Cava/juice our fave tipple, we ran out of cava at about 9.30 though, so like clever girls that we are, we ran over to Spar in our PJ's (I did put my jeans on over the top), but they had no Cava, so Light bulb moment for me, very rare indeed these days, lets buy normal wine and put it in the soda stream, and do you know what, it worked a treat, ha ha, forget buying your expensive champagne and cava, cheap wine from now on and fizzed up in the soda stream. Result.

Last night we scrapped and scrapped and scrapped, Angela came over for a few hours, but I must admit that we where not that productive whilst she was here, far to busy eating sweeties, drinking and talking, but after she left, wow, did we fly, we challenged ourselves to make a layout in 30 minutes, and we did it, and we are both over the moon with the results of it, I've still to add my pic to mine, but its printing whilst I type. We never made it to bed till the sun was coming up, but we had a great night.

You won't believe this, but we have done no scrapping today, we have just had fun with Ben, he has been so funny, he had a brace fitted to his top set of teeth yesterday and OMG, he is so funny, I know it sounds cruel to laugh at him but he has been joining in the fun, he has spent the day with us, has picked up all sorts of slang words from us two Manchester lasses, we have told jokes all day long and Ben has had us in stitches all day. We do plan to scrap later, and stay up late again, as we can't bear to miss a minute of this fun time we are having.

Kirsty is heading home tomorrow and me and Ben are heading off on our holidays, we will be leaving Gerry in charge of the house and pets, he has a list of jobs to do a mile long, ha ha, he will hate me when he sees it, but who cares, I certainly won't, I'll be sunning myself. So if you don't hear from me for a while, its not cause I don't care, its cause I'm having fun.

Joke of the day:
An amusing and allegedly true story by a man who shops in Tesco!

I have 2 dogs and I was buying a large bag of Winalot in Tesco and was standing in the queue at the till. A woman behind me asked if I had a dog.On impulse, I told her that no, I didn't have a dog but I was starting The Winalot Diet again, although I probably shouldn't because I'd ended up in the hospital last time, but that I'd lost 50 pounds before I woke up in an intensive care ward with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms.I told her that it was essentially a perfect diet and the way that it works is to load your trouser pockets with Winalot nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry and that the food is nutritionally complete so I was going to try it again..

I have to mention here that practically everyone in the queue was by now enthralled with my story, particularly a guy who was behind the woman I was speaking to. Horrified, she asked if I'd ended up in the hospital in that condition because I had been poisoned by the Winalot.

I told her no; it was because I'd been sitting in the road licking my balls and a car hit me.

I thought one guy was going to have a heart attack he was laughing so hard as he staggered out the door.

Stupid cow..........why else would I buy dog food?

Now this had me rolling around on the floor for ages, but all credit goes to a friend on another forum - Jo, she posted this and I've just copied and pasted, thanks Jo, I loved it.

Take care of yourselves and be good.


Wednesday, June 27, 2007

New New New

Everything is all new, yahoo.

I have had a great weekend, spent it with a great bunch of girls scrapping to our hearts content in Debden, I was also very productive, I made two handbags, thanks debs for the pattern, a Layout for July BOM prompt over at UKS and a whole album for me and Ben to take on holiday with us to journal in everyday so we don't forget anything of our fantastic trip.

Did you notice I also have a new Blog header. I've been playing around with the idea for ages to do a header, and Linda has tried to do some for me, but I'm such a fussy cow, I never liked any of them, Well I have Kirsty up at the moment, and before she was allowed her tea last night, I forced her to make me a header, and she will quite rightly agree to what a fussy cow I am, I sat next to her the whole time, going, ohhhhhhh I like that, nope hate it, get it off, hee hee, she offered to kindly poke my eye out with a knitting needle but I refused her kind offer and legged it Mwahahahahhahaha.

Anyway, time to share, here are the bags I've made and the layout for BOM, don't have pics of the album, cause I seriously can't be bothered to take pics of it all, but you will see bits when we have added our pics and journalling.

