Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Fathers Day

On with my catch up.. Toby & I managed to sit down together last weekend just in time to make Fathers Day cards ready for Sunday.

Here's my version using SU's To The Nines speaciality papers and one of the stamps from the Occasional Greetings stamp set. I needed to make 3 cards - Dad, Step-dad and FIL - so they all got slight variations of this card :-)

And here is Toby's version using "his stash" of older papers I have accumulated along my crafting journey ;-) He made this without help (OK I stamped the image and tied the bow for him but that's all) and I think he did a GREAT JOB. Dean was very impressed :-)

Catching Up..

..now I dont want to jinx myself, but so far my recovery is going very well :-)
My stitches were removed yesterday and although that seemed to make my belly a little more tender for a day, I think I am almost back to normal. The nurse made a point of telling me to take it easy and not to lift anything for a few more days but she also said I was a "strong woman" - well, to take one of my dad's favourite phrases when we were growing up: "I didnt get where I am today..." LOL

Anyhow, my surgeon insists I should be off work for a full 2 weeks (I balked at the suggestion of 3 weeks!) so I have a few more days to go yet..and as I can now sit comfortably at my PC I thought I should catch up with some postings & piccys...

My gorgeous son gave up his playtime at school last Tuesday to make me a get well card for when I got home from hospital. What a sweetheart <3 and what a lovely job he did:

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Blogging from my hospital bed!

..although to be honest, if you took away the hospital bed and replaced it with a plush divan, you'd be forgiven for thinking I was in a nice hotel rather than a hospital room :-)
For the first time in my life I have needed to have an operation, so I am making good use of my firm's BUPA cover and am being very well looked after in London's Portland Hospital.

I even took a photo of my Room Service dinner yesterday! 3 courses, and not a bit like any hospital food I've ever seen before LOL. Yum!

When Dean brought Toby in to see me yesterday I had a rare treat - lots and lots of cuddles from Toby! Plus he'd also made some special cookies and made flags to go in each one such as "Toby's cookie", "Toby's other cookie"! and one for me that said "Get well soon Mummy" Bless him :-)

My op went smoothly yesterday and I am going home today with 2 weeks off work for recovery - this is more than a little alien to me as other than family holidays and my maternity leave with Toby, I have never had 2 weeks off work - my total sick leave in the last 10 years probably doesn't come to any more than that!

Naturally, I have some craft goodies on order and am hoping they turn up in the next couple of days..Toby has an INSET day on Friday so I want to be well enough by then to spend some special crafting time with my special boy. We have Fathers Day cards to make... come back next week to see what we've created...