Friday, 31 October 2008

Dizzy Missy...

Those of you who read here, or talk to me IRL know that I've been suffering from dizzy spells. And those who talk to me a lot IRL also know that they are very frequent and exhausting... as in all day. The only relief {for which I am soooo grateful} is to lay down and rest. And I've got very worried over them...

Today I finally got in to see my doctor... and I have him baffled. The dizzy's are persistant but not constant; as in sometimes I can get up and wander around and be fine, then sit down and spin out. The mornings aren't as bad as the days and evenings and some days are better than others... he has no idea! Great... I was really hoping for a "take this and you'll be better" deal here!!

So I have some anti dizzy drugs to take... they're kinda working. I just feel fuzzy now, but do I know it when they wear off!!

If the dizzy's aren't gone by Wednesday next week... I have to have a CT Scan.

Now I know that's only a precautionary thing, to rule out the worst scenario {... and confirm I have a brain LOL}, but still... it's scary. And even though my doc said he doesn't think anything like clots etc are happening in there the stupid "what if's" keep popping in my head, which I guess is normal as well... but still... what if! Certainly changes ones perspective on a few things!

So fingers crossed for a dizzy free Missy by Wednesday okies... I really don't want to have the CT Scan!!

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

So what's going on...

Have you noticed the world around you, as in your little world, not the whole world... has changed, or is changing, or is it only my little world?

There's a weird sort of tension/vibrancy thing happening... people around me are doing "things" - making changes, making statements, making innuendos, making somethings... some are fantastic positive steps, some are out of left field, some are outright destructive... and I sit here and wonder what is going on with so much all at once?!

Maybe it's always been this way and I've had enough time off this computer to notice, or maybe I've simply never paid attention and now am... maybe it's this dizzy thing I have happening... or maybe I've just lost the plot... who knows! LOL!!!

But there's definately something in the air... I can feel it stretching and pulling, grating and rasping... changes are happening and I wonder what the outcome will be!!

I hope the equilibrium of my little part ot the world finds it's balance soon, although I can say that at least the centre of my universe {my family} is all hunky dory and thriving... thank goodness for that!!!

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Mojo still MIA...

Still struggling to scrap without effort, I know I shouldn't force it if it's not happening... but I want to scrap... just not doing the best job of it right now!

Anyway... this is me when I was 4 I think... not got the date on there yet as I have to ask mum, I know it was taken after Singapore and in QLD {Enogerra perhaps because of the fence}... so thinking I was 4, but I look younger... mum will know! I've been wanting to scrap it for ages using these god awful Kaiser papers... why I bought them I have no idea... but they suit the retro era and I got them to work.

This one {another old pic} I did last night and today... used a pagemaps sketch for it again, they come in big time handy. Managed to sneak some butterflies in there, not sure if Kel saw them... hehehe

So... home front... ups and downs. Tat died on Tuesday night, pretty much in my arms. We're sad, but relieved as well. She was ready to go {well over 15yo} and it was her time... she's been a spazoid puss for about 6 months... dementia etc so we've been waiting and were prepared. She passed at home and not in pain... just slipped away quietly, so we're pleased about that... a nice way to go if you've got to go. She's out with Jasper and Sassy now... an end of an era for us as the 3 of them were a part of mine and Darren's beginning. One thing that touched us most... the day before she died, our two boys Tiger and Shadow ,were on guard duty with her... they knew and looked after her, it's nice to see that animals can have that human emotion...

And me... well I've not been well... not sick sick, but definately not well and have been keeping my head down. Which is why most people haven't seen me online lately... it's enough trying to go to work and be a mum atm, also why I've not had the best patience in the world either... seems there is a limit to the amount of stuff I can deal with!! I've been suffering major dizziness and was thinking it was the cold I had, but have been over that for a fortnight now and still have the dizzies. So I'm off to the docs next week to get him to check me over. This is God getting me back for teasing Jules {aka The Dizz} I just know it! I have the best Doc though so he'll sort me out!

Darren's been working heaps of overtime, to try and help us get over a nasty bill month and get ahead for Christmas... so it's been fun and games on the energy levels... he has none after a hard slog 13 hour shift poor bugger... so it's up to Dizzy Missy to do all the housework... rofl... hence housework not done, tough, it'll get there in the end, always does!!

And that's about it... for me this week anyway! I'm going to get off here and go veg on the couch for the arvo... figure it's hard to fall over while laying down!!

