Sunday, December 31, 2006

Bye Bye We're moving

Just to say for the new year I have swapped blog servers to word press to see if I get on any better with it so you can find me here

Hopefully I'll see you over there

Friday, December 29, 2006

hi 3

I also got some other lovely gifts, Andys son got me a meditation set (he knows me far to well) and Jacinta sent me some beautiful fibre to spin from the Fiber Factory I did attempt to take a picture of it but the light here has been so dull it doesn't show up very well but it is a beautiful mix of Merino and Silk in tones of Charcol, hopefully when I have had a chance to spin some up it will photograph better.
And finallt my best present ever ever, this is a picture if the scrapbook journal that Andy made for me, it shows our relationship frpm the begiining to know with pictures an everything, I am not going to share whats inside as its personal but I will say that it made me cry on Christmas morning no just because of what it depicts but because how much it must of taken Andy to do as he is always telling me craft isn't his thing but this proved hime very wrong, I can now answer the questions what would you rescue if the house was burning after all the animals and people are out :)
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Hi 2

In the end we had a nice peaceful Christmas as in the end Dad was only released for 24hrs this took most of Christmas Eve to resolve which meant Christmas Eve itself was a bit mad and in the end my brother came up trumps and got a lot of my fresh food shopping whilst he brought his which he brought to the hospital for me. Dad finally got released on Christmas morning so I couldn't help my brother even if I wanted to so I spent Christmas Eve up at the hospital before returning home and spending two peaceful days at home with Andy and Womble. And yes I didn't get dressed all day it was great. We slept late and got up and had a full English breakfast at about half ten ( real treat for us) and then ate our christmas dinner around 6pm with us sharing the cooking duties, womble even had a little Turkey.
The flower cube in the picture is one of my brothers presents that he manages to find each year this one is solar powered and sways backwards and forwards (you may remember the singing cubes last year).
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Hi 1

Ok I am sorry this is going to be a very bitty entry as I don't want to write yet another long entry and lose it.
So I am starting with this wonderful Parcel from SP that arrived this morning she has been a great SP in this Christmas themed selection. We have a copy of Knit It which not only has some real cute baby patterns in them but also a Cat Bohrdi Interview and a pattern for one of her mobieous bags. There are two types of 'Peanuts' Hot Choclate, some fun tissues, a cute ornament for our tree next year, some sweeties not all of which survived for the photo shoot and a really cute family pic :)
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I have just spent two hours updating Picasa and Blogger to put up an entry which it seems to have eaten so just a quick note to say Christmas was good if a little strange and I will try and put up another entry later.
Oh and the pic is of my fav present
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Sunday, December 24, 2006

Thanks and Good Wishes

I am doing a little better today as have spent a restful day at work not to busy so just had a chance to sit and knit for a while and just pretend for two minutes I had a normal life.
Things are slightly better, my brother has managed to borrow a wheelchair from work and the hospital has said it will leave a cammod in his room for us to take with him, I have decided all I can do is go over tomorrow afternoon and stay at home with him for a couple of hours whilst Andrew goes out to something he had already arranged, I have to head back by about five to make sure I get that last train. I am trying not to feel guilty about it and really appreciate all the support people who read have given me. I am going to try and spend at least a guilt free day at home on Christmas day, I have to say spending the whole day in my nghtie sounds like luxury at the moment. I still have to finish the shopping, nothing is wrapped I need to clean the kitchen (in the dark as the light switch broke) so I feel a late night coming on.
I have also decided for the christmas week I am going to cast on something new not sure what yet maybe something from the Happy Hooker which Michelle and Nathelie gave me for Christmas we will see, that is going to be my present for myself.
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and a fantastic New Year

