Monday, 28 January 2008

Check out my Slide Show!

Ah!!!! Now I've got this thing to work, check out my photies at the bottom of the page!!!!!!

Now if only my livingroom actually did look like that and I did have a slide picture thingy that size on the wall. Cheap art, how cool would that be LOL!

Saturday, 26 January 2008

Great intentions!!!

Well I had yesterday afternoon off so I amazed myself by getting tons of housework done. All the ironing done, did a load of washing and tumble dried it, hoovered the whole house, cleaned the cooker and then made haggis, neeps and tatties for tea!

The idea being that if I did all the housework yesterday then I could spend all weekend scrapping without feeling guilty. Haven't really done as much today as I intended but I have finished a little maze book I've made for Pete, done my LO for the Overlooked blog challenge. Still got a CJ entry to do and a few other bits and pieces.

This is my LO for the overlooked challenge - my favourite mug

I'm up to date with the A-Z Journal that I'm doing, only doing tags so that makes it a bit easier :) This is the front cover ....

And these are tags 'A' and 'B'

Really enjoying being creative at the moment, lets hope it continues :)

Tuesday, 22 January 2008


Now, I came to the conclusion a little while ago that my brain can only hold a certain amount of information............Seriously, I reckon that once a learn something new, something else that I don't need falls out of my brain to make space for the new stuff!

Recently this has been proved by various conversations between me and pedro, I've forgotten dozens of bands we've been to see over the years, people we've met, places we've been. It's ridiculous!!!! I used to be really good at remembering everything but now ........... well I'm just useless. But one thing I tend not to forget is films, them or TV stuff. I can tell if I've aldready seen an episode of CSI within the first 30 seconds and then tell you what happens!

But Sunday night we settled down to watch a dvd, 'The Departed', sounds really good ... Matt Damon, Leonardo Di Caprio, Jack Nicholson, Alex Baldwin, Martin Sheen. Had recommendations from friends, the lot. So we put it on, couple of minutes in I thought ......... 'this bit here seems familiar' but then decided that maybe we'd hired it in the past and I fell asleep (cos that's NEVER happened before!?!), watched a little bit more and didn't really remember anything else until about 30 minutes from the end I recognised another bit, still couldn't remember the end though. So kept watching, right to the end, kinda remembering bits but not really and it turns out that we have seen the film before but had basically forgotten it! Weird, that has never happened before.

Monday, 21 January 2008

Tonight we are going to be .................................

Well I've spent the weekend, recovering from Friday, lazing about, doing a little bit of crafting (finished my tag book for my A-Z of 2008) and not really doing very much else!

Friday went really well, during the day was great. Spent a lot of time with a range of people I work with and talked about different things that will impact on our teams/work, etc. I think a good time was had by pretty much everybody. Then came the evening! My team was part of the entertainment in a cross between the X-Factor meets Stars in their Eyes! We were .................................................

..................................... YES, the Village People! But at least we did it, got up there and had a laugh, even had everyone dancing along which was a plus.

Back at work today and Friday was all anyone talked about! Think there was some work done but not as much as is normally done on a Monday!

Right I've ignored it long enough, the huge mountain of ironing sitting to the side of the telly cannot be ignored any longer (and I've no clothes for work tomorrow)!

Thursday, 17 January 2008

AND .............................. relax!

I'm exhausted, I feel like I've never halted this week and it's not over yet. I feel like a different person tonight and I actually feel slightly healthier than I have done in weeks. Still got a little touch of the lurgy but this week I've had really bad stomach cramps, migraine, extreme moodswings. Not to mention feeling shattered all the time and having the motivation of an incredibly unmotivated thing!

But it's been a weird week work wise, Tuesday was spent 'working' at home, crafting! And getting paid for it!

This is the mess I got to make at home, during the day, without needing to feel guilty cos it was for work! All in aid of our staff conference which is tomorrow. Now I just hope it all goes to plan!?!?!? And as for tomorrow night, well lets just say I am being very brave or stupid - haven't decided which yet, depends on the outcome of the evening entertainment!

Right need to have an early(ish) night, need to get up at the crack of dawn to get the bus to Cumbernauld.

Saturday, 12 January 2008

Blah, blah, blah .......................................

What an extraordinary long week it was!?!?! Monday seems like about a month ago. I did nothing last night, was just sooooo tired. It was ridiculous! Still got this coldy thing handing over me, that's nearly 3 weeks and it won't go away. Must like me too much.

Today has been a mix of really lazy and really busy. Morning - really lazy, slept until 11.15! Afternoon - really busy, went stash shopping, birthday present buying and then some food shopping.

