Sunday, February 17, 2008

What I've been doing since Thursday...

As you may or may not know. We have put our house on the market. I've been working on a barren patch since Thursday and today we are almost there. Ant just has to get the water feature connected. Not in the photo.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Friday, February 15, 2008

Cancer Shavathon

The day is finally upon us. Tomorrow will be the deciding factor to if I do or if I don't. Right now with the heat today and trying to sort out one section of the garden, I most certainly wouldn't hesitate to shave it all off.

I have mentioned this idea to quite a few people I know. The only woman who hasn't blinked an eye or gasped at the thought of me shaving it all off has been close friend Karen in the USA, Texas. I love her attitude of 'it will grow back'.

Last year I was very keen and quite ready to do it but an interview at the USA Embassy and applying for my visa made me think twice about it. As visas are so hard to get I did not want to come across as radical or crazy and we all know that I'm crazy. LOL

As for my hubby. I don't think he minds either way. He asks me everyday is it going or staying. I tell him that I'm still deciding. Maybe I should start a poll in my favourite forum and get other peoples thoughts on it.

off to think and decide.......................................

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Some of my favourite blogs

Happy Valentines Day

Did hubby prove me wrong this morning and I was truly spoilt. Loads of flowers, some chilli chocolate and a novel from one of my favourites - John Grisham.

We have also decided to sell our home that we have lived in for the past seven years. Just fixing up a few things and hopefully onto bigger and better things. Like a bigger home where the kids can have a play room. I am allowed to dream!!!

It is raining cats and dogs here. Also known as bucketing down.

I have two marbles to photograph and show you. Back later.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Today is going to be a rough one. I have survived others so I am sure today will be no different. Hubby's view of 'we'll let fate decide' - just did not sit well with me.

With all that is going on, I started looking elsewhere for answers. Is relocating the answer?? I have no idea.

The kiln is on, still working on that marble for hubby for Valentines Day. Yep, another day he could absolutely do without. The problem right now is my mind is everywhere else but the task on hand and when making marbles ones mind has to be there or with any molten glass. Yesterdays attempt ended up with Brad - he's not complaining. LOL

What's happening in your world. Let me know.

Come what may, I will attempt to be thankful at the end of the day.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Just another day.....

Well the kiln is on. Had better do something today. Sort of looking like a deer who has been caught in bright lights. Ever had those days of feeling like that.

Changes are coming. I don't like changes. They unsettle me and make me grumpy. LOL

What will be will be......

Monday, February 11, 2008

One of the marbles

Thinking back, I think I remember swearing blindly that I had NO interest whatsoever in ever making marbles. Hmmmm, thank goodness we are allowed to change our minds.

The one that rolled out of the kiln and I attempted to rescue and put back. Well Bradley has falling in love with it. I think my boys are going to end up with a lot of mommies fugly marbles. LOL

Josh just thinks they are all his. Hmmmmm!!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Am I losing them, finding them or making them....

marbles that is.

Today was the next big step in my playing with fire career. I ventured into marble making, rather hesitantly naturally.

My infinite rim mold, book and hot fingers arrived on Friday and I could not let them sit there for months and months on end. So took the plunge eventually and made my very first marbles.

I think I lost one in the process or nearly did. The good thing is I knew it was round as it had no problemo rolling out of the kiln, bouncing on the floor and burning dog hair that had been shed at an earlier date. DO NOT WORRY - no animals were harmed in the making of these marbles.

Thank goodness I had Kare and Jodi's 'typing' voices in my head that should it fall out of the kiln (apparently something that happens quite regurlary) that I should not to be tempted to grab it with my hands. Oh boy was the temptation there. Here I am on my knees chasing after one hot marble and practically bursting into tears. Oh, and I had my hemostats in my hand - it was a small marble. The hot fingers being ignored to bits.

I tried to rescue it and I will only know once it is out of the kiln but I'm sure my other ones will do me proud.

Where to from wine stoppers!!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Maryann and Amy

This has to be one of my most favourite photo's of all time.

Family members in Cape Town....

Maryann outside the cottage
A well deserved glass of red wine.

Time out with Aunt Shell
Amy and Matt got a chance to touch a Cheetah

The Thomson family

Lookout point near Camps Bay

Photo's of our Cape Town trip.....

V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
The World

Views near Camps Bay, Cape Town

Hout Bay, Cape Town

View from our cottage in Hout Bay, Cape Town