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Monday, November 30, 2009

a few random thoughts to add weight to my 400th post

outside my's almost dark, low cloud creeping down over the hills

i am thinking..............some things just aren't meant to be

i am thankful adaptable 18 year old

from the kitchen...........leftover lentil soup sitting in the slow cooker waiting for mr scrappy to get home from squash

i am clothes. still! MUST get into my pjs!

i am creating............finishing off the journalling on several scrapbooking layouts i made over the weekend

i am going to...........have some 'girl time' tomorrow with misses 20, 18 and miss 18's bestie

i am reading..........'people of the book' by geraldine brooks. recommdended by blog friend cat

i am hoping.............that miss 18 bounces back ok from her non-acceptance of the degree she wanted to take at university (college)

i am hearing..............the dishwasher!

around the house...........all is quiet (except for the dishwasher), even though 'space jam' is being watched rather loudly in another part of the house

one of my favourite things.....when my kids teach me

a few plans for the rest of the week/weekend.........girlie day tomorrow followed the girls' music academy concert tomorrow night, visiting a friend who's recovering from surgery wednesday, work, work, then a mini break with mr scrappy on friday night!

a picture to share..........and it's a giveaway!

my lovely real life, scrapmate and blog friend mandy makes these gorgeous necklaces and she gave me one to give away!

simply tell me something. something random. something fabulous.

whatever takes my fancy, that's who wins.


happy 400th post to me and happy monday to you :)


Chatterbox said...

WOW! 400th post is an incredible achievement.

Congratulations Sue :)

Loved your replies especially where you said you love it when your kids teach you.

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a wonderful comment.

Let's stay in touch :)


Mommakin said...

400! Congrats!

The necklace is lovely.

What can I tell you that is lovely, random and fabulous enough to get one of those into my cleavage? Hmmmm..... Random on demand is hard.

cat said...

Congrats on the 400th post. I am slowly moving towards 500 - can not believe it. I really hope you like the book as much as I did ( or enough at least). Oh and is that lovely necklace made of glass?

I hope your precious gets over the disappointment. It is tough growing up.

Roxane said...

Congrats on the big 4-0-0! as for my fact...

Today... I will stand up to my boss and I will get what is rightfully mine!

Jingle said...

Congratulations on reaching your 400th post! That is wonderful! It sounds like you have a fun week ahead of you!

the ungourmet said...

Happy 400th post! :D

I loved reading about you and the necklace is lovely!

Hannah said...

400 posts!! Wow, now that is an achievement right there. Please enter me into this giveaway. My random fact is I was once run over by a Book Mobile. Yes, that's right ... Reading tried to kill me.


Christine aka Mistress of Cakes said...

Hello fellow SITSta! I need your help!

Could you vote for me in Iron Cupcake?

(I am campaigning for votes….because I put a lot of time and effort into this)

If there is anything I can do for you in the future don’t hesitate to ask!

Here is the link:

Jaina said...

Happy 400th post! I love this style of post, it sums things up quite nicely.

Krissy said...

Congratulations on your 400th! Wow! I must say that I'm glad I've been able to be reading your blog for some of that momentous number of posts!

auntiegwen said...

I received an email from my ex today with a link to a lingerie site asking me what I'd like for Xmas. I'm not sure I was the intended recipient or not.

My eldest child wants to set up a Pirate society at uni.

My middle child has his facebook profile photo showing him with a wicker basket on his head and smaller wicker baskets on his hands.

My youngest child thniks the rest of us are stone mad.

Reluctant Housewife said...

Congratulations on your 400th. It made me wonder how many posts I have... 440! 400 came and went unnoticed. Maybe I'll celebrate 450.

I saw a woman in Ikea the other day that reminded me of you... even though I've never actually met you. :)

Pam said...

Hmmm random, I have no idea how many blog posts I have made. Congrats on 400! I love that necklace!

Sandy Toes @ Shell in your Pocket said...

How fun 400th post...that is grea!
sandy toe

p.s. love the necklace!

Michelle said...

I have nothing clever, random or fabulous to lay on you.

But congrats on your 400th post!

Michelle said...

Oh and I can't wait to see some fabulous new scrapbook pages.

KK said...

THat is gorgeous! Happy 400th post!

bettyl said...

Congrats on your 400th!

Here's something random, but true: Whoda thunk English would be unintelligible from one country to another!

Teri said...

I'm thinking about clipping my toenails tomorrow. Or not.

Random enough?

400 posts...woohoo!!

Ann On and On... said...

Congrats on 400 posts, WOW!

Today it took kisses from my friends dog to make me laugh while trying not to think about being alone for the next 18 days. Sigh. I put up my Christmas tree alone... mind over matter.

Kelly said...

Long may you blog!

You can let Ann know she's not the only one putting the tree up on her own this year! Blasted extensions to trips! LOL

Debbie in Nashville said...

Wow 400th post! Congrats!

So what can I say? How about's my favorite quote - "It's good to have an end to journey towards, but in the end it's the journey that matters."

Besides loving the quote, I love it even more because I saw it somewhere in NZ in a little shop.

~SHANNON~ said...

Hey there! Congrats on the post milestone! Also thanks for stopping by my blog. Yes- there are totally video baby monitors now! And thank goodness- cuz it lets my husband and I check on the baby 400 times a night. Which we obsessively do! And if we were opening her door that many times a night she'd surely wake up!! lol.

Thanks for the fun entry- I'm your newest follower- what a fun blog!

Shannon from:

mandyb said...

mmmmm dont know if i will enter the have too many necklaces of my own (hee hee i am the creator!!!) as for the question above YES is glass so dont drop it!!!!)

well sue i am on dial up and downloading all thes posts have taken ages so will leave comments for all..... love what you did on the scrap weekend...and love that old tape recorder....and you under the umbrella - cuteeeeee...oh gosh cant remember the rest.....see ya sunday for our christmas do!!!

Pam Emmons said...

Random, huh? I live in Germany now! Wahoo!

Elaine A. said...

It's snowing right now in Louisiana, USA. Now THAT is random. Trust me on this one... Happy 400th post! : )

Finding Normal said...

Happy 400th post and SITS Saturday Sharefest!
My 3 year old woke me up by yelling from her crib this morning, for the first time EVER! She has special needs, and this is have her realize that if she yells, I will come. I have a feeling we're in for some very interesting, early mornings now!

When did I become my Mom said...

How cool! I commented after you on SITS (Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest) so I came to say hi!

I love finding other "international" bloggers. :-) And good for you for having a contest open to everyone!


Debbie said...

I felt so bad with a sinus infection for the past two days that I didn't even feel like commenting on a single blog! Not a happy thought but the first one that popped into my mind (or what's left of it).
Happy 400th.