Sunday, July 31, 2011

July 2011 Ultimate Blog Challenge

I thought I would challenge myself, perhaps get into  more regular posting and learn something along the way. I never in my wildest dreams thought that I would complete it.
But I did it!

Here is a list of my posts for the month of July 2011

A place for me to share my life, my loves and Heaven help you all, my thoughts Random is my mind, diverse are my posts. Highlight of this month would have to be finding out whether the twins are boys or girls

Blue Bird Wish

A fellow blogger in the Blog Challenge posted this who got it from a friend of hers several years ago.  Joni has adopted it as a guide for living her life.I totally agree and will adapt it to my life. Please feel free to do the same for yours.

The Blue Bird Wish
       1.To have fun
       2.To learn to make beautiful things
       3.To remember to finish what I begin
       4.To want to keep my temper most of the time
       5.To go to interesting places
       6.To know about trees and flowers and birds
       7.To make friends

    Women just do it better

    While the C-5 was turning over its engines, a female crewman gave the G.I.s on board the usual information regarding seat belts, emergency exits, etc.

    Finally, she said, 'Now sit back and enjoy your trip while your captain, Judith Campbell, and crew take you safely to Afghanistan '

    An old Master Sergeant sitting in the eighth row thought to himself, 'Did I hear her right? Is the captain a woman? '

    When the attendant came by he said 'Did I understand you right? Is the captain a woman?'
    'Yes,'! said the attendant, 'In fact, this entire crew is female.'

    Saturday, July 30, 2011

    My Top 6.5 posts

     Here we go, another challenge!A challenge 
    while doing another challenge, sheesh!
    Bring them on, why not the Earth may open up 
    and swallow me tomorrow
     These are my Top 7 posts (or now 6 with fave pickies), 
    or  for whatever reason, 
    I think they are as follows:

    Most beautiful post
    For no other reason than it is cake, it's chocolate and it has pictures! That,  and the fact you all thought it would be shoes! Ha, I do like to keep you on your toes.

    Thursday, July 28, 2011

    Granny meets the goats

    An innocent trip to Oakvale Farm with Master Loges was as usual with him, a learning experience, where he got lost only once, waved to me from the train going by (sheesh!) and generally tried to get into every animal enclosure available.
    Apart from that it was a good day out

    Mandatory Koala visit!
    Aawwww how cute!
    (Not local koalas, they actually come mainly, from Blackbutt Reserve  where they are in a breeding programme.) Local Koalas still run free here but this is a good way to get up close and personal. I prefer to see them in their homes.

    Monday, July 25, 2011

    Wattles brighten my day

    Well I did say it had been raining! Ducks weather on one side of home

    But then! Despite the wind and rain being relentless for days on end a walk out the front door (finally) and the Australian Natives prove they are far more resilient and bring Sunshine to my day

     Not a local but it does pop up all on it's own and it's leaves are fabulous for flower arranging (despite me needing to wear gloves or I get an itch from this one)

    Sunday, July 24, 2011

    Rainy days and food

    While enduring record rainfall, stuck inside, unable to go outside I have been inundated with food! 
    Some were from my lovely facebook family, others by phone messages and others via email so escaping all these yummies was impossible!

    Mouth watering the whole lot of them so grab a chin wipe or 2 and I'll share some, enjoy

    Golden Syrup Steamed Pudding

    Coffee and mascarpone layer cake 

    Whoopie Pies (sorry looked better before I did the taste test, but can now recommend highly)Excuse me, chin wiping

    Monday, July 18, 2011

    Gym? No thank you

    Although I have taken to walking nowadays, as opposed to being a high school  basketball state rep 40 something years ago, I decided it would be a good idea to go ahead and give the gym a try.Others do it and talk of how good it makes them feel.

    I called the gym and made my reservations with a personal  trainer named Brad , who identified himself as a 26-year-old aerobics instructor and model for athletic clothing and swim wear.

