Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Fires in VIC

Like most Aussies I woke Sunday to find the world had changed for my Aussies and it would never be the same.

The stories coming from Kinglake etc is just beyond thinking. I think its a lot of little things that lead to this tragedy. Heat Wind etc. None of it makes any sense. And whilst I try to shield my kids from the news, they still know whats happened.

I like the idea of stores giving all profits for a day to the bush fires etc but I really don't like it when its one product. Most people don't buy one product so it means they make profit. I'll be avoiding these stores.

I was very proud. Jackson says he giving some of his millions to them.....10c

There's lots of fund raising going on everywhere. We'll be participating in as many things as is humanly possible. Kev wants to go fight the fires. But I told him to stay in case anything happened up here. Dad was asked to go down.......hes an army engineer. But there's too much going on so he can't.

I hope they get who started will be interesting to see what happens.


Sunday, 8 February 2009

My latest layouts

I've had this double layout half done for a few weeks. Seeing how the weather has me locked in the lounge room I was able to finish it off. Its such a simple layout really and I used a swap.....from some time ago. I have no idea who made it.....there was no name.

On another note. Its devastating the news from VIC. Over 60 people have died in fires. Its heart breaking. It makes you feel helpless as to what to do. I'll have to look into that tomorrow.

Keep the families in your prayers

Sharon G

Saturday, 7 February 2009


My home away from home now has a blog. It looks just like mine......great minds think alike.

Here's the link

I know its going to be a great place to find out about ozswap and its members.

I'll keep you posted on what there up to.

Sharon G

Friday was too hot

It was too hot yesterday to do anything.

After I got kids from school we went to mums. We stayed till late.

When Kev got home we decided it was to hot to sleep in our home. So it was a sleep over in the lounge room. The air con was on all night. First time this year. Or ever I think.

I'm so over this heat. There's a fire some where too so I can't got out. Smoke is a big asthma trigger for me. I'm really not interested in going to hospital. But then who ever is.

I have big news.

I'll be back

Sharon G

Thursday, 5 February 2009

My home away from Home

One of the swaps for February is a card swap. I wanted to make something that was my very own. Using my pazzles of course. I made my own cutting file from scratch. A cupcake. And this is the card I made. I'm really proud of it.

Oz swap is my home away from home. Oz Swap Till You Drop. Its a swap group in Australia. And I've been a member for quiet a few years now. I've learnt so much from the ladies on the group. But best of all I've made alot of forever friends.

Here's a link if your interested.

Back to the Heat that is Australian. Its 35 at 10.20pm

Sharon G

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

This should be posted in every school

Love him or hate him, he sure hits the nail on the head with this!

Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about 11 things they did not and will not learn in school. He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world.

Rule 1
: Life is not fair - get used to it!

Rule 2
: The world doesn't care about your
self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3
: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.

Rule 4
: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

Rule 5
: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.

Rule 6
: If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7
: Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8
: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Rule 9
: Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.

Rule 10
: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11
: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.

If you can read this -Thank a teacher!
If you can read this in English thank a soldier!!!

I found this whilst cleaning out my emails. I thought it was worth reading.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

It's February Already

It's February Already. Where did January go.

The last 2 weeks have been very HOT. How cool is this pic.

Last week all the kids where back at school. With a few changes of course. Maddison went to yr 7. She came a different kid. In a very good way. And Master Jackson started Kindy. It seems that having 2 sisters who already go made him very relaxed about the whole thing.....................HOWEVER he tells me he can't go Wednesday because he's going to the Markets.

I'm up at 6:30 to get Maddy off to school. Once she's gone its then time to get the other 2 ready. This may take a while to get used to.

How cute are they.

There growing up so fast.

Sharon G