The first bag took almost 9 hours to complete, but that was not helped by all the gossip, drinking, eating and smoking that was going on, the second one was much quicker, and only took me about 2.5 hours. However I still felt really slow because Debbie said they where only taking her 1/2 and hour for each one, She has since owned up that she was joking and they take her about 2.5 hours for each one, little witch, hee hee.
and here is the layout for this months BOM Prompt over on UKS, you have to use the word BE in your layout somewhere, either in the title or journalling. Mine is all about be happy in yourself. I have to say a big thank you to Claire for helping me out with heart and arrow, I'm pants at drawing and she kindly sketched these for me. And also to Shirleen for your critical eye just when I needed it. The pic was taken by Heather a while ago and I love it, my eyes are a bit red but I love my expression of laughter.
Well I best get my bottom moving, I have 3 books to design for the class's I'm teaching at Stamp Addict in July and I have Angela coming over for tea as well as a bit of scrapping fun, take care of yourselves, mwaha to you all. xxx
Joke of the Day:
The local sheriff was looking for a deputy, so Gomer, who was not exactly the sharpest nail in the bucket, went in to try out for the job."Okay," the sheriff drawled, "Gomer, what is 1 and 1?""11" he replied.The sheriff thought to himself, "That's not what I meant, but he's right. What two days of the week start with the letter 'T'?""Today and tomorrow."The sheriff was again surprised that Gomer supplied a correct answer that he had never thought of himself."Now Gomer, listen carefully: Who killed Abraham Lincoln?"Gomer looked a little surprised himself, then thought really hard for a minute and finally admitted, "I don't know.""Well, why don't you go home and work on that one for a while?"So, Gomer wandered over to the barbershop where his pals were waiting to hear the results of the interview. Gomer was exultant. "It went great! First day on the job and I'm already working on a murder case!"
Hee hee, I like that one. If you have any jokes you want to share, then please let me know.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

productive day

Yesterday I was quite productive which is something rare for me these days. I sat and did all the DT work for Little Silver Hat, can't share though just yet. But guess what I can share what I did for Angela over at Angel Crafts with you now. I had the 3 bugs in a rug papers to work with, and also had to design a class for the crop, so worked with a Lippy Chick Flap book and turned it into a present for Bens Dad for Fathers Day, lucky so and so that he is.

This is the cover, I stitched the paper directly through the plastic, I so love the plastic wallets, cause you can do so much with them.

this is the front cover of the book

First page
Second page, using chipboard accents as page turners, I love doing this to the pages.

Third Page

Fourth Page

and finally back cover

quote on front and back was inspired by a sticker in the set which is used on the last page.

then I made a layout using more of the paper.

Layout is of my friend and Bens Godmother - Janet, she came up for my birthday weekend and I took this pic of her in the garden. I'm not over the moon about this layout, think maybe the frame around pic is to big, either that or its missing something, but I can't quite put my finger on it.

And Finally I made some cards out of the scraps that where left over, I actually managed to make about 8 cards out of the scraps and still have some left, but I ran out of steam in the end. hee hee

And the final thing to share with you is the card we made for Gerry for Fathers Day, the Design Collective did a challenge recently to scrap on a 6 x 12 format, I have to admit I don't like that format, but it turned out ok for a large scrapbooking / card for GerryAnd thats all I have to share with you right now. so I'm off to do something else productive like bringing the washing in from the line and getting more out whilst its dry.

Joke of the day:
Four people are in an airplane, the pilot, the smartest man in the world, the richest man in the world, and a punk teenager. The airplane experiences some difficulties, and the pilot informs the three passengers that the plane is going to crash, and there are only three parachutes on the plane. The richest man in the world takes one, because he says that his lawyers will sue everyone else on the plane if he doesn't survive. The smartest man in the world takes a parachute, because he thinks that the world would be a worse place without him. The pilot says to the punk "There's only one parachute left, I'll fight you for it." "That won't be necessary," said the punk, "The smartest man in the world took my backpack."

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Tears before bedtime

Oh yes, thats what we have had in this house tonight, both me and Ben have been in floods of tears. We watched 'Bridge to Terabithia'. OMG, how sad is that movie, I don't want to spoil it for anybody out there, but please get the tissues at the ready.

Other news from my house. Was just about to run out of the door today, when my friend turned up asking if I was busy, well you know whats its like, you say no because you don't want to offend them, they made the trip, blah blah, so I got roped into helping her dye her hair, well two can play at that game, I had been planning on doing mine as well, so my house became a hair salon for 2 hours, whilst we did each others hair, and we are quite pleased with the results. Now form an orderly queue to get your hair done by me. Mwahahahahhaha.

When I did manage to get out, I went to the knitting shop, to discover, its shut on a Tuesday, whats that all about, ahhhhhhhhhhh, now I'll have to go again tomorrow.

