Friday, July 24, 2009


I don't know what to say so I haven't said anything, but I will try. It all started 36 1/2 years ago when my wonderful husband was born with a damaged aortic valve. It was replaced not long after I met him when he was 17. So the other day Scott had an angiogram to find out why he has not been my normal self lately. It turns out his arteries are fine, but his aortic valve is now severely constricted. It was really hard to watch my man in pain & I couldn't do anything to help him. I have always known in the back of my head this day was gonna come, but that was a dose of reality. The typical life of a human graft is 10-15 years, and his has lasted 19. So I always knew he was gonna need another operation. I was always paranoid he would need it while I was trying to birth one of the kids. It is not a hereditary condition, however I got both the kids checked at birth & Daniel had an ECG a couple of months ago, so they are fine. I didn't see him after his first operation, so don't really know what to expect. I am worried about funny things like the fact that kids aren't even allowed in the cardio part of the hospital. So what do I do with the kids? They will want to see their father, but do we want them to see him? How sick is he gonna be afterwards? How much time do I need to take off work? When is he gonna be able to drive again? What about his fishing? How am I gonna keep him from going mentally insane inside these four walls for a couple of months, (there is only so much TV you can watch). So it has been 10 days since his aniogram & we haven't even heard the official results yet, just what the nurses told him. I am going insane with all this waiting!!!! They said it was bad so he should be getting another replacement operation, probably sometime in the next 3 months. So that's good I guess, he will be on the road to recovery by Christmas.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Birthday Sleep-over

Well Daniel's sleep over went as well as to be expected. He is still obsessed with Pokemon so I had to make Pokeball cake (one of the easiest so far!) It is one of his figurines in the centre, no, not made of icing, hehe. Scott went fishing on Fri afternoon (& did very well, see his blog), Nicola went to stay at her friends house as his big bro was coming to stay with us. So it was me & 4 eight to nine year old boys..........They had pizza, a spa, DVD's & finally dropped off to sleep on the lounge floor after midnight! They were up & playing PS3 around 6am! I was exhausted!!! Scot woke me up at 9 because I had to get then dressed, fed & home at 10. Daniel had ordered pancakes for breakfast (I cheated once again & used Betty Crockers box of pancake mix, just add milk. I would use it again, it was amazing only about $3 & every single 1 was perfect) Anyway the kids got home a bit late (noon in fact) but they were happy & not fighting so I left them to it while I lay down & read my book for a minute or two.
I am re-reading the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. This will be my 4th or 5th reading of them. There are 6 so far with a new one coming out later this year so I thought I would re-refresh my memory. They are the best books ever & even thought I had read them so much I still can't put them down, all I wanna do is read, (even more than scrapping ATM!!!!!!!!)
So for those who don't know what I am talking about the first book is called Cross-stitch (no not sewing).
"Claire Randall is leading a double life. She has a husband in one century and a lover in another.... In 1945 Claire Randall is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon in Scotland. Innocently she walks through a stone circle in the Highlands, and finds herself in a violent skirmish taking place in 1743. Suddenly she is a Sassenach, an outlander, in a country torn by war and clan feuds. A wartime nurse, Claire can deal with the bloody wounds that face her. But it is harder to deal with the knowledge that she is in Jacobite Scotland and the carnage of Culloden is looming. Marooned amid the passion and violence, the superstition, the shifting allegiances and the fervent loyalties, Claire is in danger from Jacobite's and Redcoats- and from the shock of her own desire for James Fraser, a gallant and courageous young Scots warrior. Jamie shows her a passion so fierce and a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire, and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives."

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Daniel is 9!!

It's Daniel's 9th birthday today! wow!!! We had family party tonight, he is having friends over for a sleep over on friday. I can't believe my boy is 9!!!!!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

I have been published!!!!!!!!!!

I am so excited!!!! Scott & I went to the movies last night & while we were waiting for it to start we went to the book shop. I was surprised to see the latest copy of Up2Scrap. I hurriedly turned pages until I found my LO on page 54! Can't wait to show Daniel, he will be excited too. Also big congratulations to Melissa on page 32. Publishing rules mean I can't show you, you will just have to go & get your own copy of the magazine.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Around the World

Nicola had to dress up for school today, the costume had to relate to one of the countries they had just studied. Nicola wore the Lion costume I made for Daniel when he was Year 0! She was a South African Lion, hehe! Her best friend (at school) was a crocodile! I drew whiskers & a nose on her with eyeliner pencil. Don't they look sweet! They did a parade in front of middle & senior classes, so lovely having a nice small school. All the 'big' kids cheered & waved at the little-ies, it was lovely. The school is amazing, a few kids in Nicola's class didn't have costumes when I dropped her off this morning, but but the time I got there for the parade they all did. The teacher 'found/made' some for them, wow! I ordered some stuff from Crafty Tart with my winnings from The Trend Scrapper Competition. Now the waiting & watching the letterbox begins......