Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Felt fantastic too.
I did 2 and half LO's in Lincoln last night at Scrapworkz. Wish I was this quick all the time.
will post the other one later. In case I have nothing to show if I dont scrap in the next couple of days ;)
Thursday, January 29, 2009
want to funk up your blog.
go here http://www.thecutestblogontheblock.com/backgrounds.php?pageNum_rs_backs=0&totalRows_rs_backs=350&cat=39
something to do during the hot days ahead.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Bit different this time but very effective!!
Nat tagged me!
You may have seen it on your blog surfing but it goes like this;
1. Go to the section of your computer where you store all of your photos.
2. Select the 6th folder.
3. Select the 6th photo from that folder.
4. Post and explain about that picture.
5. Tag 6 other people
I really do have it bad. Foot fetish that is. but how can I resist these little tootsies.
Christmas Day at BlackPoint on YP in SA. Sean putting his feet up for a little rest.
so now I tag
I'm back and stuff me its hot.
According to BOM it was 45.2 today in Cummins. Too hot to do too much. Even too hot for the pool. I reckon the kid's skin would sizzle like bacon if they were in it for 5 minutes.
havent scrapped much but have finished all the 384 journal cards that needed printing before going into the workshop kits for the E2C retreat in a few weeks.
And my hunt club have me working on a project. got all the pics for that one today.
Have been haunting the local community library a lot in the last few days checking my emails and keeping tabs on the 'other' world.
will be back soon.
did anyone miss me. Have had no comments at all.... or is there trouble with leaving comments (again). I'm just checking.......
Monday, January 26, 2009
talk about a pain the ar*e.
My modem has chucked a wobbly. thrown in the white towel. spat the chewie.
i am off line for about a week and i am in withdrawls. the thing I miss the most is checking on the weather. oh and the blogs and the forum and and and......
Thanks very much to Maryanne R who kindly let me on her laptop and her modem in her home to let you know that I hope to back on air hopefully Friday this week (fingers crossed)
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
2 blog awards in one day. They both have come from Lisa. Thankyou so much chick. hop to her blog and have a look. The lovely Lisa has a new canon 450D camera and is just trying it out. There is sure to be some creative photography coming up.
The first award I just love. It is very meaningful to me. the 'find and be friends' rings so loudly to me. And its FRENCH. ooh la la
"These blogs invest and believe in PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers, who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."
I just love the colours on this one. The design is awesome. Still seeing damasks everywhere!!
The Rules for the Awards are :
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.
so 5 blogs to nominate. hmmmm.
I look at these ones often for different ideas and angles. And the ladies answer my questions too!!
these are all photography blogs. The quality of work is outstanding and these blogs are updated nearly daily so lots of eye candy to absorb.
have a look, be inspired, be creative with your own photography. Go manual. ;)
Monday, January 19, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
We had a house inspection with our tenants in the Tumby house Friday morning at 10.30.So that really didnt allow me to go riding and be back in time or Kym go fishing and be back in time.
I must work out a better time for it next time.
So we had a sleep in and a bit of PJ sloth time instead. Was rather nice to relax in and enjoy the kids instead of tearing off before anyone is really awake.
Kym had arranged a social clay target shoot with a few fellas at the gunclub yesterday. He thought that we may get 10 or so blokes rock up. He was blown away when he had about 25 people including some ladies show up to shoot. So he was so tickled and on a bit of a kick when he got back to the cabin later on.
I went out there with Sean after his sleep and had a go. Wont tell u the score *blush* but its out of 25 possible targets.
Annie went to her first Blue Light Disco at the Tumby yacht club Friday night. She had a ball. In her words "I practised a few new dance moves". How I would have loved to be a fly on the wall (with the camera of course)
I didnt do a post for Friday as I had a girls night out instead with Christina, Sophie and Lisa. Had a very yummy tea at the Seabreeze Hotel and relaxed in the dining room. But I did find an ol' fashion 80's Pac Man game. You remember the Space Invaders game??? on that big machine that u sit at to play, well this one was just like that. And best of all it was free. How cool is that.
Wandered down to the Tumby front bar and eventually got home about 2am. Lots of fun.
Saturday morning was a bit slow to start with. Everyone had a sleep in. lucky me. I was too slack to go for a ride. Should have. It was one of those gorgeous mornings that Tumby has here.
Caught up with my brother Brett and Sonia and their kids Jack and Brooke. The kids had the most fantastic time on the beach. All unplanned so no one had bathers or towels. Tshirts, bare bums for all except Annie who I insist she wear knickers. I am always letting her know that she is a big girl now and its just not on her running around without undies on.
So Uncle Brett got LOTS of exercise on the beach with the kids chasing him around with the water canons and on the boogie board in the shallows. I havent included any shots of Brett and Sonia's family as I havent asked them if I can put them on my blog.
After a quick hose off and using the kids car blankets as towels we all jumped aboard the Trolley Ride around Tumby. Ross Story and his Clydesdale 'Apollo' do little jaunts around town during the holidays. We had been on it before but went again with the Smart crew to catch some more shots of them and the kids. They left to go home about lunchtime.
