Tuesday, May 30, 2006

The List Challenge

You know how you click, click, click from one site to another..Well, today I came acroos this interesting tidbit on Penny's blog:

"Alison S has posted a "list challenge" over on her blog. It sounds interesting so I'm going to join in. She randomly chose "What's wrong with women?" as the first topic. She says
(when I first opened the book I though NO WAY! but then I thought 'Why not?" - a bit of self analysis doesn't go astray occassionally"

So, this is what I think is wrong with women:

1. they don't give themselves enough credit...being a SAHM is more than a fulltime job...as a matter of fact I saw I thread on parentcentre.babycentre.com about how much a SAHM is worth in terms of annual salary & it was worked out that she's worth over $100k

2. they are at times too giving

3. they allow men to live a life of double standards...hello, we both slept in the bed, why is it my job to make it?

4. they don't introduce themselves at pre-school (that's me)

5. they have some unrealistic expectations: life,love, etc...let the expectations go & enjoy the ride ladies!

6. they allow others to set expecations for their lives...take control back!

OK, this woman has demands being made on her...and its one of the times I can't say no. Gotta feed & bath the kids

I don't think there's too much wrong with women...look at Oprah...I can't think of a male equivalent :o)

I've got the Doodling Bug

Well, I completed my first doodled layout yesterday & here it is.

I'm pretty pleased with it & it didn't take long at all...in fact my sister was over & had to ring Telecom to get her phone put on & by the time her phone call had finished I was done.....so maybe it wasn't that quick after all :o)

I think I'm going to play around with the 4 (or more) pics within a pic thing...hmmm maybe 3 BW & 1 colour.

I took some photos of me & the kids yesterday..had to set up the tripod otherwise I'll never get a good photo of me :o) so I may practise this technique with those.

I've got a few ideas buzzing around in my brain so it looks like I'm going to have a productive week.

Stay tuned..

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Not quite sure what I'm doing here, but the instructions for adding a pic to profile said to upload a pic to blog & then paste URL. So I'm giving it a go.

How Slack am I?

Ok, so I haven't been here since Easter - but I have been thinking about it.

I think I'll try to blog once a week at least & see how I go.

I made an awesome card for Wayne yesterday...inspired by the weekly challenge at ScrapbookOutlet, it'll be perfect for our anniversary in June!

Learned a bit about doodling this week courtesy of squillen and Kelly Angard, so you may be seeing some of that soon.

Ravey's first molars are coming through, so he's had a bit of a rough night. And yesterday he learned how to get himself out of bed...what an awesome little guy.

I put him down for his morning nap, heard him chattering, then he started to cry a little..a little bit of cluttering & then next thing you know there's a pitter patter coming down the hallway!

So, needless to say he went without his morning nap...then it was off to swimming lessons for him & Taigy (taigy's lesson is another story), well, by the time we finished swimming he was plum tuckered out...so straight to bed & he didn't wake til around three...but again witht he pitter patter & I went up to the room to make sure he hadn't fallen out & Hello... before he wandered down the hall he had turned the heater on & put his music in the CD player on...too clever for 14 months!!

Now, my darling Taiga & her swimming lesson.....Oh I was sooooo proud of her!

Now, here's a girl who at 4 has just let me start pouring water on her head in the bath - seriously!

I had to break the bad news to her that her cousin isn't going to be joining her at swimming (those 2 are joined at the hip - go to pre-school together & just adore each other when they're not hitting one another) Well, there were tears & tantrums & "I don't want to go swimming if Creedy's not there", but eventually we got in the car & managed to make it on time.

After a few tears she made it into the pool & her teacher was just superb!! Fortunately no other kids turned up, so she had one-on-one with Santa & she did really well....she even went under once!!! She's so cute, she concentrates so hard on what her teacher is telling her & I don't think it will be long at all before she gains her water confidence.

Keep an eye out for a swimming lesson layout with doodles!!

My prince has just woken so I'd better attend to him!