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Monday, 31 December 2007

Let me off

Can someone please stop the world from spinning and let me off please?? Dont care where..

From 26th of Dec I have had the flu (YES again!!) Never had it in my life (not real flu..people call bad colds flu but once you get the flu you know the difference) but now have had it TWICE in one year!!! Bad fever...really sore throat...but seems i am coming out the pointy end now. I get the feeling it was in hiding in my system til the whole EVIL christmas was over then when I thought I could relax, it pounced.

Done not much knitting in this time (as you would guess). Hoping to get back into it soon.

Weather has finally gotten damn warm here...not great with flu I can tell you..

Last night while I was sitting at the computer chatting with some online friends..Having fun, I heard a huge BANG.... I go to Adam "what was that?" (he was in bedroom watching SciFi dvd) he goes "dont know but there was arguing before it" and I half joked (yes i said HALF) "someone got shot" well...damn it I was right...next door (where the 3 kids the girls play with live) has a flat up the back...the guy there has been in a "little" (read HUGE) amount of trouble with the law..well last night...2 guys shot him...Knee Capped him to be exact... After telling him they would kill him..Adam only heard mumbles of what was a fight but could make out clearly one work..said rather often JUST before he was shot (sure you lot are smart enough to work that word out)...

What the hell has happened to my little street??? So quiet...So peaceful....The guy has been asked to move (thank goodness..but should have been done BEFORE he got kneecapped...like when the cops had him house bound from dusk til dawn)....

SO tonight..Adam is working..til probably well after midnight being that his place has a bar and its New Years Eve...and I am home alone with the girls...And there was a shooting next door..THEY (the neighbours) have left for the night..LUCKY ME!!

happy knitting all


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Tuesday, 25 December 2007

Mery Christmas to all!! (or happy holidays)

Merry Chrissie all! (or if Chrissie aint your thing then HAPPY Holiday!)

I survives the toy knitting. I know I havent posted for ages, been bogged under with Toy knitting, 8th Birthday party (Harls) and All things Christmas here.

In the end I did 11 toys. I decided fairly early in that the eldest child next door just wouldnt appreciate it (he is only 6 mind you), and well, I dont like him that much so it wouldnt have been fun.

So here is the 11 toys (in the family groups they were sent in).

Demz 3 kids Lamb, Puppy (which ended up being called a kangaroo) and a Bunny

Miss Georgies Bunny

Sister in laws girls bunny and lamb

Mr Alex Bunny

Caites boys (yes..one is having pink, his fave colour) Lamb and Bunny

Neighbours kids Bunny and Monkey

So what do you all think of the toys?? Do tell.

And 19th of Dec my eldest darling turned 8. My little Harley Rose is no longer a baby for sure. She is almost a tween.

My knitting group also did their Chrissie lunch this month with many exchaning of Secret Santa gifts and a few of us (Cindy and I) giving out extra knitted items to all members. So here is the Secret Santa gift I gave out to Margaret (she got it empty inside that is bags of the chrissie toys and 2 balls of love wool I plan on knitting up soon) and the gift for everyone (face washers and natural soaps)

The lovely Sharon gave me some chocs (ooh some of my faves too) and a GORGEOUS pair of handwarmers (but havent taken a pic yet of them).

Do you think you have all be seriously over dosed with pics yet? No? well tough I have no more to show at the moment!! lol

I have done much selling in my etsy too. I am getting a little low. Will be knitting to replace the beanies sold and will be dyeing in the new year too. Oooh and I have some alpaca in 8ply (DK) I am gonna be dyeing and selling too folks!!

My blogless ravelry friend Jen now has a blog..go check it out..support feel the love!!

And now. I shall go relax. Done the big hot Chrissie lunch, Adam has gone off to work, and now i will relax, knit a little and then get some veggies on for dinner.

Happy knitting all!


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Thursday, 6 December 2007

Drowning.........in knitting

Aaaahhhh the Chrissie knitting terror!! I have done it to myself really. Decided on the 1st of December that giving knitted toys to all the friends and family kids I give pressies to was such a good idea and money saver....Soooooo out came pen and paper and off I wrote with a list of kids..... TWELVE (yes I said 12) kids later..I stopped searching my memory for fear of finding more children..LOL Soooooo twelve toys I have to knit..I have done 4. Was going great guns of 1 a day until I had a knitting breakdown yesterday and did almost no knitting. Today I am back to it. Cant afford to stop now. Must get them done. Though, if needed, I can skip the next door neighbour kids (3 of them) and just buy them something silly and little. But still. Knitting away I am. Bit sick of doing toys. Can think of like a few other things I would rather be doing, but these have to be done. Getting the little toys that have to visit postage bags and go for a jump over the pond first. Then will get back to the local ones that the girls will hand deliver.

Yesterday booked Harley's birthday party too, today she hands out the invites. Not too many more sleeps before my first born little darling turns 8..Where did the time go?

I never got time to list my earrings on my etsy like I wanted to in hopes of selling them for Chrissie, oh well there is always Valentines next year.

I have been having some fun with ravelry. Met a new friend there. She is really nice. No blog though..lol

No piccies from me today. Too much to do no time to take them and its horrid weather anyway.

19 days til chrissie and I am so not ready this year! Though I have just bought the pressie the girls will give me. Got most of theirs on lay-by...Taken care of 12 other kids pressies (if I get them all knitted).....But there is still several adults to get pressies for and I honestly have no clue (though have gotten some of my sisters pressies already). I haven't had a year this bad since I was pregnant with Harley (I had an excuse that year..Heavily pregnant with a child does that too you). Have bought my two good friends presents (well..one is fully gotten, another has half on the way and half has to be bought but I know what it is). Still have parents...inlaws (x6) ..ADAM (from me and from girls)...rest of my sisters (x2)...Adam can row his own boat and work out what to get me this year (bad enough I have to work out pressies for his family!!!)..I hate chrissie..Still have to put the tree up (that might be something Adam and the girls can do tomorrow since he has the day off work). Oh..and I forgot to mention I have to buy Harley a birthday present or two.

Yesterday I had my seasonal moment of kindness (ok..would have done it no matter what the time of year). At the supermarket there were a "special" pair in front of us who had just done their shopping. We were all lined up with our things to pay and go. They had their Chrissie vouchers that they earned all year to spend. But it turned out they had lost one. The female was getting in a minor panic because they didnt have enough money to pay for all their groceries. It wasnt much extra needed (only $2.70) but she was worried and couldnt find it. I nudged Adam and told him to pay for it. He handed over the money needed. The woman was so greatful, she kept thanking us..The checkout lady kept thanking us (even after the two had left). I felt ashamed that such a HUGE deal was made out of Adam and I doing something so small as handing over a few dollars to help out a stranger (it wasnt going to ruin our day but it might have made theirs). WHAT has the world come to when such a big effort of praise has to be made out of a small act of kindness? I am horrified to think that a lot of people would have probably stood there huffing and puffing because "speical" people couldnt get their shopping right.

Anyway back to the grindstone. Happy knitting all!


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