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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Please Visit

Anita Mundt's site She has a great offer on at the mo and will , for a small charge, change your photos into something stunning. Go have a look. The best bit is that the money goes to a really good cause ( details on her blog).

Great news .my new antibiotics are working .yayyyyyyyy!!!

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Dunno if this will work

Found this on Anams Blog , and did the test.


Antibiotics not working ..swelling spreading..have just been prescribed stronger "stuff".
Had to use my lovely new permanent slick writer to draw around offending belly ( bet they never thought it would be used for that!..... And, NO there will be no photos!!!)so that i can keep an eye on the redness..if it spreads anymore in the next 48 hrs, i have to go back for MEGA antibiotics ( Doc says they will make me feel really ill...................ohh joy) LOL......fingers crossed..not panicking about being ready for work on Monday!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

A bit better today

I think the antibiotics are starting to work.
I have a LO on my table that is waiting to be finished , it has been there for three days now. I am hoping to be able to do it tomorrow. I recived my order from papermaze this morning ( thanks Ness) all of the new Daisey D's Gypsy papers ......yumm. She has 20% off all her papers till midnight tonight :)
Back tomorrow

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Fed up!

Had a bad few nights sleep and thought it was just coz i had over done the house work but the skin all round my stitches is hot and red and it is spreading. ( sorry too much info LOL) Had to call NHS direct and they sent a Doc out. Am now on antibiotics :( ..Hope they work fast coz i don't have time to feel yuk. Got a busy week before children go back to school. Doc left me a couple of tabs and Dex has to pick up the rest from Tescos when he finishes work in the morning.
Will report back tororrow :)

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Happy Saturday !

Had a lovely surprise visit from one of my sisters :) Don't see her often enough.
Cleaned my cooker yesterday ( both ovens) and today i am paying for it..all my tummy muscles hurt!..That'll teach me ..should have waited a bit longer.
Did last weeks Speshal Dare ( which COULD also "do" for the Elsie Flannigan's first challenge) Not really happy with it but it does what it says on the box :)
Hope everyone has a great Bank hol. Dex is back to work Monday morning and tomorrow needs to take loads to the pretty boring here.

Friday, August 25, 2006

ooooo look what just came in the post

My new school shoes....................of course i need new shoes!!, i work in a school . My new uniform should arrive on monday ( via Next and empire stores) ;) ;) ..good job Dex was out LOL

Changed the music

I am sure you all now know that Darren thinks i am beautiful ;) .........NO i haven't changed the artist LOL The animal song was a Savage Garden song, not one of my very favs but i LOVED the film that it was the soundf track for. It was not an epic AND it a bit too cute but anyone who has a daughter with learning difficulties may well like it. I saw a lot of Natalie in this film. Ohh its called "The other Sister".

Thursday, August 24, 2006

A cold rainy day today

AND i am going to be lazy and have fish n' chips for tea.
Dex and Daniel went to Ipswich town FC to day ( with kids klub). They BOTH had a great day although (of course) they both came home with new kit. Dex forgot to take a!! He said lots of people took photos , so i might still get some. Dex was so impressed with the day that he has phoned to ask about a season ticket for them both. Nice quiet Saturdays then ;) LOL
A couple of photos for you of Dan, who at first refused to smile ( he is SO fed up with me photographing him at the mo) , then he went over the top with a big cheesy grin.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Happy Birthday Rebecca

My beautiful niece is 14 today.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

And No 5 done too.

Challenge: to place photo off center..changed a little to be placed in top half of page.

Ali Edwards Challenge No 4

Modified circle. Done :)

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Lovely day

At Wyverstone Crop. Managed to get my Ali E No 3 Challenge done. Have also come home with next months Scrapagogo kit to play with ..its GorG!!Lorraine had her shop there and would have been rude not to buy a little stash. I got some MM vintage hip trims..velvet ribbons and lace, and sassafras lass stitched boarder stamps.
Natalie went to the seaside for the weekend..hope she has some good seems too cold already!!
I am really looking forward to having a soak in the bath tonight , it should be safe enough now that i have healed..fed up with showers.
For challenge No 3 you had to make your own patterned paper. I told Steph ( my sis ) that i was excited about using some new rubber stamps and her reply was " oh for goodness sake get some lino and make your own!" So i did :) The print was used down the side and then i used glitter and pen to decorate. The flower was designed by Emma and Tina for the Craft Robo on UKs.

