Kawano Crocheting (and Knitting) Adventures

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

weird weather

This summer has been weird so far. We have had a few days of extreme heat, followed by days that feel like winter is back and then wet, cold, windy days.
We had a few good days of storms around here and Brisbane and the Gold Coast. We actually managed to miss the wild storm at the coast but I can tell you, it was absolutely hot and sweaty and can you believe it the McDonalds ice-cream machine broke down...so we took breaks where ever we could until we got home.

But here are some photos of the storm that hit Brisbane a few days ago.

This photo is going to be blown up a bit and placed on my wall. I just love the look of the clouds coming over the swamp/dam/lake.

I am so glad that we missed this storm's destruction. It did pass over us, but we only got some heavy rain and some lightening, but nothing as bad as what Brisbane or the Gold Coast got.

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

I'm Back!!!

Some photos...These are from Goomburra National Park, not that far from our house. I think that we are going to go camping there one of these days. (Happyplace, you can tell hubby, that you cant go and shot the cattle there or the wallabies or kangaroos [although kangaroo meat is delicious and fat free])
Cattle loose on the way into the park. you have to drive through a few properties and the cattle are loose and on the road. This trip there were a lot of young calves about ranging from a few days to a month old. Some cows were in calf too, so there should be a lot more little ones roaming about the place.

a wallaby. This little fella was good enough to let me drive up close to it so that my inlaws were able to get a good photo of it. I am pleased to say that they had a great time seeing our native animals and the cows.

My dear inlaws, Tazuko and Kenji! They are such wonderful people, and I am so glad that we get on well.

Kenji and Miles Kenji in the garden! Miles, his father, Jumpei and Kenji, are all alike when it comes to eating. They all think that they are hamsters and need to store their food in the mouths before eating it. They all love noodles and rice too.

Us at the hotel at the Gold Coast before heading to the airport. Miles was being a little shit when it came to photos and saying goodbye as he didnt want them to go. William wasnt too happy with the family changing again. He really enjoyed himself with his grandparents.

Some updates are needed...
Still no car...I am still looking about for one for hubby, but nothing seems to be right. I am rather picky now, as I want one that is going to last a good few years. So the hunt is on.

Finished my crochet exchanges, they will be out in the post on Monday. I am so glad that I have gotten them finished. It now leaves me a bit of time to get a few things ready that I want to get done.

Christmas shopping, havent started yet, neither have I gotten the tree out from the storage room. Will have to do that sometime soon. This week, we have christmas parties at kindy and in Warwick at the shopping centre. So my Thursday and Friday are going to be busy ones.
We have had a lot of rain, flooding in Warwick, nothing much here in my small town. The good news is that my water tank that somehow got empty, is now overflowing with water. Thanks to hubby adding another part to the piping so that it goes straight inside the tank instead of nearly there. So now I have 3 water tanks that are all full. All I have to do is one day buy a pump, but until then, I can just use them the normal way by turning the tap on to get some water out. I might hook one of them up to water the garden.

By the way, my father inlaw did a wonderful job on doing our vegetable garden. Pity the sparrows and pidgeons decided to eat some of the veges. I will go sometime this week and pick up some more replacement veges. We have a lot of tomatoes and corn planted, as well as cabbage, pumpkin, watermelon, and a few others. Cant wait to harvest them.

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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

It just continues...

Still no car. We thought we had one lined up but alas, it got sold right after we saw it, and she didnt let me know, until I called her up about it. That was like 2 days ago! But I have another one lined up that would be suitable for hubby, all I have to do is organise my father, Jumpei, and me for Saturday. I want Jumpei to take his parents out to softball on Saturday, so that they can watch him play, but he doesnt want to drive dad's car for some "#$(% reason. I am quite sure it is to shit me off and make it harder for me to get things organised. I dont understand why things have to be so hard to do.

To me it is very simple...
I take my car with the kids or just the baby, and dad to look at the other car. Easy!
Jumpei takes his parents to Toowoomba in my fathers car to softball. Hard????? WTF! I dont know how that can be hard!

So anyway I am hoping to get to see this other car on the weekend and if it is all good then get it. No more early mornings driving hubby to work!

William has decided to make my life easier too, by wanting a feed every 2 hours. Seriously where is all that milk going! It sure isnt coming out the other end often. Tomorrow I take him for a check up with the health nurse to see how heavy he is and all that. It should be good. We are thinking that he is somewhere near the 7kg mark, as he is very heavy.

He rolled over yesterday!!!! So that is great. Jumpei got to see it, and he was so happy and then later that day his mother got to see him roll over as well. So I am happy that they have seen this little milestone whilst they are with us.
Miles is happy, he loves having his grandparents with him. He got upset this morning, cos he woke up and they were not in the room. Once I told him where they were he was so happy! He has been helping his grandfather, "Jiji" aka Kenji, in the garden and they seem to be having a great time together out there. Jumpei took some photos of them in the garden. It is so nice to see him with his grandparents.

Not a lot of time to crochet or knit, just being a breastfeeding machine at the moment.

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