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Posted by on February 4, 2011 in Animals, Life, Stuff

 

Play For Today

I haven’t been knitting much lately – the odd Band Cuffs here, working my Calista’s McQueen Knock-Off there.

What I have been spending most of my time doing is thinking about and reading Harry Potter and playing my PS2. I finally finished Kingdom Hearts II and started playing GTA: Vice City and God of War. Gotta go to top up with caffiene and kill some more denizens of Hades.

 
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Posted by on July 26, 2007 in Gaming, Stuff

 

New FO

My cousin had a baby boy (her 3rd son) on Friday morning. All went well and Mum and Bub were home by Saturday morning. I got to have a big, long cuddle with him on Saturday night. I don’t want to talk about what his parents are naming him…

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…. Rafael Dring. So, after much deliberation and because his Mum really didn’t want him to be called Rafael, the baby has been renamed. May I presnt to you Kynan Dring.

 
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Posted by on May 21, 2007 in FOs, Stuff

 

Storm!

Jeff Callaghan from the weather bureau says it was a rare, but extreme occurrence. “It’s called a super cell on the worst end of the severe storm scale, so we are very lucky that it didn’t form a tornado,” he said.

The above was cut & pasted from the abc online news service.

Brisbane, esp the inner-city Northern areas (where I live, incidentally) had a very localized storm a this afternoon. Thunder, lightening, hail, monsoonal rain, strong winds and all the rest of it. I was scared that this great big palm tree, that someone very stupidly planted right next to our flat and car space, was going to fall on the flat or on my beautiful little car. Neither did happen but my car’s paint work got a bit chipped in a few places from the hail.

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The great big fkn palm tree in my driveway.

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Disaster strikes! The view from across the street.

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Across the street and 1 house down – a bit more serious.

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Ashgrove, 1 suburb over from mine.

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These poor people were chopping up the tree into little bit with hand saws.

I decided to go for a drive to my LYS, Threads And More, after the storm because we had no power (any excuse really). Also the weather had turned so steamy and humid after the storm it was almost unbearable, so a drive in my air-conned car to an air-conned shop seemed in order. Bad idea. None of the 20 or so sets of lights in between my flat and my LYS were working. Some had cops at them, directing traffic, but most were a bit chaotic. There were branches crushing cars, some houses and powerlines, emergency services everywhere and helicopters flying everywhere.

I haven’t heard any news reports that anyone has been hurt but that is not surprising seeing as how I only got the power back on a few minutes ago. I hope everyone was safe and that no animals were hurt – a lot of dogs get frantic during storms and because this one happened during the day, their owners might have been at work.

 
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Posted by on November 15, 2006 in Stuff

 

That girl needs therapy.

Hydrotherapy that is. Since getting out of hospital I have only had one hydro session and although I really enjoy being in the water especially swimming pools (when my family finally settled in Queensland my dad invested in a beautiful inground swimming pool for us all and my brother and I practically lived in it) I don’t like over-chlorinated, luke warm (34 degrees C, just 3 degrees cooler than blood) pools. I was the only out-patient at my first session, with the other 11 patients all being still in-patients at the hospital, but they all played volleyball and pass-the-ball and went into the huge spa at the of the lesson but I wasn’t allowed to do any of that. I had walk frontwards, sideways and, just to shake things up a bit, backwards in the water, twist gently with a pool noodle, lift my arm up and down using a paddle, do some embarrassing humping exercises and float in the deep end with a gimpy little floaty ring. No fun-time or spa for me. But I did feel quite good afterwards and went for a walk around the block when I got home.

I went to my session last Monday but we got kicked out of the pool about 10 minutes into the lesson due to an large amount of unsavoury algae that started to come out of the jets. Eew. So the pool has been closed for a week and two of my hydro session have been cancelled. The pool is now reopened and I was meant to go today but I found a stitch protruding out of my back on the weekend and it seems to be a bit infected (my back is very red and angry around the stitch). What’s the big deal, you say, it is just a stitch. Well, I was only stitched up in the inside with those dissolving stitches. On the outside I got stapled (not much fun getting staples taken out, let me tell you) so this stitch has worked its way out from inside my back and has not dissolved. I am going to the doctor tomorrow to get it all sorted out and I have just put a band-aid over it for now. It might not be a big issue but I don’t want to risk getting an infection in my back. I hope you are not eating while you are reading this, or if you are, I hope you have a strong stomach.

I rang up the hospital to let them know about this recent development. The physio said I could make up for the sessions I had missed in November which is fantastic news. Yay for the Australian public health system!

 
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Posted by on October 23, 2006 in Stuff

 

Jumping Someone Else’s Train

It seems to me that knitting and blogging go hand in hand and therefore my knitting experience was incomplete without a blog of my own. So here I am unleashing yet another f*&%@# knitting blog into the world. As I am currently unemployed due to a back injury sustained in January ’06 which resulted in emergency back surgery three weeks ago, I expect that I shall have more than enough time to blog about my adventures – knitting orientated or otherwise – so I will have no excuses for not maintaining my blog. I can’t drive, I can’t walk for more than 10 minutes, I can’t sit for more than 20 minutes and I am flat broke. This means that my cats, Star Trek: Voyager, Buffy, PS2, knitting and an over-active imagination are all that I usually have for company.

I think it best to start my blog by showing off my few FOs. I only started knitting in June of ’05 and I am a compulsive starter of new projects, hence my distinct lack of completed projects.

 
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Posted by on October 13, 2006 in Stuff

 

Jumping Someone Else’s Train

It seems to me that knitting and blogging go hand in hand and therefore my knitting experience was incomplete without a blog of my own. So here I am unleashing yet another f*&%@# knitting blog into the world. As I am currently unemployed due to a back injury sustained in January ’06 which resulted in emergency back surgery three weeks ago, I expect that I shall have more than enough time to blog about my adventures – knitting orientated or otherwise – so I will have no excuses for not maintaining my blog. I can’t drive, I can’t walk for more than 10 minutes, I can’t sit for more than 20 minutes and I am flat broke. This means that my cats, Star Trek: Voyager, Buffy, PS2, knitting and an over-active imagination are all that I usually have for company.

I think it best to start my blog by showing off my few FOs. I only started knitting in June of ’05 and I am a compulsive starter of new projects, hence my distinct lack of completed projects.

 
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Posted by on October 13, 2006 in Stuff