Saturday, 19 June 2010


tell me something.... why is it, if anything is gonna go wrong it always happens when Graham is offshore. I have a never ending list of disasters and emergencies that have happened as soon as Graham goes offshore. Probably the most memeorable being Faith's birth - with him offshore, and my contractions 5 minutes apart, the maternity hospital still wouldn't let me call an ambulance! Anyway, the latest drama here happened last night. I was out in the garden with the dog after teatime and stood on a bit of log roll that surrounds an area of the garden that's covered in bark. Well, was there not a 3 inch nail sticking out of it??
So after a few sweary words, I got it pulled out of my foot.
I phoned NHS 24 and told them all about it when they called me back. The lassie told me I had to go to A&E for a tetanus shot just to be on the safe side. But I explained the problem that I had 3 kids and my man was offshore, so she told me to get there within 36 hours.
After a bit of humming and haaing - I finally got my mum and dad to come in and watch the kids for me today. So they arrived with my nephew Kyle, and dad drove me up to the hospital. The nail went into my left foot and I didn't think I'd be able to use the clutch in the car.
Only had to wait an hour and a half to be seen so it wasn't too bad. I got my tetanus shot and enough antibiotics to start my own pharmacy.
But its still throbbing and I can't put any weight on that foot, but hey-ho, just have to get on with it. Especially as the 4 kids made a pretty good job of trashing my house while I was away

Pepsi is getting back to her usualy cheeky self, and she's starting to put more weight on her healing leg. I was a bit concerned that she didn't seem to be eating much, so I gave her some cooked chicken the other day and it lasted all of 0.3 seconds so I don't think there's anything wrong with her appetite.

So, to finish today's post I thought I'd share a couple more of the samples I made up for last week's demo day. I've also got an Acceptance card to share with you, but I'll leave that for another day. I'm hoping to fit in a few challenges this week too, have made a start on a card for the Sugar Bowl and want to do one for Penny Black Saturday now that I've figured out how to colour the hedgie stamps with promarkers.
Have a great weekend everyone

I coloured a bunch of ribbon scraps of all different textures with various pink and purple promarker shades, then stuck them to a scrap of card before cutting the butterfly shape out with a sizzix die and stuck on some gems - thought it was a pretty cute way to use up some scraps.

Hero Arts - Four Dolls stamp set and sentiments

The gorgeous teddy bear is Dexter from Sugar Nellie - isn't he fab?


Marie said...

Oh dear! It's just so typical isn't it? Hope you heal fast just like your doggie does. Always good to hear that they are healing well. For me it's to go get out and try to find my run away cat. Indoor one that escaped last night...

Macpurp said...

oh ouch! that sounds sore!!!

I hope it is all better soon. x

love the cards, Dexter card is my fave!

good to hear Miss Pepsi is on the mend.
love teen xx

HoneyB said...

Hi Debbie
Was great to meet you at Kath's. Loving the cards. So sorry about your accident (told you its the same in my house it always happens when Mark's offshore!) Hope you're not too sore over the next few days.
Lyn xxx

kath said...

gorgeous cards debbi...and isn't it typical everything goes haywire when hubby is absent...hope your foot gets better soon...that must have been so painful....big hugs kath xxx

Andrea said...

OMG - that is just typical! Hope your foot heals very quickly.
I love all your card - fab idea to colour scraps of ribbon. Your thank you card is just gorgeous, and your bear card is very cute!
Love, Andrea xx

Jacqui said...

Hope your foot heals quickly, mind you a good excuse to sit and colour! Love the cards.
Take care x

Clare said...

Ooo, that sounds painful! Love the bear card, well love them all, but especially the bear card! Love, Clare x

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