Friday, 21 November 2008

I'm Back! (My week in review...)

Well here I am again...
I sure have missed you all...no, really...
Truthfully, I have been really sick for 2 days, vomiting & diarrhoea (yes, I did just look that up in the dictionary...) so it has been a very unpleasant coupla days for me & mine...

What's been going on in my mind:- I want to try & set a typical 'routine' up for my blog...maybe I will, maybe I won't...but I thought it could work...you know, if I had the same theme for the same day every week, ie:- My week in Review every Friday. Could be boring so maybe I won't keep it up, but at least then you could get to know which 'articles' you enjoy & go straight to them. Reason for this thinking? I have had a magazine week at last...I have read 3 magazines cover-to-cover! OK, NOW & Creating Keepsakes, & it struck me that they all have a format, and that I always turn to exactly where I want to go first, rather than just starting at the beginning. In fact, I often start at the last page, as it is almost always an interview, and I love those...

So let me know what you think if you can be bothered...otherwise I'll just give it a go anyway...

My highlights have been...(not that many come to think of it...lol)...more introspective than anything tangible, although I did get my hair done (cut & coloured) & that was worthwhile. Chelsea is finally finished her exams so we have got to hang out quite a bit this week & I have enjoyed it. We tidied her room, pretty darn thoroughly, & she did NOT enjoy that, tho' I was in my element! Uurgh, why are teenagers such pigs???!!! It was really gross...Needless to say a fair bit ended up in the bin, or recycled, or given to our house-helper (ever appreciative) & things are now much improved (in my opinion) tho' she claims she actually LIKED living like that...?!

So, back to the hair...we both had the hair-do's & looked pretty flashy for a day (I need some GHD's!). We usually have a photo-shoot straight after (the supermodel look doesn't last long...lol!) but I had started the day feeling pretty queasy & , by the time we were finished, I was looking (& feeling) rather grey...So we never took the photos, soz!

Dorian & Jody's Website also gave me that warm & fuzzy feeling...check it out...Dorian is my brother-in-law (my husband's brother...duh!) & him & his wife are finally moving (back) to Zambia, from America (Jody is American & Dorian has been studying for an Environmental degree there for the last few years, since they've been married...BTW...they met in Zambia while Dorian was working as a guide at a camp there, and Jody was working there for the Peace Corps). This is their dream...& it is quite inspiring to read, so give them some support & check them out, the scenery is awesome! Jody arrives from U.S.A. on 6 December to join Dorian, who has been there for a few weeks now, setting up camp. Jody plans on keeping their website up-to-date although I'm not sure how as I can't imagine an ADSL line anywhere close-by...

Ali Edwards inspired me AGAIN...I don't have a chance to blog-hop nearly as much as I would like but finally checked out her blog for the first time in ages & came across this treasure - a quote - by...


Marilyn Thomsen : "And while it takes courage to achieve greatness, it takes more courage to find fulfillment in being ordinary. For the joys that last have little relationship to achievement, to standing one step higher on the victory platform. What is the adventure in being ordinary? It is daring to love just for the pleasure of giving it away. It is venturing to give new life and to nurture it to maturity. It is working hard for the pure joy of being tired at the end of the day. It is caring and sharing and giving and loving… "


Wow...that has had me thinking ALL week...Gotta add it to my Layout. Look for it down the right-hand side of my blog. That's just too good to get 'lost' in my archives. I could waffle on about it but it'll mean something to all of you so no need.

Mel also inspired me to get more REAL with my blog (hence the e mail, now removed...sorry Mel, just couldn't go THAT far...) & Joanne gave me my weekly dose of laughter...that girl...These 2 are just inspirational. Their blogs are so real, open & honest. Thank you! I really am enjoying what you have to share. I have also been having good chats with Heidi, all the way across the seas in New Zealand. We have been comparing notes on lifestyles...VERY different...but VERY similar...weird...

So, looking back on that just SHOWS me how important blogging has become in my life!

I spent a couple of mornings scrapping with my Scrapbuddy, Jax, & need to photograph & post some more of the layouts I have done recently, up onto da blog! Will try & do that tomorrow, but have plans for some D.I.Y (the scraproom shelving, remember?!) & need to find & buy a li'l bookshelf for my ever-growing collection of Scrap Mags...so the photos may have to wait a while. Also going to an Austen Powers Party soon so need to organise a "Groovy, baby!" outfit too...

Have had some Lowlights too, but will keep them for my next post! For now, goodnight! I've got places to go...people to meet...I'm off blog-hopping!

4 comments:

Vicki said...

Ewwww to being sick - thats just not right. Hope you are feeling better now. I do Whoo Hoot Wednesday where we whoo hoo about the good things on that day/week. Check out my blog - it all goes back to Janine, the links there.

topkatnz said...

OK ... some bloggers do have 'regular' weekly features as Vicki mentioned ... but, one or two regular things split up by 'random' posts I thinks is the best way to go.

Simply-Mel said...

Yup, the tummy bug has been doing its voracious rounds in our neck of the woods too. Fortunately not in our home....glad you up and about again!

Thanks for the kind words regarding my blog.

Ali always is a hot fav of mine. In fact, I scraplifted 2 LO's from her Scrapping with Patterned paper book just this morn! One is for KJ's challenge tomorrow. I also pondered that quote for some time and put it in my sidebar for a while. Poignant stuff.

Beryldene said...

Hi Helen,

Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog! nice to meet you - VITUALLY!! :-)

I got Sabrina's comforter from Mr Price Hillcrest, and at the time it was the last one, but I noticed this week they have got them back in stock and seem to have expanded on that range/story, so good luck!! I'm sure you'll find lots of exciting goodies.....

Love
Bee