Tuesday, 28 August 2007

My New HAED Start

Unfortunately my new start for the HAED forum New Start SAL didn't quite go to plan as my headache and neck put a stop to me actually starting it on Friday:( My planned gridding on Thursday evening did not happen as my head felt so bad and I'd taken that many paracetamol over the week I didn't really want to take anymore and I won't take anything else. By that time I was feeling very sorry for myself and even the girls having a bit of a falling out made me burst into tears which had both of them running to me throwing their arms around me. I'd just had about as much as I could take struggling all week to carry on so we could have some time out and do jobs etc.

Anyway on Friday we did as we had planned and went into Hull to do some shopping. Abi bought herself a new mobile with a bit of help from my Dad as she didn't quite have enough money for the one she wanted so she is now the very proud owner of a Samsung E250 in lilac:) DH rang the network we use and managed to get the airtime she'd had to buy transferred onto her old number plus there was an offer with her phone for 200 free minutes which we knew she wouldn't use as she's more of a texter so he got that transferred to his number. Then yesterday he logged into his account and noticed one number that had £5 credit on it which was on the sim card that came with Abi's last phone and we hadn't realised so he rang and got that transferred to her number too! I told her that just because she had all that credit now she wasn't to use it up quickly! Jess took a couple of her old Gameboys and a game into Gamestation and got a trade-in against a game she fancied but when we got back to the car and she looked at it the bloke had put the wrong disc in so DH had to dash back to the shop and get it sorted! We also bought Jess a new backpack for when she starts 6th Form as apparently she'll have a lot of heavy books. We had no luck getting Abi another pair of trousers for school that would fit right or looked nice so I've resorted to my mail order catalogue and am hoping that they'll get them back in stock. I treated myself to a new lightweight jacket from Matalan which'll be ideal for cooler but not Winter weather and DH got a new pair of combat trousers.

Friday was the start of the SAL on the HAED board and I gridded the first page on the fabric and that was all I could manage with my head and neck. I had hoped that being out for the day would take my mind off it and make it go away but it only worked to a certain extent. Thankfully it had just about gone the next day so Saturday evening I made a start. I managed nearly 10 rows on the first page, then Sunday afternoon I did a bit more and by the time I went to bed Sunday night I'd managed another 10 rows. Last night I didn't get as much done as I was busy messing about with my mobile phone trying to put some songs on the Walkman on it! Anyway here is my progress on Heaven and Earth Designs quick stitch Girly Gothic. You can see what she will look like here I am pleased with the amount I did although I could have done more:) Tonight I'm going to make a start on the 9th part of Chatelaine Christmas Mystery IV. My rotation is out at the moment but I will get back to it soon, probably once the girls have got back to school:)

Saturday DH fitted our new shower while I went grocery shopping. We had a problem with the one we had and it needed replacing so we bought one from Focus while they were on offer and it's so nice now to be able to have a shower without it losing power and going cold! When I got back from grocery shopping we decided to pack up some food and head off to Cruckley Farm. We had a brilliant afternoon there, saw lots of piglets ( some doing the great escape from one pig pen to another!), lambs, baby donkeys ( anybody know the correct term?!), calves and my highlight was handling chicks and having them feeding out of my hand! I also took a fancy to a calf and some sheep! LOL! I have put some photos that were taken with the digi camera in my Webshots album and if you'd like to have a look you can see them here Still no photos from Knowsley Safari Park as I've only just sent the films off to be developed today!

On Sunday we decided to go out for Sunday lunch to celebrate Jessica's GCSE results. Thank you to everybody who left comments of congratulations for her:) We had a lovely meal but to be honest the service wasn't as good as we've experienced there before and that kind of spoilt it. We didn't have long to wait for our main courses but between finishing those and having our plates cleared away was 3/4 of an hour and half an hour after ordering desserts DH complained to one of the waiters about it and the lack of desserts! Anyway the food was good and that's all that matters I guess. We opened up a bottle of wine in the evening to toast Jessica's success:)

Yesterday we took Jessica's bed to bits in readiness for her new bed and mattress arriving today so she had to sleep on the blow-up bed last night! Thankfully her new bed was delivered as promised today and I'm just waiting for DH to get home from work so we can put it together!

