A Little Bit of Me

This blog is to share a Little Bit of me, my life my work and my interests.

Friday, 9 November 2012

Another week of R&R!!!!!

Well life has been anything but hectic over the last few weeks, as I take time out from work so that my arm has time to heal.

I had a lovely surprise on Monday when one of my friends in Stanford asked if I would like to visit the Thurrock Nature Reserve at Mucking. Having never been I jumped at the opportunity and went with her. The nature reserve has only been opened since the summer, there is a visitor centre and cafe, so naturally we had to have done refreshments. The reserve is situated near the Thames and it was lovely to just sit and watch life in the Thames. We returned on Wednesday for another visit and I managed to take a couple of photos which I have posted here.

The rest of my week has been mainly taken up with making a few things for the Christmas Fair at Stanford le Hope this Saturday. I have been quite restricted in what I have been able to do because of the damage to my arm but as you can see from the photos at least I managed a few things.

I am hoping that I might be able to return to work next week even though I am still not able to drive.

I shall be visiting the hospital on Monday for several blood tests, Friday I shall be visiting the Fracture Clinic and then on Monday 19 November I am to have a bone scan and see a specialist. Still at least it will keep me out of mischief!!!!!

Friday, 2 November 2012

A Break, a Swan and Father Christmas

Last Friday week 19 October I posted the following Bible verse on my Facebook page: People with their minds set on you, you keep completely whole, Steady on their feet, because they keep at it and don't quit.

I think at times God our Heavenly Father has a sense of humour. For this verse quite clearly states that if we set our minds on Him, He will keep us steady on our feet. As you read what happened on Saturday 20 October perhaps you will understand where I am coming from.

After doing some housework and watching a bit of TV I decided that I should go out for an hour and get some fresh air, and so I made my way to Pitsea Market to have a browse and the intention of doing some shopping at Tesco.

Everything was going to plan I had a look around the market and then made my way back to the car, although I eventually did get back to the car, before arriving there I managed to trip on a loose electrical cable, landing on all fours and hitting my elbow.

I decided to make my way home but did some shopping at Tesco first, the pain in my arm was getting worse and so I made my way to A&E at Basildon.
After examination I was informed that I had broken my left arm.

The last two weeks have been a difficult time for me as once again I have had to learn to let others help me and to take time to rest. My arm has been extremely painful and it has meant that I have been unable to make any cards.

However these two weeks may have been a time of rest, but I have managed to learn a new craft with the help of the Internet. I am now enjoying making 3d origami models, which has also proved to be good therapy for my hand and wrist and has allowed me to regain movement of my fingers and wrist, however the elbow movement still has a long way to go!!

I am posting some photos of a swan I have made also a Father Christmas.