Kym and I discussed staying on for a few days more if the cabin wasnt re booked after us. We are just not ready to go home yet. But alas, the cabin is booked so we must vacate tomorrow. So this arvo was spent packing up as much stuff into boxes that we wont need between now and tomorrow, pack up all of Jerry's tack and pack up Jerry into the float. Trip number 1 home and unpacked most of it. We still have the boat, the hay trailer to drag home tomorrow plus all the other stuff.
Had a BBQ tea with Kelly's at the Lions Park on the foreshore. Cricket was promptly organised and a fair bit of wrestling to go with it. So fantastic to see these older teenagers take the time to really have fun with my kids. And it is so a two way thing. My kids just love the boys and Paige. Took some beaut shots. Same as before, I havent asked the Kelly's if I can use their photos on my blog so I havent.
Paige is coming across to stay Monday night to get into some scrapping. Cant wait. I dare say I'll be on the 'puter transferring folders of photos that I have worked on since I have been at Tumby and sorting out holiday snaps.
Well that's the plan which is subject to change and usually does.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Kym left very early to be on Patrol on the Cummins CFS 24 fire truck down in Lincoln.
I had his vehicle in for a service in Lincoln so I went out to the fire ground while Kym was there for the kids to give him a bag of Allens snakes. (Any excuse will do).
By cripes the fire could have been a LOT worse. Most of the homes in the area have had their gardens burnt right up to the front doors. I am amazed there were only 3 homes lost.
I was talking to a mate of mine who was there in the thick of it on Tuesday as a CFS volunteer. He has some amazing stories.
I am hassles with my laptop and Photoshop atm so the photos arent as I would like them but you get the idea.
This is one from yesterday that i snapped while the kids had some fun at the playground. The pelican was very wobbly in the breeze standing on the light pole. He was being the sentry for the beach, checking out who was chucking out fish heads.
I hope I'll be able to post some pics for my previous posts after this one is done.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
beaut day today.
In the saddle by 8.15 with Tatum and roared through the sandhills and took off up the beach for a bit. Great ride. Esp after being a bit cabin bound yesterday, it was great to blow off the cobwebs.
Caught up with J for a coffee for her and a naughty ice coffee for me. oh my it was yummy.
Lunch. Kym went to check out the 'creek' to see if he would be fishing out there and decided that he would go out to ski beach and try his luck instead.
Sean went down for a sleep, Annie watched a DVD and I caught up on a couple of winks too.
We went to the playground for the kids to burn up some energy and Kym met us there with the fish heads and bits after his fishing trip.
Got some great shots of the pelicans with the kids.
Tea. Kym reckons there is nothing better than tommies caught that morning on the plate that night. I dont eat fish so I guess I will just have to believe him. The kids cleaned up theirs tho!! Makes Kym so proud to see his kids eat what he (they) catch that day.
Photoshop giving me the shits tonight. It keeps crashing while I am trying to save the pic I have messed around with for the blog. So the pics are unphotoshopped tonight. Hope I have more luck with the jolly thing tomorrow
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
I grabbed Sean from Pagie and thanked her so much for having the little chap. It was disgusting outside and no place for a kid to be in with the raised dirt swirling in the air.
It was about this time when I noticed the smoke on the horizon and thought Oh Shit, not today.
Kym and Annie were back at the cabin by the time Sean and I got back. Air con works really well in the cabin.
Annie and I left at 1.30 to practise her floating on her back with a kick board and swim 10 metres without touching before her lesson. She needed to nail these to pass. And she passed.
We headed to the shop for an icecream and for her reward for passing her Vac Swim. She found a little dolphin clock that she saw yesterday and I am sure that helped motivate her to try a little bit harder.
We came back and hid with air conditioner for the rest of the afternoon until it cooled off a bit to hit the beach. We poked out our noses about 6pm.
The beach was fantastic. Kym met us down there and we then decided to get some hot chips and eat them there as our tea.
Both kids squirted us with their water canons a couple of times and when they headed down to load up again from the sea, Kym and I ran down there and grabbed one each and had a big splash falling into the water. clothes and all. shit we laughed. so did the group on the beach next to our camp.
late back to the cabin and finally to a cool breeze due to the wind change.
but I can smell smoke......
Monday, January 12, 2009
Last minute decision for Kym to take both Annie and Sean out fishing this morning at Second Creek. So I was left on my own.
Boo Hoo. Not.
Since we hadnt planned on Kym going fishing today I was unmotivated to go for a ride. Even tho I should have. So I Photoshopped my little heart out.
They were back by about 11 as it was starting to blow up a little bit out at the creek. If nothing else, Kym is so safe with the kids and the boat. He will not risk them for 'another' fish.
