Shabby Miss Jenn

Monday, 19 January 2009

How Awesome is This?

I finally scrapped and I am thrilled to pieces because it's been a long time since I was able to be a little creative and scrap a layout and this is it! DD Grace just before she went off in a limousine with friends for her Year 10 formal on the 10th of December 2008. Can't believe she's now 16.


I have also created for the latest issue of Bella Scraps MagazineTM but can't show you that LO for awhile and until then why not look at subscribing to this awesome online magazine......I'm certain you won't be disappointed.

Until next bloggin' enjoy my creativity. Hugs Chris xoxo

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Better late then never..............

.......isn't that how it goes? So I figure better a late post then not one at all. We are well and truly into the new year and summer and boy the past few days have been scorchers. I really don't like the hot weather and summer is not my fave season at all. Thank goodness for air conditioners and coolers.

Guess what? Well did ya guess? Lance finally has a support worker a young 20 year old and at this stage he works with Lance for 1.5 hours twice a week. The departments worked hard at getting this fellow in for Lance and knew he needed someone special so we finally have a little respite and the goal is that this short term situation becomes long term because Lance needs it. It is just a matter of funding and applying for more with the right services to keep the support worker on.....but great news hey?! Thought you all might like to know that.

Finally some more good news we were told just before Christmas that once Lance turns 18 this September he will transfer from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and the Autism Team over to the Department of Human Services - Disability Services. Awesome news, work has begun, departments and people are being made aware of Lance and more assessments and paperwork are being dealt with. Prior to this he would have fitted into the Multiple High Complex Needs area and although it sounds like the right place for Lance in fact Disability Services will be able to offer so much more and he will get the full ongoing help he needs.

Anyway today is just a short post and guess what again? I have scrapped....yes I finally had some time late at night (school holiday mode) to do a little scrapping and I have 2 LO's underway with only the finishing touches needed and then done. Slowly but surely and although I know I won't be able to scrap like I did at least when I can I can and that then becomes my important "me" creative outlet I so desperately need to zone out of the fullness of everyday here in the lives of the Turnbulls.

Ok until next bloggin' take care and stay safe. Hugs Chris xoxo

Friday, 2 January 2009

HaPpY NeW yEaR!!!!

I know I am a little late but I would love to wish everyone a most wonderful and Happy New Year for 2009. I hope that for everyone out there in this huge world of ours that 2009 is a great year full of happiness and joy, full of blessings and all good things.

Some news to dear grandmother Charlotte is finally in a nursing home here not too far from where I live and she was moved with me in tow on New Years Eve morning, yep the 31st of Dec 2008. It is such great news and all the hard work of looking at homes, paperwork and all that goes with it had finally resulted in her placement and must I say one of the homes that I was very impressed with so that's even better news. I stayed most of the day with her on Wednesday, unpacked her small amount of goodies, washed more like mad, packed, unpacked, signed papers, sent papers to mum, got to know oodles of staff, managed to get her to eat half a meal and slowly but surely everyday since....spoil her in anyway I can.

She has a favourite blanket and unfortunately the first night spent in her new bed, in her new home was spent without it but it so needed a wash and was my only opportunity to do so, so that and her teddy bear fluffy came home and bathed well. I also purchased a nice new "favourite" blanket in brown (other is pink) and that way she has the 2 but when one needs washing the other will keep her nice and warm.

I was however promptly told yesterday when I visited and meet with more staff that I was not allowed to come in that was from nanna of course as she told me I had to spend time with my family so instead of going in today I bought her her new blanket and a beautiful embroidered tissue holder and I'll take them in to her tomorrow and see how she's doing. She shares a room with one other dear sweet lady and I think that will do her the world of good having a little company in the room.

I've also started personalising her room with a scrapbooked frame of photos of her and grandad I did a few years back now and another gift I made her some time ago that is simply a beautiful poem about Grandmother's Talents. Little bit by little bit she will feel wonderfully at home in her new home and be taken care of as she ought to and not as she has been. You can tell I love her to bits hey??!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyway life is puddling along, Lance is doing well although we had a little incident last night we managed to get through it without too much difficulty and everyone is just loving the XBOX, PS2, and Wii even I am playing the Wii and I have created a little Mii and love my bowling.....hahahahahaha still working on getting a decent score but the girls and I play it most nights and the girls use the Wii everyday while the boys the XBOX and somewhere in all that Tim manages the PS2.

Today we purchased fishies...yep Lance got a fish tank kinda at Christmas but not as a present and on Monday he bought plants and little fishie ornaments (well I actually did but he likes to think he did and started setting the tank up as meant and today 3 little fishies enter their new home. We purchased 2 Black Moors and some other tiny little thing that I can't remember the name of. Tank and new fishies sit in his room all completely happy in their new home and I do believe Lance has named them too........ one Black Moor is, the other is Mr Zucchini and the little fishie that you almost need a magnifier to not only see but find in the tank is drum roll please........Little Fishie!!!!!!!! Awesome hey! But he loves them already and that's all that counts oh and the fact that he keeps saying that "fish only have a 3 second memory, a bit like me mum hey"?!!!!!!!! How can you not have a smile on ya dial with that comment!

Ok well that's about it for now guys. Until next bloggin' stay safe, take care. Hugs Chris xoxo