Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Am I all shopped out?

OOOOOhhhhhhh my goodness - what a day - I am exhausted! I started my day at 5am with the sun blaring into my hotel room after a sleepless, not in your own bed night, so up I got and got ready to hit the shops. And hit the shops I did. I shopped, shopped and shopped hehehe what a wonderful day - I managed to get some Christmas shopping done as well as a little me shopping sssshhhh don't tell Frankie, hehehe actually he knows because I discovered yesterday that my lovely favourite handbag had been giving way under all the strain of carrying not only all my junk but all my boys junk as well - I'm sure you know what I mean - the Mum could you carry this stuff. So this time I have brought a smaller bag that will only fit my stuff in - So boys if you are reading this hehe get your own bag!!!!

Then I got back to my hotel after 8hrs of shopping with my feet hurting and desperate for a diet coke and the lady at the desk said that they had been looking for me as I was supposed to check out at 10am today. OOOhhhh no! I did book for tonight as well but the lady forgot to book me in luckily I was not tossed out on the street but they could fit me in again tonight - phew.

So tomorrow I am off to my Doctors apps hmmmm not looking forward to that but then I hop on the train (after I lug my suitcase on a bus (not fun) and get to the train station)  and go and stay with my lovely niece and her gorgeous family until Saturday when Frankie will come and get me ( i hope) . I have more shopping planned on Thurs and Friday so maybe by then I will be all shopped out - however I doubt that - it's along time between shopping trips usually so I get my fix when I am in the big smoke. Ok  I will go and try and sleep now so I am all ready for another big day x joy

Monday, November 28, 2011

Away again

Hello, it's Monday evening and I am once again away from home. It's one of the bad things about living in Central Queensland that you have to travel for anything other than the normal Doctors visits - so here I am sitting in my motel room all alone. The only difference this time is that I have had to leave my family all at home. The big boy had to work today and my other boys didn't want to miss the last week of school (wish they talked about school like that when they were actually learning something and not just when they are in wind down mode for the end of the year). Any way I have just had a phone call from my Benji crying his eyes out - missing me - oh boy I had to hold back tears. It is the first time in along time that I have left them but I am trying to think that it will do us all some good being apart.
Tomorrow I am off to the Queens Street Mall for some serious shopping - ohhhhh can't wait. I have a list so will be running around checking things off as I go, with maybe a stop at Lincraft for a brief moment. One thing I can't wait to do is go check out the Christmas displays at David Jones and Myers. The boys never want to go look at all the lovely decorations but I will be ooohhhhhing and aaaahhhhing lots.
I was going to take a photo of my motel room - as I have set up the table with my Christmas card production line - however I didn't bring the camera -hmmmmm- I would forget my head if it wasn't screwed on. Anyway crafting in front of a view of the Brisbane skyline is lovely!!!!!!!! Have a happy day x joy    

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge take 2

 For those of you that read my last post, you will know that I had one of those moments that I often have and made the wrong colour card for this weeks Penny Black Saturday Challenge - so here I am with the right colour this time around. hehehe this one didn't take very long as I just followed the other one just changing the colour.

And then the other one got to me (see last post re not liking the holly leaves) so I changed it and I am now much happier with the whole thing.

But now I have this mess left on my desk - blahhhhhh - where has that cleaning fairy gone? ( I wish)
I still have more projects to make for this weekends papercrafting monster marathon, so I need to clean before I go any further - anyone wanna come and help?
anyway off I go - hi ho, hi ho, it's off to clean my craft desk I go

x joy

Hahaha - I do wonder about me sometimes hehehe

This next post was going to be my entry into this weeks Penny Black Saturday Challenge - but I just went over and had a quick look before I uploaded it and realised I had the wrond colour LOL I thought it was Red and Trees so away I went and made a card that had red and trees in it and the challenge is actually Green and trees hehehehe lucky I know what I'm like and just laugh at myself hehehe  - well here is my card that I made red and trees and I guess I will have to go back and have a crack at a green and trees one. So I may see you later with that one x joy
 oh well when I look at it I am not that happy with the holly leaves in the corner anyway hehe

Holiday Snaps

Oh what a wonderful holiday we had - everything about it was wonderful - we all had the best time. Here a few little piccies to give you an idea of what we got up to.

Exploring the area - the boys skipping stones.

Long walks on the beach.

 Benji go karting.

 Ashley the speed demon.
(he took me for a spin and I squealed and giggled the whole way around hehe)
 In side the Capricorn Caves (Ashley was shy)

 One of the very wobbly bridges in the caves - it made me dizzy (well dizzier than I already am)
 Hubby and I having a quiet moment - we both hate photos so I made us hehe
The boys on one of our long beach walks

I am Back

 Hello and happy Wednesday to you, and what a beautiful Wednesday it is - we have finally had some rain and it has cooled things down a tad. Perfect day for spending in the craft room :).
First of all I am going to upload those dancing cards that I made before I went away like I promised.

