Monthly Archives: December 2006

Life doesn’t run smooth……….

that’s for certain….Guy’s just taken the dog out for a walk, and Dextra had a huge big wimpering fit, and didn’t really seem to know where he was.

Guy got him right back inside as they’ed only just left the confies of the garden, but it took about 5 minutes for him to seem to come to. It happened last night indoors too, so I think Guy’s going to try to get a vet’s appointment p.d.q.

We went swimming en familie yesterday, and had a good time despite the fact that Guy and I didn’t really want to go, but once we’d forced ourselves all was fine – I struggled to get out of the rapids (although they are fun when you are in them), and Guy had to catch me after 3 unsuccessful attempts to get out.

A little bit of good news on the Diane front she managed a few small mouthfuls of food, and has so far kept them down. They hospital are doing a further scan, but still say this is the worst liver damage they have seen (worrying as it’s a Liver Unit).

Currently we are waiting for the Aga man to turn up so are shackled to the house – although in truth we aren’t sure if it will be today or tomorrow.

Life sucks at the moment, truly it does, and no remote sign of having time or inclination to craft.

Galaxy Girl

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Quick Update…………..

Di’s managed three mouthfuls of food, and kept it down, but for some reason had to have an ECG in the middle of the night.

They’ve also given her a drip for pain, which she can control herself – she’s had a huge pain threshold so if she’s admitting to pain, that it really must be extreme.

Hang in there girl!

Galaxy Girl

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Still waiting for more news………

Neil’s at the hospital at the moment, fingers crossed that it will be good, and that we will be able to go up tomorrow. I dread the phone ringing at the moment.

I managed to get hold of the Aga Engineer this morning, and he’s coming out tomorrow or Saturday to fit a second hand part (that’s in better condition than our flame unit) as a temporary fix – so hopefully we can be able to cook properly – never get an Aga they are unreliable piles of poo!

As much as I would love to wallow in self-pity, with kids that is really hard to do, so we have promised Lydia we will take her swimming this morning (something she loves and we hate with vengance, but what the hey!).

Galaxy Girl

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No improvement for Diane………

I rang Neil today, as we were hoping to be allowed to visit, but she’s so seriously ill at the moment that it’s best if we don’t.

Fingers crossed for a bit of an improvement overnight, and we can see her tomorrow.

I had promised myself I would be strong and not cry, but completely broke down on the phone with Neil this morning – he just sounded so lost and helpless.

I felt sick when the phone rang yesterday afternoon, but it was my mother-in-law just enquiring about how she was doing.

At the moment, it’s fingers crossed, and in fact everything else too, and constant prayers being offered on high for her safe recovery.

Galaxy Girl

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Merry Christmas everyone……..

hope Santa brings you everything you wished for.

Personally speaking, he’s put out really well this year, and I’m off to wallow in Dr Who Series 2 Box set, stamps, and all kinds of loveliness.

However, our Christmas is tinged with great sadness and worry at the moment. My oldest and dearest friend, Diane, had a terrible riding accident on Saturday, and having been taken to Darrenth Valley hospital, they transferred her yesterday by air ambulance to Kings with severe liver damage and internal bleeding – and she is seriously ill.

We are so worried about here, and she’s constantly in our thoughts and prayers.

Also Di’s daughter is my God Daughter, and whilst I know that she’s with her grandparents, 3 is so tiny and wee to be without your Mum (and Dad because Neil is by her bedside).

We are going up to Kings later if we can.

Galaxy Girl

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Wow, what a Strictly Come Dancing Final that was….

well done, and well deserved congratulations to Karen Hardy and Mark Ramprakesh.
All of their performances were amazing last night.
Today’s agenda:
We’re off to lunch today to the Langley Hotel in Tonbridge (which is where Guy and I had our Wedding Reception), and I need to help Lydia tidy her room. Apparently, the Elves came round yesterday to do a elf and safety risk assessment, and her room has been judged too risky in it’s current state! It’s amazing just how messy it has got in the 3 days she’s been home. Apparently, the teddies have been holding a concert, and they are stacked around the room in various tiers.
Right….off to get that tidying done.
Galaxy Girl

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Fabulous lunch at La Strada with Mum today…

and the last bits and bobs of Xmas shopping now done.

I just have another two pressie to wrap and I’m done.

Just sitting here wondering what to do that won’t be too involved, whilst I wait for Strictly Coming Dancing to begin though.

Whilst I remember, congrats to my friend Sid for his first bit of published work in Simply Stamping Issue 7 (page 24). Well done love, it’s lovely.

I hadn’t noticed it was there as my copy had pages joined together, and once Sid told me I found it within one of the joined bits!

I need to bring some more things down from my old studio, so I think that will be my project before the final beings…… good luck to both Mark and Matt, but fingers crossed that Mark and Karen win!!!

Galaxy Girl

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