Saturday, November 15, 2008

Time for that update....

OK, what's been happening around these parts of late....

Dave has started some new work - still contracting for the same company, but is now travelling to different areas which lets him get home a bit more than before, even though some of the time's he gets to come home is only for 15 or 30 minutes - just enough time to have a shower, a quick cup of tea & fill his thermos...and then he's off again. We are hoping that one day - who knows when! - that he will get out of trucks all together. The new laws & regulations are just too much...and he wants to get out. Hooray to that, I say!

Kate has been through the "I want to move out of home" thing (rolls eyes). She seemed to think she was going to do it before christmas - mind you, she has no savings in the bank (I gave up on trying to teach her to save & budget etc) she doesn't have a skerick (sp?) of furniture or household items. After having a talk with her, I think she has seen some sense & for now, says she will stay at home. But now says she wants to buy a new car....yep, a brand new one! Gosh, what is it with kids today? A brand new car at 18 years of age?!??! When I was that age, I was just happy to have a car! and never dreamed of having a new one.... And I never got a brand new one until just this year....30 odd years after getting my first. But I guess the upside of her doing this (I'm HOPING) is that it will teach her some responsibility with her $$$, plus she will end up with something at the end of paying it off....whereas, the way she is going now - she'll have absolutely NOTHING. (sigh)

Joel did a weeks work experience at an Aircraft building/maintenance/servicing place (LOL, I dont' know how else to explain it) back at the beginning of this term & he absolutely LOVED it and was very keen to go each day. He has also gained some casual work from it - each Saturday from about 8am - 2pm....of which he is loving the $$$$.
He has now just completed his yr10 school certificate exams....thank goodness for that! I hope he does well.

And me....nothing much has been happening with me, besides the going to work, being a Mum, doing housework....and of course, some scrapping - YAY :)

Speaking of's an update on some LO's I've done over the past however many weeks....

This LO was a sketch challenge for a cyber crop at Scrapbook n Bits .... just love this design, Thanks Jolene!

And another challenge from the cybercrop at Scrapbook n Bits - Had to use green, blue & red. When I first read this challenge I thought it was going to be difficult - but it wasn't at came together so easy & I love the look. Thanks Jane!

This one is for Jane's topic of cars in her BOM that I am following over at Scrapbook n Bits. I used one of the sketches from "Page Maps" for this one. I really love how it turned out.

This one was my entry for the "Scrap your Stash" at Scrapbook n Bits - you had to use a travel brochure in your LO - which I didn't have, from our travels in Europe back in 1985 - so I made my own brochure...LOL

This LO - why I love to scrap - was a blind scrap at Scrapbook n Bits. It's the first blind scrap I've every done & it was so much fun. If you've never done one before....I highly recommend giving it a go!

These 2 LO's were done with my local scrap group & were designed by the very talented how they both turned out!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Oh dear.....

look what I've done! I tried to change the background of my blog to something nicer....but I think I've created a headache!!! I've fixed it somewhat - at first it was all lopsided - with all my posts being on the far left side of the page where it was impossible to read. After spending way too much time (couple of hours) trying to fix it (grrrrr)....I've ended up with how it is now. At least it's all centred a bit better....but stuff is still hanging off the right side now, and I have no idea how to fix it....nor could I be bothered right now. I wish I never touched the thing to start with! Plus I have no idea how to get it back how I had it. OK, I've had my whinge...not that anyone is listening or anything...LOL.

I was going to post an update on what's been happening in these parts....but I really don't know if I can be bothered now. Maybe one day soon......


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