Saturday, 28 March 2015

Life has been a bit of a roller coaster

*mouse taps the screen ... hellooooooo any body there ??? I have cookies and a cuppa or two ....
Gosh I have realised it is ages and ages since I was last on here tapping away telling you all my news.... well there certainly has been some since last time .... some good and some not so good but hey that is life .....
the good bits are we have finally moved into the new mouse house and the old one is up for sale ... we still have a bit to clear out which will be done over this next week .... bit later than anticipated but at least we have got here .... My craft room is still chocker block with stuff although last night I did spend an hour in there putting drawer liners into the chest of drawers and emptying a few boxes sooo I can see a wee bit of the work top now ...lol ... it is my task over the up and coming long weekend to get it done .... I am fed up of not being able to sit comfy and stitch in my wee chair .....
Master Bentley has been loving the new house as we have some land at the back and he now loves to bob out for a sniff and to see if his "girl friends " have come out to play .... they have two black labs next door which adore him ... but of course ...lol 
I have been stitching and finished the RR I was doing and sent it off and I have managed to get an exchange piece stitched but not finished off yet that hopefully is tomorrows challenge ... I need to find what I need to finish it off ....
Work has been interesting to say the least as we are merging into our new parent company sooo lots of changes going on least of all I have been moved from my large comfy office to a small shoe box so that my old office could be used as a training room ....makes sense but I didn't go quietly hahahahha ..... I have also been bibbing to my old office site to get work there done for them too as they have had no one to do the wages and such like sooo my Tuesdays have been a bit like ground hog day ... doing three different branches in one day ....
DH has changed jobs again and a whole new routine has had to be learnt again .....just when I was finally getting when he would be in ..lol 
Then just two weeks ago my dad was admitted to hospital with a suspected stroke but it turned out worse ... he has a 5 cm large tumor on the left side of his brain that has affected his memory and his speech ....soooo I hot footed it as fast as the mouse mobile could get me to his house and stayed for a few days till we knew the total outcome of the tests he had done .... he will be going to Preston Hospital next Tuesday to discuss his options .... his partner Jennifer will be going with him and she will relay all information to me as soon as possible ... Its a bit hard for me to escape due to the work load that is going on and I know he is in good hands with her :)
So there you have the ride in a nut shell .... another cuppa any one? or I do have some excellent elderberry cider .....
Well I suppose I ought to show you some photos .... so you can see I have been stitching at least something ...lol 
new front room

look no craft room left

spring has sprung


new hallway

RR my section was the middle bit :)

hellooooo


new bedroom just as moved in soo furniture not up ..lol

DD1 room


DD2 room almost there 

purdy my firbaby at dad's 

sky before the eclipse


Seagullllllllll

some fabric I just had to have ... think table runner quilted :)

took crochet to keep me sane ..lol 

the budgie thinks it s a guinea pig ... he lives with them :)

my gorgeous exchange piece off Mary 

and the back

the guinea pig was making sure there were no air locks in the water ...
soooo there you go folks ... I am hoping that normal blogging service will be resumed very shortly ... we have only just got internet back soooo I haven't been able to do the rounds yet .... DH is on nights these next few sooo I hopefully will have chance to pop by and say hello :)
hopefully you have managed to make it this far ...lol so I shall say good night and wish you all a wonderful stitchy week ... take care one and all :) love mouse xxxxxx


34 comments:

marly said...

Prayers that your dad will have good options to make him better. Lovely house!

Daffycat said...

Prayers for your dad...and you. What a hard thing to go through.
I love the stitching you received, especially that plaid back pocket - yum!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Mouse, I was so sorry to hear about your Dad. Hugs and prayers for all of you! Your new mousehouse looks gorgeous! I'll bet you are aching to just stay home and put your new craft room in order. I hope your old house sells soon!

Beautiful stitching and exchange pieces!

Jacquie Morris said...

Sorry to hear about your dad, like you say he is in good hands....
Erm..... Herbal tea for me please, can I be cheeky and ask for a biscuit too?!
Oooh lovely photos of your new mouse house, it takes time to settle into a new house, looking good already :)
Awe, do you know your Bently is adorable! Popping up here and there, oh I bet he loves the house move due to the added 'crumpet' next door!!?? Ha ha
Pretty bedrooms....ha ha I should show them to Han and say....look, a clean tidy bedroom, this is what they should look like! Ha ha. All I get back is she is individual! Ha ha
Looking forward to seeing some of your stitching projects...after your house and craft room is sorted that is!!
Oooh my....yes, I have to tell you, I did make you the sweetest birthday gift.... But I am still stuck in my bed unable to move much, no one is unable to go to the post office. I have a pile to post, jon and Han cannot get there and my dad is not so well either so your gift has joined the postage pile I am afraid :(. It will get posted when....... I am up and about, that's all I can say.
Lovely to hear from you :)
Smiles :)

Linda said...

Lovely photos Mouse. Hope your dad is doing okay.

Linda

Gillie said...

Can't wait to see the house on the next trip. Sending love and hugs x

gracie said...

