Sunday, 22 November 2009

New Moon On Monday!

DH and I are off to see New Moon tomorrow! After dropping the kids at school, we will be going to see the much awaited Twilight sequel in the Gold Class section of our local cinemas! I am so excited and have been singing Duran Duran's 'New Moon on Monday' all week! I put the video for Duran Duran's 'New Moon on Monday' over on the right, why there is 4 links to the video is Bloggers guess...I'm not that great at working my own try and pretend that there is only one preview of the video that you can see, thanks, lol...

It's been a long week, my husband was on night shift and our 2nd eldest son had his end of year 7 school play. On Wednesday he had a dress rehearsal, at night, which is hard for me, as I don't drive and we are a 40 minute walk away from the school. Luckily one of the teachers who is a friend of ours, angelically offered to pick him up and bring him home for me when he was finished. So that was wonderful. On the Thursday he had his first performance. We had to walk 20 minutes to the nearest bus stop... and then almost missed the bus home, as the play went a bit overtime but thankfully we managed to get it. For his second performance, DH, Rob took the night off work so we could all go and see him.
He was wonderful, he played 2 roles and he really gave them his all, we were so proud of him!
Now that the hectic school week is over I can breath easy and am really looking forward to going to see New Moon tomorrow. It will be our second time going to Gold Class and we have already decided what we are going to order for lunch, yum! I'm getting the garlic prawns and mushroom balls and Rob is getting the seafood platter.
As I have been itching to see New Moon, I decided to play with Flergs 'Into The Twilight' kit.
I bought it a couple of weeks ago and have not got around to use this is what I made with it...Here are my 2 little girls on Halloween. I bought them and my niece matching t-shirts that said 'I'm With The Vampires' and my girls had bat wings and bat ears too (as did I, lol) I thought that Flergs kit was perfect for this photo of them in our front yard.
I've also done another layout for Rachel Young with her new alpha Messy Machine Alphabet
Credits Here.
What am I reading at the moment? After I finished reading 'A Touch of Dead', the short stories of Sookie Stackhouse, I started reading 'Sharon Osbourne Extreme My Autobiography'I am really loving it, loving Sharon...I get a laugh from her humour and her way of looking at things, I like her attitude. I go to my local large shopping centre once a week as my day out and I will buy something to eat and sit down in the food court or wherever and read whatever book I am reading. I must look like a weirdo, because I would be laughing out loud at some of the things Sharon wrote however, of all the things that Ozzy did to her when he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, I didn't really bat an eyelid at, coz you kind of expect it, but the time that he tried to strangle her, I just bawled my head off. The despair she felt about the whole situation really touched me, it was very sad. I love the honest open way she has shared everything, she hasn't been shy about saying anything. Of course I watched 'The Osbournes' when it was on TV. We had Foxtel when it started and I would watch it with Rob, who is an Ozzy fan, owns every album he ever made. I knew Black Sabbath only because Marc Almond did a cover of Paranoid, but once you watch 'The Osbournes' you can't help but love Ozzy. My 65 year old Aunty loves Ozzy! Now I am needing to see the episodes again, so I will be going to look for them when I go to the shops next the mean time, I will be youtubing interviews with them.
The next book I will be reading is 'Burning Bright' by Tracy Chevalier.
Well, that's it for another post, hope all you Twilighters out there have either seen and enjoyed the movie, or are going to see it soon. Have a nice week :)

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

New Computer!

Well, I got a new computer at long last, yippee! It's my very first laptop, and I love it so much!
The other computer is still getting fixed, and it will be the kids 2nd computer. Right now I am sitting in my recliner chair typing this. I never thought I'd ever get a laptop, so this is just so special to me!
I have yet to do the arduous task of putting all my scrapbooking stuff from the old computer and yet to put ACDsee on and tag everything again. I have only transferred all of the stuff I downloaded onto the kids old computer as yet.
So, what's happened in the last 4 or 5 months since my old computer died? Well, the printer decided to drop dead too, tho I still need to check it out because it just may have clashed with the kids old computer that we hooked it up lately I have been getting things printed at our local print store. I have a CD case calender and I normally just do the coming month's page a few days before the start of the month. The computer died before I got the chance to print one out for August. I'd never put anything on a USB flash drive and taken it to a printers, but as September approached I was getting tired of the July calender looking at me, so I made a layout for September using the kids computer hooked up to the printer, then the printer died so I made a calender layout for October and November and put them on a flash drive of my son's and took them to the print shop. It was such a relief to have that when Halloween loomed, I decided to get all my Halloween stuff printed at my local print shop too.
Here is my November CD calender layout...using Flergs: Sistafriend BundleThe date was made by Karah Fredericks 'Need A Bead' at The-Lily Pad. I know it's a bit confusing...a November calender with September written across it, but I had made the October calender layout the same day and it was photos of the kids and me taken the same day (25 Sept 09) and I loved how it looked so much, that when I chose that photo of the kids from the same day for November, I didn't have the heart to take it off, coz it looked too good to move, lol!
Our Eldest DD had her 9th birthday in September...Credits here
Our younger DD went to her first disco...Credits here
Then in October, I turned 39. My gorgeous cousin Barb sent me a beautiful bunch of flowers! I've never had flowers sent to me before! In the afternoon, after I'd got home from school with the kids, there was a knock at the door....there's never a knock at my door, I thought it was probably someone trying to sell me an new phone plan or something of that nature but it was a man with a big boxed bouquet of flowers! I can't describe how surprised and thrilled I was! And if that was not naughty enough, the rascal girlie had put $50 in the card! She is such a lovely, wonderful cousin. I used the money to book tickets for hubby and I to see New Moon in Gold Class on the 23rd of November...I can't wait!! Thank you so much Barb, you spoilt me so much and I do so appreciate it!
Then Halloween came along. I made choker necklaces for myself, Sister, niece and my 2 girls and also earrings for all of us (except my youngest DD as her ears aren't pierced yet)
here they are, I thought they came out quiet cute. Better than the necklaces I made and my first earrings I've ever made. Mine are the purple ones, naturally. We had a couple of firsts for Halloween, my Sister, niece and nephew came over to our place for Halloween and I took them and my kids trick or treating for the first time. They got some wonderful treats and plenty of them...we were even given a humongous block of Toblerone chocolate for us all to share, which was really delicious!Credits here
and this layout was made with a gorgeous kit I won before Halloween call 'Boo' by Laurie Ann, along with the word art. So in addition to this layout, I made my Halloween treat bag toppers with it... Thank You Laurie Ann! :)

And now it's November and my long awaited Guest CT November stint has arrived, yippee! :) I am guest CT for Rachel Young Designs.
Here are my first 2 layouts for the month....
Credits here.Credits here. The alpha on this last layout is Rachel's latest release. Paint Like You Mean it.