Friday, 28 November 2008

SYD November

Well here is my SYD for this month, I cheated for the first time and did piccy's from two days later as I wanted the celebration of hitting target, wearing the LBD and certainly not the piccy's from the 25th due to the two blog entries shown before.

day 333 and 334

Day 334
Prompt 334
The term crying most commonly refers to the act of shedding tears as a response to an emotional state in humans

Same problem as yesterday here Dee looking all blotchy from crying well was a horrid way to end a day thank goodness they are rare and short these silly rows about nothing.
Day 333
Prompt 333
Anger, angry
Anger is an emotional state that may range from minor irritation to intense rage

All I wanted was a couple of really good pic's of us all to use for my SYD and it turned into a major row, that's how stupid family tiffs normally are isn't it. Here are me and Dee trying hard to get over our anger but SYD is definately best left for another day.

Thursday, 27 November 2008

days 331 and 332

Day 332
Prompt 332
Laughter is an audible expression, or appearance of merriment or happiness, or an inward feeling of joy and pleasure

I had the giggles when I was trying to do the sad pic so this was much easier.
Day 331
Prompt 331
Sadness is an emotion characterized by feelings of disadvantage, loss, and helplessness. When sad, people often become quiet, less energetic, and withdrawn. Sadness is considered to be the opposite of happiness

I struggled with this one as i just am not sad at the mo!

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

day 330

Day 330
We are on the home stretch now, with only a few weeks left, before our year long project is completed.
This week we are going to look at our emotions.
Prompt 330
- Happiness is an emotion associated with feelings ranging from contentment and satisfaction to bliss and intense joy

Certainly felt this today when I opened my post as we've been invited to school for a presentaion evening as Dee has been chosen to recieve an award for her academic excellance in art, how lovely is that.

Monday, 24 November 2008

day 329

Day 329
Prompt 329
"If you woke up this morning, it's time to celebrate!"
-Joe Takash
What are you going to celebrate today?

You know that dreadful problem when you have the dress and the shoes even the undies but help no bag to go with the outfit and you're going out in it before you will get a chance to shop again! Well that was me today. But someone was on my side I searched all over Reading with Mum and dad for jsut the right bag and lo and behold in the last shop before leaving there it was! So I'm celebrating my outfit being complete for friday and finding just the bag I fancied, shallow I know but hey what's a girl to do.

Layout 47
Scrap day 327 and design your layout around the weather that day

Here's my LO 47 too.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

day 328

Day 328
Prompt 328
"A mind is a fire to be kindled, not a vessel to be filled.”
- Plutarch (46-137), historian, biographer, essayist
Whats filling your mind today?

Oh my poor empty head, all I could think of today was buying myself my first ever little black dress. I'm off to the evening wedding do of my SW consultant on friday and really want to look my best. I've hankered after a LBD for an age and now I'm only 1lb off target which I really hope to get on wednesday DH agreed I deserved this treat, especially as I can use it over crimbo too. Here it is but you'll have to wait till later on to see how it looks as I'm saving that for target achievement.

Saturday, 22 November 2008

day 327

Day 327
Prompt 327
"Baby it's cold outside"
- Dean Martin
Its freezing cold here in the UK, whats the weather doing where you are today?

I love the cold like today when it means a trip into Starbucks to warm up. The cream topped one isn't for me nor the mince pie but hey it's a better photo hey. We've been busy doing some more of the christmas shopping, really getting there now, the list is getting shorter.

Friday, 21 November 2008

days 325 and 326

Day 326
Prompt 326
"There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us. ‘Tis good to give a stranger a meal, or a night’s lodging. ‘Tis better to be hospitable to his good meaning and thought, and give courage to a companion. We must be as courteous to a man as we are to a picture, which we are willing to give the advantage of a good light. ”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82), philosopher, poet, essayist

This is a maxim I try to impart to the children all the time. I have been working on anti-bullying week theis week so have been earnestly discussing two wrongs don't make a right. Which I hope will start to sow seeds of scattering joy not pain. The piccy though is of my complexion beautifiers, well a girl needs a hand you know.

Day 325
Prompt 325

Live your life fom your heart. Share from your heart. And your story will touch and heal people's souls."
—Melody Beattie; author, journalist

I try to always do this, I certainly wear my heart on my sleeve and hence get hurt easily. I have however started to learn not to be too sensitive so maybe there's hope for me yet.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

day 324

Day 324
Prompt 324
"Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.”
-Henry Clay (1777-1852), politician and orator

It seems I have inspired more than my friends here on the 365 thread, my fellow SW members today voted me Miss Slinky 2008 so I as well as Lynne have the honour of holding this title for the next year. I am very grateful and my heart is certainly full of appreciation for those who nominated me and those who voted for me.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

day 323

Day 323
Prompt 323
"Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses."
Ann Landers (1918-2002); advice columnist

This is so true, the friendship DD and I share goes beyond love. We both know how to help each other as well as when we have fallen out how to hurt, but then how to placate and always how to tease. We are very lucky and I thank my lucky stars that this is so every now and again, I just hope it always stays this way.

Monday, 17 November 2008

day 322

Day 322
Prompt 322
"Where are You?"
Theme tune from MoonRaker

I'm busy and productive in my craft room that's where I'm at just now. I finished prepping all my christmas journal pages last night and tonight I've done the wc and LO46 as one and the same, so all up to date that's me.

Layout 46
I want to see lots of diamonds, bling. and glamour!

