Sunday, October 28, 2007

Sunday, Windy Sundy !!

Hello Everyone,

It's been a week again, since I last blogged. Time flies, doesn't it. I have been pretty busy, as usual, and won't go into what I have been up to. Suffice to say, I haven't had a lot of time to blog ... darn it !!

It is a very windy Sunday here where I live. The sun is out, but I have had to put the outside awnings up, as the wind was buffetting them around, and I was fearful that they might be damaged.

It was a glorious, rather warm day yesterday. We had a 40th birthday party to go to during the day, which was outside, so it was lovely. Then in the evening, Chicky had a 13th birthday party to go to, which was at a roller-skating rink. She had heaps of fun, and came home exhausted. It is just after 10.30am, Sunday morning, as I write ... and she is still asleep !!

Daylight Savings time started at 2am this morning. I love Daylight Savings. I love that it is light for longer in the evenings ... it almost makes it feel like we have a longer day (although I know this isn't true). It allows for more time after school and work to do things outside. Lovely.

I have been busy scanning in all my wedding photos (we have been married almost 19 years). I thought it was time to put them on the computer, as I want to turn them into a Photostory DVD, like I did with our Cape York trip photos, and our Broken Hill trip photos, and also our recent trip to the Shepparton area. It makes looking at the photos more enjoyable, when you can watch them on the TV, and there are lovely transitions, zooms and music added to them ... it almost looks like you are watching a movie, rather than a bunch of still photos. It's been rather nostalgic, looking at all these photos ... 19 years is a very long time, and boy, have fashions changed !! And how we have all aged !!! It is also kind of sad, as quite a few of the older people who attended our wedding are no longer with us. The memories of it all are wonderful, though.

Ooooh, I got an award, check it out ....

Angela at The Life And Times of Gran awarded me with the Sweet Treat award. I am truly honoured to receive this award, and it is such a cute award, too. Thanks, Angela ... you are sweet !

Here's how it works:

1. Once you've been awarded the Sweet Treat Award, make a post and award it to bloggers who you deem "One Sweet Treat to Read" everyday.

2. Make sure you inform those who you awarded that they have won!

3. Grab the button and proudly display it in your sidebar for all your old/new readers to see!

You can read the history of this award at Trista's blog, The Pumkin Patch. I'm going to give this award to those that I feel it is a treat to go and visit, and read as often as I can. If you would like to pass this award on to those that you feel are also deserving, then please do!!

So, who to give the award to ....

Wow, I could go on ... I think 10 is enough ... there are so many of you out there who are worthy of this award ... gosh !!

Anyway, I had better get moving. I need to wake up Chicky, have some breakfast, and get her to a special dance rehearsal at 1pm this afternoon. I also need to do some washing, and some housework ... yuck !!

So, to all of you, enjoy the remainder of your weekend, and have a wonderful week.

( Oh yeah, we have a (sort of) long weekend next weekend (for the Melbourne Cup), and we are going away for a few days ... Friday afternoon until Tuesday evening. Can't wait !! )

Take care,


Raggedy said...

WOW! What a treat!
Thanks for the award!

How beautiful a day can be
When kindness touches it!
~George Elliston

You sure are a busy bee. I am glad your awnings held up in the wind. The party sounded fun. I bet Chicky had a blast skating. I still need to do a bunch of photo scanning I never seem to find the time to do it. You should be all set for the 20th Anniversary all scanned and ready to roll. You can call it the 20th Photoversary. I know what you mean about the missing faces that are gone from our lives. I have been feeling that lately as well.
Have a wonderful day!
(=':'=) hugs
(")_ (")Š from
the Cool Raggedy one

Puss-in-Boots said...

Hi Connie, you busy little Vegemite, you. Congratulations on the award, a richly deserved one if I may say so.

Your wedding DVD sounds lovely. I must do something like that with my Ancestors' album for the grandchildren. Hmmm, that's a good idea, indeed.

Enjoy your break and I hope you have a successful flutter on the Melbourne Cup.

Diane J. said...