Until next time... take care of you and I mean it!!

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Something to share...

OK... finally some layouts to share with you, they're not the best though so don't expect any inspiration to happen from this lot! Mojo has seriously left the building here...

This one... kind of saved an extremely tragic layout of Tat, one of Jill's UYS {Use Your Scraps} challenges over at ScrapWitch. This was to use your stickers as a border... finally got rid of these ones!

Again thanks to one of Jill's challenges, of course I have the bloody date wrong... this is where my brain is atm... of in fairy land! It should be Aug 2007... anyway... it's been a year since I've had these pics and one of Jill's sketches came to the rescue.

Did this scrapping at Scraptivate last week with Jules. We had a wonderful night, filled with lots of giggles as always. Caught up with Jen and Vicki as well there, was great to see them again! Jen is always an inspiration to me, even when she's in "no go mojo" land as well!! I did have to rely on one of Becky's PageMaps sketches though... but I'm happy with it in the end...

And another of PageMaps sketches' being used... they're my saviour atm! This is the mess Karen and I made when she was staying this Sept... we had such fun, and it was great to just leave it all out and come back to it later!

And finally another of Jill's challenges... a mini Step By Step, which I had to change to suit myself... as I do!! This is one of Toni Crane's pics from the retreat last year, have been wanting to scrap it and finally it is done!

And that's it. I still have a CJ to work on and still have the coffee filter CJ Penny gave me back at the Expo in June to get done... I really have to get onto that but my colour to use is Blue... eeek!! Well will do that when mojo comes home, it's for her cutie girl so want to do it well!

What else... not much, same old... have a slight addiciton to Facebook, sad I know... all I can say is, never ever say never!!

Have been sick and down for the count with a stupid annoying cold... and have the dizzies... blagh... over it. Over a lot of things atm, but won't go into them here... no-one needs to hear all that and it won't solve anything airing it all to the world... but I'm fine, the family is fine, MaD's is fine enough for the now... so really, most of my world is doing ok and that's all that matters!

On a really positive note... I finally have an assistant at work!! I'm training her from dead scratch, but she's catching on and she's such a cutey... makes me feel ancient though as she's almost 19 and has her whole future in front of her!! So it's hard work training from scratch as I still have to do the work of 2 people while she's learning the ropes, but it's so worth it, she'll be an asset and a great help I'm sure! With luck I'll hopefully be able to take that long service on 2010!!! Wooohooo!

Oooh and on a very exciting note, I have a couple of friends coming from interstate to see me for my 40th {next year... still ages away that one}... but THAT is soooooo exciting, I can't hardly wait!

And one last bit of excitement... I've just noticed our very first flower on the Macadamia... it's the 1st time it's flowered... so one day we'll have those nuts we've been waiting for!!

Until next time... take care of you!!

Sunday, 5 October 2008

World Cardmaking Day... well Weekend!!

So... today was World Cardmaking Day... but Now Scrapping has made it NowScrapping Card Making Weekend... why settle for just one day!

We've had a Cyber Crop running since Thursday.. and we've had ourselves quite a bit of fun.. tonight especially has been a blast chattering away with everyone popping in.. not to mention the bottle of wine I managed to drink... yep, I'll be paying for it in the morning!

I managed so far 3 cards and one... well something, still not too sure what it is...!!

This is for the Surprise Challenge... where we were to use a Nursery Rhyme for inspiration and then whatever combo of stamping, lave, buttons and ribbons we wanted.

I chose Ring a Ring of Rosies... and did 3 cards based on that one Nursery Rhyme:

Ring a ring of rosies
a pocketful of posies
a-tishoo, a-tishoo
we all fall down

Ring a Roses:

A Pocket Full of Posies:

A-tishoo: {I have used tissues to make the background}

And I have to add this... this is the mess just 3 card created!

And this is my 'thingy'. It started out as a card for Vicki's challenge... various choices based with a Christmas Theme... it wasn't until I was half way through that I realised I forgot the Christmas Theme part of it {and yes, that was before I started on the bottle of Lancasters!}! So anyway... I've made a mini album in the end I'm thinking! Just need to add some journaling in there... had a ball making it!!

Sooo... 1am, and I'm still awake... need to be up early to tidy up a little more.. Scrappi Dais tomorrow... well today! So off to bed with me... will see what hangover follows!! LOL!!

Take care of you!!