Finally an update. I thought that I had nothing interesting to tell you all, but thats not why I have this blog. It is to help me keep track of the thing we do so I can look back on it when I scrap. I have done before. I scrapped Luke’s birthday last year and I went back and took the journalling from what I wrote here. So from now on, no matter how boring and mundane it is, it is my life and I need help in remembering it! LOL!

So…. umm… what exactly did I do last week…..

Well first things first, I got myself a new camera! I had a Fuji s3500 and well, I was sick of the shutter lag and having to take a millions photos just for one good one, and then that was annoying because it was so slow. So Steve told me to go and get it. So I did. A Fuji s9500. He thought I should have spent the extra money and got a SLR but I dont want one. I dont have a passion for photography so I feel it would be wasted. Not only that, I fiddle too much. Steve is forever saying ‘just take the darn photo… see now you lost it’ and I figure with different lenses and stuff I would be missing far too many photos. So I got me this one and it has a manual zoom and it is one sweet machine. Even Steve has had a play aound with it. I have to admit, it is nice to be in FRONT of the camera. 😉

Also to that I have started collecting supplies for this year Master’s competition. My BTP is going to be a big job so I figure there is no harm in starting it early.

I got my uni stuff in the mail too. I have decided to put Luke into preschool 1 day per week and that will be my study day. I was looking at the work I have to do and it doesnt look easy but as my sister said to me, it is a proper mathematics degree. True. It’s not meant to be easy.

I had organised to go to the pool on wednesday. It rained. Of course. But the pool was indoors so we still went. Hardly anyone else did so it was great! Kate is getting very confidednt in the water. She kept asking if I could take one of the sections off her floatie. Not until she has lessons I tell her. She gets so excited by her accomplishments. Her teacher wrote that on her report card last year and yeah, it is very true. I like the fact that she takes pride in what she achieves. Luke on the other hand was not so confident, unless of course, he was stuck to me like a koala to a tree. I found out that the back floaties are potentially very dangerous. Luke fell forward onto his fron a couple of times and because of the floatie, he could not roll over. Scared me to think that I trusted the little sucker stuck on his back. Lucky I was only an arms reach away. So we had fun and were there for hours and the kids did not want to go home! And I even wore my tankini with NO shorts on. Getting pretty confident there. LOL.

Which brings me to thursday. January 25th. Luke’s 3rd Birthday. Wow. I can’t believe a year has already passed and yet I feel like it has just been a week. My little dude is so cute! I just want to bottle up his sweetness! He runs to me and plants a big kiss on my mouth and tells me he loves me – “I wub you mummy”. But you can read that child like a book and fair dinkum he is so michevious! You can tell he is going to do something naughty waaay before he does it! It is written on his face! He is cheeky and yes I do call him evil, and some days I feel like he is, but I could make a mint if I could bottle the sweet side of him. But alas, he is 3 already. For his birthday we got him a bike. He can’t ride it. In fact, he puts the brakes on when you try to push him along. I figure that he will ‘get it’ sooner or later.

Steve took his boat out on Australia Day. This was the first time he properly went out with the intention to fish. Now, I dont mind him going fishing… just as long as he brings nothing home. And he didn’t so all is well and he can go again! LOL! Between Steve and BIL they caught a bundle of fish – most of them were barely legal but becasue they throw them all back its all good. And Steve enjoyed himself. He really did. And thats enough to make me happy. (Even he does come home stinking of fish and petrol!) My sister kept me company. It was nice to hang out and just gasbag. And she is expecting! How exciting! In another 6 months there is going to be the tiny patter of sweet baby feet!

