Kawano Crocheting (and Knitting) Adventures

Welcome to my blog. It is about my crocheting and my knitting, fun things I find on the internet and my family.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I thought I would have been another character.....

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Sakamoto Kyu - Sukiyaki - Ue wo muite arukou

Even if you dont understand Japanese, you will just love the sound of Sukiyaki. It is so haunting and beautiful. It is amazing to listen to. One of those songs that you can have on repeat all day and not get sick of it.

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My secret obession (other then crocheting or knitting)

I have to admit that I have an obession (healthy I hope) with music, but not just any music, it has to be cool, groovy for its day, and above all enjoyable. That is why, I like Eric Burdon and The Animals, and Eric Burdon and War, pretty much anything by Eric Burdon will do me fine. I wouldnt say it is good housework music (Matrix soundtrack or Nickelback's first album or Smashing Pumpkins, work a treat with me when I am doing housework).
Recently, my dear husband (my enabler) said to me that I could buy some Eric Burdon CDs. Well I came across an LP record of Eric Burdon declares "War" for A$3.50 on ebay. I told him about it, and he was shocked, as in Japan, that LP is very expensive. My husband is a big fan of War. So he said I could buy it, so I did, knowing that he would put it with his collection of LPs in his music room. But I was allowed to buy the CD as well. So now, my enabler and I are happy with the music that I listen too. I must say that my husbands current love is AC/DC, so for fathers day I brought him about 5 AC/DC CDs and 2 DVDs of theirs. So whenever I leave him alone for any period of time I am sure that he is either listening to or watching them. I dont mind them either, but at the moment I want to be listening to something that is cool, not going to make me break out my air guitar, or anything silly like that.
I must admit, that for a while my radio wasnt working in the car, I would listen to The Animals tape that I picked up for 50c at St. Vinnies. Miles, sings to them in the back of the car whilst I am driving. It is so cute listening to him sing to them. Hubby is trying to get him to sing to AC/DC at the moment, and learn the guitar to play Thunderstruck. If only I could get him to play some Animals for me on the guitar!
So from time to time, I might post music clips that I like from youtube (thankyou whoever created youtube!)

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Just cos I could...and cos I like it!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

The boys look like their dad

Happyplace you are correct that William looks like his dad. Both Miles and William look so much the same as babies. I will have to go and scan in some baby photos of Miles and post them here, they look so much alike.

This morning, William decided to change his sleeping and waking times, I cannot complain, he decided to sleep in till 7.30! But he did bring his 4am feed to up to just before 3am. But it is nice to have a bit of a sleep in, even if it doesnt last for very long.

Yesterday, was so hot, we had a weather warning for our area saying that we were going to get strong winds, rain, hail, etc...but we only got a bit of rain, and some wind, not heavy rain, that would cause flash flooding. Just less then mild rain that on total only lasted about 10 minutes (I am sure it is less then that, as there isnt even a flood in our driveway).

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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Some family photos

Friday, September 12, 2008

computer died and now it is back to life

What a shock it was when I finally woke up on Saturday, after Jumpei took William from me so I could gave a few more hours of sleep. Only to wake up to the computer not working. It just wouldnt start. I had been meaning to take it in to get a new hard drive installed, as the old one I was sure was on it's last leg, and just surviving our day to day use of it. But this fateful Saturday, it kicked the can and wouldnt go no more. So during the week, I took it into Warwick to the computer shop I took it to once before, and got it fixed for A$209. The only problem now is that everything looks so big on the screen, and I cannot seem to get everything to look the same again. I dont know why it must look so big, but it does. Hopefully, over the coming weeks, it will work itself into a fit and look like it used to. Fingers crossed!!!

