Colin and I almost have a language of our own. It is made up of a lot of in-jokes, phrases from Simpsons episodes, and a mixture of other things that make no sense to anyone else listening. This is partly why we have so much fun – we can make the other laugh with a … [Read more…]

Ups and Downs

If nothing else, our journey is not boring. When to worry and what to do Colin has had nuclear diarrhea for the last two days, and it was so bad this morning that I spent almost three quarters of an hour cleaning the floor around the bed, the bed, the under-sheet, and Colin’s legs and … [Read more…]

Day 206 and holding a sandwich

Colin has been working really hard on moving his thumb on his left hand. He is sometimes able to make it grip things like strawberries and biltong. It is because of his diligent work, and sweat and tears every day with his physio that he is able to regain strength when he has a flicker … [Read more…]

Mourning the imagined life

Here is an excerpt from a blog I stumbled across: “When you love someone, you have dreams for them even though you don’t realize it. And when a caregiving journey begins, particularly for someone with a long term or incurable illness, those dreams die. And you can experience a very real sense of grief and … [Read more…]

Klebsiella Pneumoniae

Having had to learn more than I ever hoped I would need to know about medical stuffs, I am also all too aware of drug resistant infections. My Mom had methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Necrotizing Fasciitis, so we have had a brush with the real danger of things that can’t be cured by medicine, … [Read more…]

Day 170 and falling out of bed

This morning when I woke up and got up I noticed that Colin had spasm-d himself almost entirely off the bed. His bum was three quarters on still, but both his legs were hanging off and he was ice cold to the touch. After helping him up onto the bed again, and covering him up … [Read more…]

Tag 6

Last one for tonight – Timeless. I love the subtle colours. I usually do too bright or too blingy.

Tags 2 to 5

Here is a set of gift tags for Christmas I made with Distress Oxide inks, stencils, and some lovely shimmer white ink. There are two patterns, and I just love them both. Here is a beautiful one and every time I look at it, I can’t believe I made it. lol Here is my last … [Read more…]

Tags – number 1

Here is a tag I made for my Dad, based upon the multimedia techniques I have learned from Denise. I love them, and I feel I am getting better. Every tag is different, and I love them all. Here is the first in a series: I will be back with more later…

Christmas cards class

AAAAAAARGH! I don’t know why sometimes the images just do not post, and the spacing goes funny! Google here I come. I spent the morning making lovely Christmas cards at The Scrappers Village with the usual gang and a few new people, with Christine as the teacher. It was like a breath of fresh air, … [Read more…]