I Gotta Feeling ....

Wow I have 4 new followers in one week yaaay me and welcome aboard everyone!



Now as I was saying ... in the words of that great Black Eyed Peas song... I Gotta Feeling.... that this magic of being home alone in an empty house is not going to last.

It's been back to the salt mine work for me this week while hubby and my little angel continue to enjoy the Melbourne summer. A nice surprise today though I have arrived home from work and the house is empty.

AND QUIET!

I get time to read the blogs I'm following in peace and laugh or cry without having to explain what I'm laughing or crying about.

I get time to write a quick post.

I get time to wonder if I want to respond to an email asking if I want to do a review on my blog.

I contemplate ringing my hubby to see where they are and stop myself, thinking - are you mad woman???

Enjoy it while you can!!

Oh no I jinxed it .... here they come.... bye bye peace and quiet.


Photo totally stolen from photobucket

What do you enjoy most about being Home Alone?

Paying It Forward.... For Everyone That Needs A Bit of Niceness Now...

I was just checking out one of my newest blog finds Maxabella loves (I know, I know, whatever took me so long right?) and excitedly discovered I could join her in Paying It Forward.

I promise something handmade to the FIRST 5 people who leave a comment here. However, to be eligible, you must repost this message, offering something handmade to 5 other people. The rules are that it must be handmade by you, and it must be sent to your 5 giftees sometime in 2011. Ready, set, GO!


I look forward to sending a little something to brighten someones day!
Join me?





It has been such a week of sadness. I have been thinking about Lori and Lulu who suffered great loss this week. I've also been thinking about my sister-in-law who lost her father and at whose funeral we celebrated his life today, another sad loss at only 66. And of course all those affected by the floods in Queensland.

All of this so unexpected, a timely reminder to tell those important to me how much I love them all, because you never know what might happen tomorrow.

Here's hoping next week will be sooooooo much better for everyone.


Things I Have Discovered Whilst on Holiday

  • I have a new follower yaaaay welcome to Pink Patent Mary Janes whose blog I have been meaning to check out for ages and am glad I finally did cos it's ace
  • The outpouring of love and support for Lori and the Queensland flood victims showed me the bloggers I follow are the most amazing, compassionate bunch of people I have ever had the pleasure to not meet (yet anyway)
  • My husband drinks a hell of a lot of coffee and uses a new cup and spoon everytime
  • My Little Angel sleeps past 6am if I keep her up past normal 8.30pm bedtime (her teacher probably won't recommend this when she is back at school)
  • How much I enjoy sleeping in past 6am
  • Summer TV is crap
  • New blog finds are ace
  • My cat would sleep on our bed for 24 hours a day if she could (never gonna happen)
  • I don't want to go back to work on Monday (shocking to hear after a month off I know)
  • My 18 year old niece reckons David Bowie is "not that good" ( this from a Ke$ha and Katy Perry fan so very credible opinion *roll eyes*)
  • I was too slack to post about both my blogoversary and my 50th post
What things have you discovered whilst on holiday?

A Sunday Session for Lori

Thanks to the lovely Thea over at Do I Really Wanna Blog I'm linking up for my first Sunday session of 2011. Normally I would be rediscovering some of my oldie but goldies and finding some newbies but this week I can't stop thinking about the lovely Lori over at Random Ramblings of a SAHM who is really in need of some positive vibes and prayers, see her post here.




Even though I don't know her personally I love her blog and her sense of humour.

So here's a couple just for her and her family, hope Tony can recover quickly.

Bon Jovi - Keep the Faith




The Prayer - Anthony Callea




Why not link up too?

Luv Ya Lori

I did have plans to write a post today celebrating my blogiversary and my 50th post, but when I opened my Google reader this afternoon, what I read quickly put paid to that.

Lori over at Random Ramblings of a SAHM has asked for and will receive my prayers for a speedy recovery for her husband Tony. I see she also has yours too.

Thinking of you Lori and hoping everything is better ASAP. We are here for you and of course our love and support goes without saying.

Karen