Friday, February 26, 2010

Week 6

Two posts in one day, think I need a bex and a lie down now ;)

Favourite for January

This layout shows my favourite photo from January. This particular day was just one of those great days. The sun was shining, everyone was in a great mood, and standing with my feet in the water looking out over the ocean just filled me up with all good things.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Week 5

Originally uploaded by jocfly
Better late than never, here is my Week 5 P365 layout. Elements by Karla Dudley, template mofidied Linda Roos. (In the Making blog).

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Crazy busy

I know that's a crappy excuse for not blogging for two weeks, but it has been fairly busy around here. Thankfully I am home on Friday and I have no outside commitments other than getting the family to work and school.

I plan to scrap some, study some, and get things back in order around here. Just got a new computer on the weekend so I am busy trying to set it up with all of my important stuff, (had to do the husbands first so mine has been coming along in dribs and drabs). Really looking forward to having my online life back in control again, and the best thing - its a laptop, and it is password protected, and my kids have their own computer with internet access now, so nobody but me should be touching it!! Yay.

I am still keeping up with my Project 365 and will upload my latest pages on Friday for you to see.

In the meantime here is one of my recent favourites:

Saturday, February 6, 2010


Originally uploaded by jocfly
Fourth week of Project 365. I am working on week 5 today, but its time for a change to the layout, I plan to vary the layout every four weeks or so just to add some interest, so week 5 will take a little longer to put together.

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Originally uploaded by jocfly
Just catching up on my P365 layouts, here is week 3, which was all about our holiday at the coast, Week 4 is coming later today!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

One little word progress

So I narrowed down my goals for this year into 10 general areas, in keeping with my word SIMPLIFY, and now that it is February I thought it would be good to look back at the last month and see how I went.

I want to exercise more.
Good progress here, I have done heaps of walking, which is simple and free, and am now back in the saddle of 6am rising followed by 30-45 mintues walking with my husband.

I want to spend more quality time with my kids and my husband.
Again I am doing pretty well here. I walk with my husband every day and we talk, uninterrupted by the kids. We are also getting to bed earlier most nights which leads to... being less tired and grumpy with each other so spending more time together (I know what you were thinking people!!). I am also using the time in the car to talk to the kids to find out what is on their minds. We also went camping together as a family for a week - really great quality time hanging out at the beach and around the campsite together.

I want to read more books.
I am reading for 20 minutes each evening before turning the lights out.

I want to finish my course and get my Bookkeeping Certification.
Fail. Have not done any study in January, this is one I really need to focus on in February.

I want to take more photos.
Project 365 alive and well. A photo a day, but most days it has been 15 - 20 photos a day.

I want to scrap more pages.
Have only scrapped two pages in January, both of them Project 365 pages. I am aiming for more in February, more P365 of course, but a page for each person in the family, and a camping trip wrap up would make me happy.

I want to write here more often.
UM, ok not so good here, but in my defence I was away for over a week, and I had intenet ish-ews for over a week too. February things will be different lol.

I want to declutter my house, and simply things around my home.
Hmmm OK that's another one to focus on in Feb.

I want to keep in better contact with family and friends.
Better but not great. We spent two days with BIL and his family at the coast, we had the in laws over for tea, we had good friends over for tea, but I only talked to my sisters once and my mum twice.

Funny as I was writing this it really helped me see the areas in my life that I am not paying quite enough attention to. I guess that is why it is recommended you write your goals down and review them regularly, now I know why goal setting has never worked real well for me in the past. Its not enough to just have goals, you have to constantly know what they are and where you are in relation to them - der... You can stop laughing at me now, I get it now lol.

So it looks like February will be about studying, scrapping, decluttering and blogging to improve things.