Wednesday, 10 November 2010

WOYWW 10th November 2010

The desk seems to be tidier the more craft I do because I tidy away after me, whereas when I don't sit and craft, the desk just becomes a dumping ground.

Here are my pics taken in the middle of the night at silly o'clock

A cold cup of coffee sitting in the middle of the desk - just behind is a new 'power' pritt stick i bought, which I thought may come in handy for something.  The stamps are some Dovecraft ones I picked up at Dunhelm recently - they are 'relative' - can you believe there is everything but son and daughter and there is Fiance but not Fiancee - I thinks that's a bit strange - but at £3.99 i thought they were a bargain (not that I've compared the price elsewhere)... the other set are called 'Sent with Love' which are sentiment such as 'I miss you', 'All the best', 'Just because'...


A fraction to the right, and you can see the remote control - and the folder is the latest My Craft Studio 'Papercraft Library' CD and booklet.  The green thing that looks like a stapler, is actually a bag re sealer.  It reseals plastic bags by melting them and making a seam. 


This is a very slight fraction to the right again - and you can see the green box which has nothing in it at the moment - but came in very handy earlier when I was putting some sweets in that I'd put new wrappers on for my friends wedding.   Hanging from a hook on the edge of myIKEA shelf unit, you can see the 'hanger' project that I did the tutorial for the other day.  I might finish it off and give it to my friend who had a baby in July - they came to see me yesterday.

So, that's the desk for this week - really not exciting.  I will be finishing my friends Birthday card off later and wrapping her presents - its her birthday on Friday. 

I will be going into work this afternoon to discuss my phased return which will start next week.  I am going in to meet with the HR officer to discuss my working pattern etc.  I have initiated this myself because since I've been feeling a bit better, I feel that I need to get back to something like normal - and that is being a working mum!  Because my return will be phased over a six week period, it will take me up to near Christmas before I am back full time - and then we'll be off for Christmas.  Then the first week back in the new year is when this fiasco with my health started a year ago (Jan 2010).

A couple of weeks ago the doctor put me on a morphine patch, which is additional to the medication I'm still on.  I'm on my second patch now, and it's not made that much difference so I need to go back and ask him to increase the dosage - which he did say he would do.  The reason he put me on this because I asked him to, knowing it was an option and it was something the pain specialist had recommended too.  Also, because I'd had a few good days, which enabled me to have a better perspective on things, I started to be able to look forward instead of focus on the pain I was in - but, those 'odd few days' weren't enough for me - I wanted ALL good days - because I'm greedy like that!!!  I really wonder what is going to get rid of the pain - but in the meantime, a few good days is better than none.  So the only way I will be going back to work is full of meds and on patches.  I can but try - and at least this time, I feel like I'm going back on my terms as I've initiated it all.

I will visit as many WOYWWers as I can, but I've got quite a few things on at the moment and have to prioritise some of those things - and I've not even started a single Christmas card yet - although everything I need is in a drawer ready.

My next blog post is going to be about a ball I went to on Saturday night and the mask that I had to make - that afternoon - for it.

If you want to find out more about WOYWW -which is basically a concept where you link a blog post and pics of your work area - where ever you craft - and what ever your craft is; then add your link to Mr Linky - which will be on Julias blog - 'Stamping Ground', the founding member of this worldwide bloghop!!!

By for now, hope to visit anyone who leaves a comment - but my visits will be spread out over the coming week.

Take care y'all!!!!

Hugs, Paula x x x

34 comments:

  1. So pleased you are able to start returning to work - on your terms! Hope it goes well with the morphine patches. Good luck!

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  2. Lovely to hear a more positive Paula today. Glad you've found something that helps and that life is [at last!] looking up for you. Fingers crossed that long may it last and hopefully will improve every day.
    Huge hugs,
    A x

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  3. Hi Paula, Glad to hear that you are having better days and thinking about going back to work on your terms! Take care. Kathleen x

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  4. Hey Paula,

    I know what you're going through as I was off work for 12 months a few years back and ended up having spinal surgery. So I know about all the pain specialists, rehab plans & all that. Trying to be patient just doesn't cut it sometimes. If it's any consolation, I'm still popping a silly amount of pills but am now working full time & managing to lead a relatively normal life.

    You hang in there missus :-)

    Ciara
    xx

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  5. My desk is exactly the same, you'd pass out if you saw it right now. I haven't crafted in my room for 10 weeks now, but i have been dumping stuff in there. when OH finally gets walking it will be a massive job just to tidy up lol

    First physio tomorrow, keep everything crossed that they have him running and jumping quick smart. lol

    Hope you are doing ok xxx

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  6. Hope you get better soon and stay positive! :)

    Thank you for sharing and have a fab day. :)

    Maggie #56

    xx

    http://maggiescraft.blogspot.com/

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  7. Nice to see a tidy desk, even if the logic is opposite to what we'd normally think. It's a good thing to go back on your own terms and not theirs definitely, hope it all works out! Keep your chin up!

