Saturday, 31 January 2009

Decided to try my hand at a couple of monthly Prima sketches too. Here's the end result.

I borrowed this from Ngaire Bartlam's blog. You are supposed to highlight those things that you have done. Go on - surprise yourself!

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelos David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day (I do this one often!!!)

There's still so many on this list that I would love to do, and hope to do one day....What have YOU done?
A friend of mine (Kristen Horgan) asked me to create a layout based on the Twilight series that I am currently reading. So here it is.

Starting to enjoy this blogging "thing". I have managed to add a blinkie and link, upload photographs, and post messages without destroying anything - so there is hope for me yet. (-:

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

First Day...

Wow! My youngest started school today - my babies are all grown up. But there were no tears from me this year. LOL!!! And can I mention that she is the tallest in her class - she took after her mummy - typical!

Monday, 26 January 2009

Jodi has asked me a question in relation to Twilight, so I am going to post my answer for her. "So, are you running with the wolf pack, or are your still and Edward fan???"

Me, I'm an Edward fan. He takes my breathe away every time I read the book (or watch the movie - I've seen it twice already). (-:

It's a really hard choice to make (would hate to be Bella!). Wolves have been one of may favourite animals as long as I can remember, but I have always had a fascination with vampires (I studied Bram Stoker's Dracula at university). So to mix both into one story is the absolute ultimate reading for me.

As a friend (Kristen) of mine recently said, "Who wouldn't love Twilight - to be 18 again, with the perfect partner, and a chance of immortality. What's not to love!"

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Had a blast teaching my class at Blossie's (It's a Blinged Up World - using bling in scrapbooking). I was supposed to do two classes but there were not enough customers to make the second class viable. )-:

Have stocked up on the new range of Bazzill colours and the new Bazzill Swiss Dots cardstock - all just released. Very yummy.

My 10 year old niece is staying over tonight so I have two very happy daughters. And some peace and quiet. They all play well together so they are not pestering me every 5 seconds.

Trying to make plans for some fun tomorrow as hubby returns to work Monday morning. He will be gone for three weeks. Maybe Seaworld? Will see how everyone feels in the morning...

Friday, 23 January 2009

Okay. I'm a bad, bad, bad girl. I went to bed about midnight last night, fairly usual for me. But I took the second book (New Moon) from the Twilight series with me. I thought I might read a few pages before I fell asleep. Well, I finished the book at 5am this morning. (-:

Seriously, I cannot put a good book down once I start reading it. So tonight, NO BOOKS!!! I have to teach classes at Blossie's tomorrow, and I need my wits about me. Maybe I should just wait until Tony goes back to work (Monday morning) and the kids start school (Wednesday morning). Because I know once I start reading the last two books, nothing is going to get done.

Early night for me tonight. Will let you know how the classes go tomorrow.

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

I've started back at Karate after nearly two year's abscence. But this time I've made my husband and daughters join me - so now it is a family affair. And they love it! And I already feel a deeper sense of peace and relief in myself - it was like going home after being away such a very long time. And it made me happy (well, at least until I actually started training and remembered just how hard and demanding it can be!) (-:

Today was a quiet day for me as Tony took the girls fishing. And they all came home dirty and smelling like fish. Uggh!!! At least this time Keana didn't fall in the river.

I'm trying to scrap but have come to a halt. Maybe tomorrow?

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Wow!! I now have my own Blog!!

After saying for yonks now that I will get a blog,

I now have one