Tuesday, 16 January 2007

What a wierd day!!

Oh dear what a wierd day - there isn't a wierd in mood so I couldn't put that at top of this entry!

Well the day started good - I went into town and I bought myself some lovely walking shoes for when I'm in New York - don't laugh at me you trendy peeps!!! (I'm thinking of Diama cringing at me wearing naff boots LOL). I need comfort!!! LOL I will wear good jeans with them though I promise!! They look kinda cool anyway!! They were reduced from £70.00 down to £24.99!!! Also got a really nice cardi!! LOL now Im really sounding dowdy aint I!!!! But it cheered me up!!!

Then I went into work to see how everyone was. The park is closed for the winter. I asked last week if they needed me to work over the winter - we thoroughly clean the lodges - my boss said no because I can't do every week because of college. Anyway, I went in this morning and one person is off sick and one has decided to take a holdiay now!! So guess what they desparately need me!! So I agreed - how am I gonna fit it in with college!!!! So I'm working tomorrow and Friday. Don't know when I can do next week as Im supposed to be in college everyday next week!

Then I took my friend to Wilmington (about half hour drive away) to pick up her new van - it's lovely and will be a great help for her catering business!! My car started playing up the gear kept sticking!!! Dont want that to go wrong now!!!

When I got home I had a phone call from the University College Hospital in London. Bit of a long story! My youngest Joe is on Growth Hormone replacement and last year had tests to see if he was going into puberty ok and all is fine with him.  I took my eldest, Sam, who is now 13 up with me when I took Joe for his results as I was concerned that he hasnt grown for a while!  Anyway, it seems that he is about two years behind with his growth and development.  When the hospital rang today to say I have an appointment on 9th February and have to be in the ward by 8.00am so he can have tests all I could remember was that when Joe had them tests at the age of 2 and a half he went into a diabetic coma!!! So I cried and cried!!!  I dont want Sam to go through that!!!!!  Anyway, the doctor who does the tests rang me to explain the procedure - he said that the tests are different now - they don't let the patient get below 3 on blood sugar levels and they check them regularly and infact they dont even do tests like that on children under 8 anymore! So it was obviously dangerous when Joe had it done.  Anyway, I feel better now but blimey do you remember last year when I was trying to do my art I was up and down to London with Joe now I'm going to be up and down with Sam!!!! Dont know how I will cope!! Not sure I can do this degree!! Can I??? I can't think straight.

I learnt today too that a very very talented and gifted and wonderful artist died on Sunday - his name was John Cole and I worked with him in the summer when we had an art workshop for children with learning disabilities - I am very glad that I had a chance to work with such a wonderful person - I am very saddened at his sudden death and feel for his partner so so much. I just can't believe it!

Just goes to show you never ever know what is going to happen!!!

Love to you all

Laine xxxxxx


jeadie05 said...

So sorry to hear about your friend ,Oh poor Sam ,just get Joe sorted out and now you have to start all over again with Sam ,I hope you can cope with cleaning the lodges ,as well as your college commitments...with love Jan xx

sunflowerkat321 said...

I think you need a few mor things to do Laine.  You just don't sound busy enough to me....


I'm exhausted just reading it all!

mtrib2 said...

Hello Laine     I haven't been on the computer much so it has taken awhile for me to get to your journal.    I read that you have been busy with college and are worried about your son's test's at the hospital.    I hope everything goes well as that is a big concern with a child.    I am currently working on a pen and ink for a J-land friend for a book of poems he is doing for his personal use.    I will put you on my alerts but it may take me awhile to get to you as I have 325 in my mail/alerts right now and need to delete the older one's.     Send me an email anytime to let me know how you are doing.      mark

sdrogerson said...

at least they are able to help your kids which is wonderful in itself - imagine if they couldn't.

I'm glad they they realise that putting someone below 3 is a bad idea. It vaires from person perosn to person but I feel really crap at 3 and get the shakes.

labdancer51 said...

You are SO busy Laine, where do you find the time to fit it all in? Your new boots sound really nice and I`ll bet they`re really comfy too. I HAVE to have comfortable shoes or I`ll suffer for it!

Sandra xxxx

jmoqueen said...

It's so true ~ you never know what will happen!!  Don't panic about having to take Sam to hospital and your degree ~ just take it all in your stride Lainey and you'll be surprised what you'll be able to achieve xx  We're all here for you anyway xx



tellsg said...

Hello Laine, Zoe sent me over.  Sorry to hear about your son's tests but hopefully all will be ok and at least the consultant knows your worries especially after what happened with your younger son.  Hugs.  Terry x http://journals.aol.co.uk/tellsg/bowl-of-cherries/

nightmaremom said...

Hey lady.. where in NY you going?

ukgal36 said...

Hi Elaine,
Zoe is pimping you so here I am  ;-) ..I'm lyn...nice to "meet' you...

ally123130585918 said...

Lainey you have managed so well so far ~ I am sure you will cope with
everything that is sent your way ~ I am sad about the death of John Cole but glad you had the chance to work with him  ~ Ally