Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Mini Kats is done

I have been updating this every so often and here is the finished piece:

I am really pleased with this one and have thoughts of framing it with a simple black frame, but so far I am undecided about whether to use a mount. I guess it will become clearer when I get to it as there are many in line waiting to be properly finished and hung on the wall.
This week has been a bit hectic as there is last minute preparations for Christmas to do but we are all ill. Mum and dad have a bad cold and mine is a nasty virus which left me with joint pains. I did think it might be a reaction to an antibiotic but that's not looking so likely now and I will try that drug if it's needed again under supervision and stop it if any of the symptoms recurr.
The main side effect of us all being ill is we missed our planned visit to take our presents upto my brother and family last weekend. Benjamin is too small to be exposed to anything at the moment so we hope to be as well as possible when we go up. Our next aim is Saturday but it's still up in the air at the moment so fingers crossed we get there.
I had to cancel a drink up with a friend yesterday and hoping that I will be well enough to meet another on Friday. I value this part of christmas and Friday is especially important as for various reasons I have not got to see too much of Jane and her husband this year so really want to get there. They now live further away and are up in Bristol for Christmas and we have a contingency plan if Friday doesn't work out, but they are not here long so the window of opportunity is very narrow.
Inbetween I have also been busy with my course work and due to being so busy I am slightly behind but have a bit of time tommorrow to catch up.
If I don't make it back here before I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Still busy

I can't believe how busy life is at the moment and time is just flying. I know it is usually busy in the run up to Christmas, but what with studying, hospital appointments and having fun time is becoming stretched. But that is part of life and it has taken me along time to start relishing it and embracing all it brings.
The studying is going well and I have just completed the latest assignment but unfortunately doing so puts me behind so I need to catch up a bit before Christmas. They have given us a whole week off and what appears to be another disguised as a reading period. But really that will be a catching up week but I do hope not to get too far behind anyway.
The hospital appointments are just routine clinics and seeing the psychologist. But I did have to have an endoscopy again which I had this week. It showed nothing serious and the results were better than the last and the small problems I have will be fine with some tablets I had previously been given, so that was good news.
The having fun part comes down to several things. I attended a stitcfhing class with Gina-Catsize and it was a Christmas themed one with a lovely Buffet lunch, crackers and some gifts. I don't think it is wrong to say we both had a super day at this one, but whether our table mats which the class was based around will be ready this Christmas is a debatable thing lol.
I have also been to several Christmas places such as garden centers and the Bath Christmas markets. I have to finish getting my gifts this week especially for my brother and his family as we are exchanging gifts next weekend. I have most of their stuff but just need to pick up a few more things to finish it off.
Finally on Thursday I had lighter colours put in my hair and it has taken awhile to get used to them as there were far more than I expected. But I am starting to like it now, especially as it has toned down a bit as at first under flourescent lighting it looked scarily like Barry Manilow. Here is a picture taken on the day. Enjoy: