Tuesday, 29 September 2009
We got to the hossy at 7.30 and walked up to day surgery and the waiting room was absolutely heaving, my heart sank when I saw it! We stayed there for 45 mins, apparently there was a problem on the day surgery ward, beds were being occupied and obviously in day surgery, they shouldn't be!!!
I managed to put my BIG bag down on a womans foot (although my hand was still bearing most of the weight of it), I apologised profusely, as you do and Joe and I got the filthiest of filthy looks from her, and then continued to for the the whole time we were sat there! It was awkward as we were sitting opposite her and the seats were so close together I could probably have leant forward and kissed her without my bum leaving the seat!!!! Later on I was walking past her bed and heard her talking to the surgeon about her 'foot' operation - ooops! But really it wasn't purposeful and if she had any compassion, she may have realised that shooting filthy looks continously at an anxious mother was a little below the belt.
We then got called one by one into the ward, we were about 2/3rd down the list and I had a little sigh to myself thinking that might be the running order. However we were seen so quickly, first from the anaestatist who was lovely and then by the surgeon, then before we knew it Joe was walking to theatre. Joe got very upset on the trolley and didn't want to go through with it, but the anaestist (i'm never spelling that correctly) put 'cars' on for him and then he had to breathe strawberry flavoured gas, he was asleep within 40 secs. I then had a little cry, its not nice seeing them go under.
I was told the op would take 40 mins and it would be 60 mins before I could see him. 20 mins later I was stood with him in recovery, it was sooo quick! Joe was shivering violently, so they put a really warm heated blanket on him and then he just babbled rubbish and fidgeted so much they couldn't get obs from him!! The nurse was bantering with him a bit, telling him she didn't need his whole cv - Joe was listing his favourites for all to hear bless him! Oh and telling her the NHS were the best, much to the delight of the whole room.
We then went back to the ward, where Joe became more coherent and then 90 mins after the op we left!
That was 6 hours ago and Joe has watched a film, had 2 portions of spag bol and a yog, asked if we could go into town to the toy shop, and he has had no pain killers since the paracetamol straight after the op! He is now rooting round the kitchen deciding what to have for tea!
Kids are resilliant little bleeders
Monday, 28 September 2009
Saturday, 26 September 2009
Weigh in day for me, 4 week weigh in, 6lbs total loss!!! Yay, thats not bad for 28 days, so here is a pic of me now, I did have a big bloated spare tire around my tummy, and its still not slim, but at least its a lot flatter than it was! woohoo, I can do this!
Poor Joey really needs this op on Tuesday, I got called to the school to pick him up yesterday after lunch, he had raging toothache and was as white as a sheet and tearful when I got there, luckily 2 spoons of calpol and he was right as rain.
Yesterday afternoon was all set to get some photos, as I need some new ones for the scrap weekend I am going on. I was going to take loads of pics with Joe and his beloved Nerf guns, I already have a title for a LO (Nerf Ninja!!!), Jess got dressed in some really cute and funky clothes, we brushed her hair and set off outside to get a load of cool pics (getting kids to do this, organising them, dressing them and getting them to happily co-operate is a nightmare) Switched the camera on, and the bloody batteries were dead! Gah! So now I have to go through that whole rigamole again on Monday!
Thursday, 24 September 2009
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
Having a problem at the moment, am doing some cracking pages and then at the end I don't like them, I am trying to fill more space and do pop-art/grafitti like Layouts, and its just not working for me, consequently this LO was a lot better at the half way stage, but I still kinda like it, and I certainly enjoyed playing around with it!
Got another couple to show soon too, when I can be bothered to photograph them, they are only kinda liked ones too! Need to do something I love rather than just like! What I really need is some new photos, I seem to be running out of all the good ones!
I had another d lesson yesterday, did really well, lots of roundabouts and traffic lights etc, we ended up the lesson doing a 70mph stretch of dual carriageway (I only went up to 50) and then there was a bit of confusion as to what lane I was supposed to be in, and it all went downhill, I refused to do anymore (Jason was being an arse!) so that was that!!!! But I am having another attempt tomorrow!
Anyway here it is in all its lovelyness!
Jillibean Soup White Staples (I love these papers, and they are all polka dots on the back)
Fire Engines (bought this for the border under the engines!)
More Jillibean and 3 Bugs
also got some American Crafts and Abby Road but can't be bothered to load anymore pics, got scrapping to do!
