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|Saturday, September 24, 2016, 6:57:22 PM- Disappointed|
Well, I've finished my workshop and moved back in so soon my crafting will begin in earnest. It's how I make enough money to pay for my prescriptions and I'm on a lot of meds!
Or I would be out there working if I had a safe electrical supply out there! I was promised that the necessary installation would be done by a dear friend of mine but alas, that has come to nothing, not even a text message to say sorry.
So, I now have an even worse supply that the original one. I have a brittle extension cable running from the garden shed, along a path and up, under the door to my workshop. It gets worse too ... I have three other extensions all plugged into each other, going around the inside of the workshop!!
If I start posting pics of me slightly singed, with a puffball of frizz where my hair used to be, then you'll know that I got another shock. If you never hear from me again you'll know that the workshop burned down with me in it!!
If anyone in my area knows about electrics and would like to help me out here I'd love to hear from you. I'm skint so you'll get paid in copious amounts of tea and homebakes.
|Sunday, August 28, 2016, 2:06:35 PM- Autumn|
The trees are just starting to show the first changes of colour as Autumn flicks her tongue across the tops. The first leaves have gently left on a warm breeze while the others tremble as the wind picks up and gets colder. Yes, Autumn is on her way.
This is, without doubt, my favourite time of year. I just love the colours of nature and Autumn's palette is striking. From those first flickers of yellowing green through to burnished copper and bronze, Autumn's colours dazzle. They are colours that suggest warm blankets and cozy log fires, ginger, allspice and nutmeg. The promise of longer, cosier nights followed by fresh, crisp mornings to follow. Mmmmmm, the smells of comforting foods and hot, chocolatey drinks fill our nostrils with their warm embrace. Who on earth couldn't love Autumn?
|Friday, July 29, 2016, 9:39:40 AM- I've been a bit quiet this year!|
I've been a bit quiet this year .... there's a reason for that. It's top secret so I can't tell you ..... or I'd have to spank you and eat you!! ;)
|Friday, December 18, 2015, 3:39:02 PM-|
'Ello, 'ello, what's been happening then?
I'm doing very well, thank you. After my recent scan it has been discovered that I have a new lump so I'm booked in to have it removed on the 13th of Jan. Yeah, Happy New Year! lol Meh, just another day in the life of me.
I have decided that after that op I'm not going to be ill again for a substantial amount of time. I think I'll win the lottery next year too, lose weight, re-fit my bathroom and redecorate my house. I'm having lots of positive thoughts at the moment because things only improve if you have a positive outlook, that's a fact! I'm going to keep myself so busy that I just won't have time to be ill .... not even for a single minute. I'm sick of the sight of hospitals and being on first name terms with all the consultants and nursing staff. I know I owe them a lot but I can't pay it forward if I'm laying in a hospital bed. I will be concentrating on getting my fitness back, mostly by swimming so that I can get in a few sponsored swims for cancer charities.
In the meantime, have a Wonderful Christmas and a Fabulous New Year and I will see you in 2016.
Love and hugs people xxx
|Monday, June 29, 2015, 10:42:14 PM- Doh! Here we go again!|
You may have noticed that I haven't been around for a while. First the good news ... I don't have MS, however, I've been having more tests and it transpires that I do have bowel cancer. After some of those tests I'm thinking that the tests themselves are worse than the disease!! Certainly made my eyes water!! I'm now waiting to have a large tumour removed from my colon and more chemo. Stop looking so worried ... I'm going to be around a long time yet. I've got far too much to do and don't have time to die for at least another half century so you're just going to have to put up with me for a bit longer!!
|Thursday, November 6, 2014, 9:26:12 AM- Can't keep a good woman down :)|
Well, you can't keep a good woman down for long, I'm back to my old self :)
Still going through the mill with hospital appointments and some hefty medical treatments but it's all good. Am now being tested for MS as well because I occasionally lose all sensation in my arms and legs which makes life very interesting when going down stairs. Good job I'm well padded so that I bounce! :)
Today I'm laying some new flooring in the bathroom and starting to tile my kitchen. All my new kitchen units are now fitted, after being flooded last year so it's just the finishing I need to do.
I love working on my home, it just takes me MUCH longer than it did when I was healthy. Not to worry, I intend to be around a long time so I've got plenty of time to get it all done.
I got my fruit ready for making another Christmas cake last night. A week of soaking in my sherry, brandy, rum and whiskey liqueur mix and it'll be ready to go. I do like a boozy cake and I've spent years perfecting my recipe. I get requests every year from family and friends for one of my cakes as a Christmas present. In fact there's a lot of baking going on at the moment. I like to fill my freezers up with goodies nice and early to take the pressure off over the festive season.
