Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Some feedback about the new job.  Well, I survived the first week.  Can't say that it wasn't stressful but at least I felt very welcome.  Apart from the unfamiliar surroundings, I really didn't feel like the new kid on the block.  My new teammates are wonderful people who really went out of their way to make me feel welcome and to show me the ropes.  There where so many things on my to-do list for this week but you know how it goes.  Life has a way of interfering when you make other plans. 

Over the weekend I got sick!  On Saturday I ignored the little voice that told me to go to the doctor and started self medication.  On Sunday morning I literally couldn't get out of bed.  I had a very high fever, throbbing headache, a throat that made me believe that my tonsils grew back overnight and aching muscles all over.  Leon managed to get hold of a doctor who was willing to see me which is a major accomplishment if you consider that it was a Sunday in Parys!  The doctor awarded me the price of the highest fever for the week award! 39.2 degrees!  Plus low blood pressure which explained my dizziness.  After an injection and anti-biotics plus lots of pain pills I started feeling human again - even if it was still a rather sick human!

Today I really feel a lot better.  The headache is still lurking and my throat is still VERY sore but at least the muscle ache and tiredness is better.  I'm still at home and decided to use the opportunity to do a quick blog post as I don't know when I will get the chance again. 

Apart from illness I must say that I feel great!  I'm enjoying the weather, even if we get cold spells every now and again.  The greenness of everything around me just have a way of cheering me up!  Feels like this new challenge came at exactly the right time for me too!  I feel so extremely blessed.

On the creative front, nothing has really happened since the SB convention in September.  There are so many things that I want to do but absolutely no time to do anything! :(  I don't even get time to go to art class to finish the paintings that I'm busy with.

I haven't even taken pictures of my convention layouts.  Maybe later today.  Will post it as soon as I can cause I really like how some of them turned out.

I did however buy a new toy last week!  My friend Tanya gave me the heads up on a special offer on our favourite online shop Creative Xpress.  They're selling the Your Story book binding / laminating machine  plus extras for a ridiculous price of USD29.99 the regular price is USD239.94)

It really sounds too good to be true but we decided to go ahead and take the chance.  We got the machines delivered last week.  I haven't tried it out but it looks like good quality on the outside at least.  It's a Provocraft product so I trust that it will work as good as they say.

I really thought that this will just be a quick post and now I went and blabbered on and on.  Now I'm off to make myself some scrambled eggs to eat so I can drink my medicine.  Think I'll get back into bed after that cause I feel my headache is protesting against all this blogging!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Can't wait to hear what you think of the machine and hope you are feeling better now! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Shayne said...

Shame my dear, hope you feel better soon - nothing worse that the dizziness and achey sore scratchy throat!

enjoy the time off tho!

Lynette said...

So glad to hear that things are going well with the new position...and then the flu got hold of you, I hope you will feel better soon.

Amanda Dovey said...

Wow!! cool site thanks for the heads up ;-)
and very cool that the new job is working out well - a happy work life is a great asset!!

Sophia said...

Glad to hear about the job working well, wonder if I got your same sickness. I have been off work since Thursday morning. Got to work and my friend rushed me to the Doc, was white as a ghost, felt dizzy and lop sided to the right. Almost about to pass out. When I got there my blood pressure was 160/100 not good. He thinks I might have a middle ear infection from the flu of last week. Prescribed some meds Serc to be exact, only now starting to feel a little less dizzy when standing...nothing like a case of the Vertigo I tell you, hate it..