Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Fabbo Cybercrop weekend!

Hey everyone,

Well firstly Meg is on the mend THANK GOODNESS!!! After two rushes up to the hospital she ended up being diagnosed with Impatigo 'School Sores'. I ended up taking her to our family Dr -wish I could've gotten into see her in the first place, but she thinks it started off as a general bacterial infection and then she's picked up the impetigo bug from somewhere which made it much worse and more imune to the antibiotics.. From the last photos of her I posted it got MUCH worse, but is now almost healed and she'll be celebrating her 1st birthday this Sunday....I can't believe it!!!!

Happy Birthday to David (Dad in law), I hope you had a wonderful birthday!!!

Now let's talk about the ScrapLounge Cybercrop that just finished. Man did we have a great CC weekend!!! Heaps of LOs uploaded which are of course all gorgeous! Now we're just waiting on a few more votes before the winners are announced.

I even got all three challenges done shock horror! One was my example for my challenge but I also got the other two done friday night...I hadn't scrapped in a while and it felt great!!!

Here are my LOs

Challenge one was a sketch by Karen

Challenge two was mine - use mosaic technique and a shakespeare quote

my quote was 'Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none'

Challeng three from Sara was to use a summer photo with wintery papers or vice versa

ScrapLounge is currently looking for our new Creative team for June to December 08 - look in our Creative team news area of the forum for more details:o)

And welcome to our two newest ScrapLounge sponsors and

Sunday, May 4, 2008

I wish I could fix my baby

As all mothers will know, the worst feeling in the world can be when your baby is sick and you can't do a thing to make them better. Well Meggie has a very sore eye. It's infected just like it was when she scratched her face before Christmas and her whole eye swelled up like crazy.

This time there was no scratch - the infection just appeared after she'd been sick for a few days with a fluey type bug. It's not effecting her eye itself - although as it gets more swollen it is almost touching her eye ball. I've been to the Dr.s twice and have her on antibiotics but it still seems to be getting worse. I hope that she wakes up tomorrow with some improvements as I just feel helpless to do anything. She is actually quite happy though, which is the one thing that is making me feel a little at ease.

Here's a LO that I did of her the first time she got this infected eye, and I've got some piccies of her that i took today.

Now on ScrapLounge news - we are four days into May but obviously I'm behind the 8ball with all of my munchkins being sick one way or another this week but we will have the challenges and sketches up in the next day or so. We will also be announcing APril's winners in early in the week.

I just read this tonight - it's quoted in a cook book my mum bought me '4 Ingredients' which I absolutely LOVE by the way! I've been very clean and tidy the last couple of weeks since mum was up from Melbourne and I've been so proud of myself, but looking at the dirty dishes tonight and all the rest of the 'stuff' that needs to be done but hasn't yet....after reading this, i felt a lot better, and I swear it describes my 'today' exactly!

I hope you get something out of it too:)

A recipe for all Mothers

Today I left some dishes dirty;

The bed made at 3:30

The nappies soaked a little longer,

the odour grew a little stronger.

The crumbs I spilt the day before

are staring at me from the floor.

The fingerprints, there on the wall

will likely still be there, next fall.

The dirty streaks on the window panes

will still be there next time it rains.

"Shame on you old lazy-bones", I say

"And just what have you done today?"

I nursed a baby till he slept,

I held a toddler while he wept.

I played a game of hide and seek

I squeezed a toy, so it would squeak.

I pulled a wogon, sang a song,

Taught a child right from wrong.

What did I do this whole day through?

Not much that shows, I guess it's true...

Unless you think that what I've done

Might be important to someone

with bright blue eyes and soft blonde hair

If that is true, I've done my share.

Joanne Green