Friday, 30 December 2011

What's Rocking My World Friday (and Christmas Part 2)

Before my list of gratefuls ,as promised, part 2 of my Christmas.....

Lots of wonderful presents and good food and silly games on the Wii...
We didn't have Turkey this year as I found a recipe on Pinterest for Cranberry Glazed Ham......very, very yummy.
And it was the only day I had to cook!!! Out for pizza on Boxing Day and then an Indian meal on Tuesday...our now traditional meal out with the boy before he goes back to Uni.

Santa Max looking not very happy......oh, the indignity of it!! Silly hat!

The boy went back to Bristol on Weds and I went to Stoke Mandeville Hospital..twice. Consultation in the morning and then biopsy in the afternoon - it was pure chance that they had a cancellation that day  - the biopsy wasn't that urgent (fingers crossed). That is why I have stitches in my tongue..sorry Gina, I wish it was 'cos I'd had my tongue pierced! lol Follow up appt. in three weeks...during which time I'll no doubt frighten myself by researching on the internet etc. etc. I may also lose some weight as eating/drinking is painful and I'm on the warm salt water diet for 7 days...bleugh!

But enough of the doom and gloom..... we have 2012 to look forward to..January is already busy with hospital/GP/blood test appointments for both DH and me.....and now I have a mammogram appt. too......yay!! And I still reckon a man designed that machine. :(

Gratefuls for 2011:

Family; friends (esp. my online/crafting ones); Kindle; good books; authors who are accessible and friendly on Facebook; Pinterest for new recipes (as I do get bored making the same things over and over); Man Utd for being Champions again; John Bishop for making me laugh; BBC1 for Sherlock and  Zen;BBC4 for Spiral 3 and Montalbano; Sky Living for Bones and FX for NCIS; the England Cricket team for regaining the Ashes in Australia and for sending me a Christmas card.. :) and finally Max for being my constant (in both senses of the word) companion.

All that's left is to wish you all a very Happy New Year..will see you Rocking in 2012.
Hugs xx


craftattack said...

Glad you still found a lot of gratefuls inspite of having rather more than your share of problems in 2011. Hope that 2012 brings more light than shade!

Virginia said...

Hi Sweetie

The biopsy sounds awful bless you hun - not good, don't do internet research it's always scary and more often than not completely unrelated to anything to do with yourself, so ignor now and wait for the follow up appointment!

Max's picture made me giggle he didn't look particularly happy LOL!

Loving your summary list of 2011 - may 2012 prove fruitful and fun and enjoyable!


Anonymous said...

Hi Susie, sorry to hear about the tests in January, Hey i agree, a man designed that thing.
I want to wish you a much better year for 2012, you deserve it my friend. Here's to health,happiness,love and fun !!
Hugs June xxx

Joanna said...

Phew, ups and downs or what?! I don't quite know what to say, Sue, apart from a MASSIVE well done for picking out such great positives when you're going through such an unsettling and worrying time.

Mammogram? OUCH :o(

Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year my dear friend.


Gina said...

Oh Susie...the universe definitely believes you are a strong soul to give you so much to cope with. Hopefully 2012 will bring only good things your way :D XXX

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

looks and sounds like a lovely and different christmas sue...

as for your hossie appointments, hugs...

happy new year to you and your family sue..xx

maria xx

DGgirl said...

Hi Susie

Well one on such a positive post in spite of all that's going on around you and yours. Definitely agree with the comment above about not looking on the internet. I am deliberately not doing that with Ross at the moment.

Good luck with your January appts and be nice and apologise to Max for the hat pic - poor hound!

Hugs and spakles missus.


Beebeebabs said...

Dropping by to wish you and your family a Happy New Year. I also agree with the comment - "no looking on the internet - not such a good idea!!!

Plush Possum Studio said...

Oh dear! I do hope things will go better for you this year, my dear! And Virginia was spot on about the net and ignoring it while you wait. I would highly recommend a movie (comedies only, and no illness-related themes) marathon over any internet worrying. (Taking our minds off anything we cannot control the outcome of can sometimes make us more calm.)
Max, s always, has style!
And the mammogram HAS to have been designed by a man--makes me feel like I'm "pressed duck" for sure! LOL
Take care, my dear.
With prayers for your best outcome

BadPenny said...

You sound so positive that it bodes well for the year ahead. We will be with you all the wey...Happy New Year !

Daniella said...

Oh No!! I nope all goes well with the biopsy!
Your gratefuls are awesome!
Happy New year!

Carmen said...

Oh no :( Oh you poor thing! DON'T research, I know everyone says it but don't do it!

Sending big positive hugs fr you Sue. You are not allowed to be proper poorly. I do NOT give you permission. 2012 is going to be a good year you hear me?

Love and hugs x x x

Sarah said...

oh yes, definitely avoid the internet research, it's all doom and gloom

I hope all the rest of your medical shenanigans go as smoothly and painlessly as possible

what a coincidence that your "boy" and my "boy" are both at Bristol Uni - mine is in his first year reading physics - how about yours?