Wednesday, November 28, 2007

More random name stuff

I came across this list of rankings showing how popular my name has been through the decades, ranked out of 1000. (Can't find the link though).

1960' s - ranked 487
1970's - ranked 338
1980's - ranked 425
1990's - ranked 707
Seems pretty obvious that the 1970's would be popular with the movie Dr Zhivago and "Lara's Theme" hitting screens in 1965.
Here's the page, about my name which won me the spot in the SA Cream of the Crop competition (long-long ago).

With such a short name you wouldn't expect it could be shortened or nicknamed in any way... wrong! Here are a few...

Wawa ;)

I *love* my name... thanks mom!


Tuesday, November 27, 2007

In the busyness....

... there's really a buzz around Johannesburg as kids finish school this week, matrics are on their way to their big holiday, moms rush around with last minute stuff and the shops are filling with Christmas goodies.

I'm buzzing too with my fave girls' Christmas class on Saturday - adding finishing touches to gifts etc {wink}. So in all this busyness, just thought I'd share a quote I came across today....

"Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love." ~ Hamilton Wright Mabie


Thursday, November 22, 2007

What I've really been doing...

...between then and now....

I have....
- celebrated a birthday
- signed off T&A #5 for print
- seen the Lion King
- sat in a really fun card-making class
- created a couple of layouts for me, classes, the next T&A
- skipped a meal or two
- skyped America, Switzerland and around the corner
- improved my water skiing skills
- still not learnt to jump quickly into the water

...and those are some of my reasons for not being here!

And for today, to my friends in America... happy Thanksgiving!

And it really wouldn't be a bad idea if we all could all adopt a day for being grateful. How about putting together a little gratitude journal, or scrapbook a page.

Here are some fun topics for gratitude journals:
1. Things that make me laugh
2. Prayers of thanks
3. What I love about myself
4. Opportunities I'm thankful for
5. People who've changed my life
6. Life-changing experiences
7. The job I love best
8. Relationships that make a difference
9. Life's lessons
10. What makes my house a home


Saturday, November 10, 2007

Just in case you've forgotten....

... and I might have too... So, I took this quiz to find out who I am:

Hello, my name is Lara!

My Japanese name is: Sakura Daigo

My Hillbilly name is: Linda Sue Walker

My French name is: Fayme Petit (like it!)

My Pirate name is: Mad Hook-Handed Helen

My Superhero name is: The Arch Flame

My Rapper name is: Clever Scrappy (seriously it is!)

And it's good to be breathing normally again! Succumbed a little to this thing called publishing deadline. I have a breather now for about, oh say, a day or so!

Will be blogging sooner....