Monday, 30 March 2009

Spring Cleaning Challenge Update

I'm so glad Monica decided to extend the time for this challenge. I've really been struggling to find the time to do any of my decluttering tasks and when I do have time I'm just too tired.

Hopefully over the Easter weekend I will be able to find time to do some.

Just to remind you (and myself) my goals are:

~ sort through the things under my bed
~ sort throught the things under my desk

I'm now adding:

~ catch up on all filing and recording business things

Every time I do the last thing, I tell myself that from now on I will keep up with things. That generally lasts a week (if I'm lucky) and then I go back to letting things pile up until my trays are full to overflowing and I can't close the tray drawers.

Snow boots

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Friday, 27 March 2009

Final Thoughts for the Week

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Yes, cats can and do read. I have a photo of my cat Smudge reading the Garfield comic in a newspaper.

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And this is absolutely correct.

Friday Fill-in #117

This week, I took the first sentence in 6 of my favorite fill them in...with the right words or even better, ones of your own. we go!

1. "In a hole in the ground there lived a mole, but not just any mole. This mole's name was Moe."

2. "I can't remember you but that ain't no matter."

3. "After dark the rain began to fall again, washing away all traces that we had even been there."

4. "Forty chest of dubloons from the hold of the Spanish galleon."

5. "There was a hand in the darkness, and reached out towards me, clutching yesterday's newspaper."

6. "Accidents ambush the unsuspecting, but the wise looks out for danger."

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watching Happy Feet and hoping Geelong beats Hawthorn in the footy, tomorrow my plans include maybe looking at more houses and getting a hair cut and Sunday, I want to once again have a planning meeting for GNG, fellowship at church and a quiet afternoon!

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Common Household Appliances

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Lottery Winner

I saw an interview on TV with an old farmer who won ten
million dollars in the lottery.

Naturally he was asked what he was going do with all that

He scratched his head and said, "Not sure as I know right
off. Guess I'll keep farmin' till it's all gone."

Received from Thomas Ellsworth.

Sadly in the world today this is true for a lot of farmers.

Friday, 20 March 2009

I would never have believed it!

Thank you to Monica for sharing this. Now I just had to share it with you!

Friday Fill-In #116 we go!

1. Why do we have to work all the time?

2. Many things are now habits.

3. I have a citrus intolerance that also extends to tomato and pineapple.

4. I had never heard the phrase "get a real job" and it not annoy me.

5. Someting should be done the way I always do.

6. How was I to know that I would hate my job when I started studing accounting.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to being at home, tomorrow my plans include house hunting and having dinner with my friends and Sunday, I want to have a great meeting for GNG, enjoy fellowship at church and have a relaxing afternoon!

Wednesday, 18 March 2009


This is the latest puzzle that I completed - well almost. Somehow there are 2 pieces missing from this new puzzle.
It was one of those cheap Kmart ones which I thought looked cute and might be easy to do. How wrong I was. Not about the cute part. About how easy it would be. It looks easy, but the horses and all the snow and snow covered trees were quite difficult. I nearly gave up, but my sisters helped out near the end.
Even the edge was hard. I should have known from just doing it that the rest of the puzzle would be hard too.
I think I've been doing it in little bits at a time for about 4 months, having to roll it up in a special puzzle roll after each session. At least it's done now.
As for those 2 missing pieces, I think I will only find them when I move furniture when we move house.

Monday, 16 March 2009

Good at or passionate about?

I've been thinking a lot about my career choice lately and have come to the conclusion that I have never been passionate about accounting - it's just something I do well.

That is probably the source of my discontent and lack of enjoyment at work.

If you have stumbled across my blog and are trying to make a career choice, please keep reading.

Don't do something just because you are good at it. Whatever it is will not give you satisfaction and you will probably end up regretting your career choice. Then you will feel guilty because of all the time and money you spent training to do that particular thing.

Instead, find something that you are passionate about and persue that.

For me, I'm still trying to find what it is that I am passionate about, although I think I have a pretty good idea, it's just completely unattainable at this point.

This is not a new concept. Try reading 'Twentysomething' by Margaret Feinberg.

I've also just discovered another book that she has written, 'What The Heck Am I Going To Do With My Life?'.
I've ordered it and will be waiting because it is exactly about the issue that this whole blog post is about.

Friday, 13 March 2009

Friday Fill-In #115 we go!

1. When I look to the left, I see my office printer, being noisy as usual.

2. My bedroom is the room that has the best view in my home (at least I think so).

3. Let it work for me to find my soul mate this year.

4. No good work is done dirt cheap!

5. The obedience of road rules is a responsibility that all qualified citizens must share.

6. If you have any great books feel free to add them to my library.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to stayiing home and maybe watching some of season 1 of Hogan's Heros, tomorrow my plans include going to the Stitches and Craft Show with friends and Sunday, I want to go to church in the morning and then have a lazy afternoon!

Thursday, 12 March 2009


An older, tired-looking dog wandered into my yard; I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home and was well taken care of.

He calmly came over to me, I gave him a few pats on his head; he then followed me into my house, slowly walked down the hall, curled up in the corner and fell asleep.

An hour later, he went to the door, and I let him out.

The next day he was back, greeted me in my yard, walked inside and resumed his spot in the hall and again slept for about an hour. This continued off and on for several weeks.

Curious I pinned a note to his collar: 'I would like to find out who the owner of this wonderful sweet dog is and ask if you are aware that almost every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap.'

The next day he arrived for his nap, with a different note pinned to his collar: 'He lives in a home with 6 children, 2 under the age of 3 - he's trying to catch up on his sleep. Can I come with him tomorrow?'

Friday, 6 March 2009

Friday Fill-In #114 we go!

1. Holding a door open for someone was my last random act of kindness.

2. Another place in the world I would like to see is Wales.

3. I am a complete novice in matters of the heart.

4. Coffee, tea or hot chocolate - your choice, although I would like to have tea.

5. Sometimes friends walk separate paths.

6. Our home reminds me that there is still somone who loves me.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watching Casino Royale on TV, tomorrow my plans include going to our monthly Ladies meeting with the Church ladies and Sunday, I want to relax in the afternoon after church and a Good News Gang meeting in the morning!


Ok, so you're probably all wondering what happened to the last 2 Friday Fill-ins since I missed them. Well, the first one I missed because I was saying good-bye to my best friend who is now in Uganda for several months looking after babies. The second one I missed because I was at my Grandmother's funeral. That has meant a tough couple of weeks of saying good-bye (even for a short time) to people I love.

On a much lighter note. This post is my 300th on this blog!!! That's so exciting.

Happy weekend everyone - and for those in some states in Australia, happy long weekend!!

Wednesday, 4 March 2009


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You know what's really funny about this? My brother had a cat who did actually like peas!!

It was great at meal time if a pea rolled off your plate and on to the floor - Chuffy (the cat) would go for it straight away and you wouldn't have to bend over and try to find it to pick it up! And you wouldn't have to worry about it being squished before you could find it.

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Book Giveaway Carnival

For those of you who either follow or stumble across my blog you may remember that back in January I had a book giveaway.

To date I have sent 2 of those books to a lovely lady in Tasmania. The others are still listed as available.

Today I stumbled across another blog where lots of people are offering book giveaways, and thought I'd join the Mister Linky list and add some of mine.

So I have joined the Book Giveaway Carnival.
Please drop me a line if you are interested. I have also listed the books at the top of my sidebar for quick reference.
Just remember that I am only sending to Australian postal addresses.