Not A Good Day

Sorry I missed yesterday, I had a bad day. I always know when I wake in the morning if I'm going to have a good day or a bad day.   I don't feel as bad today so hopefully I'll be ok tonight to write a bit on my wall


Day 1, 14th July 2017

My day started at 8.00am this morning with a drink and my morning tablets, without them I wouldn't be able to get out of bed. I stay in bed for another 30 minutes until my tablets kick in and I'm starting to feel like a human. I don't sleep much, I'm awake on and off all night.
8.30am time to get moving and have a shower, I need to be hoisted into my wheelchair and off to my wet room where I'm hoisted again into my shower chair.
9.30am I'm all done, showered, dressed and back into my wheelchair. Think I spend more time in my hoist in a morning than I do in my wheelchair.
I'm lucky Megan and Makenzy do breakfast for themselves and always make me a cuppa and toast.
As most of you know Megan and Makenzy are Home Educated so it's time for school work. We've done some English, Maths and then they did some of the project they are doing.  While Megan and Makenzy did school work today I've done some washing and sorting out the dinning room. I've done a bit of crafting. I'm knitting Megan a scarf in Harry Potter colours.
12.30pm Lunch time. Makenzy decided he wanted to make lunch today, toasted sandwiches.
1pm. Into the car to collect some books for Nikki (my oldest daughter), then went to my oldest son's house to drop off some bits for the wedding.
It was shopping day for us today. Shopping is the thing I most hate doing, but Makenzy loves it.  The first problem we had today was the parking, because I have a lift in my car I need the extra space at the back of my car to get my lift out. Well today someone decided they wanted to get passed me and almost hit me on my lift.  I have asked in the supermarkets if they could have a few disabled bays that are extra long for people with lifts as I know I'm not the only one that has this problem, but you would think I'm asking for money.   I only do the shopping when I have someone with me as I find it hard reaching a lot of the things I need.  It's not till your in a wheelchair that you see just how hard a simple thing like shopping is.  There's never anyone around when you want something from a shelf

 you can't reach and having to ask someone all the time does get you down and I must say I often just give up and not bother.
I got a lovely present today, a bunch of carnations from my Dad, he knows I love carnations.  Andrew always bought me carnations before he died so it's feels extra special getting them off my Dad.
Megan decided she wanted to make tea tonight and I must say I really enjoyed it.  Makenzy is the one that normally loves doing the cooking but I must say Megan has started to do more cooking and she's enjoying it a lot.  I'm not sure when the last time I made a full meal as they both want to try new things.  Megan loves making mince and dumplings or chicken wrapped in bacon. Makenzy loves making chicken curry and puddings which he's really good at.
 Once I'm at home I spend a lot of my time on my bed as it's where I'm the most comfortable, only problem with that is, if I need anything I have to be hoisted in and out of my wheelchair. Even something as going to the toilet it's as easy as you would think. If I'm on my bed I need hoisted from my bed to my wheelchair, then hoisted from my wheelchair to the toilet, then a repeat to get back on my bed.
I don't watch much telly, I do do a lot of crafting and reading. I've always even crafty but it wasn't until I had to start using a wheelchair (13 years ago)  that I got into a lot of crafts I've never done or heard of before. I remember the first time I decided to start making card, I thought I was really good at it and I enjoyed it a lot, I made Christmas cards for everyone, it wasn't until a couple of years later I found a few of the cards I had made
Today's been a really good day for me, yes I'm in pain but I can still get out and about. I take each day as it comes as I don't know how I'm going to be tomorrow until tomorrow comes.
Time for a shower and bed. I don't sleep much but I do try.
Nite, nite x

Decided on something new

Been thinking about doing this for a while, then a friend said I should do it. So I thought why not I'll do it for a while and see how things go.  I know your probably thinking what is it, well it's writing how my day has been, the ups and downs of being disabled in a wheelchair full time and being a mam to 2 teenagers. I'm not going to start it until tomorrow and it'll be at night when I write how my day has been.


In Pain

I can't believe just how much pain I'm in and it's all because the back hallway in my bungalow isn't wide enough.  When you build a bungalow for disable people, I think you should remember that 'in a wheelchair' is classes as being disabled. Don't get me wrong I love my bungalow and wouldn't give it up for anything, but i would make one thing different and that's the back hallway. My bungalow is great for my wheelchair, my kitchen has been designed so my wheelchair can fit under all the work tops and it has been fitted to a height that works for me from my wheelchair. I have a big wet room with specially designed toilet and hoist, I have a hoist in my sitting room and bedroom, I have no worry getting in and out of my back door as it is level and I have an intercom and automatic front door that I just need to press a button and it will open and close for me. My back hall away is only wide enough for my wheelchair to fit along, but I do need to turn and that's when the problem starts. I don't have enough room to turn from my dinning room into my hall, I already have a hole in my wall from my wheelchair when I turn, but yesterday when I turned I didn't have my foot tucked in far enough and it bent right back ouch. I now have one broken toe and a black swollen foot to go with it.  Even though I'm on a lot of tablets the pain is still bad. I just love hospital and doctors.
I'm stuck in bed anyway at the moment so plenty of crafting this week x


Where Has The Time Gone?

