Saturday, 7 August 2010

If things don't change, they'll stay the same!!

Where do I start???
I can't believe I have not been on here since March; things have changed a lot since then!! I have been in a new posting since the end of March, Rob has changed bands & is very busy gigging (that being said Ayleys Comet still exists & we still gig as & when) and is back with his friends from a previous band, I've gone from working part time hours back to full time (as near as dammit) and back to working the other side of Northampton (something I vowed I would not do again but I love the job!!). ,,,,,,,,and there is more but I will tell more when I am back settled into blogging again!!!!

How is everyone here??? Well I hope; I seem to spend a lot of time on Facebook these days (some may say too much, LOL) but in theory it seems to have replaced J-land in my affections as a lot of folks from those happy J-land days are on facebook! Some pop in now and then and I am always happy to see their names appear on status's, others are there every day like me and again it is great to keep up with them! Yep, I still use a lot of the graphics some of the talented j-land people so kindly shared with us and I miss the community that was J-land still, after all this time - it was a unique community and something that I don't think will ever be replaced!!

Yes life is reasonably okay at the moment, but complacency is not something I let in to my world very much nowadays as sure as eggs is eggs something will come along and kick you in the guts if you become too complacent over things; I have learnt not to take anything for granted nowadays so I now take each day as it comes......if I am running round like a headless chicken one day and bored out of my box the next then so be it!!! If I want to chill out one day then I will and make up for it the next day. I have finally reached the decision that life is what you make it and worrying don't get you anywhere other than in a right mess. Yep, I think I may have finally grown up but then again I can still be the 18yr old that is still in my heart and needs to escape from time to time..............LOL!!!!

The surgery I had on my knee back at the end February seems to have been a success, but I have since been told I have not got any bone left behind my knee cap to speak of!! So far there has been no pain (which was a constant factor in my life since I very first disclocated it at the age of 7) which is a bonus, but I worry about the lack of bone......what will it be like by the time I am in my 60's??? Fingers crossed it will get betterer and betterer, LOL, but again there remains the prospect of further surgery when I am older.........................possibly a complete knee replacement at some point.

Anyway, time to go and do some ironing.....unfortunately it stays creased when I do it in my mind, LOL!!!! I will be back soon when I am not planning on an evening out and needing to get things done before Rob gets home (yep he is doing overtime!) wanting his dinner, LOL!!

love to you all,

Saturday, 6 March 2010

A week on

Hello everyone!!!
This time last week I was under the knife, so to speak! This week I am free of pain and now managing with just one crutch as opposed to the 2 I came home with. I am due to have the stitches out on Monday and I hope to be back driving next weekend!! I had hoped for a successful outcome but this, so far, is more than I could have wished for!!!! I have not taken any of the painkillers I was given on leaving hospital and apart from the initial day or so of feeling under the weather it has all been very plain sailing and good progress. I had physio on tuesday and had a good response from them - I have already got 50% bend back into my knee and I think I have improved on that since then!! I was scared of the end result but so far, so good!!! First thing I asked when I was back on my feet was how soon can I get back into my heels, LOL!! I am now bored with being at home and want to go back to work........I have been signed off for 4 weeks (1 down, 3 to go) but I seriously think I can go back to work in a weeks time - I am a quick healer so that is probably why I am thinking that way, but I will see how things go in this coming week - besides I can't go back to work until I am okay to drive!!!!

The sun is glorious today and we have turned the heating off which is a doubt it will go back on briefly later on to take the evening chill away ........looks like Spring may be just round the corner. I have a window open and the fresh air is very spring like, no hint of the snowy smell we had for weeks - I just may go and sit in the garden for a short while when I have finished this.

I have 2 interviews this week coming - one on Monday and another on Tuesday - fingers crossed one of them is successful!!! I need a permanent job with all the benefits - being a temp has other benefits but if I am ill or have a holiday I don't get paid,,,,,,,,,another reason to get back to work before the 4 weeks is up - we are close to being skint, LOL, not really but things are a bit tight without my wage coming in!!!!! A  little win on the lottery would be just nice at the moment, not a big amount but just a bit to help us till we get back on an even keel!!

I am off to go and sit in the garden for a short while now; hopefully you all have the same sunshine we have here in Northants. I will catch up with you again soon. Love to you all....

