Well, good morning bloggers - looks like the sun is shining (at last) on this fine day...
Here's the desk:
Well, as you can see, it's a bit like a dumping ground this morning (well, its looked like that for the last few days to be honest)... Its not due to crafting either.
I was just relaxing on the sofa yesterday, all surrounded by my pillows and cushions colouring in this image from Mo's Digital Pencil with my promarkers, when my Mum arrived. Its to go on a card for my Godson, which I've had to do in fits and starts... by the time i've done it, it'll have taken me 4 days to make one card!!! I love this image as its so appropriate for many boys these days. I'll share the finished article which will have to be completed today as its his birthday today!!!
Below are some gorgeous Anna Griffin stamps that I bought from QVC recently. I'd missed the show last week due to being at the pain clinic, so had a look on the website and saw these. Irresistable??? I can't wait to see what I can do with these... might be waiting for a while though!!! Apologies for the quality of the photograph, but its difficult to take a good picture of clear stamps.
Anyway, since my WOYWW post last week, its been somewhat cramped in the conservatory/craftroom/house in general, as I've had my Mum and her dog (Pippa) staying.
She was supposed to be coming down to my house last Friday to visit, but she said it was going to have to be a bit later as she was expecting her friend to visit. About lunch time, I got a phone call from her panicked friend, saying that she'd fallen while up the garden and hit her arm on a terracotta pot (it broke the pot). She'd been feeding the fish in the pond and her knee gave way.
Her friend had tried to clean it - as at the time they were stood on the decking which was a bit grubby round the pond area as she had just had it cleaned out by a friend of mine. I got DS to drive me to over to Mums - which is 5 mins away, to find her on the sofa in a lot of pain. Her friend had tried to clean it up best she could but DS and I insisted that she go to hospital to get it checked over, get a tetanus shot and cleaned up properly...
She got seen, had x-rays, cleaned up etc and was told by the Nurse Practitioner in 'See and Treat' that she had a fractured radial head - plus there was something else that she could see but was unsure of. She also said (and I don't know how many of you out there know this) that she didn't need a tetanus shot if she'd had 5 within her lifetime. Apparently, they did away with the 10-year booster rule some time ago because studies showed that there were no added benefits if you'd already had 5 - and you have usually had these by the time you've left senior school. Mum was relieved!!!
Anyway, she had to make an appointment to come back to the fracture clinic on Monday to see a specialist. Anyway, I insisted she come back to mine as they strapped her up. I didn't want her coming to any further harm!!! DH &DS went to fetch Pippa the dog and a few things that Mum may need. So, for the weekend, it was musical beds at my house. We only have the three bedrooms so no guest room unfortunately. I was on the sofa anyway but insisted that my Mum stayed in my bed as its nearest to the bathroom. DH slept on the other sofa - we managed ok anyway. Needs must and all that.
Went to the fracture clinic on Monday and received the good news that it wasn't infact fractured, but had flared up her osteo arthritis pretty bad and she'd got some classic tell tale signs on the x-rays of that. The upshot of it all was that her knee had let her down (again) so I made her an appointment the same afternoon for the doctors to set the ball rolling (again) for her knee to be sorted - and to be taken seriously. Last time all they gave her was 2 courses of cortisone injections and told her to lose weight before they'd consider anything. This time I went to the docs with her and had a fight in me that would not let her be fobbed off again. She can't exercise because of her knee - and sponylosis, oeseo arthritis etc, is a type 2 diabetic, so controls her diet well to control the diabetes - so what more can she do? I told the doctor that no human being should be in the pain she's suffering and insisted on better pain medication - she was on less than me!!! Which I told the doctor. So he's increased it and she has to see how she gets on. Now we need to see how she gets on when the x-rays come back. She went home happily of her own accord on Monday evening. Then came to see me yesterday for a couple of hours (actually, she cadged some papers off me for a card she's going to make)...
Me? I'm using the chilli paste/cream - some of the electrical activity which was the stabbing pains seem to have reduced. I'm taking the additional medication as directed by the pain specialist - so far so good. having said that, I really needed to rest up yesterday as I ached like mad and needed to do NOTHING!!! But I live in hope!!!
Anyway, to join in the desk/work area blog hop - hop on over to Julia at the Stamping Ground - she's in charge and will give you all the details. Leave a comment, say hi - don't just leave without saying you've been - we love to hear from old blogging friends and those blogging friends we've not yet met.
If you read to the end... well done, and thanks for sticking with it!!!
Happy Wednesday - or what everday you happen to land in the playground.
Come back again. hugs, Paula x x x