Tuesday, February 14, 2012

WOYWW 141 …A Week For Saying Thank You

Another week has sped past at the speed of light …but I have to say firstly …

THANK YOU

Thank you for visiting …it was a record number for me, last week …thank you for all your support over my health …comforting to know you care …and thank you for the encouragement over my drawer ‘make over’…its coming along … slow but sure.

The appointment at the hospital went very well although I some times wonder why they bother with appointment times. They did two tests and I then saw the Consultant…and my heart is apparently fine …in fact he was wondering what my doctor thought she saw on her ECG and felt, when she took my pulse …all that worry for nothing really…. could have done without the stress. I do have to loose weight (so hard for me …head has to be in the right place…and its not) and use cholesterol-reducing tablets to reduce the risk of strokes or heart attacks in the future though …yet more tablets…yuk. … so now all I need to do is sort my back out….which might be better with less weight bearing down on it don’t you think lol.

As I said, my project is coming along slowly … but I’m getting there. I have decided simple is best as some of you out there suggested. Here are a couple of sneak peeks of the WIP… my desk is still knee deep in drawers, glue and papers so no change there lol.

Simple strips of paper here …decorated with a MS edge punch …and stuck on using the decoupage method.

Playing with a chipboard lock and a stamp (terrible photo) …still working on this but trying to keep it simple

My scarf /shawl is growing …another WIP … waiting for some more yarn to arrive so I can finish it …the box is a Bargain Homes buy …from thoughtful DD … for keeping the cats away from my knitting …I even knit with the ball inside …and its light too if you want to move it around.

Not sure I will know when its big enough though …hard to tell without winding it around my neck, which seems impossible while its on needles …maybe I should have used circular ones!! …”JO” …”HELP”....pleeeeease

The GS’s made it over on Saturday…brought me flowers and some of their paintings … and we had a really lovely day…it seemed too soon that they were on their way home.

Olly really doesn’t want to talk …probably because he has two brothers who can talk for him … and hates to stand still or be held for more than a second …except by his mum … but on Saturday he actually said his first word … ‘GO’....and I was there.

Ben and Jake were running races … I said … 1 ..2..3.. Go … blew a whistle and off they sped …we heard Olly repeating GO, so I thought I would test it out. I blew the whistle and he added ‘Go’ …I then counted 1,2,3 and he grinned and said ‘Go’ …so I think he’s got it... and he received several rounds of applause for the effort lol

It is strange which first word they say… Ben’s was Cat and Jake’s was Ball.Here are some of the photos I took …A Nanas privilege to show her GS’s off lol

BEN

JAKE

OLLY

Last thing …do you ever have the need for a book which you can dip into while drinking a coffee alone in a café …or sitting at a bus station …you know the times I mean …you don’t need to go back to it and read more ... until you want to …well I recommend this one

Each simple everyday story is recounted over 1 or 2 pages …and they make you smile too. Blog friend Arkansas Patti on ‘The New Sixty’ recommended it to me …thank you Patti.In case anyone wonders …the quilt under it is another QVC purchase of the past …I have five different ones and they wash so well....that one has been in use for the past nine years.

If you got this far, thanks for sticking with it … you deserve a medal…and a big THANK YOU for bothering. … sorry this was a very long one.

Take Care xx

40 comments:

Linda Elbourne said...

It seriously is n't any bother ... Love listening to your chat! Gorgeous GS's ... I see they inherit their Nanna's good looks! Good Luck with the weight thing too ... Am guessing that is rather like me stopping smoking ... Very very vert hard ... Am here for moral support if you need it :0)

jude said...

They are stunning and not a bit camera shy either.hope back improves and good luck with the weight as you say you have to be in right frame of mind .Youve got to want to do it ...so good luck when the time comes to start...Maybe G/Sons should do the shouting and whistle blowing and nanny run!!!Have fab wednesday and creative week.Hugs judex2

Deb said...

glad all is well with your health, I know about the weight thing, I don't seem to be able to get on track this year! very cute pics of the Gs!
Happy WOYWW! Debxx # 9

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I know what you mean about hard to lose weight. Your grandies are precious and look like they could whip you in shape rather quickly. At least you got a good bill of health this week. Happy WOYWW from # 3.

