I’m such a self-confessed wuss that I could spend all these five-for-Friday’s moaning about the cold. Yes I know it’s not really cold in the standards of those that chose to live in Southland, Canada or even, well, Taupo. But this girl hates the cold. I hate placing my butt on my cold leather car seats at 5.30am when it’s 1 degree outside. I hate walking to meet the kids from school, heck I even hate walking to get the mail. I know I’m soft but I promise to refrain from complaining anymore about it while I celebrate this week’s Five for Friday…
1. Awesome kids stuff for the week.
My Abby has turned into something quite amazing in that she’d the kid that represented her school at the district speech competitions, she is a wet-day monitor, road crossing monitor, helps out with sausage sizzles, gets given all the jobs they give to the responsible kids, all that stuff. However she told me of the moment she was told she had been picked to attend the Principal’s lunch, an honour saved only for those that have truly excelled in a number of ways. “Children are chosen for their effort and for responsibly demonstrating the school virtues” the principal said. “Well they must have the wrong Abby or I must have done that really by accident” my Abby declared to me on the way home. I guess doing it by accident is still a good thing, right?
2. Awesome App of the week: PicLab.
Another picture taking app for my already-overloaded-with-pic-apps phone. I like this one, it’s easy, has nice filters and text is easy to add. I do have to pay to get the watermark removed (I might splash out on that $1.29 maybe) and to add more fonts, but it’s cool all the same.
This was my first play with the app. I love the way Paul is humouring my picture taking antics while is trying to have a quiet beer while watching late evening fishing programmes on TV. That’s his leave-me-the-hell-alone look.
3. Awesome scrapbooking discovery this week.
Fav scrapbooking discovery this week, apart from realising that Stampin’ Up are coming up with a Hexagon punch (did I say that?), was learning that Finnabair has a new collection coming out with Prima. I feel in love with the journal first, the A4 pad of papers second and I had an order in for class kits for Prima ArtVenture about 3 seconds after that. Boom.
4. Awesome I-forgot-I-had-that discovery of the week
I’d tell you about how much I hate the cold, how much I despise winter, how much I know I’d never cope down south, but I promised I wouldn’t. Instead I thought I’d just post a pic of my new best friend. We share an office.
5. Awesome classes released just today.
Best for last. NINE amazing classes released for those booked into ArtVenture, just released today. This retreat is about 3/4 full. I know there are people out there that will be saying “I wish I’d signed up for that retreat” when they see the photos start to appear in a few months time of what we have planned, what Prima in the USA have planned, boxes of stuff are already leaving the USA destined for those joining us for the weekend in September.
This could quite possibly be THE girlie weekend away you’ve been waiting for.
I’m so proud of the work gone into these classes by the teachers already, they’ll sell fast to those registered for the retreat. If you were on the fence about coming along at all, jump off, join us, we promise you won’t regret it.
(Cue Nike ad: Just do it…)