Thursday, 22 July 2010

WOYWW 21st July - yey, I'm back!!! (well, WOYWT - cos its Thurs 22nd now)

Hello peeps

I really hope that everyone is ok and having a great summer so far - whether that be blogging, crafting, gardening or even going on holiday (lucky peeps)!!!  Well, sadly - i've hardly been doing any of these things apart from the odd card - which I hope to share with you over the next few days.

Followers and blog buddies will probably notice that I haven't posted since 7th July and haven't really been blogging either - i've had quite a few issues to deal with so blogging and crafting have taken a bit of a back seat.  However, lots of blogging friends have kindly been keeping in touch via e-mail.

Anyway, i'm going to try and make my posts a bit shorter (I hear some of you cheer)!!! leaving the everyday life stuff for the private email conversations for now.
Also - I just want to apologise for not keeping up with you all through WOYWW - and thank all those who have dropped by asking how I am and noticing that i've not been 'around'...

So, without further ado - here is a pic of my desk from last week - more on WHY later!!!


Very untidy industrious!!!

Well, apart from said issues - i've not been up to much apart from being pretty miserable and in a lot of pain - this has not improved at all since I last blogged and have seen the doctor twice in the last two weeks.  I am now on a lot more tablets and still waiting for an appointment letter with the pain specialist to land through my letterbox.

Some news that I can share with you is that our eldest DS is currently in Madrid with school - and has been marching his friends all over the place as, having been twice before, he really knows his way around.  The three of them went to Athletico Madrid stadium on Monday (we'd been there before and watched a game against Deportivo), and yesterday he went to Madrid Zoo - (we've never been there before though) - and today he was supposed to be going to the Bernabau - where we have been twice before - and had lunch there for our birthday - you see - and i've said this before - me and eldest DS share a birthday - and youngest DS is only one week after, so we've taken them twice in the past to Madrid for their Birthday celebrations - so much more memorable than an animate object.  So, even though he's gone with the school - because he's in sixth form and knows his way around (yes, even after two visits he know where everything is and had remembered everything after our first trip having said that we did stay for five nights both times), they have let him and his two friends (both 17) do a bit of their own thing.  I just hope he's putting his Spanish to good use -(unless he's talking a load of crap when he's at home and pretending he's speaking fluent Spanish lol) as, we noticed when we were in Madrid - not a lot of people speak much English - at least not like the touristy holiday type  places.  Which is nice actually.

Anyway, the reason i've not been able to take a piccy of my desk this week is because my camera is in Madrid with DS.  And hopefully he's not lost it - like he has his phone! Well, he says its been nicked - and he's probably said this as he's lost 5 phones in the past 3 years as well as breaking a brand new one after less than two weeks of having it.... DH said that he also nearly lost one in Wimbledon, plus he lost one when I took him to London last November on the tube, before that he lost one within an hour of arriving on a campsite - so, you hopefully get the picture that he's pretty rubbish with phones.  He was on about going to the police station today sometime to report it and will have to claim on the insurance... he did say it was in his bag and that he never left it unattended - so i'm giving him the benefit of the doubt. 

The reason I've got a pic of last weeks desk was because I had good intentions of joining in, but in the end I just never got round to it then had a really bad weekend again - hardly being able to get on and off the sofa come Sunday... Anyway - turns out it came in useful after all!!!

Here is a close up of that bathroom rack i bought from TESCO a couple of weeks ago for £6 - with all my Martha Stewart punches (and one Stampin Up punch) on.


I've made a few cards over last few weeks - it takes me a while to do each one as I have to have the usual break and come back to them later.  I hope to blog them over next few days so hopefully you'll pop back again and have a look.

I will try and pop round to see some desks over next few days - but it'll be sporadic.

Really missed you all - and if you have popped in to read this post - please leave a comment.  Also - if you are wandering what this WOYWW thing is all about - pop over to Julias blog and read all about it... better still - join in!!!!

