Saturday, July 31, 2010

winter's day in paradise

Today was a lovely winter's day ... the girls and I checked out a couple of garage sales, the second hand clothes shop - the older girls bought some fabulous items of clothing - the library and garden shop where I picked up some great bargains ... we had a lovely morning and I managed to put these gorgeous plants into some old pots.  Looking good!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

today WILL be a good day

It's been an extremely difficult couple of weeks.  I've had my 14yo daughter very sick ...

It all began about 7 weeks ago ...everytime she ate, she felt sick and began having adominal pains.  It got worse over the weeks to the point that she stopped eating as the pain was so severe and she has had diahorrea over the past 10 days and has lost 9kg.

After taking her to 4 doctors and being fobbed off (they did run some tests but they showed nothing), we ended up at hospital emergency on Sunday night after she was doubled over on the floor, screaming in pain. 

The doctor on duty thought it could be gallstones but the ultrasound was clear.  She was admitted overnight and saw a gastro specialist on the Monday.  He put a camera down to her stomach and found reflux and is also testing her for cealiac disease, irritable bowel and helicobacter.  There were no ulcers ... thank goodness. 

She is on strong medication for a few days and is finally eating!  She ate a bread roll yesterday!!!  I'm excited and she's looking much better already.  Another day on the strong medication then it gets halved ... so all is good .. or getting there!

Today WILL be a good day !!!  Hope your day is fabulous x

Thursday, July 22, 2010

5th birthday celebrations

My little princess, Miki, celebrated her 5th birthday on Tuesday.  We held a little party for her on Sunday for her school friends ... here are some photos ...

... and yes ... I made the cake ... wasn't bad either !!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

i'm loving

I'm loving the living room on the front cover of the August issue of REAL LIVING ... incidentally my new sofa arrived a couple of days after receiving the magazine in the mail ... it's very similar in colour and shape ... I'll post a pic soon.  Oh ... and I finally sold my old dark blue sofas on Sunday ... just in time!!!  Was beginning to become concerned that I'd have a living room full of sofas ...

Now I'm on the hunt for some colourful cushions ... ebay is getting a workout!!!  But if anyone has ideas of where I could purchase some bright cushions ... I'd be most appreciative.

I haven't been blogging lately ... I have one very ill 14yo daughter.  We've been to visit the doctor five times within the past week.  She's not good at all.  PLUS it was Miki's 5th birthday yesterday ... it's been busy, busy, busy ... pictures soon ... promise x

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

sofa for sale

I need to sell my sofa ... I've bought a brand spanking new 2.5 seat sofa of a lighter colour for my lounge ... AND it arrives in a couple of weeks!!!  I'm slowly getting there with redecorating my lounge room ... slowly but surely.