Friday, May 29, 2009

that's my boy!

We have convinced Jack and Katie that we have to choose their husband/wife for them as part of our job as the Mum and Dad, which at this point (7 & 4) they are quite happy about.
(we thought we would get them to sign a contract now while we still have them believing!)
So the other morning, Jack said
"Mum, will you choose me a beautiful wife?
Like YOU, Mum."

AWWWWWWW! how to melt your mums' heart!


Saturday, May 23, 2009

I'm back!

Wow, I haven't posted in a week! But I have a good excuse. Poor little Katie has eczema, and it has flared up really badly. You would not be able to put your hand on her body without touching at least one patch of it, and she has been up all night with itching on a few occasions.
An angel (mum of another little girl with bad eczema, amongst other things) gave us some Dermeze, which seems to be helping a LOT. Some of the patches are now just dots, and as long as she doesn't get too hot, she's fine.
Last night, I forgot. Because it was cold, I piled her doona on her, and she woke up an hour later, crying with the itchies. Did I feel bad?

Saturday, May 16, 2009

I'm a Lego!

Look! I'm a Lego! well, sorta....

Want to try it yourself? go here

Monday, May 11, 2009

how awkward.....

Jack missed school on Friday, due to sickness, so he wasn't able to bring home the Mothers' Day card he had made for me. His teacher put it in an envelope for him, and carefully wrote on the front, then gave it to a neighbouring child to bring over.
So Saturday morning, the envelope is delivered by said child. Jack took it from her, and looked at it, then at me, then at the envelope, all the time his little face becoming more and more concerned-looking.
He handed it to me, and I (as Mums do) read aloud -- To Mummy, From Jack! in my most enthusiastic, what-have-we-here voice.
Jack looked even more concerned.
"Well, this is a little awkward" he said. "I've never seen that before in my life."

When I finished laughing, I showed him that his teacher had just wrapped his card, much to his relief!


I've had some kind of virus for the last week, which had me feeling nauseous, weak and tired all the time -- but I seem to be on the mend! And I have so much to catch up on.... aside from the ever-present housework, I have blogs and a forum to attend to, plus loads of classes to catch up on. (and homework to turn in)
Ahhh, it's good to be back in the Land of the Living though!

Friday, May 8, 2009

one more try, darn it!

Fingers crossed that I have this figured out....

YES! Okay, here's how I did it.

There is a good/bad to this way of doing it -- the siggie tag will show up in every NEW post you make, so you will ahve to get used to seeing it there, and adding your post above it. but the good part is, you can easily delete it from specific posts if you wish.

Also, if you want to change it, you will have to re-make the image.

new siggie post

let's see if this works!!

trying the siggie out.

let's see how this works....


Hmmn, still not great, have to get rid of the border.
I am HOPING that I have just enabled myslef to post a siggie under each post. If I have succeeded in this awesome new trick, I'll post instructions so you can try it for yourself.


Hmmmn well it worked but not brilliantly! Back to the drawing board (or, Photoshop, as it were)

Monday, May 4, 2009

changing blogs

So after all my hard work in setting up a 'practice' blog, I fell in love with it, and decided that yes, I COULD manage 4 blogs....

So this one will now be for all kinds of stuff, except scrapping. My LOs will be featured on my new scrapping blog

plus I have one for footy

and one for digi challenges

WHEW! that lot ought to keep me out of trouble!

she knows what she wants....

Poor Katie has been a bit ill the last few days -- so last night she started screaming and I went into her room to see what was wrong.

"What is it, sweetie?"

more screaming. (loud screaming) and the thousand-yard stare.... she feels warm to touch. I'm starting to twig that she is a little delirious.

"Katie, honey, what's wrong? What do you want?"

She threw out her arms dramatically. "I want..... THE WORLD!"

Don't we all sweetie.

another Derby win

My boys were amazing on Saturday, and if you don't like football, please understand that my team cops more flak than any other in the comp and I feel very proud of the way they have played their last 2 games. The win over WC was especially satisfying, and our captain, the Mighty Matthew Pavlich, played his 200th game.

Here's some pics:

Saturday, May 2, 2009


Well, after days of fooling round with a practice blog, I felt brave enough to customise my post and sidebar titles... like the font? It's called 'grace' and you can get it FREE from