Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Scrapbook Outlet NZ has been running a 9 week challenge/celebration of all things Kiwi and today it all comes to an end. I haven’t shown you any of my efforts yet so be prepared for a long and photographic post.
Each week the challenge would be issued and we had 7 days in which to upload our layouts. I enjoyed getting some layouts done in reasonably quick succession.
Week 1. “New Zealand Icon”
Week 2 “National Colours”
Week 3 “No.8 Wire”
Week 4 “Remoteness” (use of white-space)
Week 5 “Beaches / Water”
Week 6 “NZ Song Title”
Week 7 “Sports Mad”
Week 8 “Weaving/Maori Design”
Week 9 “Mystery Product”
All participants who entered layouts and/or quizzes were award various points and if you reached 100 (as I did, only just) were sent a mystery product to be completed and uploaded by midnight tonight – 10th October.
With entries not being revealed until Monday, I will wait to show you what it was all about. Let me say this though – it was not something I would have purchased and not something I will purchase in the future but was good fun all the same.
Watch this space . . . .
Friday, October 8, 2010
Well – a few things have happened that have altered my life path!
My husband moved out of the family home in July this year and although we undertook counselling, and I thought things were heading in the reconciliation direction, he dropped the bombshell last week that he will not be coming home.
I was angry but now I am just sad and disappointed that he found it necessary to take such a drastic step away from his family. I hope he can find the peace and life satisfaction he is looking for and in the meantime we will build a new kind of relationship – one that I don’t really have a name for yet.
I have made the decision not to go on a benefit and my workplace will do what they can to give me extra hours. I can probably fit in an extra 5 a week, most weeks so it’s all good.
I am feeling somewhat in control of my own future as a single parent, knowing there will be days when I fall apart and there will be days that I wonder if it was ever any other way.
All in all, I am OK and Liam will adjust. Onwards and upwards and drinks on Fridays, I say!