Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Nagging headaches...

for about 2 weeks now on and off ... went to work yesterday with it and left at 2:45pm because I couldn't take it anymore and the painkillers didn't work either.

Off today (maybe back at work tomorrow) as still not feeling well. It's not really migraine as I don't have the other signs, but it's like a vice clamped around my head and fingers pressing into my eyesockets. DH suggests it could be actually sinusitis (without the "gunk" as my nose is more or less dry). Got an appointment on Friday and will see what they are saying.

Really have to get some crafty stuff done by Saturday ... my CJ entry and introduction and sign in pages and a Mother's Day Card for MIL. Why do the Brits insist on celebrating Mother's day on another day than everyone else??? Because of this I either send her the card 2 months late or my Mutsch and stepmom get theirs 2 months early!!! Might have a go at scrapping/card making/CJing later today. Right now I am in the mood for Xstitching again. :D

Monday, 25 February 2008

And just when you thought everything is going ok ...

then you get another stone thrown into the way!!!

We've been to our post treatment talk today and the usual "everything was fine with both fresh cycles and the thaw cycle, and of course there's the lower chance of a positive result with the latter anyway" blablablah ... and the usual "Shifting a little weight may help" (not surprise to hear THAT again... it's the only thing they seem to bring up, as there's nothing wrong with the development of my follies and my embies are fine as well... So back to that again, keeping on the diet (FED UP with detox right now, fancy "Gruene Sosse" and stuff like that) and hopefully feel up for a bit of swim or gym come Thursday!

Then we went for a scan, just to check how my endometriosis is doing (well ... more likely how the cyst is behaving). I had very bad cramps last weekend with the period, so was kinda warned, but to hear that the blimming thing is already 4x6cms again!!! Little shock there. So the Doc has involved the main consultant who'd repeated what he said already in November ("You have a very agressive disease [endometriosis] there"). And then the decision, what to do? Go for a big op with clearing out or "just" a laparoscopy with draining of the cyst? We decided on the latter, as the former could mean that something could go wrong and my right ovary could get damaged ... that being of course the one where you can get to easily!!!

Sooooo... I am on the list for an laparoscopy within the next 4-6 weeks (and they do everything to get it done BEFORE we're off to Germany on the 10th April), then probably 3 months on Zolly again ... which means the next cycle won't be until June/July/August (and DH doesn't want it in July as we have lots of games on and it would be a very stressful time).

JOYOUS!!!!! :(

Monday, 18 February 2008

Not very creative...

I am currently struggling to get creative stuff done ... on Saturday at the Crop I managed to cover my CJ, cut out the title, stick it down and then did another layout for my friends' wedding album. Today I was hoping to get a bit more creative - but decided to do lots of housework instead. :o WEIRD!!!

I hope that I'll be able to do my CJ entry and get more LOs done.

Well, at least I was able to clean the ensuite, put boxes up in the loft, hoover the stairs and wipe the floor in the entrance hall and the kitchen plus did 2 washes.

Just a tad exhausted... :D

.... but I got my new TOY!!! :D Finally got my Cuttlebug, used it for the CJ title (and the previously "virgin" cutting plates are now SCRATCHED!!! *Gasp*) - but haven't done anything else with it yet. Quite like the freebie, it's a postage stamp embossing folder with 4 different "stamp" dies. CUTE!

And I asked Rebekah to set aside one of the cute Asian stamps ... that's going to be my purchase for March. :)

Friday, 8 February 2008

Blast from the Past...

That's what's happening when you sign up for those "Friends Reunited" websites ... in my case it's "Wer kennt wen". And it's quite scary, but I've found already 34 people I know. Lots of them I haven't seen even prior to me moving to the UK in autumn 1998!! And it's just GREAT!!! I wish I could just meet up with them at some point. And there are soooo many that I am still "searching for". ;)

Another thing was that when I was searching for music for my playlist (right column) I came across ONE German Song quite by accident, from one of my favourite bands back in the 80s & 90s (Pur). Now I am sitting here and listen to the CDs I got from them (11!!) plus 2 more CDs from German Bands.

And of course that brings back TONS of memories... ;) Right now I am wondering what would have been if I hadn't moved to the UK. Would I be married? Would I have started yet another "circle of friends"? What kind of job would I do? One thing I am nearly certain about is that I wouldn't be a scrapper! :) Nor would I be involved in American Football (apart from maybe watching). SCARY, the 2 things that have huge impact on my life right now.

