I’ve struggled this last week with energy levels and mojo. I’ve just about had the strength to update the look of my blog – and because I’m fickle – I must have played about and changed it 5 times before I landed with this look… Jury’s still out!
Saturday saw me crafting with the lovely Stephanie Weightman – I’ve mentioned this in my last post – but I wanted to say how much fun it was. It was a very casual laid back affair, which took place at the Crafting Co. and My Craft Studio warehouse which is just down the road from me. I was acting and crafting like an amateur – tiredness and clumsiness got the better of me… I came home and dabbled around a bit – finished off one of the cards that took me three attempts to still bring a wonky card home, so I put that right… after that I just had to have sleep – and went to bed for a few hours making it the longest sleep I've had in 5+ weeks.
Sunday – not much different. Managed to faff around a bit – tidied the desk – which really means I put it all on the floor and left it there so it looks like this when I took the pictures earlier: (by the way – this is going to be rather pic heavy – which is good, right??
You are able to see a couple of the cards I worked on at the workshop on Saturday.
Now a picture of my desk with the lovely morning sunshine on it:
This is a good picture to show continuity!!!
Oh – by the way, I was working in Windows Live Gallery cropping my pics the other day, and clicked on one of the other tabs, which I’d never done before - never needed to. However, I came across Windows Live Writer which allows me to do blog posts straight from my photo gallery. I’m probably the last person in blogland that has figured this out – but it means that I can write and save to my computer before I publish in blogland to my blog. Great for when Mr Blogger is acting up and being temperamental. At least I
So I took my pictures about 8am this morning, then phoned a friend who I was supposed to be going to see today to spend some time crafting and bringing her into the technology age with blogging etc and show her some of the sites I enjoy visiting. However, I had my appointment with my pain clinic consultant on Monday. Then yesterday I took my Mum to her doctors for a blood pressure check up, it's all left me quite exhausted.
On Monday, we discussed my pain and medication and the fact that the nerve block didn’t work (it initially caused more pain, then nothing – back to ‘normal’).
He said he wouldn’t go there because it caused me a lot of pain when he administered the 3 needles in my ribs and under shoulder blade – to block the intercostal nerve ‘messages’ off. Anyway, he’s not increased my patch strength, he’s actually bumped up my Pregabalin (Lyrica) to maximum daily dose from 400mg to 600mg – which means 2 more tablets, so now on 23 painkillers a day – 25 including my other 2 tablets I take. I still also have my local anaesthetic (Lidocane) patches, and I've got to use the Capsaicin cream on my back - the nurse gave me plenty of gloves although I have to get someone to do it for me (the active ingredient in the cream is chillies - well, the chemical from chillies that has nerve numbing properties that should also stop the pain 'messages' from being passed to my brain)...
Right, back to the desk: As I’ve been writing this, at first, I got a repeat of last week's performance – where I had a visitor on the desk wriggling and writhing about. I think its because the radiator was on. I didn’t manage to take a pic because I was on the phone to my friend (for almost 2 hours!!!)… she was trying to grab anything and everything again so I had to move loads of the stuff that you see on the right of the desk (above), and add it to the shameful pile on the floor! She was feeling frisky (not in that way)...
Sooooooooo! The next minute, I caught her doing this…
|let's tip this over - looks interesting...|
|oops - SHE's caught me... I'll just do my cute pose until she |
looks away again..
|ooooh - let me reach in here cos |
I just want to see what else is in the bottom...
|hmmm - this bit looks interesting|
|yeh, I defo like this, it's curly and springy - |
I think it's one of those things that you
have that sticky tape stuff on that SHE uses with those card things...
|tee hee hee, it's just curling round my paw...|
|yey - this is amazing it definitely |
deserves one of my back rolls - it dangles in my face this way
and makes me look cute just in case SHE looks again!
|where'd it go?|
|f o r g e t i t - can't be bothered to look under there, |
it's probably not clean anyway so I'll never find it!!
|Fed up now - I'm off for a nap - |
SHE'll clean it up for me!
Anyway – typical, she walks off and curls up somewhere and gets cosy and leaves me with this:
|OK OK - so she's not had the cuttlebug or the scales, but |
my little Katie Kitten was responsible for the rest!!!
My youngest son is suffering a bit on a sinus infection at the moment and is not himself at all… I just pray I don’t get it…
Right – enough of my waffle and randomness – go over to someone ahem, more sensible where you can learn all about the link party/desk hop that happens each week on a Wednesday – hence the WOYWW – What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday – #174 denotes how many weeks (or Wednesdays) this hop has been going… Along the way, the numbers of participants have increased, friends have been made, people have decided to meet up (but no weddings yet lol)…
So Julia is really the Pied Piper of the crafting world, picking up crafters as she whistles her happy tune…. If you want to be part of it – visit Julia and remember to leave a message – where ever you may go, enjoy!!!
Paula x x x
finally after being disrupted to feed the dogs, hoover up, stack the dishwasher, feed the cats and make some coleslaw, I'm ready to post this post to my blog. I've been writing the above in fits and starts!!!