Today is another day

As usual I slept badly last night,as I do most nights. I think I crawled into bed about 2am. Then I wake every hour or so when I get stiff and sore from sleeping in one position so I turn over and possibly go to the loo.
I woke last this morning determined to do something positive. So I decided to clean out the fridge (tomorrow is shopping day) and I made soup.

In the fridge I found carrots,broccoli,cauliflower,beans,pumpkin,tomatoes. From the cupboard I found onions,split peas,lentils and stock powder
Most veggies I chopped up using Bertie (my Bellini do everything machine) I would chop a few things,pop them into the pot and sit down for 10 mins or so.
I used a large pot on the stove top as I wanted to make at least two meals for my family of five (almost) adults.
It is now bubbly away nicely. Me,I’m still shaking from the effort of it but I’m pleased I managed to make 2 full meals out of almost nothing.
If anyone can suggest any cheap, easy to make meals,I’m all ears.

In order to pay off this accident bill,things are going to have to change rather dramatically around here.
Hubby is going to apply for a new credit card so we can pay off this bill. Ugh,I hate the thought of that but it’s the only thing we can do at the moment as I simply can’t pull money from thin air.

Wish me luck!


The day started off well. I woke early and went to the local village to go to the bank. I popped into a bargain shop to get some felt and buttons.

The walking bothered my back and hip. By the time I got home I was in a lot of pain. A cup of tea and some painkillers were in order.

A letter arrived from an insurance company. I backed into a car a few weeks ago while dropping one of Miss Lizzie’s friends home. The car was actually packed fully on the road and the road was very bowed from side to side. I did not see the car at all when I backed into it,until I heard a noise. There was a small ding about 5-6 inches round.
I did the right thing and went and found the owner of the car. Her first reaction “I hope you wrote it off,I hate that car”. Not quite the reaction I expected.
So the total cost of the repairs is $890. Our excess is $650. If we go through our insurance we will lose our ‘no claim bonus’ and our insurance will go up.
So we need to find the full amount. I have no idea where we will find this money ASAP.
It worries me no end. Due to the rent going up and other bills,Miss Annie’s Japanese trip has been cancelled. No to mention all the money we will lose when the budget goes through.
I feel so sad today. I have been reading blogs and seeing posts on FB. People have great lives. They get to go out with their children and families. Great outings. I feel so cut off from everything. To me it’s a good day if I leave the house and get to talk to someone. But I am paying for it with massive pain and loss of movement.
I worry that my girls are suffering because of my illness. Do they find their lives lacking? Do they feel different to their friends? I hate that I am ill all the time and in pain all the time.
That’s my whinge for the day.

Trish’s Granny.

My dear friend Trish,is battling cancer for the second time.
So I wanted to make her something to use during her time in Orange,where it gets a bit chilly,during her radiation treatment.
As I am still on my crochet binge,I thought I would have a bash at making a crochet shawl
Ravelled here






I have so many things I want to blog about

More autumn pics,another granny cushion,a seat cover,Mother’s Day and more.

But I am exhausted. Today I had a drs appt at 10.30am. I didn’t get there. I did manage to ring them and cancel my appt about 9am. I felt drugged. I had dreadful trouble sleeping Saturday night and spent Mother’s Day in a haze of tiredness.
I wanted to wake up,really I did. I even dreamt about waking up,but I felt like I was glued to the bed,my eyelids glued shut. I simply couldn’t get out of bed.

I finally crawled out of bed at 1pm,yes pm. Isn’t that disgraceful ? My main claim to fame today was that I had a shower.woohoooo. Sad isn’t it?

I feel like my limbs are filled with cement and my mind is a fog

Gawd I hate fibro. I want my life back.

Granny cushion

I previously showed you all my many little squares. I sewed them together to make into a cushion.

I was inspired by this gorgeous cushion on this blog

I crocheted a simple granny square using the colours I used in the front of the cushion. So now I have 2 cushions to change at my whim!

I enjoyed making this immensely.
I have more squares to make into another cushion,plus a blanket in the making. I have requests from my girls for a penguin cushion and a frilly cushion.
I am back in the swing of crocheting again,so much so that I can crochet without looking!