Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Hello just thought I would do another post. On Sunday I took the girls for their last greyhound walk for the year. we went over to 17Mile rocks waterpark. See their blog Barkings of a Greyhound.
Here is my first christmas layout. Carole saw the beginnings of it when her and Lauren were down so whilst I was finishing it I was trying to incorporate a little bit of "Carole's Flair" um its the 3Ding in the left hand bottom corner. Also here are some christmas cards that I have made. So till next time thank you for reading "Ravings of a lunatic", please secure your tray table and return your seats to their upright position and have a nice day"

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Well it is that time of year again. Huge ques at the checkouts. christmas music playing over and over and over in the shops. Sweat soaked santas with piddle stained pants from all the "Good" little boys and girls who scream everytime they see the "man in the red suit" and who are trying desparately to hide under mums skirt/dress rather than go and sit on a strangers lap who by the way have been told over and over "Don't talk to Strangers" HELLO. IT'S CHRISTMAS joy of all joys. Yes if you think I am being rather cynical then you are right. But don't get me wrong I do love the festivities of christmas I just hate the hussle and bussle of "what do I get so and so for christmas" and where are we going to have christmas day with flies and humidity this year. I would just love to have get togethers with family and friends and celebrate the joy of being together. Anyway I think I have killed christmas enough so far so lets find something pleasant to talk about. Dad and Joy came up last week and stayed the week with us. It was nice to have them we had a family get together as we won't be seeing them for christmas this year they are off to Lakes Entrance with their great mates Jules and Peter. Allison and the kids came over and we had a BBQ

Of course the "girls" got into the christmas spirit and wore their christmas tinsel (they really did enjoy it lol)
On Saturday the 29th Nov we had Scrapbook City's awards night and christmas party.There were so many ladies there it was good to catch up with the girls. Lauren and Carole came down from Gladstone as Carole was teaching a class. The girls also stayed with me it was so lovely to have them. We started off the Saturday by visiting a couple of scrapbook shops on my side of town then we joined up with Ronnie, Niss, Sue, Sandra for lunch.
Then we drove over to Graceville State School were we spent the afternoon and evening scrapping and chatting with the rest of the girls. Lauren, Rachael and Sandra each won an award for layouts that they entered into the awards night. The evening ended at about 930pm. Lauren, Carole and I went back to my place where we spent till 0215 scrapping and chatting. I finished Carole's layout from the class. Well that is enough chatting for one post so I will try and be a good girl and get another post in before christmas. So till next time thank you for reading "Ravings of a lunatic", please secure your tray table and return your seats to their upright position and have a nice day"

Saturday, September 27, 2008

hello thought I would just pop up a few cards that I have been making. They are nothing flash but I like them

The red card above is from a Stampin up party I attended at Ronnie's place. Design is from Danielle our demonstrator. The orignal card had different colours I just adapted this one for christmas.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Yeah Yeah I know BAD BLOGGER. I can't help it Grace keeps taking my computer to update HER blog. You should pop over say hello to her she loves visitors her blog is
Well I really have'nt been doing much lately and especially not scrapping. I have been devoting a lot of my time to Grace. I absolutely love her to pieces. I loved having a greyhound so much that I fostered another greyhound called "Archie" but he left last week to go to his "forever home" he has gone to live with a vet. I am having a little break to give "Grace" a bit of one on one time. I will definetly get another one in a couple of weeks. As of Monday I am going to be the peri-operative educator for 2 weeks while the current person is in Germany (lucky devil). Believe me I am absolutely packing it as it is a BIG job I am currently an acting NO2 and this job is an NO4. I definetly won't have any nails left lol. I have been making a few cards lately which I quite like. Now that christmas is approaching I will be making a few more. I DID do a layout last night it was about Andrew's 17th Birthday. It was his first party since he was 6. As a rule I don't let Andrew drink( although on occasion I know he has) but as he was I allowed him to have a few drinks. Maybe I should of watched him a bit closer but what 17 year old wants his parents hanging around. Anyway to cut a long story short, by 1030pm the party was over and Andrew was asleep on the dogs bed. Way to go sweetheart lol. Anyway thats it for now. Have alook at my beautiful girl and her friend Archie. So till next time thank you for reading "Ravings of a lunatic", please secure your tray table and return your seats to their upright position and have a nice day"

