Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Pearl Element and Update on Chaotic Life!!

It has been so long since I posted everyone will have forgotten who I am!! So I thought I would post a quick update and a little goody for you.

At least I hope you'll think it's a goodie!! It's a pearl and ribbon element that I made when playing with some brushes a few weeks ago. The preview doesn't do it justice...or I could just be biased, lol!!

Have a look and see what you think. If you like it snag it and then if you want to catch up with my news read on.


You can Download the Pearl Element here

Well,  finally have my mum back in her own home again and everything organised on that front. It does mean lots of driving backwards and forwards now but the transition seems to have gone OK, so fingers crossed.

I have news on my insomnia...yep it's still there but now I know what to do when I can't sleep...go calm down the dog!! I have a new visitor, Charlie, one of my son's dogs and Charlie is taking it hard being an only dog in the house. he's with us for retraining...well training actually!! He is a real cutie but his energy levels are sky high, he is like a coiled spring...the slightest excuse and he is bouncing off the walls.

He is 2 years old and a Spring/Cocker Spaniel cross. He also has the habit of collecting fact anything. He doesn't chew many things, he just looks after them...or in the worse case scenario..he hides them. Today it was my husband's work keys. They are lurking somewhere in the house or garden so I just hope I find them soon or the fur will fly!! DH was not amused!!

I am just glad that Charlie doesn't wear shoes, he would have worn out half a dozen pairs by now if he did!!! He paces, runs, walks...always moving. Finally this evening I have him sitting quietly at my feet...not on them but just next to me. He has decided that I am one of the "alphas" in the pack and so he is paying a bit more attention to me...well, for now at least!! I have to admit despite his energy levels he is not a natural born alpha himself...more an omega!

The cat of course just hates him!!! With a large H!!! So we are slowly getting the message over to Charlie that if he likes living...stay away from the cat!! But he is a slow learner it seems. The cat doesn't help as he sits out of reach and then taunts Charlie...who of course reacts..jumping etc. Mind you Tigger is not daunted, he knows that dogs have very tender noses!!!

Lilly made an unplanned visit to stay with us at the weekend and she found Charlie great fun...they both ran circles around me for two days. She loved it and so did he but I was just a little less keen. He was so gently but he found Lilly's laughter and games totally irresistible. Lilly however, found it hard to understand why grandma kept spoiling the fun!!! She let on Sunday night and yesterday I felt slightly zombiefied (is that a word?) all day. I was on automatic pilot until bedtime...then...yes you got it...I woke up, lol!!

Tomorrow I am taking mum to the doctors, so yet an other early start to get there on time but then hopefully I will get a couple of days "me" time. I live in hope!!!

My computer and I have been strangers recently but I hope to be back at work next week and that things return to some sort of normality. OK, so it's never completely normal in this house but as close to it as I am likely to get!!

So hopefully my postings will be back to normal and I can enjoy blogging and chatting with you all...I really have missed it. Thank you all for the wonderful advice and tips on insomnia, I am going to start in ernest with some of them to see if I can sort this problem out or at least improve it. I really appreciate all the comments people have left..thank you for caring.

Well, that's all from me for tonight...I need to go and strangle the cat. (Only kidding..but it is meowing and winding up Charlie again!) Take care and be back soon.



TragedyScrapinAnne said...

aww wow busy busy!! Good to see you back women, I was going to put a search partie out for you

Big Hugs Kat
P.S love the new element too, thanks hun!!!

LindaJD said...

hi June, great to see you back with us fir a bit at least!!
You sure seem like you have a lot on your plate just now, I hope things calm down for you soon..
Thanks for the gorgeous elements!
Hugs - Linda

KFairbanks said...

Glad to hear from you June. You need to post a picture of the cutie!! I have a Brittany Spaniel, so know about the pacing and the high energy...although my girl is getting to be an "old lady" - almost 11, so she is slowing down a bit.

Leaonna said...

We have missed you so much Thanks for the gift!!!((hugs))

Keryn said...

Good morning June, it's so lovely to have you back on line. Pleased to hear that your mum is doing well.