Back home to do some washing and housework and pc work. Then ben got in from school and we played in the garden and then jumped in the car and headed off out for a photo shoot. We tried to find the Dukes Monument, but for the life of me I can't remember where it is. Silly thing is I've been there loads of times. Anyway, we went to the Dukes Bridge and to Cadzow Castle in the end and also to Chatelherault, Got some great pics, now just have to do some editing on them. I have done this one already though.
Pic took some doing, had to lie on my back on hard pebbles to get this shot, in the park are these wooden scultures of acorns on long sticks, they go up in size in a circle, and I loved how the sky looked from here.
tomorrow I have a friend coming over to scrap, which is a good thing, as I might actually get some done now. I have some projects planned, but no inspiration to actually sit on my bottom and do them.
Oh nearly forgot, here is the receipe for Curried Almond Soup.
Chop one onion and gently fry, add 1.5 pints of chicken stock and blitz with blender, add 1 - 2 teaspoons of curry powder (depends on how hot you like it) and add a bag of ground almonds, stir and re-heat, viola, done. Easy peesy.
Here is your joke of the day:
This guy was pulled over for running a stop sign. When the cop checked the man's driver's license, he said, "You're wearing glasses on your ID and you're not now. I'm going to have to give you a ticket."The guy said, "Officer, I have contacts."The cop said, "Look, buddy, I don't care who you know, ... I'm giving you a ticket."
Take care of yourselves, kissy wissy's to you all.


just a quick one, see I am catching up on her space my space here is my pic of a drink. Best drink in the world first thing in the morning.

I'll be back later with more, have a busy day ahead and I'm just running out of the door.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Phew, I'm so tired

Guess thats what happens when you stay up till 3.30 in the morning scrapping, and scrap she did, but not me. Kirsty did tons, I did very little, hee hee, to busy yak yak yakking. We had a brilliant time, we ate loads and loads, I made my special soup for Kirsty, Curried Almond Soup, I swear to god this soup is brilliant, I love it, and best of all it takes 10 minutes to make, if anybody wants the receipe, leave a comment and I'll email it to you, or if you all want it, I'll post the instructions on here for you tomorrow. Me and ben where treated to Merguine with strawberry's and chocolate, so we treated them to mine and bens fav desert, pancakes with chocolate smeared all over them, fresh cream and strawberrys, yum yum. Kirsty and Ellie loved it so much they did not want to leave and I got hugs off Ellie as well, can't believe that, I was so chuffed, I sat for ages with her and just enjoyed them.

because I never did a lot of scrapping I caught up a bit on her space my space pics, so here is shell and strawberry's for you.

and here is your joke of the day.

Phil and Will built a skating rink in the middle of a pasture on a cold winter. A shepherd leading his flock decided to take a shortcut across the rink. The sheep, however, were afraid of the ice and wouldn't cross it. Desperate, the shepherd began tugging them to the other side. "Look at that," remarked Phil to Will. "That guy is trying to pull the wool over our ice."

hee hee, rotten I know, but still funny.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

OMG, I am so having such a great time this weekend, me and Kirsty have laughed so hard at the sillest things. Ellie and Ben are getting on great.

Have all eaten and now going to have to flip a coin to decide between more scrapping or Sing a long with the Sound of Music DVD, hard choice I know, I'm so tempted by 'a doe a deer' but then again I do have lots to do scrap wise.

Anyway, I'm off as having far to much fun to blog tonight, catch you later.

Joke of the Day:

Two Women Meet In Heaven:

1st woman: Hi! My name is Wanda.
2nd woman: Hi! I 'm Sylvia. How'd you die?
1st woman: I froze to death.
2nd woman: How horrible!
1st woman: It wasn't so bad. After I quit shaking from the cold, I
began to get warm & sleepy, and finally died a peaceful death. What
about you?
2nd woman: I died of a massive heart attack. I suspected that my
husband was cheating, so I came home early to catch him in the act. But
instead, I found him all by himself in the den watching TV.
1st woman: So, what happened?
2nd woman: I was so sure there was another woman there somewhere that I
started running all over the house looking. I ran up into the attic and
searched, and down into the basement. Then I went through every closet
and checked under all the beds . I kept this up until I had looked
everywhere, and finally I became so exhausted that I just keeled over
with a heart attack and died.
1st woman: Too bad you didn't look in the freezer........ we'd both
still be alive today.

