p.s. no reason for the frog - just thougth he looked cheeky!!
Friday, 30 March 2007
Thursday, 29 March 2007
Earth Hour is a fabulous opportunity for you and your family to do something about climate change. On one night, in one hour, more will be done, more will be demonstrated, and more will be learned than through a hundred 'talk-fests'. And you can help make it happen.
What is Earth Hour?It sounds simple, but it is very, very dramatic.
At 7.30pm on March 31st 2007, we will be encouraging companies, government departments, individuals and families to turn off their lights for just one hour. If we meet our objectives during the first Earth Hour, the savings in green house gas emissions will be the equivalent of taking75,000 medium sized cars off the road for one whole year! Now that's something worth doing.
Why?The facts are alarmingly clear:
* The climate is changing! The 10 hottest years on record have occurred since 1990. In fact 2005 was the hottest year since record keeping began.
* More than 95% of the Great Barrier Reef will have been destroyed by 2050 if carbon dioxide emissions aren't reduced. (WWF-International)
* One million species worldwide are facing extinction due to climate change.
But not everybody listens to the facts. Earth Hour is your opportunity to demonstrate how a simple change in our way of life could change, and help save, our planet.
The goals of Earth Hour:Households :
Most of us use unnecessary electricity. Appliances on standby, old style light bulbs, lights left on when we're not using them. Earth Hour will help us all to realise just how simply we can make a dramatic impact upon global warming (and our own power bills).
We will see it in action.
Companies : We want companies to be involved. If every company turned off its lights when the buildings weren't in use, and combined it with energy saving technology, we would save between 2 and 4 million tonnes of greenhouse gasses every year. Earth Hour will show companies just how easy that is.
To make it an annual event :
Out of the 8,766 hours in a year, let's give one back to the earth.
What you can do:
Sign up to Earth Hour and Pledge to turn off your lights on March 31st from 7.30pm to 8.30pm by logging onto www.earthhour.org
You will receive all the information you need to make Earth Hour a great success (and to cut your own energy bills in the long term).
Pledging is free.
Get off standby : Turn off all the electronic equipment and appliances in your home that are not being used or are on standby. Computers, televisions, stereo equipment, phone chargers, DVD or video equipment.
Tell a friend : Spread the word about earth Hour by involving your friends, family and workmates. Get them to pledge at earthhour.org and most importantly, turn off the lights at 7.30pm Saturday 31 March 2007.
Spread the word - Once you have signed up for Earth Hour tell a friend; spread the word at work; tell your boss; mention it at school, at your local sports club or society group, you can even run it past your neighbours!
Make it an event. Get your family and friends to switch off their lights as well; Take some binoculars and look at the stars; sit and talk by candlelight; Explore your backyard by torchlight; Have fun with sparklers; or just do something non-electric as a family; Have a picnic-at-dusk; pretend you are camping; or have a candlelight dinner.
For more info on Earth Hour, check out www.earthhour.org
EARTH HOUR. MAKE IT HAPPEN.DO THIS !
spread this message please!!
Wednesday, 28 March 2007
I have noticed that most idols seem to have clay feet anyway....
CERTIFICATE OF EXEMPTION FROM ENLIGHTENMENT
This document certifies that
is immune to the lust for enlightenment and is
exempt from the need to seek enlightenment.
This document also certifies that
has seen through the fraud of the enlightenment con game
and is excused from further clawing and scraping to own a
piece of that specious reward.
This document further certifies that
is free from the temptation to be consecrated as
enlightened by any guru, saint, holy person,
or religious organisation that claims the right to do so.
Finally, this document certifies that
has already been enlightened a million times
in a million different ways anyway,
and that seeking even further enlightenments
would be redundant and even greedy.
To ensure the continued validity of this document,
vows to regularly renew these three understandings:
that it is impossible to ever reach a complete
and permanent state of enlightenment;
that there is no single state of awareness
that constitutes enlightenment;
and that since the nature of reality keeps changing,
the nature of enlightenment keeps changing as well.
Tuesday, 27 March 2007
Friday, 23 March 2007
You scored as Judge. You are a Judge Empath, one who is a "truthsayer". You can tell truth from lies, good from evil. You do not tolerate wrong doing. You are a defender of the good and the innocent. You are kind and merciful but do not play foolish games.
What Kind of Empath Are You?
Hmmm - i think i do play foolish games every now and again!!
Saturday, 17 March 2007
My middle child has had the marathon birthday, sleepover with friends yesterday afternoon til today after lunch, then the whole fandamily over for tea this evening, matter of fact, most of them are still here, watching the footy, while the kids are playing PlayStation.
It has been a pretty big weekend so far, in the last 24 hours i have ...
- cooked a baked dinner for 16
- installed etc a wireless router to connect my two girls' computers to the net via mine
- sung along to some lovely 70's songs on sing star on PlayStation 2
- nearly melted my lighter lighting 41 sparklers
- joined a footy tipping competition
- read and commented on lots of blogs
- bought my son a new bed
- made a trifle
- wrapped and given 12th birthday gifts (Happy Birthday Kira)
- not choked someone elses kid
- thought about how i am influencing my life unconsciously
- looked at baby ruby photos
- looked at my own 'cousin it' photo from last week's lunch at the cottage
- been to a clothes party and not bought anything but booked a party
- shopped at least 3 times
- washed 4 loads of washing
- tidied up
- tidied up again (damn maid, am going to let her go, she does jack nelly around here)
- argued with various children, some not even mine
- sweltered in disgustingly high humidity
- splashed melted butter all down the front of my new favourite top (making cheese sauce for the cauli and broccoli)
- marveled at the new pretty blue led lights on the front of my new router
- sat down to blog..... finally (sorry 'chell, i am truly a disappointment)
will try to be a bit more organised with my time in future...
Wednesday, 14 March 2007
Saturday, 10 March 2007
- take kids #2 & #3 to the Maryland Community Centre for the plaster painting thing that is on today, something about 'sustainable communities'.
- take kid #1 to work at Macca's
- pick kid #1 up from work at Macca's
- take kid #1 and bestie to Charlie Square, to meet her friends for a spot of shopping - hoping not to get a call from centre management that they are being feral.... hmmm...
- as they are only there for 2 hours or so, think i might stay and shop for kid #2's birthday (this friday), might even sit down and enjoy a latte
- find some time to wash clothes
- help paint kid #3's bedroom - hm, better get onto choosing the paint colour for the feature wall..... too hard - undercoat and paint the other three walls.
- cook potato bake for bbq this evening with friends
- assemble salad for same bbq
- try to tidy this bomb of a house - not looking good on this one
- i think that is it
phew - nothing like the weekend to relax and recharge eh...
oh well, there is always tomorrow......
Tuesday, 6 March 2007
Sunday, 4 March 2007
I have created a new blog called What's for dinner?? - i got the inspiration to make the blog while looking for something to do, and after a friend sent me a recipe for Butter Chicken Pizza - which sounds delish!!
This is an idea that has been rolling around in my head for a while now - and I have wanted to try to set up a blog that has multiple contributors - please go along, and join - and Anchell wants to know what is for dinner tomorrow night, so get cracking with some yummy healthy recipes.
P.S. I am also open to suggestions for improvement, so if you have any ideas, please let me know.
Friday, 2 March 2007
"I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today,
life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow."
"I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights."
"I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life."
"I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as "making a life."
"I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance."
"I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back."
"I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision."
"I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one."
"I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back."
"I've learned that I still have a lot to learn."
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."