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Monday, May 08, 2006

What did I say?

That it wouldn't be ages between posts next time? Well, here I am a week later updating my blog...I think I just won't say I'm gonna do something by a certain date/day in future 'cos it NEVER pans out the way I want it to...GRRRRRR!!!!!

So much stress here lately which has seen me be awol again. Mark's having problems with his boss BIG time...you wouldn't think a big government company like his would tolerate bullying and intimidation being directed towards a worker by their boss, or that a boss's administrational error would result in Mark losing a whole week's pay???? So things have been hard for us lately in our little lives...finances are terrible and we are trying to pick ourselves up and work our money crap out. Thanks Mark's boss!!!! We could kill him...GRRRRRR!!!! Lucky we have my Dad to help us out a little...I love him to bits :o) Don't worry, our marriage is great...no probs there...we just have to get over this little financial hurdle. Keeping our spirits up though!

Well, let's start back at last Monday...we didn't get to my Dad's until Monday (Labour Day for us) and the kids had a ball playing with Pop. Lachie went for a ride in Dad's mini he's been restoring (remember???) and they looked pretty funny riding around the yard in it with no windscreen, doors, etc.!!!! Lili was too scared lol ;P The kids love Pop, and he absolutely adores them...we miss him heaps now we don't live two houses down the street any more, and I miss my puppy Tess who now lives with Dad, but we are only 30mins drive away and we still see him every week. Here's a pic of Lachie and Pop driving the Mini...



And here's a view of under the bonnet, which Dad has completed...looks pretty good!!! See the little "driver" playing racing cars??? Hehehe....



Dad's just finishing off the exterior painting now...he wants it all done by the time he goes back to work next Monday. He's been on holidays for three weeks, working on it every day from 7am-10pm almost every day. Gosh he's going to be so thrilled when it's all finished, and I'm looking forward to a ride too! Last time he took me for one was when I was about 10yrs old (20 years ago now!) so it'll bring back some memories, that's for sure!!!

Well, on the scrapping front, Nic's layout is finished (YAY YAY YAY!!!!!), but I can't show you just yet!!! Sorry to keep you all in suspense! And Moi, send me your pics girl 'cos you are next on the list ;D DT projects for Scrap To The Max are due Wednesday, so I'll be busy doing them for the next couple days, and I have something which I am really pumped to share with you all...details soon :o) Exciting stuff!!!!!

Ooooooooh, I was sooooo thrilled to be part of Kim Archer's online classes again last week! I created two layouts, one for each of the kids' albums. Here's a little peek...





...and I am doing Kim's other class on Thursday this week. Hope to see some of you there ;D Another ooooooh...the Creating Garden on 2Peas a the moment is rockin'!!!! So much cool stuff in there...really inspirational!!!!!! Lovin' it ;D

That's it from me...Nic's layout is coming as soon as I'm allowed to share it. And Mel, I'll get to your tag next post ;D Emails to catch up on and blogs to visit, so hope to catch up with everyone soon. Just wanted to post here first so that you all know I am still alive lol ;D Hope all is well with everyone! Thanks for reading my mammoth post girls and chat soon okay? :o) MWAAAAAAH!!!!! xx

13 Comments:

Blogger Janelle Wind said...

Hey gorgeous girl!!! I am so sorry that you have had such a tough week - money is so awful to deal with, especially when their just isn't enough. I hope things improve soon.

LOVE your Lo's - they both look absolutely stunning!!!! Hope to chat with you in class this Thursday night.

Take care my friend xxx nellie

8:01 PM  
Blogger Peta said...

hey chick- star..

Firstly I hope where ever he goes all manner of birds take a likeling to pooping on marks bosses head!! [even bats if I can count them as birds - hehe]

secondly - love ya, missed ya - but i know you're never far away and I KNOW you know I'm always here - RIGHT - don't make me come kick your butt again missy :P :P :P :P did I say that I love ya? Ohh I did well - I've said it again now :P hehe

thirdly. Can you come scrap for me??!! Gosh I wish I could scrap like you!!!

LOVE YA - i know i know hehe but I do.... just makeing sure you know it!!

9:18 PM  
Blogger NuttyScrapper said...

Hey great to hear from you!
Did you ever post me your pics?? Just checking cos nothing ever arrived? Let me know and I'll send stamps!! DH can get (steal) postage from work ;) hehehe shhhhhhh
Lou

11:11 PM  
Blogger Nicole Finlayson said...

Ooooo I've seen my layout and it is AMAZING!!! Okay maybe not the photo, well actually the photographer was good, hmm, anyway, thelayout Karen did for me atually made me cry. Tears of joy that it.

Karen you are amazing.

Hope stuff settles down for you guys this week, fingers crossed and how gorgeous are those layouts? Sensational!!!!

11:47 PM  
Blogger Karen Ridgeway said...

Hey guys!!!! Missed ya's too :o)

I'm sure things will be better soon...hopefully be all fixed up in Mark's next pay. Better be anyway!!!!!!! I tell ya, if murder were legal...hehehehe, jokes *evil laugh* ;P

No Lou...haven't sent anyone's layouts yet as I have been trying to find some time to do up some little RAK's for you all, and the money thing too! I'll send some pics to you with your layout...hopefully next week. I feel soooooo bloody awful!!!!! Forgive me?????

Luv K xoxo

P.S. WISH Mark could "nick" postage for me ROFL...be cool huh? ;P But he doesn't work at the post shop, he's at the delivery centre sorting and delivering :o(

11:56 PM  
Blogger Karen Ridgeway said...

Nic we posted at the same time ROFL!!!! So thrilled that you love it girl :o)

Luv K xoxo

1:00 AM  
Blogger NuttyScrapper said...

ohhh totally dont worry about it!! I'm not......I DONT WANT YOU TO STRESS!!!!
Lou

6:44 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Oh Karen! What a week you have had...you poor thing! I hope things are looking up for you this week... and what an A#*E Marks boss is! loosing a whole weeks pay would certainly hurt.

How cute is that little mini... oh reminds me of when I was growing up! (Mum and Dad both had mini's... were so cute!!!)

Chin up chicky! Thinkin of you!
Karen
xox

8:38 PM  
Blogger Shazz said...

stay strong karen...you are "good people" made of strong stuff.
and if all else fails, just keep scrapping babe.
love ya

xo

12:36 PM  
Blogger Moira said...

Hope the finances improve. (HUG) Fabbo layouts and YES, I'm at Kim's online class tonight - with you! YAY x

5:06 PM  
Anonymous janinek said...

What a terrible week you had! I sure hope it all gets sorted out quick smart! Money hassles are oh so stressful! Gorgeous layouts from Kims class.

12:25 PM  
Blogger Mel Diener said...

Well, seeing as you've had such a rotten time of it lately, I guess I'll have to forgive you on the tag lol.

Seriously, I hope things improve for you real soon. Money problems are so awful, it's horrible feeling so behind the eight ball financially and having to do all the catch up work.

Chin up, things can only get better sweet.

Mel xxx

2:43 PM  
Blogger Chris Millar said...

Hi Karen! Sorry to hear about your hubby's troubles at work! Hope it all improves soon!
Loved your layouts in the newsletter, sensational as usual! The one you did of Nic was awesome!

10:43 PM  

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