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Wednesday, 16 June 2010

WOYWW

.......a right old mess.  In fact an even bigger mess then last week.  No paper crafting taken place this week at all as with everything going on, just been too busy, too tired and too stressed.  Have however, been crocheting.  

Working on my Granny Stripe blanket, considering the amount of time I've put into it there is little progress but that it probably down to the fact that it is 390 stitches wide!  I wanted it wide enough to go on the sofa seats and up and over the arms of the s.  I am completing 2 rows in each colour and it is taking a whole ball for these 2 rows.  When I have done a bit more I will post a picture.  At present it just looks a little pitiful.

Also been working on Liam's Granny Square blanket.  When I have been to medical appointments this week (Monday & Tuesday consisted of 1 Dr and 2 Hospital appointments with a further appointment today and 1 on Friday!) I have been taking the Granny Squares with me as the are easy to pop in my handbag. 

Talking of medical appointments, got on really well with Liam's this afternoon.  Finally making progress, after a very long 3 years.  Consultant thinks it is Aspergers, but they are going to rule out ADHD first.  Given us some medication to help.  However, they say he has a heart murmur and are referring him to the cardiac clinic.  Was quite annoyed with this, as Freya has a hole in the heart, as does one of their paternal cousins.  When Freya's was diagnosed at the age of 3, I took Liam to our GP to get him checked and was told everything was fine.  

Freya was prem and was classed as a failure to thrive and had been under the paediatricians since birth.  It was only at the age of 3 when they decided she was now a good weight and height for her age that they would discharge her.  Just as we are walking out of the door, the consultant says, hang on, I should really check her heart and chest before you go.  Now in the whole 3 years she had been under the paediatricians she had been in and out of hospital and constantly having her heart listened to and nothing had ever been picked up, completely missed.  Luckily, no harm was done but now at the age of 8 they are telling me Liam could also have the same problem.  Beggars belief but will now have to see the Consultants at Birmingham Children's Hospital, shame they can't fit him in this Friday when I take Freya for her yearly check up!

Just need to find childcare for Wednesday & Thursday night now as the after school club they were going to won't have Liam anymore due to his behaviour. Still won't have him even if I get a diagnosis and treatment.  Luckily there are only 5 weeks until summer holidays and with the help of my Dad we are going to muddle through, then find someone for September.  Always knew there was a reason why I allowed my Father to squat in my garage.  

Perhaps I should explain that remark, lol.  When my Mom passed about 3 years ago, I inherited my Father, not quite sure what I did do deserve that, but my Mother thought it fit.  He now lives in what was my dinning room and the garage is converted for his bedroom. Dinning room was moved into the lounge, as its 32ft long its not too bad, but I do miss being able to shut the door on the dining room and what is essentially my craft space. 

Anyway, back to crochet.  Have decided that I don't like Freya's Granny squares.  I have been using a 4mm hook, as recommended for the chosen wool  and they just don't seem right, tension is all wrong.  So have tried little tester squares in 3.5mm and 3mm and I am going to start all over again using a 3.5mm.  Going to end up wasting some wool but I am really not happy with it.

So without further ado, here is today's (very messy) desk:






Edited 7.10 - added photo of desk


View through the window:






Edited 7.10 - added photo of view from the window


If you wonder what this WOYWW lark is all about, please visit the lovely Julia and take a look at all the other desks.  I would like to say that I updated my browser and have finally corrected the problem I was having with leaving comments, YAY!!!! At last I can leave comments for you all.  

Sadly due to personal circumstances, ie the madness that has gone on over the last week, I was unable to visit everyone, think I got to around #65 on the list of way over 100.  I think this week I will start at the end and work backwards as most people tend to link up at about the same time each week.  this will mean I can visit the people that I didn't visit last week.  Well to be honest, I was actually visiting some yesterday, but better late than never.

Must dash as I am off to the Dr's to have large needles put in my hips.  So love having these injections especially as things get far worse before they get better.  Can't wait to spend the next 3/4 days on crutches or in my super duper speedy granny scooter.  You really should see me go!

Hugs Can x

26 comments:

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh Candace, you've really got it going on girl. I feel your frustration over diagnosis and help...wish I could utter words tha twould be of any help. Your desk looks like the week you've had - thank goodness for crochet, I say! It's a beautiful morning at your place..take one and admire!

