Thursday, August 16, 2007

Because I have nothing better to do, and I need to find a life, I cut and paste this off Kazzy's blog. You pop an (x) next to the movies you've seen. If you score more than 100 you need to get a life. Here goes:

(x)Rocky Horror Picture Show
(x) Grease
() Pirates of the Caribbean - loved this
() Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest
() Boondock Saints
(x) Fight Club
(x) Starsky and Hutch
(x)Neverending Story
(x) Blazing Saddles
( ) Airplane
(x) The Princess Bride
() AnchorMan
() Napoleon Dynamite
( ) Labyrinth
() Saw
() Saw II
() White Noise
() White Oleander
() Anger Management
() 50 First Dates
(x) The Princess Diaries
(x ) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal EngagementTotal
(x) Scream
(x) Scream 2
() Scream 3
(x) Scary Movie
(x) Scary Movie 2
( ) Scary Movie 3
( ) Scary Movie 4
(x) American Pie
(x) American Pie 2
() American Wedding
( ) American Pie Band Camp
(x) Harry Potter 1
(x) Harry Potter 2
(x) Harry Potter 3
(x) Harry Potter 4
( ) Resident Evil 1
( ) Resident Evil 2
(x) The Wedding Singer
( ) Little Black Book
() The Village
(x) Lilo & Stitch
(x) Finding Nemo
( )Finding Neverland
(x) Signs
(x) The Grinch
(x) Texas Chainsaw Massacre
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
() White Chicks
(x) Butterfly Effect
() 13 Going on 30 (Sundenny 30-for all us Aussies)
(x) I, Robot
(x) Robots
() Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
( ) Universal Soldier
() Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
(x) Along Came Polly
(x) Deep Impact
( ) KingPin
() Never Been Kissed
(x) Meet The Parents
(x) Meet the Fockers
( ) Eight Crazy Nights
(x) Joe Dirt
( ) King KongTotal
( ) A Cinderella Story
() The Terminal
(x) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
(x) Dumb & Dumber
( ) Dumber & Dumberer
( ) Final Destination
( ) Final Destination 2
( ) Final Destination 3
( ) Halloween
(x) The Ring
(x) The Ring 2
( ) Surviving Christmas
(x) Flubber
( ) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
() Practical Magic
(x) Chicago
() Ghost Ship
( ) From Hell
() Hellboy
( ) Secret Window
(x) I Am Sam
(x) The Whole Nine Yards
( ) The Whole Ten Yards
(x) The Day After Tomorrow
(x) Child’s Play
( ) Seed of Chucky
( ) Bride of Chucky
(x) Ten Things I Hate About You
(x) Just Married
(x) Gothika
(x) Nightmare on Elm Street
(x) Sixteen Candles
( ) Remember the Titans
( ) Coach Carter
() The Grudge
( ) The Grudge 2
(x) The Mask
(x) Son Of The Mask
() Bad Boys
( ) Bad Boys 2
( ) Joy Ride (aka Roadkill - for us Aussies)
( ) Lucky Number Sleven
(x) Ocean’s Eleven
() Ocean’s Twelve
(x) Bourne Identity
() Bourne Supremecy
( ) Lone Star
(x) Bedazzled
( ) Predator I
( ) Predator II
( ) The Fog
(x) Ice Age
(x) Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
(x ) Curious George
(x) Independence Day
(x) Cujo
( ) A Bronx Tale
( ) Darkness Falls
(x) Christine
(x) E.T.
(x ) Children of the Corn
( ) My Bosses Daughter
(x) Maid in Manhattan
(x) War of the Worlds
(x) Rush Hour
( ) Rush Hour 2
( ) Best Bet
() How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
(x) She’s All That
() Calendar Girls
() Sideways
( x) Mars Attacks
( ) Event Horizon
( ) Ever After
(x) Wizard of Oz
(x) Forrest Gump
( ) Big Trouble in Little China
(x) The Terminator
() The Terminator 2
() The Terminator 3
(x) X-Men
( ) X-2
( ) X3
(x) Spider-Man
(x) Spider-Man 2
( ) Sky High
( ) Jeepers Creepers
( ) Jeepers Creepers 2
(x) Catch Me If You Can
(x) The Little Mermaid
( x) Freaky Friday*
( ) Reign of Fire
() The Skulls
(x) Cruel Intentions
() Cruel Intentions 2
() The Hot Chick
(x) Shrek
(x) Shrek 2
() Swimfan
(x) Miracle on 34th street*
( ) Old School
(x) The Notebook
(x) K-Pax
( ) Krippendorf’s Tribe
( ) A Walk to Remember
(x) Ice Castles
( ) Boogeyman
(x) The 40-year-old Virgin
(x) Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
(x) Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
(x) Lord of the Rings: Return Of the King
(x) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
(x) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
(x) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
( ) Base-ketball
( ) Hostel
( ) Waiting for Guffman
( ) House of 1000 Corpses
( ) Devils Rejects
(x) Elf
(x) Highlander
( ) Mothman Prophecies
(x) American History X
( ) Three
( ) The Jacket
( ) Kung Fu Hustle
( ) Shaolin Soccer
( ) Night Watch
(X) Monsters Inc.
(x) Titanic
(x) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
( ) Shaun Of the Dead
( ) Willard
( ) High Tension
( ) Club Dread
(x) Hulk
( ) Dawn Of the Dead
(x) Hook
(x) Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
( ) 28 days later
( ) Orgazmo
( ) Phantasm
(x) Waterworld
(x) Kill Bill Vol. 1
(x) Kill Bill Vol. 2
( ) Mortal Kombat
(x) Wolf Creek
( ) Kingdom of Heaven
( ) The Hills Have Eyes
( ) I Spit on Your Grave
( ) The Last House on the Left
( ) Re-Animator
( ) Army of Darkness
(x) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace
( x) Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones
(x) Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith
(x) Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope
(x) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back
(x) Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi
( ) Ewoks: Caravan Of Courage
( ) Ewoks: The Battle For Endor
(x) The Matrix
(x) The Matrix: Reloaded
( ) The Matrix: Revolutions
( ) Animatrix
(x) Evil Dead
(x) Evil Dead 2
() Team America: World Police
(x) Red Dragon
(x) Silence of the Lambs my fave movie
(x) Hannibal

