Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I'd rather have a baby

Back pain - Not once but twice since Easter I have managed to hurt my dodgy disc.  This time round the pain was more acute and more severe than ever before.

The first time - I was guilty of over doing it.....via

then I simply just fell over.  The pain however was not simple.  I would rather have a baby any day.  The pain was so bad that each time I had 2-3 sleepless nights in agony.  Tears and tears and more tears.
The drugs ....... at first nothing seemed to work.  Then after what felt like this
they started to work.
I was on the heavy stuff.  I have very little memory of those weeks and lots of strange things happened.  My BAM came home from work and found the bread in the washing machine ...of which I really have no idea how it happened.
So I am on the slow road to recovery.  I have had lots of help from family and I have found someone to help me with the house work. 
I am now also at the pain management clinic (they didn't have these last time I hurt my back did they???) and I have this huge team of people looking after me...physios, O/T (nose follows toes girls!!!!), psychologists.  I have weekly physio and hydro sessions and am praying for no relapses. 
The upside was I have started to draw and paint again - did not know how else to take my mind off the pain.  I discovered Zendoodles and Zentangles and the repetitive nature of the drawing sent me in to a trance  and got my mind off the pain.  Its a bit like machine quilting but without all the manual labour.
Having all the spare time.....and being in the constant state of delusion I managed to enrol myself in a two year interior design course.  I have not un-enrolled in my non-medicated state -  as I am actually excited about doing it.....lets see how I go working full time, living on 17 acres with three kids???
I wonder what else I did during that time....
And after all is said and done.....I have a finished front garden.  Both sides are now finished with the lawn.


Next.....the pool and the back garden.........or is it the other front garden (some one in our house does not agree that the back of our house is the back of our house.......its just one of those things we will never agree on)

Tuesday, July 29, 2014



NBN has arrived...I cant believe it...we are in the zone....I was thinking that the internet was a thing of the past at home and I was going to be living with two weeks on and two weeks off the internet as that is how fast we were chewing through our 8G monthly mobile internet allowance


Unlimited again!!!!!

I am back


Heres my post from March...that I didn't post

How has nearly three months gone by so quick????

I have been busy though

Three out of the 7 blinds are hung.  The rest are waiting to be hung by the resident carpenter.

I have been to AQC in Carlton gardens and I had a major haul.  I spent an obscene amount of excuse was that I had not been in two years and I was on pain killers and they made the world seem very pleasant and happy (even though the pain was there..I have herniated my disk in my lower back).  So what did I buy?

More Books (I know!!!!)

A new BOM - paper piecing...who would of thought - me and paper piecing - which by the way I love it

More Bags !!!!!!

These great tins

Panels for a quilt for my girl

More fabric
Then all these assortments