Sunday, 18 October 2009

so where did THAT six months go?

The baby boys are nearly six months old already! They are rolling over and grabbing for objects...lots of goos, gars, grins and giggles... they sleep really well (she says with fingers crossed in case she might jinx herself) and they really are quite delightful little guys... except when they start playing tag team on me or crying in stereo! Thankfully that is not too often so I have not quite gone insane yet...
I haven't been doing much of anything lately... life seems to be whirring by in a blur. There never seems to be enough hours in the day to get everything done... but we are plodding along and enjoying the sun. The school holidays were lovely, though they too seemed to fly by before we knew it and here we are now one week into term 4 already. My big girl is growing up way to fast... I know I used to give my own mother a hard time but I am sure I wasn't quite this head strong until I was at least 13... yeah, yeah, I can here my mother laughing from here! Tell me though, is 7 the new 13? Love her guts... but jeez sometimes we bang heads! My little girl is really coming out of her shell but I can't quite believe she will be going to school everyday next year... she still falls asleep at about 5:30pm on the 2 days she goes to Kindy. My oldest boy has finished Year 12 and has applied for a place at TAFE... I cannot tell you how proud I am of him. I so hope he gets into this course... keep your fingers crossed for him wil ya?
In keeping with that theme, of time whizzing by, next weekend my class is having our TWENTY year school reunion!!! I have been taking stock of all that I have done in the past twenty years and all in all I have to say I'm pretty happy with where I am at... I might not be the richest or the thinnest [though I do think for having breast fed 5 babies that my boobs are still looking OK, all things considered!;P ] or the prettiest or the most accomplished... but I reckon I have the longest lasting relationship and the most wonderful marriage and I probably have the most kids [including one of the oldest and probably two of the youngest] ;) LOL... and I can honestly say I am pretty pleased with the path I chose and the choices I made... even the bad ones... because they all led me here and I am happy... really happy... deep down in your heart and bones happy. I really am so very blessed and I really am smiling as I type this, as mushy and stick-your-finger-down-your-throat gaggy as it might be. ;)
Scrapping has taken a back seat for now. I could blame lack of time but it really isn't that... My Masters commitments are all finished up now and I am feeling a bit de-mojo'd and flat. I'm not too worried about it... I am sure it will come back eventually.
Having said that I have done some stuff for the lovely {and very patient! ;)} ladies @ Tomorrow's Memories using the October Afternoon Ducks in a Row paper and RW Laser Cuts embellishments and some gorgeous embossed card stock (I forgot to ask what company it was!) and some ribbon and lace and a few other bits and pieces. I was actually really pleased with them all in the end, despite the lack of mojo.
I think I am going to try a "get back to basics" approach with my scrapping. I am re-reading Ali Edwards' Life Artist book. I have always really liked her approach to scrapping so I think I am going to refocus on the photos and telling the story... which is why I started scrapping in the first place.
I was very pleased with how they photographed my wall hanging for the Scrapbooking Memories Magazine Vol. 11 No. 9 PINK Issue too. Thankfully it didn't fall to bits in the post! Thanks Australia Post I won't say anything nasty about you ever again! ;) If you scroll down a bit that's mine there on the website... nine very pink mini canvases... bit proud of it I am. It is to be donated to a hospital... don't know which one yet though.
Thanks to everyone who still pops by occasionally... I surely get the worst blogger award by now. Take care of you and yours... Christmas will be here before we know it and I will be making New Year's Resolutions again... I think I am sort of doing OK with the last ones I made... life is good... hectic, crazy, noisy, chaotic... but good. Hope you are happy too.

10 comments:

Louise Williams said...

if that's you mojoless then God help the rest of us hon!! loveeee your gorgeous little fellas and glad to hear they haven't killed you yet.. Hehehe

xx L

Melissa said...

YAY - she blogs!!!!
Hope all is well - those boys are wayyyyyyyyy too cute!
Come over for a coffee!
XX

suzitee said...

So lovely to finally meet you and your gorgeous kids A-M! I honestly don't know where you are finding time to scrap at all, but love those LOs IRL :)

Kelley Forrester said...

OMGosh girl - Ur scrappin is rockin!!! LOVE it!! Your little boys are just tooo cute too!!!
Blog more often so i can see more of ur gorgeous work gal!!!

Sar said...

Love this post!!! xoxo

Megan B said...

You are a legend A-M! The mere fact you are able to get through the day is a feat beyond a lot of us! You are an inspiration to us all!

xxxooo

Coops said...

I think it's so wrong that the first things we let go of in times of stress and conflict are the ones that mean the most to us. We allow the dreary drudgery of 'life' to get in the way of our inner dreams and heart-felt wants. It's hard but I'm sure we can do both. Don't let the everyday dull you AM, you are fantastic.

Scrapping Down a Lane said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOO hoooooooooooo nice to see you in blog land hun xxx and love your NO MOJO' layouts (if I could scrap half as good!) stay happy chick and hugs to all your little one's xxx oh I have a new blog....

cheers Crazy xxx :):):)

Jasmine said...

Oh your art is AMAZING!!!

Claudia79 said...

OMG! Such sweet boys you have and LOVELY pages!!!Thanks for the inspiration!
xxx from Sweden