May said...

You have a beautiful family, fantastic pics x x I hope the pain in your back is a little easier for you, good luck with the weight loss, Hugs May x x x x

sandysewin said...

Such adorable grandsons, and how special to be there for his first word. :-)

I know about the weight thing, it is HARD. I've probably lost over 100 lbs in the past two years, but only have a net of 50 right now. It comes back on so stinkin' fast. The one thing that keeps me on track is making clothes that fit me now, lol.

Happy Woyww!

Sandy #19

Spyder said...

He'll surprise you all and come out with a very long sentence one day! Great Pictures, wish my one and only grandson live here and not in USA, They are snowed in and skiing!Have a crafty Week HaPpY WoYwW!!
((Lyn))

Brenda B said...

Happy to hear the hospital visit was nothing to worry about, shame you had to go at all! Love the gs's, very, very cute. Glad to hear you're cracking on with the drawers too.

Hugs
Brenda 6

sandra de said...

So pleased to hear that health wise things are better. I love reading your posts it always feels like a lovely chat. Your grandkids are beautiful and I think I am quite partial to those MS edges on the paper.

sandee said...

Good luck on the losing weight, need to do the same here cause of my knee, so I understand. Love the pictures of the grandson although the last one looks a little scary like the cat is attacking! lol Ya'll are getting a jumpstart on me for WOYWW but mine will be up tomorrow! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Neet said...

Glad the heart problem was not one. Good luck with the weight loss - I need (oh how I need) to get some off - more piled on with the month long holiday!!)
Look forward to seeing the drawers as they unfold and I love the colour of your knitting. Yours is much longer than mine - started weeks ago - couldn't knit on the plane, never tiDon't forget y blog candy closes tonight. Hugs, Neet 29 xxme int he house, just did it on a journey to Ventura but came back in the dark!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Adorable little ones. Oh that weight thing...it is so hard, the trick is no food, except celery...no drink, except water and who can do that.
Lots of exercise and who wants to do that....Happy WOYWW #38

Sarpreet said...

cute pics of your children, love the border punches used, and the knitted wear, great workspace, Happy WOYWW 141, thank you for sharing your workspace, # 52

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...so glad all went well with appt :)...like the look of your layering so far and knitting always seems to be a WIP...have a fab week...Mel :)

Neil said...

Good morning; just having a quick pop my head round the door moment, before I have to get on with all my chores! Lovely to see what you are up to this week.
Neil #49 or thereabouts!

Annie said...

I made it to the end :-)
Good to hear the hospital appt went well. Good luck with the weight loss and when you've been successful please tell me how you did it :-)
Hugs,
A x

okienurse said...

beautiful grandson's Shozzy! I think you have a right to be a proud Granny! Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing. Don't forget my blog candy is still up for grabs so drop by and leave a comment and make sure you are a follower. Vickie #64

Helen said...

I don't mind how long your posts are either! Hope you manage to lose some weight if you can - I am blessed in that I have always been skinny (sorry) - too thin in honesty - perhaps we could trade...
Love all your works in progress!!
Apparently my first word was airplane... no really! Have a GREAT week. helen 17.

JoZart said...

Hi Angie, That was such a good positive post to read. Your GS's are adorable and we both know how precious the time is with them. Your crafting is speeding along both with your box and your knitting. Love both and the scarf colours are gorgeous. Best of all your health....all sounds so promising that your heart is OK and you know you can sort out your weight. I lost a stone (Oct to Dec) just by eating less and watching fats and sugars. Just do it!!! AS Olly says "GO"!!!
Love JoZarty x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Fab hospital news! Hooray for healthy hearts :) I have embarked on a long weightloss 'journey' but got loads to lose. Come on, we can be bloggy buddies and keep each other on track. 'Just Do It' was my mantra at the New Year, and it's still helping me stop prevaricating about things.
Cute g's!! Glad you had fun :)
Hugs, LLJ ~72 xx

ger76 said...