I'm almost there

I have spent the last 3 days working through my lists, and I'm so pleased with myself because I'm almost there, the only thing stopping me from finishing them completely is the flippin weather. I have washing to dry and gardening to do and painting that desperately needs done, but it all requires a bit of sunshine, which seems to be in short supply at the moment.

Today, Ben went on a school trip to Lightwater Valley, he has been so excited about this trip for weeks, but after only 2 hours at the place and all the kids looking like drowned rats they gave in to the weather and headed home, only to be met with closed roads due to floods. The poor mites never made it home till 9pm tonight, and my little fella is all tired out, well we where up at 6 this morning to make sure he got the coach on time.

I saw Angela today, first time in ages we have had a chance to actually get together, we speak on the phone at least 3 times a day, but it still can't beat actually meeting up and having a good old natter, plus I got to have a peek in her storage rooms full of lovely stash, I ended up parting with my hard earned cash quite easily, mwahahahhahha

Tomorrow we have Kirsty and Ellie arriving for a weekend of fun and scrapping. I'm so excited, as it means we eventually have a girl over to stay in our scrummy little girls room. Yes I have a little girls room in my house, yes I know I have no little girls, but we do have alot of God Daughters and the room is really for them so they feel extra special, because they are, I adore my god-daughters so much.

Anyway, its the middle of the night and I'm trying to transfer songs to my MP3 player, but its taken hours to get the damn thing sorted, but sorted it is, and its now quite happily 17% of its way through 958 songs, so I'm gonna leave it to do its business over night, and hopefully, fingers crossed when I get up in the morning it will be done.

So I'm off to beddy boos, but I'll leave you with you joke of the day: Take care of your selves.


Q: What is a bus ?
A: A bus is a vehicle that runs twice as fast when you are after it as when you are in it.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Lists, lists, lists

I have to do lists coming out of my ears, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh. I would not mind if they where nice and short ones, but these ones are monster lists.

I've orders to pack and send out, cases to pack, housework to do, gardening, shopping, sewing, scrapping and thats just the titles of the lists, you should see how long they go on for.

My head is spinning and I'm not sure where to start. I seem to pick up one list, do one or two jobs off it, then jump to the next one.

I really need to sort myself out and get organised.

News on the homefront for you. Ben had his parents evening the other night, and we had already had his report, so kinda knew what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised, all of his teachers say he is great in class, he is getting the marks he needs, but, and yes there is always a BUT. He is a day-dreamer and works to slow. I can so relate to this, I was a daydreamer at school as well. And Ben has always been like this, even at Primary School, that was the same comment every year from his teachers. I'm not really sure what they expect us to do, we can't sit in the class and give him a nudge can we, and I understand the teachers can't do this either as they have a room full of other pupils as well. So we are kinda stuck. Any advise from you girls out their would be great.

Yesterday was a lazy day, kinda felt real blue, so kept myself to myself and wallowed in self pity. I know, its not good, but you know what sometimes we need to do this, just to make us realise that things are not always as bad as they seem, and now today, I'm back to my usual self.

Anyway, those lists are not going to do themselves, so I best shake my bottom into gear.

Catch you all later.

Joke of the Day: "Louisa" asked her small brother, "could you help me with my math homework?"
"Certainly not," replied Louisa indignantly. "It wouldn't be right."
"Maybe not," said her brother, "but you could at least try...!"

Monday, June 11, 2007

What a Weekend

I just love it when a plan comes together. Right at the last minute my plans for the weekend changed. And what great changes they ended up been.

I had planned to stay home and garden, but instead we jumped into the car and hit the road to Wigan. We arrived at Kirsty's house at about 11.30am on Saturday morning and a great weekend was kicked off in full force. Out came the stash, the videos, playstation games and barrels full of fun.

Ben and Ellie hit it off straight away, they share common interests and are only separated by about 18months in age, however its about 3 feet in heights. I have met Ellie loads of times and have never really thought about her size, but seeing her next to Ben, really brought it home to me, how tiny she is, Ben towered over her, but this made no difference to the fun they had. They challenged each other to games on the playstation, they vegged out in front of the telly and satisfied their cravings for cartoons, they munched and munched and munched through treats and snacks and juice (bleughhhhhhhhhh You know what I mean Ms Wiseman). They kept themselves really busy which left me and Kirsty free to play with our stash, and play we did, Kirsty did 4 layouts and a stunning mini book, and I did a CJ that I'm about to join.