Friday, August 18, 2006

By the skin of my teeth

This weeks Speshal dare. influenced by the freestyle book. I LOVE this photo of Megan.

Uk's Blog prompt

some of the ladies on UK's have a daily blog prompt and i really like today's....

If you could go back to about the age of 14, when you're just entering your teenage years, what 3-5 pieces of advice would you give yourself?

Ok here goes,

It is NOT essential to always have a boy friend, you CAN exist without one for a while.

Stop worrying about how you are STUNNING and it will all go downhill rapidly , make the most of it now.

Be adventurous, go to places on your own. Spend as much time as possible at concerts etc.

Live life to the full and do some thing scary every so often.

This is me at 14 (taken in 1974) in our back garden. Mum had this dress delivered by accident and i made her photograph me in it before she sent it back LOL

Do me a favour

Just go up to ( or phone) your partner , lover, person you share your life with and either give them a big hug or tell them how much you love them. Those of us with someone sometimes have no idea how lucky we are.I am going to :)

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Tagged By Nickibee

1. If you could build a house anywhere, where would it be?
LOL easy..Cornwall..too beautiful and so peaceful. As long as there was no one for the children to fight with , i'd be happy :)

2. What's your favourite article of clothing?
Usually the newest..i am so shallow. ATM it is my jumper as i am cold!!

3. Favourite physical feature of the opposite sex?
So hard to choose, Eyes but also the back of their hands ..daft eh?

4. What's the last CD that you bought?
PLEASE!! Savage gardens greatest hits LOL

5. Where's your favourite place to be?
I am a misery and LOVE to be alone..somewhere really quiet and sunny with a book.

6. Where's your least favourite place to be?
Outside when it is wet and windy.

7. What's your favourite place to be massaged?
My shoulders i have SO many knots!

8. Strong in mind or strong in body?
Mind. Body is pants (leaving this in Nicki LOL)

9. What time do you wake up in the morning?
two mins before my alarm.

10. What is your favourite Kitchen appliance?
Kettle ..i need coffee

11. What makes you really angry?
Bullies. People who think they know everything but usually know nothing. people who get cross with us when our children come bounding out of the car when we use their disabled sticker.

12. If you could play an instrument what would it be?
Clarinet ( i used to play at school but can't remember now)

13. Favourite colour?
Green..every shade

14. Sports car or SUV?
SUV i need space for the shopping

15. Do you believe in an afterlife?
Ohh yes!

16. Favourite children's book?
The lion the witch and the wardrobe

17. What's your favourite season?
Summer. i need warmth and sunshine :)

18. What is your least favourite household chore?
Ironing but don't like any really!

19. If you could have one super-power, what would it be?
to stop time.

.20. If you have a tattoo what is it?
Have a butterfly on my left shoulder since 1978..probably a moth now! Would like a flower on my foot too.

21. Can you juggle?
Housework, work and children ( good answer Nicki ..leaving it in!)

22. The one person from your past that you wish you could go back and talk to?
My Son

23. What's your favourite day?
Sunday as none of us has to work.

24. What's in the boot of your car?
A tin with Christmas rubber stamps ( from playscheme) A lot of empty water bottles. tools ( yes for the car! not that i know how to use them!!)

25. Which do you prefer, sushi or hamburger?
Hamburger. Raw fish YUK!! ( i agree)

I shall tag :
Suzanne and

Monday, August 14, 2006


Got home yesterday lunchtime ( thanks Anet, Raymond and Rose). I can't believe how tired i am LOL. Hopefully it won't last and i can catch up on some scrapping.
Have five gall stones and gall bladder removed. Have to say that hospital was amazing. It is the very first time i have had to stay in other than to give birth ( which was also much more painful!!) The staff were wonderful, the food out of this world and the place so peaceful....ahh well back to normal chaos LOL
The children are being lovely at the mo and i have had loads of cuddles from Dan ( who stopped cuddling a while ago ..not cool!)
Thank everyone for such lovely will resume ASAP :)

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Ohh My goodness!!

Megan's new school uniform arrived today. Apart from the trousers being a little on the long size, they all fit...but she looks SO grown up!!!

