Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

It is that time of year again. When I was vaccuuming the house tonight I realised that I hadn't made a decision to put up the tree, so it is still sitting in the cupboard where I found it today while looking for a ball of yarn that I had lost. My house is looking decidedly unChristmassy, except for the cards on the shelf above the kitchen splashback, and the presents needing to be wrapped sitting on the table. Amongst those presents are a selection of pressies for my neighbours gorgeous baby girl born today. I am assuming she is gorgeous, I haven't met her yet, but her parents are great people. Congrats to G and S on the birth of little K! Merry Christmas.

Back to the ball of yarn. I have been looking for it for about 3 months, which is when I last put it in a safe place. Since then, I have turned the place upside down numerous times looking for the rotten thing. Of course, I found it in the last place I looked, which was also a place I am sure I have looked before. Now if only I could remember which project I had decided I was going to use it for. It was either mittens or a hat.

Speaking of hats, one of my great work mates bought me flowers for my birthday a couple of weeks ago, so I returned the favour by making her a hat. I think I became addicted to Patons Jet while I was making it, it is great stuff to work with. When I get time I will post a pic of it. Right now I have to find a pattern on Ravelry that I thought I had printed.

Hope you all have a great day tomorrow, whether it be close to family or far away from them.
I know I will have a great day, my wonderful Mum makes her delicious Christmas Pudding while watching the Christmas Eve carols. Can't wait to eat it tomorrow.

Monday, December 8, 2008

I'm off to see.....

the Wiggles, the wonderful Wiggles of Oz. Because, because, because... I can't remember the rest of the tune, but I have been singing this to one of the songs from the Wizard of Oz. But instead of singing "the Wizard", I have been singing "the Wiggles".

As you may have guessed, I am going with my sister and her girls to see the Wiggles tomorrow. I am really looking forward to it, I can't wait to see Bear and Monkey (their Dad's nicknames for them) jumping around like the psychotic little 1 and 3 year olds that they are. After the show I think I will have a nanna nap, to give me the energy that I need to eat the dinner I have ordered for tomorrow night - lamb roast with 3 bits of pumpkin, no peas and sponge cake for dessert. All in honour of the fact that 35 years ago on Thursday, my wonderful Mum went to sleep and woke up with me! The joys of caesars.

Usually we only have birthday dinners on the day of the birthday, but since I have tomorrow off to go to the Wiggles, tomorrow is the only day that I can get to Mum's for dinner at a suitable time for the kidlets. If we did Thursday night, I could get there at around 9pm, that is if I don't have to do overtime which is a common thing at work these days. I had a very long day at work on Friday, 11hrs with my shift + overtime, then half an hour after I got home I got a call and had to go back again. All up, from the time I left for work to the time I got home for good, it was a 16 hour day. Then I got hardly any sleep Friday night, so I feel like I am still trying to catch up.

One thing I have managed over the weekend, was to do some cables. I am knitting a hat for two people at work who really deserve something special. One is one of the level 2 nurses who is such a great guy to work with, and really funny as well. If he ever left my hospital it would be a huge loss for the department. The other is my boss, the CNC of Anaesthetics and Recovery. She is the best boss I have ever had, even if she does roll her eyes and moan when I say that I have had an idea (that seems to be a common response when I say those words!). She is a great teacher - she did my orientation in anaesthetics, and very approachable. She is a fantastic support person for the team. This year has been a hard year at work, and she has done a marvellous job keeping us all together. She deserves a special gift as a thankyou.

The hat I am making is the Lucky Seven hat, but I am not sure of the sizing. I am using a Lion Brand yarn that I got from Spotlight a while ago in a gorgeous blue colour. Tom has a fairly big head, so the hat needs to be stretchable for him. Deb has a normal size head, so the hat should be fine on her. I recently bought some blue Inca, it is a bigger gauge so may suit Tom and his big head, better than the LB Wool-ease. If Tom ever read this, he would laugh at this. He is a Pom, so we regularly take the mickey over the way he says things like 'book', and 'garage'. He hassles us back, the other day he said I looked just like Mick Jagger. I have to watch out that I don't do too much standing with one hand on my hip, otherwise I might break out into a Stones imitation.

Better go work on my hat for a bit while I watch Ugly Betty that I taped last week. Don't think I will stay up to watch Eli Stone (also on tape). I saw the first episode and really enjoyed it, thought it was very original.

I will try to remember to post all about the excitement I am sure us four girls will be having at the Wiggles concert tomorrow. One of the Drs at work said today that Captain Feathersword does a great imitation of Mick Jagger, I might have to copy it for Tom later in the week, lol.