Shabby Miss Jenn

Friday, 29 February 2008

What happened...... February? I can't believe that today is the last day of the month and it almost seems like I blinked and missed it. Who else is finding that 2008 is moving a little too fast for them?! Although it certainly has been an incredibly busy month and seems there's no time for sitting back and doing nothing. For those of you have have that opportunity every now and again I wish you all the best but for those of us that don't I wish every now and again we did. Clear as mud?? Yeh thought so...rofl!

Tim started back at uni this week and is already so busy it's amazing but he only has this year and finally....yes finally it is all finished. Nothing like taking 5 years to do a 4 year course and then decide to transfer it at the start of a new year. You see Tim was doing his Bachelor of Social Work degree and had to defer twice as our son Lance got sick at both those times. This year however he decided that Social Work was dead (the course that is) and couldn't stick it out any longer getting nothing from it so decided to transfer his course to a Bachelor of Arts Degree and he graduates from that at the end of the year. Thank goodness for that I Don't get me wrong I have been very proud of Tim's achievements in his time at uni and getting where he has got however it is also good to see the light at the end of the tunnel finally and actually realise that this is finally the last year at just seems to have taken him longer to get there and we have managed somehow although sometimes I will admit is has also been one very difficult journey to travel. The end is in sight and that's great.

Lance is sick again and has just been put on another lot of medication. I'm not going to go into detail but apart from his presumed coronary heart spasm diagnosis Lance has other difficulties. After a pretty difficult weekend last weekend I had to urgently call his paediatrician and we got in first thing Monday morning and he has referred Lance elsewhere, popped him on other medication to help and we are just waiting for all that to come through anxiously. This poor kid has had such a difficult time in his life for someone so young and as his paediatrician said this time he isn't going to allow things to finish up and end before Lance is well and truly diagnosed (nothing to do with his heart) and there is a support system in place for him basically for good. I know that this time everything will sort out and there will be some action because I also know that I won't allow it to be anything else. A parent will do anything they can to get all the help a child needs and we have done that for Lance for the past 13 years.....unfortuntately the powers that be think that he can just manage without any diagnosis and will be ok when they clearly know he has a disorder and will not diagnose it cause it does not suit them. Lance is settling into yr11 okish. He has good days and bad and on the bad he calls to be picked up or doesn't go in. Thankfully he has a very supportive co-ordinator that knows Lance's situation and that helps tremendously.

Grace is still enjoying her casual job at Pinky's Pizza which is good. One of the girls is apparently leaving so she is hoping that she will get a few more hours work a week. Hopefully that will work out. As she is in Yr 10, work experience is about to start but what she is looking at doing which is in the health profession, nurse, dentist, dental technician, paediatric nurse or doctor....she can't make up her mind, means that she has to fit in with the hospital here and that also means that she will be doing it in a week that no-one else will be. But what an experience hey?! She also started the new season of volleyball last week and they lost last week but came a draw this week so that keeps her busy as well.

Stephanie had her hair cut last night and she loves it. Haven't got a photo just yet but when I take one tomorrow I'll plonked it on here so you can see. Nothing to outrageous thank goodness but a little style and a little shorter.

Maddi is settling into high school which is good as he found it quite difficult at the start of the school year. Big step going from head of a primary school as in yr6 and then a new school and being a new kid on the block as all yr7's are but he is starting to enjoy it and that's really good.

Life is busy and I feel I have barely managed anything. I have recovered well enough with my back problem although I still have to be very cautious with my movements and mobility but so much better each day and I can now sit at the pc long enough to do most things. Only problem is the kids all think once they go on it they don't need to get off it....ever....rofl and so the more time they spend on it doing homework and playing games the less I seem to spend on it. I'm getting tough with them now that I can sit longer and kicking them off of course unless they have homework to do. My physio assessment is due March 14th at the Rehibilatation Centre close to home as I had a phone call from them yesterday to say they were sending out all the paperwork today which I just received in the mail. I am hanging out to do physio so my back muscles can be strengthened and I don't have to go through that ordeal to many times again.

How's the scrapping been going I hear you ask? Well not too bad I say. I have managed 1 or 2...ok 3 or 4 LO's although I can't put one of them on my blog or throw them into my galleries just yet as it's for Bella Scraps Magazine which I CT for so that'll have to wait. The first one I created for Tara (Tara Dunstan Designs) and this is her beautiful baby girl Lily Anne born on January 4th this year. She is a beautiful little thing don't you think? I so needed to scrap a baby photo and when Lily Anne was born that was a perfect opportunity and I had also fallen in love with Sweet Lullaby by Jofia Designs. So that's how this LO came about and so different for me but I love it. Better still so does Tara which is fantastic.


So there you go a little creativeness in this lot today and I do hope you enjoy reading my blog and checking out my recent LO's. As for now it's time to go get busy with my creativity and start another LO. Until next blogging, don't forget to pop in and say hi and let me know how things are doing with ya and as the weekend approaches for us....enjoy it well guys and take a little time out for some much needed R&R. I know I will be. Take care, stay safe and hugs. Chris xoxoxo


Angela said...

I hope this is the year for your family Chris. It sounds like you have all been through a fair bit lately. I am loving those LO's too. I really love your style.

Ann-Marie said...

Congrats again chicky!! Gee you have a lot going on at the moment - I suppose though that with kids, when is life ever quiet hey? LOL!! Kepp looking after that back of yours and before you know it the appointment will be here and you'll be moving forward :)
G'night :)