I made my CJ oversized, because I like a bigger area to work on sometimes, so out of the window goes the usual 6 x 6 and in comes the 9.5 x 9.5, the girls will get a shock when they see this baby. And to make it even more fun, I have based my theme on confessions, then I'll have something to bribe each one of them with, hee hee. Here is the book and my layout, but I'm not going to explain what mine is about, cause its really bad.

This is the cover, I used the BG xmas paper from last year, but honestly its not christmasy at all, I've had this pack for ages, and refused to use it because its far to nice, well NO more will I have such riduculus behaviour, and all my fav stash is now on a mission to be used.

This is my first page of my DLO in the CJ, I made the whole thing by paper piecing, first time I've ever done this, and it did take hours and hours but I do think it was worth it. I do have to thank Kirsty for letting me raid her scrap box, as I ended up with the most adorable dress for myself and she took the pic of me as well.

And this is my journalling page, you lift up the Crash Bang Wallop page to reveal the journalling, which I'm not going to share with you, haa haa.

That was pretty much all I managed over the scrapping extravagance, and it was an extravangancer, as we where up till 4am playing.

We left Kirsty's on Sunday and went over to see Lisa Tarbuck (not the real one but a lookalike - Jane), and we met her wonderful new family, which was a treat in itself. Ben also got to meet Rennie a coach for Man U, and he was over the moon at this, he can't quite believe that his mummy know him, and was so impressed to see such a warm welcome for us. The boys all played football for a bit whilst the adults ate, drank and gossiped. Then it was the road home for us two.

We got in quite late and then had to do the pet run, then it was an early bed for us both to catch up with our much missed sleep.

We had a great time, and its something we will be doing more often, I just love it when a plan comes together at such short notice.

So that was our weekend, now we have this week to face, and the dreaded Gardening is still there waiting for me, can't believe the garden fairies never came in, typical.

Here is your joke of the day for all you girls that require your daily fix.
Q: How do you make a bandstand?
A: Pull their chairs away!

Short and sweety, but funny as hell.

Take care of yourselves. Mwah to you all.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Free Time

I now seem to have a fair bit of free time on my hands so have started to join in with some of the inspirational blogs that are out there, last week I did a Design Collections Layout, which was a first for me, although I do visit it each week, just to ohhhh and ahhhhhh over the fantastic layouts the girls do. This week I have decided to do some of the Her Space My Space pics. Yesterdays was something furry, so whilst out cutting my grass I noticed this weed, weeds are so pretty at times and I just love how this one looks right now, all furry and soft and delicate, one breeze and its all gone.

And todays is Cheese, I love cheese, especially the blue stuff, ummmmmmmhhhhhhhh yum yum, so here is my pic for today,

As I said earlier I cut my grass today, wow what a mammouth task that was, I did not intent to do it, but as my plans for this weekend have now changed, (don't you just love it when you do something spur of the moment) I thought I had best tackle it today, and seeing as I need a herd of mountain goats to cut me a path to the washing line, I decided enough was enough. I dragged out the strimmer and the mower and two hours later, sweating, out of breath, gasping for air, I was done. OK its not the best lawn in the world and Wimbledon won't be beating my door down offering me a job as grounds keeper, but at least I can now get to my washing line and ben will be able to find all his lost footballs.

I've got a pile of ironing to do that could challenge the himalayas for their title, and I have to do it tonight as poor ben has ran out of clothes. I also have to sort out my stash, honestly I swear to god, somebody must sneak into my scrap room and mess it all up on a nightly basis, cause I don't recall leaving it like that.

Oh I almost forgot, I promised to share some pics with you of the house and its transformation. Well I forgot to run around whilst the light was good today and take pics, but I did take this pic of my bed last weekend for my 10 favourite things layout, so I'll share this with you instead. I feel like a princess every night going to sleep in this beauty. Its massive, if I ever move, I'll have to make sure my new bedroom is one hell of a size otherwise I'll never get it in there.

I know the pic is pants, but honestly when I get some sunshine streaming in my windows I will take better pics. One of my girlfriends laughs at me everytime she comes over and reminds me of the film 'Along came Polly', she keeps on threating to attack my pillows, but I think it makes my bed look pretty.

Anyway, thats it for me for now, have to go and tackle this mountain thats taking over the house.

Take care of yourselves, until next time we meet.

Joke of the Day: Bob and Tom both like to golf. One day Bob went to Tom and said, "Hey look at this great ball!" Tom replied, "What’s so great about it?" Bob said, "Well if you lose it, it will beep until you find it, and if it goes into the water it will float. This ball is impossible to lose!" "Wow!", said Tom, "Where did you get that from?" Bob replied, "I found it."

