Yes that's right the Little Man's big brother Chris and his partner Sam have just let us know that they are expecting a baby,,,,OOOOH.
They are only about 6 weeks along...I am really excited as Chris is very close to me and I raised him for a while when he was little so this is kinda like a little grand baby coming,
Because Kerry isn't ready to go there yet.Ha ha ha
Any way we wanted to send something special up to the happy couple but not something over the top baby mush,Well Chris is a mad Tigers supporter so you guessed it ......We got a size 00 Tigers jersey it is so sweet can't wait to see baby in it.
I managed this week to get to the shops and get some exciting bits for the house,(I paid for it dearly though when I couldn't walk later on that day)
Anyway I just had to show these things I got...
Firstly I got the most beautiful throw rug from Adair's.I can't explain the colour (apart from heavenly)but it was on a all white bed set and that's what I have ordered so it would look just yum, it is so soft and warm almost has a vintage look to it.
Isn't it beautiful I just looove it.
Can't tell you the price because Kevin wouldn't understand,
I can just hear him say "You spent WHAT on that".
No just joking it was $149 a bargain for a piece of looove.
Then we went to Ikea and picked up some loooove...
So at Ikea I got the candle and candle stick and also the white planter and green plant.
I have put these on a little cupboard we have in the ensuite and they look good.
I really loooove this planter .Do you remember the one I got for Christmas .Well this is along those lines but alot smaller and my Christmas one cost alot more -this one was only $10 from the Reject shop.
I looove it now but Kevin is painting it black for me so I can put it on my outdoor table and I will stick either a plant or a candle in it.
Oh before I forget this one is around 60cm and there are 2 larger sizes.I will show you the finished project later.
Lastly although it just looks like a picture of my stove I totally looove the down lights under the cupboards.You would think being married to an electrician I would have electric down lights but NOOOO....
I have always wanted them so I stumbled across these in Ikea for $5 each and truly they look so good-You just peel off the self adhesive tape and then stick them up.Done.
I looove them.
So this week has been good and bad,I managed to get a few bits for the house,But like I said had to put up with sore feet and fevers yuck...
Guess what I won a prize of the most divine cards from a wonderful lady called Debee from Art as life.Which is her blog.She also has an etsy shop so you can get lots of treasure,
You have to check out this amazing website.Her scrap booking is fresh and fun looking and I love it...
Oh so what did I win? Well she has just published a range of cards with her designs and I am lucky enough to be receiving a set of them.
To win all you had to do was answer WHAT LIFTS YOU UP....
My answer was
ha ha you will have to click on her site above.seriously I cant copy it .''' HA HA i CANT BE THAT MEAN IF YOU WANT TO FULL ANSWER YOU WILL SEE THAT ON HER BLOG....but it said something like :what lift's me up A elevator does and my husband is the best etc etc elevator mechanic-It sounds better in full but at least you get the idea and she wrote a really nice comment as well,
This is the only picture I could get of her stuff so please have a look at her lovely things.
Now who am I going to give these gorgeous cards too or should I be greedy and keep them
Any way I have just finished these 2 layouts and I have my friend Gill to thanks.
She has done this layout with Kaiser papers and I just loved it and had to have it, and as per Jill it is beautiful anyway good news Gill rang me on Tuesday to say paper was in Kev went and picked it up but I had to wait until tonight to do it as I was doing other things.Boo Hoo
Anyway I feel it was worth the wait.The one with Kerry is almost what Gill had and the LM is same layout and bits but different colours and bits.
Kerry making cupcakes around 3-4 years.
Picture is yuck but I can't be bothered fixing it tonight I will try tomorrow again.
Kev has his own home brew set up and when he mixes a brew LM comes from whatever he is doing to check it out and help, In the second picture one photo is of the LM a couple of weeks ago and the little photo was around 2yrs old and he wasn't much bigger than the pot.
I must be on a roll because he is another little book I made for Maddox,
It is a bit different to what I normally do as I usually print out his details etc luckily I had this card at home so
Natalie can fill it all in with the details,The reason for this is my slack daughter (yes Kerry I mean you) keeps forgetting to get them off Natalie so rather than wait till she gets them (sigh) I have used the card.I think it works well...
What a litttle cutie.
Natalie has planes in Maddox's bedroom so I have tried to put a little rub on one here
and on the next page there is a felt one.
The photo looks weird here but trust me it is perfect.
This would have to be my favorite Kaiser book it is just too cute for words.
Maddox's 1st Christmas album was the another item I made on the weekend.
I really love how this book has turned out -
So much so I am going to do Kerry and the LM their own book.
God knows where Kerry's photos could be though they are 27yrs old been through a couple of moves been packed and unpacked ...........ha ha I know exactly where they are...
Photos and treasures Yes I look after...Receipt's and anything like that can't find them.
Any way here is the book.
Sooo cute isn't it....
That's Maddox on the reverse of the star I even found a little stocking with the letter M on it in all my bits and peices,.The snow flake was bought at Christmas time from Bed 'n' Bath just love it...
The page I am talking about is the red tree page,I have put lots of bits of tags etc on it so Natalie can fill it in
with her memories of the event...See the little peg Santa -she can clip something to that as well.
This is the reverse of red tree and the other page in green tree,Once again I put tags on this so Natalie can do what she wants.
We did the pictures black and white so it was too garish (I don't know if that is a word but in the world of Dee it is,,,)Also I just doodled around the pieces and on the green tree at the botom I wrote Merry Christmas in the doodles..
Hello.I thought I lost all my urge to do any kind of craft but YIPPEE it's back.
