Friday, March 6, 2009

The Earth Moved

Well our big news yesterday was that we had an earthquake. 4.6 on the Richter scale. Just enough to make the whole house shake a bit. It lasted for a few seconds. The kids all came running in asking what it was. The dog barked and barked. She didnt like it at all. Coming from NZ we recognised it as an earthquake, having felt a few, but I was surprised to feel one here, as I didnt think Australia was prone to earthquakes. I checked the news this morning and they confirmed it was an earthquake, but not a major one. It was a bit eclipsed by the news that Collingwood had beaten Essendon at the AFL really.
So where did the week go? It is now Saturday and my last post was Sunday. The truth of the matter is called 5 night shifts. Yep 5 in a row. I have not really done much apart from sleep and work for the whole week. And now this afternoon I am going to work again! It does seem a lot doesn't it? But the agency work has been a bit unreliable lately so I am trying to take whatever they offer. Plus our other big news is that Mike and I have booked to go to NZ for 6 days in April. We wanted to go to Sarah's graduation but have been dithering (as we do). Finally I got online and booked the airfares so we are committed now. We are planning on fitting in a quick trip down to Gisborne to see Mike's parents while we are over, so it is going to be a busy few days. Michael (my son) has said he will come up to Auckland and catch up so we will see him and his twin sister Elizabeth. Can't wait! I have my new camera.. been off to my photography course so I feel ready to take Lots of photos. I better not say that too loud or they won't come visit.
I have been quite busy with some scrapbooking... I mean I do fit in a little bit of hobby time even when I am too tired for anything else. So you saw my desktop? 49 downloads! I was kind of stoked. Today I whipped up a QP with the same kit to celebrate..... Sara has been busy while I have been asleep and she has released her Spring is in the Air kit. Not only that, it is available at her new shop! Ok.. here is the ad that i was supposed to put up on 1 March... only a little late.
So if you go check out Sara's blog, you can have a look at it, and pick up a freebie. How cool is that? And tomorrow if you check back here, there should be a freebie here too!
Sara's blog And you really should check out the new store, because there are some beautiful kits there and the prices are amazing. Scrap that Idea
Just lately i have been playing with long columns of text on my pages. It seems to be my 'thing'. So today i made a wee freebie for you. It's called Watch your children grow. Click on the link to go to 4shared to download.
Here it goes in a page I made of Caitlin.
Of course you can't read it properly so I guess you will have to take the risk and download it... tomorrow you can have the qp of Waiting to bloom to match!
So.. have I caught you up on the important stuff that is happening for us. 1. work.. 2. mike started his uni course... daunting 3. collingwood beat essendon (i have to put that in because Ben thinks its important) 4. earthquake. 5. trip to NZ. yep.. that is the majors. Be happy, i will get back to you tomorrow. And i will show you some of our photos from the course....


  1. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 06 Mar [LA 07:00pm, NY 10:00pm] - 07 Mar [UK 03:00am, OZ 02:00pm] ).

  2. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Other post on Mar. 07, 2009. Thanks again.

  3. Thank you for this beautiful word art!