I've had a busy week as well, Connie. ;o)

We're heading into our Autumn as you're heading into your Spring, but it's been windy here lately, too.

Hope you have a lovely Sunday evening and a great new week!

Love and hugs,


Nicole said...

Congrats on your award Connie. You are the most deserved for sure. The weather sure has been more like summer around here... and for too it sounds like. I am a huge fan of daylight savings... though unfortunately being a Queenslander... not a recipient. I wish it were the same all over Australia. It sure would make it easier all round.

Take care Connie.

Gina E. said...

Mwaaa??? Tar!! What do I do with it? You can explain on Tuesday! I reckon you could earn a living doing stuff on people's computers, Connie. That scanning of photos and making them into a slide show is so neat. How did the funeral one turn out?

Saur♥Kraut said...

It's hard to believe our kids are getting that old, isn't it?!

Yeah, wedding fashions years ago were rather silly, as were hair fashions. I remember reading a Miss Manner's column in which she recommends that you dress as simply as possible in a wedding, because that type of fashion will always remain somewhat in style. One of my friends disregarded that and had massively puffed sleeves, a very short satin skirt with all kinds of ruffles, and a long train. What a nightmare! Her kids still laugh at the pics today...

No_Newz said...

Congratulations! You really are a sweet treat. And I love the graphic, he's cute. :)

Congratulations on 19 years!!!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Our clocks went back last night, Connie, so we gained an hour.

Renae said...

What a neat award!!! Congratulations! Cheers!!

The wedding dvd sounds like a really neat idea. 19 years is a long time. I've been married for 16 years now.Time really does fly.

Gledwood said...

Just as you're talking about Daylight Saving Time... we go back to Greenwich Mean Time here, haha!

I've not been by here for quite a while... got kinda waylaid by life!!

Greeneyes said...
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Greeneyes said...

w , Meow/Connie (tee hee)
COngrats and Thank you very much , you know your a sweetheart! My Queen ! So nice of you to include me (feeling loved!!! LOL)
I must figure out how to put the little guy on my sidebar ,I have been fiddling with things again ,dear me I think it will drive me mad LMAO!

Chicky sleepin in huh!partying huh , you too , well a good time is being had by all over there,lucky ducks :)

and 19 years , well I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THOSE PICS , I bet you must have some memories flooding your heart , and a few laughs .!
Great idea though ,you can do mine next please LOL.
well hugs dear friend . hope your well and enjoy scrathing your itchy feet next weekend (*for those who dont know meow calls getting restless and wanting to travel having itchy feet ;-).
HUGS and More Hugs .
Do not hog the heat please , I am getting chilly , brrrrr!


Margaret said...

You do deserve an award, you post are always great and your site is really a pleasure to visit.
Cheers Margaret

Melinda said...

Hi Connie,
Thanks for the award I will work on it after the weekend if that is ok. Whilst we are away you can explain actually what I have to do with it. Glad all is going well with your new computer !! Happy Scanning Take Care See you Friday Night Luv Melinda

Val said...

What roller skating rink would that be? I only know of the one in Eltham. I was mad keen on roller skating when I was a young girl in New York - every Saturday morning without fail!

Enjoy the long weekend!

Dr. Deb said...

Congrats on your award, Meow!

PEA said...

Happy Halloween dear Connie, hope your day was filled with treats:-) I'm finally catching up with you, been busy the last few days and haven't had enough time to visit everyone...hate that when that happens! lol Congratulations on the Sweet Treat award and thank you so much for passing it on to me, I am so very touched that you thought of me!! I know what you mean about looking at older photos and wondering where the years have gone...I've been married 31 years (although separated the last 6 but still sharing the house...I know, long story! lol)and it's hard to believe that many years have gone by. Take care dear friend! xox

Viamarie said...

Have been very very busy these past months and am glad I found the time to visit old friends today. Just like in the past, I have always enjoyed reading your posts. I truly miss them all.

Happy Halloween!

Dawn said...

Congrats on you award!

The wedding DVD sounds so cool!