Thursday, May 27, 2010

This Weeks Theme Thursday Is.......

Wrinkles, and after googling for about 10 minutes decided that this was the most amazing face I had seen in a long time.  Not just because of the wrinkles but this face shows so many emotions.......

Friday, May 21, 2010

Well What Can I Say

I took yesterday afternoon off work and headed of to a craft show. Totally blew the budget put have heaps of goodies to show for it.  They are catagorised in the following ways:
1st pic - Cross Stitch Stash
2nd pic - sewing stash
3rd pic - card making and scrapbooking stash.
MOTH doesn't know about the stash enhancement and lets hope he never does LOL (just kidding on that comment as I don't complain when he comes back from the hardware store with what ever it is that men buy at the hardware store LOL)
Oh and excuse the messy kitchen table, its not housework day until Saturday :)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Theme Thursday is DRUMROLLLLLL please....


You can check out some more Theme Thursday posts over here Theme Thursday

We currently have 2 dogs, this is Raelene and she is a staffy blue heeler cross. But she does have a bit of an identity crisis and really believes that she is a cat. I love the bottom picture as she got a new name after that "Bullet head". She thinks that she is small enough to sleep under the blanket on the bed, but the poor thing doesn't really fit comfortably LOL

.And this is Norman

We saved him from the pound, with only 2 hours left on his life and boy we didn't know what we were getting into when when got him, let me just say that he has a bit of a drinking problem LOL. which I must try and get on video!
And here is the two of them together........

But this was our best boy, his name was Greg and he was a blue heeler, we lost him a month shy of his 16th birthday, he used to go to work with the MOTH.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

A Bit of Everything

How is this for a pet, his name is Jack and he is a Flemish Giant rabbit.  He belongs to friends of mine and he is awesome and housetrained. He loves being petted and if you aren't quick enough you get a nip LOL

Now awhile ago I posted that I was in a pincushion swap and posted a blurry photo of the one I made, well this is what I received - totally awesome and to good to stick pins into.....
And my final update, here is the picture of the back of the jacket that I am knitting,

Friday, May 7, 2010

Well We Tried

Well we didn't stop people from coming around and Wednesday night we fell off the wagon but not to badly LOL.  We have a friend who calls in on "hump day" after work to have a couple of beers before heading home and we forgot to ring him and say "STAY AWAY"!!.  I only had 3 beers and we had still eaten and had the dishes done by 7.30pm so that wasn't to bad....................

My boss is out of the office today so I have my iPod on playing through my work computer and currently Talking Heads is playing. I put it on shuffle so I constantly get a surprise, just need to remember to turn it down when I leave my desk as some people may not appreciate the punk and alternative I have on there. I have a training session in 30 minutes on a new Credit Card acquital system and he has left me some work to do so suppose I better go do it - Ciao for now.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Back In The Land Of Blogging

Well, I have had a busy couple of weeks.  I had to fly back home due to my dads health.  My brother and I had to sort out some things with our parents, see what extra benefits my parents are entitled to etc. The lady at Work and Income did tell my mum that she had lovely children and that they are very supportive and helpful.....Ha, she doesn't realise that my brother and I can only be in the same room for a short amount of time before the sparks fly, we are just so totally different.  Maybe is was a good idea that we stayed in totally different houses while we were over there.  But there isn't anything like a family crisis to pull people closer, we have even been in contact since we both got back to our respective homes (insert twilight show music here LOL).  So maybe this is the beginning of a better relationship between us both.

On a totally different note MOTH and I am having a dry week, not that we drink excessively but we are just going to try going dry Monday to Thursday inclusive, this does mean living like hermits, banning visitors and the like..gee are we easily influenced or what?

Some sad news........we have gotten rid of Cable tv, for nearly $80 per month we expected more than repeats and commercials. Luckily free to air has bought in some new channels so we will see how we go over the coming weeks, last night MOTH played solitare on the computer, I had the dinner dishes done by 6.30pm but maybe this has something to do with the earlier paragraph on not drinking during the week rather than getting rid of cable LOL.
Last night I made Pumpkin, Sweet Potato and Bacon Soup for dinner, it was great with enough left over that I have some for lunch today, here is the recipe for those of you interested:

Into a slow cooker throw about 500g of peeled pumpkin, 3 - 4 medium sized peeled sweet potatoes, a ham hock or about 500g of cooked bacon bones, 2 onions peeled and cut into large dice. I left this cooking for about 12 hours and when I got home from work I pulled the bacon bones out pulled all the meat of them, blitzed the soup, chucked the meat back in, reheated and then dished up. If you don't have a slow cooker this can be done in a large pot on the stove top but of course you need to be home to give it a stir every now and then.

Okay, now onto the craft front....... I have been knitting and last night after getting half way through the left front of a jacket I am doing I realised I had totally mucked up, it was a simple pattern but me being me, didn't read the pattern properly and just went with what I thought the pattern said. "Wrong"!!! I had to un pull the whole lot last night and  will restart again tonight.  I also have some pictures to post of the fabulous pincushion that I received in a swap, some floss that I won and a picture of the stupid ***** jacket I am knitting so stay tuned!!!