Just Plodding Along

Monday, March 20, 2006

Sister Finished!

Saw Sister at our Niece's cafe this afternoon. She has finished a lovely cabled baby snuggle bag. It is a bright lime green variegated with some other greens, and looks fantastic. It even has a detachable hood on it. Before Sister gifts it, she said I can get a photo of it for my blog, yay!
She has also finished the ladybird blanket knitting part of it anyway. Now she just has to put a facing on the back of it to hide all the ends she has to weave in, and there are many of them.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006


Walking back home from dropping the children off to kindergarten and school I was thinking. Thinking while I listened to James Blunt, and Dido. Sad thinking. I realized while I was thinking that everyone has left me in my life one way or another. Friends went to other cities for varying reasons - the main one being their families moved so they had to go too. Then family left too. Aunts, Uncles, Cousins that I had grown up with, even though we all lived in different parts of the country. Suddenly they were all gone. I was thinking sadly why that happened. I know my extended family haven't had anything to do with me because I spoke up about some abuse that was going on, and boy did I open a can of worms there! Now the worms are nicely back in the can and I am left alone to deal with what life serves up. I haven't managed to make any new friends for myself in the last ten years. I speak to Hubby's mates and they are friends and everything, but they aren't people I can open up to about anything. Did I purposefully push these friends away without thinking about it, or was it out of my hands. Just beyond my fingertips taunting me to be lonely.

Over the last two years I have managed to gain about 20 kg in weight and I can only blame half of that on the medication I was on to try and help with my chest pain. The only thing that the meds did was make me gain weight. Now I'm out walking every morning for an hour, and trying to shake those kgs feels like living through my hellish childhood all over again. I'll do it though, 'cause I lived through that crap, I can get through this too.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006


Forget knitting, spinning, walking and everything else I enjoy. I have a new thing going. It's where you try and make $50 last a week feeding four people. It was fun emptying the fridge and freezer of available food, and we did get invited elsewhere for two night meals and one lunch, so we didn't have to find food for those times. It was interesting last night when all I could find was some steak that was the last thing in the bottom of the freezer, and some lettuce from the garden. But I made it!
To have money again today was a good feeling, I don't know what people do when they don't have money - but I'm sure it involves not eating.

I have in other news finished the back of the new hoody I started for Daughter, but I don't like it so far. I'm inclined just to rip the whole thing back into balls of yarn and start again with another pattern. She will be starting school soon, so it's not like she desperately needs a warm winter top, as there is a uniform at the school.

Watched Frailty last night on TV and it was sure a mind spinner. Won't say too much for those that haven't seen it, but it was worth me renting it next time I'm at the DVD shop.

Have collected heaps of fabric for my next quilt project, so want to organize those soon. Got a Quilting book out of the library to try out some different squares maybe. It's called Quilting From Start To Finish by Katherine Guerrier.