That's 113. Apparently I still need to get a life. hehe

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

New furry babies.

We now have three little guinea pig babies.

The kids think this is very very special. From Left to Right we have:
Coochie (Oscar's), Spec (Lara's) and SmashMouth (Jacob's).
They are all boys (or at least that's what we were told!) so we shouldn't have the problem of ongoing breeding.

They have a hideously expensive hutch, but when the kids are home, they spend most of their time on their laps. Steve doesn't really like them, he claims they are too "rodent-like" but I think they are pretty cute.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Guess what...

I actually scrapped the other day! I KNOW! It was so much fun. Got stuck into the new Basic Grey Recess range. Just perfect for the kids school photo. I'm scanning it right now so I can share.

The work out the front of the house is coming along nicely. The front door is out of action at the moment, so it's all bricked in to make a front deck. The postie just knocked on the front door, and I greeted him with an amazed "How did you get up here?!". LOL He's very tall.

We spent a small fortune at the nursery the other day, and bought heaps of plants to plant out the border garden around the rumpus room. Hopefully we've seen the last of the heavy frosts, although they are quite protected by the wall and the eaves. Time will tell anyway.

I am having the hardest time choosing a colour to paint the house once it's rendered... We painted the garden beds around the perimeter of the back yard a lovely "bayleaf" green. I'm leaning towards that colour as it will look nice against the wood of the front deck and the slats in the fence. Part of me says, "a GREEN house"?????!! Ah well will give it some more thought.

Here's the drought breaking layout!!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Fun online goodies

Check out the cool Time Zone clock at the bottom of this page! I love it, as it's a great visual aid to determine what time of day it is with you in comparison to me. hehe I was referred to the Poodwaddle website by Carol, to see their statistic counter thingy. It is pretty cool, but depressing at the same time. Sort of feels like the end is nigh as you watch the Earth's temperature rise before your eyes. Yikes.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Exciting news!

