Monday, December 29, 2008

Oh Man ...

.... I tried to be as elegant and stylish as my skunk friend here .....

but I did not succeeeeeeed! I couldn't quite get the 'look'
I'm trying to get back to normal after the Christmas feeding frenzy and getting my home back to

'Home Sweet Home'

Please tell me I am not the only one with this seasonal dilema?!?!

Love and Hugs to all and thank you so much for all your wonderful comments.


Saturday, December 20, 2008

Challenge Fun ....

... over at ABAA with Linda and Rosie. These two ladies know how to keep us out of mischief!
This is my contribution to the Frame challenge. I chalked the background and stamped good ol' Mona and then used peel offs for the frame. The music paper was torn and chalked. The little butterflies were embossed. Can't see that too well!

I know I don't always get to do all the challenges but they are fun!

Have a great weekend everyone and hopefully all festive preparations are heading for the home straight LOL!

Hugs to all and thank you for all the lovely comments.


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A community service reminder...

..... from the Universe

Your gifts are innumerable.
Your insights are profound.
Your choices are endless.
Your touch is healing.
Your thoughts become things.
Your power is indescribable.
And you are loved and adored,
on moment to moment basis,
more than you can now understand.

Have a wonderful week and thanks so much for your comments!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Gauntlet ...

... has been thrown!

Cut and paste and throw down the Christmas Gauntlet on your own blog space with your own answers, if you dare to share!!!!!

As my friend Candace says, “I know this isn't everyone's cuppa tea, but you might be surprised how some of these questions take you aback.

1. 'Tis the Season to be? Silly!
2. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Both.
3. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial. Handmade by local artist using wire.
4. When do you put up the tree? Around December 20th but before 25th LOL!
5. When do you take the tree down? Just after January 1st.
6. Do you like eggnog? Haven’t tasted it! Can’t say! This is Africa! Cool and cold is the choice!
7. Favourite gift received as a child? A Barbie, can’t remember what she looked like! And a doll given to me by my Gran that belonged to my Mom which I have passed onto my Daughter.
8. Hardest person to buy for? No-one! Everyone has a wish list!! (within reason LOL)
9. Easiest person to buy for? ME ?!?!?!?
10. Do you have a nativity scene? No.
11. Mail or email Christmas cards? Both. Some are too far away and postal service stinks!
12. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Slab of chocolate. Don’t eat chocolate and everyone who knows me knows THAT!
13. Favourite Christmas Movie? None, not into movies!
14. When do you start shopping for Christmas? When I can get my grubby little paws on Hubby’s Credit Card!!!!
15. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Definitely NO!
16. Favourite thing to eat at Christmas? No, nothing special!
17. Lights on the tree? No.
18. Favourite Christmas song? No, most have been played to death!
19. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Home Sweet Home.
20. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? errrr No! Rudolph (only because of his red nose, not sure whether that because of the cold or the brandy or the wine?!?)
21. Angel on the tree top or a star? Star (heard how the Angel on the Tree got there, ouch)
22. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? More around Christmas Day lunch time when family and friends are here. Everyone brings their presents and adds them to the pile.
23. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Nothing! It’s glorious SUMMER TIME.
24. Favourite ornament theme or colour? No favourite – alternate between silver and gold with reds and greens thrown in!
25. Favourite for Christmas dinner? Braai (BBQ) with steaks, ribs, little sausages, ham and loads of different salads and breads, ice cream with a variety of different sauces.
26. What do you want for Christmas this year? I have what I want, MY FAMILY!
27. Who is most likely to respond to this? Not A Clue!

Have a fab weekend and week!
As always thank you so much to taking the time to leave such great comments!


Monday, December 8, 2008

If you were ....

......... all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.

I get messages at times and this is one I would like to share:

Just how much time do you spend thinking really, really BIG?
Good, very good! Because that's exactly how much of "it" you're going to get.
Some I question, some I take as is!
Have a glorious week and remember to love, be kind and be considerate.
Love to all and as always, thank you for your comments

Friday, December 5, 2008

This was ...

... the only image I could find (not very good, clarity wise) but ..

which could convey this message.

Three keys to more abundant living -
caring about others,
daring for others,
sharing with others.
William Arthur Ward 1921-1994
Have a wonderful weekend, be kind to yourself and others and thank you so much to all who have left great comments and those who have e-mailed.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

An Award ....

Thank you so much ........ Jaqi ........ for bestowing the “Marie Antoinette…A Real Person…A Real Award” award upon yours truly.

I would like to pass this award onto the following ladies, who each in their own way make my day. They make me think, they make me smile and they inspire me.


Have a wonderful Wednesday and thank you to all for the lovely comments.