Thursday, December 31, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
I got up this morning and with fear in my heart whent off to tony ferguson.
Well I am happy and proud to annouce a loss of 900grams.
Yep even with christmas I still lost.
Chuffed I am
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Now today we have christmas with my family at my parents house.
I was very good and only had two glasses of sparkling wine, as my brother in law and his partner announced that they were engaged.
What a great chrismas surprise.
Congratulations to them.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
We have had our ups and downs but overall the last 21years of marrage have been good ones.
I am excited to see what the next 20 or so years will bring.
Only one more sleep till santa comes.
Have a great christmas everyone.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
not really stressing as it is the season to have a few bubblys, and I did enjoy two glasses on Sunday.
I have realised that when I drink alcahol my body stops burning fat.
But I will restrain myself I promise.
PS only 3 more sleeps
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Its our first family, adult christmas and I am very excited.
It only seems like yesterday I was running around with two little toddlers and now they are all grown up and in relationships with two wonderful others.
Its great when it all works out.
I hope they all remain happy.
Have a great day everyone.
PS only 5 more sleeps til santa
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Buffy is just enjoying the shade. She is a rescued cat that was very neglected and has become the most loyal and loving pet anyone could every ask for.
She will only allow members of our family to pick her up and she is not fond of little boys.
I think they caused her grief before we got her.
This is mushroom She has just enjoyed a nice long drink and is wondering what I am doing with that funny shiny thing in her face.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
It rained overnight and the air comming in the open window is crisp and fresh.
The rooster is crowing and a hen is clucking telling me my breakfast egg is ready.
The sheep and cattle were moved into another paddock yesterday and they are very quiet telling me they are happily munching on the fresh grass.
Today we will be working in the vegetable garden weeding and in the hot house.
Hubby is making noise in the kitchen so I suppose I have to get up now.
Have a great sunday everyone
Saturday, December 12, 2009
I stayed away from the office and just potted around at home. I cooked 7 meals for myself which I froze for when we are eating stuff for dinner I cant have, like pasta. I also folded laundry and did more laundry and knitted.
I again took some drugs last night and I was asleep by 9.30. This seems to have worked as I am awake now and the threatening headache has not materialise.
So now I am blogging and playing on my new addiction, face book. I love playing the games on facebook. So if you have a few spare minutes, get on facebook and play some of the games. I dare you, you will be hooked.
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
But hey, a loss is a loss and its better than 100 up, right.
Just trying to keep myself positive.
Christmas is progressing here, I have the menu all set for the big luncheon, and We are steadily cleaning up the back entertainment area. But it is raining today and so the weeds will continue to grow at an alarming rate.
How are your preps going?
Have you finished your chrissy shopping?
I only have one small thing to get to add to one persons gift, I made the first part myself.
Then I think I'm done.
Thursday, December 03, 2009
We went fishing yesterday and dear old hubby caught a gummy shark, so lots of flake for the family.
Its been very muggy here and we have had a bit of rain. Enough to keep the gardens going without any help from me. The hothouse needed water, and I gave it a good drink this morning.
The plants in there have gone nuts. The tomatoes are full of fruit, and the capsicums are doing really well. I will be able to harvest some for tea tonight. The tomatoes are only a week or two from ripening.
Its hot at the moment, but the weather people have forcast a cool change with rain.
Just right for sleep.
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Baby girl is in 11 dances again this year. Two for each class and one teacher dance.
It is very exciting to see her with her little students. She started to dance just before she turned 4 and now she is teaching kids that age.
She has come along way. We put her in dancing to help her overcome shyness, and now we cant get her off the stage!
Proud mum I am.
The carpet for the craft room has been ordered and the earliest it can go in is Dec 22nd.
So we are cutting it fine as Christmas lunch is here this year.
dear old hubby is at this moment sanding the walls ready to paint.
Have a great weekend everyone.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
All my room needs now is the electician to put in the power points, five doubles, Painting and the carpet put in.
Then I can move in!
I will hopefully be able to start the painting in the next day or two.
Have a great day everyone
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
progress on the new quilt. It is going well. I am learning lots of new techniques. I really like the way this is turning out. Every week it grows in ways I never imagined. I kind of like that, as usually I am such a control freak.
So a learning curve in many ways.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
We are not worried as its been exactly a month since my last gain.
That time I lost what I had gained and a kilo more in the next week.
So we think its just my cycle and next week I will lose it again.
Lets hope so
Sunday, November 08, 2009
We bagged out in less than two hours.
We dropped one of the fish at a friends house so thay could have some for dinner.
I have really got the bug now. I cant wait to go out again.
Friday, November 06, 2009
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Monday, November 02, 2009
I love being in the boat and I always feel very relaxed and refreshed after a day out.
We caught two snapper, and they were a good size, one whiting and another fish but we didn't know what it was.
We then decided to move to another spot.
As we were not planing to stay out too long, and because we left early, I did not pack a lunch. We got hungry and decided to try and catch something we could cook on the boat to eat.
The gods decided to bless us. As soon as we stopped at the new spot, we started catching Flathead.
In about 10 minutes we had caught enough for us to eat. As I kept bringing then in hubby was cleaning them and filleting them and we had the freshest fish for lunch possible.
And last night for dinner we had baked snapper and it was delicious!
Can't wait to go out again.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
I then changed it a little as she had eggs in her apron and I didn't want them. Then I traced the transfer onto the fabric. I wanted the girls to look at each other so I traced two of them back to front.
