Wednesday, 31 December 2008

i blame it on the cheese or weird dream #2

had the weirdest of dreams last night, first of all i dreamt that val came to stay to get away from everyone, then i was supposed to be going on holiday to paris with elizabeth but i wasn't sure if it was a real holiday or something i had dreamed, i was sitting on the top of the stairs trying to figure it while waiting for the taxi to arrive when i suddenly remembered it had to be a dream as i don't have a passport anymore and it was actually val and louise who were going to paris, then the action switched to the slip road at the top of the street where the nhs had set up a breakfast bar for all the people in the street, edith was there, dad found an interesting and rude shaped plant and i forgot to order leeks in cheese sauce for val!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

it's still up

the tree that is though i did spend a couple of hours yesterday putting away all the ornaments, candles, xmas village etc and putting all the other stuff back out, it actually doesn't look too bad like this, with just the tree up and the lights at the window, maybe next year LOL.

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

can i take the tree down yet?

well that's it all over for another year, xmas day was lovley, dad was a weeny bit better but hardly ate anything so i did all the lunch and all the dishes while he slept all day, suppose it's the best thing for him, just wish he could keep the snoring down to a dull roar LOL, i spent most of the day engrossed in my ds games, then started on the books on boxing day, we did really well, dad liked all of his presents especially his coin sorter and has had a few plays with it already, i have managed to complete my 7 wonders of the world game which must be a first as i have never managed to finish a game before, o thought i was doing well with the rome game to as i am building the parthenon but turns out i'm only on level 42 of 100 LOL

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

christmas eve

had a bad night last night, dad coughed all night and i lay awake listening out for him, he's still pretty bad today, his chest is rattling and he's coughing and sneezing something dreadful and he is obviously coughing stuff up as sometimes it gets stuck and then he can't breathe properly, am really worried after he had that cough asphyxia a couple of years ago, he's been dozing on and off on the sofa and i've just left him to it,

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


up early this morning, it was about five to eight when i got up so i'll be exhausted all day, went over for the turkey at 8:30 and we were home for 10 to 9!!!! dad's cough and breathing were dreadful so i mentioned about getting a doctors appointment, no he's okay it's just a tickly cough, tickly cough my arse, he was gasping for breath while he was tidying up after i'd cut his hair, anyway i managed to persuade him to go to the doctors and he got some antibiotics and has to take his inhaler through the spacer attachment, which he didn't have so i had to go to the chemist and get him one, he's asleep on the sofa at the mo but he can't settle because of his cough, fingers x'd we can get through xmas without me having to take him to hospital

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

craft day

it's craft day on qvc today and so far i haven't bought a thing (not counting the 2 we r memory keepers kits i bought yesterday) there hasn't been a lot of stuff on i like and some of the stuff is more expensive then what it was when i ordered it 3 weeks ago, also it hasn't helped that dad has either snored through it or muttered away the whole bloody time.

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

chuffed beyond words

was very very chuffed this afternoon when i turned on uk scrappers to find my sprouts lo had been chosen to go onto the homepage. i hadn't even seen it as i tend not to long at that page but one of the girls on the sarah's card thread mentioned it so i went to have a look. so i then went and told as many people as i could think of, it really made my day, though no dount i'll be getting smacked when the smack blog find out

Saturday, 20 December 2008

two weeks and counting

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

chinese and a chat

had a really lovely night at beatrice's last night, i'm sure she said be there at 7:30 but i got a text at 6:30 saying are you on your way, so just rang a taxi and off i went, had a really nice chatting taxi driver too which always makes the journey more pleasent, her house looked lovely with all it's decorations up, val arrived shortly after me, and we ordered a chinese straight away and had a really good chat, val seems to be enjoying her new job and she gets christmas off which will be nice for her, it was really lovely catching up and we will have to continue doing it when i get back to work too,

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

computer panic again!!!!

doing the usual play about with the computer yesterday and using avg to scan it, avg flagged up a rootkit, which it then couldn't remove! so panic starts to creep in so i reran avg,spybot and windoes defender and they all come back fine, no rootkit to be seen, so i tries the avg history and try to remove said rootkit again, no such luck, so takes it over to ernie to fix, so no computer last night, i had to play with my ds or talk to dad LOL!!!!!!

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

at last some scrapping

it was the morpeth crop yesterday and i eventually got some scrapping done, the daisy bucket papers in the kit were lovely and i went with the stag photo i took up in glen coe, everyone else was doing xmas photo's so thought i'd be a bit different, bought some lovely little sets of stamps off maria too, xmas ones but they are tiny and worked out great for his antler baubles and also for little bits and pieces in my xmas mini book i had planned to make. of course all i got done was the class lo cos i spent most of my time chatting to heather, fi, beverly, cat and shirley !!! we had a secret santa and i got a lovely penguin yankee candle tart burner, it's lovely.

so today i got down to some serious scrapping, i finished my mini book which has turned out lovely and i also used my sarah's kits december kit to do a sprouts lo to put up on the any animal, veg or mineral social group on uks, that turned out great but i couldn't take a photo cos my craft light broke, the holder is broken so i can't get a bulb to stay in it, so tomorrows job is to go to b&q and see if i can get a new one, also thinking about calling into work so i don't have to ring, need petrol too so that'll me be busy for most of the day

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

sparkly decorations

was taking some photo's of the christmas decorations yesterday to go in the little mini book i'm making, the photo's came out really lovely so i thought i would share a few of them on here, i printed most of them out in balck and white but kept a few in full colour as they were so nice, think the book is going to turn out nice, mind you the cosmo cricket be good set i got for subscribing to the scrapbook magazine arrived today and is rather gorgeous, so may have to make another book using that.

Sunday, 7 December 2008

snotty nose

well my sore throat is starting to go away but is being followed by lots of sneezing and a very snotty nose, hope i feel better for the morpeth crop on saturday, intend to do a mini book as well as the crop class, just need to take the photographs and print them out, they'll have to be black and white as i'm running out of colour ink and i can't afford to get another one, although i have just ordered some page protecters and an american crafts album from the scrapbook shop in durham (don't you just love that shop :))

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

ooh how gorgeous are these>

went along to blyth yesterday to try and get a top for christmas, first thing i saw though was these gorgeous shoes, they are very high and i know i won't be able to walk in them but look at them, they're shiny, they're mary janes, they're copper and brown, i just had to have them, so i picked them up, and wandered round the shop looking for something to match with them. i know most peeps match their shoes to the outfit but not me, so anyway my luck was in, they had a coppery orange satin blouse in my size, it had a tiny click on the front and they didn't have anymore in so the shop lady took 10% off for me.

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

it's the start of christmas

decided this morning to put the christmas tree up, it's a new one this year, black and only 6ft instead of the usual 8ft, also decided that i wanted some blue led lights on it so i went along to b&q and got some new lights and some new silver decorations, when i got the tree out of the box, i was a bit worried as it doesn't look as bushy as the old one but once i got it up it looks lovely, i'm really pleased with the lights too. also got the village put up and a few other things and will get the rest of the stuff out tomorrow, the tree looks lovely in the corner and i love the new decorations.

rang work today and obviously chrissie had just received my report from oc health and was reading bits of it to me from it, he expects me back at work by late january but chrissie kept adding no pressure, i think if all goes well at the cbt appointment on thursday i'll be ready to go back after my birthday holidays, i hope