    Well, I am a butt person and this increased my  enthusiasm to get started! They encouraged me to keep a diary to chart my progress. Seems reasonable, besides it also means a new pair of shoes!

    Sunday, July 17, 2011

    Warning: A vent

    No, not an advent!
    Just a vent.
    After surviving (just) the three worst days and nights at Mum's I have ever had, returned home to a dirty house!

    Just not fair!

    Will be putting Mum into respite  for a holiday. Permanently is not far off but that is a very hard call to make on my own and right now I feel very alone.

    Thursday, July 14, 2011

    Oh My God. I so need these!

    Black Cherry White Chocolate Cupcake in a Jar

    Wednesday, July 13, 2011

    Maxine for US President


    Here we are, already discussing the future and

    President of the United States , beginning with the Year 2012.  

    For those of you who would like THE VERY BEST
     choice for President, 
    we have a solution:   
     It is probably time they have a woman as President too.

    One choice is a very special lady who has just about every answer to assist in helping major solve world problems.

    PLEASE give this a thought when you have a moment...

    Tuesday, July 12, 2011

    Photo nearly missed

    How easily do we miss the little things when our mind is not focused on anything 
    but the big picture?

    I snagged this shots when photographing  something else entirely.
    I am so glad I was still looking through the viewfinder.
    So amazed at what was before me I thought it deserved a share.

    A florist pin and scissors on my bench top
    So I am going to concentrate on the little things today 
    and see what other treasures are around me everyday that I am missing.

    Thanks for stopping by
    (Blog Challenge  No 12)

    Monday, July 11, 2011

    Birthday time

    My Birthday 2011

    I really am so spoiled!
    Lovely messages, phone calls, emails and visitors all made for a delightful day.

     My first one I opened was from my children, and scrape me off the ceiling, pick me up off the floor!Struck dumb (rare occurrence), no words for over 5 seconds . 
    Ticket to Captains Tour, Platinum A Reserve no less,
    I get to talk to the captains afterwards!
    I so love Deadliest Catch!

    Thank you my wonderful children!

    Just when I thought that could no be beaten: 
    Phone call from daughter 
    envelope was opened by them and babies are

    Saturday, July 9, 2011

    Twins mystery solved

    Well people I left it up to dear Mummy to be
    to tell me, or not,
    She decided on a Happy Birthday to Grandma


    Friday, July 8, 2011

    Twins scan July 8th

    Short, very sweet and straight to the point!

    Scan today after lunch,

    Text message from them: 

    "All Perfect"

    What more can I say

    Tuesday, July 5, 2011

    Twins decision time

    Okay people I have until Friday (yep THIS Friday) 
    to decide if I want to know the sex of the twins

    A roll of the dice or a toss of the coin?

    Ruby Christmas Tuesday

    Am i wearing rose coloured glasses today that make the whole world feel good?
    I had the best start to a Ruby Tuesday that I have had for ever. Well I may exaggerate slightly but, you get the drift.

    I woke this morning. a positive. and found I had slept in black socks
    I have flannelette sheets and the socks were covered in fluff!

    So I sat at the side of the bed and picked it off (Sock Respect Rule No, 36)
    and guess what

    My bedroom looks like it snowing! How cool!
    Christmas in July in my bedroom while the sun shines outside

    I love Australia

    Thanks for stopping by to the ramblings of my mind and what my world lets me see each day

    Monday, July 4, 2011

    Maxine's philosophy

    Four worms and a lesson to be


    A minister decided that a visual demonstration would add emphasis to his Sunday sermon.
    Four worms were placed into four separate jars.
    The first worm was put into a container of alcohol.

    The second worm was put into a container of cigarette smoke.

    The third worm was put into a container of chocolate syrup.

    The fourth worm was put into a container of good clean soil.

    Saturday, July 2, 2011

    .A walk to the Supermarket

    I see so many things when I walk to the shop, so armed with my phone I will give you a glimpse of what I see in my world on that short walk to the supermarket

     No Koala in here today

    Too busy looking up could be hazardous, but it wasn't today