Wednesday, 31 December 2008
i'm up early as i'm waiting for an email from sarahs cards so i can get a few bits and bobs as add ons for my january kit, and usually by the time i remember to look all the good stuff is gone, come on email, i've been up an hour already LOL
taking the tree down today too, it's time to get the house back to normal
Tuesday, 30 December 2008
dad tells me he is feeling better then could hardly breathe this afternoon, i thought it was another cough asphyxia coming on but he managed to get up whatever phlegm was stuck and was okay, i wish he would let me hire him a wheelchair for when we are in edinburgh, he is so not going to be able to manage the hills and the walking, anyway he reckons he is well enough to go out for a drink tonight, he says he'll only be a couple of hours.
chrissie from the rik rak ravers had her baby last night, a little boy named drake, she has posted some photo's and he is gorgeous, will have to make a card and send a gift
got my new cj done today, it doesn't need to be posted until the 30th january but with me going back to work after my holidays i thought i would do it while i had the time as time for scrapping will probably be replaced by sleeping and catching up on uks when i'm back
Saturday, 27 December 2008
decided i'm going to take most of the xmas decorations down on monday and just leave the tree up until new year, then it won't be such of a mad rush, aslo wondering how to broach the subject with dad of maybe hiring a wheelchair for him while we are in edinburgh, don't think he'll go for the idea somehow
got lots of lovely stash to play with, including lovely stuff off jane who was my secret santa especially love the stamps and the inkpads, also got a lovely scarf off beatrice and a really pretty bracelet off val and some lovely stash off heather,
it's the seaton sluice crop today but not going, too much to do LOL
Wednesday, 24 December 2008
cooked the turkey today so it makes cooking xmas lunch a doddle tomorrow, i did it all by myself this year, and it looks lovely, didn't stuff it so it cooked really quickly and did all the checks to make sure it was cooked and i'm pretty sure it is, have started the stuffing and when that has cooled i'll put the sausage meat then i'm going to shape it into loaves LOL
must remember to stick a bottle of wine and a bottle of cava in the fridge for tonight and tomorrow
also did a bit of online shopping, sizzix were having a 75% off sale so i got 1 full alpha, 2x 9 die alpha's, a swirl and a label all for £39 WOW!!!
Tuesday, 23 December 2008
i thought we had reached an agreement where he would tell me if he wasn't well after the time last summer when he ended up in hospital, but obviously not, men!!! grrrrr!!!
had a rather formal letter off chrissie today inviting me to a meeting with her and hr on the 12th january at 10:30 to discuss my phased return, she had written on the bottom that she hadn't meant it to sound so formal, i'll have to see if i can get the occ health advisor to come along to it too
Monday, 22 December 2008
rang chrissie this morning and confirmed i will be back at work on the 12th january, she will get in touch with hr and occ health for me to arrange a phased return, so i've said i'll get a signing off note off the doctor for the 29th of december then take those four days as holiday then it only leaves me with 14 days holiday to take between mid january and march
my secret santa parcel arrived off rikrakravers today, i was naughty and looked the postcode up online so i know who it's off. i've put all the parcels into my stocking for xmas day and chrissie (uks) posted that she loved all of her pressies too
Sunday, 21 December 2008
Saturday, 20 December 2008
just relaxing today thinking, all is done for xmas so i can just chill, then i realised oh my god, we go to edinburgh in two weeks time and i have nothing sorted apart from we're going to see keith and nicola on the sunday we get there. so this afternoon thanks to google maps, my road atlas and lothian buses website, i have all the day trips planned!!!! planning on spending most of the time in edinburgh with a day out along the coast to tantallon and north berwick and tha morning at linlithgow palace before we go to keith and nicola's for lunch, if i get all i want done in edinburgh in 3 days just might have to have a trip up to striling to go to the castle and of course the craft shop LOL
so think i'll have to get the suitcases out quite soon and also get the toiletires sorted though hopefully we should have stuff left from tyndrum in november.
thought i'd show off my sprouts lo too, did it using the sarah's cards december kit which has some gorgeous luxe design papers in, love my sarah's cards kit
Thursday, 18 December 2008
warned beatrice that i will be back after my birthday so she better get the cupboards tidy LOL
left about 10:45 and had the same chatty taxi driver back, i had a really lovely night with two really lovely ladies, mind you they were naughty and had xmas presents and i hadn't bought anything for them so will make sure i get them a little something when i'm in edinburgh
Wednesday, 17 December 2008
anyway, ceri and joy popped in for a cuppa and a chat today which was nice to see them, after they left i rang ernie and my computer was ready, they have ran many scans and i have again and ther's no sign of the thing, hopefully that means i'll be ok, then heard that there is a problem with internet explorer so after advice from some of the girls on uks i have changed over to mozilla firefox, not sure about it yet but at least i have managed to get my google tool bar back so it looks a bit more familias now
Sunday, 14 December 2008
Tuesday, 9 December 2008
Sunday, 7 December 2008
have been using the free papers i got out of the scrapbook magazine to make my book but i'm grunging it up with lots of ink etc. think it'll look good full of xmas 08 black and white photo's
Thursday, 4 December 2008
so that's christmas day sorted, i'll wear them with some jeans and might wear them for my 40th in edinburgh, keep putting them on and just looking at them as they are so pretty
on a more serious note, i had my assessment appointment with the clinical psychologist today, he was really nice, it was filling in forms and taking a bit of history and my next appointment is 15th january, which was a bit of a shock, i was hoping i would have had a couple of sessions under my belt by then.
