Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Such A Bad Day Made So Much Better By Dear Blog Buddies...

This is a really long post you might want to grab a coffee if you are willing to put up with me for that long....

You know yesterday morning started so beautifully... it was my day off work so i got up late well late for me... 8.00am.... i know...sad...
I thought I'm going to have a coffee some porridge and I'm going to sit and watch EastEnders.. the house was quiet and the boys were sleeping at the side of me on the sofa and i was quite content... any way about an hour later i still hadn't moved but it was my day off after all... and i thought i know I'll jump on my laptop and go blurffing.... i just don't seem to get any time to do it lately...I'd just got onto my first site right at the top of my list A Little Bit Of Me... when the phone rang...
It was Mark.. i thought something was funny, he sounded funny and he just doesn't ring me when he's at work, he knows I'm panicky.... so if he's going to ring he always tells me... He was ringing with bad news.. Our friend Phil (Mark has worked with him for over twenty years and we've become good friends over the years...) had found his wife Denise dead that morning... i have to tell you we are so saddened there were lots of tears and i could hear how choked Mark was for Phil.... after speaking for a while he said "I'd better get back to work"... we said our "I Love You's" and i sat there dumb founded for a while..... Five minutes after putting the phone down i got a call from a close friend at work, she was feeling really down.. (she's been off work with stress) now i know a lot of people think that with stress you should just pull yourself together.. but it is never that easy and stress can really affect your health in a bad way... well i spent the next hour or so helping to make her feel a little better and believe me she is feeling so stressed and low for such a good reason and she really doesn't deserve to feel that way......no sooner had i put down the telephone, i got a text from a dear friend, i sit across from at work Liz... we've become firm friends over the last few years and ring each other even though we see each other every other day at work... the lord only know where we find so much to talk about although our love for our Furkids is what binds us i think.... Jessie is her four and a half year old Persian pussy cat... with such a huge character, he would play fetch and made Liz so happy... On Monday evening Liz and her hubby had to take Jessie to the vets he couldn't go to the toilet... they helped him go and decided to operate.. but sadly he died shortly after the operation yesterday morning....Do you know i just didn't know what to say to her... it made me cry hearing her sob and i knew exactly how much she was hurting inside... she loved Jessie as much as we love the boys..we've both said in the past we've give our right arms for them.. literally.... I just couldn't believe what was happening to my friends yesterday morning.... it was an awful two hours with three terrible telephone calls...
Then a knock at the door and i thought OMG what now... I'm a bit like that sometimes.... three pieces of mail where handed to me and to the ladies who sent it.... Thank You So Very Much From The Bottom Of My Heart.... You three made a very bad day a little better and put a smile on my face when i thought i would cry inside all day... It made me realise we are there for friends in good times and bad.....
Ila my dear friend... would have laughed her head off if she'd seen the boys trying to grab at the bag of biscuits she'd decorated for them... yes you can only see two biscuits they were like impatient children and wouldn't leave me alone, when Pika saw them and Giz who has a nose like no other.... as you know he doesn't have any eyes so his sense of smell is amazing...i was really laughing at them..... There was this beautifully detailed Easter card along with lots of goodies for me...thank you so very much Ila..it was all just absolutely stunning and i do love that little doggy on the boys gift.......

Then i opened a package from dear dear Claudia.... I couldn't believe i was holding this card... i know that last year when Gizmo was very ill dear Claudia made it for him... but a magazine wanted to feature it so it had to be sent off... Claudia i would have understood if you had wanted to keep this one my friend but as you sent it to us, it will go into a box frame in my new craft room when it's ready and take pride of place on my card wall.. yes I'm having a card wall.... i already have 18 box frames with cards in ready to hang... how sad am i......Claudia also sent me the gorgeous MS punches she so kindly ordered for me.. thank you soooooooooooooooooooo much you are a complete angel.. i don't know how i can repay you...and also some embellies and two sheets of rubber stamps.....i haven't shown a picture as i was in a rush but you are going to see some cards very soon made using them...i was so happy because this week i was going to buy one of the sets... how cool is that.....
Finally but by no means least.... Lovely Joey sent me this gorgeous gorgeous Thank You card.... Joey i just love these colours and you coloured her so beautifully......

