Wednesday, 19 May 2010

A non-crafty time...

Have had a few busy weeks of ups and downs, it started off with Charlie (my 9 week old great nephew) being taken into hospital with trouble breathing, they said he had bronchitis, he had only been off colour the evening before, so it as a BIG shock when he's mum took him to the doctors (thinking he might have a chest infection) to be told to go straight to the hospital. They couldn't give him anything because of he's age, apart from oxygen... he's doing OK now and was sent home 3 days later... I've popped round to see him, he still got a rattle in he's chest, but he's having someone round to keep an eye on him...

Then while driving Steven to Hayling Island to look at the disability sailing group, my car starting jumping and a light came on to say the engine had a malfunction, the same day hubby said it looked as we had woodworm in Sam's kitchen, so it meant a few phone call to sort out them and to cancel the kitchen floor layer...

On a upside, Steven went over the IOW sailing with the school (it was a last minute place, I only knew about it the week before)... so I thought I would go for it with decorating he's room, well he couldn't get any worse in sleeping than he's already been doing, lol... and that was before I knew the car and woodworm would have to be sorted!!!!

So on Monday after putting Steven on the school bus with he's suitcase, it was all systems go, I came home to do a couple of phone calls about the car and the woodworm... then started the stripping Steven's room of everything, apart from he's bed, so all week it was filling holes, rubbing down paintwork, cleaning walls, painting and then laying a new carpet (OK I went and got it in my little micra, but my mum laid it, and she's did a fab job, thanks mum)... also we put up Stevens new Ikea unit, (girl power)..

It was also a week of pulling UP carpets and underlay at my daughter house, but that was after lugging all the bits she had bought and was storing there, down to their garage...

As for crafting, nope had no time, sorry Gill I WILL do your May ATC as soon as I have some time and energy, lol... Oh an UP I did buy a funky chicken die that Carole just MADE me buy, cos he was so cute...


Another UP I think Stevens room looks fab, (even if I say so myself, lol) it looks so fresh, clean and modern, I will take some photos but might wait till I've changed he's bedding and curtains, as they are still Thomas the Tank at the moment, as I wanted to keep some things that were familiar to him. He was a little apprehensive going to bed the first evening back from he's little holiday (had a fab time, will tell you about that in another post with some photos they emailed me), but he must like it, as is sleeping a lot better than he was before he went away...

Another UP he car is sorted and wasn't as bad as I thought, as the malfunction of the engine was covered under the warranty... which surprised me, as the car was bought from another Nissan garage that had since folded... also Sam's house has been sprayed and the kitchen floor has since been laid, so today I've been lugging the carpets and underlay back into the house and re-laying, one room down, 4 to go (and the stairs, yikes)....


and on a DOWNSIDE, I'm walking round like a 90 year old at the moment, as got aches and pains where I didn't know places existed on my body, lol...

12 comments:

SusieJ said...

Sparkles for your aching body Maria - you never rest! Wow, you have had a busy time. Pleased Steven seems settled in his new room.
Hugs,
Sue xx
p.s. Carole made me buy the same die!

Carole said...

It was nothing to do with me - honest!!! I take NO responsibility for anyone else's stash habit!!! Can I help it if you, like me, just HAD to have that cute little hen? I absolutely love him to bits!

No wonder you are aching Maria - I bet you will be glad when all your "Changing Rooms" makeovers are finished!

Enjoy your funky chicken!

Carole xxx

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

thanks sue....

and that carole has a lot to answer for, lol...xx

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

thanks carole, how's your kitchen going?

and it IS your fault you have good taste, lol... keep it up...xx

DGgirl said...

Good grief Maria, I'm exhausted just reading this post missus!!! So glad that Steven likes his room after all your hard work in it. You have a mum like mine - she laid the wooden floor in my niece's bedroom a year ago!!!

How lucky was your boy to get to go sailing?

Sparkles to all your achy bits sweetie.

Gillx

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

thanks gill, steven loved sailing with the school. so I'm looking into a sailing group for the weekends for him...xx

jan said...

Hi Maria, so glad Steven loves sailing, and glad he is settling in his newly decorated room etc., hope your aches and pains are feeling better. Hope Sam's place is sorted soon too. Take care, hugs Jan xx

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

thanks jan...xx

sue-bubbles said...

I SO need that die!!! lol!

As always I need a lie down after reading about your week Maria, you are such a busy bee no wonder you are exhausted! I do hope those pesky woodworms have been vapourized...lol - it'll soon all be done and you can take a well earned rest - and thats an order!
Sue x

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

thanks sue, and YES you need that die, lol...xx

Susan said...

Hope you have stopped aching by now, not surprised with all that work on. I'm looking forward to seeing the new look bedroom and glad that Steven enjoyed Hayling Island (I went there when I was very young)

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

thanks susan...xx