Monday, December 22, 2008

It's beginning to feel a lot like .....


Just have to say, totally loving this pic

Finally the Christmas bug has bitten me. I was beginning to think that I was turning into the Girl who stole Christmas. Haven't felt much like celebrating at all and have wanted to avoid it althogether but with two young boys in the house, there was no chance of that happening. So after much nagging and whinging, I finally got around to pulling the tree out and setting it up for the boys to decorate. Here is the decorating in progress:

Peek-a-Boo, I see you

Mr Serious:

Easy to tell this one doesn't take life too seriously lol

Hope the Chistmas bug bites you all soon.


Me xoxo

All things Heidi

OMG OMG OMG talk about awesome. Despite the sadness of the week, going to Create 08 to see Heidi Swapp was definately the highlight of my year.

So, after much nagging from two lovely ladies, I have finally got around to editing some of the pics from the day. But, before I do that, have I told you how fantastic, how awesome, how unbelieveable the day was??? hehehehe just had to tease ... coz I can. Seriously though, I could sit and listen to Heidi Swapp for days on end - she just has this presence about her - so real and so natural - to be honest, totally different to what I expected. I had this feeling that being so 'famous' in the scrap world that she might be a bit aloof and standoffish but OMG she is totally the opposite. She just rolled with the punches and was like - well human lol. She is so genuine, you can tell that all she was saying came straight from the heart and that her emotions and tears were genuine too - trust me, not even the greatest actor or actress from Hollywood could fake that kind of raw emotion - truly inspirational.

Of course the day sped by too fast and it was over too soon and we didn't get any of the projects finsihed but hey, who cares, I got to see Heidi lol.

The mess that was Create 08

We got so much great stuff - a little silver enviro bag full of all the materials we needed to make ouor two projects plus a little Heidi Swapp make-up bag full of other treats that were ours to keep. Even the water bottles were Create 08 personalised lol. Talk about surreal but OMG so amazing (lol have I said that already?). Words cannot really encompass what the day was so maybe I should just let the pics speak for themselves:
Seriously, what more can a girl ask for - personalised water bottles and Diet Coke - well for me Coke Zero would have been better but for Heidi, I won't complain lol.
One of our projects for the day: A mirror album just for ourselves called 'To Your Heart be True'. It will look totally gorgeous when it is finished - this was a sneak peak that Heidi gave us but check out the link here for the finished product:

A crappy pic but a pic with Heidi none-the-less (man i need to go on a diet :O]

I think that is it for the Heidi wrap - will post pics of my projects when I finally get them completed - might need some gentle nudging to get them finished lol.
Me xoxo

My Dad ... My Hero

We have had some sadness in the family with the passing of one of Dad's brothers at the age of 71 after losing his fight with cancer. He passed away a few days before school ended for the year and leaves behind my aunty, 6 cousins and all their children - not to mention his own brothers and sisters. But as sad as this time has been, at least now Uncle Michael is now at peace and free from suffering.

I have to say I am sooooooooooo proud of my Dad. His commitment and closeness to his family - as in his own siblings (and their partners and offspring) as well as his own wife and children - is something that is amazing. My dad is the sort of person who is there no matter what is going on in his own life and he is one of those people who goes about things quietly and never expects anything in return, and especially never expects to be thanked - he just does it because that is the type of guy he is. Even though he is the baby of his family, it always seems that everything falls to Dad and everyone comes to him in times of crisis and sadness. As things have turned out, Dad and Mum were privileged to spend quite a bit of time with Uncle Michael in his last few months - first a 6 week stint in August/September when they were touring the state in their caravan and lastly a week long stint during Uncle Michael's final days.

Even though Uncle Michael's ultimate death was (and still is) quite sad, Dad counts himself very fortunate to have been there. Not once did my aunty or cousins ever exclude Mum and Dad, in fact it was the exact opposite - they called him their rock. That is just the kind of man he is - he will be there for anyone no matter what. But what makes me most proud is the way he stood up and represented his brothers and sisters in presenting part of the euology for Uncle Michael. While Dad is a very sociable person (and i mean VERY sociable lol), he detests public speaking with a passion but when one of his great-neices asked him if he would help her present the Euology, Dad put his own discomfort aside and did it. And what an amazing job he did - I have never been so proud of him in my life. What he had to say was perfect. I can only hope that one day, I can do for my family what my father has done for his - he has set the bar pretty high so I hope I can reach his lofty standards.

So Dad, although you will never see this, this is for you:

I just wanted to say I love you, I am proud of you and I am thankful to have a man like you in my life.