Kim Dellow said...

Sounds like you have a lot on your plate Candice, I hope you are doing ok. I'm glad you have the crochet to keep you going! I think you are right about the mess being creative art in progress! LOL! Loved that! Kim

Phree said...

Wow you have got loads of stuff there. Sounds like your week has been pretty packed with other things.

secret scrapbooker said...

Great idea to start at the end of the list first ...was going to do that as like you i made it to about 60 and lost the will to live after all the word verification.lol.
Hope you get some help once your son is diagnose i have to boys with special needs.
Kate x

Nicki (LittleTed) said...

Oh, you've got so much to deal with at the moment, hopefully a bit of crafting will help you not get too stressed.

Nicki, xx

Sid said...

What a fab pile of goodness there !!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Candace, no wonder you're stressed anyone would be with what's going on, Hope you manage to have some good times through the summer with the kids nevertheless. Even though you've got all this going on you still made me laugh with the throwaway remark about your dad squatting in the garage. Even htough it's a PROPER room I immediately had visions of a large bare garage with concrete floor, car, tools and a little corner for your dad.
Take care. Hugs Anne xx

Cheryl said...

oh sounds like you have so much on your plate hun,your desk,looks full of creativity hun take care,hugs cheryl xxxx

Twiglet said...

Good luck with the injections - and best wishes along with my rainbow!!

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

You poor thing,you have so much going on there. I hope things start getting better very soon. Good luck with those injections and maybe your "granny scooter" could have the number plate "WOYWW"

Take care.xx

Wipso said...

Lots going on for you. Hope hip injections go well and the benefit is felt very quickly cos it sounds like you need to be on top of everything else. Crafting is good therapy.
Hug,
A x

Linby said...

That is a full on desk, your cuttlebug looks tiny against all the piles!
Linbyx

Foil Play said...

You have a lovely view outside :-)

You have a lot to contend with at present, I hope next week will be a better week for you and that you get a chance to relax with some crafting.

Liberty said...

candace you have so much going on right now, i'm thinking of you. i have a friend whose son has aspergers and she is also a single mum, and he has been thrown out of every club going, so please know you're not alone :)

Rica said...

Hi Candace, thanks for your comment hunni. You have so much going on in your life, no wonder you have a messy desk. Hope everything goes OK for you and sending loads of healing hugs.
Heather xx

Darcy said...

wow so much going on and a houseful aswell, I think you deserve to have a messy desk, just hope you find time for yourself and to play a little.

Helen said...

What a time you've been having! Take care, hope the pain isn't too bad.

Heather x said...

Oh snap! I am doing a granny strip blanket at the moment :0)
Hope the injections make you feel better soon hun, I know what its like to live with arthritis, it slows you down and its a bummer....if your anything like me, you craft to get a release :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Sunshine Girl said...

What a lovely cluttered pile of stash, enjoy doing some crafting its a great stress reliever.

Chrissie said...

So sorry to hear about all the problems going on in your life at the moment Candace, I really hope things settle down soon for you all.
No wonder you were too tired to clear your desk, but it's good news that the crochet seems to help!

Kate said...

Gosh you have been overloaded lately. Glad you explained about the squatter. I'm off to visit a knitting group for the 1st time this evening - taking my crochet of course!

Hope your latest hospital visit is far better than you think it will be.

** kate **

Chrissie said...

Sounds like you have your hands full! Good job you have your crafting to keep you sane!
I'm messy too... we can't all be tidy!
Chrissie

Pam said...

You poor thing you really have got your hands full. Im not keen on dr's when it comes to kids, Hannah had a large growth (around the size of a small rugby ball) when she was six but I spent the previous 5 years asking heath visitors and drs why her tummy was so distended and was told constantly it was normal for little girls to have fat tummies,it was only when we went for a check up at a new drs surgery that he told me it wasnt normal. Good luck with everthing hon. Hugs Pam x

Spyder said...

oh my goodness, yes you win, your desk IS messier than mine!!
(Lyn)

Kathy said...

Fab photos! I hope you soon get results you like better from your crochet

Kathy said...

Ooooh thanks for sharing a glimpse of your workspace and lovely stash
Sorry I'm so late getting here!

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