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Random things before the New Year begins…

This has been in progress for nearly a week… I start, I stop, and have finally made myself stop everything else and to sit and finish the last blog for this year… ha, I love this time of year, ‘see you next year…’ etc is everywhere, sounds funny, even if it is only a few days away.

So a few more random things that I feel like sharing, inane, silly, profound (never, lol) and certainly not deep and meaningful.  Final year fluff to read from me.

1: I made my very first Gingerbread house for Christmas.  Now I wont be winning any prizes for construction (nor my son for his decorating skills) but it looked like a house and I now want to make another.  Lesson learned though… melted sugar hurts like the be-jeezers.  Nice little blister on my ‘rude’ finger.. lol

Ta-daaa! Our house.

2: set up my phone and laptop for sync-ing.  By myself and by all accounts presently, it has worked!  Of course these things are pretty easy, but as I’ve said before, computers and me don’t always see eye to eye, so I am always proud of myself if I do it without any outside help.

3: Am procrastinating on a tyre changing marathon…. no, not how many I can do in a set time, but an awkward front to back swapsies with one jack…

(let’s go like this: jack up back, skinny tyre off, broken mag on, jack down/jack up front, mag off, skinny wheel on, jack down/jack up back, broken mag off, good mag on, jack down. Car fixed)

Ok, job got done (good workout, as those mag wheels are quite heavy) and then it went off to get two brand new tyres (I feel safe now)

4: I am going to try really, really hard (coz I get distracted so easily!) to start the year with Vintage. Bags and jewellery.  Then to work on Upcycling.

my new Vintage Bags, to go with the Jewellery book (just need the Vintage Accessories)

5: Dislikes it coz I’m usually the only one who eats them, so bad for me with the big appetite, but great, coz I love eating Xmas lunch leftovers (all that ham, dip and sweet things, like a gingerbread house, although I can share that one….) mmmm.

6: Wonders whether my hubby actually goes to work or if he is on some kind of holiday.. lol. He sent me an email of the Christmas Menu they had… OMG more like a 5 star hotel.

7: A busy time ahead… New Yeas Eve, hubby home, Mr 15’s friend arrives for 12 days from Mt Isa, we visit my sister in Smithton, then 2 weeks rest, a market or two where I can fit them in, the big Middleton Expo, school starting back and then my friend from the US arrives for 2 weeks!   Think I’ll need a holiday after that. 🙂

8: I get bored easily. ok, not the ‘I have nothing to do’ variety, but the ‘short attention span/want to try something else/see another bead or piece of material and I have to make something out of that’ variety.  Hence the reason I am changing my beady ‘space’ around. Again.  And for some reason, the way I have it now, can’t believe I never looked at this positioning before.. doh.  But also coz there seemed not enough ‘room’ or ‘space’.  I was starting to feel cluttered and closed in.  Also the reason my market table/s seem to change so often.  I think I have it right and then see another prop and have to have it, so more changes are made…. gotta keep people on their toes. lol.

9: back to my phone, did I say I love it already..? trying to make things easier, searching the apps (omg, don’t talk to me about apps!…) and that in itself is hard work. Which one is right, will it do everything I need it to… so I have now have 6 different shopping list apps to gradually try out, gotta give each one a few trips to decide.  But have got a great exercise one – Runkeeper – might keep me motivated.   After all I will see it several times a day, every day.

Think that’s enough fluff and random things for one year… so keep smiling and I’ll see you next year! 🙂

Jennifer xo

Versatile Blogger… moi?

Well, apparently so, as I have been nominated for the awards.  Not sure how they work and what happens but if it means I can share the blog-love by passing on my favourites and checking out others’ then it’s all good to me.  Many thanks to rantingliberal for the nomination, muchly appreciated 🙂  I am humbled, honoured, thankful and secretly very happy that someone likes my posts that much and think they are worth passing my name round in this way…

The rules for the Versatile Blog Awards are:

  1. Nominate 15 fellow bloggers.
  2. Inform the bloggers of their nomination.
  3. Share 7 random things about yourself.
  4. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  5. Add the Versatile Blog Award picture on your blog post.

Ok, so #4, check.
Number 5 coming up….