This weekend I made the LM a photo book just with Kraft paper and a few photos of LM favorite things.,I modge podge a drawing LM did at school for the cover and tied some pretty ribbon to the rings and YUM its done,
Also no embellishments in the book .So now half of you have choked but the LM is just 3yrs and he usally just carrys around a couple of photos so I deiced to put them in something he could easily handle with no worries of bits coming off.
The bottom line is HE LOVES IT and he told be "its beautiful dee"
See I told you it was very basic and very simple.But it gives LM his own photo book without having to let him touch mine or worry if he may wreck his.-ha ha ha
Well from the above picture I think you can tell no hospital-YEAH
Although by the time we got there the pain was shocking and I would have stayed in there but when mt doctor said about me staying it was to be total bed rest which is bed pans etc and this was for 2 weeks minimum No thanks not a chance....
.Anyway my doctor is not happy with my legs -he said they are getting worse,
GREAT .............I DON'T WON'T TO LISTEN ANYMORE....
.insert lots of tears (from me and some from Kevin) .
End result no hospital stay this visit.A change in my wound dressing procedure (big word I sound posh ) and also a change on my medications.
Also he did give permission for something I have been wanting to do forever but wasn't allowed to.
Not sure if things have changed or he just feels sorry for a poor old fat lady sobbing. but I would like to think the first option is the way to go.
So what is it?
Sorry I want to wait till I can get all the information and visits together.It is a hard choice for us to make and I don't want to tell everyone then have it fall over and we can't do it.
Put it this way I have started making some enquires and it is like one step forward one step back...
So after we got home from doctors on Wednesday I was just my normal ill and in great pain self and I only started to feel better today-hence the post. See I think it all relates into the above "thing I can't talk about yet".It has put something positive in front of me so I have a different outlook on things.
And a big thanks and lots of hugs to those wonderful friends who wished me the best and said some really nice things to me which made my heart swell ......
Well it's 4.30am I have been up since 3.00am and I can't go back to bed I can't sleep my legs are killing me I am imagining terrible things I have 100's of bits flying around my head....... so I have just been computer surfing yeah I know it should be Internet surfing but hey its early morning I don't care anymore .I can't walk I hurt BAD so I am taking any pain killers I can find.
I have found some beautiful pictures of lavender on google while I was mucking around.
I just love it.(both google and lavender )
I don't know if I really like the smell but love the flower and the thought of Lavender seems to relax me.
BRING ON THE LAVENDER...
Do you like my ramblings I am so freaked out because today I go my doctors at the hospital and I am sure I going to be admitted.
In any case I like to be prepared so I've got some things together so Kev can bring them in later. I don't want to take them with me or it may jinx me.
Got my Monica McInery book cant wait to read it..
One of the ladies I follow is Penny at p://pennyhackney.blogspot.com/ (please check out her blog I really like it so colourful and she does amazing layouts - and don't forget to become a follower) well she has just read Mini Shopaholic and she recommends this as a good read.
So poor Kev has this on his shopping list to get.....
I really love these pictures of lavender so I hope you are enjoying these few photos as well.If not sorry I am just a sick pain infested old lady.(do you think I just scored any sypanthy)
Funny though looking at the pictures makes me realise how much I need to do to my garden.It's a bit hard cause I find it hard to get
down the steps,Things were looking good late last year then with all the sun and not much rain some plants haven't survived and need to be pulled up and a new one put in to replace it. But hey looking on the brighter side my Mum is coming down in March and she is a unreal gardener so maybe???
Oh God it's almost time to wake up Kev and the Lm then off we go.First we drop LM at daycare then onwards to the hospital.
I keep thinking the worst I can't help it I am like one of those people who check out their illness or medications and self diagnose.Yep if I have a headache it is probably a tumor.
You know the type..So at the moment I am thinking they will take my leg off.
Kev and my mum and daughter all try to reassure me and it will all be ok ....
But I have seen the pictures and read the comments people have left and baby it don't look good...
Well my GP told me I have cellulitis and then I read the pathology report it said it is
Staphylococcus Aureus which is Staph.
Ok that is the facts
I have been checking this out on the net and looking at the pictures and I don't want either.I keep thinking they are going to get me in there (hospital ) and I won't be able to control what is happening to me.....
I don't want to have to talk to other sick people I am NOT sick I just got shit legs at the moment.Also you won't catch me in bed in my nightie at lunch time yuck moaning and groaning cause like I said I am not sick.
Me ....I will be dressed sitting in a chair waiting for Kev to come then my whingeing will start...
Well it is now 6.00am time to get ready.... I think I must have been dozing on and off which is good.
So say a pray for me because I have been saying a few myself and hopefully I will be home today if not who knows where I will be ...
Anyone who knows the LM knows that at the moment he is a car fanatic.
He loves our car and will tell anyone who will listen that "we have a Honda" "in the Honda garage" it has a Honda key blah blah blah.He is very animated while talking with hands either on his hips or out stretched...
One night after we put him to bed he came running out wondering where the Honda keys were.
Now the obsession isn't just regarding our car although we wear the brunt of it.
He will tell you that Kev's car "the work truck is a Toyota"
Kerry has a "Mitsubishi Evo but it is very noisy cause it has a turbo".
Nana and Pop have a Hyundai and when Docs picked him up the other week he walked over to the car and told Kev "this is a Hyundai the same as Nana and Pops".He was right.
At school (day care) his teachers also hear about the "Honda" -not once a day or twice but ALL day .HONDA HONDA HONDA
So I thought you would like to see a picture of the object of LM obsession.
Ha ha ha -This picture put a smile on both Kev and my face when we saw it because we knew
the story behind it.Hope it makes you smile as well.