thought I had better check in and say Happy New Year to you all. We had a lovely Christmas, time spent with family and friends is always precious. I had both my boys home which was wonderful but blink and its now all past and this year is stretching before me a blank canvas waiting to be painted :-)
I haven't been feeling very well since my gallbladder removal it took 2 weeks for the swelling and bruising to go down and then I started to get a sore throat and then a chest infection and then to top it all I have been in intense pain with my ribs and the muscles in my side and they started to lock into spasm last week. A trip to hospital and another night stay turning out that I had a nasty virus and pulled muscles in between my ribs I cant tell you what the pain is like It stops you in your tracks. I have had both my hips corrected and that was painful but give me childbirth over this pain any day. I cant hoover or iron its taken all my effort to get up in the morning. I managed to take the dogs for a short walk yesterday ( Yes all 3 ) but then was left in chronic pain with my back to :-( Its so frustrating as I have so much that I want to do in the house but cant I am also supposed to be starting to volunteer in my local brainwave shop for a few hours on a Monday but that's on hold as well until I am feeling well enough.
Then on New Years Day I finely managed to get into the kitchen to prepare and cook a meal I moved the potatoes across the cooker top and turned them off then all hell broke loose. My 1950's glass wall cabinet decided to come off the wall above the cooker. It all happened so quickly I don't know if I stepped back but I must have done but the bloody cabinet caught my right arm and wrist as it came flying off the wall. I have a lovely bruise all the way down my arm and that aches to. But the worst thing of all lots of my lovely vintage items are no more :-( My cooker has been written off but there is a new one arriving today ( thanks to insurance ). I lost Taunton Vale canisters, plates, bowls my beautiful collection of 1950's drinking glasses, Tureens, Trifle bowls, Teapots, jugs and sugar bowl but the worst of all It smashed my pride and joy the lid on my 1950's American red plastic canisters that took me years to find I was so upset. Also my cabinet is no more either. My other half said I didn't make a noise but the noise that erupted by it flying off the wall my god It was terrible. Normally my girl Milly is right behind me to but she didn't move from her bed thank God. On reflection it could have been a lot worse I could have been hit by the cabinet or scolded by the boiling water as it was it was all material things that got damaged and I have to be thankful.
Friends have said that I can enjoy the hunt again for things but sadly some of those items I wont be able to find again its getting harder to find vintage goodies at good prices well in my part of the world it is. But its made me realise that I have to much anyway and probably needed to down size. But I will look out for a couple of things when funds allow.
I am sorry this post seems so gloomy I am hoping next time I check in 2015 will have started to get brighter :-)
Now its time to start to painting that blank canvas that is the new year :-)
Hoping 2015 will shine with wonderful memories for you all,
Love and Hugs Dee xx