Saturday, December 08, 2007

Where have I been?

Missing in action! Where do I start? I started this blog to promote Lime Tart, then we started up the Zest Blog because it looks so much prettier and is easier to use. But I kept this one for my personal projects and stuff. I still like uploading projects because it is fun to get comments, lol.

But lately I have just been a bit overwhelmed and of course the blog gets pushed down the list of priorities. I'm not sure I'll continue with this blog, but I'm a Gemini and I will probably change my mind tomorrow, or this afternoon, lol.

So why have I been overwhelmed? Mary, my darling little 7 year old has been diagnosed with Coeliac Disease and we had to go on a waiting list for a bowel biopsy to confirm the blood tests. During the waiting time, it was pretty awful knowing that the sandwiches I was making her for lunch were basically poisoning her. But we had to keep feeding her gluten so as not to have a false negative appear in the biopsy. We finally had the biopsy on Tuesday, which was stressful in itself. If anyone has watched their child go under general anaesthetic, they will know what I mean! The hospital staff were fantastic though, every single one of them. From the wardsmen who rolled her around on the beds (which she loved), to the Professor who did her operation. All wonderful!

But then the even harder bit begins, with us going shopping for gluten free food on Wednesday. Do you know how much of our food has gluten in it?! Milo! Lollies! Soy Sauce, Worcestershire sauce! Icecream! Besides cereals and breads. Icecream for goodness sake! *sigh* I know it's not the end of the world, and we will get there in the long run, and she will be healthy, and us too, but I think I had a little mini breakdown on Thursday, lol. So don't get me started on my opinions on all of these additives in our foods!

Now throw into all of that - my dad's mum passing away during surgery, a birthday party for Miss Six, other birthday parties, lots and lots and lots of work, Christmas celebrations - argghhhhhhh! I'm going a bit nutty.

So all in all, I'm a little tired and rundown and looking forward to a week off after Christmas. At least Mary will become healthy again without medication or further medical intervention. I am so grateful for that! But it does break your heart when your child bursts into tears knowing that they can't have a cheese and bacon roll from Baker's Delight ever again :( I think she is tired like me too. But she did get a delicious banana and honey muffin (gluten free) from Muffin Break.

On that note, I'm off to prepare Miss Six for yet another birthday party this morning, and then we are hosting lunch at our place for her grandma's and yet another birthday cake!

Hope everyone is having a fun December! I love shopping in December!

Oh and because this is a craft blog, guess who got a cover?! Me, me, me!!!
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