Tuesday 3 February 2015

Christmas, Surgery and Bedroom Antics

It seems that every second post I write these days is some kind of summary of recent happenings and explanation into why I haven't written anything lately...

We Wish You a Merry Christmas...

We had a fabulous Christmas, thanks for asking. Our tree was the most beautiful I've ever had. I successfully fed a bazillion family members delicious Christmas dinner with all the trimmings. We realised that our house is pretty awesome for hosting large groups of people, and a fabulous time was had by all! I have no photographic evidence of this, but this turkey was amazing, I wish we had scratch and sniff computer screens.

... And A Happy New Ear!!

At the beginning of January, John had surgery on his middle ear to replace those teeny tiny bones in there which had fused together. He lost his hearing about 12 months ago, though it was a slow process and probably been going on for a few years. Hopefully this operation will help him hear again. It turns out, I'm really freaked out by ears, and changing the dressings daily was a real sign of devotion (and gave my the dry boak)

It proved to be an incredibly difficult time for our little family as the temperature has dropped considerably, it made travel hard for anyone trying to lend a hand. John was on bed rest for 10 days, with another 10 days basically sitting on the sofa trying not to get dizzy, he still can't lift anything heavy.

My physical health is still compromised by my dodgy pelvis and PND is working on my emotions. I was pushed to my limits and just tried to get through 1 day at a time, sometimes just 1 hour at a time. I'm glad to say, we made it.

So here we are, a month after the surgery and back on our feet. I've been haphazardly working on some new projects around our house... including my workspace, slip covers for the sofa and armchair, and still very slowly working towards a bedroom for Teeny.

I'm looking forward to sharing more projects with you, and some new money saving tips coming your way soon too.

A call to action fellow bloggers:

I need a bit of motivation to get our most important project off the ground.

Our spare room should be a bedroom for our one year old 'Teeny', but it is not, and he currently sleeps, or doesn't, depending if it is 3am or not, in his cot at the end of our bed... this is not conducive to marital bliss... nudge, nudge, wink, wink, cough, cough, splutter... no, seriously... I hardly ever get more than 3 hours sleep in a row.
I'm looking for any bloggers out there who may want to join me in a 'bedroom renovation challenge' please get in touch. This mainly involves some mutual ass-kicking / blog along / group therapy 

Okpleasethanksluvyabye x

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