I also have a group of little girls, one with a dolls pram, and I have stitched four of those. They will be incorporated into one of the boarders of the quilt.
I have used purple and green as the main part of the girls with red shoes and red flowers in their bonnets.
So the theme will continue on the patchwork part of the quilt and the red will be used as the back and binding.
Will post progress pic's as I go along.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
and there is nothing for me to do.
The weather has turned grey,
so indoors I must stay.
The rain is falling down,
making the land turn soggy brown.
When the sun turns the sky to blue,
then I will be happy too.
Not much of a poet I know but hey I gave it a shot.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
This week I have gained 400grams.
I don't know why, but I do know two things.
One. Its been a very emotional week for me. Nothing has happened I just have felt very emotional and upset this week and I don't know why.
Two. The magical 80kg barrier has always been a big one for me. Every time I try to lose weight that 80kg is the one I stumble on.
I hope I will do better this week
Saturday, October 10, 2009
There are bags of cloths that no longer fit or not wanted any more, so they are being put into bags to be handed down to little cousins, and children of friends of ours.
A lot of the cloths were handed down from older children and so are on their third round of usage.
Any that cannot be handed down are used as rags in the mechanical workshop. We always need rags there.
I have save the old jeans and will use them to make a quilt.
I had better go back and supervise because if I don't they will keep everything and not throw out anything.
They are such hoarders my kids.
Friday, October 09, 2009
I can't hardly wait.
meanwhile I have been busy cutting all the fabric for the latest quilt. I have hand stitched some sunbonnet sues and we are now in the process of creating a quilt around them.
Photos soon I promise.
The sun is shining and the birds are singing, so I will have a glorious day today.
Hope you do too!
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Monday, October 05, 2009
Home early, I was home by 9.30, to spend some time with the boys as they were going on their annual golf trip.
They look forward to it all year and dear old hubbys brother goes along as well. Wonderson has been going for a few years now and it has been wonderful for the three of them to bond away form us girls and just be boys.
Baby girl was away on Friday but she came home on Saturday afternoon and we have spent a simple weekend together, reading and watching girlie DVD's.
So this morning I got up early and opened up the workshop and with our mechanic will be running the show until hubby gets back this afternoon.
So have fun everyone, enjoy the week.
Thursday, October 01, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
When they get bigger I will try to sell them and use the money to buy feed for the three breeders I will keep.
I cant keep them all as they do not have enough grass to feed them all.
So the circle of life continues and this years batch of goslings are already bigger than last years. Last year only one goose sat on eggs and she only hatched 4 live ones.
I love mother nature, don't you
Sunday, September 27, 2009
The AFL grand final is over for another year and unfortunately for the saints fans they did not get the fairy tail ending they wanted. But congratulations to the cats, well done.
And I even enjoyed myself at the wedding last night, as I always do. I am a homebody and the thought of getting dressed up and going out is always hard for me, but once I get to the destination I always enjoy my self.
Meanwhile on the home improvement front, dear old hubbies concrete mate said he can do the job next week so hopefully the weather improves for that.
Enjoy you Sunday, I know will have a quiet one.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
They were not particularly strong on according to the news, only 2.5 and 3.0 but they were not far from here and only a little way down in the earth.
The epicenter was only a few klms away. Just 3 minutes by car! Thats a little too close for comfort.
Meanwhile dust storms in NSW, Hail and flooding in SA, and bushfires in QLD.
The Gods have really gone crazy.
Stay well everyone
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
He bought himself a new self propelled rotary hoe and he had dug the garden over in a very short time!
Money well worth spent.
Jobs this afternoon will be to put down the crushed rock so the concrete floor can be poured next week.
Windows will be ready early the week after and then my craft room will be ready for me to paint soon after that.
Picked up the new sewing machine yesterday, and bought the second hand overlocker home too.
So very exciting here.
I have so many projects I want to start and I can't wait.
Have a great weekend.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Craft room has been measured and windows are being ordered as I type this.
I have put on layby my new quilters sewing machine. I got an absolute bargain. The normal price for the machine is $2700.00, but my teacher who owns the store, told me to hang on as she felt that it would go on sale for christmas.
Well today they saw that the price did drop, but much more than even she expected.
$1999.00. I quickly ordered one and paid the deposit. Because I had saved the $2700.00 to spend I was able to order the sewing table that goes with it for $500.00. That means I still have $200.00 left.
Now I can buy lots more material to make more quilts.
I love a bargain don't you
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
So pretty happy with my self.
Worked at Crystal World yesterday as an emergency fill in.
I had lots of crackle quartz that I had to put into kilo boxes. Very pretty in their pinks and purples, and various other colours.
But being man made the dye was coming off them and onto my hands.
Not pretty! Still lots of people love them.
Not much else happening around here just the usual, I have got lots of seedling to plant out into the vegetable garden so I might get stuck in and get that done.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
I am 42 years old and have never had a room of my own. I have always shared with my sister and now my husband.
So this is very exciting for me. This will be totally my room to sew, or knit or read, or anything I want.
will post pics soon I promise.
what are you doing this weekend?
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
So this morning I got up and cooked him a big breakfast and both the kids are comming home so we can have a family dinner.
Meanwhile I had my first weigh and measure on the Tony Ferguson this morning.
I lost 200g and I cm off my waist.
Not much but better than nothing I suppose.
Monday, September 07, 2009
These are what I have been working on for the last few months. I havn't had much spare time so I mainly worked on then during class times. Now all I have to do is turn them into cushion covers.