Thursday, 1 January 2009

Happy New Year

First of all I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone who has stopped by to look at my blog, a very Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year. The emphasis being on the healthy!!

As I mentioned at the beginning of December, my husband went in hospital on the 5th of December for an endoscopy and at the same time my niece went into hospital and had a baby boy, Austin.
Isn't he gorgeous?
Above is Lynda, John, Austin and brother Ethan.
The photos were taken by Lynda's friend, Shelly, who runs a business called Angelic Images and she took loads of brilliant photos in unusual poses.

After paying a few visits to the doctors during the last few weeks, my niece was admitted to hospital on Monday with "mastitis" (don't know if I have spelt that right or not) and with every joint in her body aching so much that she could hardly hold the baby - "a virus". It turns out that she has a breast abscess which has caused infection to spread throughout her body and she has had to have several anti-biotic drips followed by tablets. She came out of hospital on Wednesday and my husband went in to have an operation on his nose - he came out on the same day and is now recovering very well - probably because I look after him so well of course! Ha! Ha! Ha!

On Tuesday morning a terrible thing happened on the way back from Tesco. We were driving along the main road and the person in front hit a ginger cat. He slowed down then drove off! We got out and the cat bounced up in the air and seemed to bounce about in the road and then stopped. It kind of shook it's head and the blood went all over the pavement. It was writhing about and then stopped, stretched and died. It's mouth was full of blood but it looked like it had set in it's mouth. It was really horrible especially as I love all animals and hate to see any harm coming to them. David moved it to the side and a man over the road shouted and asked him if he was just going to leave it there. He must have thought we had knocked it down. A policeman was passing so I waved and he stopped and asked us if we had just run over the cat. I said that we hadn't but the road hog in front of us had and just drove off. He said he was not required by law to stop and agreed with my husband that we should leave it there until the next day so that the owner would find it if they were looking for it. I don't know that I would really want to find my cat if it looked like that - I would perhaps prefer to think it had wandered off somewhere. Anyway we checked the next day and it had gone. Poor Ginger! I said a little prayer for him.

Back to better things and we had a lovely Christmas and we went to my daughter's for Christmas Dinner. Below is a photo of my Grand-daughter Florence with her new sweeping brush. She was brilliant and I got some good videos of her.

Below are some photos of the Christmas Card I made for my husband. I spent over a day doing it, when I really didn't have time, and then he didn't really like it because he objected to one of the lines in the verse I had made up. Men, they can be so ungrateful can't they?

Well I hope you all like it and thanks for looking.
Happy New Year

1 comment:

juliejules said...

Hi Eileen, hope you had a good CHristmas, your card and cross stitch looks fab! The baby piccies are lovely, my sister got married last year and she had Angelic Images, they were wonderful and took some fantastic photos, Happy New Year, love JUles x

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