Well this stash is gonna have to last me a LOOOONNG time, Just cancelled one of my sub kits and cancelled the kids school dinners. The kids both have residential hols to pay for this year, Jess's school want £280 this year for her trip next year and Joe's school want £170 for a trip to Paris later in this school year, both schools want large deposits within the next month, also we are paying for our wedding this year also, somethings gotta give and its gonna have to be my stash!!! School dinners are also costing me £22 a week, I can feed them for WAY less than that!
Farwell lovely stash shopping :( (at least I went out with a bang!!!)
Sunday, 20 September 2009
2 years on and still no glasses, Jason and I have had a tough 3 years, he was made redundant twice in about 18 months, and then he had to retrain in order to get out of management (which he hated) £100 for a pair of glasses wasn't on the agenda, other things I wanted to spend any spare cash on.
Jason has been a driving instructor since Jan, its basically self employed on a franchise and of course you have to get your own clients etc, so although technically we are ok off now (at last no worries about where next months money was coming from) we are classed as low income whilst he builds up the business, so I recently received an NHS exemption cert (Getting that now, when we really needed help 2+ years ago is a WHOLE other story!!!)
So today I got some new glasses, they cost me £15 with the cert, and I am pleased, its nice to be able to give my eyes a break from contacts, and not to have to put them in first thing in the morning. I only went for bog standard as I will wear my contacts most of the time!
Here I am modeling my new glasses, excuse the horrid scraped back hair, and christ! how many freckles do I have??? You should see me when we have a hot summer!!
Friday, 18 September 2009
All that shopping inspired me a bit, so I thought I would finish off what I started yesterday here it is!! My Thickers and alphabets are so disorganised and messy at the moment that I made the title with my Craft Robo, its got to be getting bad when I prefer the hassle of the craft robo to Thickers! There is still no a shed load of embellies on it, I think that I am going to have to come to terms with the fact that I am a clean and simple scrapper, I prefer lots of pp and not so much of the pre made embellies.
And an update on Joe losing his wallet at school, it never MADE it to school, dozy boy had left it on his bed!!! Honestly I swear he is the doziest kid at times, at least that saved me a tenner, although he is getting through dinner money at a rate of knotts, I think I am going to have to start giving him a packed lunch.
Thursday, 17 September 2009
But at long last we have an appointment for Joe's dental surgery, it will be the 29th September, 4 days before I go away on the Scarlet Lime retreat, so I am hoping that all will be fine and he will be fully recovered by then, he should be, touch wood.
Had another driving lesson yesterday (ROBBIES DRIVING SCHOOL, GOOGLE ADVERTISERS PLEASE, that place puts food on our table) And it went well, made no silly mistakes and only two incidents of the stally stalls, did emergency stops, they rock! I'm good at those!! Next time I have to do dual carriageways *gulp* not too sure I like the sound of that!
And finally I did this today, used a sketch from http://52sketches52weeks.ning.com/ (even though they didn't pick me to be on their design team - HATE them lol) This was a disaster from start to finish and how it even looks remotely ok is beyond me, it was really 2 steps from the bin at one stage! See how I tinted the black and white photo, its not an outstanding job, but I was quite pleased with it for a first try
ETA: Google advertisers are taking the proverbial!
Monday, 14 September 2009
I was feeling like I wanted to do something productive on Friday but I didn't have much mojo so I spent a happy couple of hours cutting various borders on my craft robo, I love my craft robo but I find I rarely want the hassle of it mid scrap, so getting some random borders cut whilst bored seemed a good idea, and it was, I've used 4 of them on this LO! Also I am loveing the old wonkyish borders on my LO's at the moment, so you may see many more of them!
I had another driving lesson on Saturday, and it was a long one, not really sure how I feel about it, the first 45 mins were cracking, I drove really well and confidently and then it kinda went downhill. I was in the left hand land of a roundabout, indicating left, but for some reason I turned right 0000ppps! I think I got tired, I was concentrating sooo hard. Then driving home, I had to stop on a hill because of temporary traffic lights, I am not so brilliant at hill starts, and I was at the front of the lights so holding everyone up when I stalled! Things I am good at is apparently I do not hesitate and I move the car confidently, Jason sometimes says "Emma I'm not sure if that was a little fast on that turn (there was a car coming) or if it was just very confident" Its confidence of course!!! LOL
One more thing on driving, Jason works for Robbies Driving School, I am not mad pleased that my blog advertises other schools just cos I talk about driving, its Robbies, Robbies, Robbies Driving school that you want!!!
