Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Last Post For 2008

I have seen this list on a couple of blogs now and think it is quite a cute idea. Here is my take.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelos David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day

33 out of 100, not too bad. There are some in there that I never want to do - Killed and prepared an animal for eating (as my 12 year old daughter would say eeeeuuuuuwwwww!), Gone sky diving (hot air ballooning? - yeah - sky diving - no way!), Bungee jumped (nuh ah), Been on a cruise (would throw up the whole way), Gone deep sea fishing (ditto). There are lots that I would love to do though especially the ones that involve overseas travel.

DH was called away this afternoon to go fix something at a gas plant up North. He called me when he got there asking me to pray for him as he travels down to the plant as there was a storm front heading in, well I went and had a look at the local satelite weather report and WOW, I have never seen so much rain! The whole screen was filled with colour. The heaviest falls go from red to black and there was lots of red. It was from a tropical cyclone that is still hanging around. If you get the opportunity go have a look at one from a satelite/rain perspective, stunning and awesome.

I am much better after my recent wisdom teeth surgery, still not at steak eating level but at least I can have chewable food now. There isn't a whole lot out there in the world of food that isn't chewable and isn't jelly, custard or icecream. Christmas lunch was a bit hard but I am looking forward to the BBQ we will be going to tomorrow night.

That's it for me tonight. Have a wonderful 2009!


Tuesday, 16 December 2008

House Book Swap & Colleen

I thought it was about time that I loaded the pix from the House Book swap I am hosting. I have been busy with this and that, waiting for photos to come in and life in general but I am having some down time at the moment as I had three wisdom teeth out yesterday. Good excuse to update the blog I thought. The whole experience isn't anywhere near as dreadful as I anticipated. I had heard stories from both ends of the spectrum so was hoping for something in the middle. God was looking after me though as I think I am at the positive end. I have had no nausea from the anesthetic and very little pain or swelling, half of my tongue is numb and I am struggling to think up different food to eat but I can deal with that. The drugs help of course.

So onto the swap. There are about 14 of us in the swap and each month two names are drawn and we all have to make a page and send it to the person whose theme it is. The first two names to be drawn were Nikki Blowers and Gail Smith. Nikki's theme was The Glass House and GGail'swas the Vintage Men House. Below are the pages for Gail's house. I will load Nikki's pages later today or tomorrow.

Vanessa Henry

Sarah Faucett

Rhonda Clayton

Philippa Barr

LucyLeatham Front

Lucy Leatham Back

Lucy Leatham Front

Lucy Leatham Back

Kylie Mell

Kaeren Sutherland

Joanne Hughes

Greta Young

Glenda Laing

Glenda Laing Back

Evelyn Watt

The piccy below is of a GAP dog Colleen. We looked after her for a week before her new owner took her home. Better than staying at the kennels I thought. That turned out to be not such a good idea as Woosha and Colleen had an altercation which left Woosha with a torn ear and several puncture wounds to his neck. I wonder what he said to her. We have been very fortunate so far to have had no trouble with any of the previous dogs but there is always a first time. I don't blame Colleen at all. With dogs it is all about hierarchy, who's top dog. And I guess that was well and truly sorted! She was a lovely (if energetic) dog with us humans and was very affectionate too. I am sure her new owner will just love her.
Still on Greyhounds, I went to the Pat A Greyhound Day at Cottonwool Creations in Kelmscott on Saturday and although it was a warm one it was great to see everybody patting the dogs and especially to see a couple of our past fosters.
That's me done for the moment, off to have sleep, those drugs are still messing with my system.
Have a creative day,

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Pat A Greyhound Day

Been a bit snuffly these last few days but managing to get some work (house and otherwise!) done.

We picked up the lovely Rosie last week and have been told that she is ready to be moved on to another foster home so here are a few pix before she goes.

Still on the subject of Greyhounds, the lady who started me off with these gorgeous dogs is having a 'Pat A Greyhound Day' at her business in Kelmscott. There will be a sausage sizzle and santa is visiting and giving out free lollies to all the kids. All profits from the sausage sizzle will go to GAP. There will be a kids activity at the back of the store and they will also be handing out stickers to anyone who pats a greyhound customers will then be able to get a 15% discount on anything in the store. Lions club will be selling their Christmas cakes and Greyhounds WA will be donating Puppy Packs. It will be held on Saturday 13 December from 9am to 5pm. The shop address is Shop 3/211 Railway Ave, Kelmscott. The best part, apart from patting a Greyhound, is that the shop is a craft shop! Yay! I am hoping to make it over in the morning with our newest girl.

I have put my name down for a few of the swaps going on the All Things Tim Yahoo group. This ATC was for the Tim Holtz swap.

This tag was the last one I created for the Grungeboard Tag Swap.

That's it for me today,

Have a great evening,