Here's my lovely glamour pic and it's bling, crystals as diamonds with my heart opened and me satrting to see the new me!

Sunday, 16 November 2008

day 321

Day 321
Prompt 321
"Casino Royale"
- Daniel Craig 2006
Are you a gambler, or do you play safe?

I love a gamble on the Gee Gee's or at a casino but for many years now the only gambling I get to do is this sort, mind you the really nasty horse racing game is pretty wicked.

Saturday, 15 November 2008

day 320

Day 320
Prompt 320
"For Your Eyes Only"
-Roger Moore 1981

A slightly cheeky one for me today, here's me all ready for bed in my Eeyore dressing gown, and the rest is for my DH's eyes only.

Friday, 14 November 2008

day 319

Day 319
Prompt 319
"Tomorrow Never Dies"
- Pierce Brosman 1997

Here is undoubtedly my tomorrow, I wish to eventually find a new job where it will look perfectly normal to wear nice clothes and make up every day. This photo kindly taken by and edited skilfully by Anna has just made me feel so brill today I'm back on form after yesterdays dip. My very kind friends made an enormous impact with their support and caring so that I know I will get there now and it doesn't matter how long it takes. Thanks to you all and you know who you are.

Thursday, 13 November 2008

day 318

Day 318
Prompt 318
"Never Say Never Again"
Sean Connery - 1983

I really need to learn to heed this warning, I'm better at it but still need to think before I speak. I have learnt at school not to say you waste my time and I'll waste yours as all that does is keep me in at break looking after whoever has fallen foul of me. But I need to think through the consequences for DD when needed so they don't cut my nose off to spite my face!!!

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

day 316 and 317

Day 317
Prompt 317
Sean Connery - 1964

This one is all DD's idea!

Day 316
This week, (thanks to a fellow 365er, Sarah,) we are going to be inspired by James Bond Films!
Prompt 316
"Diamonds are Forever"
Sean Connery - 1971

Here's my diamonds and they are definitely forever.

Monday, 10 November 2008

LO 44 and 45

Here's my Lo's 44 and 45 all caught up.

days 314 and 315

Day 315
Prompt 315
"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward."
-Spanish proverb

This lady is certainly beutiful, cannot be said to ever do nothing, and thank goodness for that! I've loved this project and am so thrilled that I'll be able to carry it on in some form next year too, I really don't want to be without it. Or the lovley group of friends I've made due to it. And that is all thanks to ou Anna, you're a real star.

Day 314
Prompt 314
Today is Remembrance Sunday here in the UK. A time to remember all those lost in wars over theyears. We show our respect by wearing a red poppy, and 2 minutes silence at 11am.
Take time today to remember someone, something important.

This is a very sad day for me thank goodness I'm away with such a lovely group of friends. I lost my very best friend to breat cancer ten years ago today, and buried her on rememberance day, so thankyou all for supporting me through this very difficult day. Even though bar Sal you didn't know you were as I really couldn't have shared yesterday or I'd have spent the day in tears.

day 313

Day 313
Prompt 313
As man draws nearer to the stars, why should he not also draw nearer to his neighbor?”
- Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973), 36th U.S. president

Definately close to our neighbours this weekend, and great fun it was too.

day 312

Day 312
Prompt 312
"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous."
- Coco Chanel

Well here is my effort for classy and fab, certainly better than last year hee hee.

Thursday, 6 November 2008

day 310 and 311

Day 311
Prompt 311
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
-Maya Angelou

I certainly loved going to Yenworthy with the children, and these arrived from a grateful Mum today to say thanks for helping her son though the week, I think that shows success.
Day 310
Prompt 310

"No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds - November!"-Thomas Hood
but full of colour! I love autumn. Show me autumn in your life today

I love this time of year, it's colours herald christmas to me and I just love it as long as I have time to do everything I want to do! I'm showing these for my colours as I'm deep in the planning stages for this years celebrations.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

day 309

Day 309
Prompt 309
"Happiness is the best facelift." -
Diana Krall, quoting Joni Mitchell

Happiness is being a size 10! It's result is definitely a facelift for me!!!!

Monday, 3 November 2008

day 308

Day 308
Prompt 308
Is it the Monday morning blues for you, or the start of a fresh new week of anticipation?

Well I bounced out of bed to walk Ollie this morning at 6.30. I then fiddled around until it was time to take Mum and dad out. I had a smashing time out shopping for a nice outfit for going out so am now the proud owner of a skirt!!! So no monday morning blues for me, that comes on tuesdays for me.

Sunday, 2 November 2008

day 307

Day 307
Prompt 307
Sunday, day of rest. I will be teaching today, what will you get up to?

Well it's a kayaking day followed by catching up on the cooking. A roast for all of us and chilli to fill the freezer for Mum and Dad. Lasagne's were all done yesterday and the curry earlier in the week so that should see them through a few weeks.

Saturday, 1 November 2008

day 305 and 306

Day 306
Prompt 306
Its the weekend, whats a typical saturday for you ?

Jobs and more jobs is a typical saturday for me. But this one is spent trying to get ahead with the xmas shopping as I can't bear doing any major pressie buying under the pressure of the crowds. I spotted this display in Kingston yesterday afternoon when I started this years haul.
Day 305
Prompt 305
Yikes no idea what happened to todays post! Its Halloween, and I will confess to no SP. Show me what you got up to today!

The last day of the end of term hol's so taday was a family day spent exploring Hampton Court, which was fab and a real treat for my Henry VIIIth mad DD, but boy was it cold.