Love you Daddy

Me xoxoxo

Thursday, December 11, 2008

3 more sleeps

OMG - after forgetting earlier in the week what exciting thing was going to be happening this weekend, we are now down to THREE sleeps.

Yep, a group of girls who I scrap with are heading off to Brisvegas to attend a HEIDI SWAPP workshop. If you haven't guessed from my LO's - I do like my Heidi stuff or should I say in my best Lion King voice - 'not like, LOVE'??!!!

It is going to be a bit of a rush getting there - school doesn't finish until 3.05pm then we have an appointment at the solicitors at 3.30 which hopefully won't take too long and then I am hitting the road - lol not literally. The aim is to be on the road to Brissy by 5pm and get there by 8pmish depending on weather conditions, traffic etc.

Woo hoo bring on the weekend!!!!!!

Sending big hugs to my special girl - you know who you are - luv ya heaps hun mwah mwah - there go raise that hehehehehe

me xoxox

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

OK so the secret is out

I have been busting to try to keep this quiet for a while now but I reckon that there was someone special in need of a bit of extra loving today so S4J and I have finally let the cat out of the bag.

Look out Victoria, here we come. OMG OMG OMG OMG I cannot believe it. In less than one month we will get to meet the super talented, super gorgeous, amazing BECK!!!!!!

I cannot believe it - I have wanted this for so long and a few months back I thought, stuff it - why wait. So when I got the opportunity, I jumped up and grabbed it with both arms.

S4J and I did intend to just rock up on her doorstep but hey when someone needs a lift, isn't it just the best feeling to know that you can do that for them.

So happy surprise my lovely beck, cannot wait for the 9th.

love ya mwah mwah mwah

me xoxoxo

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Inspired to Create

So I have finally found the time to create after being inspired by the beautiful, gorgeous, talented (you name it, this girl is it) BECK. She creates these calendars every year and after buying a tonne to alter last year and not doing one, I gave myself a kick in the pants this year and have now created two.
I know, I know, I need to stop typing to give you time to pick your jaws up off the floor but this is what I have made for my Secret Santa present at school tomorrow. I have the best person to buy gifts for - a lady who is very special to the students and I alike. Sadly she is leaving us for greener pastures after Friday :( :( :( but I know where ever she ends up we will miss her like crazy. This is pretty much a lift of Beck's calendar but hey at least I have done something lol.

Obviously the Spotty PP has been left blank for a photo to be added - bit hard to ask for a photo without giving away what you actually want it for lol.
Lastly, Wooooooooooooooooooooooooo Hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo we have FINALLY made it to the last week of school for the year. It is such a relief to have most of the hard work done - although I do need to make some minor adjustments to the Yr 8 classes for next year. I cannot believe that the school year is pretty much done - where has the year gone??? My principal took the Year Coordinators out for dinner tonight - great good, great company, great night in general. I am so lucky to have such a great group of people to work with. Each of the other Year Coordinators brings something different to our collective group and I find each and every one of them inspiring. I have so much to learn so lets hope in 2009 they will still be as open and willing to share their knowledge and expertise with li' ol me.
Til next time

Me xoxoxo

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Terrible mother that I am

LOL so i just read through the last post and yes while I know that it was Mitchell's birthday, I realised that his little bro didn't even get a look in or a mention. So this is a pic of him taken some time last week - have no idea what day now - they have all merged into one lol:

Anyways while I am here I have TWO jobs that you ALL have to do for me:
1. Check out this girl's stuff - some of the most awesome scrapping I have ever seen:
2. Check out what this awesome mum has created for her kids teacher's - hmmmmmmmmm wonder if she wants to move so I can teach them little kiddliewinks hehe:
OK so that is your homework for tonight - go check out the awesome-ness (gee i speaking da great english tonight ain't i hehehehe). But in all seriousness, these two girls have been the BESTEST friends a girl could have asked for this year. They have been there beside me (well via the computer anyways lol) through all the crap parts of the year and more often than not, it has been the support of these two girls that has got me through another long night to see the light of another day. If only I could repay them but there isn't enough money in the world to give what I owe these girls. Thanks ladies, you mean more to me than words can ever say.
Love ya
me mwah mwah mwah xoxoxoxo

I think I am here

Phew what a week it has been - don't think I have had such a busy one in quite a while. Well obviously most of my weeks are busy - lots of planning to do and the inevtiable pile of marking - but this week was even more so.
This was Sunday afternoon:

Pick the idiot who thought it would be a good idea to have 23 sugar-filled, screaming kids running around the place. Yeah it was me and YES people, take my advice - GO TO McDONALD'S. Seriously though, it was a great afternoon. Mitch has never had a birthday party at home for all his mates because we always lived too far out of town but this year was different so he made the most of it. It started out as water play on the slip 'n' slide but it didn't take long for the kids to discover the pool (which i was wanting to be kept secret) but ah well, it was all in the name of fun.

