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Big Day Out

So, we went into the city and met up with mum, step-dad, my brother and mum's friend. It was strange, and not at all strange all at one time. He doesn't look very different; thicker set, and grey in his hair, and he occassionally wears glasses, but that's it, other than that he's exactly the same.



Funny though, now that I'm a whole lot older, he is different. All those things about him that were extremely charming and attractive when I was an oversexed teen, are now not at all attractive.

All my friends and myself in the Salvos back in the late 80s had huge crushes on this guy, he was good looking, talented, charming, chatty... Yesterday, I saw those same traits, but I also saw a guy who's self-esteem was laid on shaky ground, and basically he was afraid people might not like him. He had this slightly anxious way of talking just to fill the silences, and I realised this was something he had always, and when I was a teen I thought it was because he was so cle…

Woeful Me

I'm going to start this on a cheery note because basically this blog is just going to be a whinge about my pathetic human state...

But anyhoo, look at this gorgeous cover!!! I got it a month ago and have been waiting to lanolise it, but I just COULDN'T wait another day!!! Soooo cute! A bug for my little bug! And even without being lanolised, it worked a treat, he even had a sleep in it, and was nice and dry for hours! Now, I'm giving it a good airing so it doesn't get a case of the stinkies...

Ok, so now, onto my whinge!

For some inexplicable reason (that is, I'm not self-aware enough to know why), I have this deep set need to be INCLUDED... Actually, it's more that I don't want to be EXCLUDED... Even in stuff I might otherwise not really be bothered with, if I sense that I'm not being invited along or not being acknowledged as a participant, I feel this overwhelming urge to participate, though I don't have the time or energy, or even much to co…

An Update on things...

Wow, so much going on atm, LOL...

Knitted this cute stocking hat for Sienna (love this photo, she looks like a itty bitty pirate in that stripey top with the stripey hat), think I'll enjoy making these, they're tres cute! Also knitting with some GORGEOUS Alpaca darlings! Just devine! Mum is bringing me some more that she has spun herself, but she thinks I'm going to need to knit it up with a silk thread to stop it stretching after washing. That's fine by me, Alpaca and silk hats ought to be very nice, especially if I use coloured silk with natural wool...

What else...

Oh yeah, mum is arriving here tomorrow, this is a surprise visit that was only arranged this past week. She has just recently gotten in contact with friends of hers from her College days in Norway, and then her closest friend from those days got himself a job of a ship to Australia (as an engineer) and is arriving in Perth on tomorrow, then flying over to Melbourne very early Sunday morning to meet us a…

Blue boy stuff

This is a blog about Luey atm...

We figured out something about him just before. Blue boy is a huge fan of Charlie and Lola, and yesterday I bought him a C&L book to add to his collection. Now, he wasn't supposed to get the book until his birthday next month, but then this morning he had to go to the Drs and he didn't want to go and stated he wasn't going, and well, the book is called, "I am too absolutely small for school" and is about how Lola doesn't want to go to school, but realises in the end that school isn't as bad as she thought it would be, and so I thought I could use it to show how things can be nicer than you expect...

So, on the promise of getting to read the story when he got back, we went to the Drs. Luey has had a cesty cough
for a couple of days, but in the past twenty four hours he's been almost constantly wheezing as well, and because Dave has suffered with asthma most of his life, he wanted the wheeze checked out.

As it turns …

The half way point, and other news!

Weighed in at 85.5kg today! That's the halfway point from what I weighed three weeks after Bryn was born and what I want to weigh (106 and 65kg).... And yesterday I wore the lovely pin striped pants I bought a couple of weeks ago that didn't fit (size 16)...

In other news...

Today Bryn showed us that he's figured out how to getting from sitting to crawling and crawling to sitting! He also attempted to put himself up on his piano - which I attribute to spending yesterday watching Beck's little Oscar pulling up on the couch - Yay! for Oscar, but Oh Dear! for me if Bryn starts pulling up already - then I'll get NO knitting done whatsoever!!!

His diet has suddenly expanded too, now he eats banana rice cereal and vegemite toast... Ok, not exactly what you might think to be appropriate first foods, but well, he just turns his nose up at everything else (my other boys didn't do this, though Luey also preferred finger foods over the sloppy stuff - so didn't start …

Expensive, but VERY cute!!!

Isn't this hat the cutest thing??? Ok, so it's not sitting on Bryn's head just right (you try putting a wool hat on a child crawling at 100 kph!), but still, the idea is there, and isn't it just so URCHIN like??? Bought the wool at the ABA Mother's Play Day at Albert Park on Friday. The wool itself was rather exxy for my liking (bloody $17 for 100gr!!!), but I really needed to break a fifty and it looked sort of interesting, thought I might get a couple of cute hats out of it... Well, this hat barely made a dent in the ball of wool, the strand is very fine, this was knitted on 4m, but it really needs 2.5 or 2.75m needles, perfect for newborn hats, and I reckon I could get a few out of just 100gr... Still, I like my Utiku wool, much easier to knit with, not as fiddly...

Friday was a pretty good day actually. Lovely to meet up with old friends and meet and make new ones. Bryn seemed to really enjoy the company of the other babies too, as much as an 8 month old …

Getting slack

Yeah, geez, it's been a while since I blogged, didn't really feel like it this week...

Got my period for the first time after having Bryn. Was feeling a bit short changed. It was 19 months before it returned after Luey was born, and Bryn feeds as much as Luey ever didn't, in fact in the past few weeks he seems to be feeding continuously through the night, so I can't figure out why it came back so soon this time (ok, nearly 9 months isn't that short, but still, I was hoping for at least another 10 months respite...)...

It was a really weird, short period, too. Only lasted about 36 hours. Go figure, normally it's five days...

So, at least I was right on the money the other week when I said I thought I'd ovulated.

What's getting to me is, of course, there are no more babies on the books for us. Not that I wouldn't have another in, say, 2.5 years, but Dave is well and truly not interested. I don't really hold it against him. He's 47 now, and…

Whaddya mean it's not a nipple...

Why I haven't posted much recently...

Been busy knitting... (this is just me catologuing this stuff before it gets handed over to it's owners - all these items are spoken for already, next week I knit for sale again...)

Trying something new...

Here's the new hat design I thought I'd try out on Kate :)


Nothing special

Wanted to do an update blog, but can't think of what to say...

Oh yeah, Bryn crawled today!!! He's creeping across the floor now like he's been doing it all his life, AND this afternoon he got up on hands and knees and started rocking! Now I know this is what all babies do, but isn't it amazing when it's your own baby doing it for the first time. This morning was like watching a bulb flash on in his head. He crawled, then we saw this look come over his face when he realised what he'd done, a real Aha! moment... Watching your own babies brain at work is just awesome!

Am nearly finished knitting Kate's longies and hats. Tried a new approach with these, and I'm personally much happier with the look. Doing something special with the hats, too, will take pictures when they're done...

On the parenting front...

Have come to realise my trigger for bad parenting behaviour. Basically, it's when I'm alone with all three boys at once. I can do it …