Thursday, 29 November 2007

Change of pills

Spoke to the vets Tuesday and as the steroids Mac was on didn't have any really big impact we have now changed to PLT's, and he already seems much improved but poor little Rulu is still really struggling. I hate her being poorly and it's a horrible reminder that time has marched on and she's an old lady now.

No scrapping today, Dawn has dumped me to go shopping in Norwich! still struggling to finish the last few Christmas cards and want to make DGS Ben's birthday card as well, seen a lovely card in papercraft inspirations that I want to try and do for him. Is it my imagination or has someone pinched some hours off he days...

Yesterday I received the next CJ in our circle. I now have Jane's beautiful CJ, her theme is "My home town" will have to have a think on this but there's plenty of time as we don't post again until 8th January.

Had Vikki and Ben over yesterday, boy is it odd not having to pick them up from the train station LOL. Ben was on top form and when we sat down to lunch his Grandad was late so he yelled "Grandad where are you" had me and Vikki in stitches. There coming over for tea Friday then we're taking Ben into town to see the Christmas lights switched on.

DS Marc popped over this morning to show me his gorgeous new car a Peugot 407, doubt I'll ever be allowed in it though far to clean and posh LOL.

Thursday, 22 November 2007

Ain't no stopping her now

Today Vikki (DD) passed her driving test at the first attempt!!!! unbelievably proud am I.... already she's insured the little Clio we bought her, filled up with petrol been out with hubby and Ben, who kept saying Mummy drive Mummy car LOL. Then dropped them off and drove over to her brothers in the dark and rush hour. WAY TO GO VIKKI...........

Slight improvement with Mac and at least he's going out on his walks again, have to ring vets tomorrow to discuss steroids etc.

Little Rulu is really down, her back problem which occasionally rears it's head is back and she can't jump and hasn't been out with the pack for 3 days. She looks so sad and pained... makes me feel so helpless when the dogs are poorly.

Tried to keep busy this morning whilst Vikki was taking her test so made a yummy chocolate crunchy thing fridge not oven job LOL and worked on my entry for Sharon's CJ was going very well until I broke my craft robo blade BUMMER!

Hospital yesterday, now have a silicone gel patch to wear over the scar at night time, apparently it will rehydrate the area and help stop the scar pulling tight and maybe ease the pain. Don't have to go back for two weeks woohooo!!!!

Friday, 16 November 2007

Mac update

This morning for the first time ever Mac almost didn't go on his walk! we couldn't believe it and were so relieved when he changed his mind at the last moment. Vet has now put him on steroids for 5 days to see if we can get him feeling more comfortable and then see how he is mid week... Supposed to have been getting bits together for crop today but just couldn't settle, felt like crying all morning. It's so awful to see him being worn down by the pain and discomfort, even when his leg was in pieces he still kicked up a fuss when he wasn't allowed to go for walks which was what made this morning so distressing.

Took comfort in the kitchen instead and baked lots of goodies LOL....

This picture was taken some weeks after the op to plate and pin his leg, he had every colour of the rainbow in bandages but decided pink was best cos it attracted the ladies LOL...

Anyway here's hoping Mac starts to feel better and quickly...

Thursday, 15 November 2007

New splint

Hospital again yesterday, more physio and a new lighter splint woohoo !!! and it's a different material which won't sweat so much AND it's sort of flesh colour, the old one was heavy and bright blue yuk talk drawing attention to yourself it was horrible. Anyway wrist is getting better but still pain and swelling over the knuckles soooo back again next week.ho hum....

Finished making my Christmas cards today just have to put the inserts in now then apart from writing them they're done and dusted. Another tick off the list.

Waiting on the vet to ring as Mac is really struggling. Apart from the fact he has a metal rod and 20 odd pins in his leg and a huge lump of bone growing over one of the pins he also has very stiff hips. He's been really having a miserable time for the last 2 weeks, went to the vets Friday and changed his medication but it's not made much difference so hopefully they can suggest something else. Fortunately Tom was the vet who made the very brave decision to plate and pin his leg after it just broke in several places rather than amputate, he's very fond of Mac and is as upset and concerned as we are.

