We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
It is not just in some; it is in everyone.
[Marianne Williamson]

Friday, October 20, 2006

All in One


K loves geting her hair put up - she thinks she is so pretty with her hair up - and she is

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If I hide under here I am invisible - no one can see me now!!

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PHOTO CHALLENGE = AUTUMNAL BLISS! Calling all pictures of pumpkins, scarecrows, hay and leaves!

Ok the closest I could get to this was a photo of "Hector the protector" our scarecrow we had in Lalor Park - and the only pic I had of our scarecrow was at our Engagment party in 1998

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What else is a sand castle for?

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I know this was supposed to be macro but ehh :)

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Everytime K gets dressed in the morning she will run to the mirror in our bedroom to check her hair and if she looks cute -She is usually pretty happy with herself

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Internet porn

You'll all remember Steff's ants for macro Sunday's "TWO"... being busy with my thesis, I wasn't worrying too much about photo challenges, but I was keeping my eyes out for an answer - just not finding one... all the "two"s I saw were either boring subjects, or out of focus when I tried to capture them at macro level... then I saw this!

(clicking on them should give you a slightly larger image if you really want to gross yourself out...)

Doing it "fly-style"...

Note the foot on the eyeball ;P charming!

And on the next tree up, the lonely hearts club...

Look at those eyelashes!!! This one's really dolled up, but having no luck...

lol... ok, you can shoot me now ;P

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

manic monday (on wednesday ;P)

lol... don't have time to be here, but when did that stop me? some very important people have now agreed to review my thesis final draft, which means it MUST be ready to send to them by Friday *gulp* that's 70 pages of footnotes to sort out and 13 pages of bibliography... and I'm beginning to wonder if it's any good and expect to look like a fool in front of said important people... but in the meantime...

Manic Mondays

last week's and this week's...

To Sleep, Perchance To Dream

If you were to say that there is a period of your life that you dream about the most, when would it be?

not sure... lately when I fall asleep feeding the lad, I seem to be dreaming of a place called "Butternook"... large house with verandahs on a hill overlooking the sea, lots of flowers and a winding path to the door, green fields... maybe it's a past life... maybe it's a future home (*fingers crossed* lol)... maybe it's just my imagination, or something I've read... but I've googled the name and apparently it doesn't exist except in my dreams...

How often do you change the sheets on your bed?

Every Sunday... I even air the blankets now that dj shares our room!

If you could wake up tomorrow in your own bed, but in another place in the world (indoors or outdoors), where would you like it to be?


If you had to name the worst song to wake up to in the morning, what would it be?

ook ummmm Maggie by Rod Stewart... "Wake up Maggie, I think I've got something to say to you..." VOMIT

Bonus: (As in optional) If you were to have Shakespeare to dinner tonight and could invite one other person from history, who would you pick?

Only one? I love this answer I found in someone else's random blog ;P

Mrs. Shakespeare. It would only be polite plus then I might get the chance to hear them bicker.

Well, if I'm going to have Shakespeare, how about another great comic playwright... Aristophanes!

Land of Nod

What is your ideal time to go to sleep at night?

ideal? I don't know... I try to get there before 3am... especially as dj wakes me up at 6 and wants to play...

If you had your choice, what time would you get up in the morning?

I actually like getting up early ;D wish I had more sleep though... *growls at the computer*

How many pillows do you sleep with on your bed?

I like one feather pillow on my side... the yeti has two lumpy ones (lol... PILLOWS, people, what did you think I was talking about???) and when dj comes into bed with us at sunup to give me a little more snoozing, I put an extra one between him and yeti, otherwise he likes to pull Daddy's hair and stroke Daddy's shoulder... which is fine with Daddy after about 8am or 9am, but will result in a grumpy Daddy if it happens any earlier!

Are you particular about your bed sheets?

Yes, have to be cotton, and smooth... can't stand scratchy sheets!

What size bed do you have?

Supersize King at the moment, but the mattress is ancient and a little musty, and since dj is now pushing top and bottom in his bassinet, and there's no room for a larger bed beside ours, it is GOING! I've got a good quote for a lovely firm Queen size for us and a softer King Single for him that just fit in the space where our SSKing and bassinet fit now (leaving me a 10cm gap to open my wardrobe)... and I can't wait to replace them! Yeti's going to build the platforms underneath them (nice and low given the lad's new-found talent for diving headfirst onto the hardwood floor) and railings / sides around dj's so it will last him 10 years without us needing to buy a cot, then a junior bed, then a single then a king single as he's likely to outgrow them too fast!

Is that the size of your choice?

Actually, I'm going to miss our huge luxurious sprawl... but there comes a time when every good mattress should retire! I was watching a home renovation show once where a woman threatened divorce because she suddenly discovered that it was the marital bed of her husband's first marriage, so his ex-wife had slept in it before her... well, this bed was used by yeti's ex... and I've slept in it with my ex (no we didn't do anything... and I ditched him for yeti soon after)... hell, my dad's even slept in this bed! and for several years (when we slept in the small loungeroom which is now MIL's tv room) the mattress was a landing platform for an injured kookaburra and then an injured owl, both of which I nursed back to health and released after a year or two of happily living inside! No wonder it smells musty!!! :P

and on that note of tmi...

cya ;D

Monday, October 09, 2006

TWO TOO MANY - "Two little Ants met in a lane"

Another Photo Challenge with the number 2 as a word - this is getting ridiculous. There are lots of wonder ful numbers - personally I like 5 but even 1000 is adventurous - enough with 2 she is worn out and not everything comes in Pairs!!!

Anyway my macro two image is of the ants in my bathroom - I can't get rid of them - they plague me - these two are obviously plotting against me - you can see it in their beedy little multi facited eyes - there talking about me - they all are - THE ANTS ARE CONSPIRING AGAINST ME!!!THERE COMING TO TAKE ME AWAYYYYY....

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Thursday, October 05, 2006

Photo Challenge = Tower

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Half the fun of Building a Tower is Knocking it Down

Tuesdays Challenge = Water

Water - Dripping Taps - I am notorious for leaving taps dripping - I don't mean to I just don't seem to turn them off as tight as others - so it stops when i turn it off but after about 5min its back dripping
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Way Back Wednesday - Wheels

"Way Back Wednesday - I like your wheels man. We've seen the technology of the past, now how about some cars. Can't think of one? Look in other pictures to see if there's a car in the background"

My Nana's Van - How I loved that van - since my first ar I have wanted one and even now I see the appeal and this is my dream car - Hey what other car comes complet with a sink, stove, fridge, couches, table and bed...Man I want that van - When i was younger i thought what a great set up for parties - no need to worry about your ride home - Now I think - what a great car for kids and heading up to Sydney all the time.
You know I have no idea even what model it is - but I loved it.
Notice there is also room for your baby alive dolls to sit while you have dinner - now lets talk about fassion - red bell bottom pants, sox and sandles and a lovely knitted blue jumper
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Narcissistic Monday

As always, I have more gorgeous photos of him than I can use, so I can't resist sharing them with you :)

this is the one I'm using, only cropped better :) the one above was a VERY close runner, but is not so well in-focus for a larger display

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Macro Sunday - LOVE

I do love Macro Sunday - I think it is my favourite of these photo challenges :)
Have had lots of fun finding the perfect photo for "love"
Here are some of my favourites!