Off for a couple of days

Got a call to go to Hospital to have my gall stones removed tomorrow. I have to admit that i have been very lucky so far as this is my very first operation. I did think that i would only be in for the day ( as that's what i was originally told) but, i have to go to a different hosp (private as the local is over booked) and they say up to two days. Poor Dex at home with our lot!!!!
Anyway i am off top buy some scrapbook mags later today . I have already told Dex that only only want flowers that are rubber stamps ;) ;)
I shall miss the new Ali E challenge on Anne's blog tomorrow and the start of the CC on scrappad AND the new speshal dare...just as i had caught up!!! oh well
Have a great week end
At least i can't do much when i get home for a week or to so i will scrap then ( hopefully )

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Ali E 'challenge No 2

My niece Rose a few days old. Great Challenge ..lots of fun :)

A mixed day

I was happy this morning..well reasonably :) A parcel from Artbase is always a nice way to start the day ..even if i do have to sign for it from behind the door as i have just got out of the bath!!
Took Nats to her Doc's appointment in Stowmarket, fine new doctor..very nice and i can understand everything his says ..always a plus :)
Came home, phone to a call for Nats to go out with some friends this afternoon lovely..can i just drop her off a few miles away and they will bring her back. Yup great!
No the bloody car will not start..nothing ..Dex gets up and tries ..its not making a sound ..even with his flash charger thingy :( :( :( This looks like it is going to cost lots..i wish i had never bought the car as it is such a drain..any regular readers will know i have already spent far too much on this car already!!
Ohh and i can't unlock the backdoor as the lock is!
The day started so well too LOL
Here is the speshal dare for this glad i did it.

Monday, August 07, 2006


The first of the Ali Edwards' challenges on Anne's blog. The doodly bits do go all the way round but my scanner always chops the bottom off!

Thanks to Shell

You can now click on a few more friends blogs. I made such a mess of adding the links!! If you click on Ann(i)e's name , you can see her fabby blog and take part in the challenges. I am going to try to do mine today. Anam has done a great one (on her blog)
Well it feels like the first day of my hol today ( as i don't have to be anywhere) and of course it is raining LOL!! Ah well what better excuse to just scrap all day ( i am sure it is what my darling intend to do !!;)) Meg is already grounded anyway. She is allowed to go to "the green" around the corner from our house, as long as she takes her mobile with her ( so i can check she is ok and gently remind her when to come home). I phoned three times last night and she turned the phone off !! Little horror!! Dex had to go get her ..apparently there was a drunk man sitting on one of the benches swearing away to himself and Megan + friends wanted to watch !!! They were keeping well away.. but that is why she is gounded today.
Managed to finish the other side to the double LO i started yesterday and won a prize in the Uk's CC raffle :)
Blgger won't let me upload photo so will do it later .

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Cyber crop

Managed to do a little of the UK's Cyber Crop today..mind you , it has been like pushing mud up a hill!! I have had to stop SO many times!! The crop lasted all week and would have been ideal for me, if it hadn't have been for playscheme..ahh well.
Here are the two i did today:

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Off out

In a min to the end of plays cheme Chinese meal. Was at a bar b que last night. Really just want to stay home and scrap!!
Had a phone call from the hosp . they are going to try and get my op done before then end of Aug. Also had a letter re Dan's EEG , we have to phone and make arrangements.
Managed to do the clipboard project on the UK's summer cyber crop . I am hoping to something else before it ends tomorrow night.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Tired and Grumpy

But my own fault for doing playscheme!! I tried to go for a quick lay down and just to be alone for a little while , but, they found me. Meg wanted to watch TV in my room and was fighting with Natalie so i gave in.
I am one of those people who NEED to be alone for part of the day. I suppose because my family is SO demanding , needy and noisy, i just need and hour or two's solitude. I very often have to stay up late to get this though. Pity as by then i am too tired to do anything except just "be" LOL
here are a few photos from playscheme so far this week. the faces have been blurred cept Natalies.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Nocturnal Epilepsy

Is what the doc says Dan has. The good news is that it might just go away and at the moment he doesn't need any extra medication...i was worried about that!
I do need to keep a diary of any weird noises he makes in his sleep , he sometimes cries and often shouts out . The doc thinks this happens AFTER a fit. He will have regular check ups and needs a sleep deprived EEG ( oh what fun). The worst thing today was waiting and hour and a half to be seen ( for a 12yr old with ADHD fun!) And i KNOW that Some people had to wait longer.
Second day of playscheme ..of course i wasn't there much, just long enough to get them all started on rubber stamped Christmas cards. Iris folded ones tomorrow.
A couple morew Lo's from the weekend: