Friday, 24 September 2010

Rocking My World Friday

I'm still at my Dad's and he's still not improving. The last 10 days have been a
strain and I have done no crafting to speak of but I do have some gratefuls.
First and foremost is my OH who has now joined me at Dad's. Not only did he bring himself but he also brought Max and all my mail. Super hugs from Max and various delights in the mail - my August ATC from Maria - it's beautiful and really cheered me up - thanks Maria; my October copy of Creating Keepsakes - full of inspiration; my prize from Tiare on ScrapnFIT - a beautifully put together kit from Classy Coordinates - thanks Tiare. I'll ignore the electricity bill that was also in the pile!!
Next is the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Leeds for letting us stay there with Max even though they normally only allow small dogs (Max was a big hit and everyone knew him by name before we left! He now has friends in North Carolina). As David was working in Leeds I travelled down by train to meet him and look after Max. The visitor information centre found us the hotel (thanks to them too) which was in the city centre and 5 mins walk from the car park (OH works for NCP).Max and I watched the cricket in the bar during the afternoon and the very helpful barman then switched to Sky Sports 2 so that I could see Man Utd's Carling cup game in the evening. David and I had a lovely meal too. Bliss.
My nephew Anthony has been a source of help and support - shopping for us and filling in for me. Thanks Anth - you really are one in a million.:) Thanks too for finding me the box of photos no-one knew about - a veritable treasure trove of old family pictures. Heritage pages coming up!
David has now gone off to Newcastle for the day (work), the district nurse has been and my bro and SIL are coming over this evening for "discussions" - we're leaving on Tuesday...

I'm hoping for fine weather tomorrow so that I can finally get to visit Graphicus in Barnard Castle on the way up to Middleton-in-Teesdale. My Mum was brought up in River Terrace and I have many happy memories of playing in the river  - want to take Max there for a walk (down memory lane for me, to a place of new smells etc. for Max).
Sue xx


Jo said...

Sue, you have done well to pick out the lovely gratefuls at a time of such strain.

Max sounds an absolute darling, and I'm sure that he's been a source of strength being with you (which you must need watching Man U!).

That postal delivery sounds fab (leccy bill aside), and just what you needed.

Keep strong,


Hi I'm Maria... said...

sending you tons of sparkles sue, for you, your dad and family, hopefully they will help you through these tough times... hugs...

pleased you like the ATC in the fresh, lol..

take care
maria xx


Sending you Big Hugs Sue to you and your dad,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

DGgirl said...

Hi Susie

What a fab list. I really want to visit Graphicus at some point - love their website.

Max sounds like an absolute star - as does the barman!!

Sparkles to keep you all going during these times.


Virginia said...

HI Hun

Tried to post this earlier but PC issues so trying again now, love your list and thinking of you during the difficult times! Hope you have a blessed weekend


Carole said...

Hi Sue
Well done you for looking on the bright side when things are obviously very difficult for you at the moment. Sending lots of sparkles up North for you and your Dad!

Hugs - Carole xxx

jackie(worcs) said...

Hi there, lots of *sparkles* for you and your family. Hope you get to pop into Graphicus and enjoy your walk with Max by the river. Take care of yourself,
Jackie :-)

{Sarah} said...

Oh hugs and prayers for your Dad Sue! I'm so inspired that you still can find things to be grateful for, we can all learn something from that. Give Max a big hug for me =)

jan said...

Thanks for your kind words Sue, and prayers for your Dad and you and family, hope things are sorted soon,Jan xx