Saturday, January 31, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Yes, that is Snow White & the 7 Dwarfs sitting comfortably in the eye of a needle. Yes, it is real. No biggie.
Yes, that is Peter Pan, Wendy, Tinkerball & a couple of lost boys perched easily on a fishing hook. Pfft.
Friday, January 23, 2009
This is some contained junk. Well, not really junk - pencils and paintbrushes and stuff are way important, but they look messy, so this is my little area for clutter!
So, that's my life at the moment. I'm excited about the idea of getting my Etsy shop back up and running... in fact, I think I'll go do that now!!!! Adieu!
Friday, January 16, 2009
Sign-up can be found in a number of places... Rachel Denbow's blog, Elsie Flannigan's blog, or the Red Velvet Art blog. I wouldn't recommend going through Elsie's blog because it seems to be a dead link - freaked me out for a moment but some gem in the comments section informed us of the alternatives!! Whew!!!
I'm soooo excited!! If anything, it just gives me a hardcore chance at really getting back into my craft!! Plus, I'll definitely learn new things - the list of 30 projects looks like so much fun!!
In honour of my registration (and hefty USD$60 fee... ouch!) I've started tidying up my craft area, readily awaiting February 15th - Kat and Andrew's engagement party!! ;) Also, that happens to be the starting date of class, but I DO have my priorities straight!!!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
2pm yesterday: I decided I still had the whole day ahead of me, and worked a little too thoroughly
3pm yesterday: I got to the end of a marathon run of form-writing, query following up, cheque signing, general accounting and stuff with my poor boss (who is technically on leave but had to come in for me)
4pm yesterday: I freaked out, realising just how much work I still had for the day
5pm yesterday: I was at work, madly trying to finish data entry (I did, 15 minutes late...)
6pm last night: I was in a car with Kat & Hatti, wondering what surprise-ful place we were going for dinner
7pm last night: I was eating bruschetta at Paradiso in Attadale (soon to be followed by some mouth-watering home-made pasta...!!)
8pm last night: I was at Gelare for half-price waffle-night with my ladies :) We were making big plans. MP3 this year is going to be OFF THE CHARTS!!
9pm last night: Still at Gelare, having recently unwrapped a particularly cool birthday present from the girls (A kikki k recipe folder... so cute! And perfect! Now my bridal shower recipes shall have a nice, big, comfy home!)
10pm last night: Kat drove me home, and of course we got chatting about all things fun, and I properly met her cool friend Lexie. Good work.
11pm last night: I came home to discover that the prickly plants which once hindered my lifestyle at home, had been lovingly ripped up by my GORGEOUS husband!
12am today: I turned 23!!
1am today: Thankfully I was asleep by this stage!!
6.30am today: Serious snuggle-time with the husband, to the detriment of my getting-ready time! (But so worth it!)
7.30am today: I was washing my hair. Birthday girls have to look and smell their best!
8.30am today: I left for work, hair freshly blow-dried, feeling chipper.
9.30am today: I got to work, seething (but still with good hair). Yep, exactly one hour after departing on what I thought would be my usual half-hour trip. Roadworks suck balls, and there was way too many of them on my trip to work today. Thankfully, Mum was waiting for me at work, McMuffins and a frappe in hand. Yum!!!
10.30am today: I was following up some emails and queries. Nothing major.
11.30am today: I realised I had an hour till lunch :) So soon!!!
12pm today: I found out that an article I'm writing about my lovely friend Kirstin is going to be published not in our internal church newspaper (which has just been put on hold), but in the state-wide BAPTIST ADVOCATE!! So happy for her!!
12.30pm today: I headed out for yummy lunch with Mum, Dad and Steph. Groovin'!!
Currently: I am looking forward to Mexican for dinnerrrrrr!! Yes!!
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
I want to start by making a confession. Do you know why I don't blog very regularly? It's because I hate the way my blogs look without a picture!! And I'm too lazy to put my pictures on the freakin' computer and upload them to my blog. So now you know my dirty secret...
Now that's off my chest - WELCOME TO 2009!! (Yes, it's been 2009 for 5 days now. And I've been enjoying my last few days of freedom before returning to work, so meh!!
The only pictures I could share with you are from this last weekend (the one above is my sister. We had lots of fun with Steph's underwater camera!!). Please expect to see these pictures interspersed throughout my dialogue, for no reason other than to provide extra visual stimulation.
Without further ado, I present my (in theory) goals for 2009 (New Years Resolutions are so tacky. This year I will just set goals. So different.)
1. To read at least 1 book per month
2. To save enough for a new bathroom
3. To have a set collection of work clothes
4. To plan our weekly dinners each Friday, and do the grocery shopping the next day
5. To create and stick to a budget
6. To prepare our house for a puppy
7. To go to church, Salt & Clarity with regularity again
8. To not lose touch with my friends (and prove that married people can still keep up with the rest of the world!!)
9. To be wayyyy more creative, and explore new things to try
10. To be the best damn wife out there!!!!
11. To make time to do with things with my family members
12. To make my hair great
13. To take more photos... of everything! (Using the sexy new camera I got from my sexy new husband for Christmas)
14. To have many friends over for dinner (1-2 at a time though!!)
15. To settle into my suburb (not fit in. I don't want to turn into a bogan!!) and get to know some of our neighbours
16. To convince Kat and Andrew to buy much, much closer to me than Canning Vale ;) (Probably won't happen, but a best friend can dream...?)
17. To make my life at work 1,000,000 times easier by keeping uber-organised!
So that's my list. Currently I'm at work hanging out for some lunch, and wishing I could've snuggled with my man for an extra hour before he went to work this morning. But such is life. You need to leave by 6.45 when it takes 1.5 hours to train & bus it to work :( Poor boy!!