Monday, 30 June 2008

Woo hoo for the nhs.

Following on from my update, my appointment for my hysteroscopy has arrived. When I went to see the doctor she thought it would be about the middle of August, but it has come through for this Thursday! I'm glad it has come through so quickly so it can be got out the way and we can move on, and I'm really intrigued to see what is going on, it's just a bit of a shock that's all!

Yesterday was My husband's birthday and our god daughters birthday, it was a lovely day, and one with a few children and babies, which always invites the when are you having some question. I never know quite how to answer this question, part of me wants to be honest, but it never seems quite the right time, so I normally end up with well we'll just have to wait and see. I like Dh's answer yesterday though that he was to lazy to get the job done. I don't think his sister quite knew how to reply to that!

Thursday, 26 June 2008


Firstly a quick update on my painting, then i'll update about my hospital appointment yesterday.

Did a bit more this morning so this is where we are up to. Although on the photo the sea merges into the sky I think i need some sort of line, just not too bold. I'll work on that next, along with some texture for the sea, particularly where the waves are hitting the shore.

Anyway now for yesterday. It went really well actually and I feel quite positive about the whole thing. It was helped a lot by the fact I had one of the lovely people I had seen before and not one of the incompetent ones. I wasn't actually told anything I didn't know, but I didn't expect to be, and I have been booked in for a hysteroscopy, which is exactly what I wanted. It means a bit more waiting but better to know what is going on first and deal with anything that can be dealt with before trying again. I'm really pleased that they are taking action about this and not just leaving me to get on with it by myself. I'm actually hoping I can watch what is going on too as I find it quite fascinating really.

One more thing about the hospital on a whole different tangent. For a long time I've felt like I need to be doing more with myself. My husband tells me that no matter how much I do I never feel like I'm doing enough, but it's like being hungry and there is nothing I can do to make it go away apart from eat, or in this case do things. Hmm I'm not sure if that makes sense to you but never mind. Anyway before I got pregnant I was looking into volunteering at the hospital, I did this once before as my A-level work placement, but with getting pregnant and varying other things it didn't happen. When I was at the hospital yesterday though I saw a poster looking for volunteers to help with the chaplaincy service. I really feel this might be something I could do that would make a difference to people, so hopefully at the end of next month I'll go to the meeting to find out more and decide if this could be something for me or not. I'll update when I know more.

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Looking to tomorrow

Tomorrow is my follow up hospital appointment, meaning it's been just over 3 months now since the erpc and miscarriage, and to be honest I feel like I'm in a fairly good place with it all. Been a bit in brain overdrive regarding the appointment, reading up on mullerian anomalies, how best to differentiate between bicornuate and septate, reading about uterus didelphys, HSGs, laparoscopies and hysteroscopies. However regarding the miscarriage I just feel really peaceful about the whole thing, yes sad and upset, but I know that God has given me so much peace and strength, and the support I've had from people has been lovely. I actually feel more peaceful now then I did with the ttc before we got pregnant if that makes sense. At the time I was finding pregnancy announcements increasingly difficult whereas now I just feel much more calm about it.

Anyway I think the thing that I'm partially feeling nervous about is the starting to ttc again. It took us nearly 11 months last time, which isn't very long in the grand scheme of things and compared to how long these things can take I know it isn't bad, I'm just hoping it will be quicker this time!

I shall update after my appointment anyway. I shall go armed with a notebook and pen, and hopefully I shall see some of the lovely people not some of the incompetent ones!

Oh and for those only here for the photography and art here is the picture I submitted for this months photo challenge. The theme was 'I hate' and I chose these wonderful creations


Thursday, 19 June 2008

Oils, ink and Harnesses

Had my first play with my oil paints today. This is only background colour, there is absolutely no detail added yet but at least I have started and will post another picture when I've actually finished

Secondly I did promise some tattoo designs so here are two I have done so far

They aren't right or finished yet, but I like that sort of swirly doodly type effect.

For those who haven't seen it here is the tattoo I already have. The quality isn't great as I just took it on my phone the day i had it done last year, however you get the idea.

And finally a taster from the Harness racing on saturday. I didn't get that many I was happy with but I'll probably post a few more later anyway. But for now here is one.

Thursday, 12 June 2008

Pictures of the week

I'm quite pleased with myself that I'm actually sticking with this 3 photos thing. In reality I actually take a lot more, it's just a case of taking some I'm vaguely happy with.

First picture this week is one of the children I look after jumping her pony. The camera was theirs not mine but I thought it was a nice picture. I've blurred her face out though, that isn't just terrible photo taking!

Fortunately i remembered to take my camera with me the other times at the farm. I'm really pleased with the picture of the cow, I think it captures some character. Shame the swift is a bit blurry, but they're a right pain to try and photograph!

Coming soon to my blog..
I've been doing tattoo doodles today so will have to post them when I've done a few more. Still not 100% sure what or where but I really want another.

Sunday, 8 June 2008

Purchases of the week

Yesterday I went to patchings which is an arty crafty fair which was fantastic. I've never been before but I get the impression it from going it is one of those places if you had a lot of money you could easily spend a huge amount. As it was I bought several bits, 5 big canvases, a lovely little print, some more silk paints, and some stuff for starting to have a go with oils, which is what I think I'm going to do next. I've only ever really done oils once before but it's worth a play anyway.

My most recent buy is this. I'm currently teaching myself to play bass guitar, having only played it very basically about 10 years ago. So I thought a useful thing to have might actually be a bass! Hopefully will arrive later this week.

And finally after all my hassle with the car, I now have a new one and hopefully it'll do me well.

Sunday, 1 June 2008

My 3 pics of the week and a few extra

Well we had a fantastic time in Cornwall, the weather was lovely all excpet one very wet and windy day, and we stuffed ourselves on lots of nice food. The campsite was lovely, and I just wish I had another week there.

Anyway here are a few of the pictures I took, I'll do a proper update at another time and maybe a few more pictures, but here is a taster.