Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Day

It has been an absolutely fantastic Christmas Day, apart from Mase's ear infection and the Skype failing when we wanted to talk to Hong Kong. Photos and more commentary soon, but Merry Christmas to you and yours, and may you feel God's blessings fall on you.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

a post for Rowyn

Rowyn is someone I admire. She's got cats for a start, and she finishes her needlework. That is something I struggle with, as I get bored working on the same piece. Her taste is different from mine, but I think she'd like these pieces too ($4.99 from Spotlight, or Rowyn, I'll send you the charts when I'm done). They're little kits from Janlynn.

This nativity is something I want to do; I'll have to order it. I do have somewhere a Just Cross Stitch magazine or similar part nativity, but I'd want it to match.
I am part-way thru the one of Christ in the manger;  if I was kidless each piece would be less than a day I guess. This time around I'll frame in the plastic frames provided but I would like to repeat on 20 count linen and frame as a sequence for the wall. I think that would look quite cool.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Yummy smells

Louise and I are making Gingerbread men. I'm grossing her out with my decorating ideas. Ahh, good times.

Recipe here : Gingerbread Men


I finally got up the courage to ring the hospital yesterday - outrage winning over the I-don't-wanna-know's. It's been three weeks since the MRI and even our GP hadn't heard anything. The MRI lab had to send the results thru to the surgery but the upshot is:
the tumor is consistent with the appearance of FNH (so therefore benign)
the size is 6.5 x 4.5 cmm
I still don't know if it requires surgical removal or anything, those doctors notes haven't been made available.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Hospital Update

Not me this time, but Zac. He has an issue which he'd rather I didn't blog about (or talk about, or, well, just about anything about!) and the specialist today was pretty happy with his progress. Looks like he won't need an op if he keeps focussed on the therapy. Yay Zac!

Monday, December 7, 2009

The boys

Bran & Zac started a blog today (it's linked to my profile) as they have started the Waitakere Library's summer reading programme. I have high hopes that comprehension will improve - to their dismay I am asking them to tell me, with the book shut, something they have learnt from their reading today.
There was a small outcry. LOL.