Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Still sick... and spent a fortune @ the Chemist

Just wanted to show off the next stage of the quilt. I have added another border and it looks really good. I have taken a close up of the border to show the gorgeous fabric i was speaking of earlier. Love it!!!! Now i gotta start searching for a nice block to go around the outside hmmmm. Have missed quilting.... Been too busy with other things (like work)... there just isnt enough time in the day!!!!

You have to Scroll Down

Hey... For some reason (i am not 100% today so thats my excuse), my new post today has gone down the page under October 6th. It was meant to be today which is October 17th.... So to see my new creation, scroll down to the heading "Its a sick household, with Fireman Ben"


Monday, October 8, 2007

Its Monday night and Charlotte has finally settled to bed. She went down at 7.45, but has only just gone to sleep. She has been very unsettled for nearly 3 weeks now and to be honest, it is getting to me a bit. I know it was her teeth to start with, but now i really dont know what it is.... She was up at 1.30 this morning crying, and she had a really husky voice so i am thinking she has a sore throat.... I called the dr this morning to try and get her in, but they were booked out which is typical for a MOnday, but she actually seemed fine all day????

Oh well, i started a post on Saturday night but i didnt list it, and i just re-read it, and wont bother now cause it is over with and.... well this is another day.... Yesterday my dearest girlfriends came over to scrap - Sar, Linda, Leigh and Kindra. Had a great day. The kids were fairly well behaved so i think it was producative for all of us. I got a double layout done. Havent taken any pics yet, but will do tomorrow in the day light. Its funny, cause i had these ideas when i got the photos printed, but i ended up with way too many photos (which i think is half my problem), and it ended nothing like the oroginal plan... I will show off some of the layouts i have done previously though... here goes.... They are all of my girl, but thats not such a bad thing.... after all if i ddint take pics of her i probably wouldnt have anything to scrap.....

Oh well. My cricut got a work out, it was quite funny actually cause at one stage we nearly had to take a number to see who was next....

So thinking time for me... I had a chat with my boss on Thursday about my working future. Basically i am relieving someone else who is on Maternity Leave and she is due to come back beginning of November. I wasnt sure how i would go with this job cause it is way more demanding than i have done in the past - just ask sarah, hardly any emails from me in the past 6 motnhs!!! Anyway, cut a long story short.... the girl i am relieving is comiung bacl 30 hours a week, which leaves 1 day for me. My current boss has suggested that i am now too "experienced" to go back to my old job.... but the catch is, she doesnt have anything else for me to do. I mean, she asked me what i had done in the past, and what i wanted to do in the future, and you know, the sad thing is.... i couldnt really answer her.... I hadnt really thought about it. I guess since having charlotte, she has been my priority and everything else for me has gone by the way side. I only really went back to work to keep in "the system" as givernment jobs are hard to come by, and then there was the "big people contact" and the extra $$$ for my addiction (scrapping that is, didnt sound too good did it!!!). I am really at a loss cause i really do not have the foggiest idea.... it sounds a bit silly to me now that i think about it but...... what do you think? I mean there will be plenty of relief work, but that will only be temporary, and i dont really want to get into something to find i enjoy it, for the other person to come back and i have to start all over again. I have actually enjoyed going to work, I have been tired at times, and i really love the weekends so i can spend the time with Charlotte, but if i could do the same work in maybe only 3 days, i would be so happy then... the best of both worlds really.

So there is my dilemna for the day.... Hope it didnt come across as depressing or anwything....

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Its a Sick Household!!!! With Fireman Ben

Good morning, Ben has gone to fight fires - well actually they did that yesterday, today is clean up day...yay.... while Charlotte and i stay home sick. Charlotte has been very unsettled and on and off unwell for a few weeks and to be honest....i am over it. The weekend just gone she decided to contract conjunctivitis which she has NEVER had before. Took her to the Drs on Saturday and she gave her some antibiotic cream which is very difficult to get in the eyes when she is squirming. Most of it ended up in her "mile long" eyelashes...... so how much actually got into the eye i dont know!!!!

Oh well, Monday was Charlotte's 1st swimming lesson. We were tossing up whether to take her as we have our own pool, but finally decided we should go and get some tips on how to teach her properly.... so off we went... She did so well considering she hasnt been i the water since last summer... It was like she never had the break.

Yesterday, Charlotte and i stayed home as i am now unwell which is really hard since i had to be ok to look after Charlotte, but still try and rest for myself. I have come to believe thats what Mums have to do, and i should just deal with it hey!

BUT, while i was off i finally decided i needed to get back into my other hobby - quilting - and finish the quilt i started for my cousin Libbys 18th birthday present... which by the way was in August, so slightly late!!!! have taken a photo of it as it stands which is no where near finished, but certainly allot further on that i was yesterday morning. Unfortunately like most things, the photo doesnt do justice for the beautiful colours in the fabric. The feature fabric is just to dye for (hence the reason why i bought ALLOT of it). Fusiar pink with yellow, pink and white flowers...just gorgeous, and matched Libbys personality just perfectly! Here it is.....

What do you think? I am impressed with to be honest. It was actually a pattern my bestie Sarah got from her Mum off the internet. I really liked the pattern so i used the fabric i had alreay bought for a different pattern (i do that) and then just went for it. THEN once i had cut it all out, i realised it was only a wall sized quilt, so now i need to make it bigger.... that today's mission.... off i go!!!!! Leesh