URGGGGGGGHHH- I can't seem to get out of the "deep end" of the swimming pool this year.. when all things looked like they were going to be "just fine"... Friday last week... I got pushed under again on Monday.
My Dad who had been with me for over a month and was strong and healthy when I put him on a plane Friday last week went and slipped in the rain on a busy main street and lands up breaking his hip and having a 30cm gash on his other leg that needed "stitching".. I nearly landed up next to him with a hernia and heart attack when I was phoned with the news! WTF??? Seriously??? ... to cut the looooong stressful story short.. He has landed up needing a full hip replacement (GASP!)... money my dear hubby and brother-in-law had to find before the hospitals would even admit him. EEEEK! But all's well and Dad's op went well and is already walking with the aid of a walker on the first day post Op.
Nathan has been my shining hero and God seriously blessed me with the best son in the world.. He knew that I had Vicki ( TXBubbles) dear friend and CT member for over 4 and half years arriving yesterday from Texas...and that I had been flying like a loon backwards and forwards to Port Elizabeth... he just stepped in and took over.. spent two full days at the hospital seeing all the specialists, filling in forms..keeping ME calm.. and making sure everything was ok ... Man I don't know what I would have done without him this week.. LOVE YA BOY!!
Yesterday I got to go fetch Vicki at the airport with hubby Wayne.. ( had to get there through our first really bad summer storm too- lol) ... WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, she arrived safe and sound and seriously "numb bummed" after sitting for 18hours on a flight to get here- OY! lol. We spent a bit of time last night chatting and laughing in the kitchen of all things( both getting used to our different accents- BWHAHAHA). We sent her to bed before 12 hoping to get her "time clock" in synch quicker- lol. Today we will gallivant around my little valley here so she can see how this "Ol' Duck" lives- lol.
Anyway enough blabber for now... and I'm hoping the next few posts have just the FUN and good stuff to show you with Vicki being here.. Gosh it's sooo cool eventually meeting up with someone you have yakked too online for over 4 years- KWIM?
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I did manage to get a kit finished ( which I actually started a MONTH ago while in Port Elizabeth- lol .OMG, longest taken kit ever I think!... but due to everything going on only managed to get it up yesterday.
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45 Elements: 1 Full Alpha + 9 word art strips
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And a HUGE Thanks to my CT team who jumped in yesterday to do some amazing inspirational pages for me ( You girls have been a life line from Heaven and I love ya!!)
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