Wednesday, 19 November 2008

A New Award

Thank you Missie for this great award. I always smile when I get one of those! A real confidence boost. It Is now down to me to pass this along to 7 worthy recipients. I had no problem in naming 7, I could have named so many more and I am sure that If you don't have one, then you will, very soon. Thank you again Missie. xx

Here are the rules:-
1. Please put the logo on your journal - Real People - Real Blogs.
2. Place a link from the person, from whom you received the award.
3. Nominate at least 7 if you can.
4. Put the links of those on your journal.
5. Leave a message on their journal to let them know.
6. Put the award on your sidebar/journal.

Here are my 7:

Mort: Caring and Sharing

Yasmin: Isn't She Great

Jane: A Journey of Another Kind

Lisa: Life on A Bison Farm

Val: There Is A Season

Betty: A Corgi in Southern California

Jenny: No Pleasure Cruise

I will hopefully get a chance to visit journals in the next few days. Take care, Back Soon. xx

Wee Treasure has Crutches

Hello everyone,

After checking my wee treasure's ankle on Monday, I decided to take her to the Accident and Emergency department of our local hospital to get it checked out further and thankfully it is not broken, only very badly sprained. It was very fast from beginning to end which was brilliant. I had to get a taxi both ways which proved rather costly! luckily I had put some Christmas money aside which was good,

They gave her crutches after putting on a bandage and sent us on our way. I had a wee sleep when we got home, think it helped. I had parents evening at the school last night. Mister man and I arrived on the motorbike which turned a few heads! It didn't help that he was whizzing around in all the nooks and crannies of the playground reliving his youth as he "could get away with it now!" lol. Boys will be boys. I gave him a rather dirty look when I got off the back and after stifling giggles we went in to the main hall.

There was a noticeboard on the wall with all the seating arrangements for the teachers which we were to study and find our way from, and I was then instantly happy I wasn't trying to find my way myself! I could see devilment in mister mans eyes when we sat down as he said he had an idea and scuttled off, only to return with the 2 sheets of paper off the main board!!! I shook my head as I listened to him saying "This will make it much easier to find these teachers!" lol. I bet it would! Shame for everyone else tho!

We had 6 to get through and all were positive apart from English which almost had us falling off our seats. The teacher said she couldn't see our wee treasure doing her Foundation exam which is the main one for all. Thankfully she went on to say she wanted her to go for credit, which is the highest! Wow! One very proud mama I can tell you and her dad was speechless. We were really impressed. Clever girl. We exchanged the old verbal war of words......"she takes after,no she takes after me"! lol. It doesn't matter to us what path she chooses in life, we will be right behind her every step of the way. Take Care, Back Soon. xx

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Thank You J-Landers

Hello everyone. I am delighted to have just received an email from Val telling me I have won Sentence of the week again. Wow! Thank you so much. I just adore this wee game and missed it terribly when I was offline. After such a hard time of it lately, this is just the tonic to put a smile back on my gloomy chops! lol.

I have been working non stop straight through and only managed to really relax for a few hours this weekend. My wee treasure went over on her ankle earlier today and had me runnning around daft getting her comfortable. Poor wee sausage, it is such a painful thing doing that. I will make sure she gets plenty of rest.

I will hopefully get round to reading more journals soon and catch up on what everybody has been up to. I am still finding my way round and found it rather frustrating to keep being booted off line whenever I tried to add a picture!. Hmmm, most infuriating!. Anyway, I will get there in the end, I am sure. I will go now and check on my wee treasure. Thank you for giving me the honour of being a winner again. I am thrilled. Take Care, Back Soon. xx

Monday, 10 November 2008

Swings and Roundabouts

Hello everyone, I have had a rather rotten time of it lately, hence the delay in posting any new entries. I lost one of my clients to a sudden death and I was shocked to the core. I spent a whole day crying constantly trying to get my head round the sad news. A beautiful lady with such a wonderful outlook on life. I decided to go to the funeral. I felt very alone as I walked into the church hoping to slip into the back seats and was totally taken aback at the packed church!.

I have never seen anything like it before. that spoke volumes to me about the lady I had been caring for on a daily basis. The service was beautiful. Very funny in parts. I held it together by singing as loud as i could and praising myself inwardly. I decided against the next part and slowly walked home feeling very strange. You know that when someone is poorly, you go on the journey with that person. On this particular occassion it was so unexpected and it will take me a wee while to get back on my feet properly. I will never forget her and keep our laughter together very close to me.

On the afternoon that I was told the sad news, I also had my 12 week appraisal with my boss. I got some good advice from her on coping with greif and was thrilled to be told, I had been given brilliant feedback from my clients and I had definately passed with flying colours. I was given my new blue uniform and a cosy winter fleece, An amazing moment was tainted with such sadness as I wanted to tell my lady my good news and of course show her my uniform. I do, though,talk to her and have done so,every day and I am sure if one more person in the street catches me talking to myself, I will surely be carted off! lol.

So, life for me at the moment is all swings and roundabouts. One blink and everything can change. I raise my coffee to my lovely lady and know in my heart she is doing just fine. Take Care, Back Soon. xx