How about you? What do you think would have happened if you would have taken a different turn in life?

Thursday, 7 February 2008

Ongoing stories...

Well... guess what ... our dishwasher packed in AGAIN after 2 washes ... again error E4 (something to do with drainage). We finally got an engineer coming around today, same bloke as last time - who was trying for about 15 minutes to get the dishwasher out and then said he can't do anything as he can't get it out. I (still fairly nice) told him that the first engineer got it out and put it back. Reply along the lines "Might be, but I can't get it out, the back right leg is bent and the others are Y POINT???? They are not in our divis"threaded". Soooo... he is going to put in a report, and hopefully that will sort our problem and we'll get either a replacement or money back.

I mean - come on! Having a dishwasher which does only have been con work 2 days out of 7 kinda defies the purpose of that blimming thing, isn't it????

And on other news ... the vicious people still don't let go.

Such a nasty/vicious behaviour is just outright shock to me!!!


Apart from all those nasties of the day I got some housework done, finally got to take the 2 bags of clothing to the recycling place and filled in most of 5 forms for DH as I have "a nicer handwriting". Ever tried to fill in 5 forms (3 pages each with lots of text to write) on one day?? My hand is better now, no cramps or anything... but DH owes me a lot now! ;)

Monday, 4 February 2008

Super Bowl aftermath...

To be honest ... I am very surprised I've not fallen asleep yet...

Got up yesterday at 9:30am for Senior training (11:30am - 4.30pm), went back home to sort out things for the Super Bowl party (mainly orders from players for photos from last year's games) and then we went to Sportsters to set up the place (1/2 hour late).

Fortunately we had some of our "new vets" (i.e. rookies who played the first full season last season) helping out with setting up the place (thanks to Jamie, Jamie's pal, Kenny, Callum, James & Sid). With 3 "official" Super Bowl parties in the city yesterday and the fact that Sportsters didn't sell as much tickets as we thought they would (from previous years' experience) we had already the worst fears about our fund raising abilities - Super Bowl is our biggest fund raiser each year (and in the past the ONLY fund raiser).

But as the weather wasn't as bad as we expected and despite the Six Nations Game on (we actually had lots of Rugby fans through the door) we actually had a good attendance and made good money thanks to the guys above doing the rounds with raffle tickets and a "win a pint" thing and my friend Olivia, who took the job of doing a "yard sale" (i.e. fans can pick the yard marker where the ball is at the end of the 1st Quarter - last minute decision to do that sweepstake by the GM with suggestion from the league board I think) and then later helped me sorting/counting money.

I didn't see much of the game, although I was sitting in a booth with the TV in the glass table. Mostly because I was folding raffle tickets and the "names in the hat" for the "win a pint" thing. And the frequent dash to and from the door to deal with the money, and getting asked several questions from new players and also handling the handing out of our old jerseys so that the fans could identify members of the team.

It wasn't much of a problem, as I didn't really like either team, but with Lawrence Tynes
(Scottish Kicker for the New York Giants) and the fact that the Pats (New England Patriots) have been running up the scores all season I probably favoured the Giants to win. Even if every single game I've seen them playing live have been snoozefests and very low scoring!!

But hey - A SCOT HAS NOW A SUPERBOWL RING!!! ;)

The game was really undecided until end of the 4th Quarter, so unlike last year we had lots of people at the end of the game and therefore more rush to pack up things. :) Arrived home at 4am and I fell asleep around 4:30am - just to have my phone alarm going off at 10:30am.

We had our 3rd annual "Wolves Post-Superbowl Recovery Pizza Hut Binge" (as per coach Campbell) with 7 other players (well ... there were supposed to be 15 players plus us but the rest probably is still asleep or intoxicated!! ;) ).

Quick dash to Lidl to get stuff for DH's lunches, nearly fell asleep on the bus, got home, made dinner (which we haven't touched as we're still full from the pizza), lunches and breakfast for DH and am effectively sitting in bed since 6pm, watching TV and catching up with online stuff (as I didn't had much time yesterday).

But I think this is pretty much it now ... getting past tired and I know that's no good ... better get to sleep soon-ish, otherwise I will be falling asleep at work tomorrow. :o

Oh ... a little tidbit for you... :) If you like it, the DVD is for sale at the Edinburgh Wolves Shop! :)