Thanks for reading - please leave a comment to say you've been - then come back again. hugs, Paula x x x

35 comments:

  1. Awwww there you are chickadee! was wondering where you had got to, looked all over Julias list today for you. I am gutted you are still in so much pain, sending positive vibes your way and hoping you get some pain relief soon.

    My son is just as bad with phones and mp3 players, have lost count of the number he has broken.

    How is the work situ, have you heard anything yet?

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  2. love all those punches - so organised! ;-)
    sending healing hugs

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  3. Awesome work space! I am praying for you. I hope that the paper work gets finished quick so hopefully you will feel better soon. I will pray that your camera comes home.

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  4. I had hoped you would be feeling better by now. :( I sure hope they can get you sorted out.

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  5. Hi, good to see you back, sorry not replied to the email yet, I will, honest! In the meantime hope the pain appointment comes through soon.

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  6. oh so sorry hun to hear you are still in pain,oh so know what that is like hun,loveing the pictures,so love your craft storage,too,take care and look after yoursrlf hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

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  7. Really sorry the pain still hasn't settled down. The pain from nerve damage can be awful and I'm sure all your troubles with work really aren't helping. Let's hope it all starts to get a LOT better very soon. Sending you hugs and healing vibes,
    A x

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  8. Hey sweetie, welcome back! Sorry to hear you're still having pain trouble, wish I could magic it away for you.

    Loving your Tesco rack for those punches - they're such an awkward shape to store so I might look for something like this for mine too so I can have them all visible and not wedged in a drawer!

    I'll email again soon, big hugs, Nicki, xx

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  9. that is short?
    great idea with the tescos rack

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  10. Aw Paula, good to see you back...I am so sorry to hear that you are still in pain :0( what a nightmare!
    And the Tesco rack was a great find!!
    Kids eh!... I am dreading when mine get to that age..they are bad enough just now losing toys never mind all the expensive things!lol
    Take care
    x

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  11. Glad to see you back on, but sad you are still in so much pain, hopefully they will get that sorted, very creative looking desk great idea with the rack.
    Take care
    Christine x

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  12. Welcome back Paula. I have missed you. Sorry to hear that you are still in pain. Big gentle hug from me. Great Tesco rack. Take care. Kathleen x

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  13. Awe sweetheart, sending lots og gentle cyber HUGS XXXXX

    I reckon your DS should have that camera tied to him!!! XXX

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  14. I was hoping you had not posted because you were on holiday ...so sorry that you are feeling bad again ...thought they were going to organize a pain management person ... but I suppose it will take ages for that to happen ...meanwhile you remain in geat pain. Hugs ....gentle ones xx

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  15. toot toot! Paula's back! Lovely to see your name appear on my reading list, that was a cheery moment!

    You're very good about DS and his lost property! I think Id have kissed my camera goodbye on handing it over! lol! The main thing is that he has a great trip to Madrid, I bet he was really looking forward to going with his peers, what a great experience it will be for him!

    I love seeing your desk, its got such fab storage ideas Paula! Great punch storage and what a bargain! I adore that paper youve got behind the clock face, Ive got a set of those and they are really lush!

    I have to say Ive not seen so many dst's in one room before!

    Am looking forward to seeing some of your makes over the coming days!

    Keryn x

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  16. Hi Paula sorry to hear you have been in pain. I have missed you blogging and emailed you so hopefully you got my message. Glad to see your back and I love your punch holder.
    Take care Elaine