Great news on your health, I'm doing the weight thing BLEH lol

Ger x
WOYWW #25

CraftygasheadZo said...

Pleased things are turning out ok for you, I take lots of tablet too, but as I say needs must. Your grandchildren pics are adorable. Take care, thanks for sharing & enjoy this week's WOYWW. Zo xx 88

Lou said...

Beautiful Grandson's, how special you was there for Ollys first word, lots of lovely WIP Hope you have a great week Lou @#91

MaggieC said...

I love reading your posts, always full of fun, and those grandsons are gorgeous. I am desperately trying to lose weight too, in the hope that my arthritic knees will last a little longer, and allow me to walk the dogs further. We shall all have to support each other. Glad to hear your heart is fine. Have a good week. xx Maggie #100

Kim Dellow said...

Hope things are going well, good luck with the weight loss and love the piccies. Kim

Pam said...

What cutties they are xxx

Hazel said...

Glad the hospital appointment confirmed your heart is in better shape than perhaps you thought - wish you all the best with losing weight (I've been there and done it again and again!) Love the photos. (Hazel, WOYW #138) x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Great news from all those tests, but what a hassle to have stress out about it. But they do say no news is good new. A small giggle at the news that the desk is still covered in drawers and glue and STUFF. Those projects can take time sometimes. Happy WOYWW.

Twiglet said...

Well what a cheery post - great news abouit your tests and those photos of the little ones are just gorgeous. My daughter in no rush to make me a gran so I enjoy everyone elses!

Julia Dunnit said...

GREAT FAB news from the hospital...im with you about not needing the stress! It's not a chore to ever read your posts and you never breach WOYWW protocol, so do not worry about that! Oh the boys are growing so well, and look at Olly..what joy. Im deeply impressed by the knitting and LOVE the colour. Also, I know this is a bit obvious, but doesn't that punched border look completely different on the two different papers...how fab.

That Craft Place Ltd said...

Happy WOYWW. Thanks for letting me have a snoop around your workdesk!!!
Will be back next week to snoop some more.
Lisa (WOYWW 8) xx
PS Glad to hear that the hospital went well xxx

Mrs A. said...

Will look out for this bood. Thank you for highlighting. Glad your feeling a bit better.. Hugs Mrs a.

Danielle said...

No bother to me. I love getting to peek into others people's lives. Your grandson's are adorable. Thanks for sharing. And I am glad to hear that your heart is okay. Good luck with the weight issue. I know what you mean by your head being in the right pace for it. But if it helps your back, it may be worth a try. Dani28

Lisa said...

Good luck with the weight loss hard to do. your grand babies are adorable, enjoy every moment with them.

Jeremy and Samantha said...

your GS are soooo cute little heartbreakers in the making good to hear the heart is not major issue but good luck with the weight loss thing it is always one of those things easier said then done. can't wait to see these drawers all done. Happy woyww! #54

scrappymo! said...

Happy to hear the good news from the consultant. I think you are right about the weight loss helping your knees.

I am currently dieting...it is hard...some days are easier than others.

You might be able to make a lark and a new blog out of it. Something like Hearty but Healthy Soups and Salads!

Doone said...

thank you for visiting,

I'm sure Jo will help with the shawl,

dx

Clare with paint in her hair said...

So glad everything is fine, a quick way to loose some weight is to cut out half of your cups of tea/coffee/pop and replace it with water and add on a couple extra drinks of water, you will be amazed.

Elizabeth said...

Oh, I so identify with the losing weight thing ... it is so, so difficult. After all, we do have to eat to stay alive, it's not an option. I've struggled to lose 2 stone, proving that I can do it, but now I've stalled and I really could do to lose another stone or two ... so good luck and I hope your back improves too.

Your grandsons are all gorgeous. My son's first word was 'nein' - the German for 'no' which I believe is the most common first word a baby learns, so Olly is already bucking the trend.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Elizabeth x #114

Carmen said...

I so am with you on the losing weight :) And how annoying that you had all that worry and then they said that. But good news.

Yay to GS's first word!

Also - good tip about the book - I might hop over to Amazon and have a peep x x