    Hugs
    Brenda 90

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  8. Interesting Dovecraft stamps!
    Hope your pain patches work ok for you, i wonder if i could get Brandy patches?-just a thought! lol
    Maria inkymits
    #84 (i think)

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  9. Great space, good things are going to get back to normal for you

    mandi xx

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  10. Lovely tidy workspace - all the best for returning to work x Hazel #100

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  11. Paula, I really hope you are on the mend. I've been to your blog only once or twice and didn't know about your ordeal, but today I went way back and read the beginning of your "health journey to hell". Geez. This must have been a hard year for you to go through. All my healing thoughts are on their way to you... Carola #108

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  12. Sounds very positive Paula - be steady andabove all be honest with yourself about how you're managing and before you notice, the gooder days will outweigh the baddies. A year - good grief and still in pain management. I agree with you about the dumping of stuff on the desk..and I'm the biggest culprit!

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  13. Lovin' your very tidy desk. I need to "take note"! LOL

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  14. Lovely tidy desk...it is quite a positive step, going back to work. Take it easy to begin with.
    Sue xx 60

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  15. Hi Paula,
    Glad to hear the meds are helping a bit and life is getting back to normal somewhat. Thanks for sharing your desk! #102

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  16. I can vouch for pain ,i suffer with it and take mountain of medication.I was once on patches but after successfully being on for 2months ,i had to come off as they started burning my skin!!!Just hope gp when he increases your patch the morphine doesnt make you sleepy i found that.Hopefully they will be able to titrate and get happy medium nothing like pain.Sending get well hugs and hope meeting goes well
    hugs judex

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  17. i don't know if i've said this before, but that patterned set of drawers is wonderful!
    i'm sending healing thoughts and prayers your way and hoping for your healing from pain.

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  18. oh, and i forgot to answer your question. yes, wall putty is that thing you use to cover holes in the wall. we use it as a cheap gesso substitute.

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  19. Well you sound a bit more cheerful this week. Glad you've been busy creating. I was out last night, so I'll email you later.

    Take care.xx

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  20. Great to hear you are feeling better and up to considering returning to work. remember that you will have dips, but the next dip will be higher than the last (if that makes sense!)
    Lynn x

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  21. Bets of luck with your patches - do hope they are the answer and make you feel more comfy. x Jo (lol - best of luck - but then again bets is quite appropriate!)

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  22. ohoo a morphine patch, that's one thing I never got told about, but still, it is all positive, hope they do work in the end best foot forward! but watch out for puddles, ohoo that's a point...???? where you you stick them???(

    ((HaPpY WOyWW!!))
    ((Lyn)) #40

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  23. Great things happen at that there desk!
    This is quite a short post for you Paula, I'm so glad that things seem to be on the up.
    I had a great time in London yesterday!
    Chrissie

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  24. Hello from the Philippines, Paula! Don't have time to read your back blogposts but I said a prayer that you will have all good days. You're not greedy at all- we all want that! God bless you!
    Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  25. paula, i hope you get some relief soon. Good for you doing the phased return. Remember you can phase up and down if it will get you back to work. your desk looks very tidy.
    thanks for popping by earlier. only just getting some time to snoop now. caroline #6

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  26. Cold coffee? I always forget mine too

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  27. What a busy but very productive looking desk. Thanks for sharing your workspace. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 36)

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  28. Hi Paula, I've left you an award on my blog. It is a bit different because you get to claim $5 of digis so make sure you pick it up.
    Lynn x

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  29. Nice tidy looking desk there! What a year you've had, roll on 2011, hope it's a better one for you.

    I've left a little something for you on my blog - here - hope you enjoy.

    Hugs, Nicki, xx

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  30. Paula,

    What a positive post. I hope things are still going your way. It's bad enough that I am running nearly a week late, then I have been plagued with that pesky 503 error all night. Just wanted to drop in and let you know I was here this week. Sorry I took so long to get here.

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  31. Hi Paula, so gald you're starting to feel a little better - it comes across in your post too ;-) Good luck with the phased return to work
    Anne xx

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  32. Hi Paula,I hope that the pain eases up a lot more so you can enjoy your return to work. Thanks for sharing your busy workspace too

    Also I popped by to let you know that i have posted about something special for Christmas at Dezinaworld and didnt want you to miss out. please pop by and check it out when you have time.
    have a lovely weekend my friend
    hugs June xxxxx

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  33. Hi Paula, me again... there's an award for you on my blog!
    Chrissie

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Thank you for your super scrummy spangly comment and for spending your valuable time letting me know what you think...

Crafty hugs, Paula x x x

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