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Hello friends. Well I have finally decided what to do about getting a dog. For months I have been bebating about getting a dog. (you know how sad it was when I lost the birds) so I have been worrying about what I would do if I lost a dog. But I so want a new companion and Ed just won't lay at my feet and let me walk him with a leash lol so a couple of months ago I found out about GAP (Greyhound Adoption Program) this is where all ex-racer go unless their owners take them out and shoot them when their racing career is over. But before they can become pets they have to be "de-programmed" and that is where "foster parents" come in. You get a dog (everything supplied by GAP) and basically you teach them how to adapt to becoming a pet like letting them inside the house, teaching them to walk up and down stairs, introducing them to glass doors yes they will keep trying to walk through it and all other things that normal dogs take for granted but because a greyhound is a "business" dog it has no idea how act as a "pet" so for 4-6 weeks that will be my job yahhhhh I finally get to use my "clinical education" certificate even though it will be on a dog instead of students. This way I will find out once and for all if I am a "doggy" person if I find that I am getting attached and want to keep the dog then I put the paperwork in for the adoption. so I feel I am on a win win situation if it does not work out then I just give the dog back. A lady is coming around next tuesday to 'interview" me so hopefully in the near future I am going to be a "mummy" again. If you are intersted this is the website for GAP check it out it is really intersting Greyhound Adoption Program
So till next time thank you for reading "Ravings of a lunatic", please secure your tray table and return your seats to their upright position and have a nice day"
JUNE 15TH 2008

Well another birthday has been and gone. On June 15th I turned 42 it was a nice day I got lots of presents like my new travel album for my europe album I am doing at the moment and have nearly finished. I got the new "big Bite" from cropadile and I had a Stampin Up party with friends from work and my scrapping community. Also on Sunday morning one of my most dearest friend Donna came down and we had morning tea. Donna and I don't see that much of each other these days but we were practically inseparable when we we younger I have know the family all my life. I am one of the truly lucky ones who has that life time friend she will always be an important part of my life whether we see each other once a year or once a decade she is never far from my mind. Her first child Alex is only 3 days older than Andrew so we even went through our pregnancy together. I stopped at one but Don went on to have 3 more kids

On Friday the 13th I had a Pajama party at Scrapbook City It was soooo much fun with Ronnie, Milly, Terri, Debbie, Sue, Kerri, Niss and Anne one of our other regular Friday night scrappers Sandra was unable to attend because the lucky bugger is in Italy for 2 months. So all in all if was a good weekend. Dad and Joy came up from Laurieton for a visit. Dad has gone up to the Sunshine coast to visit friends and Joy has gone up to Townsville to see her grandchildren from her son Geoff. Geoff is still in Iraq at the moment hopefully he will be home safe and sound soon. Mum had minor hiccup that landed her a Logan Hospital ED on Friday night then we took a trip to Sunnybank Private for some more test but everything turned out OK so I bought her home about Lunch time on Saturday. Poor ole Aunt Aino (pronounced eye-na)has had more surgery this time she had a herniated disc in her back so back to the Mater Private for her I keep telling her so is collecting frequent patient points that is now 3 trips to the Mater Private in about 12 months well done aunt lol. Anyway I will leave you with some piccys

So till next time thank you for reading "Ravings of a lunatic", please secure your tray table and return your seats to their upright position and have a nice day"

On Thursday 12th of June, mum received and award at parliament house for her contribution she has made over the last 25 years to kidney transplant patients. It was an honour she so deserved especially as she will be retiring soon so mum this post is for you, your family are so proud of you, congratulations

We proudly honour these inspirational
Kidney Health Australia 'Angels'

Our program was set up to honour and recognise the work carried out by hundreds of people daily in hospitals and medical clinics to assist over 14,000 Australians remain alive on dialysis and transplantation. It also recognises the commitment of family, friends and work colleagues of kidney patients.

Dialysis and transplantation are the primary treatment options but there is no cure for kidney disease. The continuing shortfall in the supply of kidney donors, and simultaneous 6% increase in people on dialysis, is an alarming trend which may result in even more deaths among those waiting for a transplant.

In celebration of Kidney Health Australia's 40th Anniversary, we will be honouring 40 individuals around Australia

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

ok no excuses just going to get into the post.
Well the Scrapbook City Retreat has been and gone but what a fantastic time we had. The retreat really is the highlight of my year. Its a great time to spend with friends and just chill and scrap and laugh and laugh. We had a great dress up this year our group went as characters from the Wizard of Oz (I was the tin man.

I also did some fundraising at the retreat for Zoe (Eddie's nephews girlfriends daughter) who has a liver tumour (she is only 18) I managed (with some great donations) to raise over $550. Its my birthday next month and I have organized a couple of exciting events (won't go into details here as I don't won't to become the next Corey Worthington lol) but most people who read my blog know and those that do read my blog but don't know and are intersted send me an email and I can tell you what is happening. Well I will leave you with a couple of photos from the retreat. So till next time thank you for reading "Ravings of a lunatic", please secure your tray table and return your seats to their upright position and have a nice day"

