Friday, April 30, 2010

Again, this is one about my DSi. I love to play it and take it with me in lieu of taking a book somewhere to kill time. So, you might find me playing it in the library (though with the sound turned down) , in a coffee shop, in a shop queue, on the train or even real quick while waiting at a set of lights!!!!
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Thursday, April 29, 2010

In this one, I didn't have a photo to put down, but I wanted to express what my beleifs were during 2010. So, from the bottom where it says "fun", going clockwise, it's C, M, n H (Courtney, Martyn n Hayden), family, laughs,love, me, friends, life.
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Ever since I was a young kid, I have been in love with the Ford motor vehicle. It seemed only right to take this pic while on a mini break down at Huskisson during November, 2009. So while it's not preciesly 2010, it's still indicative of a passion of mine.
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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Another soppy entry from me about jmy boys - what can I say???? They ARE adorable...LOL
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Monday, April 26, 2010

My boys, my solace is the title of this entry to my 52 weeks challenge. It's true - they are certainly a source of solace to me. Beautiful in nature, and kind of heart, my boys are a constant soure of joy to me.
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Sunday, April 25, 2010

One of my Christmas presents in 2009 was this pair of Asics Gel joggers. They are divinely comfortable and something that I need to wear every day.
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Saturday, April 24, 2010

This from my 52 week challenge entitled "Why did I go blonde?" Then underneath it's written "Cos I can!!!" 'Nuff said.
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Friday, April 23, 2010

This of the new watch I purchased. It wasn't expensive, but it was pretty. It appealed to me and for that reason alone, I bought it!!!
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The 52 weeks of me Challenge...

OK, so those of you who do not know what this is, it is a challenge that started between both of our LSS' (  Scrapbook Savvy & Scrapbooking Delights ). Some people have done this as a different photo of themselves each week, or others have photographed the things they got up to in each certain week, but I have chosen to do mine in a very general manner.

So the overall idea being that you create a page each week of the year. We have the smaller sized pages being 8.5" x 11". So the photographs having all been taken, I will start to load these up every day (I have done 26 so far.)

Anyhooser, have a particularly wonderful wednesday, and see you on the flip side.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The title page of my 52 week challenge. Taken at Courtney's 18th borthday party in August 2009.
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The other side of me...underneath the fun loving exterior, there lies a small problem which not many people know about. I'm not ashamed of my mental illness and I try my best to manage it as best I can. Most of the time, I am successful...
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Oh and a mad keen Scrapper too...

LOL I forgot about this lil OTP project that I recently worked on. The photos are of a little girl who lives across the road from us. Another thing I almost forgot is to mention that my good friend from Scrapbook Savvy took these  pics for me. So thanks heaps Sar...
Before I started the project I was unsure as to whetther or not to paint underneath the papers or to just ink the edges. So, I decided to go with the paint and it worked fairly well. The mess made with the paint is more manageable than the inks IMHO.
 The flower in the first pic up there is a hand made one that Emma Bridges showed me how to make (very clever girl is our Em...) It's simply using nine x 2" circles and folding them accordingly.

The rest of the pages are just ideas that I came up with using the one range of colours throughout. I like doing OTP projects but sometimes they just do my head in.

Our little slice of life...

Having said to myself "Self, you need to get off your behind and do something about your blog!!!" Luckily Self was listening at the time and took notice of what was being said - otherwise, you woukld not  be here and certainly could not be reading this post!!!

Now, with all of that out of the way, there are a couple of things about me that I might let you know.

I am married (coming up for five years this year but second time around for both of us), and my three kids live with us. So hubby will commonly be referred to in my posts as DH (this can either stand for darling hubby or not...), then there is DD19 - (darling daughter 19), DS16 - (darling son 16), and DS13 - (darling son 13).

OK, so D19 goes to TAFE where she is studying all things  fashionable. She's loving it, and I'm particularly proud of the way that she has applied herself to the course, and for the tenacity with which she has attacked her studies.

hen there are my two sons, DS13 & DS16, both of whom are home schooled. We are not part of any freaky religious cult, but I choose to educate them at home because I can and also becuase I have found the quality of education in this way more suitable to their needs and so we pursue this line of educating.

For the most paert, it is problem free but if they start getting a bit upptiy, we just pack everything away and go out and have a coffee (well, I have fixes anything!!!) They get a change of scenery and we all get peace.

A little bit about hubby. Hubby has a brain injury which sees him having little to no functionality from the right side of his brain. Right sided injury = left sided deficit. So for all intents and purposes, when you speak to him, you would think that he was similar to someone who has had a stroke.  He walks with a walking cane and has a fair sort of a limp when he walks. Given that the doctors didn't expect him to live past the 48 hour mark with the severity iof his injuries, the level of functionality is not too bad. He has worked hard in the fuive years post injury to come to where he is and to be sure, I don't know if I could have continued with all of the therapies and poking and prodding that he has and still does endure. BUT, he conmtinues to get up every day and go about his business and for that I cannot fault him. We have our issues but all in all, we get along well enough and have an at times love/hate relationship - but who doesn't right? That is our background.