Saturday, July 29, 2006

Yeaha!!!! Got my copy of photoshop CS2 at long last and i am LURVING it!!!! can at long last use all the fabulous actions and brushes that i have been collecting and that wouldnt work in PS6.
I am just loving this action at the moment. It would have to be a my absolute fav at the mo thats for sure!! And arent these brushes just to die for????
Ok it has taken me a bit longer than expected to get these photos on here but life has slowed down at all and is still as crazy as ever. But here they are better late than never!!
This is Kloe in the maze at Mintaro.
this is the ever so gorgeous Martindale Hall at Mintaro.
This one is Kloe looking at the Murray river at morgan. And me and Kloe. Dont look too closely at me. its a bit scary!!!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

school holidays, vet visits, smelters shutdown....

AARRGGHHHHHH...........stop the world!! i want to get off!!! OMG!! where have the past few weeks gone??? School holidays came and went in a blur, we have had too many visits to the vet and spent WAY too much money of the stupid dogs (still love them dearly though!!), and all this with work being absolutely phenomenal with the shutdown happening at the smelters!!

ok where to start?? ok first visit to the vet i think. Good place to start i think. zac.....o my has he been a big hassle. why o why did we get a labrador??. ok his visit to the vets in the week before the school holidays was all because his mouth is too big for his butt!!! If thats not enough information for you all, then lets just say he ate a bone that was a bit too big to come out the other end. get the picture now??? first lot of surgery!!! Cost??? Way too much!!!!

kloe on school holidays next!! Scott also on holidays!!! for those of you who know all about their relationship will understand and i need not comment further!! In truth it wasnt anywhere near as bad as i imagined. no blood was shed, just a few of my nerves!!!! It was the 2nd week of the smelters shutdown for me and chaos was the order of each and everyday!!! i managed to swindle a day off though and we did a trip down to Clare and Mintaro. We visited martindale hall (for those of you who are fans of the movie Picnic at hanging Rock, its the house they used as the school in the movie!). totally gorgeous old house, but not much fun when you look through the whole place in about a half hour flat!! i kid you not!! scott doesnt hold much interest in things/places like this. O well!! Beggars cant be choosers i guess. Next stop was the Mintaro Maze! pretty damn good for a place that some guy built in his backyard!!! Would be way spooky going through it on a very dark and stormy night with just a torch!! Had a few laughs with us hiding from Kloe, who was being the typical nearly 7 yr old smarty who "knew" her way without getting lost!!! was good for a laugh!!!

Ok first week out of the way!! scott had to go work in Clare on sunday, monday and tuesday of the 2nd week so we bummed a room at the clare country club and lived it up in style while he cooked for us!! LOL. Ah the joy of working for the Conolly Group!!! we had a great time and on the tuesday went for a drive to Burra and morgan on the Murray before heading back to clare, and while scott slept kloe and i hit the shops!! Not a great deal happening so we drove back home and left scott to work another night!!! got home to find our staffy, Bill in quite a bit of pain and his ear was all swollen, and standing straight out. The 2nd trip to the vets was coming upon us!! Scott tok him the next day while I slugged it out at work yet again!! No rest for the wicked or so they say!. turns out that during one of Bill and zac's little play fights Zac had ripped and torn all the blood vessels un poor Bills ear and it was bleeding internally. As he is such an old dog they had to do a battery of tests on him first to see if he would survive surgery. Tests came back fine and another operation was undertaken at the vets surgery. ok so thats like a tad under $1000 in two weeks!! HOLY CRAP!!!!!!! (sorry to those easily offended but geez!!!!!) Bill is now recouporating at Grandma and poppys because the last thing we need is to bring him home to have Zac ripped the 'bucket' off his head and rip all his ear open again. Asked the vets if i could claim it on my private health insurance. they just laughed! Well they are dependants as far as we are concerned.!!

And work....o my!!! i've had it!!! if we had 20 more rooms we would be able to sell them every day!!!! its been ridiculous!! on one day we had to find 8 guys accomondation. yea right!!! Found two rooms with us (lucky cancellatuons!!) and two others in the whole of Pirie and found the rest of them rooms in Port Broughton. They had one car between 5 of them, and Broughton is 45min drive away!! And thats just one example of the chaos that is work!!! guys on night shift sharing rooms with guys on day shift, guys from america who think they rule the world and we should all bow at their feet!! Another couple of examples. i wont bore you with more. Andjust think I have this until the end of August!! EEK!!!!!!

Ok I'm freezing my butt of in this room typing all this and now blogger wont let me upload photos so will do that hopefully tomorrow!! til then. .........enjoy listening to the DIXIE ROCK girls!!!!!!!!

Friday, July 07, 2006

new stamps.........

OMG OMG OMG!!! My Rhonna farrer stamps arrived in the post yesterday and i have already used them to death!!! is it possible to be in love with a few tiny pieces of clear plastic???? they would have to be my newest obsession, and why not!! they are totally gorgeous!!! Here is two LO's I have used them on so far. one from yesterday and one from today!!
Both for daily challenges at TSH
I wonder what tomorrows challenge will be and whether or not i will be able to incorporate my new toys in again!!!! i'm sure i will manage it!!!

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Up to 99..........

I just went and added up all the LO's that I have done over at TSH and i am up to the magical number 99 for the year!!! Can you believe that??? i know I cant!!! Maybe tomorrow with the daily challenges continuing I might hit the magical 100!! You just never know. here's my two from today. Nothing exciting here, just real basic stuff. One was for distressing and the other was to use circles! Too easy!!