Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Power Rangers Plea...

Can you help? Alex, my three year old, has developed a love of the Power Rangers. So I thought it might be a good idea to get her a Power Rangers dressing up outfit for Christmas. Ages away yet, I know, but I like to get organised early!
Trouble is, I can find the boy Power Ranger costumes in blue, red or green, but no girl Power Ranger costumes, in pink or yellow. I know Alex will want the pink version, so if you know where I might be able to order one from, please leave me a comment!

Otherwise I am still feeling pretty rough. I am hoping to turn the corner with this soon, but at least I know I won't be getting recurrent tonsilitis once this is done with.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Time to smile!

Today I booked a trip to this for a surprise for my lovely girls this Christmas. I have toyed with the idea of going to Lapland proper, but the cost and my lone status has ruled it out. Then yesterday I saw a link to the Lapland UK page, discussed it with a friend today and booked it! It looks great, can't wait for the invitation to arrive a fortnight before we go! It is a secret from the girls, so if you see them, please don't spoil it!

I went back to the doctor's today, as I am not coping so well with the post op pain. I have some stronger pain relief now, so I should be able to get some sleep tonight. I've had a quiet and relaxing day today, so I am hoping I will sleep better tonight.

Nothing else to report really, I haven't felt up to much crafting. Must get that sorted!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Feeling alone

On Wednesday I felt horribly alone. Even though I was surrounded by family and friends who mean everything to me, I still felt alone. I wanted Nigel to be there at the hospital with me when I went down to theatre, for him to be waiting on the ward for me when I came back from surgery.
I am lucky to have some amazing friends, and my mum and dad have been fantastic with the girls this week. Nigel hated hospitals, but I know he would have been there for me when I had my op.

I miss you Nigel.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

I'm home minus my tonsils

Had my op at 9.30 yesterday morning. Spent the rest of the day snoozing on the ward. Then I was discharged at 4pm, having eaten some ice cream, half a slice of bread, and half a cup a soup. There were several of us having our tonsils out, but the others seemed to be taking it much worse than I did. Yes, it is painful, but not eating and drinking makes the pain worse. I was so glad to be back home and in my own bed. Sophie was worried about me, bless her, so I ended up with a bed companion last night. She didn't go to sleep until after 9, so she was understandably reluctant to get up this morning.
The school photographer was there today, and Sophie came home with a proof of the picture of them both together. It is gorgeous, very pleased with it! Now to decide which prints to order.
I'm still in bed, having snoozed on and off for most of the day, so I think I will have a little something to eat now.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Missing Morgan

I was watching 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' today, where the family featured was the Nick family. They were chosen because Colleen, mum of the family, had established a foundation to search for lost children. Morgan, their daughter, was abducted when she was 6. She is now 18, and Colleen is still waiting to find her again. The website is here.

The pain I have felt since Nigel died is horrific, but in itself is nothing compared to the pain felt by Morgan's family. To not know where she is or if she is even still alive must be a living hell. I treasure my girls, even when they drive me to distraction! To be without them is something I do not want to imagine.

Colleen continues in her belief that Morgan will be found. She sums it up by saying,
"Love always hopes."

May Morgan return home soon.

To move away from Morgan's story, I am going in to hospital on Wednesday to have my tonsils removed. I've waited a long time to get to the top of the list, so wish me luck please!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Happy Birthday to Meeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Yep it's my birthday today. I have hit the ripe old age of 32. So I have had a nice laid back day. Started with coffee at Starbucks, then a spot of gardening as the weather was lovely. My friend Sue is helping me reorganise my garden, and today we put in the plants we bought yesterday. The garden is looking much better than it was, but there is still plenty to go at. I need to give the decking a really good clean as it is really dusty and dirty. Ah well, a job for another day!
Tonight Collette and Lynne are coming round for us to scrapbook together.
Nothing too strenuous, but all in all the day that I have enjoyed!

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Finally finished it...

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This is a project I have been thinking about doing for a year now. I battled the photographers to get this photograph, and bought the frame in Ikea with the intention of doing something with it. Today I finally finished it. Now where do I put it? On the wall in the house for sure, but just not sure which wall! Suggestions please...