Friday, 8 April 2011

Happy Days!

Phew, some sunshine at last!  after the winter we had it's lovely to see the big round yellow ball in the sky!
Those in the UK will know that we have to make the most of it because it changes so fast, lol.

I want to thank all you lovely people who stopped by and left get well messages for me and my foot, and my mother too!   Mum is OK, on medication, for life now to thin her blood, but is being monitored at the hospital, she has to have a 24 hour ECG monitor on the 20th and go about her normal daily activities so they can get a more accurate reading.  I think she was really frightened on that Sunday though.
Oh, someone asked the question, how we managed to get locked in mums house, well there is a deadlock on the door and my sister turned the key all the way round and apparently that puts the deadlock on and when we shut the door it wouldn't open again.   I know mad, and how mum has managed to never do it i don't know, something we will really have to get changed.

My cast came off and they decided that the break wasn't as bad as first thought, it was near my big toe, so no need for a cast, just keep my foot elevated as much as possible.  The swelling went down after a few days and i was able to get a shoe back on again.  I went back to work on Tuesday (I'm only sitting at a desk anyway)  I did learn a few things whilst in plaster with my foot up -
1. getting around on crutches or with the aid of a stick is much more difficult than it looks!! 
2.  Some people i work with who i considered as friends are only work colleagues, (with the exception of one), not one of them phoned me to see how i was or what I'd done.
3. My off spring are capable of doing household chores and cooking, and if left to get on with it make a very good job of it:-)
4. DH on the other hand is completely hopeless at either of the things in #3,  he is however good at supplying endless cups of tea :-)
5. When the cast is off and everyone can see that you are mobile again no one puts their hands up for chores!
Last Friday was the start of my Sampler Game Board SAL with Judy and seeing i had plenty of time to sit on my butt and stitch i made good progress
Don't panic Judy, i don't always stitch this fast, I'm sure you will overtake me before long :-)
I put quite a lot of stitches into Little House Neighbourhood too, but you will have to take my word for it because i didn't take a photo.
I was going to end with a couple of photos of my feline babies enjoying the sun, but now I've uploaded one photo, blogger won't let me do any more (why?? , do i now have to upload all the photos I want to share in one go???)
There are a couple on my photo blog (of Molly) if you want to look...go on, no one has been to visit me there in a while :-(
(There is a link in the side bar)
Until next time, have a good weekend x


Nancy said...

Your Gameboard sampler is wonderful! Your stitching looks so pretty, and I hope you continue to enjoy it. I'll enjoy watching your progress!

Hope you and your Mum continue to do well.

Gillie said...

Left a comment on other blog! Realised I forgot to ask in email about your mum, I AM sorry. Glad she is doing better but that lock sounds scary.

Kathy A. said...

Glad to hear your Mom is doing better. Also, that your foot is healing well.
Love the Gameboard start. I have that one somewhere in my stash. HMMMM

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

The sampler gameboard looks great - that's a wonderful SAL project.

I'm glad you're feeling better and isn't it funny how the good deeds (chores) stop once we are even remotely able?

I hope things go well with your mom.

Anonymous said...

Your sampler gameboard stitching is great - I look forward to seeing more of it done.

Hazel said...

I missed your plaster post! Hope you are on the mend now. People are rubbish aren't they! Your new wip looks good. x

Brigitte said...

Good to read that you mom is doing better and that your fracture isn't as bad as it seemed to be in the beginning. But the day you had is certainly one you don't want to see repeated in any way, lol.
Great stitching!

Melanie said...

Glad to hear that both of you are on the mend!!! :)

Sherry said...

Your sampler is beautiful. I had to laugh about how no one offers to help anymore once they realize you do things again! How true! Keep feeling better.

Lynn said...

I'm so glad to hear that both you and your Mum are doing much better. Happy days indeed!
Been there with the coworker situation. I know exactly who I can count on now.
I'm lovin' your Gameboard Sampler. It looks like a fun stitch.

Julie said...

Gameboard is looking lovely, going to be interesting watching that grow

Good news the cast is off, shame your helpers have vanished though!

Justflo said...

Lovely stitching on your 'Gameboard'. Glad your Mum's doing better.

Hope foot's soon mended properly. I don't think I'd fancy your doorlock!"!!

Lois said...

Glad the cast is off and you're more mobile again though shame all the offers of help with chores have disappeared!! Glad your mum is doing better too. Nice progress on your new start!

Ginnie said...

Sorry I missed reading about your "plaster" glad all is on the mend. Loving the new gameboard stitching.

Sally said...

glad to hear that both you and your Mum are doing better.

Nice start on your Sampler Gameboard.

Anonymous said...

I've just read about your adventures in the previous post - what a day!! I'm glad your mum is getting better and that your foot isn't as bad as they originally thought. Maybe you should have asked them to keep the cast on anyway, just for a couple of weeks ;-) Lovely stitching!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your gameboard is looking so lovely!

Siobhán said...

Your Gameboard is coming along so nicely! It looks great.

I'm glad to hear that you & your mother are both improving. It's amazing how well the family can manage when there isn't the magic fairy coming along to do everything, isn't it?! ;)

Gabi said...

Glad to hear that the cast is off and that you're feeling better and having less pain. Good thing also that your mum is doing better.
Had to giggle about that your family stopped doing chores soon as the cast was off. Isn't that always that way?
Love your new start. Looks awesome already

Karan said...

So glad to read that your Mum is doing much better & that her consition is being adequately monitored. Glad your foot is OK too. Very nice new start. :0)

MysteryKnitter said...

I'm happy you both are better now. I am glad you got so much stitching done.