Friday, July 31, 2009

Milestones.... first ever yum cha experience and wow! was it good. It did feel slightly strange going to a Croatian soccer club to have yum cha but the company was wonderful, food delicious and really reasonable pricing. Can't ask for more really.

...we have entered the Wii world thanks to my parents

...we also have a new T.V in part, thanks to the above point. Izaak attempted to connect the Wii all by himself, pulled the TV out of the cabinet too far and smashed the whole thing. New TV equalled moving all the furniture around the place as well because the new telly didn't fit in the old cabinet. I took it as a good time to have a clean up. Feels good to have a tidy home but unforuntely I know it won't last.

...I have started my final clinical placement as a student nurse. It's daunting, exciting, disgusting and wonderful all at the same time. I've seen and had to deal with more poo in the last week than in the previous two and a half years. I seem to have the smell permanently burned into my nostrils. On a happier note the staff are wonderful and so helpful and happy to have students around which is a far cry from my last placement and really makes all the difference.

...I finished my first ever triangle shawl. It is the Percy Shawl and I'm in love with it. I'm super happy with how it turned out and have started on my second shawl now. I really seem to have hit my knitting mojo lately which is a nice change. You can see it here.

...I've been crocheting as well. Dishcloths for my kitchen and face washers for the kids which they are loving. It's nice when the kids pick out the colours and tell me stripes or this for the border or loop/no loop and then within an hour or two they get their finished face cloth.

...My blue swap parcel is coming along nicely with some delicious yarn from Happy Spider that is going to be very hard to part with. A crochet neckwarmer has also been completed as well as a few yummy treats and of course some blue goodies from Smiggle.

...My laptop also died. I took it in and the techhy described it as "the blue screen of death" - apparently fixable but really difficult and expensive so she's been replaced with a smaller, lighter Asus and I'm really happy so far with how it's running. Much faster which is great and lighter meaning it's easier to cart around to uni etc and with the smaller size I am getting alot longer out of a battery.

...We've had our first overnight visitor last night. I really can't describe how exciting it is that my autisitic child has something that resembles a social life. Yay! for my boy! He's coped really well with the experience as well. It may well be one that is repeated.

...and finally, this is post 150 for me!! To celebrate I'm giving away a little something so leave a comment and on Friday night I'll do the random number thingie and be sending something lovely to one of you!!


Leonie said...

Congrats on reaching the big 150! And on all your new firsts, sounds like you've had a pretty busy time recently

Bel xox said...

Yay for milestones!!

I agree - the Yum Cha was certainly yum! It was only my second go at YumCha, and it was certainly the better experience! We'll have to do it again I think...

Wii - well, it's fun, really...I prefer it to the other gaming machines - my kids actually work up a sweat playing the games. I figure that they are getting their HR up, so that's got to be good huh?

I am jealous of: your new lappy (would love one) and that gorgeous triangle shawl you were wearing yesterday...both fabulous!

Am thrilled for you all too that Izaak has made a friend that he can have come for sleepovers - a very big milestone indeed!

Anonymous said...

We're a recently acquired wii house as well and at first I hated it but have adjusted. It also necessitated rearranging things, moving TVs and cleaning up.Funny what drives us. It did look better when we were done.

Trudi said...

Yay for your first clinical placement!! If you want a lack of poo, come visit theatre - although you may find that you walk around on bloody, urine/irrigation covered floors occasionally.

I have a forced clean-up to do this week too, I will be having my first house guest since I bought my house over two years ago, unfortunately I can't find the spare room for all the crap that is in there. Hopefully I will have the same success as you.

knitting sprouts said...

my lordy you have been busy - congrats on the 150. I just did a prize for the 100th and it was fun.

twitchy fingers said...

go you! Commiserations on the laptop...

Michelle said...

Congrats, congrats, congrats! As a complete luddite, I don't understand the laptop and Wii love, but I'm sure if I'm exposed further to them I could fall in love too. So happy for you and Izaak about his friend.

Poo smells lingering in your nostrils are never good. Hope you get over that one quickly!

I love Yum Cha. We had a great one in Dickson, but it closed a couple of years ago. I've heard the Italian Club is good too. Haven't tried the Croatian club.