Wednesday, November 29, 2006

What to put on a blog????

Still no news on the baby front!!!!

I was chatting to Lottie on the phone today and we where saying when your used to posting on your blog most days, especially during the summer, then it comes to winter and your arty crafty side steps in, but most of these creations will probably be for Christmas presents, so you can't tell anyone or post pics it becomes more nad more difficult to write something on here. As she said theres only so many pictures you can take of your chickens!!!!!!!!!!!! I loved hearing about her allotment though, so if you ever go and visit her from the link on the left take a look at her allotment link and you will see how hard this lady works, puts me to shame really.

I visited my friend up the road today, (I will call her Gill to protect her privacy) Gill stands about 4ft nothing and has always been like a whirl wind, never had children but always had horses, sheep, chickens and dogs, these are her children. Well about 5 or 6 years ago she was kicked in the head by a horse and from this time she has deteriorated. Being diagnosed with M.S.not long after!! But does it stop her, no way. Her left leg is very bad she has to use sticks or a walker to get about and she has a tramper (see it here http://www.tramper.co.uk/index.php) which is an all terrain buggy which she uses to take her dog for a walk and to get out and tend her sheep and see to the horses.
Gill's specialist wants her to go into hospital for bed rest and steroid treatment, she has said that the 2 weeks she spends in hospital will weaken further, her already poor muscle tone. The specialist said but you can't do anything much now, and would not believe her when she said she mucked out 2 stables, and 1 sheep shed, plus walked her dog everyday. What used to take her probably a couple of hours now takes closer to 6 hours as she has to rest so often. She falls over often and can't always get up and will often sit for 10 mins often in the freezing cold before attempting to get herself up.
Gills inner strength is amazing I'm not sure I have ever met someone so determined as she is.
Anyway I had a lovely chat and a coffee with her!!!

I've been knitting and for some unknown reason I can't upload an image!!! Anyway its a simple scarf that took 1 hour to knit and will be a birthday present for my God daughter this sunday!!!

Well off to finish other bits and pieces now, please still keep visiting me, I will try and find a craft I can post about!!!!!!

1 comment:

lottie the allotment lady said...

Don't worry Libby - we will keep visiting!

Saw your lovely scarf - on the potting shed forum - it was great.