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