Saturday, May 22, 2010

The world's fattest scarf is complete

OK, so estimation is not my strong point! I started out at about half this width, but to my eye it just didn't look big  enough so kept casting on, and on, and on until I *thought* it was fine. What do I know? As a result I now am the proud owner of the World's Fattest Scarf, might have to put a call into the Guinness Book of Records people. I'm toying with folding it in half and sewing it together but it might be too chunky. Chunky is in vogue right now, maybe I can be cutting edge and start a new super-ultra-chunky trend? I've now started another scarf in the same type of fringed wool, in a mixed black, burgandy and pink. Only this time it's about half the width, I'm not making that mistake again! If this one doesn't cut it as a scarf, it would work as a head rest/cushion protector for the couch! Matches perfectly! Here it is:

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A milestone birthday, Quasimodo, a karate tournament & an "aw" moment!

Now that's an interesting few days!

A Milestone Birthday
First off, my eldest child turned 13 last Thursday, happy birthday buddy! I am now the mother of a teenager *shudder*. I made a wickedly rich cookies and cream cake from oreos and bought him the usual type of gifts. Of course there had to be computer games in there, some books and magazines, a few bits and pieces and this time an acoustic guitar and a book & DVD on how to play.

The very next day he put his neck out just sitting on the couch (who said being a couch potato was easy?). One minute he was fine, the next his head was stuck on his shoulder and he couldn't really move. All he needed was a bit of a limp to complete the Quasimodo look! It did get a little better during the day and he was able to move around enough on Saturday to get to the doctor. It seems to be getting better each day though which is good.

Karate Tournament
Sunday brought about another super early start (we left just after 6.45am) for another karate tournament. This time around DS was able to do kata and kumite, but for a change they mixed the girls and boys for the kata. There were around 10-11 kids in kata (his specialty) and got a bye in the first round and won 2 more rounds 3-0, losing out in the final 0-3. There were only 2 girls in it, and they came 1st and 3rd, so he was the only boy to place. He was happy with 2nd as the winner is a very strong little girl who won the Australian Open and deserved to be the winner. Kumite wasn't so good, losing in the first round to a boy who was very full on, not something DS is really used to but it's all good experience.

"Aw" moment
Yesterday after school my 8 YO was doing something outside, coming inside for scissors and paper. I didn't think much of it until he came inside and handed me this, telling me he loved me:
How sweet is that? As far as I know, he hadn't done anything wrong either! LOL

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

10 things you (probably) didn't know about me!

Just for a bit of fun, and to see if you learn a thing or two:
  1. I've ridden an out of control camel down the sand dunes of Byron Bay (NSW - Aus). This was part of the holiday from you-know-where!
  2. I've been known to sing on stages throughout Victoria, and I can't hold a note!
  3. I've earnt a legitimate gold medal from the Victorian Little Athletics State Championships, without even setting foot on the track (or field) 
  4. I've lost a toe nail by dropping a brick on it.
  5. I've never set foot outside Australia, although I've been to 5 of the states.
  6. I've been hospitalised 5 times.
  7. I've never broken a bone.
  8. I wear glasses for long distance when driving at night.
  9. I've para-sailed on the Gold Coast. (Qld - Aus)
  10. I still, to this day, do not eat pumpkin after a bad childhood experience.
Curious about any of the above answers? Leave a comment and I'll explain in a new post.

On another crafty note, here's the 18th birthday card I made my niece. I just wasn't happy with the selection in the shops.

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