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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Someone else is giving stuff away

This time, it is a rather cute redwork pattern, being given away by Lynette Anderson Designs ... although if you are reading this post any later than the day I am posting it you will probably be too late to be in the running ... oops? - but I only just found out about this myself (or I would have posted it sooner) - and I want to win it so I can give it to someone I know, because I know they want it ...

... but even if it is too late to enter - her site is worth visiting for all the other cute designs there ... including a free BOM (Block Of the Month) that I am very tempted to join in with (or at least download the patterns so I can try and catch up later in the year when I have time), or at least to see the picture of Hugo giving everyone "that" look, with his cute puppy dog eyes!

btw, Hugo has "puppy dog eyes" because he is a dog ... lol

"what on Earth are 'puppy dog eyes'?" and "what do you mean by 'that' look?" you ask?

well ...

as they say on the cooking shows "here is one I prepared earlier" ...

This photo was taken about a year ago - it is Diesel, just after I had given him a bath ... I think he might have been saying "why did you bath me when I had just got nice and smelly at last?" or [noticing the spiky look to the hair on top of his head - more noticable if you click on the photo and look at the full size version] maybe he was saying "did you really have to give me that hair do?" ... but most likely he was saying "ok, now that I have had a bath - when do I get to go for a walk and see if I can find something to roll in so I can start to smell 'doggy' again?"
hmmm ... that reminds me - the quilt on the chair behind Diesel - the one that he has been sleeping on! (I put it there to make the chair look nicer for visitors, but the dog thought it was put there just for him) - is the one I have just entered in the quilt exhibition (I didn't have a recently finished bed quilt to enter, and we are allowed to enter something we made ages ago provided it has not already been in there before, which it hasn't, and provided it still looks newish and is clean) ... and yes I knew it would need a wash if I was going to exhibit it ... and I checked to make sure it was only the washable kind of grotty (a few dog hairs and not much else) rather than stained or anything ... but I DO need to wash it - and today would have been a good day because it is nice and sunny and windy ... but there is not a lot of today left (not the sunny part anyway) ... but ... I might wash it now anyway ... it should still get at least half dry outside in the wind, then I can bring it inside and put it somewhere to finish drying (which it will do with the central heating ;-) I just have to make sure I put it somewhere that the dog, or the cat, can't lie on it! LOL
anyway ... I had better go wash that quilt ... lol

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Blogging in strange places ...

where? - at work! LOL

- but it is ok - I am not supposed to be working right now - I am logged on as a "student" in a computer classroom, because I have been learning about stuff with a group of teachers.

I really should go and have afternoon tea ... but decided to do this first ... except this computer/network/something is so darn slow ...

... it also wouldn't let me add the picture, so I am cheating and finishing this post off a couple of hours later at home.

hmmm ... now where was I?

We were learning how to make forms using Microsux Word ... I saved mine and g-mailed it home

(yes I used g-mail not my work e-mail - had to log in to my g-mail online and use that because we don't have access to our staff e-mail/etc when we are on the student network - the student and staff networks are totally separate ... all very complicated sounding but it makes sense - what teacher/etc would want the students being able to get anywhere near their e-mail and stuff?! lol)

anyway ... as I was saying ... I did a screen shot and was going to post it to my blog before I went and had afternoon tea (if you can call a couple bits of slice at about 5pm "afternoon tea") it might have been a glitch with blogger, but more likely it was because so many things are blocked/not allowed on the student network that I woldn't let me - either way, I couldn't post the picture in here (oddly enough it let me log in here ok ... but the other window that opens when you want to upload a picture sort of half opened for a second and then closed itself/vanished) ... so I opened it from the e-mail I sent myself and took a screen shot of it just now - and here it is:

really exciting isn't it? ... NOT! LOL

... wasn't worth all the effort of sending it here was it? ... but I needed an excuse to post something silly to my blog ... lol

I wonder if I will remember how to do it if I ever actually need to create a form in Word? ... lol

(I wonder if it even works the same way in the different version of Word that is on this computer? ... not that I am very likely to need to creat a form anyway ... the thing I learnt about after "afternoon tea" might be more useful though - we messed around with Microsux Access ... and I actually DO need to create a database at work, so now I know one way I can do it ;-)

Anyway ... I had better post this and go and put the biscuits, that I just baked, into the tin (I had to leave them to cool down a bit first) so I can put them with my bag I take to work so that I won't forget them in the morning - because it is the Science faculty providing the food for morning tea tomorrow, and I am part of the Science faculty ... (we don't have food every morning tea - just every 2 weeks - on the Friday when it is pay week).

yes - this is probably the world's most pointless blog post, and probably wasn't worth reading ... but it does serve one purpose - it lets anyone mad enough to actually want to read my blog know that I am still alive ... hopefully I will post something a bit more interesting soon ...

I suppose I could post something more interesting in here now ... well - it is interesting if you like moths:

... this gorgeous little moth was on the lounge room wall the other night ... spotted by DH while I just happened to be playing with the new digital camera that DH bought the day before (he got it for half price because he was a regular customer at the shop that had it - it is a fancy little waterproof one, that is smaller than the big one I have been using for the last few years - so better to carry around places because, unlike the other one, this one fits in a pocket ;-)