So that is why you have not been around. Sorry about dad. Keeping you all in my thoughts. Love what I see of the new place.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I did wonder where you were but guessed moving was the issue!
Hope your Dad gets better soon.
I am sure you will soon settle into the new house, don't forget to send me the address!
I love Mary's piece for th exchange, that saying is absolutely perfect for me too.

Vickie said...

Oh Mouse, I am praying for your Dad.
Thank you for sharing so many pictures of your new home. It looks so fresh and lovely. I would love to see the outside.

Maggie said...

Sorry to read about your dad, I hope the outcome is a good one. x

Your new home is coming along nicely, fancy popping over here and sorting my decorating out, lol

Maggee said...

I am very sorry to hear that about your Dad. Will lift up prayers for him, to have the best outcome. Moving is a trying time--you seem to be handling it well. Everything looks quite nice. And you have managed to even get some stitching done--bravo! Your part of the RR is the biggest too! As if you were not under enough stress, but your job is changing and they moved your office! Pfffft! Enjoy Spring as the flowers come out to cheer everyone! Hugs!

MartyG said...

Mouse, I am sending good thoughts your way for your dad. Congrats on moving in to your new home. Really lovely.

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

Very best wishes for your dad, I hope all goes well for him. So glad to see you back, I miss your mousie tales. Hope you soon sort out your new home and have many happy years there. Irene xxx

Julie said...

Wishing you a life full of happy times in your new home.
Good thoughts for dad, I hope all goes well for him.

butterfly said...

You do have alot going on in your life right now .

First prayers for your Dad .

Your new home looks lovely and wish you many happy years to come there.

Great post love the stitching , pets and flowers .

Happy Easter sweet mouse.

Rita said...

Enjoy your new house!!

Prayers for your dad.

Stitching Noni said...

Oh my goodness... so much is happening!
I do hope everything works out for your Dad - very scary time.
Enjoy your new house! Good to hear the family is settling in and how great for Bentley to have found some new friends already!
Take care....
hugs xx

Sally said...

I hope all goes well for your Dad. Thinking of you both.

Wishing you lots of happy times in your new home. Please can I have your new addy while I think about it! Otherwise Christmas card will go to wrong house lol!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Wow, Mouse, lots indeed going on. I'm sending positive thoughts for your dad. Loved seeing pics of the new mouse house. Loved the stitching too. Hang in there! {{hugs}}

Andrea said...

Sorry to hear about your Dad. It must be very stressful for you at the moment. Thinking of you all.

Your new house looks wonderful. Great stitching too.

lynda said...

Sending more prayers and good thoughts for your dad (and you too!) Your new house looks lovely!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Hope yur dad gets good news. Love your new mouse house! Stitching is lovely - love that blanket - LOVE it! Maybe it's a buinea pig? Ha!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

So sorry to hear about your dad. Hope he's doing OK. Such a lot going on with you--glad you found some time to get us all up to date. Your new house looks cheerful and cozy and Master Bentley is such a handsome devil!

Jeanne said...

Well I'm glad you've gotten moved into the new mouse-house but sorry to hear about the troubles with the jobs and your father. Sometimes it seems the older you get the more problems rain down on you but this is coming from someone who just had a crazy year. Hope all starts going well for you soon! It will be fun to get your new craft room all organized the way you like it.

Annette-California said...

Your cup of tea Mouse is overflowing! You have so much going on. Prayers for you dad!
Your home is so lovely - wow you have gotten so much done.
Very pretty stitching and love your crochet blanket! love Annette

Margaret said...

Lots and lots of prayers and good thoughts for your dad -- it's good her has a partner to help him through. Love your new house, it looks so bright and airy! Hope work slows down soon, and your DH's new job goes well too!

Carol said...

Oh, Mouse, what a worry about your dad... Thoughts and prayers are with him (and you) at this time.

Your new decorating looks wonderful as do your stitching and crocheting. Glad you have your needlework to help with your stress level right now. Take good care...

Michelle said...

Sorry to hear about your Dad - your new house looks lovely - you have been busy!

Dani - tkdchick said...

I was starting to wonder if you were okay, you've been quiet for awhile.

Your Dad is in my thoughts.

Your new home looks so lovely!

I'm glad to see you're still busy stitching too!

Stitching Kath said...

Sorry to hear about your dad

Anne said...

Oh my dear, I am praying for your dear father to be okay. It seems like our lives are somewhat parallel. My mom has been in the hospital too, but is on the mend. My husband just got off of night shifts and I know how hard it is to live/function with a spouse on opposite schedules. I sure hope the two of you will get into a groove. We too may move again so we will be spending time organizing and living out of boxes! Your new home looks fantastic and I'm glad you can get some crafting in to anchor you during this time of upheaval and uncertainty with your father. Hugs and prayers from across the pond!!

Beth said...

A roller coaster for sure Michelle. I hope you are able to take some time for yourself this holiday weekend. Thinking about you and your father - it is hard to worry from far away.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Your new home is looking beautiful! Lovely stitching too. Hope your father is doing okay!

KimM said...

Roller coaster ride is saying the least! I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Take care -
P.S. your new home is beautiful!!
xxx