Saturday, November 29, 2008

Nights in Rodanthe

I recently read a book by Nicholas Sparks- not that I picked it out for any reason other than I was trawling the library shelves and just took pot luck. Really enjoyed it so looked for some more ... and ... lo and behold... I find " Nights in Rodanthe"!. Then I do a google search and find he's had lots of books made into movies- 'Message in a Bottle' & 'The Notebook' are just a couple. After Deb's vitriolic assessment of the movie I'll be interested to see what it's like. I'll give my critique just as soon as I can!

Friday, November 21, 2008

One more week!

One more week of tafe and then that's it- maybe forever! I've so enjoyed this year of teaching adults but in their wisdom they've scrapped this course which is really disappointing to both staff and definitely the students. They have been a great bunch of people to work with- very enthused and heaps of fun. This was a year I didn't expect so I suppose I will look at it as a bonus. We'll see what the new year brings as far as work goes. I'm enjoying the gym, especially my 50's group but there is still room for other work if it appears!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Dress!!

This is 'the dress' after the event when we got back home. I think I was trying a triceppy thing and failing dismally but at least it looks a bit more animated than the other pics! I had some great group shots which I would have loved to have posted on here but I do hesitate when the rest of the group haven't given permission. I would paste this blog with pictures of my kids and grandchildren if I could- but I guess privacy can be an issue

Anyway- a fabulous night. A lovely wedding- very moving, very well planned and an early finish which was good for a Sunday night. I felt good in my dress but I thinkI may have lost it as my daughter was eyeing it off!!! lol

Friday, November 14, 2008

Def 'Last Minute'!! the 11th hour....I finally found 'the dress'! I've been hunting for weeks now for a dress for the wedding on Sunday and had come to the conclusion that there was no dress in this hemisphere that I could possibly wear. Well.... maybe I was a bit hasty in my assessment cos today I had the briefest of looks and found something that seems to fit all needs!
1. not black
2. not flouncy, too gathered or frilly
3. not a tie belt at the back
4. not too tight
5, not too voluminous
6. there's lots of 'nots' aren' t there??

Anyway I found it and when I can I'll post a pic on here. Suffice to say- its a purply blue satiny type of dress, not too 'foofy' and basically fits ( but only if I wear my most padded bra with inserts - which is really sad as the dress is already only a size 8!!) I like it.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Guess what??????

Exciting news folks- I'm going to be a granny again!!!! Baby number 3- due in July!!
How good is that?

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

More mistakes!

Strewth! I must have been having a senior nanna nap in number 3!!
inadvertently should read inadvertAntly!!!!

Spelling test

Reason Number 3- should read 'TOO big'!! I hate spelling errors!!

My Pants are falling down!

I haven't eaten chocolate for about a month now and no longer crave it! YIPPEE! I now find my clothes are a lot looser and my pants keep falling down! I've also started a 'sort of 12 week challenge' with a friend ( may have mentioned that about 3 weeks ago!). Haven't been all that committed but I have tried to keep the exercise up and THINK about what I put in my mouth. I guess my looser pants could be because
1. I'm exercising more effectively and consistently and burning heaps of calories
2. I'm being extra good about what I eat.
3. I've inadvertently bought pants a size to big
4. They're making all the sizes bigger.
5. I ate so much chocolate before that just cutting that out has reduced my calorie intake ENORMOUSLY!!

Sad to say- I opt for reason number 5!!!

Sunday, November 02, 2008

These are my latest acquisitions!

Fancy shoes that I just couldn't resist! Gotmy nephew's wedding to go to in just two weeks. I've hunted and hunted for a dress but came up with zilch!! I think these babies will brighten up my LBD ( of which I have several that will be eminently suitable)!!

This was a more useful purchase. Very needed and now we have no excuse for poorly vacuumed floors!

Saturday, November 01, 2008


I did it!!!!!!