Monday, June 23, 2008

not much!

Not much has been happening lately. Janet has been working. LOTS. Overtime every day and then also Saturday morning. So we are spending the weekends relaxing. Well thats the aim! Over the past few weekends I have created a vegetable garden behind our shed (just have to get the dirt for it....), and yesterday I chopped some branches off a tree in the backyard (I whacked my head on it everytime I walked out there!).

Saturday was a busy morning for me - Janet had her car booked in for a service, so she took my car to work. I dropped her car off at Ultra Tune at 7.30am and then ran home. I then hung out the washing and all that fun house stuff before I headed off with Jeya to the vet for her yearly injection. Its only 3Km to the vet, but it would be helpful if there were more footpaths. We both got very wet feet. By the time we walked to the vet and back, it was just about time for Janet to get home, and off we went to pick up the other car.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

New Stuff!!

New stuff is lovely!!

2 weekends ago we bought a marvellous new mattress. Seriously it is magnificent! It is so comfortable!

Last weekend we had to buy a new microwave, because the old one was actually zapping things and had sparks flying. The new one is lovely! I couldn't survive without the microwave. I use it everyday. I make my porridge in it in the mornings and cook the vegies in it every night (even half cook them so they can get sizzled on the George)

We also got a new lawn mower about a month ago, because I was sick of getting cranky at the old one. I have only used it once, but it was fantastic too.

What will break next?


I was tagged by Lychee over at

Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog .
So here they are:
1. I collect snowdomes
2. I am building a vegetable garden
3. I am addicted to Curry Ketchup at the moment
4 I have never broken a bone
5.I have every birthday card I have ever been given
6.I am also addicted to V
7.I watch too much tv

I am breaking these rules and not tagging anyone else. The tag police can just come and get me!

Tagged again

Here's another one - I got tagged by mamma jj over here

Craft Meme - pass it along to anyone you know who has ever crafted, attempted to craft, or been the victim of a drive by crafting.
Do you knit?no
Do you sew?No

Don't look it up. Don't. Look. It. Up. If you're reading this on someone Else's blog, do this part mentally before continuing on. Define the following terms, and when you're done, put the answers at the very bottom of this meme: tatting, flocking, kerf and selvedge - make up a definition if you don't know. At this location (with a link) add a crafting term you think is uncommon, but which you know, to the list for others to define.See end of post

What's your favorite craft store? I like shops with lots of paper & stamps and pens and lovely things like that. Scrapbooking shops I guess. Big W is ok too actually

Do you have a crafting hobby that is not knitting or sewing (what)? Yes - I make cards, I do a bit of digital scrapbooking, and I do some actual scrapbooking. But mainly Cardmaking with paper and also rubberstamps

Have you ever latch hooked anything? Is it still on display somewhere? Yes - a Kermit the Frog thing. I think its rolled up in the top of a cupboard somewhere. I never actually finished it.

.Doll crafting. Why do they do it? WHy not?

What was your favorite craft hobby as a child? probably pottery or something like that

.Do you admit to crafting, or do you call it something else (like DIY)?I would just call it by its name

List everything you've tried from a crafting perspective: heaps of paper crafts - like papertole, umm scrapping, stamping, embossing, glass etching, who knows!

Ever been injured while crafting? burns from embossing, cuts from craft knives

Has anything you've crafted been displayed at a state fair, regional fair, county fair, 4-H meeting, or similar event?I don't think so

Have you ever worn anything you bought at a crafting fair? (or anything someone bought you at a crafting fair)? nope
What's the most interesting thing you've ever crafted? I once created a paper mache Gole Logie
Have you ever sold your crafts? My Gran used to buy cards from me
Have you given your crafts to others?Since I make cards, yes - often!
.If you could instantly gain a crafting ability what would it be? It would be nice to be able to sew
And what would you make?clothes
For whom? for ME!
Do you have a relative who has crafted something that's considered a family (or personal) treasure? I don't think so
Before you look, how many pictures do you suspect are listed by Google related to the craft of sock monkeys? 352
Explain your personal, presumably ad hoc, opinion about people who virtually craft in virtual worlds (like World of Warcraft)? Is it crafting? I have no idea, but if they are creating something, then it is crafting.
What crafting skill would you refuse to learn despite having infinite time to learn it? crocheting.

tatting - making something look tatty
flocking - making something furry
skerf - the sound a cat makes as it throws up
selvedge - the edge of selve
wigjig -a dance with a wig

and I'm copping out and not tagging anyone else, because I am slack!