Too excited

Thursday, June 29, 2006

So my promises of a prompt return to blogdom did not come to fruition but alas I am here. Another busy week in the life of me, Salvo youth worker and scrapbooker. Yesterday (Wednesday) spent from 9am -9pm at a Chick Flick movie marathon that I organised for the girls at our church. Was lots of fun. We watched 5 movies in total, ate lots of food, put mud masks on, played games, laughed lots. Love hanging out with the young girls at church - they are such an awesome bunch of girls. As part of the day, I made up little gift boxes out of noodle boxes and filled them with chocolates, samples from the local pharmacies and other goodies. They looked very cute and the girls loved them.

Today we've had our niece Jessie with us as a school holiday treat (for her! LOL) She spent the morning in the garden with Andrew while I went to the office for a few hours. She went home tonight - I think she was a bit sad that she had to go home.

Tomorrow I have a full on day - spend a few hours at the office in the morning, come home, finish packing then head off to meet Katie and then drive to the Scrapanalia Retreat for the weekend. I am so so excited. Nowhere near as prepared as I should be - I've just grabbed stuff of my desk, whole handfuls of cardstock, patterned paper and photos and shoved them in a bag. Hope I'll be able to make some decent LOs with the stuff on the weekend

Anyway, enough blabbing. I really gotta get some sleep

Have a great weekend everyone

Even Badder Blogger

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Well it's been a whole week since I have blogged - what a shocker I have been. But I have seriously been sooo busy I haven't even had time to check my email, let alone blog. Started off with spending a few hours with my sister on Sunday night, after she broke up with her boyfriend. She was devestated but since then they have been in contact and met up and talked through issues and are going to give it another go. So I am stoked with that cause that make such a good couple and they both love each other to bits.
Spent from 10 - 10 on Thursday at Dare Girl conference for high school girls. Took 9 girls from church along. Was lots of fun but oh so tiring and very girly but it was all good. The girls seemed to enjoy it. The theme was PJ party so we all went in our Pyjamas. There were like 2000 girls running around in there PJs - it was very fun. The picture above is of me and the girls in our PJs.
Friday and Saturday was spent at another conference in Richmond on Youth Leadership. Was some great teaching and it was great to meet with other youth workers and leaders from around the State.
So tonight I am really tired and looking forward to hanging out with Andrew (feel like I haven't really seen him all week). This next week is going to be pretty busy too. Got lots to do for work and also a bit of prep to get organised for the Scrapanalia Retreat next weekend. I am soooo excited but also a little worried that I am not going to have enough hours this week to get as prepared as I want to be able to scrap all weekend.

Anyway, definitely going to be back blogging more regularly. Will be back tomorrow to share more stuff with you.

By the way, am stacks better now. And Lyn, no I am not pregnant. Not yet anyway. You guys will definitely know when that happens!

Till next time

Bad Blogger

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Well, what a lame blogger I have been. There seriously has not been anything happening around here this week except for me being sick, and I was sick of talking about being sick! Ended up spending Wednesday and Thursday off work and on the couch. Had me some serious DVD and sleep time. It was soo good and I feel so much better for having that bit of time off. I have a super busy week this week, so I really had to get well or I'd be sick for ages. Watched some old classic chick flicks - An Affair to Remember followed by Sleepless in Seattle. Bit of Strictly Ballroom and Moulin Rouge. What a sloth I am. But it was great.

Saw 'Cars' last night and loved it. What a great movie. The people from Pixar are true genius in making movies that will appeal to pretty much anyone. If you haven't seen this movie yet, you have to go see it. I am going to be bold enough to say I think it may be the best Pixar movie yet.

Am hopefully going to spend the night with my little sister and her friend. My sister broke up with her boyfriend of 1.5 years today, and she's feeling pretty low so we're watching Dawsons Creek episodes (loved that show) and eating cookie dough and chocolate. Hope it cheers her up a little bit.

Hope your weekend was a good one.

I so need to blog more regualrly.

Will hoepfully be back tomorrow

Till next time

My Public Holiday

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Still sick. Still congested. Getting so sick of this (no pun intended!). Despite being sick I had to run a fundraising BBQ at our local Bunnings yesterday. It was to raise money for the youth at Mooroolbark Salvos to go to a Salvo youth conference that is being held in Fiji (I know FIJI!!) in January next year. It was soo cold but I kept thinking of getting me and those kids to Fiji and hopefully how warm it would be there. Before any of you starting thinking, gross sick woman handling food, I stuck to the job of cashier!

So that was my Monday - 8-5 at Bunnings. Am having the day off tomorrow to try and get over this icky sicky feeling. Don't think 8 hours in the cold yesterday did me any favours in trying to shake this thing!