I forgot the other day to tell you that my Dad had treated me to a new mobile phone. For all we only have them mostly for emergencies the one I had was a nuisance. One phone call on it and the battery went right down and I found myself having to charge it up more and more. I had seen the one I wanted but with the car needing all the work doing on it earlier in the year and other stuff it was bottom of our priorities so I'd put it on my Christmas list! LOL! Anyway we took my Dad to pick his new glasses up and DH nipped into The Carphone Warehouse and had seen the phone I wanted on offer. When I said we couldn't afford to get it and I'd make do my Dad said he wanted to buy me it. At first I said no because I really don't like taking money off him but he was insistant and said I do plenty for him. Of course that store didn't have them in stock but on the way back from Knowsley last Tuesday we stopped off at Glass Oughten at Castleford for something to eat and there was a Carphone Warehouse there and they had just one in stock in the colour I wanted. So I am now the proud owner of a Sony Ericsson W300i in lime green!

I am still doing well on the chart stash wagon. I am very proud of myself for getting this far although I must admit that last Thursday with the way I was feeling I was tempted but I am over that now:) I must say that I am looking forward to treating myself come December although choosing what to get off my wish list is going to be a nightmare! Lol!

I had a lovely surprise yesterday. Jess went to Beverley with some friends and when she got in ( after missing the last bus due to a mistake at the bus station and having to get her Dad to pick her and one of her friends up! Lol!) she'd bought me a present:) I was so touched and very tearful when I saw it. It's my very own guardian angel:) Isn't it gorgeous?

Well DH has just got in so I'm off to cook some tea and then we can Jess' bed put together. I'm sure she'd prefer to have a proper bed to sleep in tonight rather than the blow-up bed! If you have read all this thank you for reading:) I think I was writing a novel! Lol! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for the lovely comments you leave. Whether you comment or not I love you all visiting and it means a lot:) {{{{{hugs}}}}}

18 comments:

Andrea said...

Sounds like you've had a moammoth few days, no wonder you have had a headache.
Donkey foals! I love donkeys, they always look so sad. :(
Great progress on your HAED. I'll be watching your progress.

Julie said...

Great pics, the weather looks like it was perfect

girly Gothic is growing nicely, and i love your guardian angel gift from Jess, a very special pressie indeed.

Hope you are on the mend now and getting back to normal this week after all the excitement of the last 2 weeks LOL
{{hugs}}

Karen said...

hope you are feeling brighter soon , that was a nice gift from Jess

Chiloe said...

I hope you'll feel better soon !!!

So you now have 2 proud owners of new phones in your family :-)) You could call each others ;-)

Have a great week, headache free ((hugs))

Gill said...

Girly Gothis is looking great so far! I'm working on my HAED right now too, though it's not exactly a new start...

Hope you're feeling better now hun. {{hugs}}

Itching To Stitch said...

Nice start on your HAED ;)

Edda said...

Hope you are feeling better Sally. Sounds like you have had eventful days. Your start on your new HAED is wonderful - I am looking forward to seeing it grow.

jane said...

look forward to seeing your progress on Girly Gothic - hope you are feeling better now.

Dawn said...

To say you haven't felt very well you have done a load on girly gothic - well done you!

Lovely gift from Jess!

If you had gone to Glass Oughton the weekend before we could have walked past each other without even knowing it lol. Andy and I went on a non-shopping spree! Wanted to spend but could find nothing we wanted :(

Hope you get over the headaches soon :)

Hugs

Juls said...

Hope you are feeling better! Love the special gift from Jess! Sounds like you were very busy even with the headache...sometimes that's what I do since I can't let the headache win....a bit bizarre but oh well.

Kajsa said...

That's a lovely start on GG. It sounds like you have been really busy.

Congrats on the new phone, my DH used to work for Ericsson.

Paula said...

Hi Sally, hope you are feeling better now....
You've made a great start on gothic well done.
Awww how nice of Jess to buy you your very own guardian angel that was really thoughtful.....
Oh bless look at the baby donkey it's so cute....but Sally you can't take all the babies home...lol unless you live on a farm!!! lol

Ranae said...

Sally, I just love to watch your HAED's grow. This is one cute design.
I hope you are feeling better. What a awesome gift from Jess.
No more headaches, please. lol

Mary Ann said...

Great start on Girly Gothic! And, I hope you are feeling better!!

Michelle said...

Wow! You've had a lot going on. Congrats on the new phone, and Girly Gothic is off to a fantastic start! Hope you're feeling better.

Hazel said...

Busy busy busy!! You so do zoom along with your HAEDS. Wish I could make more progress on mine. They ar eso slow going for me. xx

Anita said...

Hope you are feeling better and I hate headaches too and they can be so disruptive. What a thoughtful present from your daughter.

Stitchingranny said...

Now I know why i dont get much stitching done lol think its taken me half an hour to read this post and the one above lol. You have been a busy bee. Love your guardian angel. I have a little wooden one that Shiona made me the first christmas she was at school. I think it was supposed to be a tree angel but she insisted it was just for me and it was a "guarding angel", its sat by my bed ever since (mmm she's 32 now )