Wednesday, March 23, 2016

This is what life is

I have been contacted by a few lovely readers of my blog asking if I am not blogging anymore.. I do intend to but I have not really had the time to lately but I promise to put my heart back into it again. 
Last week was my first week back to work after having surgery on my hip and recovering for 10 weeks.  Most of that time I would go out in the morning for an hour or two and then back home for the rest of the day to lay down and rest my poor body.  It really took it out of me.  I was on crutches for 3 weeks but then threw them down as I got so frustrated.. I did rehab for 4 weeks then threw the towel in there too and took myself to the local swimming pool and did my own therapy which was totally amazing.. felt so nice to be in the water, exercising and actually enjoying it then in between laying on the sun lounge for a while.
I am only back at work for 2 weeks (this week being the second) and then we are off for our holiday in our caravan for two weeks for the Easter break.  I cant wait to get out of town with my boys and just have a difference scenery.  You get a bit.. umm.. like stale when you have been off work for so long and cant do all that you normally do so this is going to do us the world of good.  Plus my hubby has just taken on a full on role for 12 months so from being semi retired he is now working 10 hours days pretty much 6 days a week which is a huge change in our home.  But it is only for 12 months.. 10 to go and counting.
In that time being off work I have been trying to catch up on my 2015 Project Life album.  I got so so far behind last year after having a very sad and hard year but I am currently up to Week 48!!!!  I have 4 weeks to go as I  have done my Christmas day page which I am really happy with.  Im not sure if I will do an extra double page for that week.... suppose I better as there was a lot on and happy memories in that week. So yes.. Ive just decided I will.  I had my Mum over here from NZ after her losing the love of her life "John".

Here is my Christmas Day page.  I dont normally do a Christmas Day page but this year was super special as Mum was with us.  I was so happy to have her.  We didnt leave each others sides.  We are so close and I am so lucky to have such a beautiful human for my Mother.  Ken was on patrol for  1/2 of the day so we went down and had a swim there.
I love my little Close to my Heart 6x4 flip flop insert... This is where the Dear head is.  I love them because they just add a little interest into your page. I have used Simple Stories December Documented Collection and some of Heidi Swaps older Christmas Collection which I still had little bits left of.  I have also added in some of Flutterby Designs gorgeous wood veneer pieces which I cant get enough of.  I love different elements on my pages.  So I have a good mixture of embellishments and papers in here.  I love to go through my stash and use whatever fits at the time.

So as of now I will be off to print out my Week 48 2015 so I can continue on with that.  Im getting very excited to be able to finish this album.  Even though I am going to be probably 12 weeks behind as soon as I start 2016 but I am determined to catch up and then go with the flow.  
I know there is no pressure on being up to date.. but I just love that feeling so then if I want to do some other paper craft... I have the time to.
Chat soon
Take care
Moonie x


  1. I toally hear you on the its hard to have time of and not do what you would normally do, I recently had wrist surgery (7 weeks ago now) and it was so hard to just sit back and let others do things for me, so hard, it was great when the cast came off at 2 weeks and then at 4 weeks I got the okay to do housework etc (opps had been doing it for the past 2 weeks anyway lol) I hope you heal fast and enjoy your time away with your boys :)

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