Friday, June 29, 2007

It's official

The rug was finished at 5 pm yesterday afternoon! I decided not to put another photo, coz it would just pretty much look the same as last time. It will be coming to S&B for me to snuggle under!

The term is officially over. But I'm still working in the holidays.

That's it really.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

What's inside my head

At the moment I have no idea. Had very distracting and mostly not good dreams last night. Not violent or scary, but depressing and negative. It's amazing the things that get in your dreams and the way your brain will scramble them around so that they make no sense to the original context of the situation, but make complete sense in dream-world. I don't know if I'm supposed to examine these issues or if it's just my brain going nuts on me and I should just ignore them. Nearly every one was about other people's treatment of me, though in one I know it was the way I treated them first that resulted in their treatment of me. One was so scrambled I have no idea what the origin of it was.

I don't know why I'm letting this get to me so much. maybe deep down I feel that I am to blame for all of this.

I think tea will make it all better.

Love you all

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Looking for a silver lining

As previously mentioned before, I've got a fairly calm state of mind (Jonathon needs to stay out of this one!!) but doing birthday parties all weekend it really test your patience, especially if the parents don't even help out. I suppose if today has a silver lining, it's that I got through it all with my sanity intact- well, about the same as usual anyway. OMG I rarely do birthday parties on both days, but this weekend I did, and I don't think I'll be trying that again any time soon. Ok, enough whinging.

I have a pretty new rug. It's almost finished!! Then I have to finish my tapestry, before starting on numerous cross stitches.

Had a minor family crisis this morning. Well, not really a family crisis, more me having a crisis about my family. I don't know whether to ignore it, or try to get in and change things, or even if they can be changed.

Busy week coming up- S&B is about the only thing getting me through it at this stage. Oh well, last week of term, should go fairly quickly- I hope!

Lol I nearly smothered my cat last night. He was sleeping on my bed and I got cold so I pulled up the extra blanket and it was covering him. He usually gets out and makes himself confortable on top of the cover, but this time he decided to stay under the doona. I fully thought he was going to suffocate!

Sorry about the rambling post, but at the moment my brain is not functioning and it's just easier to type whatever comes into my head, and I always like reading rambling posts on everyone's blogs. They're funny.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Woo hoo!

It is official. At 11:08 last night, I finished my rug! Well, mostly. I still need to tidy ends and to do an edge, but the rug is all there!

I'll take another picture once it's officially finished.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

This will be my 159th post on Blogger

Just wondering where I am in the scheme of things. I know Mary Raihn has over 1000 and I think Mary Rylah could be up in second place, but what about our other Marys? Where do we slot in?

Was feeling decidedly not shmick for most of yesterday and this morning, but my good friend Ibuprofen has dropped in, so am feeling better at the moment. God I love heat packs, is very good and warm and shmick.

Am getting very excited about the upcoming Stitch & Bitch on the 30th. My only problem now is deciding what I want to work on. My rug is almost finished, and I think I might bring it along to S&B to snuggle under. And if anyone is interested in making a rug like mine, I will be more than happy to demonstrate. I have never crocheted anything in my life before this, and now I have almost completed 3!! My next door neighbour (she got me started on it) calls it the "fool proof rug" and I have to admit, I quite agree. If I can do it, anyone can!!

Turned up to Yule celebration and my chalice met me there. Yes it actually was my chalice sitting on the table in front of me. Shall have to pick it up next time.

Monday, June 18, 2007

The wonders of bi carb soda

Not being much of a domestic Goddess, this really took me by surprise. I'd heard that you can rinse your thermos out with bicarb to remove funny odours/flavours, but I wasn't sure how much I'd need so I just Googled "thermos" and "bicarb soda" and came across this site. Clicky here. Now I did know that you could do quite a lot with it and that is was very useful and so on, but some of the uses really stunned me!

Also boy of mine (well his family) has their own yoghurt maker (Easi-yo). And the yoghurt that it makes is easily the best I have ever tasted. Am giving serious thought to buying own yoghurt maker. Clicky here. Also apparently better for you than store bought stuff, and much cheaper (after buying of said yoghurt maker, and sachet only costs a few dollars and makes 1L). I think a trip to Big W will be coming up soon!


Fun was had on weekend, spending it with boy of mine. Along with fun, cam copious amounts of rain, though nowhere near as much as last weekend. It was certainly trying though. We managed a mad dash (and I mean that in a literal sense- it was mad to even go out of the house) to Victoria House. Was a quick visit (by my standards anyway) for 2 reasons. It was really really raining, and I was after something specific, which I shall now be buying off the net.

How cute are they?? I couldn't decide which one I like best, but luckily there is a special on if you buy the whole set! Clicky here to see.

