Saturday, 16 April 2011

What a great start to the school holidays

Its the first official day of the school holidays, and T starts the morning by throwing up on the couch :-( He was sitting on one side, and the vomit ran down between the cushion and the arm. Thank God for leather!! I would've been tempted to just throw the couch away if it was fabric. Cleaning between the gaps of a couch is difficult at the best of times, especially when the cushions aren't detachable! He's now sitting back on the couch after having a shower, wrapped in his towel. He refuses to get dressed. I think it may take a little prompting on our part, before he gets cold. Maybe it'll help if I hand him some odd socks...

He's taken to wearing mis-matched socks lately. Grabs out two pairs, and pulls out one of each. I've no idea where that came from, but he's happy with the arrangement. Me? Not so much. It means my odd-sock pile is growing unusually large. On the plus side, once he runs out of clean pairs, he'll turn to the odd-sock pile ;-)

We have no solid plans for the holidays yet, although I'm hoping to get down to Napier to visit friends and family. The boys would love to go spend some time with their cousins and see the grandparents. I'm trying to work up the courage to drive the long distance from Auckland to Napier. My main issue is that I'm likely to get lost. Deane always drives the back roads, and I would have no hope of remembering the route. I assume the main route is signposted all the way through, but I've never really paid attention. There's usually a book or some knitting in my hands to keep me occupied on long trips, so bascially the drive between Auckland and Taupo is pretty much a mystery to me. I know Hamilton's in there somewhere. Unless Deane's driving. If you haven't figured it out yet, yes, I'm a wuss. I worried over driving from Wellington to Napier until I actually did it once and found it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be. Perhaps its just time to harden up and stop being such a girl.

The trip would require me taking a small suitcase full of sock yarn and needles, just in case the Round 4 pattern is released while we're away. There are only ten spots left on the slowest team, which should (in theory) be taken up in the next couple of days, which would leave plenty of time for another pattern release. Although the mods always steer clear of releasing patterns around Easter, because so many people are 'unavailable' for the competition which would make things unfair, and skew the results. I'm kinda hoping the slow team takes a bit longer, so the pattern gets released after Easter. Either way, at least one pattern is coming out during the school holidays, and I have no idea how the knitting's going to go with the boys home. Only time will tell I guess...

My original goal was to get to Round 3 or 4. I'm now officially in Round 4, and my goal has changed. I'd love to make it all the way to Round 6 (knowing full well that I won't beat the fastest person in the team. Only one person per team gets to Round 7, therefore it is impossible) - fingers crossed!!! Either way, I did achieve my original goal, so I should be happy with my progress considering this is my first Sock Madness.

Wow, this post has turned into a pile of ramble, I think it's time to go. Quick update - T is dressed, minus the odd socks. No more vomit for now - lets hope it stays that way ;-)

Have a good weekend!! It's raining here, perfect weather for a bit spinning I think...

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