I am happy with how they turned out although I am lucky that they were all for girls as they turned out very girlie. Ok well I will be back with a couple of holiday snaps and this weeks Penny Black Saturday Challenge so see you soon x joy

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Ahhhh lovin' our little holiday

Just a little bloggy update to let you know that I haven't drowned or been washed out to sea yet anyway (still 3 days to go) hehe. Having a wonderful time here in Yeppoon. We have rented a lovely little cottage that over looks great gardens and an even lovelier pool with only a 2 minute walk to the beach. We have spent so much time in the pool that someone (not pointing any fingers but she has red hair and super lily white skin) has got a lovely case of sun burn - I know I know -  I should know better but we have had sooo much fun playing that I forgot to keep the sunscreen up.

Today we went for a drive up to the Capricorn Caves - which was just so great - I would highly recommend it. At the end of the tour they give you an option of doing a little zigzag tour but warned it was not for people who are caustrophobic. Well my two little (but getting bigger everyday) boys jumped at the chance and lined up to be first and as hubby is still not 100% with his knee I figured I'd better go with them. Hmmmmmmm this is me who is caustrophobic - well I got brave for the boys sake and lined up as well. So in we went and I was fine for the first little bit but then my 9 year old (as in way shorter than me and about 30kg lighter than me) had to get down on his knee's to get through one bit and I had a moment of panic hehehe and what do I do when I am in a panic or nervous- yep you guessed it - I got the giggles hehehehe and then couldn't stop. Anyway long story cut short I giggled my way through the whole thing and then felt way proud of myself at the other end. Hubby ended up going through as well and as he is 6ft 2 and 90kg I really had no problem at all with me being 4ft nothing and a whole lot lighter - it was just something that was out of my comfort zone.

Anyway we are still here for 3 more days and still lots more adventures to go - remind me to tell you about our Macca's story - it is soooo funny hehehe.

 I would upload some of our great holiday snaps but guess who forgot to bring the cord to connect the camera to the pc - ahhhh that would be me - the same one who forgot to put more sunscreen on. Ok well I hope your day is as good as mine talk soon x joy

ps I even got to go to a Spotlight store today and they had 30% off everything sale whoooo hoooo hehehe just let me say I didn't walk out of the store with empty hands

Thursday, November 10, 2011

We're running away

I am so sorry that I have not been here - but things have been soooo hectic. Gallery Day was a huge success with fabulous sales and better numbers than previous years which is great. I sold a heap of my goodies. I also had so much fun which made all of the hard work all worth while. Then with Gallery day over I had to sit my entrance exams on Monday and Tuesday for me to do my bridging course at Uni. Boy did that push my comfort zone boundries - I have not sat an exam of anysort for a long time, but I think I did ok although I have thought of some stuff that I could of done better at - but anyway I only had a certain amount of time to work with.
Then I have spent the last two days getting some jobs done than had to be done before we all run away on our little family vacation. Although I did manage to sneak in a little nap this afternoon which was blissful (shhhh don't tell anyone - I'm supposed to be packing hehehe). Ok well I will leave you with a quick photo of one of the cards that I made for my friend Helen who needs to thank some wonderful people for all of their hard work with our local dancing group. I am really happy with how they all came out. Although I haven't had a chance to edit the photos yet which is why I'll just share one for now.
The digi stamp and back ground papers that I have used are from The Paper Shelter. The stamp is called Enchanted Dancing, she is soooo cute.
Ok well I will see you when I return all relaxed and rejuvenated next week. x joy
ps I promise to have a glass of wine for you while I am relaxing by the pool - just hope I don't drown hehehe

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Gallery Day Pics

Hiya, Just thought I would put up a few of the Gallery Day photos for you to see. For those of you that don't live here - Gallery Day is our local Cultural Association's big fundraiser for the year where we all sell our wares for Christmas. It is on this Friday night and Saturday - so we haven't finished setting up yet and we still have more stock to arrive but this gives you the idea.

Everything is handmade and there are some really beautiful things arriving. We have so much fun setting it up, lots of giggling and carry on. By this time on Friday the room will be full of all sorts of goodies to buy for Christmas. Then we open the doors at 5.30pm for the sales to begin. Friday night is a lovely night to come as you can enjoy a glass of wine and finger food. I may not be back this week with a post as I am sure I will be a little busy but I will be coming around to check up on everyone else's blogs - how could i miss my blog stalking.
 Just booked a little 5 day get away for next week to Yeppoon which I am soooo looking forward to, Hubby is working all of Christmas (that's the fun of being married to a Paramedic) so we won't be able to get away then and with all our Dr's appt this year it will be nice to get away without having to run around Dr's. Just sitting and relaxing by the pool and maybe a wine or two ahhhhh