Today I've been at work and at the school I do some stuff at. Last week of term so I have a couple of weeks break from school stuff. Love going to the school but will be glad of a couple of weeks off. Andrew has parent-teacher interviews tonight. so it's just me for tea. Gonna cook me up some stir fry noodles then settle in to watch Survivor and All Saints. Love Tuesday night TV.

Have a good one.

Till next time


Some of my favourite things this week

Saturday, June 10, 2006

So these are my favourite things at the moment. Still feeling slighty rotten. Seriously, how much snot can one person have. It's disgusting.

So I love my Kleenex Aloe Vera tissues, I am craving the smell of Vicks and Lemsip is my drink of choice at the moment.

I think I must be sick cause I don't even feel like scrapping - that in itself is a sickness.

So I am spending my Saturday, curled up on the couch, under a toasty blanket, watching some girly DVDs while Andrew and his Dad slave away in the backyard, building garden beds and retaining walls. I feel bad that I'm not helping but I really have to get better.

What a sucky way to spend a long weekend.

Hope yours is better

Till next time.

Another LO from the weekend

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Here is the other LO I finished on the weekend. Scanned a little shadowy but you get the gist. This is a picture of my good mates Marina and Peter. Love these guys to bits. Pete is just an all-round good guy - would jump in front of car to save you kinda guy. And Marina is probably the only friend I have that I can talk about everything with. Such a cool couple and am so thankful to be able to call them friends.

Have had the day at home today - getting sick. Blocked up nose, sore throat - you know the drill. Got the house clean - between running to get tissues and sneezing and then I spent the afternoon on the couch. Feeling a little run down but am hoping to kick this thing before it gets any worse. Sipping on some lemongrass and ginger tea as I type this, so hopefully that'll soothe me a bit.

Am hopefully meeting my little sister for lunch tomorrow. Going to check out her new workplace. She just started at a community health centre a couple of weeks ago as an intake worker. Her first full-time job. She finished her Health Promotion degree last year so she's all grown up now. So proud of her. She'll be 21 this year - makes me feel a little old!

Anyway, I said today's post was going to be more exciting and fun, but yet just another mundane daily update. Will have to have a look around the net for something fun to post tomorrow.!

Till next time

Bsuy Busy Busy but Goooood

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

After saying I was going to try and be a more regular blogger, I haven't done very well, have I!
Had a great weekend. Was busy, but it was great. Spent the whole day with friends on Saturday, scrapping up a storm. Chatting, eating, scrapping. We spent over 12 hours together and it was so much fun. Love that this hobby of mine has brought some awesome women into my life. So 12 hours of scrapping, you must have done heaps of work I here you say. NOT! I only got a total of 2 layouts done in that whole time! One of them is above - some photos of Williamstown - went there one night in Feb with a bunch of friends from church. Pretty happy with with how it turned out.
But Saturday was not just about the scrapbooking, it was about hanging out.

Sunday had church in the morning, church in the evening and a sleep on the couch in between! I get really sleepy on Sunday afternoons. Don't know why but always seem to have a snooze most Sundays - suppose I won't always get the chance to, once kids come along!

Am hoping to get a bit of scrapping done tonight - need to finish off a few things from Saturday.

And it's not long to go now till I go on the Scrapanalia Weekend Retreat (30th June-2nd July). I am really looking forward to it and know I it's going to be so much fun. I've already started thinking of stuff that I want to achieve there. Better get more than 2 LOs done!

So that's my weekend in a nutshell.

This post was so not exciting but hey, I will find something good to post tomorrow.

Till next time!

Love in the driest season

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Just finished reading an amazing true story called Love in the Driest Season. This is such a powerful, emotional book and I highly recommend it to anyone. Here's a little blurb on it...

In 1997 foreign correspondent Neely Tucker and his wife, Vita, arrived in Zimbabwe. After witnessing the devastating consequences of AIDS and economic disaster on the country’s children, the couple started volunteering at an orphanage where a critically ill infant, abandoned in a field on the day she was born, was trusted to their care. Within weeks, Chipo, the baby girl whose name means “gift,” would come to mean everything to them. Their decision to adopt her, however, would challenge an unspoken social norm: that foreigners should never adopt Zimbabwean children. Against a background of war, terrorism, disease, and unbearable uncertainty about the future, Chipo’s true story emerges as an inspiring testament to the miracles that love—and dogged determination—can sometimes achieve.

The struggle this couple went through to adopt this abandoned baby was almost unbelievable. This struggle, in a country of 11 million people, that had, at the time. over 543,000 children who had either lost their mother, or both parents to HIV/AIDS.

So much goes on in our world that we find so easy to ignore. A whole continent is ravaged by a HIV/AIDS and it's easy to turn a blind eye to all that could be done.

Do yourself a favour and go out and find this book. Then once you've read it, find out what you can do to help, in some small way. Let's help our fellow human brothers and sisters fight this disease that is wiping out entire generations.

I am going to investigate what I can do and I'll share what I find with you guys.

Till next time.