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Wednesday 30 March 2011

Thankful For.

It's been another busy old week and it's only Wednesday! So as you have probably guessed I have no card to show yet. There is one half coloured so at my usual snails pace it should be ready in a week or so.On a positive note I have booked some time off work in April, and I plan to play all day in my Jammie's.
I have also organised all the crafty stuff for my 1 year anniversary, I just need to plan out how to do it yet.

So what am I thankful for? Lots of things. My lubberly hubbly, my son - whom I do actually worship on the days I'm not threatening to throttle him, and my family. My friends are precious, they are my friends because they choose to be rather than my family that inherited me through birth or marriage and really had no choice in the matter. That's why I am always extra thankful for my friends, I know what a pain I can be!

The weekend was spent doing the usual cleaning, washing, ironing and grocery shopping, plus a trip to the cemetery to place flowers on the headstone. I spent the remainder of the weekend trying very hard to smile and not be a miserable sod, didn't work though. But what it does always do is remind of everything I do have to be grateful for.

I thought I'd post a more recent picture of Poppy.

Don't they grow so quickly - too quickly! She is just 8 months old now and doing fine for the most part, doing all the normal things that an 8 month old does. Poppy does still have regular scans to do with the valve that didn't close at birth. The hospital had told Jon and Sam that by the time Poppy was 6 months old it would've closed on it's own, but the last scan revealed otherwise. Another scan is due in a couple of months and if there's been no change then it looks like she will have to have an operation to close the valve. Naturally, they are worried, but things can change in a couple of months so I think we'll all just have to wait and see.

Right, I'd best get off to Jujitsu with the boy.
Thanks for looking
Love Elaine xxx


  1. Aaaaaaaaawww she's so sweet and your lucky to have her in your life :) I'm sending her lots of wishes that she won't need surgery. Always frightening with these things! Have fun at Jujitsu!! Lots of hugs :)

  2. Hi Elaine, what a gorgeous baby poppy is, oh she looks so sweet, hope all goes well and the valve closes on it's own...fingers you can't wait for April to come now, playing in pj's is just the best, no where to be and no one to answer to...dream come care.xx

  3. Aw what a wee cutie...hears hoping the valve does close of it's own accord.xx

  4. Oh my, what an adorable cutie. Just look at those cheeks, she just perfection. You'd never think by looking at her that she's got problems with her heart, I hope with all my heart that it corrects itself soon. Hugs, Marie xx

  5. oh wow how ever cute is Poppy she is a little cracker you must be so proud and enjoy your time in your jammies i love those days lol xx

  6. Well hun she looks well enough,so I'm sure it will sort itself soon, she is so cute and lovely,

    Oh a jammie day,sounds brill, never done one of those, do you think you'll get anything done lol!!!!

    love and hugs Liz xx

  7. Awww Elaine what a gorgeous child Poppy is...makes ya go all mushy..those big brown eyes will break many a heart..LOL
    hope the valve closes on its own..but everyone is dif..dont panick off to pack me jammies..sorry nightie..

    smies Christine xx

  8. Hi Elaine
    Poppy is gorgeous and i wish everything goes well for her,take care
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  9. Hi Elaine, Good for you booking some time off. Gosh, it is hard to believe Poppy is 8 months old already. She is a little darling and has gorgeous eyes. Hope the week goes well for you.

  10. Ahh Elaine she is so adorable she has grown and such beautiful big, blue eyes..
    Hope her wee valve closes soon..and if not the Doc's will look after her, she will be in safe hands I'm sure..
    Enjoy your time off in April..and PJ'S.. missing them at the mo lol..but I am glad to be back at work..sometimes!!

    take care sweetie, love Vicky xx

  11. Thinking if you. Hope that things work out with Poppy too - wonder what she's gazing so intently at - you've got a lovely picture there.
    Look forward to seeing what you will be up to in the jampot.
    Much love
    Paula (PEP)

  12. Hi Elaine sounds like a very busy weekend think you need to put your feet up. Wow she is growing quickly and i am sure she will be fine and as you say few months makes such a big difference at this age. Keeping my fingers crossed for her.

