Sunday, November 27, 2005

Beat the Christmas Panic

Last year, our Christmas presents arrived in Malaysia

a day or two late.

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This year, we're trying to make sure they get there in time, so off they went via the *crossing-my-fingers* US Postal Service last Friday.... and oughta be there in a couple of weeks!

Hurrah! Just wish that shipping wasn't that atrocious though...*sigh* We may have to ship Christmas off in OCTOBER next year..hehe..


Monday, November 21, 2005


Henry is officially 1 year old...

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Love ya, henry slobberlips woods.

Saturday, November 19, 2005


A hard freeze hit

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and lasted about 10 hours, and so my crops are deader than dead..*sigh* We managed to get some tropical plants indoors into climate controlled circumstances and those ones were saved..*double sigh*

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see ya next year, little tomaties...

Saturday, November 12, 2005

T'is the season.

We were brave..

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and got our flu shots today...

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Mystery of the Missing Kitty

Tuesdays are for Tacos

at Rosa's, with their famous Taco Tuesday

Last Tuesday wasn't any different. We got ready, met up with the rest of the family for dinner, shopped at Walmart afterwards, came home and got on with our business.

A few hours later, David comes around to my "study" and asks if I've seen Tabby in the last few hours. Hmmm...

We look all over the house for Tabby for a bit, especially his "favourite hangouts" when I suddenly wondered if one of the things I'm always afraid would happen, ( other than one of us leaving the door open and Tabby "springing free" - which he wouldn't, with the good food he gets in here! ) actually did happen.

I walked straight into the bedroom, opened up my closet door, and was greeted with a mess.

Clothes on hangers were now on the floor, clothes on shelves were also on the floor, and before I could even roll my eyes, a squinting Tabby ( it had been dark in the closet ) zips out of the closet past my legs and runs out of the bedroom.

Well, partly my fault for not looking more carefully before, and now i'm stuck with having to do more laundry than I had anticipated, not that Tabby had peed on anything, but oh well. He didn't seem too traumatised by the whole thing.

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Knackered Kitty

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Pumpkin Carving for Beginners

Excuse my enthusiasm,

Halloween being over and all that, but I carved my first 2 pumpkins this past halloween and like a proud momma, wanna share the results :)

*Please be patient as the pictures load*

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The Template, Witchy Poo

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Cut out the top, use scraper to scrape out the insides of the pumpkin

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Take a moment to prepare for what comes next...

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Paste stencil on pumpkin, use the sharp thingy to outline pattern on pumpkin, then use the saw to carve out pattern

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Witchy Poo in all her splendour, flanked by the actual FIRST attempt, a Chinese halloween pumpkin with the words Prosperity and jaggedy teeth..Bleh.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Happy 5th Birthday, Girl!

Elizabeth's Birthday Bash

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Can you guess her favourite movie of the moment?

(pssst: Madagascar..Kudos to Shana for a GGGGRRRRREAT cake!)