had tons of snow today and i lost control of the car a couple of times, beginning to learn what to do in a skid now, hope it's all gone by tomorrow
Monday, 1 December 2008
Saturday, 29 November 2008
by the time we got to seaton sluice everyone was waiting so we all just piled in got the kits sorted and started, poor maria turned up about an hour late but at least she made it, got the kits from the all day crop last week too as they were lovely. we had a lovely spread of food and the most delicous cake courtesy of emma! we then did the secret santa i got a lovely mug full with chocolate, and a whisk to mix it with, hazels little friend gemma got the present i brought and she seemed to like it
need to buy one more xmas present as by the sounds of things heather may have got me a present so was trying to buy something tonight online but my credit card runs out tomorrow so i'll have to wait until monday to do the shop.
got a letter from the psychiatrist today so i have an assessment appointment next thursday at 10:30, looks like i'll be back at work after christmas as planned
Wednesday, 26 November 2008
had a funeral to go to as well, we found out last night that auntie margaret had died while we were away and her funeral was today, wasn't sure if we could make it but the people at occ health saw me a bit earlier so we were able to get there, ceri and ian were there too and she took my number, hope she doesn't ring though it's always hard to make conversation and she's too needy, and that is something i really don't need at the minute,
dad's gone off to the bowling club and i said i'd pick him up so as soon as we get back in i intend in having a play with my new bia
Sunday, 23 November 2008
the other hard thing i've done is to end my friendship with elizabeth, sent her an email saying i don't want to be friends anymore, tbh i've not wanted to be friends for ages i just haven't had the courage to tell her, i hate it when she calls over or phones, i try to think of any excuse not to see her or speak to her so i've been courageous, and though i know i have hurt her all i feel is a sense of relief that at last the friendship is over
Friday, 21 November 2008
spent an absolute fortune though, i bought tons of jewellrey and the cutest little teddy bear, he could end up to be the start of a new obsession though,
will probably be having a very early night in bed as we were up at 5:30 this morning to get our cases onto the coach
Saturday, 15 November 2008
so i sat in the craft room and looked around, the place looks like a bomb has been dropped LOL so do i tidy it up, do i leave it until we get back from scotland bearing in mind i'll have to pack my crop bag for the sunderland crop when we get back or do i just leave it until i get back from the sunderland crop
desicions desicions !!!!!!
Friday, 14 November 2008
also had a bit play with my alcohol inks on some acetate, dried it with a heat gun then punched out some flowers shapes. my little book of autumn looks great too and i've done lots of stamping, distressing and inking on each page, just need to take and add the photo's now
went to get the holiday spendies today so i have cash for next week. treat myself to a new woolly hat to keep my ears warm and some new gloves too
Thursday, 13 November 2008
while i was busy my anna griffin fabric squares came from qvc, they are really lovely and i had already thought i fancied making a wall hanging or the craft room so i dug my sewing machine out of the back of the cupboard and made a start. i was really surprised when the machine started up first time as it must be at least 3 or 4 years since i used it, i've just picked squares at random and sewn them together in strips of 7, have 4 rows sewn together so far and it looks really good, so good that it might go in my bedroom instead.
so i had a bad nights sleep worrying about it again then when i switched my mobile on there was a message off val asking if he could come and see me, so of course that set me into panic mode on case there's a problem, the sooner i get my cbt started the better i think
Wednesday, 12 November 2008
still no joy with the paypal fiasco though, i've tried about three times this afternoon to close the bloody account and no luck so i've just sent them another snotty email
chat night for the rikrakravers on uks tonight so i'll have to stay up a bit for that and anyway it's heroes night so i'll watch next weeks episde on bbc 3 later on
i dreamt i was 18 and on a school trip to stockport, we were on a coach and playing games and selling raffle tickets and playing the lottery, as we got close we could see blackpool tower and as we drove along the coast there was a burnt out jumbo jet in the sea, when we stopped for fish and chips i went to the toilet and had a haemorrage (sp?) and was lying on the toilet floor in pools of blood, other people kept coming into the toilet and stepping over me and just leaving me there, so i managed to drag myself out of the toilet and started throwing tins of beans that were lying on the floor at people to get their attention.
any ideas anyone or am i in need of urgent psychiatric treatment :lol:
Tuesday, 11 November 2008
i'm sure even my friends think i'm a bit strange but i like being different :lol: i'm going on holiday soon and will be taking lots of photo's of strange weird and wonderful things, lets hope the weather stays nice
and the weird mind bit, well i think it is, it's like there is a few people in there and my mind never shuts uo, it's constantly on the go with random thoughts , weird dreams and very confusing conversations!!!! you may not thin that's weird but i do
god knows what it will turn out like as i am so hopeless at anything remotely techie :) but i'm prepared to give it a go