Ladies you will never know what receiving these did for me on a day when i thought every thing would go wrong.... thankfully nothing more happened yesterday but i think that my friends had enough bad news yesterday to last them forever.... i just wish i could have done more.... i always feel so useless in these situations....
Speaking of useless... i really do think i am this has taken me so long (told you just a natural born worrier).... Dear dear Viv sent me this card a few weeks ago when i was feeling poorly and not good with a really nasty virus... she really cheered me up with this beautifully colourful card and the ton of images that it contained.. thank you so much.... i am so glad I've got to know you...now i just need to start meeting some of you.....maybe one day at the shows.....
Well it's getting really late.... one last thing before i go.... As some of you will know it is going to be my big big birthday on May 1st.... i am the dreaded 40....... i really don't feel 40........... my head is still saying 25....lol.. anyway i spoke to my darling hubby... and he agrees it should be a very special candy for one person so every week I'll be showing a new part of the candy I'm going to give away....... tomorrow I'll show the first item... and there are some quite nice things there..just to wet your appetite it's up to £75 worth now and I'm not finished.......so keep checking back for the sneaky peeks.....then the week before my birthday i will open the candy and announce the winner the day before my big day... I'll be in no fit state one the 1st of May.... Lunch with the girls then a meal with the family.... and i do plan on drinking although how much i don't know.... I'm not used to drinking much in fact I've only started having the odd glass recently when out with friends....

You know one last thing before i go.... did everybody get their spring kit from Magnolia? I thought I'd had an e-mail saying they were coming two weeks ago but mine still didn't arrive.... I'd really appreciate it if someone could let me know if I'm just going mad or not......

Well Night Night Sleep Tight..........

14 comments:

Titi said...

WAW, OMG...So wonderful, the Easter card is lovely, you're so creative""" The color, everything is in perfect harmony!!!
Congrat!!!

Sarah B said...

Hi, Tina. I just wanted to let you know My thoughts and wishes are with you and your friends, Hugs Sarah B X

joey said...

awwwww Tina hun massive hugs to you what a truly awful day, so full of sadness it must have been horrible. I shall be thinking of you hun. Joey.xxx

Tessa said...

beautifull cards!!

Ila said...

What a Sad Day you were having!..I'm so glad all of us gals managed to brighten it up a little.
You've sure brightened my day Tiina.... many times!!...Big Hugs, Ila

Karen said...

Oh my word, Tina: I do feel for your friends, and for you.
Beautiful cards though.

I am well ahead of you in the 40s and still feel 25, until I look in the mirror !!! :)

Riane (Kernowcards) said...

Tina,this must be one of your worst weeks in your life.I am so sorry to rad about all the sadness around you.Please contact me with your home address.
Greetings from Riane

retiredheather said...

Oh Tina I can`t imagine making it through that day. It is lovely knowing people care enough about you to share but the burdens you carried that day were great. You have received beautiful cards...such talented friends. May this next week be a better week.
Hugs
Heather

Heidi said...

what a sad day and yet it turned out brighter due to friends. Those girls are the best aren't they?

Cher said...

Hi...well I enjoyed my cuppajoe reading your long and lovely post. I can totally relate as one day last august was so similar your post gave me the chills. At 9 am I had to put our puppy to sleep. I started crying the nite before cuz I feared we would need to do this. At 11 am my father-in-law had a heart attack...survived but scared the heck out of us. As we waited in the ER (me looking like hell with 2 huge red eyes and still crying) my friend walks in a wreck as her hubby just had a heart attack that morning. He was not so fortunate. You know...I actually did not have time to grieve the loss of my beloved poodle until September. It was awful...still is cuz we miss him so much. Thank GOD I have such great sisters or I really think I would have had the third heart attack. I am so glad these ladies sent you things to brighten your day! Sometimes it is the very best medicine.

I follow...I will keep checking back. Sounds like u have a wonderful hubby too. Ty for sharing...you have a great heart! Cher

Viv said...

Well!!! I'm dumbstruck and that's not easy fer me! Tina, I'm so sorry you've been through the mill and back. I didn't know. Feedblitz isn't sending me your updates, so I've missed your posts.
All that trauma and then you've got yer 40th coming up!!
(It was my 30th that traumatised me). 40th, 50th and 60th never bothered me after that one!
I do hope that you're feeling a lot better now my friend.

(Daren't tell you what happened here on 1st April)!!
I'll e-mail ya!
Big Hugs to you and the boys
Viv xxx

Doris said...

super cute cards! soo colorful and detailed! perfect:) thanks for sharing:) greetings from Poland

Tina´s Blog said...

Your Cards are very nice!
Hugs Tina

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