Going to try and prep some LO's tomorrow for first post op crop on Saturday.

Sunday, 11 November 2007

I did it !!!!

I drove my car this morning yay !!!!! good job it's an automatic because there's no way I could change gears but oh the joys of just popping to Tesco's on my own woohooo... actually it's only 5 minutes away but the point is it's another thing I can do, bet you're all laughing at me for getting so excited at going to Tesco's LOL.

Mum and Dad popped over this morning and it was lovely to see them, usually I try and go over on a Sunday but of course haven't been able to and with everyone having this rotten cold that's doing the rounds I've been a bit isolated from family.. Vikki and Ben now have it...

Going to spend the rest of the day making Christmas cards, although having just seen the gorgeous one's in Tesco's not really sure why I bother but apparently people are disappointed if they don't received handmade cards LOL be a bit of shock this year as normally I make beautiful 3d decoupage cards but this years are very very simple but I rather like them.

Thursday, 8 November 2007

At last

At last there seems to be some improvement with the wrist/hand. Tuesday was just out and out awful, blasted pain drove me bonkers but yesterday was a much better day and I managed to do some baking and today I've got my hair tied up. Doesn't sound much I know but it's been driving me crazy LOL..

Going to have our usual scrap day with Dawn today hooray....

AND big news little Ben slept in a bed last night for the first time. Well not quite all night he got up at 4am and asked for his breakfast, poor Vikki, by 8am she already sounded shattered!!!! oh the joys of motherhood...

Monday, 5 November 2007

Yet another hospital appt.

Been back to the hospital today The good news is I had the dressing removed, stitches haven't disolved yet but wound is healing really well. The not so good news is there is more swelling and pain than they would have expected and my knuckles have seized up. Well there wasn't a whole lot of movement in them before and I guess 2 1/2 weeks of not using them has caused the problem (at least that's what I'm hoping physio did look more worried than I would have liked. More gentle exercises and now we have to massage the scar area a couple of times a day, which apparently will help de sensetise the area which I can't bear being touched at the moment and also help with the internal healing process. The physio has cut the splint down and remoulded it so hopefully it will be more comfortable. Back in another ten days ho hum. My entire social life is visiting the hospital LOL...

Friday, 2 November 2007


was two weeks since "op" and I scrapped woohooo !!!!

OK it was a very simple LO but oh the joy to be back scrapping and Dawn was pretty happy too. The weather was beautiful and we sat outside and had lunch, unbelievable! can't share my LO with you as I don't want someone who may lurk to see it LOL.

Not got much done today, one of those days where everything you touch goes wrong ho hum !, Going to town tomorrow with Dawn and meeting Vikki and Ben who will come back here for lunch. Heard Ben talking in the background whilst on the telephone to Vik this morning "all gone Mummy" (his breakfast) really clear it was and not yet two

Karen has tagged me so here goes

1. If you could have £100 worth of scrapbook paper or assorted embellishments, which would you choose?

hhmmm embellies I think as I seldom buy them having got my craft robo under the guise of making everything myself besides which I have a ton of paper.

2. If you had to choose between using only stamps or rubons, which would you choose?

Well I love stamps but would probably go for rub ons because they are quicker and cleaner.

3. If you knew how to do both awesome cards and layouts but could only do one for a whole year...which would you do?

No competition ... layouts for sure

4. Would you rather own a scrapbooking store or have your own scrapping room at home?

In our previous house I had the box room as my craft room and loved it, these days I share the study with DH who doesn't do GLITTER so I would have to have my own scrapbooking room.

5. And last but not least, what is your CURRENT cardmaking or scrapping style?

I really don't think I have as yet my own style but I do love to use buttons and ribbons...

I'll have to have a think on who to tag...

Have a great weekend everyone...