Yes, why is it that I drag myself around all day - fall asleep at the table and when on the computer but come night time am wide awake - LoL.

I've just had my 7 1/2 niece here for a few days during the school holidays and have totally forgotten what it is like to have an active person in the house.

Thanks so much for this lovely pearl element.

(Hugs, Keryn)

(hehe - had to laugh at the captcha letters today - psyco - just like I feel)

Anonymous said...

Great Pearl and Ribbon. Gotta love all the excitement. It keeps us active and entertained. Happy to hear from you. :)

Cindyrelly said...

Hi June, I'm glad to hear things are calming down for you. That's good news that your Mum is back in her own home. I'm doing a heritage series to focus on One palette and theme for awhile and made some beautiful papers with your jsch_overlay_cu070608 freebie ;) I think I will include them in the next zips on Saturday! Oh, your new doggie sounds like a lot of fun... My Mom just got a new doggie, he was my Nana's 3 year old Cairn Terrier that no one else wanted. She needed a pet since her sweet Min Pin was killed last year... they are a perfect fit :) TTFN... Cindy

suruha said...

Bless your heart! I'm glad to hear things are settling down, too. I took care of my father for almost a year, sleeping on his sofa and running to and fro, constantly. I'd do it again, in a heart beat, too.

Why is it that we fall for taking on so much, like pets? But, when the day comes that we no longer have the pitter-patter of either children or puppies little feet, that will be the day I start heading down the long path home. LOL

I look so forward to your returning presence. Thank you for the pretty. I have an idea for it. Heh-heh!

Hugs to you,


PS - Gotta love those Google captchas! ouighipur? Is that like a cat scratch that hurts? Owie Purr? LOL)

Swapna said...

Finally!!!... June,

I was 'drop'ping in everyday.. glad to see u r back... sorry your insomnia did not get cured, but Charlie maybe able to make you drop n take a few zzzz..s.

Anonymous said...

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Glynis said...

Lovely to hear from you! An award (very apt) is waiting for you on my blog x
The dog listener book is very useful, we used it for our 4 :)

Have fun, try and relax

Kim's Scrappin' said...

Glad to see you back June!! You have been missed. I'm glad to hear that your Mum is doing good. Sorry to hear that you are still suffering from insomnia though. Love the pearls! Thanks for sharing them. Talk to you soon ;)

Maryse said...

It's good to hear from you :)
With the weather,I thought you were frozen somewhere!!!!

Esther said...

Glad to hear your mum is on the mend and do hope we hear more from you soon I have wondered how things were going. The new dog sounds a handful and I have a cat who does juts the same thing to my mum's rather daft dalmatian !

makeyesup said...

Ok, now tell us what is more chaotic in the house, a toddler dog or a toddler girl? They both seem to have endless energy. Know when I come back from a day with my GDs, I have no problem sleeping. That's my cure for sleeping problems, pure exhaustion just being with them.

Sharon aka Scrapcat4914 said...

Good morning June!!!!!!!!
So GOOD to see you BACK!!!!!!!!!!
You sure have been kept busy!!!!!! LOL
TY so very much for todays GORGEOUS element!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HUGE HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

So glad you're back. Missed your blog. Thanks for the goodie. Glad things are going better.~ Wendy

Polly said...

Love the element! The color of the ribbon matches perfectly with a layout I'm doing of a grandaughter. Thanks so much. Glad you are back. Hugs.

Coloraddiction said...

Tag - you're it! :)

Michele said...

So glad to hear your mom is in her own place and you are able to relax a little again. I have missed you! :-) lol So much has happened since you last came to visit me so I hope you can drop by soon! :-) HUGS!

Thanks for the pretty pearls!

Amberpony Creates said...

Thanks For Popping In and Letting us know whats up
Thanks for this Beautiful element

Anonymous said...

Good to hear that you got your Mom settled back in her own home! Hope all continues to go well for her (and you).

Thanks for the pretty pearl element.

tajicat said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing! Enjoy reading your blog! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this lovely pearl ribbon.

RoseAddict said...

Very pretty pearls! Thank you!

Kez Creates said...

thank you so much for all your beautiful freebies :)

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