Sunday, October 26, 2008

Home from the hospital

I was able to bring Sean home on Friday aftenroon from the hospital. Because the two vertebrae's in his back are what they call 'stable fractures' there is nothing they can do in the hospital. It's a matter of 'time heals all wounds' . I was able to borrow a walker for him, which helps immensely with his mobility and thank goodness our house is all on one level and an open concept :) He needs to rest and do nothing for at least two weeks. That is going to be tough, Sean is an active guy...he doesn't enjoy sitting and watching tv all day long...but he's going to have to like it for the time being. We need to go see the surgeon in 3 weeks for re-assessment so until then....i'm playing Nurse 'T' and taking care of my husband.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

A scary day yesterday...

I was at work , when around 11am I got a call from my Sean. He asked me if I was busy, and if I could come home. When I asked why, his answer was 'I fell off the roof' OMG, my heart sank. I immediately left work, and raced home (thank goodness no police where anywhere around) When I got there he was still lying on the deck. Seems he was coming off the roof when he stepped on the ladders first rung and it gave way and fell down, with Sean falling on top of the ladder. He managed to crawl over into the sunlight and a dry spot (the deck was covered in snow) but couldn't get any further as the terrace door was locked. I opened the door and he managed to crawl on all 4's to the livingroom floor, but the pain was excrutiating :(
I called 911 and the ambulance came, and took him to the hospital. After about 5 hours we were told he had broken his back and a rib. The back fracture was a stable one, meaning it wasn't broke right through so they won't operate at this point. In a couple of days they are going to re-xray everything and hopefully it'll be the same. If so, they say it should heal nicely on it's own.

My heart just breaks when I see him in that much pain, I would give anything to be able to take it away from him.

Hug those that are close to you, things can change is such a quick moment :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Woohoo, I won!!!





I participated in an online crop at http://www.scrapshotz.com/ this past weekend. There was a random draw for American Crafts cardstock and I WON!!! 25 sheets of two different sizes...how freakin cool is that! Here are 3 of the layouts I completed for the crop :) TFL

I can't believe it....


Snow on October 21/2008...way to early, and I know it won't stay (although we said that last year when it showed up in November). It's supposed to warm up tomorrow and the rest of the week so lets hope. As I type this, it's still snowing. Thank goodness for log houses...they stay pretty warm, and we just turned the furnace on during last weekend. We have our first load of furnace oil coming tomorrow....that's one bill i'm not looking forward to!! Sure makes the reality of Christmas only being 65 days away seem a lot closer!!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

So, here is the layout...


I just mentioned. I love how it turned out


Happy Thanksgiving :)

Hope everyone was (in Canada ) was able to have some turkey and stuffing and good times this holiday weekend. Sean , Reece and I went to a friends campsite for Thanksgiving dinner. It was awesome! We all brought something..Dayle's mom brought the turkey , stuffing and gravy. YUM is all I can say! It was so tastey and there is something to be said for enjoying a turkey dinner while sitting among trees on a picnic table with a river running behind us. The salmon were spawning and while we ate we could hear the splashing of the fish! After dinner we sat around a bon fire which was sooo much fun! Lots of laughter and stories told, which is how I think every holiday should be celebrated. I did take a few pics, but with my film SLR so I'll upload a few when I get the film developed.

I'm almost done a layout...I haven't done one for over a week...just too many things on the go I suppose. I'm actually quite pleased with this one and will upload as soon as i'm done.

Have a great holiday Monday for those of you that are celebrating :)

Monday, October 6, 2008

ok sooooo

I've been thinking about this being thankful thing, and I honestly think i'm thankful for the same things each day. Of course there are little things and maybe I don't think these things are nearly as relevent as the big things (like thankfull I made it to the gas station, seems silly...it's my fault if I don't...kwim? )

I don't take my family or my life for granted...I learned a long time ago, after a very bad first marriage to live each day to the fullest, you never know when it'll be your last. When people say 'How are you' they are expecting the usual 'fine and you' response, from me they get 'Wonderful and you? '

If you wake up in the morning, it's a good day!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Being Thankful

My friend Tracey issued a challenge on http://www.compuproscrapbooking.com/ to record the things that you are thankful for all day. I thought it would be fun to record this here on my blog.

Today (October 3, 2008) I am thankful for:

Having a job (even if I don't particularly like it)
My kids, my husband and my health
Having a beautiful home to live in
Friends that are there to laugh with and spend time with


Sometimes we take the people and things we have in our life for granted. I think this little challenge will help us to see that nothing or no one should be taken for granted. We all know life is just way too short to not appreciate those things that we have :)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

My Baby Boy.....

is now 16 years old. Here is a picture of him with his new girlfriend at dinner the other night. We went to Boston Pizza. This picture was taken right after the staff sang Happy Birthday to him :)