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  17. Oh haven't you been around then? I hadn't noticed ROFL Oh yeah, you've taken them to Madrid twice for THEIR birthday celebrations eh! You mean you wanted to go for yours but forunately for you big DS' birthday is the same day and little DS' birthday shortly after so you can use that as an excuse - I'm onto you heheheheheh - You know I'm only joking right? DS sounds like he needs a chain on his phone to hang it round his neck LOL
    The bathroom storage is a great idea. After seeing some lovely cakestands, yours included, I thought I'd do something similar and bought a little bathroom corner storage thing to use next to my PC to store all the bits and pieces that seemed to accumulate, it just fits nicely between the monitor and the PC tower.
    Hope you get an appointment PDQ at the pain clinic; benig in pain all the time is so draining.
    Hugs Anne xxx
    PS got your card a while ago - not opened yet of course 'cos I'm a good girl ;-)

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  18. Great to see you blogging again! Just wish you were out of pain. Annie has kept me posted on how things are!!! Sending you a rainbow to cheer you up!

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  19. Hey I was getting worried about you! Sorry to hear you are still in pain and hope that pain management appointment comes through soon and they can get you sorted out! Love the bathroom rack, it stores your Martha's beautifully! Tracey x

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  20. Great idea for keeping punches together! Glad to 'see' you back.

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  21. Hooray...you're back and you've been really missed....Sorry to hear you are still in so much pain, thought you would have had that appointment by now.
    My daughter has the same problem as your son only she keeps losing purses...not good!!

    Take care

    xx

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  22. So sorry to hear you are no better. I did worry when you didn't get back to me when I emailed which is so unlike you - but take it easy.
    Lynn x

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  23. Hi there - so glad you back in cyber world - missed you... Keep your chin up love Anj x x x

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  24. Well done gal, lovely to see you online, but please don't over do it; so wish I could do something positive for you.
    Ah Madrid, how lovely. I was trotted round Europe as an army kid and believe me those long weekends and 5 day breaks all over the place did me no end of good - culturally, family-y, language-y, geographically; you get what I'm saying..hope your DS is having a hoot. The tesco rack is a genius idea..but of course now - do you buy a couple more or, do you stop buying punches....how much wall space ya got!!
    We'll natter again offline gal, meantime, do take care and let your bod tell you how much or how little. xx

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  25. Hi Paula, lucky me just got back from my hols and realised you were missing. Sorry to hear about your 'pain' hope that appointment arrived pretty quick! Will be in touch soon. Take care, Eileen x

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  26. That's funny shampoo, thinks me! Great idea for storing those punches. Hope you are pain free soon.
    Jo

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  27. love your space and really hope you feel better soon...getting the camera back should help, right? ;0)

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  28. Glad you are back, Paula. I sure like all those punches and a nice way to store them. Nice news to read about your daughter, too. Sorry I'm so late getting here. Happy belated WOYWW! Of course, I had to get to people about like you describe making your cards (grin).

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  29. Your stuff always looks fab Paula, I love Wipso's pictures in pride of place and I think that your rack from Tescos is a brilliant idea.
    I hope you continue to feel a little better each day... take it easy!
    Chrissie x

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  30. Love all those punches and I hope you feel better! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  31. Sorry to hear your in so much pain Paula, sending big hugs and hope you get an appintment soon, been MIA for a couple of weeks too, glad to see you back, but take care and don't over do it.
    xx

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  32. Fab views, and its Tuesday now, better late than never they say. Love all your MS punches !

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  33. Hi Paula, sorry to hear you are having some problems, hand in there. Thanks for taking the time to post this one and will keep checking on you. Visit me once in a while, I don't blog every day, so just hop in once in awhile and see if I have done anything.

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  34. Ohoo Paula I missed you last week, so I'm here this week on last weeks post...I didn't get round every one, I'll have to start using paste and copy next week, I mean this week! If you're going to the 'Pain Doctor' watch the questionnaire they give you, I wouldn't answer half of mine because I made me sound insanely depressed, which I not! insane maybe but not depressed! oh and a pain CD...that went in the bin...he didn't want it back! They like putting ticks in boxes,I made them rewrite a few of the qyuestions!
    Your desks look fab, I want some of those wall shelves, 'see' you later

    (Lyn))

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Crafty hugs, Paula x x x

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