Friday, 26 February 2010

Birthday Memories…

Bcake1It was Nathans eleventh birthday yesterday… it seems a much shorter time since  I waddled down to theatre for my planned Caesarean Section. I was booked in as the first delivery of the day & had spent the night on the maternity ward at the QE2 hospital in Welwyn Garden City…BUT…unable to sleep I accepted the offer of a cup of tea & a digestive biscuit from a fellow Mum-in-waiting, at about 2am…SO…I wasn’t allowed to go down to theatre until the afternoon!!!
Funny how a birthday can bring these memories to the fore…as I lay in the recovery room, high on morphine, we discussed names. I had been reading a book with a character called Nathan & Lee, being a Trekkie, suggested Captain James T Kirk’s middle name…Tiberius!! In my befuddled state I agreed to the toss of a coin…luckily I won!!

Our plans for a trip to the cinema last evening were scuppered though…I received a phone call from school at noon, asking me to collect Alex. He was running a temperature & when I checked his blood sugar, it was 30.6! So, even though I suggested Lee took Nathan while I stayed with Alex, Nathan said no, he wanted us all to be together…aaaah!! So instead, Lee brought in a KFC & after eating, we settled down to watch a movie on TV…accompanied by birthday cake!!


PL1Alex has spent today tucked up on the sofa watching TV…I sat with him for a while (should have been cleaning bathrooms!!) & perused the fabulous new ‘Pencil Lines’ sketch book by Anna Bowkiss. There are some fab sketches & some amazing LO’s too…just what’s needed to give anyone’s scrappy mojo a kick start!!

Lee is planning a day at the university library tomorrow, to work on a current assignment, so I may get some scrap time in..if I’m lucky!!!

On the subject of scrappiness…I am so looking forward to Shimelles new class ‘Something From {Almost} Nothing’ which starts on March 10th…

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I have sooo much stash…albeit wonderfully organised…but I need to be USING it & I am hoping that this new class will be the perfect catalyst! If you’ve not yet checked it out, get over there now…it’s only £10.00 ($15 US) & Shimelles classes are always such fabulous value for money! If you have already signed up, leave a comment & I’ll look out for you there!

Hope you all have a great weekend…there’s more heavy rain forecast, so hope everyone manages to keep their feet dry!  Thanks for dropping by!

10 comments:

karen said...

I wondered if you were going to do Shimelles new class.

humel said...

I'll be seeing you in class ;-) It is funny how those memories come back! Thank goodness you won the coin toss.... Glad he had a good day x

Tammy said...

Yes, birthdays do bring back lots of memories don't they? I will have to check out that class as well. I am also featuring your blog on Dixie Pieces today!

Sian said...

I'm signed up for class too :) You certainly can't beat Shimelle's classes for value. I've been thinking about getting the pencillines book, it looks like a good one.

I'm glad the birthday was a happy one..any birthday with KFC is a good one in our house!!

the Holmes Crew said...

Happy Birthday to your son! Fabulous picture!

HappyMomOf2 said...

I had fun hopping around your blog, Sandi! Happy birthday to your little one!

Shannon said...

*{happy birthday sweet nathan!}* love your blog sandi!

Leah said...

Happy birthday to your son! And how cool that pencil lines has done a book! I hadn't seen that until now!

scrappermimi said...

Hope he had a great B-day! I am on a DT with Anna and really want that book! Thanks for the review!

dottydotty said...

Happy birthday to Nathan Joe revceived his national insurance number through the post today talk about feeling old!!!!! still umming and ahing about shimelles class I'm really not scrapping at the mo but I do like her clases:)