Good Morning everyone!
Wow what a week.
I super excited about all the presents
I have bought everyone for Christmas.
The older I get the more and more
I enjoy giving over receiving.
Don't get me wrong I still love receiving
gifts but most of the love and happiness
is in giving.
I have so many surprises for people
that I can't wait for Christmas day.
Red Monster has a Harry Potter
set of PJ's
and a shorts and t-shirt of Manchester United.
He has some lovely snuggly slippers
These are the parcel that Santa accidentally
drops on his way past on Christmas Eve
(that way he looks smart on Christmas morning).
He has a nurf gun as his main present,
He also has a game for his x-box as well
as the sherlock holmes boardgame.
He also has the next Young Sherlock Holmes
book in the series.
He has other bits and pieces.
For the first time ever my mum and dad
are coming to our house for dinner.
My mum has cooked Christmas Dinner every
year for the last 43 years.
She is super excited about not having
to make it.
Our Santa's late deliveries are all purchased.
After dinner when the day quietens down
Santa knocks on the door and leaves a parcel.
It says on the box, sorry I forgot to give you these.
Inside anyone who is in the house gets a present.
The presents have to be silly or game things
so everyone has fun.
It's my 2nd time of purchasing the gifts.
It's very exciting because my mum has been
doing it since my Grandad died so it's nice
for her to get a surprise.
Our new visitor has gotten her feet under the table.
She thinks she is in charge!
She tried running in the opposite direction
on the walk, just to see if she could get away
with it, she didn't, I put her
on her lead.
Then she decided she couldn't be bothered
being brushed anymore but I still got her.
She has started barking at the postman as well.
The fantastic thing is she is so well behaved
apart from those instances, she is brilliant with
kids and she loves sitting on your knee.
It's very strange as the nearest Benji gets is
sat on your knee.
I was too ill to go to the doctors this week
so I am going to have to wait another couple
of weeks to be able to sort my medication out.
They release appointments everyday so
I'll keep trying to get one sooner.
I am started counselling in about 2 months time.
The doctor wants me to as I am dealing with
so much health wise.
I am not sure as Crochet is my therapy
and I use it a lot more than pain killers.
I will give it a go as I am open to anything
I admit I have been very disappointed that
I'm not able to come off my medication.
I wanted to go all natural and come off
all the medication with the horrible
side effects but I have to be realistic
and take the ones that increase the amount
of sleep I get and reduce the pain I am in.
It's funny I can't remember what it's like to
not be in pain.
It's just my everyday now. It's always there.
I don't feel sorry for myself as I have coping
strategies that help and I am lucky
not to need to take pain medication constantly.
This might sound really stupid but I feel
blessed for the life I have!
I wasn't at all well this week so I curled up
on the couch with a blanket and let the world
go on with me spending time to heal.
I know there are thousands if not millions of people
out there that don't have that option.
I have a wonderful friend who took
Red Monster to school and the dogs kept me company.
My wonderful husband does the cooking and the shopping
so I don't have to worry about things.
I am very lucky.
I am also lucky in the fact that my illness won't kill me.
This means that hopefully in my lifetime they will
find a cure.
There is already a hope out there and I am already
sending out emails to see how I get on the trail.
I do have one make this week but I am afraid
that it isn't crochet related.
The lady whose dog I am looking after had a birthday.
I couldn't resist making her a birthday card.
It's not brilliant but I think I am getting
a little better each time.
I am learning to do each stage and wait for it
to dry before rushing on with the next stage.
I hope I will get better.
Especially after I get my new
Xcut Xpress Die Cutting Machine.
My mum is also getting me some dies
for my Christmas Present.
The thing I love about this new machine
is the fact that you can cut fabric.
This means I will be able to cut felt and
fabric for projects as well.
It's so exciting.
I have so many ideas in my head
that I want to make.
I hope your week is going well!