  13. Hello Elaine, What a cute little girl Poppy is, so sweet!

    I've sent you an email as you said there was something you needed to ask me. Hugs Teresa xx

  14. Hi Elaine, ooh! she is a cutie pie!!!

  15. Ohh''' Elaine Poppy is a wee beauty, and I hope all works out in the coming months for you all with Poppy scan sending positive thoughts your way chum, that's sounds like my weekend too!! and then it's Monday again and work grrr!! I'm looking forward to time off too and a PJ craft day also lol' take care lots Hugs
    Sarah x

  16. Ahhh Elaine, Poppy is gorgeous and she takes a lovely photo. I hope the valve closes on its own and that there'll be no need for surgery. Praying for her. xx

  17. Oh my that is one adorable Gerber baby!!!
    Hugs, Dena

  18. She is so adorable, those big blue eyes just draw you in. And I am thankful for you too, no one else makes me laugh like you do! Crossing my fingers the open area closes on its own.

  19. Aww hun Poppy is a little beauty, I really hope the valve closes on it's own.
    Jammie days sounds lovely I had one this week, after I'd done the housework of course lol
    hugs Mandy xx

  20. ah Elaine she is so pwetty!!!!!...what a little cutie. Enjoy your time off x x

  21. Hi Elaine..... so sorry that you had a sad weekend..... big hugs for you..... (and they are big - you've seen me!!) And I'm glad you're feeling a tad better.... your little Poppy is so beautiful with her gorgeous big eyes!

    I know (from experience) sometimes how difficult it is to be thankful for what you have when you have sadness in your past... but you are doing a splendid job of it in your post today.

    And...... I wanna join in the jammie-crafting party! Can I? Can I? Can I??????

    Big hugs on their way to Oldham
    Christine x
    (the other snail....)

  22. Oh Elaine, Poppy is absolutely gorgeous!! Can't believe that she's 8 months already....where does the time go to? Anyway, hope you enjoy crafting in your jammies in April - looking forward to your beautiful cards, with your stunning colouring. Susie x

  23. Hi Elaine
    Poppy is such a little cutie, give her a BIG hug from me, I'll keep everything crossed that mother nature will do her work, and that she won't need that operation.
    Sorry to hear that you had such a sad week-end, hope you are feeling better now. As you say you have a lot to be grateful for, BUT we are all human, and from time to time we can all be miserable & have off days/week-ends so DONT feel bad about it.
    HUGE hugs
    Sandra (craftynan)

  24. How cute is Poppy !! lol, hope things go well and she does not need an you are really looking forward to your play days lol

  25. Oh Elaine Poppy is so precious, what beautiful eyes she has, you are one lucky grandma, and lets hope the op wont be necessary and that its closed by the time the next scan is due. With hugs Shirleyxxx

  26. Oh hon she is just so adorable hon. Oh I bet you don't have her a bit spoiled do you lol My prayers are with her and all the family dear and I am sure the next scan will show lots of improvement. Hope you are well dear. Hugs

  27. Hi hun, fingers crossed that Poppy won't need that surgery, although at that age, I'm sure they are a lot more resilient than us adults. But she is a cutie with those big blue eyes.
    And I read your comment on my blogaversary candy, and you better get yourself back there and enter YOUNG LADY, or you'll have me to deal with.
    Donna xx

  28. Oh I am so sorry to read about your sad weekend - Poppy is such a beautiful girl and I'm keeping all my fingers and toes crossed for her - and you!

  29. Aww look at the little angel face poppy has got she sure is gonna wrap everyone round her little finger she is ssoooooo cute x ooh i could reach into the pooter and squidge her x
    keeping my fingers crossed for her all goes well and hope she doesn't need the op!!
    sorry not been about desperately trying to play catch up at the moment elaine!
    and failing lol x
    will email soon
    big hugs
    Suzie Qx
    happy mothers day!

  30. What an adorable child who looks like she hasn't a care in the world. We'll all be thinking the best thoughts possible that the valve closes on it so she doesn't have to have surgery.
    As for you I say take a day every now & then (don't even schedule them) to stay in your jammies & do what you want !!! It's almost sinful but I sure like to do that once every couple of weeks. It does a body good.
    Hugs, Janie

  31. What a beautiful baby girl! She is just too cute! I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers. hugs, Moshie

  32. Hi Elaine,
    She's a real sunshine :) My son had a heart operation at age of 4months... now he's 5 1/2 years old and enjoys life, has fun at the kindergarden, he's such a gift. Now he's such a wonderful big brother to his 2 years younger bro. I can really understand the fears you all must have, and therefore keep you in my prayers. We were keeping the faith and experienced that GOD really hears prayers, and so we still do day by day :) Sending you hugs full of hope to you and your lovely family,
    Angie Baechi from Switzerland


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