Should have been watching either 'Severance' or something else I can't remember the name of, but we've been watching the top 100 songs of the 1990's on VH1. It's quite scary how many of them I remember. Going off to drink wine and eat crisps.

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Normal service will shortly be resumed!

I can't believe the weather last night, it was horrendous! I had to go visit my sister for her birthday and driving through to Fife was an absolute nightmare. My wipers were on as fast they are can go and I still struggled to see through the rain. And then was the water lying on the road!?!?!?!

Woke up this morning and half of our back fence had fallen down. Not a hope in putting it back together, just disintegrated when Pete tried to fix it. So now we MUST get a new fence. Really should have replaced it last summer but it was one of those things we didn't get around to doing.

Anyway when at my sis's I suddenly remembered the most important thing of the week. A NEW SERIES OF CSI WAS STARTING AND I HADN'T SET THE SKY+ and I wasn't going to be home in time for the start. Disaster!!!!!!! Managed to get a hold of Pete though and he was home in time. Phew! Disaster averted :) So I'm now watching it :) Very happy.

Mind you I have tons to do tonight, need to make a basic exploding box, maze book, matchbook and A5 booklet to take into work tomorrow. I'll start soon as I'm done watching CSI - got my priorities sorted.

Monday, 7 January 2008

Well back to reality!?!?!

It's the start of the first full working week in January and it was back to reality with a big, huge, massive bump today! Who organises a budget meeting for the first day back to work ............. me! What a numpty! I had so little enthuasism it was ridiculous. Never mind that is the first day back over and done with so the rest of the week shouldn't be too bad. And it's a pay week - woo hoo!

Eventually got around to doing some scrapping yesterday and produced this .........

This is the first layout I've done in ages and I managed to incorporate both our Doodlebug team challenge with a UKS weekly challenge, so I'm quite pleased with myself. I've even actually decided on my resolutions for this year. Don't normally bother but decided that I would give myself some in 2008 and I will stick to them!

Now all I need to do this week is my layout in the CJ I've got, which needs to be posted this Saturday, sort out my Journal for the 'It's a Creative World' A-Z Journal and do the layout for 'A'. Shouldn't really take too long, just need to stop procrastinating.

Saturday, 5 January 2008

What day of the week is it again?!?!?

I know it's Saturday (I think!) but it feels like a Sunday. We've done 'Sunday' things all day so far, had a long lie-in (well Pedro did!), spent ages getting all the ironing done, done 2 washings and tumble dried one of them so far! Even cleaned (well ok, half cleaned) the bathroom! I've been in laundry hell today. I have a serious love/hate relationship with ironing. I HATE doing it but LOVE having it all done and put away, it makes me feel very smug with myself, and very organised. All my work clothes for the next week are ironed and hanging in the wardrobe.

Pete has spent all, and I mean all, afternoon playing Assassin's Creed on his xbox. Far too complicated for me but the graphics are really good and make our telly look fantastic :)

Well tonight I think will be a chilled night watching dvds and eating food that I shouldn't be eating!

Tomorrow we're going to go to Sterling Warehouse to laugh at the prices of furniture (even in the sale), haven't done that for ages and it's always hilarious!

Friday, 4 January 2008

What a hard week that was .......................

Just finished a hard week at work..............Not!!!! Only worked one day this week. Back today for one day and it's the weekend already :-) I could get used to working this kind of short week! If only LOL.

Still got this coldy/flu thing hanging over me but getting better. Although I do have a headache just now but I think that's because I've just eaten a pack of mini chocolate fingers. Opps! That's not going to help the diet!

Look what I made yesterday ...............

It's made from tabbed index cards and put together with my new bind it all. I love this gadget. I've got loads of ideas I want to try out. Just not sure how I'm going to find the time to do them all!

Right dinner is calling (I've a cheek after scoffing biccies!) and then tonight I MUST get some ironing done. Oh, how rock and roll is my life! Ironing on a Friday night.

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

In with the new ....................

Well it is now 2008! There are so many things I am planning to do this year, including the 'It's a Creative World' A-Z Journal which starts on Saturday. I'm going to do it as an A-Z of 2008, just to take a note of things that I'm doing this year, what I'm watching, reading, etc, so I'm looking forward to that :)

I've got my bia gadget so I've got lots of ideas of things to make on that, I still haven't scrapped our Orlando holiday pictures so that needs to be done and everything else that I take pictures of this year. I also want to get to grips with my camera better! I've had it for about 18 months but I still haven't really figured out the best way to use it most of the time.

Okay dokey, need to go and start getting ready for our visitors!