Jul 26, 2012

Bon Voyage les Sprite famille!

So tomorrow morning, bright and early.. I'm taking still DARK...before even the birdies, we are off on our first trip in Anna. The car is packed to the hilt with stuff we have to then transfer to Anna when we get to the block (where Anna lives). Then it's just a matter of hitching her n and away we go.
I have only just realised that we won't get to watch the Olympic Games opening Ceremony as we don't have a tv in Anna. I am sure we will be able to *ahem* acquire it from somewhere.
So I will be using free wifi on our holiday but I may not have too much time to stop in here. I will if I can. We should be back next Friday.

Meanwhile.. I have been working on a new art project. It's an Art journal and so far I am pretty pleased with the results. I wont be showing some of the pages to you because they are pretty personal, but I can show you one I did the other day that I love! I used texture paste on it and I just love the way it turned out.
The photo really doesn't do it justice.. it is really shimmery and sparkly. here is a close up of the tail..
Like I said I used texture paste and a pallet knife to get the nice scale effect. The background is a watercolour wash, then dabbed with scrunched up paper. And yes, you DO spot my Mermaid poem there as well. I have decided to use my own poems and short stories in my journal. It just makes it more personal...even if it is in the background mostly covered by paint. It's all mine and meaningful. Not some random crap I found somewhere in the internet. :)

Hope you all have a great weekend and week ahead. And I am sure I will bombard you with photos when I get back!

Jul 19, 2012

Good news...sort of.

So we had the appointment with Hubby's surgeon yesterday. He is a really hard man to read. I am one of those people who can read someone like an open book, but this man is definitely a closed book.. lol. Hubby will be getting the Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (AICD) in but not for at least a couple of months.

Which means we can now make plans for our little trip up north in Anna Cabana! YAY! First we are going to a town about 7 hours north for three nights while Hubby trains to be a table judge for the World Karate Championships in Sydney in November. He trains for two nights. The second night being a practical at a competition.
Then we are going to head a further 4 hours north to my home town to visit my little sister, and big brother. I am very excited as I haven't seen my little sister for ages, and my brother for longer. My Husband will also meet for the first time my sister-in-law and their kids (Who didn't bother coming to our wedding). I really have to watch my Hubby then, he is just as likely to come out and say..."So, you didn't make it to our wedding... What's with that?"... lol. Interesting times abound.

I rang my sister to see if we can park Anna in her yard and...needless to say she was excited..

I'm excited.

Oh...also, my Dad now has all his staples out and after a little bit of a setback, is recovering very nicely,

Jul 5, 2012


Hello my bloggie friends.
Just giving you an update on the Sprite family.

My Dad's operation was successful, and he is now home today re cooperating under the watchful eye of my Mum. He is still pretty sore, and he has a massive scar full of staples from his navel to just under his chest, but all in all it went well. He also had has Gall Bladder out as it was full of stones and his doctor said if not now then another time, so Dad agreed to get it all done at the same time. He said he never wants to go through that again, and fingers crossed that he never has to. Big sigh of relief for all of us. I know that he had a lot of people worrying and praying for him, even all the way from Canada :) (A friend had a prayer circle going for him... isn't that nice?). Anyway..the staples, I have never seen them before, they look brutal, and also wicked, so I'm going to take a pic of them...and yes I may even blog it.. hehehee. Don't worry I will give fair warning for the faint hearted.
Meanwhile, we still have no idea when Hubby's op will be. Now they actually want us to come in before pre-admissions to discuss the operation. I guess they freaked out over the number of questions we sent them in an email... well it's understandable, considering the only time we DID see the surgeon last year, he spent most of the time trying to persuade us that Hubby should NOT have the op at that time. Needless to say we didn't ask a lot of questions back then. So they wanted us to just rock up at pre-admission...with no info at all? I don't think so! All we know at this stage is that we will be seeing the surgeon some time soon. And the op is only a Day surgery. Which I thought was odd... only day surgery.. not even an over night thing...?

So we are carrying on with life as normal.. I mean what is the point of cancelling things when you have no idea? Hubby and son have a karate grading coming up and we are also planing our first trip in Anna Cabana to a town about 7 hours north of us for two nights. Hubby has to go there for a training session to be a volunteer judge at the World Karate Championships in November in Sydney. Which we are still planning on going to.
If we have to cancel we have to cancel. Simple..life has to go on.

So that's it. Not exciting news, but then it's better than the alternative. My Dads operation was a very risky one. Just the thought of something going wrong.... I don't even want to go there. 
My sons music teacher had to cancel his lesson the other day. We arrived and she had just got off the phone.. her Dad had recently had a stroke and now he was dying. It was only a matter of hours. Poor thing, she was a mess, and it hit a bit close to home for me. I felt so bad for her. And I know it sounds horrible but I also felt so lucky that my Dad was still around and I didn't have to go through the hurt she was going through. 
I know I will eventually, he is not a young man...but at least I have him for a few more years.

love Sprite xx