Monday, 5 May 2008

On the mend

Phew I really don't know where this past week has disappeared to, I didn't start feeling better until yesterday and am still coughing especially at night but at least the cold has gone. David's worst days were Thursday, Friday and Saturday, thankfully he's on the mend now too. As you can guess we didn't go up to Cheshire after all :( we couldn't with the way we were feeling. I was off sick until Thursday and took Friday as leave and David took Thursday and Friday off as leave though spent both days in his chair coughing and spluttering. It's a shame as the weather has been so lovely this Bank Holiday weekend but we haven't felt like going out at all. I did go for a short walk yesterday morning but any exertion leaves me coughing so didn't go far, and we did a food shop this morning but that's it.

:( I haven't felt up to cardmaking, but did push myself yesterday afternoon to make some small cards (can't show you yet) and small hangings. As every Friday Kerrie put some challenges on the cardmaking forum and I managed to make a double layout Saturday with the sketch, another couple of LOs to add to my snowy album:
I used Daisy Bucket Wrapped Wishes patterned paper; Doodlebug Loopy Lace alphabet stickers; Prima flowers; Papermania adhesive gems and the Revolution Scallop die cut for the scalloped edges.

Every Monday UKS puts up a new weekly challenge. The hardest part was finding a photo of me I liked :) The elements were: a photo of yourself; 'seen' journalling; ribbon; use a bloom or use colours from the team logo (purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, red). Once I'd found a photo the rest fell into place:
This photo was taken in Aberdeen in Duthie Park's Winter Gardens back in 2003. I used Basic Grey Sultry patterned paper and edged it with Fiskars Victorian Wide scissors. I cut the title with Cuttlebug Hippie Chick and Sizzlits First Steps alphabets and the flowers are by Prima and others in my stash.

Back to work tomorrow :( we're going to have to take it easy as we're still not feeling 100%. We wouldn't wish this horrible bug on anyone. It's the worst we've ever felt, David said he had't been that ill since he was small and had the flu. It's not often we are poorly at the same time.

We've rearranged our Cheshire visit for June by visiting Mum later in June so we'll go down to Sussex for a few days and then go up to Cheshire afterwards. It's something to look forward to.

Thanks for looking :)

3 comments:

Heather's Creations said...

Wow Valerie, that is awesome, love the striking colours. You are very brave, the only photo's of myself that I have are my wedding day from 11 years ago :)

Anonymous said...

So glad you and David are on the mend. Take it easy at work today!
The weather's supposed to be nice all week (hope it stays that way for the weekend, too!).
That's a lovely card you made - you have a lovely smile and the colour top suits you, that you are wearing (it looks pink on my computer).

Diane

LISA said...

Glad you are both a bit better Valerie, take it easy at work.
hugs xxxx