Monday, May 9, 2011

My youngest daughter.

Today, my youngest daughter, Elle, has the first of three operations on her right shoulder. She has had problems with it for years but it has only recently discovered what the problem is. Apparently her colloar bone is too long and is pushing against the shoulder socket. Since then it was also found she had a cist in the ball socket and a ligament torn so today she is having that sorted. It will take about 12 weeks to heal and then she will have another op. I am not sure what they are doing there but it will take about 12 months to heal and then there is supposed to be a third op.
The poor girl is an avid tenpin bowler and coach so she has spent the last few months learning to bowl with her left hand and she is confident that she is almost as good woith her left arm as she is wih her right so she is happy to be able to continue bowl and continue coaching the littlies. I just hopes all goes well for her.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

The morning after.

Yes, I am stiff and sore after market yesterday and there were times when I really wondered what I was doing there.
Normally, Mother's Day market is good. The ladies come with dad and the kids and everyone buys another little gift for mum but not yesterday. The crowds certainly came in but they had short arms and long pockets, they looked around but bought very little.
I did have personal visitors though. Gwyneth came by with young Matthew with a present for me, a pair of winter pyjamas and lovely quirky fluffy slipper boots all in pink and as the nights are getting colder, I am sure they will get a lot of use.
Then Elle arrived with her partner Kris and children Raimy-Rose and Lachlan. There was anotherbag of gifts, a pretty clip that can be worn in the hair or as a brooch in a lovley purple which matches my favourite shawl, a box of chocolates and the surprise of the lot, a copy of 'Farmhouse Cookbook'. I had a copy of this for years and was my favourite cook book then lent it to a 'friend' in 2000 who claimed she had returned it to me. Well I knew she hadn't but apart from breaking into her home, how was I to prove it? And I have mourned that book ever since and I have watched out for it but Elle found it on e-bay, it was like meeting an old friend again. Now I might feel like cooking again..
Soon after they had all left, my granddaughter Julie-Ann came by with her three boys so there was cuddles and kisses all around.
By the time they all left it was nearly time to pack up and go home and beleive me, I was ready for it. When I reached home I made a coffee, took some pain killers and went to bed. That was mid-day, I fell alseep and didn't wake until 4PM and even then I felt I could have slept some more.
After tea my som Trevor phoned and wished me happy mothers day. He knew I was at market because I had spoke about it on my 'facebook' but it was lovely to hear his voice. The trouble was, his three boys were washing the dishes, well supposed to be but were fighting over something or other, those boys just seem to love fighting, so the call had to be cut short before they killed each other. LOL.
In reality, it was good day. I saw most of my children, most of my grandchildren and three of my great-grand-children.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Naughty, naughty.

I had just finished saying that I needed no more clothes. Well. my daughter and I went shopping today, grocery shopping that is but as we walked pass Millers they had a 'nothing over $20' sale and there in front was a beautiful long dress. I love long dresses and wear them at every opportunity and these were lovely and they had my size. Of course, I had to buy one. Yes, I know it is nearly winter but we do have warm days in winter, it is just the nights that get cold and this one was chiffon with an underskirt in shades of purple and a bit of cream. I might wear it tomorrow, it is my eldest granddaughters birthday and we are all meeting to share some birthday cake, and I have my variegated purple shawl to wear if it is a little chilly.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Great Ausie Morning Tea.

That is what I went to today. It is held all over Australia to raise money for Cancer Research. The one I went to was held by the CWA at Oakwood and we had a great time.
There was a speed knitting competition and a lot of women took part. The winner was an 80 year old lady and I swear, her fingers flew so fast that her needles were in danger of bursting into flames.
I also won a prize, a beautiful skein of Mohair from Wagtail Yarns of Childers, just a short drive form Bundaberg. It is a beautiful yarn, lace weight and so soft and silky, I already have a design in mind to make it into a shawl for myself, I will just have to chart it up.
Linda also took part. She was so nervous, she is not used to knitting in public and she feels she is slow but she did well and she was relived, she didn't drop a stitch.
All the ladies were so friendly and made myself and Linda welcome. We will look forward to doing it again next year.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Poor NZ.

As if New Zealand hasn't been through enough. Today, they had a killer tornado rip through Auckland. It is said that a couple of people killed and many injured.
My thoughts are with them.

We had a thunder storm this evening. It wasn't very long but it did make a terrible noise. It is just raining now, very gently and the wind has stopped. Let's hope it stays like that.

Monday, May 2, 2011

I have one.

Today I could prove that I have one. A heart that is. I had to have an ultra sound check on my heart prior to surgery. Once the results have been sent to The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane they can make a date for me to go down and have this crazy gall bladder removed. Hopefully, then I shall be with out this terrible pain which has been with me since christmas day and I can get on with my life again.

I think winter is on its way. The nights are getting colder even though the daytime is very pleasant, still need light summer dresses on but I have been going through my few winter things. Unfortuantely, I don't need any new ones so I guess I don't go shopping in the clothes shops, so annoying but then it means I can save up quicker to have my next book printed, I have nearly finished it.


On Sunday (8th May) it is a monthly PCYC market that I have been going to for years. I sent the manager an email last week to say that I planned to sell my new novel there and hopefully hold a sign in. I have received a reply. Of course I can sell my book there but not have a sign in, the crowd might get to big.
That is a laugh. A big crowd? I am new author and here in Bundaberg, no one is really interested but I thought it might be a good advert for the market if they mentioned it. I was disapointed at first but I shall still sell my book there and if people want me to sign it then I shall but I am not expecting to be overwhelmed by crowds after all, I am not JK Rowlings or Dan Brown <BG>


Linda, my webmaster is read y to tear her hair out. Why? The paypal button for me e-book is playing up. One minute it works for people to pay and then it won't. She has spent all week checking all the codes and thingys that go into this sort of thing but it still plays up. At the moment, if someone emails me about the problem then I send them an invoice and when it is paid, send them the pdf but poor Linda is still pulling her hair out. "It should work." I am sure she is starting to say that in her sleep, "Why doesn't it work?" So if any of you are having problems please email me and I will sort it out. Well, try to anyway. LOL.