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May 30th, 2009

Front page correction

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I've discovered that if you are competent and visit the site that sells those lovely grass photos I mentioned last post you will find that the prints are not actually very expensive at all if you want them for personal use. When will I learn that I'm not, in fact, a large corporation and stop choosing that option? It's an ongoing problem really...

May 28th, 2009

Happiness #8

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Wow, does this mean I can stop being happy now?

Today I'm happy so many people want the bunny I'm giving away over at Hazelnuts.

And I'm still happy about my leaves photo, yes indeedy. Check out my post at Hazelnuts on it (http://hazelnutgirl.blogspot.com/2009/05/autumn-leaves.html) because I got a bit more fancy and included the photos that I took inspiration from. I'm so in love with that series of photos of grass and flowers it's not funny. I honestly think our front lawn grows pretty much all that, and that I could dig up a chunk, photograph it, and put it back with Mat none-the-wiser. Until he saw the photo that is...

May 27th, 2009

Autumn Leaves

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Autumn Leaves
Originally uploaded by Ansis68

Yeah, this makes me happy. I'm really into the idea of studio-type photograhs of natural subjects at the moment.

Happiness #6 and #7

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I suck at this, I keep forgetting to post on the day! Well by the time the day is over and I've had happy things happen to me I forget to post them.

So. Yesterday what made me happy? Hazel decided that she wanted two minute noodles (those instant ichiban noodles that are all wavy with the sachets of flavour ones) and since I hate the taste of them now I decided I'd make noodles and soup and see how we went (she usually refuses to eat soup). I cooked up some udon noodles and poached a couple chicken thighs in chicken stock (oxo cubes) and she loved it. She said "thank you mummy for making such a nice lunch, I really like it". And gentle readers, it made me happy. :)

Today I took photos of a big pile of autumn leaves and that made me happy. I will post one if they are any good.

May 25th, 2009

Happiness #5 (I think)

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Happiness is sitting in the beanbag with your little girl, watching a movie and eating popcorn. And stealing muchas smoochas, including beebo kisses (her bellybutton and it's just lovely to kiss, so soft and warm and she always squeals and giggles).

She still has this fever coming and going, I've got a doctor's appointment for tomorrow morning just to rule out anything more serious. Not that I think it is but it's just odd for her to have a fever for three nights in a row with nothing more than a stuffy nose as a possible cause. I'm quite sure that the Dr. will tell me she's fine and send us home empty-handed, which will set my mind at rest and I can go back to pampering and letting her watch crap DVDs just to keep her quiet and warm.

May 24th, 2009

Oops - two happies in one

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Forgot to do my happy thing yesterday until it was too late and then I had to go baby-sitting.

Yesterday what made me happy was watching the breakfast porridge bloop and plop like a tiny mudpool. I've always loved watching that stage of porridge and I still do! I also got to sit in the sun at a birthday party and watch gazillions of bubbles pour out of an automatic bubble machine and catch the sunlight.

Today - well I'm happy that Hazel didn't continue to have the 39.6 C temperature she had last night and only seems to have mild cold symptoms instead of "itching all over" like she said she was last night. Visions of chickenpox sprung to mind. The fever is back again this evening but not as high (hopefully). Maybe I should have posted this earlier while I truly WAS still happy about her health! I'm also happy that I got most of the old rotten stump out of the lawn, broken into big chunks and lots of rich humus, and onto layers of newspaper in a very weedy part of the garden. Take that weeds! HaHA!

May 22nd, 2009

What makes me happy #2

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This evening Hazel told me a story about a Police Beaver who wears pink pants. She went to a music museum and then changed into her uniform and helped lots of kids cross the road who didn't have a grown-up to hold their hand. Oh, and she also has a pet giraffe.

May 21st, 2009

Sheesh

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Ok FINE, I give in.

1. Post about something that made me happy/smile today.
2. Repeat for eight days.
3. Tag six people to do the same.

But I'm not tagging anyone, you can bite me on that one.

What am I happy about today...

I made a felt crown* for a little boy whose having a birthday party on Saturday. It turned out really well despite the power sort of going out half way though and I did embroidery by very dim low-voltage lights and eventually candles and it still looked good. I feel happy at how well it turned out, and some creative urges got satisfied. No word on any other kinds of urges. ;) I also had a lovely snuggle with Hazel on the couch under a warm fluffy throw, and some sloppy kisses as well.

*http://balancingeverything.com/2008/04/30/waldorf-like-felt-crown-tutorial/

May 7th, 2009

First stamp!

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First stamp
Originally uploaded by Ansis68

I finally tried carving a stamp last night. It was much easier than I'd expected, although clearly my technique needs some work - both carving and stamping! I'm going to be a bad artist and blame my materials though, the stamp pad is one of Hazel's and so were the marker pens I tried using and they were all a bit dry (she leaves the tops off the pens) It's quite cute though, I like it. Not entirely sure what to do with it now, but I'm sure I'll find a use for it eventually.

March 17th, 2009

Photo with the PM

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Photo with the PM
Originally uploaded by Ansis68

We had a great time at the local A&P (agricultural and produce) show on the weekend, lots of fair rides, animals and farm goods for sale. Plus pony rides, wood chopping, highland dancing and a photo with the Prime Minister. While living in a really small country has its drawbacks, it also means you have extraordinary access to the politicians. In this case he was just standing there shaking people's hands, with two policemen standing off to one side. We seriously just walked up to him, said "hi", exchanged some small-talk and had our photo taken. I'd never vote for him but I love that I could do that, that I live in a country where it's possible.

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