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Another Sunday!!

Hi, hope this Sunday is proving to be a nice one for you!! We are having a lazy day today and enjoying the sunshine that is coming in through the living room window - despite shedloads of snow still on the ground!!! Rob had a busy day yesterday shampooing carpets so the sun is finishing off helping dry the last damp bits out!!

I have been asked what the problem is with my knee and what the surgery is that I am having; well, basically I am having keyhole surgery (arthroscopy I think it is called) on my knee to do some remedial work - tightening the muscle round it I believe - following a lifetime of dislocations from the age of 7 when I ran in from Brownies one night, jumped in an armchair and dislocated it for the first time. When I dislocated it again in August that was the first time in 14years that I had done it badly and subsequently the team at the hospital decided it was time (with a bit of pushing from me) to do some preliminary work. I cannot, apparently, have a replacement until I am in my 60's but I have a sneaky feeling that they will find more damage in and around my knee than they are expecting when they get that jolly old microscope in there on the 27th!! I am on edge about it but it has to be done so I will be trying to counteract my nerves as much as possible before next Saturday!!!!

On that subject.....of next Saturday.....I am a little unsure of what is happening after that; at the moment only the outcome of the surgery will tell me how long I have to be off work and what my work situation will be as at present my current post ends - in theory - at the end of March but I won't be returning to it so I am leaving this friday after 27 months. I have been told not to worry as there will be other work ready for me when I am fit to return to work but my main worry is that I end up being off longer than the maximum 6 weeks they suggest at the hospital - I am hoping it will only be 4 weeks maximum .........but I won't know until next saturday when I come round after the surgery - I am not the best after anaesthetic so I just hope I am coherent enough to understand what they tell me!!

I've coloured my hair again today!! Supposed to be Morello Cherry but never comes out the colour they suggest on the box but then that would be too simple wouldn't it???Just hope the colour it is finally does not clash with my clothes, LOL!!! I've also booked to have it trimmed and restyled on friday cos it is just too long again.......well the top layers that is!!! A girl needs to look good when she is going under the knife, LOL, especially as this one will not have any make up on!!! On that subject as well I look real pasty faced without makeup - pale is not the word, LOL!!

I am off to cook our dinner now......roast beef but no yorkshires cos I have run out of eggs so Rob not impressed, LOL!!! So on that note I will say ttfn and catch you again later in the week!!!

love to you all.....

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Long time no see!!!!

Yay, I am back!!!!!! Been wanting to get back for a while but kept putting it off - why I don't know....but possibly cos I spent too much time on facebook, LOL!!!

So much to say but not sure where to start!!! It seems like forever since I was last here so forgive me if I repeat anything that was said the last time I dropped in.......blame it on my age, LOL!!!

As I type I am sitting patiently waiting for the plumber to arrive!! We have not had heating for over a week now......well the central heating that is.......since the boiler decided to stop functioning fully!!! We have got hot water thankfully and a gas fire in the living room but that has been it - you don't realise how much you rely on the central heating to keep you warm until it malfunctions!!!! It has not helped that we have had a considerable amount of snow fall in the last 2 days so it is more than a bit cold!!!!
This time next Saturday I will be having surgery on my knee, albeit keyhole surgery but I am hoping it will be a success to improve the problem with my knee until I can have the major stuff done in a few years time!!! I am nervous but then I always am when it comes to surgery so I just can't wait until it is all over........hopefully home again on the same day!!!
I am about to leave the job I have been doing for the past 2+ years with the local Community Mental Health team; I am sad to be leaving but have no choice.......the funding has run out for the post and the job will cease to exist once I leave so I can't even apply for the job that has been mine for 27 months.
I think when I last wrote our Sascha was just a wee puppy of a few months, well she is now a bouncy 2yr old with so much energy!!!! She has the intelligence of her German Shepherd daddy and the energy and willfullness of her Border Collie mum - an intriquing combination and we definitely cannot outwit her, LOL!!! She is definitely a daddies dog though...does not give me the time of day at all when Rob is around!!!
Anyway, time to fly as it is Saturday and shopping day!!! I am so pleased to have got back into the blog......still not like J-land but nothing ever will be!!! Will catch you later!!! loads of love to all my friends (if you are still reading!!!).