I am being mostest goodest about finishing my WIPs (work in progress). I've been working on my rug all week, and seeing as it's too bulky to carry around, I took my tapestry when I went to visit boy of mine. But I am still very impatient to get started on my cross stitches. Plural. I have too many waiting to be started!

Love you all

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


I have had very little work this week, which is both good and bad. Good coz I don't have to go to work and get to spend the time rugging, and bad for the bank balance.

I am also going to be a very brave girl and try my hand at getting to Sydney this Friday. Between scheduled trackwork and the flood stuff, it's going to be a bit of a challenge. Oh well, I shall see how I go.

It is very hard to type with cold hands. It is very hard to do anything with cold hands.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


Hope everyone is doing ok. Just thought I'd post a few pictures of around my area. This was taken at a car yard at Cardiff. All the cars had been swept into the corner and almost stacked up on each other: This is a shop at Cardiff, and you can see on the window how high the water level was. This was at Wallsend Park- you can see that the water was over the bridge- all the debris has collected there. This is the carpark at Wallsend Plaza.

And on a happier note, I had put my rugging aside for the moment to do a little cross stitch (just to get it out of my system while I finish the rug and the tapestry), and here is the end result!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Pole dancing update!

Ok well I have 2 videos to show but I couldn't get them loaded on photobucket, so I uploaded them to my Multiply site. Clicky here and have a look under "videos". One video is the Cleopatra I was talking about in a previous post, and the other is the latest video of my routine. It's still not finished, but it's a better run through than the last attempt I posted!

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Have fun!!

I think you'll enjoy this Jacqui! Jono and I finished it alright!

And now on the weather channel...

More wet weather updates.:

  • A tree across the road from us was uprooted- thankfully fell in the direction of the road and not the house
  • Some of my coworkers had to sleep over last night because management didn't close the premises down when the weather started to get worse.
  • I don't need to go to work today because said management has closed down the premises.
  • I think the boss will be getting a talking to from said coworkers for putting so many people in danger
  • I think a power station blew up near our house. (mum saw a huge green light about 2am- so maybe she just should take her pills!)
  • Carpark at the local shopping centre has all the bitumen ripped up
  • My dad was an idiot and actually went out last night, then whinged when he got stuck there!
  • Mum and I went and got groceries, but other than that, I am not planning on moving for the rest of the weekend!
Hope everyone is safe at home!!

Friday, June 08, 2007

I am...


I had to set up for school today in all that rain. I was inside, but I still had to get a lot of the gear from the car to the hall. And on the way home, the road had flooded. I was worried I wouldn't be able to get home, coz I'd heard on the radio a lot of roads were closed. But I got through ok. Thank the Goddess for 4x4s. I know they polluted and are dangerous, but it came in handy today! So now I am dry, and in my pjs, in my bed, having a cuppa. AND I'M NOT MOVING!!!!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Don't worry, this isn't supposed to make sense


As long as I know what it means, it's all good!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

doo be doo

Not much to report

Have decided to make a start on a cross stitch, just to satisfy my curiosity. Then back to my rug (coz it's starting to get chilly), and then finishing my tapestry before I have to decide which cross stitch to start first.

Was cold at school. First class was very late.

Will be going down to see the boy next weekend. Not sure if I can control myself at Victoria House. Not sure if my boy would be willing to attempt getting me out again and may either decide not to take me in the first place, or to just leave me there once I get in!

(I too have been visited by internet pixies who love to annoy by messing with blogger. Unlike Chell though, Blogger actually didn't save part of this post, so here I am trying to type it again!)

Love, Me

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Something to think about

Came across a little something last night that everyone might want to have a look at. It's a site called Multiply. It's pretty much the same sort of thing as Myspace I think (ie you can add friends, add photos/videos), but what I think it better than Myspace, is that the blog function is Blogger compatible. Not sure if you guys are interested (truth be told, I'm not sure if I'm interested!), but it's something to think about. If you like, you can go and check mine out before you decide to join. Clicky here.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

I've had worse

Parties today- sometimes you get good ones, sometimes you get bad ones. Today I had a little of each. Oh well, all over now. Saw darling Jen today, so she got to see me in action. (for the record, the party her son attended was one of the good ones!)

I have a really sore neck. Have decided against a career in headbanging. Unless it covers my chiropractic bills.

Not a good idea to be a gymnastics coach with a sore neck.

As I mentioned before, I am almost finished the lake part of my tapestry. Until I figured out I was short a bit of thread. And I mean maybe 50cm short. So I had to buy a whole heap of thread (comes in 8m lots) just to finish one friggin colour. Friggin.

Pole dancing is great. I have 2 new moves down. One is the flag, and I have a pic here. It's not very high (is supposed to be horizontal) but I think it's pretty impressive.

(note the new shoes!!)

I can also do the "cleopatra". But I'll have to get a video of that next time coz it's a little hard to explain.

That's all from me.
Love you