Saturday, 29 August 2009

Another Farewell

This weekend, the farewell's continued at Rod's mums place with all the family and friends. It was great to see Rods sister, and have all our friends under the one roof, though unfortunately our festivities were cut short as my good ole hubby wrote himself off so much that I had to take him home at 8PM! Is this a sign he is getting old! LOL!

Bye Rod, Miss you already!!!

Monday, 24 August 2009

A great get together for a great friend....

One of Grants best mates is off on a big move of his life, moving from the ole country town of Kurri all the way to Darwin to be with his girlfriend. Though we wish him all the best, OMG are we going to miss him, not only was he a mate, he was a fishing buddy, a partner in crime, and just a great all round great friend. So I thought I would have a little BBQ with some of his closest mates. And what a great night it was.... A few drinks, a great BBQ, many laughs, some great pressies, and yummy mud cake!

Farewell Roddles, we wish you all the best, come home soon!!!

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Very Excited...

A new scrapstore "Creative Craft Shack" has opened in Medowie, and of course I have been visiting frequently on my days at work while I am at the salon.

Friday on my weekly visit, Leanne, the owner of Creative Craft Shack, asked me if I would be interested in doing some teaching! OMG, yes!!!! This is just the focus I need right now.... Leanne wants my first class to be a Christmas Off the page. Looks like I better get my thinking caps on.
Took some of my work in today, layouts and OTP to showcase at the shop, just to show customers what type of work I do! Fingers crossed they like what they see and can't wait to do classes with me! Yeh! Happy Dancing, Woot Woot!!!
Oh and PS! My Kaiser Paper Piecing Cards are featured in this months Scrapbook Creations. Two pages! Another Woot Woot!! So excited!!

Can you find them????

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

A little update....

Visited with the Oncologist today. Looks like I am booked in for surgery at the end of September. Have to have another cancer marker blood test at the beginning of September and another Ultrasound a week later, just to check on what is happening. He said that it could be endometriosis, and that endo can also elevate cancer markers... At this stage if it is just endo, I will loose my left ovary and left fallopian tube and thats it, if it is cancer, I will have a complete hysterectomy as well as having my pelvic lymph nodes removed and the surrounding fatty tissue.

Can't say these past few weeks have been easy!!!

Sunday, 16 August 2009

What a fun day...

We decided to have a family day out complete with my parents as well. we took the kids to Toboggan Hill Park at Nelsons Bay! Oh what fun we had. The boys loved loved loved the tobogganing! They each had 8 goes, all with a different person. Of course Grant had to go the fastest on the first trip down and took the skin off his knees and elbows trying not to derail the sled with him and Travis on it! LOL!

After tobogganing, we ventured into the Bay and had Hogs Breath for lunch! Yummmm. Afterwards we let the kids ride their bikes along the esplanade and around the park. Of course by the end of the day on the drive home, they both crashed, sound asleep in the back seat!

Love these days.....

Saturday, 15 August 2009

A bit to catch up on....

Sorry I haven't been around in a while, its just been one thing after another. Firstly, my parents dog, Leroy, who is the most gorgeous gentlest dog was diagnosed back in July with Bowel cancer, he had been given a week to live but he is still soldiering on. He is only 6!!! So not that old at all, so not far!!!

Secondly I have been having a few health issues myself. Went to my doc because of pain in my left lower side. Went and had an ultrasound, doc sent me to Gyno as he thought it may have been a cyst. Gyno decided to not treat me, instead he referred me onto Oncology at the John Hunter, wan't sure what he was dealing with but it wasn't a cyst. The growth is on the inside of the left ovary and is 5cm x 5cm. A normal ovary is somewhere between 1.5cm - 3cm. In the meantime I had to go and have a cancer marker blood test to see what we were actually dealing with. Cancer marker came back elevated. A normal persons cancer marker is between 0-20, mine came back 76.

Of course I've been in stress overload, and have been trying hard to remain positive, I have alot of friends and family around me to support me, and my intital appointment with oncology isn't until the 18th, so not long now.

These gorgeous flowers came today from my cousin in Sydney! Just the thing to brighten up my day! Thanks Nikkole, your the best!!!

I just love these, gerbera's and lillies are my fav!!!