Friday, 15 August 2008

Gifties & Going Away!

Well, you'll be incredibly surprised when I tell you it's another cold, blustery winter day here in Toowoomba - SIGH!! Very over it! Every time I step out the door, I feel like I'm being sucked into a giant vacuum and my hair gets tossed around so much that I end up looking like a dandelion! Not a good look!! Only 17 more days til Spring - sure hope someone's alerted Mother Nature to that fact so she turns off the cold and turns the warmth on at the right time!!! If only it worked like that!

Now, I haven't lifted a needle today, but I have been a busy little bee. I've been busy wrapping (no, not rapping, that would just be silly!!) and this is the result ...


Pretty silver sparkly paper and cute ribbon! I almost didn't want to give them away, but I was a good girl and toddled off to the post office, where I think I bought a few more shares in Australia Post and had my eardrums ruptured by a child attempting to break the sound barrier!!! Eeek!! So ... there will be some goodies landing in mail boxes in the next week or so and the best part is, some of them are late and some 'just because' so most of the recipients will be unsuspecting! Tee! Hee! Hee! Love sending surprise gifties!!

Then I hotfooted it back home to throw a few things in the port (bag/suitcase/holder of clothes to travel!!) because we're heading off to the beach for the weekend!! YAY!! I'd love to say we're going to thaw out and sun bake, but Mum and Dad have been there all week already and this nasty arctic wind is apparently whipping around there too. Still, it has to be at least a few degrees warmer than Toowoomba, I reckon!! So ...


The bags are packed ...


I've got my books all ready. Now you're probably wondering at the number ... well, I'm only going for a weekend, so I shouldn't need more than this! Tee! Hee! Hee! Oh, do you like my little tag book mark at the bottom corner? It's actually a gift tag, but it was just so pretty that I wanted to use it for a book mark. Hmmm ... what else do we need when travelling long distances (about 4 1/2 hours) ...


Can't go travelling without munchies!! Just ask Sharon at Red Geranium Cottage, she'll agree!! So, all we need now is for my beloved Geek Boy to be allowed to leave work. He was originally supposed to have today off so we could have a long weekend, but with one other person from the Multi-media Department off on holidays, his boss got all ... BOSSY! ... and said that as the Manager of the Department, GB has to be responsible and forfeit his day off. GRRRRRRR!! Not happy, Jan!!! So, we were then hoping he might be able to take an early mark, but he just sent a text to say 5pm finish it is. SIGH! Ah well, a late night drive is not unusual for us, I suppose!! And we will enjoy the time away, so ... I guess that's the go! I promise to take some photos to post when I get back.

So ... really, today has been all about packing and getting ready to go away, though I did have time for a chat-via-email with my bloggy buddy, Lilly Linda. We're cooking up a little something for later in the year which will be very exciting ... but it's all secret squirrel for now while we work out some details, so stay tuned!! Oh, and you really need to visit the Lilly Cottage blog to see photos of the adorable new addition to the Lilly family!!! And whatever you're up to this weekend, I hope you enjoy some time with family and friends - I know we will!! Til next time - Bear Hugs!

CHEERS!
KRIS

9 comments:

julia said...

Hi Kris,
hope you'll have the most wonderful weekend - my fingers are crossed that mother nature does you a favor and turns on the heat, at least a tiny bit ;o).
Big hugs, Julia

Bek said...

Anyroom in that bag for me:) I am cold and would love the sunny beach.

Lorraine said...

hope you have a great weekend away....too bad you couldn't make it a long weekend....but you look as though you have enough to keep you occupied....!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Ohhhh I know all about those sort if gifts...there are going to be some happy little quilters around...enjoy your weekend...

Debbie Lane said...

Go girl. I wish I could take off to the beach!

Kerryanne English said...

Hi Kris,
Hope you have enjoyed your weekend at the beach with your family. There's nothing nicer than curling up with a good book, under a warm rug, with a beautiful beach view to gaze at periodically. Sounds perfect and lets hope the weather was kind to you too.
Hugs,
Kerryanne

Kerryanne English said...

Me again....
I know you will pop on by as soon as you log on but wanted to let you know I have given you an award.
Hugs,
Kerryanne

Debbie Lane said...

PS can I borrow that Sherrilyn Kenyon from u? PLEAAAAASE? with sugar on top?

Carin said...

Kris have a I hope that you can thaw and enjoy the beach.

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