Tuesday, September 20, 2022

A long Absence

 Well hello there!

It's been quite a while, I'd like to say I've been lying on a sunkissed beach somewhere listening to the waves gently lapping on the shore but no such luck, though we certainly can't complain about the weather this summer. Even now at the beginning of Autumn we are enjoying sunny afternoons, perfect for our 4 o'clock afternoon tea.

I can't say I've done much in the way of papercrafting but I do have a few cards to share with you - all are sentiment free at the moment so if you have time I'll update you on the happening aound here whilst sharing my makes, my paintings with various bits of my scraps


Pre Covid we had plans for home improvements and repairs both inside and out but of course they had to be shelved. Then goods were in short supply but now after a long wait we are finally making a start.

One of the things that badly needs re-decorating is my craft room so I had to get to grips with  some serious sorting out. I don't need to tell you how much we papercrafters accumulate not to mention my sewing hobby and it's taken me forever!

Not least of all because my knee flared up so I couldn't walk. Nothing to do with my current problems but due to me having completely 'lost' the meniscus in my knee. Osteo-arthritis is in part to blame and my knee cap has moved out of alignment causing a great deal of pain. I've had x-rays and scan etc but there is nothing that can be done to rectify the problem.  Thankfully my GP has come up with medication that really helped and I can walk again though still with discomfort but I know a some of you suffer the same fate.

 So, my craft room now looks less like a warehouse, and in the next couple of months will be re-decorated along with a couple of other rooms and then a new kitchen is to be fitted which should take us up to Christmas. Did I mention how much I hate disruption? All I can say is thank goodness for online shopping! I have spent weeks sourcing things we need and I've still a way to go. 

Actually I'm going along with things for my husbands sake, something for him to look forward to. He has been struggling both with his heart problem and age related problems which can't be helped but puts a lot on my shoulders. We have an appointment in a few weeks at the heart hospital which hopefully at least will make him feel better.

Of course it's not just us old folk who have problems, my friend was hospitalized for a few weeks with severe asthma - It was touch and go for a while but she doing well now and my nephew is in hospital having been rushed in last week with a tear in his intestines. Such is life...

Then we lost our beautiful Queen Elizabeth...

Perhaps not unexpected but nevertheless heartbreaking. We have shed some tears and for a while we faltered. But it's not all bad... 

We still have each other, good friends and family and in case you didn't know it I'm made of stern stuff. I still meet my GF's and keep up with exercise classes when I can and despite having little sensation in my hands I continue to do the things I love, and I have you...

I'm sorry I can't reply to those of you who have messaged me when you have "Noreply" blogs but know that I am truly grateful for your emails.

Well that's it for now friends

Be safe, take care and big hugs to you all

~ Ros ~