Monday, October 20, 2008

Oh My Back!!

What a boring week I had last week. It was boring cos I couldn't do anything.
I took Montana shopping on Monday to get DH's christmas present and to teach her *how* to shop and spot bargains. ;o) I took her into the parents room and fed and changed her and put her in her pram. Just as I was bending down and obviously twisting my back went POP! I fell to my knees with shooting pain. I crawled over to the couch (really nice parents room at Myer) and pulled myself up onto it. I am so glad no one else was in there. 2 mums had just left. I sat for about 15 mins hoping to let the pain subside. But it didn't. I was going to ring DH to come and get me. I could hardly walk, but slowly made my way down to the car. I don't know how I got Montana in the car and the pram in the boot.
I called the Chiropractor on the way home but there was no appointments until 4 that afternoon. So I went home until I had to pick DS up from school and went straight to the Chiro.
When a chiro says 'wow, that is really out and boy is it inflamed', it's scary. Unfortunately he couldn't crack it so I had to go back on the Tuesday morning.
I didn't have the best sleep that night.
When I went back on the Tues he was able to crack a little bit but not enough. So I had to just keep icing it and go back this Tues. (tomorrow)
This past week has been painful. I couldn't bend down, couldn't pick up Montana, couldn't stand for too long or even sit for too long. I couldn't do anything and it was driving me mental.
The poor kids copped it. I was so tired from not sleeping and in pain and feeling useless, I let rip on the kids and told them their rooms were pigstys and they were so lazy.
But finally I am feeling better now. I am moving around and slowly but not fully bending down. Still a bit sore in the lower back, but not looking forward to the Chiro tomorrow. I hate going, but I know how good I feel afterwards. I don't like the cracking sound and especially when he does my neck, I feel so ill and dizzy from the sound.
I did manage to do some scrapping on Sunday.
It's our 1st anniversary today and DH got me a $50 voucher for the LSS. He said as he handed it to me last friday 'well the first is paper'. How sweet he is. We went to the LSS and I spent it on the Sat. He couldn't believe what I got. He said 'I thought you would've got a sh** load of stuff.' That's when I told him that it wasn't the cheapest hobby. He looked disappointed.
Anyway, here are some of the creations from Sunday and some of my favourite pics from this past week.............

I don't think this one is finished. I want to add some buttons.

It's not for a comp or anything. Just one I had sitting for ages not knowing what to do with it.

This one is for the Scrap Therapy Monthly Challenge

This is for a comp at the local LSS. They provide the paper packs.

Hopefully my little cherub will sleep a bit this week when she is supposed to. All my housework is done, but I really should be doing my school work. Maybe one hour a day and the rest for my home work. Scrapping is soothing!!! and it will help me from going nuts with all this school work and give me a bit of a break.

Wish me luck for the Chiropractors tomorrow!!

Until then..........



Friday, October 10, 2008

Wow what a day!! Well the last 2 days. Yesterday I was lucky enough to be invited to a 'Mum's Day Out' up in the valley. It involved meeting other mums with babies the same age and there was also a few professionals who came to talk to us about looking after ourselves. Professionals such as a Social Worker, Physiotherapist, Dietician, Health Nurses (who actually looked after our crying babies to give us a bit of time to ourselves.) Then, while we were all relaxed eating the spread that they put on for us all day, we were asked if we wanted a massage!!! Well, DUH!!! So off we went one by one to have a massage behind a screen, with a heater and music playing. Well, I did not want to get up. The 1/2 hour felt like 1 minute. But it was sooooo nice. To be honest, I couldn't fully relax because Montana wasn't with me and I had only just met all these women. But what part I did relax, it was great!! The day was basically to remind us new mums to look after ourselves as well as our babies and families. This is my 2nd child, the other is 8 years old, and I have never been to or heard of anything like this before. I think it should happen more often and especially for 1st time mums. It was really a great day. And today was my first time back at school after having Montana. She is 9 weeks old now and I haven't been since 2 weeks before she was born. I had to go back soon or else I would miss so much. So I went back today and my afternoon teacher looked after her in the morning, then I was allowed to have her in class for the afternoon. I am so lucky and my teacher is the sweetest. So it was a big day today for Montana and me. Anyway, Scrapbooking. I've just started looking at this new blog that I was told to visit and she is giving away some stamps to a lucky blog reader. Head over and have a look!!! Visit Nina at Scrapbookers Nest I haven't done any scrapping this week. A busy week. But below are some I did last weekend for the Scrap Therapy Cybercrop which the theme for this month is Rock/Music.
Here are some of my favourite photos this week.

Smiley Girl!!

All smiles!!

My son's much loved monkey that he has had since he was a few months old.

Cupcakes the kids made for the Hawthorn/Geelong Grand Final.

Don't forget if you visit to leave a comment so I know that all this blogging is getting read by someone.

Until next time.......

Friday, October 3, 2008

Latest Layouts

This LO was for Chookscraps and we had to use 5 photos, 4 stars, 3 PP, 2 ribbons and 1 journal box.

This one was for ScrapTherapy Cybercrop sketch challenge for September.......

This one was for a Scrap Therapy Cybercrop Challenge.
And this one is for the ScrapTherapy Blog Challenge
And this isn't mine. It's DH's entry into last months Scrap Therapy Male Scrapping Challenge

Montana's Album/My first OTP

Here is the OTP that I did for the first time. It's an album for Montana and I've added transparent pages in with the timber pages. I am really happy how it turned out, but I'm not too sure if I will rush to do another OTP. I'm not sure what I'm not really liking about OTP's. Maybe the amount of work that goes into it or coming up with ideas for every page that ties in with the whole album. Don't know.

Till next time................


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