Wednesday, 15 February 2012

WOYWW #141

I really must get out of the habit of only posting once a week, it's very naughty.
I've had a bit of a week and I'll get into that further on in the post but for now here is my neglected craft desk or as it is more commonly known, the dining table
We have the usual suspects on there today; my laptop and my phone, they are always on! We also have a lovely bouquet of roses and carnations with a rather random banana type leaf! Bought for me by my husband for Valentine's day, he also left me this which I found when I came into the kitchen
Such an old romantic!
Well, to catch up on my week; on Thursday we went to my son's school for the very important options evening when we could talk to the teachers individually. I normally teach on a Thursday evening from 6.30 so I put back the time to 7pm thinking that would be fine. Well of course it would have been fine if all of the teachers and parents kept to schedule, but that never happens. It was getting a bit stressy and I knew we wouldn't get to see all the teachers we wanted to see before I had to leave. Whilst we were waiting to see George's science teacher he had an absence which is like a mini fit. Luckily it didn't turn into a major fit and we were able to get him out of the school with the minimum amount of fuss. My husband asked me to cancel my class completely as he had to collect out other son from football training and didn't want George left alone.
Luckily I did as not long after we got home George had a full blown fit which is always very traumatic, especially for my youngest son as he gets very scared. He was amazing this time looking for the medication and phoning for his Dad. The main problem now is that my son is over 5ft 7 and when he comes out of a fit and decides he needs to go to the bathroom it is very difficult for me to stop him, even though he cannot walk properly and has no control over his limbs! After a while we got him to bed and he was soon sleeping peacefully, which is more than can be said for me. I seem to get more and more upset after his fits these days and break down in tears. I just can't get the awful images of him fitting out of my mind.
Anyway, enough of this gloom. George had Friday off school so he got an early start to half term and on Saturday he went into Brighton with his best friend and her Mum and he had a lovely day shopping. My youngest son went to his 'girlfriend's' house to deliver her Valentine's present and spent the afternoon there. Me? Well I spent the whole day cleaning as we had a French student coming that evening!
On Sunday my husband took the boys, including the French one, fishing. It was blooming freezing on the pier (apparently!) but Michael managed to catch this
Quite impressive for an 11 year old, especially when he was the only person on the pier to catch anything that day!
As for crafting this week? Not a lot! I've been struggling with making my first ATC for a swap group I've joined. After three abortive attempts I finally made one I'm happy with
This will be sent to a lady called Jenne and I can't wait to see what I get over the next year.
I've also been struggling with my photo assignments this week which involve taps, fireworks,bridges and darkness!
Well if you're all still awake why not pop over to Julia's blog and find some more exciting workspaces and hopefully happier weeks
Thanks for stopping by


  1. sorry to hear your son has siezures. I have minor ones that send me starring off into nothing but I didn't start them until a few years ago. I imagine it is horrible for a young person! Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing. Don't forget my blog candy is still up for grabs so drop by and leave a comment and make sure you are a follower. Vickie #64

  2. Oh blimey, Jaki - your poor lad (and you!) What a thing to have to cope with when it's bad enough being a teenager anyway. Am glad he recovered enough to go fishing - a proper boys' day out. Glad they all enjoyed and well done Michael :)
    I will contact my friend and sort you out a chicken! The smaller brown ones in the back row were about £4 (I'll have to check though) and the bigger ones in the foreground were £8. They are about 8" tall roughly. We'll sort summat out :)
    In the meantime, big hugs to you my friend.
    LLJ #72 xx

  3. I think you need some YOU time by the sound of it. Sounds as if you have rather a lot going on at the moment.
    So sorry to hear about your son, as you say at 5'7" it must be hard, and hard for him too. I don't know much about this kind of thing, do you not get any warning? Not that there is much you can do I guess. Just take one day at a time and enjoy your lovely romantic husband.
    You still have time to sign up for my blog candy - it ends tonight - Hugs, Neet 29 xx

  4. Love your first ATC. It's so plain and simple... beautiful. I think the receiver is happy with it. Thanks for sharing and a happy WOYWW. Bye, Franka

  5. Oh Jaki, that's so tough for you to cope with as a family. Although I realise it is not the same, my son has Aspergers and when the 'red mist' comes down, he is almost impossible to reason with. My daughter gets very distressed, so I can totally empathise with the impact that one child's condition has on the other and in turn how it makes you feel. Sending you hugs xx
    Fiona #103

  6. Jaki so sorry to hear about your son , its a difficult one as they dont tend to get a great amount of warning if any before they happen, and it's so distressing to watch, I'm so glad you stayed home that eve, take care, Hugs May x x x x

  7. Well done on the fish and the flowers! Sorry to hear about your boy, the not knowing when or where it will happen would drive me over the edge. I'm grateful I've never seen anyone fit and I hope they reduce in frequency. Yes you did spot some OA on my desk - that is my 12x12 pocket for 12x12 stickers and letter stickers etc.

  8. So sorry to hear about your son, I feel for you, take care hugs trace x 51

  9. so sweet and caring hubby, great tag, Great workspace, Happy WOYWW 141, thank you for sharing,# 52

  10. That's an impressive catch. Love the flowers and the Valentine message - very romantic (Hazel, WOYW #138) x

  11. So sorry to hear yor so has siezures but glad you could go fishing and what a super catch. Your flowers are fab and luv the message on the board hope you have a better week
    Anne-marie x no 121

  12. Hi Jak,
    Sorry to hear about George and hope he has been better this week. Michael's fish is very impressive, what is it? and what are these photo assignments then? Thanks for your comment. x

  13. Siezures have to be stressful for everyone involved ((hugs)), that fish kinda freaked me out, lol Thanks for letting me take a peek at your desk, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  14. Sorry to hear about George...But on a positive note, how sweet was your "note" from the hubs? He's a keeper for sure!

  15. You have a great husband. I lived with a 1 year old girl who had grand mal and had one 3 days after i moved into their house. Was so scary to see and experience so i feel for you. Hope that's it for you for a while. Loved the tag i'm am loving all the pins out there, finding it hard to find some.

  16. Sorry to hear about your son, so scary!
    Wow, what a catch. Bet he was pretty proud to be catcher of the day!
    Such lovely flowers too! I miss hubby not getting me flowers. The days of wine and roses are not long!

  17. Very scarrry, but what a nice fish for super..although the eyes give me the heebiegeebies.. Thank you for my snoop! Have a lovely crafty week HaPpY wOyWw!!
    ((Lyn)) #15

  18. Sounds stressful, I remember seeing my friend when she had a fit, so scary at first, but we became used to it over time. Not easy though. Your pics are fab btw. Take care, thanks for sharing & enjoy this WOYWW. Zo xx 86

  19. Sorry to hear about your son's condition and how it effects the other child. As a mother that is so stressful to sit on wait and not be able to fix it up. I love your ATC. I prefer clean and more simplistic ATCs over this big pile of artsy fartsy stuff. And what a sweet romantic message to find!

  20. How difficult to try to help one child, while the other is worried and scared. My heart breaks for you and all that stress!
    Your ATC tag is sweet and I'm sure will be loved.

  21. Love your ATC! So sorry to read about your son's troubles. One of the most difficult things in my life was when my daughter was ill. I just felt so helpless. Lovely Valentine's you had there :D.

    Thanks for dropping by. I love my Ott light, especially as I get older and my eyes aren't as sharp as they used to be lol. #27