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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Sunday Stealing: Over the top

Part One - Describe:

Your hair? Long and brown with blonde highlights.

Your mother? Crazy new age vegan.

Your father? Absent

Your favorite food? crispy Roast potatoes

Your dream last night? Can't remember

Your favorite drink? Ginger Ale

Your dream/goal? To be happy and healthy

The room are you in? Bedroom

Your hobby? Photography and scrapbooking

Your fear? Losing my family

Your TV? HUGE 52" LCD

Your Pets? 2 insane dogs Ollie & Champ

Literally hanging out!

Friends? I have alot of new ones since moving to the US

Your life? Simple but good.

Your mood? Good. Just ate dinner and am feeling content.

If you're missing someone? I miss my mum alot. She is back in Australia and its been almost 2 years since I saw her.

Your best friend? Is my husband.

Part Two - The Where's?

Where do you want to be in 6 years? In a bigger house with a baby hopefully.

Where were you last night? Home

Where did you grow up? Cairns, Queensland Australia

One place that I go to over and over? Around our property. It's wonderful to have something that is ours.

Your favorite place to eat out? Olive Garden

Wish list items? Cricut (Scrapbooking), Macro lens, bigger house

Last time you laughed? Not long ago. I laugh alot with my hubby.

Last time you cried? About 30 mins ago watching a news story about a Football team in SC who were honouring injured troops.

Part Three - The What's?

Something that you aren't? A liar.

Last thing you did? Said goodbye to hubby as he left for work.

What are you wearing? Nightgown

Something you're not wearing? socks

Your favorite store? AC Moore

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sunday Stealing: The Halloween Meme

1. What is your favorite written work of horror fiction?
It - Stephen King

2. What is your favorite work of science fiction/fantasy?
Now that is a tough one to choose. Let me say for Sci-Fi it would be "Battlestar Galactica" and for Fantasy "Lord of the Rings"

3. Who is your favorite monster?
Randall Flag - The Stand

4. What is your favorite Horror movie?
OMG! That is the hardest question ever! Um I can't name on. 28 Days Later or Dog Soldiers or Dawn of the Dead. Too many to choose from.

5. What horror movie gives you the most chills?
Horror movies don't really scare me, Signs is one of the scariest movies for me. Blood and gore doesn't scare me. Suspense is more scary to me.

6. What character from any horror film would you most like to play?
Alice in Resident Evil. She kicks ASS!

7. Freddy or Jason?
oohh another tough one. Well they have been in a movie together so I say both!

8. What is your favorite Halloween treat?

9. Ghosts or goblins?

10. Friendly-faced jack-o'-lantern or scary one?

11. What is your scariest encounter with the paranormal?
I truly believe the house I grew up in had a ghost. Our microwave used to go off by itself and my sister said the walls talked to her.

12. Do you believe in ghosts? Why or why not?
Yes. Don't know why I just do.

13. Would you rather be a zombie, alien, or psycho?
How about an Alien Pyscho Zombie!!

14. Favorite Halloween costume?
Vampire or Dr Horrible!

15. Best thing about Halloween?
Scary stuff!!

16. Person in your family who most likes Halloween (not counting yourself)?
My son

17. Are you superstitious?
To an extent.

18. Share an unusual Halloween story.
I don't really have one cause Halloween is new to me.

19. What did you do for Halloween as a kid?
Nothing, its not celebrated in Australia.

20. What's the best Halloween party that you've attended?
Never have been to one.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

WTH Wednesday: Rednecks

1. It is a common myth that anyone who lives in a trailer is a redneck. Do think this myth is true?
I live in one and no it is not true. I am so not a redneck!

2. Have you ever been to a redneck wedding and if so describe it?

3. What makes a person a redneck?
Anyone like Cletus on the Simpsons. I am yet to meet a full blown Redneck and I live in NC.

4. Do you know any rednecks or have any in the family? Just because your family tree branches doesn't mean you don't have a redneck or two in it.
Hubby tells me he has some in his family that live in Gastonia. I havn't met them though.

5. Say you had to enter a Redneck Games competition. Which event do you think you'd win the gold medal in?
No idea!

6. Does a mullet make a man sexy or skanky?
The only man that has been able to pull off any form of a mullet is Mel Gibson back in the day. But mostly they are not good.

7. Do you keep your Christmas lights on your front porch all year long?
We don't have them at all.

8. What do you think of when you hear the term muddin'?
That I must have misheard them.

9. Can duck tape really fix anything?
Isn't it Duct tape? :D

10. Know any redneck words?
Ummm ... 'mader?

11. Why is it that if aliens are looking for intelligent life they always seem to abduct the biggest rednecks?
Probably cause they are out late at night tipping cows.

12. Famous last words of a redneck:
Let's go cow tipping.

13. Finish this sentence: You might be a redneck if...
Your tires are so high that you can't get into your truck anymore...

Remember Whensday #20


This is my mother and me at the beach in North Queensland Australia. I love this photograph so much.

TOT: Guilty Pleasures

Guilty Pleasures

  1. Lindt chocolate
  2. Twilight
  3. Sleeping in
  4. Staying in pj's all day
  5. Watching silly shows like "Wife Swap"
  6. sweet sixteen powdered donuts
  7. pretty shoes
  8. buying scrapbooking supplies
  9. "Cookout" shakes
  10. getting my hair done

Monday, October 19, 2009

Ruby Tuesday 20/10

Hello Mr Cardinal

Red Cardinal in our front yard.

