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Saturday, November 18, 2006

Saturday Photo Hunt - Plush

Hey internets ~ Don't forget to respond in my post above if you have any questions you want answered by ICL. I'm going to do this post on Sunday 26th, all going well. :-)

This weeks theme is

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My Irish sheep butts!
Don't their BUTTS look PLUSH?!!!!
Next week: TIME


OK so last night I spent the night drinking cranberry martinis and watching Breakfast at Tiffany's (movie clip below) with my girls (aka daughters ~ so the 16 year old decided after a few sips it was too strong for her and switched to coke! Yay!)

I have a wee bit of a headache (I stopped after 3 okay!) but nothing that some water, java and tylenol won't cure.
We were celebrating the following:

(a) My freakin' project being finished!!! It officially closed yesterday, on time, under budget and with a 96% scope achievement score. Freakin' killed me but that's nothin' my regular readers don't already know. Now on to the next project which has already started but I haven't been able to work on much. Some catch up to do, but I think I will get there by the end of this week or next.

(b) DQ Girl doing her last Irish Dance Competition (Feis), last weekend, Oireachtas (Eastern Canada). She achieved her goal of not screwing up any steps but she did not qualify to go to the Worlds which will be next May in Glasgow, Scotland. Her friend did. She thinking about traveling with her anyways! That was officially her last competition of her life. She is now going to focus on her teaching and getting her certification. This is all part-time stuff that she does. She has a good full-time job on top of it.

Oh and one more tid-bit. Her last house purchase fell through. She now has her eye on another which she likes even more. She saw it with her Dad last night. I'm going today at 4 to see it.

(c) Nurse-a-baby getting 95% on Anatomy and 88% of Pharmacology mid-terms! Also having to discuss her real life patient with a doctor last week! This is the part of the placement that they have. She said she was really nervous but basically wanted to clear up what she thought was an error on her chart and it was!

(d) BatGirl - cutting the lawn yesterday! What else can I say? She's a good kid, a homebody, very creative, but her marks at school officially suck! She is failing 3 of 4 subjects and the one she's passing is with a 53%. They are 4 hard subjects but still, she doesn't have a job, no organized extra curricular activities that take up her time (although I've tried getting her into things ... jujitsu, basketball, running, art classes ...but it never lasts).

She's quite capable and seems to spend a lot of time on school but I don't think she uses her time effectively. Also, she spends alot of time looking up recipes, crafts from Martha Stewart websites, Halloween and Christmas decorations. This seems to be her area of interest.

Any ideas internets on what I can do to get her focused on something she enjoys so that it will cause her to do likewise with school?


Um, I'm noticing that when you change the background colour of your blog template that some old posts that have the text hard colour coded are now hard to read. Like this one and this one. Oh well. Live and learn. If someone really wants to read it they just have to mouse over to see the text anyways! Probably best to stay with the template text colour. I just used to dislike the basic black from me old template but I love the colour that Goofy Girl has come up with here.

Don't you?
Now here's Audrey as Holly Golightly!


Pamela said...

Great photo for plush! I think it is amazing that your daughter must be a terrific dancer. What an awesome opportunity to get to go to Scotland with her friend! Hope she goes and has a great time! :)

Teena in Toronto said...

I bet you'll have the only butt pic this week! Nice one :)

Mine's up too :)

MaR said...

Is it from the Benetton farm? lol
happy saturday :)

Wystful1 said...

Soooooooooo clever! What a grand choice for plush. No really, seriously. That was a unique way of interpreting today's theme.

Golly, sounds like you've been VERY busy.

And I know what you mean about font color...but, I say---it's YOUR blog and do with it what you want. That's what it's all about. To please YOU not anyone else.

Hope you're having a great weekend. I got my "Plush" up, and finished decorating for the holidays. I know it's early, but a busy week ahead and then ---holiday time will creep up so quickly.


Nicki said...

Love the photo! What a great choice!

Anonymous said...

LOL at the plush picture..
School isn't the end all of life. I bet your daughter will find her niche in life and be quite successful..

Anonymous said...

Oh la la, if that isn't plush I' don't know what is!

I love butts....

...and Irish dance! We saw some really good dancers in Ireland. What can I say, it's fantastic, but you already know that ...

Sorry your daughter missed the chance there.

Anonymous said...

Plush butts- I love it! You are so silly. :-)

Glad you all enjoyed the movie-it's a classic.

And hurray your project is finished. What a relief!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. :-)

Karen said...

Sheep butts, haha! Great plush shot. And my but you and your family are busy. Sounds like you had fun with the girls. Don't work too hard!

BTW, my photo is up too.

Unknown said...

Holy Golightly has to be one of the best characters Truman Capote ever wrote. A movie for all time.

Those dance costumes are just gorgeous!!! Sorry your daughter didn't make the finals, but she sure looked pretty...

At least she has lots of things going on in her life to console her...LOL.

Nice sheep too!

Thanks for stopping by today. It's always pleasant to see you at my blog.


Carmen said...

you changed up your design again! Neat.

The Irish sheep butts we saw in Ireland were painted red and blue!

mist1 said...

This is one of my all time favorite movies.

Anonymous said...

Great idea for plush! They do look it!

Congrats on your project being finished! Those Irish dance costumes look amazing- sorry to hear she did not qualify but it's great that she met her goal.

Congrats to your Nurse-a-baby on her great marks. I'm studying Anatomy & Physiology right now, and it's certainly not easy - lots of memorization.

No advice for BatGirl. Is there a school guidance counsellor that might have some suggestions?

Take care and have a good day!

Heather said...

Hahah, those tushes do look very plush!!

I'm glad your project went well! I once saw some irish dancing and it was very cool! I don't have any suggestions for Batgirl, I think it's one of those things where it might not be fun but you just have to do it, and get through it. However, I can't imagine she'd really like that answer!!

Anonymous said...

Hubby's ancestors were, in fact "sheep herders".
Love the photo!
How's Fergus?

Anonymous said...

Heeeee! How funny and yes, they do look plush!

Thanks for stopping by.