(bloody typical man mentality - mwahahaha)

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Things are looking up

..................... AT LAST.

A few of you out there in Blogging land, know what a horrible time I've been having of late, and it got worse last week when it was announced that I was getting made redundant. I honestly felt as if that was the icing on the cake for me, especially after everything else I've gone through recently.

But I've tried very very very hard not to let this get me down too much, and have buried my head completely into Lippy Chick, and its finally paying off, I have taken on new stockists and I'm so chuffed, things can only get better from here on out.

So apart from that, what else have I been upto I hear you all asking. Well, I'll tell you.

I've made curtains and blinds for virtually every window in this flippin house, and let me tell you they are some size of window. I'm now on my final pair, which are the biggest ones I've had to make so far, but oh, are they delic, they sure are. When I've finished them, I might actually take a pic and share with you all.

My decorator has been in and worked his magic, and the upstairs of my house is now complete, and completely upto show home standard, honestly I get such a buzz walking around admiring it all. I will take pics tomorrow and share with you all, might have to bribe ben though to tidy up his room abit before hand.

I've been scrapping, not much and nothing I can share as its been design team projects, but once the shop owners publish them on there sites, I'll share then with you all.

I have plans to tear into the garden this weekend, my grass is in serious need of a goat to come and crop it all, but failing the appearance of said goat a lawnmower will have to do.

I'm sure I've got more to share with you all, but at the moment I can't think, my head is on packing orders and doing invoices, so I best shake my arse and get on with the jobs.

Joke of the Day: A famous lawyer, who had been a public defender for years, dies. He finds himself standing at the back of an enormous queue outside the gates of Heaven. The queue before him is enormous. The number of people who die in a single day appalls him. He can barely see St Peter sitting up on a podium outside the gates with a large book. Every now and then St Peter glances down the queue to see how he is going. Suddenly he catches the eye of the lawyer. He looks very surprised. He jumps down from the podium and comes running along the line until slightly out of breath he arrives beside the lawyer. He embraces him. He pulls him out of the queue and motions for him to come to the front of the queue. Another person questions what is happening and another angel speaks to the person. Word is passed along the queue and the lawyer is surprised, as people start nodding and clapping. He becomes embarrassed by all the attention and asks St Peter why he is getting the special attention.
St Peter stops suddenly and looks concerned.
"You are a lawyer aren't you?'
"Yes" the lawyer replies. "Does this happen to all lawyers in heaven?"
"Oh, no, "Said St Peter. "It's just you are the first one to ever get here."

Monday, June 04, 2007

I've just received this lovely picture in an email from a friend, and wanted to share it with you.

What's so poignant about this picture? Well, it shows a line of little girls holding hands facing the immensity of ocean waves.
Alone they might be washed away, but together they stand strong.
Thank you each for holding my hand somewhere along the way when I was facing a wave of my own.

I hope you will reach for my hand when your own wave threatens.

All of us girls..
Old and young...
Near and far...
Hold special memories of good times we've shared.
We've had our share of hard times when our friends were there to make us feel better.
We've shared...
our hearts
our time
our secrets
our fears
our hopes
and our dreams.
Let us never break the chain of friends!

And now your joke of the day:
A woman is walking on the road and a voice shouts out, "Don't take a step further." She obeys and suddenly a ton of bricks fall on the place where she would have otherwise been. She thinks she imagined it and keeps walking until suddenly the voice calls out again. "Don't take a step further." She stops and a car skids past. Then suddenly she hears the voice saying "I am your guardian angel, and I will warn you before something bad happens to you. Now do you have any questions to ask me?" Yes! Shouts the woman, "Just where were you on my wedding day!"

Friday, June 01, 2007

New Prompt is up

Yep, new prompt is up for June for your Books of Me. Prompt this month is to do a layout on your top 10 favourite things, but you can't include people places or pets, hee hee, naughty.

I actually struggled with this one, and spent the day, running around my house, photographing all sorts of things, but my top 10 things ended up been Black Coffee, My Bed, my bath, crocs, camera, flowers, books, scrapbooking, cold toast with lots of butter and chocolate buttons, ummhhh, all of these 10 things in 1 day, would make that day a dream.

so here it is if you want to see it.

I'll be back later to update with whats been going on in my life, cause I know it will be a very long post. So I'll catch you all later, and I'll add a joke later to.