Another Goodbye

Evening,  just as I thought this year was going to be a good one.  Today we said goodbye to someone I've known for over 30 years. He was the most lovable man you could meet, he was the life and soul of any party and most of all he was a great Dad and Granda.   Life is one thing we have no control over, it doesn't wait until you are old.  We need to make everyday as if it's our last, enjoy and do what you want to do, I know it's Easier said than done especially if your in pain or you have things on your mind that aren't good.

Oh before I forget my car still isn't fix yet but hopefully it will be next week. The man from the garage is coming out Monday or Tuesday to reset the keys and my lift to see if that will make it work, so fingers crossed.  It's funny I waited so long for my car, when it came I looked forward to being able to go out on my own as I have a lift and guess what I still haven't been able to go out n my own as the lift doesn't always work.
I went for my PIP medical this week. The person that took it was really lovely, his first words to me was 'I'm really sorry that you've had to come, I will be talking to my boss when we are finished as you should of never had to come'.  I was only in about 10 minutes rather than the hour it should of been.  I'll keep you up to date on what happens.
Well I'm off to bed as I have my grandchildren coming tomorrow, I've never seen them this year, sounds like a long time rather than a few weeks.


Another Year

Well here is the start of another year, let's hope it doesn't go by as quick as last year did.  I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year.  The birthday's start tomorrow with Josh the we have Lucy, Megan, Lee and Nathan the  last for January.

I got my new car at last on 19th Dec2016 and after only 11 days I had to call the RAC as the lift would not work so I couldn't get into the car. I had to wait 2 and 1/2 hours before they got to me, by that time I was freezing. The lad managed to get me in after 30 minutes and followed us home to make sure I could get out, which I did. Since then I haven't used the car as I don't want to get stuck again. Had a call to say someone will be out on Monday to have a look at the car, as they are still on holiday until then.

I'm busy with a few different things at the minute. Megan asked if I would make her a cardi with chunky wool and cable down the front, so I've done the back and almost finished one side. I'm doing a cross stitch for her for her birthday (it's on 14th). I making 2 cut and fold books for little presents for friends. I also need to do birthday cards.  So as you can see I've not got much on.  I need to fit into all this doctor and hospital appointments for both Megan and myself, oh and my card classes start up again on 18th January.

I'll take a few pics of some of the things as I finish them.


Yes it's Here.......

Merry Christmas Everyone, I thought I might of been asleep by now but as you can see I'm still awake.  Santa's plates out with his mince pie and drink, oh and not forgetting carrots for his reindeer.  Even though Makenzy's 12 he still loves doing the Christmas Eve tradition. He's hung his and Megan's Christmas stockings, made sure everything was right for the Santa plate, he then put the reindeer food out so both the reindeer and Santa could see it and also made sure the Magic Key was hung outside so Santa can get in with the presents.  It's so nice that he still wants to do all this. I do think if Megan and he had being going to school instead of Home Ed things would of been different, but being Home Ed and mixing with other children that still believes is a lovely thing.. I'm not to sure about Megan, she still loves doing the reindeer food and the going to bed early ready for Santa, but just not to sure on the rest.
I'm so please the running around for Christmas is over and everyone is hopefully settling down. If you haven't got everything you need now, its to late to worry about it.

Merry Christmas, I hope you've been good and you get some of the things you have asked for.


What You Been Up To?

Good Evening, It's been a long day or is it just me. I've had so much to do and still not finished everything. I decided to do myself a list of things I need to do and need done before the Jolly Man comes.  I woke up early this morning but wish I hadn't, I've woke up with no voice, not good when you have to phone people.  I went and picked up my oldest daughter this morning as she's using my car to get some bits in for me as I'm not in the mood to go shopping.

 I was asked if I could make a couple of Christmas cards for a friend, which I've managed to do and drop off. When I dropped the cards off I found out that her mam had passed away. It's not a nice thing anytime of the year but this time is a bit harder.

We've put our Christmas tree up but haven't finished it yet, that's for tomorrow. I like to do the tree as a family, plus Megan and Makenzy love doing it. Once we are all finished I'll put a pic up so you can see what we've done. I have all the Christmas stockings that I made last year to put up, been making little penguins this year.

Well I'm going to go and have a hot Lemon and an early night and hopefully I will feel a lot better tomorrow and you never know I might have my voice back.


Another day almost over

Hi, I would normally say good morning or good evening but it's not been one today. Having fibromyalgia does take it out of you and I think if you haven't got it or know someone with it you don't really know how we feel. With fibromyalgia you have good days and bad days but because I have other health problems I find I'm in pain everyday. Anyone that knows me knows I don't like showing how bad I am,  I always say that 'there's someone worse off than me'.  Today's been one of these days where you don't know where you want to be because no way is comfortable.  Trying to find somewhere that is comfortable is one of the hardest things to do. All my body is in pain today even my fingers, and on top of that I'm full of cold. Ive not been off my bed much today as I find sitting in my wheelchair just makes it worse when I'm having a bad day, so lying on my bed with heat mat, tens machine and my tablets is the best place for me.  I must say I have a brilliant family especially Megan and Makenzy. Since Andrew past away they have been my rock, without them I'm not sure where I would be now.
 As most of you know Megan and Makenzy are both 'Home Educated'  HE' for short.  Since we decided on HE Megan and Makenzy have came on loads. We do a lot of hands on things, they both know how to cook and bake, Makenzy takes after Andrew for cooking he loves it so much. They both know how to deal with money for everyday living and also for bills and how to budget.  Some people think because Megan and Makenzy are HE they don't see other children the same age as themselves but we do, we do a lot of HE meets with children of all ages that are also HE. We meet up once a week if not more. Depending on weather and what workshops are on depends on what we do. Megan and Makenzy were at the 'Live Theatre ' doing story writing and the story they were writing with the other HE children was made into a small book for each one of them and it was up to them what the end of the story was about.
Well that's enough for tonight as it's time I try and get some sleep, I know I won't get a lot but some is better than no sleep. Night, night xx


Been Busy

Been busy making cards for a few different reasons. I've just finished 3 cards for a friend that lives beside me. When I make cards I like them to relate to the person they are for, sometimes it's harder than others especially when it's men cards that I have to make. Men cards have always been hard to make, but if you have an idea what the person likes it does help.
Here are a few cards I've been making over the past few days.

 All these cards have been made using Hunkydory.


Not A Bad Day

Hi, It hasn't been a bad day today, the sun has been shinning and it was warm. I've been up since 5am this morning so not much longer and I'm off to bed.
  I've been playing around today with different things trying to think of something different and I have a few things on the go. so wait and see soon. 
 I was asked by my daughters friend if I could do a Father's Day Card for her step dad, (yes I know it's a bit later, but he it's due back in our country until next week), anyway she wanted something different and told me he loves his campervan so this is what I came up with and she loved it

This is another one I made for a friend, she loves cats and also works on computers all day at work

This afternoon I thought I better get some more knitting done as I knitting for a lady who's daughter is due her baby end of Aug beginning of Sept. I've already knitted 2 little cardigans, a pair of mittens, a bonnet and a helmet as she doesn't know what she is having. It's lovely to see that some people still like to wait until the baby is born before finding out what they are having. I think I was lucky with all my children as something told my inside what I was having and I was right for all of them. I know my last 2 children my husband Andrew asked what we were having as we had lost 2 babies before them and deep down we both wanted to know if anything did happen what I was carrying, but he didn't tell me. Plus we had 2 lovely babies, (not that they are babies anymore)