Sunday, April 27, 2008

On the mend

Well its been 10 days since my operation and all is going well. I had my operation on the 17th and was out of bed the next day. Apart from being really ill with the medication the 1st day I felt fine. I had a room of 4..... no sleep... food was terrible, was in a room with men as well and was very glad to be home. Day 6+7 have been my bad days. You would think I would have pain in my hip but not at all. My knee has been killing me and it swelled twice the size. I think once the soreness goes from there I will be on fire.
Mum got herself a car on the Wednesday night just in the nick of time and she is doing well for somebody that hasn't driven in 12 years. She drove last night in the dark for the 1st time as i had to get a redressing and even though she was slow she did real well. I think this will really help with her depression and confidence and get her back to a life...... Blaine can't wait until I am off crutches and walking on my own. I give it probably another week and I should be up on my own without them. Here is a war wound pic....

Blaine had his school cross country last week that i was so glad i could go see. Not that he did any good... he had no understanding that it was a race and he had to run fast, he just jogged and chat right through the race. It wasnt until after the race that the winners got medals and the place getters from 4-6 got place ribbons and all he got was a well done ribbon. I told him he did well and next time he had to run fast and made a big deal about the ribbon that he replied..."this ribbon says LOSER"... god they learn so quickly. but heres a few pics from the day.

Blaine has also been in the wars as well. We went to mums on Friday and Blaine ran straight into a concrete mixer and ....well here is the result. The worst thing is I saw it in slow motion and that always seems to hurt me more than him.

Well hopefully I can get some scrapping done now I am starting to feel better but here are my last lot of layouts. The 1st layout was done for a photo swap by Hetty hall. Thanks hetty i love it. It's gorgeous. Until next time... keep on chatting. xxxx

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Getting Nervous....

Well only 4 days until I go under the knife. A little nervous but I am more worried about Blaine and how this is going to effect him. I am so anal when it comes to control and order and having Mum here without a car is stressing the crap out of me. I even gave her some $$ to put towards a cheap little car about a month ago and now she can't be bothered. I don't want to ask the x to do more than I want but it looks as if I am going to have to bite the bullet. I am sure she thinks its only while im in hospital for 4 days but I am unable to do anything for 6 weeks so how the hell am I going to do simple things like shopping, getting Blaine to school especially being 5 km's away with no paths to follow, cooking and cleaning in the 1st few weeks as well as the post op treatment that sounds as if it is going to be full on. It's a shame I don't have a single reliable friend that can drop everything they are doing and live my life for a few weeks but I am sure between the wonderful friends I have I will manage..... Bloody family!!! who needs them.
Well on a more positive note I won a multi fuction printer from Cartridge World a few weeks back and have decided to donate it as a prize at the retreat. Only 6 months to go and I can't wait to catch up with people and meet those I chat to on a daily basis. As for the major companies I have written to to donate something, what a bloody joke! I kid you not..... out of about 13 letters I have sent all I have got is 20 cakes of soap from Cusson's... Thank you to cussons for their generosity and BLAH to those others that could not dig deep enough to suport such a wonderful group such as the SES.
Looks like I will be on the move again in a few short months. Don't ask me how i am going to do that after a hip replacement but like hell am I going to cop another rise in rent. It will be $45 raise within 12 months and I don't know about you but thats out of my playing field and bloody greedy too. So I will have plenty to do when I get home from hospital don't you worry. So much for kicking back and catching up on scrapping.... hehehehe.
We had the April Cybercrop on on Friday night and yet again. a night of laughter and a bit of naughtyness. The 3 challenges were a sketch challenge, a key ring, and a 6x12 layout. You still have until Monday to get these done to be in the chance to win a voucher.
Becky Fleck "PAGE MAPS BOOK" will be in around the 23rd..... I have a super deal going on at the moment for this book so have a look to preorder your copy. These books are going to fly out the door.
KI Memories lace cardstock paper is now in and this range is gorgeous. Take a look in the shop for these gorgeous papers. Crate paper and new Kaiser range will be in next week so keep your eyes peeled for them.
Blaine had his 1st dentist appointment last week and he did well. Back on Wednesday for a filling but i did take a few shots... like any good scrapbook mother would.....

Fleur turned 30 last week and I must say I had a ball and no hang over!!! Happy Birthday SLURIE FLURIE!!!

Oh Dale, my birthday is in October so I hope you got a 2 for 1 deal on that camera you got Fleur. ;)
And Here is Blaine doing a bit of cooking for play lunch for school. Never too early to teach them how to cook, clean and look after Mummy I think....

And a few creations too.

Until next time.... keep on chatting.