I spent Monday and Tuesday putting the finishing touches on this:

These are just some of the 160 students that I am going to be calling 'mine' for the next 5 years. I have been wanting to be a Yr Co-ordinator at my school for about 6 years but having time off with the boys and only working part-time has meant that I have had to forego this privilege ... until now. I found out back in September that I had been appointed the Yr 8 Coordinator for 2009 so after many months of planning, arranging classes, visiting schools, nagging staff for assistance, Wednesday was the Yr 8 Trial Day. And for those of you who are in the know - the day was an awesome success - well apart from the popper incident anyway lol.

Then onto Thursday morning and Mitchell's actual birthday. Not too many good pics to be had, lots of blurry ones with his arms thrown up in the air to his shouts of yahoo to each new present he opened. As always, he was thoroughly spoilt but hey, he will only turn 6 once right???

Thursday lunch time saw me escape from the piles of paperwork left over from Transition Day to race down to Mitchell's school with yet another cake for him to share with his class:



And finally - well for the picture department anyway, Thursday night with Mitchell's school concert and Christmas Bash. The preppies were so cute - they all dressed up as Cowboys/Cowgirls and did a performance for us. (NOTE TO SELF: ASK SANTA FOR A LENSE WITH A BIGGER ZOOM!!! as none of the pictures of the performance turned out any good) but how cute does my little man look all done up in his Daddy's hat???!!!

And then onto Friday and our staff party. OMG what a night!!!! I had the BEST time. It was organised by our staffroom - well mainly Spanner - and it went off, TOTALLY ROCKED, best night i had in a long time and because this is my blog I am gunna hide all the pics hehehehehehehehe

Ok I think that is enough of an update for now. I will let you all get back to sleep. Sorry for boring you all hehehehe

me xoxoxoxo

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Not enough hours in the day

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm does anyone know where I can buy more time??? Someone??? Anyone???

Lately I feel like I am either a headless chook and a swan (you know the one that looks so graceful floating across the water but below the surface they are paddling like crazy just to stay afloat). I think I will settle for swan - it sounds nicer than headless chook lol.

I have got fifty thousand little things to do in preparation for the Yr 7 Trial Day next week and don't seem to get enough time to sit down and do them. Add to the list my final lot of marking and report cards - which are due tomorrow morning AND hosting a birthday PARTY for Mister Six aka Darling Son 1 today.

Oh well if it is all meant to work, it will work and if not, well too bad, I can only do what I can. But i suppose sitting here typing about it isn't getting any of the things on my list done so I should go and tackle creating the classes and making the party favour bags. I might be back later with some pics of the big Par-Tay (as DS2 likes to say).

Have a great sunday everyone.

S xoxoxoxo

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Not a lot to say, just a half-finished peice of showntell

Not a lot has been happening in my world - work is busy busy busy. You would think with the Yr 12's gone, Yr 11's on camp and the Yr 10's on alternate activities for the week that things would have slowed down for me but alas, I appear to be even busier than I was a few weeks ago.

Work is a bit stressful at the moment - the Year 7 into 8 Trial Day is next week, and as the incoming Year Coordinator it is my job to organise the whole day. Sounds simple enough right??? Lol well think again. Add the creation of classes, the personalities and agendas of about 60 or so teachers and all the time constraints that usually go along with something like this and there is bound to be problems.

But who cares about the problems - if I dwell on them now, I will be a FLOCKING mess (hehe just had to put that in for the beasties) by next Wednesday. It is going to be a great day, I have a great group of Yr 11 students who are giving up time out of their holidays to help me so it will be a FLOCKING awesome day (hehe had to do it again).

Now on the scrap front, not a lot is going on at the moment, but inspired by the gorgeous, super talented RIH2002, I started working on this calendar with the intention of maybe doing some for my parents and sis as chrissy pressies. I have a bit left to do to it, and need to re-join it with the calendar but this is a sneak peak of it so far:

Not sure when I will get back to finishing it - probably not until after school finishes on December 12.