Annie watched a DVD while I Photoshopped some more and then we went to Vac Swim. Last day tomorrow. Annie needs to float on her back for 30 seconds in the waves while holding a kickboard and swim 20 metres without touching the bottom. She has been struggling with these so today was the day I got my bathers on. Eeppp. After a bit of blatant bribery and me getting soaking wet as I had to do the float first (of course) she nailed it. She went from very upset at herself for not being able to do it, to dancing up the beach and singing very loudly. She is so proud of herself.
So tomorrow just before her lesson we will go out for another quick practise to remember how to do it and then she should nail it in her group. With luck. As for swimming all she needed to do was lift her head out of the water while doing her breast stroke for a breath and she'll make it. Something that her instructor apparently hadnt told her (or so she says). Fingers crossed for tomorrow.
found a danilion on the back lawn and had a go with the camera. Missed the perfect shot. Isnt that always the way. I lowered the camera for a sec and that's when the big puff of seeds happened. buga.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
I have stitched 9 shots together. hopefully if u click on the pic its bigger. not sure. but this is the view from Tumby Island looking North West back over Tumby. The marina channel is in the foreground and the sand bar is in the first 3rd of the pic.
Weekly weigh in.
65kgs. Only lost half a kilo. Am disappointed in that since I started off so well and I have been riding a lot this week. But I guess if I look at it as 4 kilos in 2 weeks I should be pleased. I have been so strict on myself too. Denying myself the Tumby Bakery, The Little Jetty Cafe, bread (I miss soft white bread rolls with lashings of butter the most). And I have bugger all to show for it.
My perception of my quick start is (this is going to sounds nuts) the weight I had gained recently hadnt yet solidified into yucky yellow hard to shift fat that sits on my bum and legs and tummy. The 3.5 kilos in the first week was basically liquid fat that I quit really easily and now I have started the hard stuff. This is when the going gets tough and I must be disciplined (something that I am not). So even though that honey log is calling my name I wont do it. I wont buy it.
Also I reckon by saying my declaration of weight loss on here and by making it public I have to be much stricter on myself as I am being watched. In a good way. So I find this motivational to stay on the band wagon when it would be so easy to grab an ice coffee (havent had one yet) or a vanilla slice.
Measurements. I dont have the first week of loss here, its written down at home but in the last week I have lost a total of 7 cms for only half a kg loss. I guess the fat stuff must be shifting around a bit.
I have lost 2cm off my boobs which Kym is not happy about. LOL. He doesnt have to wear em.
I can feel the difference and that's what is important.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
sorry I didnt post last night. was a bit puffed out, so am doing yesterday today and will do today tonight.
Another day, another ride. I joined up with Tatum P for a great ride. Headed out to Second Creek, a number of kms away. Did a fair bit of scrub bashing thru the sand hills blazing our own trial. Had a blast.
Sean is still a bit poorly so he and Kym stayed put in the cabins. Sean was asleep by 11am. So not like him. Woke up about 2.30p. He had a temp of 38.7c so I gave him a tepid bath and panadol.
He perked up in time for Grandma Jane who had a flying visit down this way from the tip of Cape York in Queensland. She and my Dad manage a caravan park.
farwelled Grandma Jane and hopped onto Ross Story's Trolley Ride around Tumby township. Annie had the camera for a fair while so most of the photos taken then are courtesy of her. She is starting to develop into quite a handy snapper.
I'll post today tonight, so make sure u all come on back now, ya hear.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Got another ride in this morning. Yay. It was too breezy for Kym to take Sean out fishing so he very kindly agreed to meet me on the beach with the camera. (Thanks Sandra for prompting me. I dont reckon I honestly would have thought to ask him).
After I got back from my ride Kym headed off for some quite time fishing without Sean. I cant begrudge him for that at all. Sean has been pestering Kym nearly every minute of each day with 'Got one Dad. Pull in?' That would be rather wearing after a while.
Annie walked back from the caravan park where the Family Mission bus dropped her off for a quick lunch, some Bindi Erwin time and then off to Vac Swim.
It was a bit blustery along the foreshore so I took Sean to help me shop for a quick bit before coming back to pick up Annie. She was blue again today. Another hot shower to bring some pink back into her skin.
Kym came back just in time to have Sean while he was smoking fish around a mate's home while I took Annie back to Family Mission for the fun afternoon. Free bouncing castle and merry go round. The breeze had dropped off and so it was just lovely there. Annie ran around between the two for an hour or so while I read a mag and took some shots.
Back to Kym's mates home to grab Sean. Little fella was fast asleep in Kym's ute with the doors wide open so it was nice and cool in there. Annie and I went back to the cabin for some girl time. When Sean woke up, he was not well. Temp, sweaty, lethargic. When Kym brought him back to the cabin he had a tiny little chuck outside.
Panadol, tepid shower and bed. And that is where stayed put.
We were all going out to tea tonight to the Tumby Hotel schnitzel night. But seeing that Sean was definitely not up to it and Kym looking rather relaxed, Annie and I went instead.
Sean had made it into Kym's and my bed and looking rather at home in it by the time Annie and I got back from tea. So a little bit of gentle cuddle time and back to his own bed. Have heard that gastro is around so we will see what tomorrow brings.