Tuesday, December 04, 2012

All the best plans ....

Hi there sweet friends ... this is a second an unexpected post ... If you are looking for my CCCB post ... please scroll down ... 
I just felt I needed to chat ... As those of you who follow me know, I was expected to travel to Lincoln today to stay with my Aunt who was having surgery tomorrow...
Well as they say ... "All the best plans of  mice and men ... often go astray" ...
I am in Lincoln ... I travelled frantically last night ...
My Aunt has been unwell with a chest infection and taking antibiotics ... By Sunday she was a lot better and we chatted just fine on the phone ... 
I called again yesterday tea time and it was a completely different story ... I could not even recognise her voice ... and she was incomprehensible ... a call that lasted maybe 20 minutes was interrupted a few times by her lapsing in and out of consciousness ... To say I was frantic is an understatement! I was screaming down the phone to her to wake up and the visions in my head ... you don't want to know ...
I managed to get the police on my mobile phone and relay what was happening 3 hours away in Lincoln ... They were able to alert the Lincoln force who wasted no time in getting to her home.
It seemed a long wait to hear from the Police as to what was happening ... was she alive was all I could think 
But I guess it was only half an hour before they let me know she was ok ... paramedics were on scene and they were looking after her.
My husband, brother and I made the 3 hour journey straight to the hospital and arrived around 11pm by which time she was much more lucid and doing ok ... a severe lung infection was the cause ... her temperature had risen to 41C ... that's over 105F .... and she was severely dehydrated. But thankfully alive and in safe hands.
I got to her home late and my husband and brother had to travel back to Liverpool ... and no, I haven't slept yet.

I saw her again today and she is so much better ... albeit that she has an oxygen mask and drips ... 
The police lady called me today and I can never thank them enough for saving her life ... the police and the paramedics ... they have gone the extra mile and I am so very grateful ... 10 years ago I walked in to find my mum dead ... history could have been repeated today and I thank God that it wasn't ... That there are Angels around and that I found the presence of mind to call dial 999.

Being alone here with the cat for company ... I just wanted to talk ... Oh the phone has been ringing all day with people that know my aunt ... that are concerned ... But I wanted to talk to people I feel I know ... to you ...

Thank you for being there ....

~ Ros ~


City Crafter Challenge

Hi there! 
This post is scheduled today as I am on my way to Lincoln ... My Aunt is supposed to be going into hospital tomorrow for her hip replacement ... The plan was for me to be there to care for her ... however, she caught a chest infection at the end of last week and has been on antibiotics ... we are keeping our fingers crossed that she will be well enough for the op to go ahead ... otherwise it will have to be re-scheduled ...
Still, we get to spend some time together which will be lovely!

Today I am hosting the challenge at City Crafter and I have chosen a photo inspiration challenge for you and what we want to see is a project using
ONLY the colours in the picture ... your project can be Christmas related but it does NOT have to be ... just have fun!

Here is the photo



... And here is my card


The background paper is a plain paper from Pink Petticoat naturals ... and I imported it to photoshop where I added the snowy detail before printing it ... then I added stickles to make it glisten


The cats and the fence were cut on the Cameo ... I added glossy accents to the fence and then a little flower soft for snow ... (you can click to enlarge) ...
The sentiment is a stamp I was sent from Suzanne last year ... perfect for this card and perfect for the weather we are having here!


I'm thinking that perhaps I should have added something else to this card ... Hey ho ...

I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with and to seeing what the rest of the DT have come up with too ... They are such a talented bunch!

Have a beautiful day and stay warm
Thanks for stopping by

~ Ros ~





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