That’s so random!

Okay, I’m still prescheduling my blogs so who knows what I’m working on right now!  I thought I just post some random photos I’ve taken lately.  Remember when I said I’d tidied up the hallway with a shoe rack?  Well, this is what it looks like now, controlled chaos!

The grade one classes go to Chinatown every year to the Sun Yat Sen Gardens and I joined them.  H was so upset that she didn’t see the turtle for the longest time but when she did, she was the happiest creature about.  She wouldn’t let me take her picture until she was happy again.

Hmm, what else do I have to share?

My girls are crazy for picnic of any variety.  This was a cloudy day, we could hear thunder in the distance but that didn’t deter them.  The umbrellas were to shield them from the wind and they figured they could easily shelter from the rain if the storm came our way.  Fortunately it didn’t.

Here they are making a giant mess of the kitchen floor.  It’s the only room where they are allowed to get into the Play Doh as they spread it everywhere.  A change of clothes is always required after the Play Doh gets put away as their knees and sleeves get covered in it.  They are amazing – 24 colours became one after a single use.

If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.

Bruce Barton


If you can’t embarrass your kids….

That’s right, I’m about to create future embarrassment to my wee monkeys – well, one at least.  Ah yes, it’s one of the benefits of parenting in this digital ages.  Here goes… H is in grade one therefore, she is learning to read.  A while ago when we were still early in the process, I pulled out a magnet board and began to spell simple words for her to sound out.  As most kids do at one point in their early lives, she needed to go to the toilet but refused to go without me.  I’m a bit sick of this request from any of them after all these years so mean, old mommy refused.  She then refused to go, so I used the magnet board to communicate with her as she sat crying and wouldn’t talk to me!

Yup, now she’s scarred for life!

But enough about how mean I am to my kids, let’s see what I made instead.  I pulled out something I bought on sale ages ago and have finally decided what to do!  It’s a Bitty Board Book and it’s just the perfect size for all of those little school photos.  Once I decorate it and actually put photos in it, I can keep it at my desk at work.

Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore.

Ogden Nash

Post dating my blog

I’m sitting at the kitchen table, with the laptop, eating a yummy cheeseburger (apologies to vegetarians, Orthodox Jews, and Tim).  It’s Sunday, April 17th and I thought I’d dabble in advanced blogging.  There aren’t a lot of opportunities when I have computer access AND feel the need to do something other than play Bejeweled Blitz (curse you, Reanna & Stephen) or browse Facebook.  So, I’m seeing if I can get the deferred posting option to work for me.  I’ve tried it before to no avail, but I think the problem with my blogging was pure operator error!

Anyhoo,  I said that I had indeed done some crafting before so here is an example:

First up, the hybrid scrapbook page I made.  It is not pure Stampin’ Up as I am quite happy to look about online for free digital elements and even have a few delivered to my inbox daily.  But all of my digital work is created in My Digital Studio and with the exception of not being able to use the freebie alpha sets from some sites, I have no complaint what so ever!

My parents have (so far) been blessed with an even dozen grandkids.  I say so far, ’cause we are hoping that at least one or two more will pop out – and no, not from me!  Three is just right.

Heather was invited to a party a couple of weeks ago, so, of course, I made a card.  The little birthday girl really likes Hello Kitty 😦  So trolled online and found another SU demonstrator who had created a Hello Kitty card and I copied here!  Thanks to I found her and was able to create this little item in spite of my intense dislike of all things Hello Kitty.  However, at this point, I can’t mention her name as my stupid browser won’t open the site!  But, if I have success with advanced blogging, you will never know as I can go in and change this info!!

It’s nowhere near as good as the original that inspired it, but not too bad considering I made it in 20 minutes without following her instructions to the letter.

(I’d did manage to look her up and her name is Lynn Pratt – she’s pretty awesome)


The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.

Albert Einstein

The return of …. well, me!

I’ve been MIA with my posts and for no good reason.  Okay, there have been a few illnesses in the household which have consumed much of my spare time.  However, I did have a bit of time to descend to the craft area prior to the vomiting, coughing and general ickyness that invaded the household.  So now that we are fairly healthy again (see me knocking on my head?), I’m attempting to get back to blogging a bit more regularly – at least until the next crisis arises!

A former co-workers of mine recently retired (great for her, sucks for us!) and I made a little card for her.


And, another co-worker just hit the big 30 and guess what I did?  That’s right, I made her a card!

I even managed to make a hybrid scrapbook page yesterday before I left for work but still haven’t taken a shot of it.  When I do, I’ll post it.  That’s it for me for now – don’t expect great thing right away!  But I’ll be back soon-ish, maybe, hopefully!

Like what you see, let me know!

Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.
Joseph Addison