Sunday, August 30, 2009

Project "just chuck it"

I don't have cards to show just now; I wanted to share that I've been working slowly at getting a few things in order. Darren lost his job in April and is still going to interviews trying to find somewhere he won't "be bored". *sigh* That's employer speak for "we don't really want you". Anyway, I've been rather glum about it all and been a particularly sad person to be around until I started going out to Westmead Children's Hospital as a volunteer with Play Therapy. Fellow Inkling Fiona and I travelled out two weeks in a row and sorted out our parking, volunteer badges, etc, as well as sat and created with some children having chemotherapy in both outpatients and the Oncology ward. After all my crappy behaviour for the last few months, I'm finally snapping out of it. I don't have anything to be gloomy about. I don't need to be an Eeyore. These kids and their families are going through so much more.

So I'm grateful that Darren is around so much. I've started running "Fun Friday" every week at my place (in an effort to get the housework going!!) and went and did some planned spending at Ikea buying some much needed storage, drawers for Ryan and desks for Ryan and Caitlyn. We have also started "chucking" with a couple of loads to the dump, scoping out neighbours recycling bins every second week to get rid of our overflow (we always overflow our recycling bin!), and a bit of tree surgery to get the yard starting to look a bit more friendly. Little steps and I'm getting there slowly - focussing on the accomplishments not the bunch of stuff left to do.

Okay, Universe, I'm now ready for Darren to get a job! Please? Pretty please? Wouldn't mind one myself - we'll see how that goes...

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Footy Fascination

So attempting to find something fascinating about the footy the other week while hubby was watching and seeking a cuddle, I started messing with SU colours to find out what his favourite team colours would be. Yo-yo Yellow and Pacific Point are the answers - can you guess the team? Here's the card which made my footy watching much more enjoyable!
And here's a card that has been floating around my mess scrapbooking spot for a couple of weeks. Its a cyberstamp challenge from fellow Inkling Alison (will try and track down a blog). She posted a colour challenge using her curtains of Pumpkin Pie, Riding Hood Red, Pacific Point and Basic Black (or gold). Inspired by both the striped curtain theme and the colour combo, here's my take on it using Faux Woodgrain which Jayne showed us at the team weekend. Oh, and Colleen, my bestie, suggested the puppies and sentiment cos she's a star!