Saturday, 13 August 2016

Its been a busy time


Who in their right mind willing does it?

Time consuming


Long hours

Can't wait until its finished

On the brighter side

We had a lovely welcome to the new home

With visitors too

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Excitment ...... not stress ..... no!!!!!

Exciting times are upon us

We have found a property to rent while we build

Very nice place with lots of storage space downstairs

A little small upstairs but we will survive

The packing has commenced

Slowly but surely

Justin's green scarf is finished

Washed and soaked in softener cause it was a bit scratchy

Cameron's multi red, yellow, orange and white scarf is started

Hope you're all having fun!!!!

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Hard Life - Brad Paisley with Joe Kindregan

A very special friendship led Brad Paisley to record his song, ‘Hard Life.’ The tune was written by Joe Kindregan, a 23-year-old Virginia native who had A-T (ataxia-telangiectasia), a fatal disease that combines symptoms of cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, immune deficiencies and cancer. Joe met Brad back in 2005 at a fundraiser for Team 25, which helps kids facing tremendous health challenges like his. The two sang on stage together at the event and had kept in touch through the years.
“I’ve known Joe for several years and he is one of my favorite people,” says Brad. “His disease is physically debilitating, but obviously creatively and mentally Joe has such tremendous depth. It’s an honor for me to be the person to give voice to his creativity and cause.”
Brad gave all of his artist royalties from U.S. digital single sales of ‘Hard Life’ in the next year to the A-T Children’s Project. A great song for a great cause.
The ‘Hard Life’ lyrics are inspired by not only Joe’s battle with A-T, but also by others with the disease who had shared their stories with him. When the songwriter shared his lyrics with his country superstar friend, they both realized they had something very special. Joe was in Brad’s Nashville studio to watch the recording and producing process, seeing his song come to life. Joe was ‪#‎LivingWithAT‬.

Joe is now ‪#‎ATfree‬. 1988-2015

Friday, 29 July 2016

Green Scarf

It's nearly finished.

Justin will soon have a warm neck.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

What books are on your night stand?

What books are you reading?

These are the books I'm currently reading.

Monday, 25 July 2016

Guess What???????

Starting driving again

Gary wants me to have a refresher course first

First lesson is booked for this morning at 9am

Going to be good to be a bit independent again

Saturday, 23 July 2016


I love knitting!

Knitting scarves is the most easiest thing.

They boys enjoy seeing me knit or crochet.

They understand it relaxes me.

All 3 of them asked in the last couple of days

if I could knit them a scarf.

So .........

Justin is first.

Green is his favourite colour.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Still the Tooth

So after having the tooth extracted I was still in pain up until this morning. 

I went back to the dentist and apparently I have a dry socket where the tooth was removed.

"Dry socket is also known as alveolar osteitis and happens where a blood clot fails to develop in the tooth socket as a normal part of healing, or if the blood clot is dislodged. Dry socket can cause an aching, throbbing pain in the gum or jaw. There may also be a bad smell or taste coming from the tooth socket".

It has now been dressed (tastes horrible) and I no longer have any pain at all.

Louis Armstrong: What a wonderful world

Tuesday, 19 July 2016


  1. 1.
    an unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain, or harm.
    "I cowered in fear as bullets whizzed past"

  1. 1.
    be afraid of (someone or something) as likely to be dangerous, painful, or harmful.
    "I hated him but didn't fear him any more"

One of the most debilitating emotions of humankind

Erodes common sense



If You Let It!!!!

Please don't let fear ruin your peace, happiness and general well-being

Fear is having a field day with what is happening in the world

It is destroying peace of mind

It is causing people to turn against other people

2 Timothy 1:7 - For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

1 John 4:18 - There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Not a Chevron

Well ......

Not quite sure what went wrong but its obviously not a true chevron design.

I don't know if I misread the pattern or I missed a stitch.

Will practice more and try again later. 

Family fun with the cousins

A rainy Saturday morning 

What do we do?


Both sound good

Thursday, 14 July 2016


Whoever thought

something so necessary

could be so annoying

So off to the dentist I went

A sore tooth I had

In the chair I sat

A sore tooth I lost


The tooth got pulled

End result

Tooth - 0

Jaw - lots of pain

Monday, 11 July 2016

Rain ........ again

I think its GREAT!!!!!!

I love the rain

It makes me think of

new beginnings

new life



The goats??????

they hate it

Saturday, 9 July 2016


What is better on a cold Saturday afternoon/evening then to sit back and watch some AFL
Lions vs Gold Coast

Friday, 8 July 2016

New Look

New header using one of my own paintings

Cleaner and clearer design for easier reading

Looks much better

I think!

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Chevron Rug

I'm trying my hand at a crocheted chevron rug like the pic above but in purple shades.

Wish me luck!!

The pattern can be found in Patons Book 1257 

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Today is .........



Some might say its miserable

I LOVE it!!!

A day to be inside and

read a book

watch a movie with family

snuggle down under the quilts and have a little nap


Don't forget to dance!

Monday, 4 July 2016

4th of July

To all of my friends in America 


A House ...... A Home

We picked out our house design

We've made a few changes

Flipped a few rooms

Added under roofline verandahs all the way around the house

Will post the final design when we have it fully done

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Where Do We Go?

Just before Christmas 2015, we were contacted by Main Roads to say they were interested in buying us out.
They had already resumed part of our property in July 2015 for part of a major highway upgrade. Who knows when they will begin.
Who knows when they will end.

Over the Christmas break we thought long and hard about what it all would mean. 
What would the construction do to disrupt our lives if we stayed? 
How would moving the kids from their current schools disrupt their lives?
Where would we go?
Would we buy an established house?
Would we build again?

We finally decided that we didn't think we could live with a year or more of construction with some days not being able to access our home.

The boys decided that yes, they could leave school and keep their friends. They would be happy to give it a try.

We decided we would buy land again and build.

So we started the process with Main Roads.

We started looking for property.

And look ............

Eventually we found a parcel of land that we hoped to call home.

That was 2 wks ago.

We signed a contract and started all the searches.

Tomorrow we start to finalise the deal with Main Roads.

We have our home plan picked out and have made our adjustments to it.

Now we be patient!

Keeping Up A Blog

Can be hard ....... for me.

I find I just get busy with other things in LIFE and then forget that I have a Blog to do haha

I'm going to try to do more. I make that promise to myself all the time. I need to honour it!

I hope to do many posts over the next few months especially as we are entering an EXCITING phase of our life!

Come back for more ;)