Monday, September 26, 2005


waaah, I'm so tired! My fault, I've been a night owl doing some research. The funeral is now Wednesday, my little bro is flying down, so we have to go collect him and then he gets to sit in the back with the cranky old great aunt on the drive down heh. Mum is going to come up on Friday and stay here till she flies home on Sunday. I found out where I get the quirky music appreciation from LOL To say I was surprised at the music selections my Mum and Aunt have made, is an understatement!

Mia made her first ever unsupervised chocolate cake, looked great, so she iced it and then stuck it in the oven so the cats wouldn't eat it [or her brother!] You should have seen the look on her face when she went to proudly show me and the icing had melted into a puddle on the plate LOL Poor kid didn't realise that the oven was still a tad warm. 'twas nice though :-)

I've been running around trying to find her a formal dress, she's suddenly decided to be a social butterfly. Really, they should have a better market for darklings, they do like to do some normal social activities [contrary to popular belief!] but don't like to wear the sparkly stuff. Wow, I better not get started on that subject, I've just had a verbal battle over individuality and conformation. LOL Our kidlets are such a variety of personalities, one's a princess, one's a darkling, Yoda's the sensitive but laid back dude and the eldest one is techno/trance type.

Well, I'm finally tired, think I 'll hit the hay, only prob is I keep thinking that, then get back up cos I can't sleep.

Friday, September 23, 2005

My Nana

Nana went peacefully in her sleep yesterday afternoon. We got the chance to kiss her and hug her while she was still awake and the four of us stayed there with her overnight. I'm really glad that Mum got there in time, so that Nana knew she was there too.
We're having a simple service with a slideshow of her life with family and friends on Monday as she didn't want a fussy funeral. When she was little she never had a teddy bear, so the bear she has now will be going with her. No black to be worn and then we're doing a pokie crawl. She didn't drink or smoke but she LOVED the pokies! [not in a gambling problem way though] A couple of years ago,when Dad, Mum and Nana were visiting us in Wodonga, RCK got up for work at 6am and Nana scared the crap out of him when she cheerily chirped Good morning from the lounge chair LOL She was all dressed and ready to go while everyone else was still snoring.

I'm home for now, we're taking Nana's sister back down with us otherwise she can't get there.
I'm off to the dentist cos I broke a bloody tooth yesterday on a choc chip bikkie of all things.

Hugs everyone.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

sad :-(

I won't be around for a few days as my Grandmother is seriously ill and not expected to live much longer.

If you email me for a quote or regarding your deadline, please note that I will be away for approximately a week.


Sunday, September 18, 2005

Stew for tea

We have a guest in the house, I will try to put up a pic later. He's a bit of a rude guest however, hogs the bathroom, ate all my carrots & to top it off, he bit me! Well, nibbled on my arm anyway, but he's so cute and has the biggest brown eyes that makes him instantly forgivable.
Got home yesterday after making RCK drive me to the art shop for supplies, we see a rabbit [of all things!] sitting on our front lawn in the pouring rain. Bloody thing can run too, let me tell ya! We finally snagged him & began the door knocking. Nobody is missing a rabbit, but they did see him in our yard for 2 days [ What The???????] He's lucky our cats are inside cats & too fat & lazy to chase anything. He's very friendly & we've only had one fluffed tail, when Pebbles opened the door and she's more jealous that an usurper was taking her rightful petting time LOL
Soooo, if anyone knows of someone who has lost a rabbit, let me know! We've called him Stew [much to the horror of the kidlets.] told them that's why we're only feeding him veges.heh.

I now have 2 rooms in the house, a computer room and an art studio, too much crap to cram in the tiny space I was using, I was falling over stuff everywhere. So, RCK moved everything while I was sick. We fiiiiinally got the 2 new couches for the family room, we got the new clik clak one's, they're great, but I have to alter my colour scheme now, as they only come in 3 colours, none of which matched the rest of the room.

Anyone know the best way to kill European wasps? We have lots of them in the Christmas tree things out the front, I don't want to remove all the trees yet, so the wasps must go. We don't have the nest and can't find it, according to the Council, the nest can be up to 5 klms away :-(

Well, I'm off, Cya's round like a rissole :-)

Feelin' : sleepy
Hearin' - Shine -Shannon Noll

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

moaney myrtle

After having Mia home sick first, now Yodabug has been home for 2 weeks with a chest infection & severe asthma, my mind is boggling at how much snot a 10 yr old boy creates! He's gone thru 6 boxes of tissues since Monday. So for the last few weeks, all you can smell all through the house is Eucalyptus/Peppermint Oil and Vicks. He's been on antibiotics, ventolin as well as steroids and Singulair. This started out as a simple cold 2 1/2 weeks ago. So, if you have a cold & develop a croup type cough, get your arse to the Dr straight away.

Being a sharing soul, he's given the creeping crud to me as well. I feel like absolute crap. I feel so bad I don't even want to look at the computer screen. I am on antibiotics as well, and the Dr upped my pain relief if I want to take more as my joints are hot & excruciatingly painful, the Dr thinks it might just be transient with the flu thing & once I get over the worst, I'll be back in remission.

So, I'll be back when I feel human again.

feelin' - sick & whiney
hearin' - me coughing up a lung!

Friday, September 02, 2005

hmmm,are u as sexc as hot goat jeans???


You have been warned, do not come back here all snarky. *g*
PMSL reading the feedback this guy leaves for his Sellers. Oh man, now I can honestly say I have seen everything on Ebay now. It's not like he's been buying any... ummm, ahem, adult items.


"The Australian Government will donate $10 million to assist relief operations in the wake of hurricane Katrina in the United States.Prime Minister John Howard said
the money would be given to the American Red Cross and used for emergency relief carried out by the organisation"
"He said he had already offered to send a team of emergency specialists to the disaster area but the US was yet to accept the offer."

Aussies who want to donate can do so via the Australian Red Cross

Foreign governments line up to help after Katrina - Yahoo! News

Network for Good has many links that you can donate to, for both humans and animals.

Foreign governments line up to help after Katrina
I've read comments at other places from people in America thinking that noone ever offers to help them out. We do, we have before and we will again. After Hurricane Katrina, over 20 countries have offered aid, we're just waiting for you guys to say yes.

"More than 20 countries, from allies Germany and Japan to prickly Venezuela and poor Honduras, have offered to help the United States cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina."

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Rockin' Reading

Geez, big scaredy cats live here! LOL, yes we had a big storm,no, it wasn't like Cyclone Tracy at all, this was just a baby! I guess I shouldn't be mean tho, being a North Queenslander I'm used to cyclones. We live on the top of a hill, so when we were upstairs, the wind was howling like crazy past the windows. The kids weren't even scared, Mia [that's what she wants as her net name] was more worried about the HUGE [heh, not!] spider on her bed. Yoda went to battle with the spider brush for her & calmly wandered down with it dangling from it.

Today I wandered around DFO, one of my favourite shops is the book shop, books at least half the price of the big bookshops. I can always get at least 1 or 2 great reference books for at least a third of retail and then wander around the fiction section. I read pretty much anything [ even the back of the loo roll packet *g*] but my favourite genre's are Historical fiction and Sci fi fantasy. I also like crime fiction but it has to be good to retain my attention. My favourite authors are Katherine Kerr, Melanie Rawn & Australian authors Sara Douglass & Traci Harding.

Anyway, it's rare to find those there but quite often I find a great new book to read, this week I bought Blood Ties by C.C. Humphreys, based on Anne Boleyn and her daughter Elizabeth.

What do you read?

feelin' - calm
hearin' - Play Me - Adam Thompson [RECONNECTED]