Heads or Tails - Stop/Go

No way!

This is a little gas station we stopped at in the mountains because I had to "go" so I guess it matched both choices!!

Heads Or Tails

Curious as a Cat #189

1) Among all your childhood friends, who had the parents everyone wanted to have?
Probably me. I only had my mum and she was quite lenient so I guess everyone liked that!

2) Do you have relatives nearby? Or do you have to travel a ways to see family?
I have none of my family nearby. They are all in Australia, with me here in the USA, but I have hubby's family close by.

3) Are you a saver or a spender?
Spender! And a terrible one at that. I need to get better at it really.

4) Show and Tell. What comes to mind first when you see this picture? Or, tell a story if it reminds you of one.

It makes me think of birthday parties and how we tend to celebrate them more here than I did with my family, which I am so grateful for!

Music Monday #20

This is my first time playing this meme. I love music and have recently discovered a bunch of wonderful artists so I will enjoy sharing them on here!

Currently I am in love with this song from Australian singer Lenka. It's called Trouble is a Friend and I heard it first on Greys Anatomy. I love that she is Australian like me!

That's My World 20/10

Salisbury Court House

The County Court House in Salisbury North Carolina

North Main St Salisbury

The view of Main St from opposite the Court House

Mosaic Monday: Pink

My creation

I decided to go with pink also, being Breast Cancer Awareness month and all.

Mosaic Monday

I ♥ Faces - Pink

241/365 - BRING ON WINTER!

I love Winter!!

Moody Monday - Listless


Blue Monday 19/10


My Nieces gorgeous blue eyes!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday #40


Yellow Jacket Wasp. I got bitten twice by one of these nasties recently! Was not nice!


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Sunday Stealing - ABC Meme

A- Advocate for:
Free Speech

B- Best Feature:
My Hair

C- Could do without:

D- Dreams and desires:
To live a long healthy life with my family

E- Essential items:
Internet and ginger ale

F- Favorite past time:

G- Good at:
Making people laugh

H- Have never tried:

I- If I had a million dollars:
I would help out family and buy a bigger house

J- Junkie for:
Anything to do with Twilight

K- Kindred spirit:
My husband

L- Little known fact:
I have a fascination with serial killers. I want to know as much about them as possible. I want to know why they kill people.

M- Memorable moment:
When I saw my husband in the flesh for the first time.

N- Never again will I:
be unloved.

O- Occasional indulgence:

P- Profession:
Mother, wife

Q- Quote:
"Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around" - Vanilla Sky

R- Reason to smile:
Family, love, health

S- Sorry about:
Yahoo Serious

T- Things you are worrying about right now:

U- Uninterested in:
Hurtful people

V- Very scared of:
the way this country is headed

W- Worst habits:

Y- Yummiest dessert:

X- X marks my ideal vacation spot:
Margaret River, Western Australia

Z- Zodiac sign:

Shutterday - Rocks


This was taken at Yallingup, Western Australia.

Saturday Six – Episode 288

1. Of your various email accounts, think of the one with the most cluttered inbox: how many “unread” emails are in it?

None. I have seeing unread emails. I am a little OCD!

2. How often do you make an effort to clean out your inbox?
That is a different story. I hate deleting emails except for junk. My Gmail is probably the worst.

3. Considering most of your accounts, which is generally the most full: your inbox, your junk folder or your sent box?
My Facebook folder

4. Who was the last person to send you an email, and what was the last company or institution to send you an email?
The last person was my friend Donna and the last company was ChaCha.

5. Take the quiz: Which Email Function Are You?

You Are Reply

You are friendly, caring, and warm. What goes on in your friends' lives matters to you.

You are an excellent listener, and you give good advice. Lots of people seek your input, and you're more than happy to give it.

You believe that social ties are important, and you never ignore a friend. You communicate as often as possible with those you love.

You always have words of encouragement, support, or follow up questions. You are gifted at keeping the conversation flowing.

6. You receive a forwarded email from a friend that you know to be factually inaccurate. You confirm this at a fact-checking site like Do you send your friend a note pointing out the errors, or just delete it without mention?
Yep I will tell them.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Camera Critter #80


A little critter I found on our fence.

Pink Saturday & Photohunt


For Pink Saturday and the "Free" Photohunt theme.

Saturday 9: Inside Job

1. When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A chef, then a medical researcher

2. Did you ever pursue that career?
In high school I wanted to be a chef so I took Commercial Cookery. Later on I wanted to be a Medical Researcher so I went back to school to do Human Biology etc but neither panned out.

3. If you are not in that field, what changed?
I got pregnant at 17 and became a single parent. Plus I wasn't very good at Calculus.

4. What is your current job?

5. What's the best part of what you do?
I have no boss!

6. Do you have plans to do something else down the road?
I would love to get into professional photography.

7. How did you get your present job? If you are a stay at home mom, how long did you need to plan that move?
I had no choice really. We moved to the USA from Australia and at first I didn't have the right to work, now I need my licence and a car which isn't that easy to get.

8. Did your parents influence your choices of jobs over the years?
not at all

9. What advice would you give your children on careers?
To follow their dreams!