Saturday, October 23, 2010

Where on earth?

Where on earth do the weeks go? Another two weeks of my life slipped by......

I started my new job on the 12th of this month and so far so good, it looks as though it will be interesting and challenging. There is a big backlog of work to get through and until I can get that under control, it's probably going to be a bit frustrating. But I think once there are some systems in place, it will be a great opportunity to get involved in some things that I haven't done before and unleash a bit of creativity. That's the plan anyway.

On the not so nice front, Shane's company has just been merged with a larger firm that is based in WA. At this point we have no idea whether he has a job or not which is very stressful for him in particular. I realised probably more than ever this year, that as you .... well I was going to say get older - but lets go with "mature" - security becomes even more important to you. I felt the same with the uncertainty of my employment - hence the move to the new job. And I think it's even worse for men. That whole "hunter/gatherer" thing. It's especially difficult and dis-empowering when through no fault of your own you find you may be out of a job just because someone else couldn't balance the books. But we have a strong foundation and enormous faith in one another and I know that whatever life throws at us, we will stand strong and support one another. In any other relationship right now I would have been a nervous wreck - but for this one I know above all else - we'll be OK.

I have managed to get a bit of scrapping done these past couple of weeks - here is one I did for the Kaisercraft October "Mix It Up" Newsletter challenge entitled "Bloomin' Gorgeous".

And this one for Lisa Pate's Bower Bird Challenge at Scrap Therapy entitled "Get Arty".

Happy Saturday....

Thursday, October 07, 2010


What a thrill tonight has been. Just on the spur of the moment I booked a ticket for the lovely Lisa to come and visit with us for a few days next month. I love her strength and her personality and it will be so great to catch up again. I hope she will enjoy her mini break.

I thought I would post the photo I took of the "new do". I just wish I could figure out what the heck the lovely Darren did to make it look so much better when he styled it. But then I suppose that's what makes him such a great hairdresser........

It's been a sensational week of holidays and even though I'm sad that only 3 days remain - I have had such a great time and feel such a sense of achievement with all I managed to get done. Life is good.

Saturday, October 02, 2010


I have been looking forward to this break so much. And now I am officially on holidays for 10 days and plan to make the most of it. The first day was really enjoyable with Lakeisha and I heading off to Melbourne to do some shopping (lots of bargains to be had!!!!), pick up my entries from the Royal Show and then back to Geelong where I had an appointment with a new hairdresser for what promised to be a whole new look.

Well it's a whole new look and I'll work on taking some photos some time this weekend. Really happy with it and what an amazing professional experience it was. Highly recommended -

On the agenda of things to do will be take photos of the pieces from the show, amongst the many other things I hope to get done during my days at home.