16 October 2009

Fabulous Friday!

I never used to appreciate Fridays as much as I should have until I stopped working them! Since starting my new job and only doing three days a week, I can tell you Fridays are now officially my favourite day of the week - followed swiftly by Mondays rofl! Fridays are my scrapbooking day. I catch up on my CT duties, I post around the place, I finish up pages, I update the PBP fan page on Facebook (and play some games while I'm there!), and I generally have a great time. Then a couple of hours before I have to get the kids from school I race around the house like a mad woman, cleaning, tidying, washing etc etc until the place is sorted. Sounds crazy doesn't it! Why don't I just spend the whole day cleaning, taking my time and not turning my house into an Indy race track. There is a simple answer - I don't want to hahaha! It's nuts but I like it :)

I wanted to share with you some pages that I posted this week using one of our new designers at Pickleberrypop - Joyce Paul! Woohoo, I really love her style, so clean and elegant!!

It's just Me!
Credits here

and My Family My Life
Credits here

and lastly using a fabulous new Collab by my sweet Dawn Inskip and Joyce

My Christmas Angel
Credits here

On the family front I finally got to see Bella play a Netball game on Wednesday night (last week I was laid up with a migraine) and I was really impressed with how she went. Not that I know much about the game but still it is always nice to see your child happy and enjoying themselves in a team environment. I think it is a wonderful experience for her to have prior to High School and she has already met two new girls through netball that will be going to the same High School so all in all I am very pleased. And added to all that, the blue Dolphins won! haha!

Here is a pic of Bella in her Netball gear after the game on Wednesday - I have cut out her two friends if you don't mind as I respect their privacy.

My cat is still hanging in there even thought the tumour is getting larger (did I mention that here or on Facebook??). Just in case I didn't mention it, Chelsea my lovely old puss has bone cancer and she doesn't have long to live. How long the Vet can't say as it is a very rare cancer in cats (dogs and people yes, but not many cats) so he has no helpful time frame to offer us. She still doesn't seem to be in any pain and the Vet said only to bring her in when her quality of life beings to fail. She is currently sleeping on the beds every night, eating tit-bits fed to her by the kids, and probably more cuddling than a dying animal really wants so until the time comes I would rather not think about the future right now.

I have had to cut out alcohol from my diet (omg) as my helpful husband saw that alcohol might be a migraine trigger and suggested strongly that I go off it for awhile and see what happens - sadly I haven't had a migraine since Saturday so I think that he might be right *sob*. It's going to be a long weekend, no chocolate, no wine, no fun BUT no headache hopefully! LOL there ARE worse things to complain about I know!

Anyway it's that time of the Friday where I will start to run around cleaning so I will catch you later!


Ann-Marie said...

LOL u r a funny gal!! too true though, I think you you are right on track with the mad dash cleaning thing. I can spend a whole day cleaning and then by the end of it Master 4 has undone all my good work!!

As for the migraine .. I don't drink alcohol and yet I still get the bloody thing .. but yeah everyone is different I suppose! Happy Friday Amanda!!!!

Carol said...

Oh how lovely to see pages with your beautiful self on them. Good!!

As for Chelsea, oh no, I didn't know, did I miss it? Poor darling, but she knows she's blessed living with your family, I will think good thoughts that when her time is up it will be peaceful, but I can't even think of that right now, I'm getting all misty.

As for the alcohol, okay do you want me to make it easier for you. Right. If there was a choice of having to give up alcohol or having to give up scrapping, is that an easy choice to make? Alcohol would win every time being the one given up for me. And gladly, if I could continue scrapping. OMG, can you even imagine if it was the computer screen and scrapping giving you the migraines. No no no, we won't even go there.

Carol said...

Oh good gracious, I do "talk" a lot don't I? LOL

Cheryl said...

okay so its past time you blogged again chickie...

yeah I am bossy but I just wanna see some more of your glorious pages and catch up with what you are up to!

can you hear me tapping my fingers yet???? hee hee hee