Well, I have been to the gym and will have my new program organised for me, so I can start getting fit on Monday. I have decided that this year (what is left of it) will be the year that I do something about these extra kilograms that I have hugging my body. I still havent worked out what size I want to go down to, but I dont want to be ultra skinny, as I just dont like the look that much. It is going to be fun, to start loosing a bit, and going shopping to get new clothes (something that I dont do very often, I seem to wear the clothes out before getting new ones). My plan for the gym is to go there 3-4 times a week and build up from a 30 minute workout to an hour long one, hopefully with the co-opperation of William, as he is coming along to the gym with me.

The poor little fella is sufferring from wind. It seems to be in his bowels and gives him bad pain and gas. I have to keep burping him and rubbing him to try and get some of that out. He loves his milk, so I am sure that he is getting close to 4kgs, I will find out on the 18th how heavy he is. It is going to be fun to see him grow. Miles really loves him a lot, and wants to hold him and touch him. Jumpei is still over the moon that he has another son. Nothing seems to be able to wipe the smile off his face about his 2 sons.

I havent really had time to do any of them, as William seems to keep me busy with feeding and changing and cuddling him. Today, I have him in a baby carrier and so far he seems to like it. But I have a bit of work to do before I can go and pick up either a hook or a pair of needles to make something. I do hope to be able to start soon and make a few items.

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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

No time to crochet or knit

Since having William at home, i just havent had time to crochet nor knit. Not because William wants attention or feeding all day long, but because he sleeps all day long and I take this time to clean and do housework, and then at night, he wakes up and wants more feeding and more time. Sometimes I get so grumpy if I dont get any sleep during the day or at night. So poor Jumpei has to put up with me being a grumpy-bum. Poor Miles, just wants to hold William all the time, and it is just hard telling him he cant do it when he wants. We have a routine now, that whenever Miles sees me sitting with William, he will ask me if he can hold him, but only if he moves further into the couch. He gets to hold him for a few minutes. I think that William likes it too, as he looks at Miles and likes it when Miles touches him.
Tonight, Jumpei has taken Miles to bed early, so he gave William a kiss goodnight and gave me one too before running off to bed. I am sure that by 9pm, he should be asleep, snoring away and even talking in his sleep. It is very funny sometimes the things that Miles will say in sleep. I think most of it relates to his day at kindy, as there is sometimes a mention of a sandpit, a ball, and other things that he plays with at kindy. It is very funny sometimes, if you are awake, he sometimes sits up in his sleep and then says something, then lays down and starts snoring.
Well, I am thinking about staying up tonight to watch NCIS, but I think the better choice would be to head to bed and grab a few winks of sleep before getting up for William. It is still 50/50, but I really should be smart about it and head off to bed.
I will want to do a bit of crocheting too. I want to make the magic potholder. But I might do that later on in the week, after a bit of sleep.
Today, I spent most of the day cleaning out my room and destashing some of my clothes. I have got to destash some of my books, especially if I am not going to read them (again or ever). I did remove a lot of books a few months ago, but I still have a lot of books. I am trying to work out what to do with the books I brought at university. Should I keep them or sell them or give them away? I really have no idea what to do with them. I might end up putting them in my storage room until I can finally work out what to do with them. I really do love those books. The other books that I have are novels. I am keeping my Harry Potter series, Sherlock Holmes series, Mrs Marple series, but the others I think that I can live without.
Also heard today in the news that there is going to be a Sherlock Holmes movie in the "talk" stages. The funny thing is, that the other day (yesterday perhaps or was it Sunday?) but I was thinking that with all the remakes of the superhero movies and other movies, that Sherlock Holmes wasnt being touched. I have a few of the old movies with Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes, so it is interesting that they choose Robert Downey Jr. to play the part, but the thing is I can see him in the role of Holmes. He has that look about him, although different from Rathbone, but still a look of Holmes all the same. I am going to have to say that I am going to have to go to the cinema's to watch the movie. Although, Alan Rickman in the role of Sherlock Holmes wouldnt be too bad either. Another dimension of sexiness indeed, Watson.
A quick movie list of movies that I want to see in the cinema:
* Bottle Shock
* Sherlock Holmes
* Harry Potter

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