Til next time

S. xoxoxoxo

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Farewell to another year level

Yes folks, it is that time of year - the time when I farewell another group of Year 12 students.

For almost 10 years, I have had the privilege of being able to be a part of the lives of countless students but having the privilege of teaching Year 12 students is that extra bit special.

yeah you form bonds with most students who cross your path but for some reason by the time they reach Yr 12, something in the relationship changes. Yes the fact that they have matured from the festy, pesky grade 8 and 9's they used to be helps. Now instead of correcting their every move, you can sit and hold a decent converstaion with them, you can listen to their hopes and dreams. And if you are really lucky, you might just be one person who leads them down the path towards achieving that dream.

At the school where i work, we have a valedictory ceremony where each of the yr 12 graduates is farewelled individually. They are given an opportunity to thank people in their lives who have helped them get through their school life and while I am not in this job for the thanks, knowing that students do appreciate the job you do, makes this day all the more special. Sometimes I cannot understand why they thank me - after all, I am just doing my job.

So to those yr 12's - and you know who you are - thanks for being you. Stay true to yourselves and to your dreams. Be everything you want to be .... and more. Go into this world and touch the life of someone like you have touched mine. To my two extra special students - P and A - never let anyone tell you that you are worthless or that you are good enough because you are. The courage that you two have amazes me each and every day and one day, I hope to be as courageous as you.

Stay safe, live life and come back and visit me once in a while.

hemmdawg (just had to do that for you hehehehehe) xoxoxo

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Shame, Horror and Embarassment all wrapped up together

AKA The Skirt Incident

Well today has been a day of shame, horror and embarassment. I don't know how long it is going to take me to live this moment down but I am thinking that it will not be any time soon.

Lets just say skirts, extra strong control tights (was hosting an afternoon at school for some of my 'babies' starting next year) and going to the toilet don't mix.

So have you guessed what happened yet??? Do I really have to tell you??? OMG OMG OMG soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo embarassed. Thank goodness (well as much as you can be thankful at a time like that) it was at the end of the afternoon when there was just myself and 5 Year 11 girls cleaning up the area where we had afternoon tea. I don't know who was more embarassed - me for having unknowingly 'flashed' myself to a group of 15 year olds or the girls for having to point out to me that my skirt was 'caught'.

Oh the shame and embarassment. Going to crawl under a rock and die now.

:o :o me :o :o

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Today I Learnt .....

Today I learnt that busting up that fight a few weeks ago may not have been the best move I have made lately. Don't get me wrong, I would do the same again next time as I feel that it is my duty and responsibility to do the crap jobs like that from time to time but I learnt today that I have done some moderate damage to tendons in my shoulder.

As you know I went to the chiropractor the other day - lets not delve back into that memory again lol - but I had my first follow-up appointment today and told him about the shoulder and what happened and I have been all but banned from the pool for at least 3 weeks. I can kick and do breast stoke but nothing else pout pout pout.

Why is it when you are finally getting excited about something and really wanting to do it - something like this happens.

Oh well it could be worse - the damage could have been much more serious - lol time to break into song - come on people you know the words:

always look on the bright side of life ......................

til next time

love ya mwah

me xoxox

Monday, November 3, 2008

Me and Exercise = eeeeeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkkkkkkkk

Ok so it is like about a bazillion years overdue but I have finally decided that I need to reacquaint myself with exercise.

I have been having a few health issues regarding constant and persistent headaches on and off for years but they have been increasing in intensity of late - well that or my body has made itself immune to the powers of Advil, Nurofen and the like :o - and after getting no joy from conventional medicine (ie GP) I decided to give a chiropractor a go and welllllllllllllllllllllllll talk about embarassment city. Anyway I am not going to shame myself with going into all the gory and horrific details again (I don't need repeat nightmares). Bottom (pardon the pun hehe) line is he can help but I have to help myself and get off my quite large posterior and get out into the world and eekkkkkkkkkkkkkk dare i say it ............ (insert that jaws da dum da dum da dum dum dum music here) EXERCISE.

So while I just happened to be sitting at my computer - strange that ... not hehe - another teacher from my staffroom asked if I wanted to go swimming with her yesterday and I DID.

1km - 20 laps - was what I managed to accomplish and while it is not going to set any world records or anything it was 1km more than I did Saturday.

AND .....

while the boys had their lessons today, I hopped in and did 1.1km - 22 laps. Yay me!!!

Going again in the morning if DH can drag himself away from the tractor to stay at home with the boys.

