Friday, November 28, 2008

What have I been doing lately?

If you've been living in a cave for the last two weeks then you won't know about the storms we've had in Brisbane. They sure were beauties. I've put a heap of photos up on my facebook but if you don't have it, here are just a few. The stuff on the veranda and on the lounge room floor is due to the carpets being cleaned and waiting for them to dry. They are finally dry as it's finally stopped raining so I can now put it all back in. What fun! It's supposed to rain tonight and tomorrow so I hope no more water gets in.

I really must go over the road and get some photos of the woodchippers working flat out from dawn to dusk, mulching all the trees. It's quite a scene. Nice smell too, all that bark.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

How can you not be an animal lover?!

Check out my darling "girls". Here they are just chilling out on the front patio at my parents' house yesterday. Awww, so cute :)

And how about Daisy, our sweet little cat. Isn't she just so pretty!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Jump Rope for Heart

Today our local primary school was holding a Jump Rope for Heart day. Here are a few pics of two of my children jumping away for charity. I'm not the best photographer.

What gets up my nose?

So many people and things in this world annoy me. I am known by some as “The Bitter One”. I can’t imagine why?!

So what gets up my nose then? I feel the list could be never ending so here are just a few things:

 Over indulged children and their stupid parents who then complain their child is a shit.
 Parents who walk their children into school every day when there is a perfectly good drop off zone out the front. Once Little Sally has moved on from Prep, she doesn’t need you to walk her in, carrying her bag each day.
 The parents who are the other extreme – the ones who never turn up to anything at school or sport. Oh I’m far too busy. Yuh! If you’re not interested, then don’t have them.
 The parents, usually the same ones, who never volunteer. Again with the, I’m far too busy. Often far too busy working to buy material possessions for their little over indulged offspring, when all the children really want is your time. Instead of buying another mountain of gifts, give them an RSPCA or Animal Lib membership. Teach some compassion.
 People who don’t acknowledge you when you stop at a crossing or let them in the traffic. Is it so hard to nod your head or give a little wave?
 People who don’t say thanks to wait staff when they deliver a meal or clear the table.
 Kids who answer the phone – who is it – or a very dull hullo.
 People who phone for someone in my household and don’t say who they are, eg hello it’s Little Sammy here, can I please speak to Little Sally? They just say, is Little Sally there?
 Parents who don’t pay the very tiny voluntary contributions at school. Like it’s going to break the bank! Imagine how much more money schools would have if people paid their lousy $50? Usually the same ones who don’t volunteer.
 Companies who don’t have a person answering their phone. I just want someone to answer the phone and direct may call without having to press 56 numbers first.
 Stamp duty – wasn’t that supposed to go once the GST came in?
 My neighbour who must have THE most boring existence in the world as she feels the need to mow the lawn or leaf blow EVERY DAY. Sometimes morning and afternoon. What the?!
 People who work in schools and don’t like children. If you’re old and cranky – MOVE ON!
 Rude ads and rude DJs on the radio.
 Humour at the expensive of someone else.
 Myself – for letting all this get up my nose!

One more thing (well there's probably a heap more) - where have my smiley face bullets gone?

How could I forget one that really really annoys me?!
Motorbikes and bicycles - well I guess not them but their riders. I don't get the noise. Why do they have to be so loud? I'm going for the louder the bike, the smaller the winky.
Why do they have to speed? Yes they do speed. I live on a mountain road and trust me, they speed. They also overtake on the double line right outside our house, up hill and a blind spot. Strange.
Bicycle riders wearing those outfits. Oooh, yes, so manly. Yick. Why do people have to play dress ups, just to ride a bike? Why do they have to take up the road and not pull over for you? Why do they have to go past your house at daybreak and YELL to their fellow riders on your one sleep in day?

No doubt there will be many more things, but I guess that will do for now :)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


I'm not into churches and their billboards however one church in our area has a saying on theirs at the moment that I quite like.

"When you can't sleep - count your blessings"

So true. We get so caught up with material possessions and keeping up with everyone that we don't take a look at what we already have.