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Friday, January 20, 2006

I am okay... I had a BIG cry yesterday and had a nice chat to Mum on the phone about everything, and I went to visit Nan at the cemetery in Maryborough too. I bought her some beautiful cream carnations with a gorgeous dark red edge around the petals (she loved carnations) and then I had a seafood feast with my Dad and Auntie Ruthie (Dad's sister) last night for Ruthie's birthday. Mud crab, sand crab, and prawns...YUMMO!!!!! So, Nan would've been happy to know that I was feeling better...she hated to see me upset. I know she's at peace in Heaven, but it is so hard when the memories overwhelm you and you wish they were still here. But I know she can't be...she does visit me in my dreams though and it is nice to see her then. I know she's looking after me still ;D I haven't managed to take a pic of my canvas yet, so here's a copy of the photo I used on it of Nan and I my wedding in Sept. 2000.

Oh, I received some good news today! My "A New Me" layout has been requested by Scrapbooking Memories !!!!!! I am so THRILLED because I was so happy with that layout! I haven't submitted anything since my "Elsie" page was accepted, so it's my third layout to be published...COOOOOOOL!!!!! Can't wait to see it in print ;P

And I've been tagged by Julie Love again too (hey Julie ;P) so here's my answers Julie...sorry for being a slack-bum!!! So this will be a HUGE post, but thanks in advance for reading everyone! And stay tuned here...I have something exciting planned for next week! DETAILS SOON!!!!!

4 jobs you have had in your life
1. Telemarketing for a whole entire week after I finished Year 12 (yuk!!!)
2. Work experience for uni (6mths) in the pathology lab at the hospital collecting blood, analysing blood samples, and doing microbial analyses (LOVED this!)
3. I worked in a nursing home for two months over the Christmas/New Year period in 2004/2005 as an aged care worker - excellent work experience for my nursing degree but the staff were horrible...not going back there again!
4. Teaching scrapbooking classes at my local scrapbooking store...not doing this anymore (finish up in Feb) and am looking into setting up classes from home at the moment. I REALLY want to share scrapping with other people!!!!

4 movies you could watch over and over
1. Titanic
2. Silence of the Lambs (and Hannibal and Red Dragon - fascination with forensics)
3. Twister (fascination with storms lol ;D)
4. ANYTHING scary...just NOT werewolf movies (scare me to death!!!!!)

4 places you have lived(I have lived a sheltered existence ;P)
1. Mayborough (I was born there and lived there until I was 18)
2. Rockhampton (for three years to study a B.Sc (Biology) at CQU
3. Back to Maryborough again...yuk!!!!
4. Hervey Bay (lived here now for a WHOLE MONTH)!!!

4 TV shows you love to watch
1. Desperate Housewives
2. All Saints
3. Medium
4. CSI

4 places you have been on vacation
1. The Whitsundays - stayed at South Molle Island (3yrs old though!)
2. Canberra & the snow at Mt Blue Cow (LOVED skiing and the art gallery!)
3. Cairns (gorgeous!)
4. The Sunshine Coast (once a year since I was a fave!!!)

4 websites you visit daily
1. Two Peas
2. The Boxx
3. My daily blog list:)
4. Uni/nursing sites (note this will be no.1 when uni starts back soon lol!)

4 of your fave foods
1. Prawns (with cocktail sauce, of course ;P)
2. Mud crab (especially on fresh bread with vinegar and pepper...YUM YUM YUM!!!!)
3. Any kind of "Surf & Turf" (steak with a seafood topping and creamy/cheesy/garlic sauce...YUMMY!!!!!...especially with a nice side salad)
4. Chocolate mud cake (especially the one from "The Cheesecake Shop"!!!)

4 places you'd rather be right now
1. Scrapping
2. Swimming in Mum's pool
3. Sleeping (late night on the puter ;D)
4. Holidaying in the Whitsundays with my Mark

4 bloggers you are tagging
I think nearly everyone has done this one now so there's no one left to tag ;P


Anonymous JULIE LOVE said...

You are a good sport with the tagging Karen..but you LOVE IT...RIGHT??? LOL

Loved reading your answers :0)

I feel your pain about missing your Nanna. I feel it to and my Nanna passed away three months after my wedding and that was almost 16 years ago and I still miss her terribly. It will get better for you and just remember that it is fine to feel like this and also remember that if ever you need a chat....I am not far away :0)

and WOOO HOOOOO about another layout being accepted....but that is no surprise to me!!!


8:06 PM  
Blogger Peta said...

Agh babe now I wish even more that I was there to give you that hug!!! The carnations sound perfect!!!

I can see some of her in you - and your right I just know she's looking out for you too!!

Congrats on the page - that's fantastic news! :) [sure it will be more soon!!]

And BLURGH to all the sea food on your list ROFL - haha not a fan of sea food me - actually when my family would have prawns for dinner, I'd have a peanut butter sandwhich ;) [as I got older and wiser that turned into a hamburger! ROFL]

2:48 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Im sorry to hear that you have been sad about your Nana. It's always good to have a big cry though, lets you feel fresh and get all those emotions out you need to! I am sure she would have LOVED the carnations!

Is your secret that you have planned... to scrap LO's for 5 people??...
Cant wait to see what you come up with!

5:41 PM  
Anonymous Rachie said...

Karen I love the picture of you and your Nan on your Wedding Day it is beautiful, you really were a stuning bride she must have been very proud.

I was not at all suprised to read about your layout being accepted but I AM in shock that it will only be your third! Your work is sensational you do colour and design so well that really suprised me!

6:39 PM  

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