Anyway enough of the exercise - going to try and share some scrapping goodness finally - if i can get it to work that is:

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Snake Season is well and truly here

I know I have already posted today but .......

It is official, Snake Season is here.

Well it has been here for a few weeks now but I know it is snake season when you have a snake in close range to the house. I have seen plenty of dead ones on the road and have been responsible for there being some dead ones on the road but today when DH was mowing he said he saw the biggest King Brown - the tail was several inches thick. He must have been having a good feed somewhere to be that fat so soon after hibernation.

I don't like snakes - to me the only good snake is a dead one. I know that a comment like this could and probably will get me into a lot of trouble but I don't care - I still don't like them.

So snakes, if you are reading this, don't come near my place anytime soon if you want to live.

heheheheheheheheheh i crack myself up sometimes lol

Bye again

me xoxox

Goodbye to another weekend

Another weekend has passed by yet again and what a busy one it was. Started Saturday off with early morning haircuts booked for both boys. Originally the appointment was for me to get my hair cut and coloured but with DH still busy planting, he was able to have the boys and there was noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo way I was even going to contemplate having two wild farm boys sitting patiently (lol yeah right, I can dream can't I???) waiting for mummy to get all prettied up.

But on plus side, DH FINALLY finished planting early Saturday afternoon so I was able to escape and head into town for a bit of scrapping and a lot of chatting with my Dalby scrap ladies - or in Saturday's case - lady as only one could make it. But OMG what a afternoon/night we had, just Miss J and I, oh and of course Miss D our LSSL. I love my LSS - we are totally spoilt here in Dalby with the shop. Miss D has done a fantastic job of taking the shop in a whole new direction since buying it a few months ago - HUGE space, great table for crop nights and workshops - this girl is totally spoiling me.

Managed to get some scrapping done amongst all the chatting and eating. Will have to wait until tomorrow to get some decent day light pics and I will have yet another go at trying to upload pics - the last three attempts have failed.

Today saw a monster clean up at our place - inside and out. DH was the mower man - took him some of yesterday afternoon and a good 5 hours today to do it - love the big yard at this new place (I think it is well over 5 or 6 acres) but we soooooooooooooooooooooo need a bigger mower just to get over the ground quicker. But how lovely it looks.

While he did that, I was playing Domestic Goddess with a truckload of vacuuming, mopping and scrubbing. The downside to farm living is the dust that collects everywhere and seems to be back within minutes of cleaning. For the moment I don't care though becuase I have a clean house! Yay me!!!

Hope you all had a great weekend too.

Catch up with you soon.

Me xoxoxo

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The days are merging into one

Where has the year gone??? Lately I feel like I have been chasing my tail and no matter how hard I chase (and trust me, when you are my size, the chase is all the more difficult :o hehe), I feel like I am never quite caught up.

This is pretty serious for me because in most areas of my life I pride myself on my organisation skills (yes those of you who know me well know that I am a control freak of the worst kind and yes Christmas is NOT on of those times that I can get organised about) so needless to say I am feeling like a headless chook atm. Got so much to do - mostly lots of little things - but just cannot seem to find a place to start. Maybe I just need to pick a spot and start perhaps. I would sooooooooooooooooooooooo love a day at home to start here but of course if I have a day off work, I will have to catch-up all that stuff. Bring on December 14 I say, cannot come quick enough at the moment.

Had a so-so day - busted up a FULL ON punch up between two students today - think I may have done some damage to my right arm and shoulder in the process and ended up with blood splatters on my brand new white shirt - grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Oh well at least it gave the kids a laugh to see me in the middle of these two boys forcing them apart while punches and kicks were flying around me left, right and centre. My Grade 8's were shocked into silence (a HUGE achievement lol) at the sight of me literally dumping all my stuff and racing over to put myself in between these guys. They were like "wow miss, how did you do that. Did you ever consider becoming a body guard??!!' Kids, gotta love them ... sometimes lol.

Finally went to the Dr again today to see about my persistent headaches - now when I say persistent, I am talking about 24/7 for about the last 3 weeks - varies in intensity but there is always a dull throb present. I have to try some preventative meds that are used for migraines - even though I am not displaying the classic symptoms of migraines - so it will be interesting to see how they work and what affect they will have on the other medication I am on.

Still trying to perfect the art of posting pics on here. I thought I had it all sorted but couldn't get all of them to upload so will have another go later tonight or soon - promise.

Take care.

Me xoxoxo

Thursday, October 16, 2008

People crack me up

Now here i was thinking that my life was sad to spend and entire blog post talking about my nocturnal habits regarding the massaging of my feet but OMG OMG OMG jo, you just crack me up.