Which brings me to today. We have an addition to the family. A kitten. Meggs (unless we think of a better name LOL). I was looking on the Trading Post site – for reasons seriously unknown – and I came across and ad that was selling rescued kittens. We had already discussed getting a kitten the other week and the one we were going to get wasnt ready for a few more weeks. So I showed Steve the ad – for $120 you got a desexed kitten, that was microchipped, vaccinated, wormed AND litter trained. So I rang the lady this morning and we went and had a look. And we got one. He is just so precious! And he has even showed Webster who is boss by hissing at him and scaring the crap out of Webby. LOL. He is all over everything though! At one point we were looking for him and he was sitting on top of Steve’s computer table! The kids love him and wont leave the poor little guy alone! I am sure once he is settled in he will enjoy the attention. I took him to use the litter tonight and when he jumped out he stopped walking and looked up at me so of course I picked him up. I am glad he is warming to us so quickly.

Tommorrow. Is. My. 27th. Birthday. That just freaks me out a little. The downhill run to 30 sure does go quick! I feel like I should have accomplished more in my life. I feel like I just havent done enough to justify my age. But what is there to accomplish I suppose? I just dont want to get to 70 and look back and think that I have not done anything. I will keep pondering this for a while I think.

Well I guess I should go. I have to edit some photos to get them printed tomorrow. Not much scrapping has been happening here but that will change soon since I am in a competition over at Scrapbook City. We have to do a layout about what we want to get out of the competition. For the last week I have had a layout firmly in my head. I made Steve take the photo and now I just have to scrap it and hope it turns out the same as whats in my head because it looks pretty cool up in there. But anyway, here is my layout for my latest Memory Bugs DT assignment. I really like the way it turned out, and yes, I am a year late with the whole curly brackets thing, but I just have never ‘got’ them ok?! LOL!

Anyway, thanks for stopping by and take care! 🙂

0 thoughts on “27.01.07”

  1. Happy Birthday Beth, I hope you had a wonderful day, and what a lovely photo of you with your kids.

    Best Wishes

  2. Susan (smiles1965) from Scrapboxx

    Hi Beth

    Just dropping by to catch up on your news.

    Good idea to put Luke into pre school one day so you get time to study in peace and quite. Good luck with everything. I admire you for doing more study when your already working and have 2 children. You go girl!

    Your new cat is adorable. My daughter has been asking us to get her a pet cat for over a year and we are still saying no. I sometimes feel guilty so this year we might cave in and get her one for her birthday in May. I was thinking of visiting the RSPCA to get one there.

    Happy Birthday to you. I hope you have a happy year ahead, full of laughter and fun. Never feel as though you have not accomplished enough in your life.

    I think your amazing (as do lots of others). You have done heaps of wonderful things so be proud of yourself.

    Bye for now, take care and keep smiling xxoo

  3. Hi Beth, Fran here from over at scrappers stash, happy birthday,,
    also was hoping you could pop over to the stash and up date on the cj as we havnt heard from you in so long..time sure does fluy and your porobably busy but just want to make sure that the cjs are safe…hope all is well..

  4. Happy Birthday Beth!

    You HAVE accomplised a lot!
    There are two beautiful happy faces in the photo's above that prove just that.

  5. Happy birthday Beth :O)
    Wow you are getting way organised with your Masters entry, cool!
    I loooove your new little kitten, so so cute :O)

  6. Happy Birthday Beth!!! Lucky girl with the new camera…Mine's carked it, and I think I have to make a choice between whether i want to buy one, or save my money and go snowboarding ;o)

    Can't wait to see this Masters project of yours…although I think I could be waiting a while, especially if you become a Master ;o)

  7. Happy birthday to you and your son.
    With the flotie issue I bought my nearly three year old the wahu life jacket and it is just great he loves it too you can get them at toy world and big W for about $30. Good on you for blogging "for you" I love reading about everyone elses life, even if you think you haven't done anything exciting someone else might think it is good.
    Good luck with the studying I dont envy you with that.

  8. Happy Birthday…gee, your getting old aren't you rofl. Wait till you get to my age and see how quickly life passes you by..eeek.

    Ohhh, I can't wait to get a little kitty, we plan on getting one when the house is finished. I really miss having a cat. I had a cat called megsy, close to meggs.


    I hope you have fabulous day today. With a bit of luck you will have had a sleep in, breakfast in bed and loads of spoiling!!

    And not too sure about you cats name lol….

    Megan xx

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