Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas is coming . . .

Christmas is approaching quickly (well in 26 says not that I'm counting or anything!) and believe me my family is already a riot! Lets see at a glance: Mum is already panicking about christmas day (we're having her youngest brother and his family over for dinner and possibly her 2nd youngest brother too her older brother isn't coming up this year which is kinda sad) and getting presents for all my cousins (she only has 4 left to go now so she can't really stress now). Dad is stressing about the christmas day service and the christmas carol service (as he puts so much to do so little time!). My sisters are just looking forward to christmas day, and me well I am the one in charge of getting the tree assembled and digging out the decorations (they live in the shed and are kinda hard to get to as you have to dodge a bale of hay and a whole lot of other stuff) I am also helping mum with all the other stuff!

The fact is Christmas can be a stressful time of year and for my family very stressful and we often loose sight of the real meaning, the birth of Jesus!
But here are some tips to stay sane and not loose sight of the real meaning!
  • Write a list of what you need to do, presents to buy, people to call. Hey Santa does it so what do you have to loose?
  • If your hosting a lunch or dinner ask your guests to bring something it may feel rude at the time but the chances are they will be more than willing to help out.
  • Get a good night's rest aim for 9 hours this will help you get more done in the long run.
  • Don't be afraid to ask for help! If your stuck on a christmas gift ask someone close to the person you are buying for, take advantage of the gift wrapping services that stores provide and at time you will most likely be supporting a charity.
  • Order your food online! This saves time and you won't have to brave the shops to do it! Many stores such as coles or woolworths/safeway do it for little or no charge.
  • Give your self a day off at least once or twice this makes for a more sane and relaxed you!

So please give these tips a try and remember Jesus is the reason for the season!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

10 things I can smile about this week :)

As always, I find it really hard to post 10 things as my mind switches off but here it goes!
  1. My grandparents are over from Melbourne
  2. I bought all 3 cd's I wanted!
  3. I vacuumed my dads car today for $5 (I needed the money I don't get paid till next friday!)
  4. I got a tan today.
  5. Christmas is less than a month away!
  6. Tomorrow night is song share night and I am sharing a song.
  7. I got 2 nice pairs of shorts and a denimin skirt this week.
  8. I have managed to get in some decent reading and by decent I mean I have read 3 books this week!
  9. I haven't seen santa once this week!
  10. I have been doing alot more exercise this week!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

To send or not too send that is the question!

I know if anyone is like me they hate sending christmas cards. I mean isn't it quicker to send a christmas email? And then once if you have decided to send christmas cards its all about what about the design! Do you go for traditional or religeous? Do you send a newsletter in the card? What about photos, I mean do you include just one or many or none at all? I mean seriously its looking very tempting to just fire off an email instead of taking time and effort which you can't really afford too at the moment.
Of course don't get me started on christmas presents! I mean if you come from a family like mine you have a few dozen relatives to buy for and that doesn't include family friends and various other people who you need to buy for on top of that!
But thankfully there is a solution! And its only a click away Shutterfly has made sending christmas cards and finding the perfect gifts alot easier! With a few clicks you can create great photo cards and photo calenders that your family and friends will love! Plus they are all priced well so everyone is able to afford them!
I cannot wait to be able get a closer look at the amazing designs and pick some to send to family and friends (it doesn't hurt that we got new family photos a few weeks ago)
So please head on over and check the cards and calenders! I can promise you won't be disapointed!
* Bloggers can sign up to get 50 free cards from shutterfly by clicking on this link!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

No pastry Quiche recipe

I cooked this recipe in year one around 10 years ago and recently I have been making it. It tastes great hot or cold. Its great for lunch (travels really well!) and for a light dinner. It is really quick to prepare (though it takes 40 minutes to cook)
Here is the recipe:
No Pastry Quiche (or impossible pie) Recipe
You will need:
4 eggs (or 6 small eggs)
1/2 cup of milk
1 cup grated cheese
1 chopped onion
2 rashes of bacon (or 3 slices of ham)
1/2 cup self raising flour (gluten free works fine)
what to do
  1. mix eggs and milk
  2. add cheese,onion,bacon and flour
  3. place in dish.
  4. cook in mod over for 45 minutes
  5. enjoy

Saturday, November 20, 2010

10 Things I can smile about this week

Ok I know I have been slack in blogging but please forgive me I will try and blog more often! But for now here are 10 things I can smile about this week :)
  1. School is over!
  2. My grandparents whom I haven't seen for 6 years ( They live over east and they have been building a house) are coming over on thursday.
  3. I got paid yesterday!
  4. we got a new vacuum cleaner one that actually works!
  5. I have clean sheets ( I know I'm werid get over it)
  6. My nail polish (on my toes I bite my finger nails) hasn't chipped.
  7. Its alot cooler today than yesterday.
  8. Christmas is around the corner.
  9. I have discovered 2 new awesome time waster sites (links will come in another post)
  10. My sisters are watching Glee by choice (they tell me they hate it)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Happiness is . . .:)

Happiness is baking cookies on a rainy day.
Happiness is eating a bit too much of the cooke dough just because you can.
Happiness is laughing when you accidently use the hand wash instead of the dishwashing liquid.
Happiness is when you can smile for no apparent reason.
Happiness is watching the rain fall and being happy because it is actually raining instead of just looking like its going to rain!
Happiness is knowing you can be your self and no one will care.
Happiness is feeling beautiful.
Happiness is being told you are the best for no reason.
Happiness is not feeling guilty about your life.
Happiness is knowing that tomorrow is another day and another day always means a new start.
Happiness is listening to your bird talking happily and not being told to shut up.
Happiness is knowing you can ramble on, on your blog because you can.
Happiness is realising that your favourite tv show is on tonight
Happiness is . . . :)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Christmas is coming!

Christmas is in the air how do I know? Well lets see here are 10 reasons I know christmas is coming:
  1. I got an email from my area co-ordinator the thursday saying that the paper rounds well get bigger and on friday we got a $36 round which is our biggest this year and our biggest ever on a weekend.
  2. the shops have christmas decorations up.
  3. the credit cards are already getting a good work out.
  4. many stores are getting out their christmas catalogs ( I should know I deliver them!).
  5. you can buy christmas badges at coles.
  6. I have spent the last 2 hours making ginger bread to give to my teachers at school which will go in christmas tins.
  7. the christian bookstore has christmas cards out (how do I know? Mum bought some).
  8. my Mum is already talking about the ladys christmas night at church.
  9. Its november which means there is just over a month till christmas.
  10. I am being asked what I want for christmas!

Yep I am pretty sure christmas is coming!

Friday, November 5, 2010

10 things that have made me smile this week:)

10 things that have made me smile this week:)
this week has been pretty good on my standdards! So here are my 10 things:
  1. I had an epiclly awesome ping pong ball fight at a friends party :) it was dark and I might've had too much fizzy drink . . .
  2. I have paid off my debts to my dear mother! (well not yet as she isn't home but I have the money).
  3. Dad bought me a book I wanted (its about cats don't ask!)
  4. I made cookies today in childcare :)
  5. I now have 2 plants (succulents) which are called Oswald and Winston (once again don't ask . . .)
  6. I have ordered the first stage of mum's christmas present!
  7. I found Maddy (she can't hide forever besides she loves me as I give her bikkies!)
  8. I got complimented on dinner last night (which I cooked!)
  9. My nice area co-ordinater warned me about the big rounds (as in lots of papers) which we will have to deliver this weekend.
  10. The chickens have not escaped so far! The moment I find a chicken in my bed I will SCREAM!