Number 3…. 7 random things about me… lol I’m pretty random anyway, but 7 things that I feel like sharing, that’s completely different.  I have thought about this since I got the nom’ and it’s seriously hard (I had thought of writing ‘i am random’ 7 times…)

1) I don’t like children. Ok, on the face of it, as a mother of 3 that may sound really awful.  Of course I love my kids to bits, do not get in the way of me and my kids if there is trouble! Nieces and nephews, same thing.  But kids in general, nah.  Most kids annoy the crap out of me, specially those that just stare at you in the supermarket etc, or the whingeing spoilt kids… I  am not one of those that can meet any kid and just fall in love and pick them up (if required) and cuddle. Euck.  Tolerate, yes, but does not mean I have to like them.

2) I am completely random.  My kids say I’m an alien, and not just coz I’m ‘old’… I know and say too much, and I’m just weird.

3) I try really really hard but numbers are just like Chinese (insert your own foreign language here) to me.  So aside from being the only female in my house, I am also the only one who is no good at numbers… basic things yes, I can add, subtract and do basic percentages… I’m not totally silly.  Even the 7 yr old is showing promise in the land of Math.

4) I am not very computer/phone literate.  I do try, but these things still confuse the hell out of me.  On that, I have just received a new phone, YAY!!! and it will take me a while to get it set up. And that’s just the basic stuff.. lol

5) I love my friends and family, and believe such relationships should be a two-way street.  Plenty more to say on this one really, but it’s that simple.  One way relationships are too hard emotionally (unless you like the drama of it) and I have deleted/unfriended/removed myself from these situations and am now much happier for it. 🙂 ❤

6) two left, thank god…
I have mild OCD… ha ha, .  No, no the hang wringing excessive washing, lights on/off a certain amount of times OCD… just the fussy about things OCD.  I think everyone does really. Think about it.. Is there anything you are really fussy about? Do certain things (dishes, laundry, clothes folding) have to be done a particular way?  Clothes and laundry are mine, although the crockery in the cupboard can be added aswell… I might say I don’t care where it goes, but will then say ‘no, put it there…’

7) Is intolerable of intolerant people.  I don’t stress in the busy supermarket (if I can’t change it, why stress about it?) Dislike people who don’t within the lines of a parking space (especially when they then give me the dirty look for being too close to them) or park so crooked there is no point attempting to park near.  Why would you want to risk it..?

Ok, so seven weird and random things about me. Phew.

Now to think about my own nominations.  If this had come in a few months ago I would have struggled to find 15 other blogs to include… now I have about 30 on my list to choose from.

quiltstodyefor – this is my mum, my first subscriber and textile artist extraordinaire.

Tasweigian in Finland – my sister.  The title says it all. Has a great way with words.

The Hubby Diaries – a humourous look at marriage. Very well written.

Movieblog8 – extremely well written from a 15yr old, movies, tv and everything in between.

Pins & Patience –  A blog on crocheting, sewing and some jewellery from a wonderfully quirky point of view.

Talinorfali – a feel good blog – how to be a better person.  Love what she writes, gorgeous recipes.

My travel Map – fantastic blog on travelling with gorgeous pictures and great insights to the world around us.

Sweet and Weak – some things are good, others not so… amusing read.

Barbara Briggs Designs – totally gorgeous jewellery! Nothing else to say.

MJMonaghan –  thoughts and musings… humourous, thoughtful and a great read.

Simple & Speedy Snacks – well, the name say it all.  I love food and this is perfect.  Lots of good things to find here.

The Hook – I’ve just found this.  Love it, very amusing, and having worked in hotels before, can relate…

the Ranting Liberal – although I seriously dislike politics of any kind, the others that have been posted here are pretty cool and good to read.

Ok, so there are only 13 links here.  Out of all my blogs I follow, these are consistently on my wall and getting in my face… some of the others haven’t posted anything since lord-knows-when. If you don’t blog you can’t get nominated.. makes sense.   Love all of you 🙂

Ok, if any of these links somehow don’t work, don’t blame me, just check out random thing number 4…. things just don’t work for me when I want then to.  I will apologise though. Sorry.

Keep smiling, and thanks to all the above mentioned blogs for a great couple of months.

Keep smiling 🙂

Jennifer