Saturday, 27 November 2010

No better time to count my blessings!…

It’s been twelve days since I last blogged & what a roller coaster it has been!!

On the negative side, we were without internet connection for five whole days!! (Eeek!)'…my car died unexpectedly & needed a new alternator (£500…double Eeek!)…& on what was forecast to be the coldest night of the year, the fan on our gas central heating broke, leaving us with no heating or hot water…luckily It was fixed within 24hours (£350…triple Eeek!!!) So it looks like beans on toast for Christmas dinner this year!!



On the positive…I lost 5lbs in my first two weeks on the new Weight Watchers Pro-Points programme…I got to see the new Harry Potter movie at it’s first showing in Bedford at 9.30am on Friday 19th…& being housebound & with no internet access proved to be the catalyst for my getting loads of DIY jobs done…I have wallpapered & painted two rooms this week!!!



I do have quite a backlog of creativity to share, but I’ll save most of that till next time.

Nov27 2010 012What I would like to share is the ‘special’ challenge currently running over at ‘These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things’ which involves making Thank You cards to send to two very worthwhile causes. I made these two cards & am sending one to each. Full details can be found HERE, & there’s still a little time left if you want to take part, both stories are very moving & really made me stop & count my blessings in spite of all our recent challenges!

That’s it from me for now, I hope all of my UK visitors are keeping warm & not snowed in…I can’t believe it’s going to get worse before it gets better!!! For my US visitors, I hope you’re all enjoying your Thanksgiving weekend!! I’ll be catching up with my blog visits soon & all things being equal, it certainly won’t be twelve days before my next post….

To everyone…Thanks for stopping by & do come back soon! :)


scrappyjacky said...

Glad to see you back,Sandi....after what sounds like a very expensive few days!!!!
Amazing how we get to depend on the internet....and how much we get done when we haven't got it.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

SANDI, SANDI, SANDI!!!! Thanks soooooooooooooooooo much my DEAREST for joining FAVE THING on our special quest for these cards!!! I sooooooooooooooooooo appreciate it! They are GORGEOUS too!!!!! Sorry about your recent $$$$$ issues with repairs and replacements, but I thank you for helping!!! You are the BESTEST!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

ScrappingMomOf3 said...

Oh my goodness! I hope those pesky necessities leave you alone now. Great job with the cards!

Jocelyn said...

I have missed you!!!! Wow...they say things happen in three's!!!! YUCK!!!!

Love your card!!!! It is adorable!!!

Wishing you a great week!!!

Sian said...

Ooh, sorry to hear about the car :( It's funny how no internet feels like torture but actually turns out to be a blessing in disguise, isn't it? Good to have you back!

Denise said...

Poor you,doesn't it always all come at once? No heating is not good in this weather.Well done you for losing 5lbs - that's great stuff.Nice to see you back here anyway x

Jenneke said...

Beautiful cards!!
Thanks so much for joining us at Fave Things!