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Hello friends
Well what has been happening. lets see. Freyer moved in which I told you about last time then 2 weeks later she moved out and went to live with the boyfriend or should I say FIANCE. yes yes I know. but at least she is still out of hospital and is doing well. Bruce the father magpie has chased off (I think) the male baby magpie whinny, So now I just have the 3 of them. Ralph is doing fine it appears that he has made the leukamia for years and is just know starting to be symptomatic. The doctors are just going to watch him for the time being. Aunt's surgery went well and she has recovered nicely from that. Andrew had a fall at work in january and had been complaining about a sore wrist for ages. Being the great mother that I am I just ignored him as it did not seem to stop him from riding his bike anyway I finally got an xray and it showed no fractures just a ganglion on his wrist so my GP sent us to an orthopaedic speacialist, he had one look at the xray and said that Andrew had a fractured scaphoid (fractured wrist bone) so ended up in plaster the day before we left for Gladstone at easter am I a bad mother or what lol. the plaster came off on Thursday and it has healed nicely. Well it is only 4 more sleeps till Scrapbook City Retreat. We are all like little kids hopping up and down and clapping our hands. We're all so excited. Scrapbook City do the best retreats. A couple of weeks ago I purchased the cricut expression. I love it love it love it. It has opened up the world of scrapping especially combined with the cricut design studio. Whilst at the retreat I will be doing some fundraising for a member of Ed's family who is only 18 and has a nasty tumour in her liver. Kerri and Leisa have so kindly allowed me to do some fund raising so all those that are coming bring your loose change.The prize basket is getting nice and big with kind donations from Ronnie, Kaisercraft, Blue Bazzar, Susan from Stampin Up, Peata from Scrapbook crazy. Thank you very much for your kind donations. Last Saturday the 12th April we went up to Sommerset Dam. It was a really nice day the kids had fun being towed behind the boat in the inflated toys. Allison had a go and screamed the whole dam down. I have done a few layouts which I will post. Even Andrew had a go plaster and all. Mum put a plastic bag on his arm (yeah right like that was going to stop the water from getting in) but he had a great time. Anyway that is about all I will try and be better I promise lol. I will leave you with a few layouts. So till next time thank you for reading "Ravings of a lunatic", please secure your tray table and return your seats to their upright position and have a nice day"

Monday, March 03, 2008

Ok for Terri's next blog challenge it is
*A good comedy - Nothing beats a good comedy to send those endorphines running around my body.
* My birds. Some of their antics make me have a good ole chuckle
* Friends - make me laugh and sometimes we laugh until the tears are running down our checks
*My Aunt Aino - she is just so funny I love her dearly.
Pretty sad list isn't it but lots more make me smile but this will do for the week.
So till next time thank you for reading "Ravings of a lunatic", please secure your tray table and return your seats to their upright position and have a nice day
As I really don't have a lot to say I will try and do Terri's challenges. Ok I have to catch up with last week so here goes MY FAVOURITE THINGS.
*I love to Scrap- The reason I love doing this so much is that I get to escape real life if just for a little while. Sometimes my head gets soooo full I think I will scream so I either go to my LSS and just look around or I head to my room and pull out a photo and see what I can come up with.
*My friends - friends are so important to me as they help me get through the day and make my life that little bit better.
*My Magpies-I love my maggies they always make me smile. I love to watch their daily interactions and to watch them grow.
*My Canon 350D- I really enjoy looking through the eye piece always hoping to get that perfect shot.
* 80's music. Wow what a time to be a teenager. When I listen to 80's music especially the early 80's memories come flooding back.
These are just a few of my favourite things Isn't that a song lol.
Anyway thats about it for the moment so till next time thank you for reading "Ravings of a lunatic", please secure your tray table and return your seats to their upright position and have a nice day

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Well are'nt the days just flying by we are already into March. The last couple of weeks have been up and down. Mums partner Ralph was diagnosed with Acute Lympocystic Leukaemia it looks he has had it for a long time we just have to see how things go. Aunty Aino (pronounced Eye-na)had to have surgery for a blocked artery and is doing really well. She should get out next Wednesday then she is going down to mums place for a week or so. Mum went on Long Long service leave on the 29th February this is just the prelude to RETIREMENT DAY boy is that hospital going to miss her that is one big hole that needs to be filled. Actually I don't think anyone will be able to do the job she did with the same amount of passion and caring. Unfortunately it will be the patient that suffer. I finally won a challenge at SBC yay for me lol
Miss Freyer moved in last Sunday. The first few days were a bit stressful for me not that she did anything wrong I was just getting use to having 2 teenagers in the house. Its been a week so far and there have been no major dramas yet. We have laid down the rules and so far so good. She is eating really well at the moment so lets just see what happens. I decided I needed a bit of a change so I coloured my hair last week. I thought it turned out ok considering it was a home job and only semi permanent well a week later it is starting to look a little bit on the pinkish side so I will have to watch that lol. .My maggies are doing really well. They are growing into fine young birds.

One more week and then 3 weeks holiday. Over Easter we are going up to Gladstone to see Nancy and Stephen and while I am there I am hoping to have some good quality scrapping time with Carole and Lauren. I have nearly paid off the retreat in April that will be soooo much fun.

Anyway thats about it for the moment so till next time thank you for reading "Ravings of a lunatic", please secure your tray table and return your seats to their upright position and have a nice day

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Well wasn't that a nice little downpour on Wednesday. I thought we were going to float away. Just thought I would share a couple of photos of "during" and "after" that little downpour. This is the creek beside us. Major flooding occurred down the road from us we where really lucky.



So till next time thank you for reading "Ravings of a lunatic", please secure your tray table and return your seats to their upright position and have a nice day"