Thursday, February 22, 2007

The Colours in the Box

1. If you were a crayon, which color would you want to be?
I am going to say Red as it makes me think of my Mum she always looks so beautiful in red.

2. Which color do you think you would be regardless of what you wanted?
Red as I am lucky with small details like that

3. Would you rather be used and get blunt, broken and lose your wrapper, or not be used and stay pristine? definietly used to create wonderful coloured art work to add joy to a child or parents life placed up on the fridge door.

4. Would you rather be in a small set of crayons or a large set? A small set so I really would get used a lot.

5. Would you rather be Crayola, or a different brand? Brand doesn't bother me for if I am all a child has then they will used me regardless. Also I am going to look as good as the person who is using me allows me too not because of the brand on my box.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Wants Vrs Needs

10 things I want but dont need.

1. scrapbooking kits (hehehe)
2. a new digital SLR camera
3. a new car
4. a new gold chain to hang my heart bead on
5. new computer
6. new printer
7. new shoes
8. new dining room set
9. new clothes
10. new plasma wide screen tv

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Catch Up

wow what a busy week I had last week witht he big increase in class sizes in the Yr 10s thank goodness I had two student teachers Rosalind and Dianne to help me with it they were truly fabulous. Then going over to Sharons to help her pack, shopping with Mum to help her get a new top and a new shirt for Dad for the wedding yesterday. Then also trying to squeeze in some exercise. And most importantly make time to talk to Donn.

Yesterday Carli convinced me to do the rotate class at her gym with her - 45 mins non stop cycling heheh needless to say I willbe standing up A LOT.

Oh I also got a new Nokia phone yesterday finally get rid of that ugly one.

Also on Friday we confirmed our flights for Bali Dec 23rd I have such mixed emotions about that not even sure I want to go when it really means not seeing or being with Donn for christmas I am just not sure whether my family has any idea how very difficult that is going to be for me.

Yesterday working on a very quick layout based on it being shabby chic (not sure I did that) but I did get motivated to take a photograph of one of my most prized possessions I own . A piece of art work I bought just after my divorce I've always loved it as it always reminds me about having the right attitude towards life.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Serenity Prayer

God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I Cannot change… Courage to change the things I can And Wisdom to know the difference…

Things I am trying to change is always trying to be positive and to remember I dont have to solve everyones problems and that it is ok to say NO without feeling bad about it. To try to think before I speak more and not to worry so much about things I have no control over.
To spend more time looking after my own physical and mental health doing things that make me happy and I enjoy. Making exercise a priority in my life.

Things I wouldn't change is my loyalty to my friends and my deep committment to the people I love. The pleasure I get from spending time with my daughters and my family. My ability to talk and share a laugh with complete strangers, my desire to help others and make a difference to others.

Normally I hate Mondays

I really dont like Mondays normally they always come around way too fast and I much rather stay asleep in my bed till at least 7.30am rather than the 6am I have to get up to go to work on Mondays. But yesterday was different as it was my first weigh in at Weight Watchers and I lost 2.7 kilos or 5.9 lbs and I am so happy. Seeing weigh in is Mondays I think I am going to really start looking forward to Mondays.

Here is a layout I just finished brings back so many wonderful Memorys of mine and Donn's great summer road trip together in 2003. We had the most amazing adventure which all began in San Antonio. I would love to go back there one day it really is a magical place.

The Journey - An Artist Date

this is my reward to myself I am going to make time every week where I just spend 2 hrs immersed in my art where when people ask me to do things I am going to say NO sorry I cant do it then as I have a date.

Sunday, February 11, 2007


The story of Hannah is that I have watched her grow from the day she was born without having ever met her. Her Mother Sheree is a friend and work colleague of my oldest daughter Carli. It all began with Sheree emailing photos of Hannah to Carli right after she was born and of course I had heard Carli talk about Sheree and Sheree's pregnancy so when the baby was finally born I was very interested to look at the photos oh and of course share them with Donn. Well needless to say we both fell in love with Hannah and her happy cute little face and every week Sheree would send Carli more and more photos till finally I started emailing Sheree direct and we discovered we shared a love of Scrapbooking and with Sherees permission I started using Hannahs photos tro scrap with. Sheree would add little descriptions of what Hannah was up too when she would email the photos. So here we are Hannah willbe 2 in August I am yet to give her a hug but Donn and I love her like she is our very own grand child and the laughs and smiles we have gotten from looking at her photos and following her development are simply too numerous to ever keep track of.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Not to be forgotten

My sister thinking Carli would want to share a room with her cousin Amy for 12 days in Bali.......
I have to find out what planet she lives on because its not the same one as Carli and I hehehehhe it was great for Carli and my relationship tho as we both agreed strongly about the stupidity of the idea.
How wonderful my friend Pam is coming down and putting the colour in my hair and holding me tight while I was crying out my pain and concern about Donn.
My Dad who has mown my lawn for me forever always with out payment and always makes sure to give me a kiss good bye and let me know how much he loves me.
Jacy who at 20 I miss a great deal because she so busy with her friends , her music and her work it's so hard not to try and make her feel guilty simply so I get to see more of her.
My special Mum who I wish I got to spend more time with as well she always looks so beautiful her hair so lovely and today with her red shoes and matching red shirt.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Day One

well I have jsut about completed my first whole day on Weight Watchers and I ahve had a good day. Only thing is I haven't done any exercise is way too hot to go for a walk. Tomorrow I am going to do a walking video I would like to try and get at least 30 mins of exercise every day.
I finally got the blood test results yesterday and everything was perfectly normal except my ANA are still elevated but I am so pleased I feel like I have been given a new opportunity in life. One where i need take much better care of my self. So I am determine to stick to my diet and lose 20 kilos.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Nothing is more annoying than....

Spending two hours trying to alter the html on your blog and then fixing it in 20 seconds heheheheh. All up I think computers can be the most frstrating thing out. So much time I have wasted trying to do what should be a 5 min job but because of small simple errors they take forever.