Friday, November 21, 2014

well now

no improvement on shoulder issues though my boss has nicely asked what I want to do,Ive opted to stay at work as Compo will mean being bossed around about what I do etc and there ll be insurance spys watching me etc,this way as i described to her,I can control my day,a little here a little there,as long as I dont over do it,first cortisone shot via ultrasound is 8th of dec,though I saw Docs yesterday and he ws surprised i hadnt gotten right should scanned,he wasnt having a great day and I shoudl have insisted I suposed but he going to send me to Perth for second needle as it will be faster,also with school holidays coming up i can lay off work much more
The new offsider has not shown change since passing probation Im virtually working alone again,I miss the chatter already but oh well i can spend my breaks playing in VD and knitting the small gifts Im working on for the three staff I usually do,two face washers this year and a hand spun cowl,
I picked up a new tin of WinsorNewton water colours  in Perth last week
 I went to the Jackson Super store,a little empty but they still setting up and Ill go back there later just to see the efforts the two sstaffwere putting in. I also picked up some dry media from Matisse

I got five,mica sands and granite..not sure what to do with them,lol

The loganberries getting there too,i ate two yesterday but they were just past their prime,have to be good at getting the just ripe fruit particularity with the hot weather starting,I was naughty at Bunnings and bought two little cactus too,both about to flower,lol i jsut got rid of all my pot plants and they have suddenly multiplied again
I have two weeks of arty time as I finish this unit 4 days early,Id like to do last two topics though just a simple answer question and sound intelligent,I got 80% for online exam so pretty happy with.I think Ill scrape through in high 60s

One of latest pot plant thats flowered,collecting pigfaces..gorgeous isnt it!
And the two cactus I picked up on Wednesday,one has just flowered ,the last one is tiny but it too has a bud!!Im collecting a samll number of different ones as I had a quite large collection as a teenager,something my Dad and I had in common,a peanut cactus is next on my search

Now Im off to see if I can get a gelli plate ready to finish a christmas card swap for art group,got a half completed lino tile cut and will spend a bit of time on it too as long as my arms dont get too sore

Friday, November 07, 2014


Just a fast quick one while I can bear to type,I have bursitis of a fairly severe level in both shoulders,its been coming on for some time but the last straw was the extra work I had to do for the 40th Celebrations at the school.Its my own fault,I felt I had to "perform" due to the laziness and abuse i was getting from the other contracted gardener and no support,but I should have told myself it doesnt matter, well the damage is done.  I now have to start at just before 6am .A bit of short leave is coming up so that will be welcome especially when I suppose Ill be having cortisone injections. Doing light stuff for a few weeks with be hard though,as theres not to much to do and Im fussy too,love my edger and as long as I can start mower that should be ok, the blowing in the morning is the worst plus I found driving in and out of town( 120 round trip) was the pits.The job can be boring and repeatative but Ive doing it for nearly ten years,its a way of life now.This whole thing has really rocked my confidence and whether Im even worth it,with Hubby even wading in to say thats its how i am,,which I find so odd as hes usually the one to say go and fight for yourself.

Sitting here today with hot and cold packs alternating over shoulders is helping plus Brufen and panadol,I did manage these today,I like them both.The little wren was influenced by a photo I saw on the net,Ive done a bit more work to both since ,including the birdies second leg!!but I think Ill do another similar of the wren on actual heavy paper and put away for a future exhibit.

Right now I should go read some of the stuff I need to do before the exam in two weeks...