Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Prayers being answered

I would like to thank everyone who prayed for me..... I am going to see 'TAKE THAT'!

I read on the CF forum today of a couple that were having real financial difficulty. The husband has CF and has had a transplant, his wife is having to travel backwards and forwards quite some distance and has really put a strain on their finances.

The SOS is to try to find if they are entitled to any benefits,but someone has suggested setting up somewhere people can make a donation to a 'Transplant' fund to help them. I, for one, would be more than happy to make a donation, its supposed to be their first post transplant Christmas together,worrying about finances shouldn't be on the agenda.

Please give it some thought...............

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

I love these quizzes and I (sadly) stole this from another blog that I am a follower of -

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
Wrapping paper, usually.

2. Real tree or Artificial?
Normally artifical but a real tree is on my mind this year

3. When do you put up the tree?
Second Sunday in December

4. When do you take the tree down?
There are 12 days of Christmas and I count 24th as day '1' so 4th January

5. Do you like eggnog?
Not really, its a bit sickly, but starbucks do a very nice eggnog latte

6. Favorite gift received as a child?
Unidraw girls and horses stencil set, I treasured it and I have searched the internet to try and get another but sadly its never come up on any search engine

7. Hardest person to buy for?
My stepson this year, he is nearly 13 so a little uninterested in adult stuff but to old for toys.

8. Easiest person to buy for?
Normally most people in my family

9. Do you have a nativity scene?

10. Mail or email Christmas cards?

11.Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
My ex-Motherinlaw once bought me a ceramic shoe ornament?

12. Favorite Christmas Movie?
I love all Christmas films, Its a wonderful life probably at the top, followed by Miracle on 34th street and The Grinch and Elf (love Elf, so funny) and Jingle all the way and Home alone 2 and I could go on for hours.............

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
Normally mid November but we always make a point of getting some gifts from the Disney shop in Birmingham in September when Grace has her BCH appointment.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
Hot Christmas pudding with freezing cold double cream, mince pies, christmas cake, sausage rolls and my Dads pickled onions

16. Lights on the tree?
17. Favorite Christmas song?
And so this is Christmas by John Lennon

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home?
Go to in-laws Christmas day but home for the rest

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's?
Yup, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen. And Rudolph of course!(Thanks Becki lol!)

20. Angel on the tree top or a star?
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?
Christmas morning

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year?
When someone you least expect buys you a present and gives it to you on Christmas eve when all the shops are shut!! (go back to re-cycled present question)

23. Favorite ornament theme or color?
my husband likes silver, so, silver, but I do tend to add a different colour with it each year
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner?
Turkey crown

25. What do you want for Christmas this year?
Just a nice peacful, Healthy and quiet one with close friends and family
Thought it was about time I did an update,so here goes......

I am still working and about to embark on my NVQ3, I thought it was going to be in January, but apparently not, I'm actually going to crack right on with it from this Thursday! I had better sharpen my pencil.

Grace has not been in school for a week as she felt very tired and lethargic and generally struggling to do much. A quick burst of anything really took its toll on her, an example she went to Marks Mums house for the afternoon, she went in the car and returned in the car, whilst there she amused herself on a Laptop whilst sitting down. When Mark drove her home she could barely stay awake and spent the rest of the evening on the sofa, she was virtually in tears going to a half hour piano lesson because it was just so tiring. No temperature or cough until Friday, and then just a cough getting looser as the weekend went on, so I decided to put her on augmentin until her port flush today when the nurse would check her over, she decided that we change the medicine to ciprofloxacin and in clinic next week if she hasn't improved, then IV's are planned for next Thursday even though they are not due until January.

Grace went back to school today, and it was a struggle, but she stuck it out bless her, but she seems to bearing up at the moment.

I need you to pray for me tomorrow!! Think of me at 9.00am whilst I am on line and on the phone trying to get 'TAKE THAT' tickets, infact you need to pray for me if I don't get them too!!

Going to a step into Christmas extravaganza at our local theatre on Thursday so hopefully that will put me in the mood.............

Post more when I have time.

Sunday, 16 November 2008

We're back!

A busy couple of weeks has kept me away from the computer,also an Orange crash causing us to have to re-configure the router.

Updates -

Grace currently still well, but flagging a little. This morning we had to be at a dance Festival by 8.00am. My older girls were concerned that she wasn't her normal self, but bearing in mind that she had done a full dress rehearsal, with make up and hair done, plus physio and medication and nebuliser before she went on stage before 9.30, she was allowed to not be her 'normal self', I don't think any child that age would be in the greatest of spirit at that time.

We are going to Church on Sunday (next Sunday) now that all of the festival is dispensed with. Dilema though, friends would like us to join them at their church which we would like very much, but Graces friends are going to Sunday school at another (local) church and she wants to go with them. So what do I do? I will probably be taking Graces friends to Sunday school next week, but their parents want them to go local - so the dilema is apparent.

Yesterday we had complimentary tickets to a Coventry City home game. Although I really enjoyed it, they were absolutely attrocious, i've never seen such diabolical football, no wonder I don't follow them anymore, but still it was a nice afternoon out.

Last Saturday was Karl and Lauras wedding, (Marks youner brother) and we had a very long day followed by dance festival on to follow, although I took them all and there are none of me in my wedding outfit, but there are some of me later on in my evening outfit. Grace had a great time and danced into the early hours (no pacing) just outright over doing it, which meant that after the festival she had to have a day off school to recover.

I have so much to post and after being almost a week without the internet, i'm struggling to remember what it all is, so it will probably come in dribs and drabs over the next few days..............

Graces dance troupe won gold this morning by the way, out of a catagory of 13 other dance troupes and they were probably the youngest troupe also.