I have news that I can finally share. I am now a "Barn-girl" at Remember When Paper Company! I am so thrilled. I have been a customer at RW for ages (we all need Bazzill, right?) and now I'm a part of their team. Thanks Kathy, for this remarkable opportunity.

I'm going to make the most of the quiet house right now (shhhhhhh, do you hear that? No, neither do I. It's peaceful here) and go get some card making, and well, even maybe some scrapping done!!

Have a good weekend!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Forgot to add...

I gave the new trampoline a go today. It is so much fun!! The kids thought it was the best thing in the world that I was jumping on there with them. We laughed and laughed until we could hardly stand up. Actually, Ossie couldn't stand up because a) he was giggling so hard, and b) we were jumping him around too much.
The pelvic floor muscles aren't what they used to be. The jumping combined with the hysterical laughing saw me having to empty my bladder a few times to avoid an inevitable accident. Must get onto those pelvic floor exercises. Those three kids in quick succession have taken their toll.
We have come up with a new game called "Brain Damage". OMG I'm giggling as I type this. It goes like this... The three kids lay down on their backs (stomachs don't work so well, as Jacob discovered) and they count to three then yell, "Brain Damage". I then jump as hard and fast as I can. The kids get tossed about - usually into each other - while I focus on my pelvic floor. LOL
It was honestly so much fun, and great exercise too. I was so puffed after just 20 minutes. Perhaps I'll get Steve to take a pic of "Brain Damage". I'm thinking it's something to have to see to understand how funny it is. (I've got the giggles again!)

Party time

Today we held a party for Jacob's 7th birthday. I couldn't help but be amazed at the sheer craziness of 7 year old boys. In their defence, they were all sugared-up, but still... A few boys were well behaved, while still being typical boys. A certain rogue element decided to up the ante and incite chaos amongst the others. Drinks were poured into the fountain, then cans thrown in as well. After I made them retrieve the cans, they were told there were no further drinks for the culprits. Jeez.

In spite, or perhaps because of, the above, Jacob declared it his best birthday party ever. And this is the main thing. My gorgeous boy had a wonderful day and came home feeling very special.

I finally got a pic of the "fence-in-progress". Not ideal lighting, but you get the idea. And you can see the sexy new letterbox. A friend came around today and as she was leaving she, jokingly, said she was going to put fingerprints all over it. Turns out you can't leave marks on it. Woo Hoo. Even better! The front of the house and the brick part of the fence will be rendered and painted soon. There will be horizontal timber slats between the brick piers.
Slowly but surely we are changing this manky house into the vision we have always had for it. Soon we will get to the inside and rip up carpets, polish floors, new kitchen, new bathroom etc etc. All comes down to time and the very important $$$$$$.
Hope you had a great weekend.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Thank God it's Friday

Phew, what an exhausting week. We've had our bricklayer here all week, with Steve working as brickie's labourer, and our front fence is taking place, as is another garden bed to the right front side of our property. We scored an absolute bargain on a new letterbox. It's not exactly the most honest we've ever been, but in our defence, we didn't realise anything was amiss until we left the shop. We chose a lovely stainless steel letterbox from amongst all the heritage coloured ones. We looked and saw that our nice shiny one was double the price of the others. We decided to hang the expense and get the one we wanted. As we drove home, Steve asked me to look at the receipt. Sure enough, the unenthusiastic 15 year-old serving us had charged us the price of the heritage coloured ones. Whoops. Bargain! So, our $230 letter box only cost us $115. I must go take some "work-in-progress" pics of the front of the house. We are also bricking up the foundations for our new front deck.

I put the trampoline together on Wednesday. It took me ALL day. I was so sore I could hardly move yesterday! Anyway, the kids love it. I am left wondering why we didn't do this earlier - thinking of all the peace I could have had. hehe Here's a pic of them in it, plus an extra kid (a friend of Lara's over for a play). And yes, that IS carpet on the ground. We aren't ready to put down turf yet, so the carpet is keeping the weeds at bay until we are ready!