27 June 2006

Today's Word on Sesame Street is 'Jinxed' !!!

Houston, we have a problem :( Yesterday evening I tried to upload my holiday photos onto the PC and unfortunately, it looks as though the USB connection on the docking station that came with the camera is faulty - AAARRRGH!! In normal circumstances I wouldn't think much of it, but because of what's happened, I really think that somebody somewhere doesn't like me! I don't know how long this temporary setback will last, so I'm really sorry if you were looking forward to my pics.

It will be no doubt a series of emails to amazon.co.uk, as I bought the camera from their site - I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it won't be for too long. I've been an amazon UK customer for years and they've always been 'on the ball' in the past if ever I've had to return something faulty or damaged.

I've not made much progress on my 'Knotwork Garden'. I was in the middle of doing more work on it the night Husband decided to tell me his dreaded news. Since then, every time I try and pick it up it brings back the awful memory and as a consequence, I become a wet, soggy mass of paper tissues, so I'm focusing my attention on my 'Mermaid' for the time being. It's a good job I decided to buy some additional presents for my Sister's Birthday, or she would have ended up with nothing on 22 July.

I will keep you posted on progress - hopefully the situation will be resolved quickly so I can then show you my lovely photos.

I'm trying to keep everything in perspective. Every time I feel like holding a Pity Party for myself, I think of what I have and how lucky I am:

1. I have a wonderful family supporting me
2. I have solid friends
3. I have a roof over my head and food to eat
4. I have a great job, with supportive and understanding work colleagues
5. I have my health
6. I have my wonderful puss cat :)
7. I have the love and support of my fellow Bloggers (thank you x)
8. I have an ample supply of Chocolate!

My Mum really put things into perspective the other day when she found me in tears - and she said (imagine a strong Irish accent): "If you think you have problems, think of all the other people in the world who haven't got what you have" She absolutely right, bless her heart. I shouldn't be so selfish!

Until next time, love and light to you all.

Carto x x x :)

22 June 2006

Bouncing Back

Hey everybody! Well, I got back from Ireland yesterday evening - and it has done me the world of good (including my Ma who came with me!). We were visiting my Aunt, who lives in Castleconnell, County Limerick, which is right on the banks of the River Shannon. We had about 5 days of blistering sunshine, which was fantastic, and there was plenty of fresh air and the sound of beautiful summer days. I spent most of my time walking by the river, watching the Herons and Kingfishers diving into the water for food. It was pure heaven listening to the Bullfinches, Wrens, Song Thrushes, Robins and watching cute little Wagtails strutting their stuff.

I took my new digital camera with me and I've taken a few photographs of what I saw along with some gorgeous piccies of my Auntie's cat, called Misty. I will post them over the weekend and also, will FINALLY give you an update on my 'Knotwork Garden' and 'Mermaid' - Hoo-ray!

Just before I sign off, I would just like to say 'thank you' dropping by and a huge great big thanks to those who have sent me their kind words. The Stitcher blogging community is certainly a community filled with love and kindness. I still feel like I've been run over by a freight train, but with friends like you all out there, I'll know I'll make it somehow.

TTFN and bless you all!
Carto xxx

11 June 2006

This is a Month of Heartaches

Hi all

I just wanted you to know that I won't be posting for a little while. I am busy falling apart. On Tuesday 30th May, my Husband told me that he doesn't love me anymore, therefore we are in the middle of a separation. I'm numb and I'm scared...and really still in shock at the moment. The one and only man that I will ever love is leaving me - and I feel like my heart's been ripped out. I'm going to Ireland with my Ma from 14th June to 21st June to get away for a while to try and get my head together. At the moment it is scrambled and I can't think, feel...or do anything at the moment.

I've just read Ali's blog and read her terrible news - my pain pales into insignificance compared to what she must be going through right now, poor sweetheart. It seems to be 'Bad News Month' all round - the world's gone mad.

Anyway, I'll sign off here now. I'll try and post once I get back from Ireland - maybe I'll feel a bit better once I've had a week away. Please keep dropping by though - I've only known you all for such a short space of time, but I feel already that I have made lovely and wonderful friends with you all. Don't forget me.

All my love and hugs
Carto x x x x