Monday, December 28, 2009

Cant see for Looking

For months  I've been searching for a rectangular coffee table.  Each week at the garage sales I hope that today will be my lucky day.  I even put out a wanted ad on Freecycle but to no avail.  I hate my oval coffee table and it was driving me nuts then last Wednesday I had a light bulb moment.  My new coffee table was sitting in the shed and had been for months.   Lucy and I found a sturdy wooden toybox at a garage sale for$10 and I got it for Lucy.    Lucy’s not real happy that I've taken it but I figure my need is greater than hers.

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Perfect, so today I gave it several coats of paint and stained the top.  It also has good storage space for our throw rugs and other bits and pieces. I will finish it off tomorrow with two or three more coats and two more on the lid.

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I promised Tony I would get some of my stuff out of his shed as it’s a bit cramped at the moment lol I'm not going to any more garage sales until I've gotten the rest of the furniture out.  I had a fairly productive day.  The little table which I paid $5 for at Salvo’s needs one more coat and it can come inside tomorrow.  I finally managed to get my frames painted, I have had these for years, hopefully will get them hung tomorrow.

Anyway better go back to work tomorrow.

Bye for now

Jackie

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas 2009

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas.  We went to my sister’s place at Woolongbar in Northern NSW. It’s only a 4 hour drive and we had a really good trip there even through Brisbane and parts of the Gold Coast.

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Darcy in his very large stocking he got everyone to drag him around the house in it.

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I think she’s happy with Grandma, Grandpa and Nanny’s pressie.

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Even Jake emerged from his room to open presents

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I think Tony was rather pleased with his personalised number plates.

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Izzy with  her stash

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At last both Tess and Lucy have their own laptops.

 

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Darcy thought this present was hilarious, he couldnt keep hold of it which would send him into fits of laughter.

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Sharing with Uncle Tony

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Lunch was fabulous as every meal is at Jon and Dan’s.

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The traditional after Christmas lunch sleep lol.

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Sharing tickles with Tess

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Thanks Jon and Dan for having us shame it couldnt have been for a bit longer.

Bye for now

Jackie

December Daily Diary 5th - 8th

I'm a little bit behind here.

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I forgot to take a before shot. You can click on the photos to see a larger version.

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6th December isn't done yet as I forgot to get the photo printed.

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A layout share of my nephew Darcy.  He was sick this day but looked so angelic.

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Bye for now

Jackie

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas

We are heading off tomorrow for a couple of days so I thought I would wish everyone a Merry Christmas.  I was so relieved when I finished work today as I now have five days off.  I havent had a decent break since June and I really need one.  Found these old photo’s of the girls tonight.  These were taken in 2005

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She looks thrilled doesnt she .

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Bye for now

Jackie

Monday, December 21, 2009

A CUTE PLUM PUDDING

I thought I would show you a photo of my cute plum pudding.  She hasn't been too cute at home but she knows how to put the charm on when she’s working lol.  She’s going to kill me for putting this on my blog

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Lucy giving her some moral support.  It’s no wonder Tess gets paid so well to do this lol. 

Bye for now

Jackie

Monday, December 7, 2009

DECEMBER DAILY DIARY 1-4

 

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The colour of the scan is really crappy.  Friday night we went  to the Maleny Christmas Street Parade. I forgot to put my memory card back into my camera so had to use the internal memory so only a couple of photos.

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Bye for now

Jackie

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

December Daily Photo and A Dance Concert

My first photo of the month is of Tess,Lucy, Maddy and Bryce.  This was just before we left to go to Caloundra for Tess’ Dance Concert.  Unfortunately it had just started to rain so I had to take it indoors.

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The concert was fantastic.  Tess has only been at SCPAC for two terms and absolutely loves it.  I couldn't believe the difference in the standard of dancing between Scpac and our old school.  Tess’ dancing has improved heaps especially her jazz and hip hop. 

For Grandma: Tess wants to do tap again (can you believe that). 

She hated tap dancing with a passion and there was no way she wanted to do it.  After we watched the tap routine I said to Tess (friend not daughter lol) that after seeing that routine it wouldn't surprise me if Tess wanted to take up Tap again and after the concert Tess said mum did you see the tap routine, I might start tap again.. The concert was imaginative, costumes unique and the music was great.  I bet I have four tired cranky  children here today.  One was but she’s gone to school the other three are still asleep.  Lucky Tess she gets to do it all again tonight.  I'm really tempted to go again tonight.

Bye for now

Jackie