Right, I'd better go and do some work.
Chat again soon :) xxx
|Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 9:49:43 AM-|
I am in so much pain today I can hardly bear it.
Yesterday I drove down to St Ives with my rescue pooch to meet a member for lunch. I was running late because I have three other dogs to walk and settle before I can go out but I had the good manners to message him to let him know I'd be late. I'd given him my mobile number as well so that he could contact me if there was a problem. Anyway after settling the hounds I jumped in the car and set off. I must have got stuck behind every slow moving vehicle in Cornwall but when I could I put the pedal to the metal to make up time. My poor old rescue dog got car sick and threw up all over the back seat. We both then had to suffer the smell of warm bile until we arrived.
Upon arriving I parked the car, only to find that I didn't have the £3 cash required for a parking ticket so I phoned to pay by card and was charged £7.50!
Not to worry, St Ives is a beautiful place and we're here to meet someone
We make our way to the designated meeting place and he's no-where to be seen. I'm 40 minutes late but I did message him to let him know that I was running late. We toodle into the pub where I appropriately order a half pint of "Old Rosie" and then we go back outside and sit and wait....and wait....and wait! After an hour I gave up. Either the guy was a no show, had seen me and didn't like what he saw or he was impatient and left without contacting me to see where I was. Anything could have happened ... I could have had an accident but he obviously wasn't worried about what had happened to me because he didn't phone.
This morning I've woken up in sooo much pain. Driving with a torn left trapezium muscle is excruciating so I'm staying in my bed today.
Wellwillthisdo, thanks for reinforcing my belief that meeting someone online is a complete waste of time and effort.
|Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 12:11:51 AM- I'm still here!|
I've been taking things easy for a month or two, getting back on my feet. I'm not out of the woods yet but I feel ok ... in fact I feel bloody good. I still have a lot of hospital visits and treatment to endure but that's alright ... gets me out of the house lol. I'm tired a lot and fall asleep at the most inopportune moments but that's ok too ... means I'm letting my body catch up with itself. All in all I'm thankful for every day, for everyone I meet, for everything I accomplish ... even if it is only being able to get dressed, yes, I'm doing ok.
|Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 2:37:54 AM- Good Times|
Heya ... it's been a week or two!
I had a fantastic hen night in town last Saturday. Managed to bring the house down at Karaoke, drank far too much in Wetherspoons and danced so much that my legs wouldn't work the next day!
I survived my 50th birthday on Monday ... the world didn't end, there weren't tidal waves and it wasn't raining toads!! In fact it was a really nice day, starting with breakfast in bed, a fabulous dinner and birthday cake cooked by my kids and then being taken to a cliff-side, open air theater to see a comedy in the evening. My kids totally spoiled me and I loved every minute of it.
Now I've just got to get to my wedding on time on Friday and finish off what has been an epic week.
I've also decided to adopt the rescue dog that I was fostering, bringing the total of hounds to four now in my little house. I definitely can't adopt any more as we don't have the room but I'll keep on fostering.
|Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 2:46:27 AM- Fostering an abandoned dog|
I had a very tearful phone call from a friend of mine a few days ago. The dog charity that she's involved with drove up to Kent to rescue an abandoned Staffordshire Bull Terrier that was going to be put down because the dog pound where he'd been for a week couldn't be bothered to re-home him.
She's already looking after several dogs and couldn't take him so she asked me if I could foster him until the charity finds him a forever home. She brought a very frightened, sick dog to me. My own dogs took an instant dislike to him but this poor little boy needed some love and affection.
So ... Patch and I have been camping out in my workshop for the last few days. He was such a mess, nobody had been taking proper care of him. I've now wormed him, de-flead him, clipped his nails and cleared the mites out of his ears. He's had a bath and now looks a million dollars. In three days he's learned a whole set of commands and is totally obedient. I've even managed to get my little pack to accept him. His greatest quality is love. He's very affectionate and loves to have his head scratched and his belly tickled. This is usually repaid with a big hug and snuggle from him. I have no idea why Patch was abandoned but I'd love to get hold of his original owners and give them a piece of my mind.
Far from being an aggressive dog, Patch is loyal and gentle. I'm thrilled to be able to foster this gorgeous dog and I'll be very sad to see him go but I'm confident that someone will want to give him his forever home and give him the love and attention that he deserves.
I wish that people would learn how to look after a pet properly before they take it on. For me it's a lifetime commitment of love, learning and fun. Too many people take on animals for all the wrong reasons and then find that they just can't cope, at the animals expense.
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