Thursday, January 24, 2008
Now my team mate is 24, the most laid back person I have ever met, happy go lucky and I literally watched him fall to pieces. We sat in the meeting room and he just lost it. It was one of the hardest things I have ever done and seen in my life!
So I sent him home, with instructions to talk to people and not keep everything in (cos I know ALL about that).
Then my phone rang and it was the vets. I took the bunnies in this morning for their 'op' and yep of course..................Joe died under the aneathestic. Joe is the brown bonkers one on red bull and I literally sobbed like a baby! I am soooo gutted! Ollie didn't know they were going in so I rang DH to see what we should do. He couldn't actually understand me the first time I rang him cos I was crying too hard *blush* Well we decided to see if the neighbour had any more (cos he did say if anything happened..........).
So we now have a Joe the second. He is a complete exact replica of bonkers bunny so we'll see. I know it is wrong to lie etc but after losing Casper, we really did not think he could take losing Joe. So keep your fingers crossed that JII will pass the test!
So I am all cried out today!
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
So Monday was really bad at work - lots of stress and pressure (and stooopid people who expect me to stop the flooding!). Tuesday was a bit of a clean up (literally lol) and incident reports etc. Then school last night which got me all stressed cos it was about intergrating numeracy into lessons - and I 'ate maffs!
So when I woke up this morning and realised I was going to my first Art from the Heart class of 2008 my little heart lifted a little bit. Dropped Ollie off at school and picked up a parcel from Em. To say she has spoilt me is an understatement! She has sent me loads of BG stuff and I love it all! In fact she couldn't have chosen better! So BG pressy next to me I set off to Harrogate in the car with loud tacky music and sweeties!
OMFG I have had such an excellent day! The course was making a book with the BIA and decorate a tin to put it in. I can't actually begin to explain how friggin brilliant the course was! I have made (with a little help ;o)) a book from scratch, with a covered front and back, with fabby pages with tags, envelopes etc etc. Even the tin is sexy!! Dyan shared so many wonderful ideas that I just would never even think to do and should me how to use all those fabb things I have bought from AFTH and never had the guts to use! I have come out armed with confidence to just have a go and see what happens! I also have a really good pressie for Gail's bday next month! Imagine sitting in a class being shown how to make really tricky things in an easy way, surrounded by Blonde Moments, Tim Holtz, 7 Gypsies, Elsie, MAMBI etc etc - bliss!
I will show you - but I need to finish off a couple of things ;o)
Oh and I must apologise to Sue as I may have shown off a bit in a text lol!
(Oh and can I just point out today I have being SEWING! Me? Unbelieveable!)
And then I get home to a parcel from Carol. She has sent me a beautiful tin with a gorgeous message in and some ace primas. She is soo talented, I love getting parcels from Carol!
So there we go, if you spoke to me last night you'dve got an angry sad stressed individual. Now you have a relaxed happy crafty person - so thank god for my wonderful friends and the talent that is Dyan!
Monday, January 21, 2008
Well I have a couple of the 365's to catch up on..................but I am so exhausted I'll catch up tomorrow zzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Stay dry x
Saturday, January 19, 2008
These pictures were taken at my sister's last year when DH bought a new camera and they did a photo shoot, I have always liked them but never really thought about scrapping them. errrr hello?!! So when I counted them and there were 10 - I knew I had to use them for this challenge.
It is quite simple but I didn't want to detract from the photos...........I may have another play at some point.
Friday, January 18, 2008
Anyway, back to 365's.
Traditional Nootka song
Show me colour in your life today
Well today is Dad's bday. Another one we weren't expecting, so is a good day. Have been out for a nice meal, greek. So of course I had my usual garlic mushrooms and steak lol!
Monday, January 14, 2008
I thought about this quite a bit cos I have so many delights in my life. But for me, my dh and baby and family are so much more than a delight! Then I got a text from my friend and I decided on my phone being my small delight.
I love getting texts from my friends, and I get at least one every day. To me this means that there is someone out there thinking about me and wondering how I am. Over the last 12 months I have had quite a bit going on, and my friends have been there all the way. They remember when I have dr's appointments etc and always seem to know when to send the 'how did it go' text. I watch a tv programme (one in particular) and me and Em chat all the way through it (I say chat, I actually mean bitch and destroy them all the way through!).
I sit in really boring meetings and talk to Sue and cos I am senior management in charge of emergencies, then this is completely fine to do lol!
