Another full month, with Kira's Grade 5 Camp (I was a parent helper in the kitchen and dishwasher room); 20 banana cakes for the YSS Twilight Market; a weekend withthe card girls at Scrap Retreat; a few lat nights at work and the beginning of storm season.
Saturday, 30 November 2013
Tuesday, 5 November 2013
Sunday, 6 October 2013
My dear friend Terri discovered Mia King is a pen name for Darien Gee the author of the much enjoyed Friendship Bread and The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society.
I enjoyed this book despite it's predictability. It took me nearly three weeks to read. This indicates either it didn't grip me or I am too busy doing other things. I think in this case it is balance of both.
Good Things: Living simply isn’t simple.
Deidre McIntosh is 40, single, and host of Seattle’s premier lifestyle TV show, Live Simple and Simply Live. But when her show is abruptly cancelled, her seemingly perfect life ends along with it. It’s a godsend when Kevin Johnson offers her a place to stay, even if her new living arrangement is literally a shack in the woods. As she slowly begins to practice what she once preached, Deidre takes the first step toward a new kind of success, and maybe even love.
Wednesday, 2 October 2013
Aim for next month - more blogging. Thanks for stopping by.
Sunday, 1 September 2013
Saturday, 31 August 2013
Preparing for Mark to arrive
Michael's brother Mark is repatriating to Australia after 18 years.
We have prepared the front room (it was the craft haven, which is now in the garage) and are looking forward to his arrival on Friday. He will live with us until he settles into a job etc.
Sunday, 18 August 2013
I had purchased these measuring cylinders and arranged the with some other glass wear in the corner of the bench.teas we bought at the Ekka last Monday.
Kira came home on Friday transformed into a butterfly :)
On Saturday while Michael slept and Lachlan visited a friend Kira and I went shopping. We treated ourselves to a break at the Shingle Inn. I enjoyed my coffee while Kira enjoyed her ice cream from Wendy's next door.
I had to gice way to this family crossing the road and so Lachlan took a photo for me after they were safe :)
My sphere of influence increased (doubled) in May when the NUM of the next ward was granted a voluntary redundancy. Work has been hectic since and these two phota show what I have been up to:
This is what me new office desk looks like at the end of most days (you should see what the inside of my brain is like!).
THis is the office that I have occupied for the most part of the last 5 years. I am moving to the other ward and will be sharing with a great colleague who will be the Clinical Nurse Consultant of both wards with me as the Nurse Unit Manager.
Life just go a little more complex with the local road closing, so I will need to travel another way until the road opens in September sometime!
Monday, 12 August 2013
I am always Impressed when my children remember what I say. Especially when it was 365 days ago "I promise I will take you to the EKKA next year"!
We did go and had a lovely day, accompanied by Jeannette.
Waiting for the bus at Eight Mile Plains busway
Milking a cow
Feeding in the animal nursery.
At the Brisbane City Council exhibition
Sitting on the bus!
Saturday, 10 August 2013
Happy Birthday William
Happy Birthday Sophie
I know you have worked out how many birthdays she has had!
Made with Kaszazz products and the lovely PTI number dies. Add in the SU punch and the Cottage Cutz - Cupcake 2 die.
I had (foolishly) posted on FB I wasn't excited by envelope. I was then challenged to make one with my lovely Envelope Punch Board. I didn't decorate it, but it does match a previously made card very nicely :)
Sunday, 4 August 2013
I was very pleased that work sponsored myself and Consultant Physician Suzana to attend the 24th Stroke Society Scientific Meeting in Darwin. We flew up on Tuesday and returned in the wee hours on Saturday morning. We managed to pack in 3 full days on scientific information as well as some social activities.
Here I am at the waterfront where the convention centre is located.
Then on Friday I caught up with cousin Julie and her beau Gerd on their yacht Kestrel II. the we had a magnificent dinner at a greek restaurant.
It was an exhausting few days away and my brain was very full when we left. I took all day Saturday to recover.
Saturday, 3 August 2013
Saturday, 27 July 2013
For Tex and John Henry
After dropping me off from the chair hunt outing, Jeannette said she was going to visit her twin nephews for their 6th birthday. I thought it was a great opportunity to have a quick card making lesson, so I made the one in Real Red and Jeannette made the one in Marina Mist.
Friday, 26 July 2013
Happy Birthday Jaki
The card girls gathered to day for a delayed celebration of Jaki's birthday (last Saturday). I made her a Post-it Note holder (tutorial here):
and a card
We also celebrated and welcomed Benjamin Edward into the card making group.
Here is a close up of the detail in the corner.