Friday, December 22, 2006

Warning Rant and Rave

I am sorry that this post won't have a single piece of knitting in it and I can't even put up a pretty picture but that is another whole subject.
What has got you so wound up you ask yourself well where to start. I have been feeling really crappy over the last couple of days which has made all the christmas things i was behind on doing even further behind but this morning even though I don't feel great I felt a little better so was going to get a few things done and go off and visit dad. Doesn't matter too much about the germs there as he is in isolation gloves aprons and everything . So I just called dad to let him know but also to check out what the doctor had said that morning about him coming out for christmas dinner. We had it all worked out, we had found someone who would come and get him and return him with a car that is high enough that he won't have any problem to get in and out of. We had checked the resturant for wheelchair access and disabled toilet, all fine no problem.
So when dad rang me back. he never hears the phone first time, to tell me they are letting him out from Christmas eve to Boxing day, now he is very excited, and yes it is wonderful there are just one or two problems. The furthest my Dad has walked in the last six weeks is about two metres, they won't supply us with a wheelchair, not even if we leave a deposit, they have given us a list of rental places but it is two days before christmas, Andrew is at work all day and I am in Romford and the closest place is brentford which is closing early for the holidays. The best bit is Dads home is a house and the bathroom is upstairs, the hospital has offered to lend us a Kamod (not sure how to spell this) but may not be able to drop it off before christmas.
I have to say that I am just so angry, if they had even hinted that this was a possibility we would have been more organised about it, in fact the doctor at the beginning of the week said that there was no chance of this happening.
I guess part if the anger is that I am torn in two a bit as I can't get there christmas and there isn't really the option of us staying over with the dog with the cats and I am not sure I could do that to Andy anyway as it is also his grand daughters birthday and obviousley our first christmas together, but I alsoo remember what it is like looking after someone that way as it was just what I was doing two years ago with Robin and feel bad that Andrew is being left to it.
I think I am just having one of those weeks where it is one thing after another and I don't seem to be able to ever get on top of everything.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Sorry more doggie Pics

I could just about get blogger to accept these two pics before it stopeed so no lovely picture of the lovely handmade card that Liz sent me or the little giftie from Jan but you do get to see more of womble, this was earlier in the week when we couldn't get her further that the front gate but the good news tonight is that she managed to get all the way down to the park.
Besides the wonderful womble we have had a bit of a stressful week not helped by me not feeling the best just a bit of a cold I think. Dad has also had to have another couple of Ops and I have to say that christmas cards have gone completely out of the window in fact trying to work out when I am going to go and do the food shopping.
To answer a few more questions about womble, no she wasn't a early christmas present, we have had our name down at a local animal rescue centre for a while as we knew that when we got a house one of the things we wanted was a dog. We were kind of expecting either a dog after christmas , an unwanted gift say or an older dog so it was at very short notice that we had the call from Sarah as Womble had been staying in a foster home with her sister but was starting to misbehave due to lack of attention as there were a couple of other dogs in the house so they wanted to stop that before it even started. The only problem that the original owners seemed to have caused is that she was overfed so is now on a very strict diet.
She is wonderful but very active and the only traits she seems to have of a staff is a very powerful jaw as she goes through dog toys and bones at a rate of knots.
Knitting wise very little going on at the moment, have been eying up a few things on the new Knitty and have just recieved my Proud to be Crafty zine from Lixie and might tackle some crochet flowers tonight. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, December 14, 2006

And Then There Was Three

Let me introduce you to the newest member of our household this is Womble, she is just sixteen weeks old and is a cross between a staff and a collie and is absolutely adorable. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

I have good friends

Aren't these wonderful Lixie sent me a present of an ATC file with holders (my latest addiction) but best of all it included these ATC's, they are so much better than anything I could produce they are a series of three called Nic and they are wonderful. It really helped to cheer me up as we found out yesterday that dad has tohave another operation today, I tink that makes it number five in less than a month, he has now been in hospital for at least six weeks and is quite depressed which is quite hard going for me to, I am managing to restrict my visiting to about three times a week but it does wipe out whole days as it is a six hour round journey straight across london so it is also the worst journey I can imagine with thousands of people squashed into all the public transport no matter what time of day I go. I also think I am going to miss the secret santa this week at Liberty as I just can't face going into town another day.
House wise we are still desperatley trying to unpack but it seems to be taking forever and I think our christmas isn't going to be quite the one I had imagined this year as of yet not a single christmas deceration and not a card written, so apologies now in advance about cards am going to do my best but I wouldn't hold my breathe, this is of course not helpes bythe fact that I have lost my address book!!!!
Knitting wise, the dish cloth craze continues but that is about it, although very tempted by several patterns on the new Knitty as well as the colours in the mission falls wool that has just arrived at stash. Posted by Picasa