We had a lovely weekend and I even managed to eat out on Saturday without breaking my diet, mind you it was the worlds most boring meal, plain steak, plain jacket pot and plain salad, I almost fell asleep eating it, it was that dreary, but at least it meant we could socialise with mates.
And ARRRGGGHHH Jospeh has just come home from school saying his wallet has been stolen (he's lost it more like) and it had all his weeks dinner money in it as I had no change. I am beyond cross with him, he can be so bloody dopey at times, and I gave him a big lecture about responsibility and money this morning when I gave him the tenner!
Wednesday, 9 September 2009
5. Decorate away! I used the tags for pictures and the blank pages for journaling, finnished article below!
Tuesday, 8 September 2009
This is Joe last week on his first day of secondary, used a sketch from http://52sketches52weeks.com/ again, I really like the site for sketches, go and have a look!
My diet is still ticking along nicely, this is the easiest I have ever had it on a diet, 10 days and 3lbs lost, which suits me fine! Last night I had whole baked rainbow trout with sweet potato wedges and salad, with fruit salad and yogurt for afters, and it was LOVELY, will deffo do that again! Slimming World I have always LOVED your diet plan, but your new EXTRA EASY plan is fab!!! I don't care if the weight crawls off me, its got to be worth it to eat so well and so much!!
Monday, 7 September 2009
I was a bit nervous at the start yesterday, we are just starting to as Jason calls it "Play with traffic" and go on busy roads and my first experience of this was a bit nerve wracking! So off we set to do it again, when Jason says "Be good today Emma, cos i'm not in the mood for this really" well that sent me into a right fluster, which he did apologise for and of course made me fluff up a bit, but I soon got into my stride, and off we went to attempt a circuit including the little but very busy roundabout by our local pub. Now I was so nervous of doing this, because we are regulars at this pub and known by pretty much everyone, if only on nodding terms. The pub is right on the roundabout and the tables outside even more so, and of course we knew the people sat on the tables so I knew that I had an audience!
Anyhow the first time some nutter stepped out right in front of me as I was turning, Jason was most amused to hear my road rage including "Is he bloody stupid or something, fancy stepping out in front of a learner" turns out he is mentally backwards, oooops! 2nd time went without a hitch and then the 3rd and 4th times which were right turns went well too, but I was lucky in that I was clear to go everytime which makes it so much easier. I also went on a 40mph stretch of road, which was exciting. After taking the roundabout there is another right turn on a very busy stretch of road which is very scary as lots to think about very quickly, but I got there!
At the end of the lesson Jason said "Do you want to drive home?" so I did!!! Sorry long post but am very excited to be doing this! Now I just need a car, well Christmas is coming up!
Saturday, 5 September 2009
Might have another driving lesson today, its very usefull having a driving instructor as a fiance, not sure he felt the same on my last lesson, where I very nearly killed us! ah well he is used to being very nearly killed by his learners, and I was surprisingly calm about it too!
Friday, 4 September 2009
Managed shed loads of ironing today and then on to scrapping, this Layout has a pic from 2001, Jess would have been about 15 months, and as usual is with a dog! This is another LO from my Scarlet Lime August kit, which is fab! Its a good job I like it so much, cos I am not mad keen on both of the ones I have coming this month, they are both vintagey and red/black/grey - yuck!
Off out tonight, first time in 3 weekends so really looking forward to meeting up with friends and relaxing with a drink (I can have them, i've saved up my syns all week!)
Wednesday, 2 September 2009
On the diet front I am on day 5 and no slip ups, I am following Slimming World, they have a new (ish) plan now where you can mix your free green and red foods on the same day, I hope it works!! I am not going to group as it does my head in listening to people say they have been so bad and then they lose like 4lbs and I will have stuck to it religiously and lost 1lb!! it actually de motivates me to hear that sort of talk lol (and I know its cos they have lots to lose and I don't etc but thats no help when I have been soooo good!!!) Jason started dieting yesterday, that man can eat 3 chocolate bars in one go and thats AFTER a large main meal!!! So last night he's had his meal and is on the mooch for something else and thought he was having my fruit! NO chance matey jim, buy your own fruit, it cost a bomb and I get through it at a rate of knotts! I did relent and let him have a peach - I'm nice like that.
I sound awful I know, but I get very protective of my fruit when I am dieting!!! There is a definate 'my food' and 'everyone elses' food divide in our house at the moment.
Jess back at school today, so I just have Joe in the house today, and he is on the xbox, its sooooo quiet, Jess is like a little wirlwind, definatley miss her chatter!