I have met a number of people through the internet and they have become some of the most important people in my life, I am more honest and open with them than I ever am with the people who I see every day. They know me better than most people who have known me for years and they check in with me by using that little piece of technology that is my phone - so yeah, it's more than just something to order the chinese on ;o)
"When in doubt, take a bath."
Sorry Anna but you have NO chance of getting a piccie of me in the bath lol! It is bad enough doing the self portraits when I am dressed!!
But the bath is a special place for me. Before Ollie was born I used to have lots of long bubble baths, tons of bubbles, surrounded by candles and my fav music on in the background, and most importantly the door LOCKED!! It was my wind down time and I loved it!
Then I got pregnant and really hated them, I hated being so hot!
And then the baby came. One big thing that has always upset me was when I had Ollie I was very poorly and was unconcious for 4 days after he was born. I missed alot of his 'firsts', his first bath being one of them. I really wish I'dve been there! But when we got home I have to say the bath time was one of the most stressful things we did! We bought an inflatable bath and DH and I both did the bath time. There was lots of warm bubbles and soft towels, and two adults taking hours to bathe this tiny thing! He was soooo slippery! Was very stressful! And then of course he got older and bathtime become his and daddy's playtime!
Ironically about 5 weeks ago I fancied a bath on a Sunday night. So I light the candles, and filled it with bubbles and got in. MAN I have missed those baths! So now every Sunday becomes my bath night. Now I don't have a lock on the door and I have a 6 year old coming in every 10 mins to ask me where x is and why does he have to do y?! I don't have the music on anymore, but I guess Ollie is the music!
"Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.”
I want you to really think about this quote today . What did you attempt today that improved your day?
Today has been a very weird day for me - today I phoned in sick to work! Now usually I battle every illness and drag myself in. I detest being ill and hate wimps who call in sick.....so for me to do it, was a big thing. I have a cold and feel terrible. So I figured I would take a couple of days to get better rather than do what I usually do and force myself in and take weeks to get better! I also finished a friend's bday pressie. Have been stressing over this, what do you make the winner of BOB Altered winner - jewellery etc - noooooooooo, you give yourself that extra little challenge lol! But all done, so big achievement today.
Going to do my 2 o/s lo's tonight and tomorrow (bleary eyes permitting ;o)) and feel so motivated and excited! I can't believe how 'into' the 365 I have got! Tis fab!
Lastly - I found some nutty family photos that I wanted to share.
Friday, January 11, 2008
Lets see the silly side to you!
You cannot hide your true feelings through your eyes, they speak a thousand words. Take note!
Ollie at 5
Lets add a few more to the self portrait experience!
Uncle Robert is a true geordy - in every sense. This is the first time we have had a geordy in our clan but he certainly brightens it up! He is loud - both in clothes and voice! And he makes my sister very happy - so nuts is good.
I don't have any recent photos of him (or me and him together) so that will change the next time he is up.
And then there is daddy - when he is with Ollie he becomes completely bonkers! For a moment, he even forgets he is an accountant!
And don't even get me started on the Matthew's side of the family! Mum's side of the family are all from Birmingham. Auntie Brenda, Uncle Barry, Alison and Sally etc etc.............we only ever really meet at funerals or weddings (lots of weddings on this side of my family - and divorces!) Will dig out some old photos to show you.
Here are a couple of non 365 photos (cannot believe how many photos I am taking now the camera is in my bag!).
This is my big man on his way to Beavers (damn that Lesely Neilson for ruining the innocence of Beavers!)
And finally (phew you say!) is a couple of piccies from the school run this afternoon. Not a bad view from the playground eh?
And I am quite pleased with this last one. This is one of the fields we drive past. Currently flooded and the sun was setting - so a piccie was taken! I am getting into this whole photography stuff!
Monday, January 07, 2008
"A day without laughter is a day wasted" - Charles Chaplain
Lets start the year with laughter
Journaling Prompt 1
I want you to write a list of Goals for 2008, nothing to unachievable, just a list of maybe 10 things you would like to do
"I´m gonna make a change,
Grab your camera and click, dont worry about the imperfections! Use todays quote for both your photo and journalling prompt.
Mary Jean Irion
Record a normal, daily routine, take note!
Lets get up close and personal.
How do you feel about the person you are, insde and out?
What do your hands say about you. Take note
Sunday, January 06, 2008
I never thought I would love have bunnies soooo much, they are certainly a welcome addition to our family!
This is Joe (and child lol!). With Joe, imagine a bonkers hysterical maniac, drinking red bull!!
And this is Freddie, a very quiet laid back bunny, until the above said bonkers bunny gets in his face!
So my objective is to take a photo of them without red eyes lol!