Thursday, December 23, 2010


Can you believe it is December 23 already!!!!

Gee this year has just flown by and with all the craziness of the festive season, I thought I had better get my Christmas wishes done before time escaped me altogether lol.

It is crazy in this house. Excited kids, frazzled parents and animal mayhem, put all this together and you can get some idea of what my house is like right now lol.

I have resigned myself to the fact that although I am still very disorganised this year time is going to pass whether I like it or not so I should just keep plodding and at the end of the day it will all come together somehow.....may be not quite the way I would have liked but I know the kids will have fun anyway!!

My eldest boy turns 16 tomorrow (yes Christmas Eve!) and I can't believe where the time has gone.  He has gone from this cute little bundle.....

to this gorgeous teenager with a heart of gold.

Time goes by too darn fast, it truly does.  In the blink of an eye they are all grown up and beginning to make decisions for their future lives.

So to everyone, from my family to yours, we hope you have a wonderful and safe Christmas and a fantastic new year!!!

Here are some wishes from our hopes for next year (we are hoping to become Greyhound Foster carers to help save and give forever homes to some very special greyhounds.  We will let you all know how that goes.


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Ho Ho Ho...lets find the christmas cheer shall we.......

Well school holidays are here and this year finds me in a very, shall we say, unfestive mood.  I am feeling very tense and stressed and not at all like I normally do this close to christmas.  This year just feel like everything is happening and I don't have time to stop and smell the roses.

3 weeks ago our cat had his tail amputated,,,,,,he is fine but our bank balance took a real hammering.  Yesterday our older dog needed surgery to remove grass seeds from his ear and his paw, once again the bank balance got hammered and very nearly emptied.  On top of all this school holidays have started and my eldest son turns 16 on Christmas Eve and is having a birthday party next Tuesday night.  He isn't having anything flash, just a few friends over for a pizza dinner, followed by a trip to the movies and then a sleepover back here, but sadly all the expenses add up.

We are also hosting christmas lunch for my brother this year, so it will be 12 here for lunch and then of course since we have a blended family I have my kids for the morning until about 4pm and then we have hubby's kids for the night.  I feel that I will miss out on spending quality time with my guys during the day because we have so much to get ready for lunch and we also need to fit in a visit to my mum who is in a nursing home before lunch.

Does anyone else feel intense pressure to have christmas day just perfect for everyone and you always feel like you haven't achieved that?????

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Hump Day Musings........

Can you believe it.......only 2 days left of the school year!!!!!


I'm not ready for the kids to be home for 7 weeks straight and I'm certainly no where near organised for Christmas day.

Seriously I have never in my life been so disorganised as this year and it is stressing me out.

I haven't even started wrapping and laybys are still at the shops.  Normally everything is wrapped and stashed away by now and I have all the food for the day and my son's birthday on christmas eve,,,,this year nothing.

I had better pull my finger out and start moving!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

More scrapbooking......

These were a few of the older photos I have in my albums which I kept from my Mum's collection when she went into a nursing home last year.  I scanned most of her family pictures before dividing them up between my brothers and I.
I had a little trouble scanning these old black and white photos successfully but thank fully the actual printed version which I have printed up for my albums are much clearer than they appear on here.

I love digital scrapbooking but get very little time lately to get to my crafting.  Still, I guess I should be grateful for the little bits I do achieve lol.