Evening, My day started at 8am this morning, I would of said bright and early but it was anything but bright. Megan and Makenzy both had a bit longer in bed than I did this morning, so I started my day with a lovely cup of tea and a slice of seeded brown bread toast.
I decided to start colouring my image for Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog ( ) Why not pop over and have a look around and if you fancy joining in it would be really lovely seeing what you make.  I've done my image in a few different stages. I started by deciding what colours I would be using from my Copic Pens. I'm not sure how you start colouring your images but I always start with skin, hair (that's if your image has skin and hair), then work my way downwards. Once I had finished with my Copic Pens, I decided to add my Icicle coloured stickles,then I put it to one side to let it dry. You can never have to much sparkle on your images.  While my image was drying Makenzy and myself decided to sort through my Spectrum Noir Pens (I have so many and only used them a handful of times as I couldn't get use to the colours and shades) I LOVE my Copic pens and the odd few colours in my Promarkers, I also use My Prismacolor pencils and Spectrum Noir pencils. When I use my pencils I do use Sansodor (which I have in a small jar with either cotton wool, foam or kitchen roll in, you don't need a lot) and stumps to help blend the colours and shades together.
 Once my stickles were dry, it was time for my pencils, Sansodor and stumps to add the finishing touch to my image. If you have never used Sansodor and stumps with your pencils why not have a go and you'll be surprised just how much it can add to your image.  My finishing touch for my image was plenty of Glossy Accents, making sure no bubbles appear when your doing it.
   I've got plenty more to do, so shower and early night for me and will add some pics tomorrow. Nite, nite x


Glad To Be Back

Evening, I feel like I've been away for a long time even though it's only been a week. Had a lovely meal tonight, 'chicken tikka with jasmine rice', my youngest son Makenzy made it for us, well for Megan and myself. Makenzy made a plain chicken curry with pilau rice for himself. One thing I can say is he'll make someone very happy when he's older, plus they'll never be short of and a homemade meal.

I'm looking forward to this weekend so I can catch up with everything, get something made for my class to make on Wednesday evening and get some cards made. I have a few orders to make, one being a frame with tile letters inside and the other is a bag that I am going to stamp and colour the images in (must be very girly), then finish it off with a bit a glitter.  I'll take some pics to show you what I've been up to. x


It's Been One Of Those Days

My day started very early this morning as I woke up at 5am and couldn't get back to sleep. I decided that I would do some colouring in as I didn't want to get up and wake Abby (our doggy). I always have crafty bits beside my in bed for when I can't sleep. It's funny when I first started colouring in my images for cards I used Promarkers, then I found Copic, then Pencils. After a few months of using all these I started using them together to get the shading. I found my best thing I love most of all when colouring is my Stumpies (grey cardboard pencil things)  you use to blend your colours together.

These are a few images that I have coloured and made cards with. I always colour my image then decide on what colours I'm going to use on my cards. I have made a few cards that have been all most the same, because someone has seen it and wanted one done the same. I like to find out what colours they like before I start to colour so I can try and those colours x


Been Busy

Hi. I've had a few days in bed as I've been in a lot of pain, but that means I've been doing some cross stitch and did a order for cards that I had. I try and do as much crafting as I can when I'm stuck in bed as it takes my mind of the pain a bit. I finished a order I had for some cards and then Makenzy dropped them of for me. I put the money I make on my cards away until October, thats when we go down to Doncaster to Stamp Magic and stay in a hotel, we normally have about 5 days.  I've got 4 different cross stitches on the go at the minute. I have a lovely 'Wolf' cross stitch half done but I can only do it during the day as the background is black so hurts my eyes at night. I have a 'Cat with a sewing box', a small cross stitch which I'm almost finished of a cat, it's to make a card with and last is one that I got on Friday from Hobbycraft. Hobbycraft are doing some really nice and cheap cross stitch kits, you are getting everything you need including the hoop for £6.
Here are a few of the things that I have been up to

 This is one of the cross stitches I'm doing at the minute.

These are a few of the cards I made for an order.


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.