Twas the night before Easter
And all through the bay
All the things were a stirring
As a cyclone hit our house
Yep that is correct. Easter arrived along with Cyclone Cook. I have had my car for just a wee bit over a year and on Wednesday night I discovered that when you are aqua-planing down the road ALL the bells and whistles go off on your dash. It was a minor over reaction by my car as I was on a straight road going in a straight line, but entertaining to say the least.
The rain was rather torrential and this was Cyclone Cook’s warm up. There was already extensive flooding across the Waikato and I live in the bay and have to travel over the Kaimai Range twice everyday for work. This can be a harrowing piece of road in a bit of rain let alone a cyclone.
So I took the following day off 🙂
Yes, I was a weather sook 🙂
It rained and rained and rained, so me and the kitties stayed inside and I stitched while they catted.
The following day was Good Friday so nothing was open and landslides had closed most of the roads so we stayed home. I stitched, the kitties catted and my husband feffed about doing boy stuff.
Saturday dawned bright and sunny and the annual Rotary book fair was on so I was there when it opened. I hate crowds and hoped to bet them. I did not. What is it about secondhand books that brings out the asshole in some people? I got stood on, pushed, elbowed and run over by old ladies on mobility scooters, and that’s not including the time that someone grabbed a book out of my hand or the number of times people reached across to grab something on the other side of me.
Manners people, manners!
But I did score more for my book collection 😀
9 books and a total of $33 spent 🙂 Yes books are very expensive here so this is quite the bargain 🙂
Then after a wee trip to Nosh for dinner noms it was back home and some more stitching.
Sunday arrived with a visit for a bunny. I had a lovely surprise for my daughter . . .
She snapchatted it with a caption of ‘F%$k you mum, F#@k you’ with crying laughing emoji’s to which I pointed out that wasn’t very polite. She came back with ‘you are a horrible human being’.
It would probably be important to point out that she is being the gym chick at the moment and only eating chicken and salad but she has a terrible sweet tooth so I was kind of mean haha 🙂
As, once again, nothing was open we just mucked about the house and in the afternoon I stitched.
I managed an epic 3,690 stitches in 4 days
AND FINALLY COMPLETTED TASH & KIDS!!!!!!!!
Yes that’s right, I have an F word!
Thank the lord I can finally move on to something with some actual colour that’s not brown!
The photo doesn’t really do it justice. It has come out quite beautiful and I am hopeful that Tash will love it.
With the completion of the above fast approaching I got out the tray with Warm My Heart on it. This confused Squeaky Cat no end as he likes to sit under the coffee table so I found this happening.
Easter Monday saw me pick up the knitting needles again and now bunny has 2 legs and is just awaiting 2 arms before completion.
The next couple of weeks is definitely going to be all about knitting I think. I have about 20 knitted squares to catch up on for my patchwork blankie and they are really playing on my mind and, of course, I have a second bunny that needs a knitting.
I also have a stitching challenge of 1,500 stitches in the next 2 weeks so Warm My Heart will be coming out to play again as well. And then there is also Bumblebee which will really need some love one day soon.
Good thing its winter because that’s the time to catch up on the WIP piles 🙂
Ka kete ano xxx