Seriously though I am totally jealous that you have direct access to all that stuff - my feet would be in heaven if i worked with you.

As for the 'rubber' products - don't want to give the man of the house any ideas - like he needs any more encouragement, c'mon he is a man after all (insert rolling eyes here lol) but with summer coming up, i guess they could make good water bombs

off to laugh some more


love ya me xoxox

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Pure Bliss ...

... well it is to me after a full day on my feet. I have to admit that I don't find feet particularly flattering - not just my feet but feet in general - but OMG I give pretty darn good foot massages, even if i do say so myself.

Is there anything better than giving the old tootsies a gentle exfoliation (or as my husband so kindly - not - puts it, getting horse rasp out) and then smothering on Vitamin E cream or huge dallops of Vaseline moisturiser, rubbing it in, smothering more on cream and then grabbing a pair of cotton (it is got to be cotton) socks, putting them on and just leave them on.

Two words - PURE BLISS.

Trust me, try it. Highly recommend the Dr Scholl's footfile - best one i have used and trust me, i have roadtested a stack over the years hehehehe

what a pathetic post - i really must think of better things to talk about :o :o :(

til next time

me xoxoxo

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I have been ratted out

Well it is official, someone told the world that i am in blog land so it looks like i will have to keep updating this or i might get in trouble so thanks to you beastie ... maybe hehehehe but i will still love you anyways.

hoping to sit down on the weekend and purty it up a bit ... but don't hold your breath waiting lol

had a great day today - totally love my work (well 95% of the time) - i cannot imagine being anything other than a high school teacher. days like today are more than rewarding - all of my classes were great and myself and 3 of the senior leaders for 2009 visited one of our feeder schools - was about 30kms from town so we talked a lot and i really got to know these guys more which is always a great thing. it blows my mind to think that i am playing a role - all be it a small one - in shaping the way these people live their lives. i have been blessed to have had some really great classes over the years and even more lucky that no matter where i am or who they are with, most of my former students will stop and tell me about what they are up to - how cool is that - lol i must have done something right somewhere.

finished off the day with a swim in the pool with the boys - well one of the boys - ds2 very reluctant to join us which is unusual becuase normally he is the one screaming to 'be the leader and jump in first' - kids eh, can never figure them out. must say i am totally loving the whole having a pool thing - we are very lucky that we get a house supplied to us as part of DH's job (farm manager) and for this job we acutally get the main residence on the farm (very unusal as workers normally only get the workman's house) but seeing as the owners actually live somewhere else, we score the main house. once i figure out the whole posting pics thing, i promise i will post some pics of the new place.

anyway, enough rambling today.

for those of you who visit - why??? lol just kidding, seriously thanks. i think i know who you are and i can tell you that you mean more to me than anything, love my beasties and would be lost without you.

have a great day tomorrow - only 46 more teaching days for the year!!


me xoxo

Monday, October 6, 2008

49 more days left of school for 2008 ... not that i am counting

Term 4 started today and I hit the ground running. I cannot believe that here in Queensland there are just 49 school days left for the year - well if you are not in a remote area anyway; they have 42 days left. Of course the Year 12's, 11's and 10's all finish earlier than that but the thought of just how few lessons I have left with some of these classes is scaring me considering how much more work we have to cover.

Where has the year gone??? It only feels like last week I was greeting a new group of Year 11 students and introducing them to my absolute passion (apart from scrapping and chatting of course) - Modern History.

We had some sad news in our school community with one of our former students dying in a car accident - only 19 years old. It is sad when anyone dies, even more so when they are young. To me, it doesn't matter what this person did or didn't do and whether he was in the wrong or not, it is a life that has been extinguished well before its time.

I had a great weekend. Some friends came over for a bit of a chat and scrap session, and, true to form, I did more chatting than scrapping. I managed to start a LO towards the end of the night and finished it yesterday. Now all I need is an extra special beastie or two to teach me how to post pics of them on here ... not to mention make this place look more appealing - hehehehe how many more hints do you need.

Anyway the hungry grubs must be biting at the little ones judging by the noise in the background.

catch you later

me xoxo

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Finally Blogging

Well I have finally bitten the bullet and created a blog. Not sure how long it will last for but I will give it a go. Maybe now a few lovely ladies will stop nagging at me to create one.

Obviously very new to this whole blogging thing, so please be patient with me while I 'pretty' it up.

Til next time

Me xoxo