Sunday, July 26, 2009

Have a happy weekend

Rodney Smith photo.

Well it has been one of these weekends.
I woke up this morning with a yucky sore throat, so I made a hot lemon and honey drink, which seems to have helped.

My dear old Dad had to go into hospital on Thursday with ongoing problems related to prostate cancer and is coming out tomorrow.
I will go down on Monday and stay with them for a few days.

Also my computer went on the blink, kept turning itself off and then the final straw was yesterday it had lots of wavy, blurry lines, that kept appearing. I am using our daughters computer, as she also has a laptop, until mine comes back from the repair shop.

I have also been adjusting a black Merino wool overcoat that did belong to my Husband.
He had bought a new coat, so for our Son to be able to wear it needed some alterations.
There was so much work in doing this as it was all lined and I needed to take all the seams undone and make it smaller. He now seems happy with his new/old coat.

I look forward to seeing you when I return.

I wonder what you are doing for your weekend?
Have a happy weekend


  1. Wow! what a weekend! I hope your Dad is ok! And that you get a bit of rest!
    Hugs, Lisa

  2. Love the photo! I hope you're feeling better soon. I hate sore throats!!

    Thinking of you and your dad. My dad signs his emails DOD. I said, dad, you keep typing it wrong and he said, no, it stands for dear old dad, LOL

    I hear ya! My PC keeps making a noise. I think it's the fan. I'm going to have to get someone in to fix it b/c if I take it somewhere we lose the internet. It's only 1-1/2 old!!!

    Miss you while you're gone, but I know your dad is looking forward to your time with him.


    P.S. I'm working this weekend. Got a job that's due Monday :)

  3. Thank you so much Lisa. I guess I am worrying about my Father, which may have caused the immune system to go down a little.

    Love that your Dad signs his emails DOD, so sweet.
    My Father is in his 80's and only learnt to use the computer for emails a few years back. He loves it and we write alternate days.
    We use Mac and my computer is not very old so I do not know what is wrong with it.
    Good luck with your work and getting it completed by Monday.


  4. I hope your Dad is feeling better now. I know what your going through. My DAd had the same cancer,ugh! Hang in there!

  5. Thank you so much Susie, for your kindness.


  6. Susie, I forgot to say, I was sorry to hear, that your Father had the same awful cancer.


  7. Hello, I came here via Tiny Bear, love that photo, people used to dress with such flair back then!
    Hope you feel better soon! And your Dad too, my Dad is 85 and I am always concerned for him.
    I am working on a swap bunny this weekend, I hope you have a great weekend, get some rest and relax!!!
    If that's possible!
    Margaret B

  8. Bless your heart!!! My goodness, you and I need to get together - as it sounds like my life right now.

    I often wonder if computers do not make my life more stressful, as it seems I am always having problems with one. It puts me in a bad mood when I have problems with mine, since I sell on Etsy, I need it to keep on keeping on.

    I feel for you and your family. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Hopefully, the sore throat was just a passing annoyance...and has left you by now.

    Take care! Thanks for visiting today.


  9. Blessings to you!
    Hope you're feeling all better.

    Very sorry about your father's illness. May he get well.

    You are a talented Lady to alter this coat. Sounds difficult.

    This week-end, I celebrated a brother/sil's 25th Wedding Anniversary. Glad to see the day. It was a joyeous time.
    Hope to rest on Sunday.

    Good to hear you and I truly thank you for the prayers,

  10. Hi Margaret and how lovely to have you visit me.
    They did dress with such flair and elegance, back then.
    It is a worry having your folk getting a little older, I also am worried for my Parents.
    What fun with a swap bunny and would love to see it on your blog, maybe.

    Lovely to hear from you Sixpence and a Blue moon. Your comments are much appreciated and mean a lot to me, thank you.
    Computers can be so annoying when they are not working properly.
    Good luck with Etsy and hope that your computer behaves itself.

    Hi Deanna,

    Lovely to hear from you, thanks very much. It is lovely to have friends like you.
    Yes, the coat was a mammoth task and was glad that he was happy with it and when I had finished.


  11. Oh dear! Everything seems to happen at once...wishing your Dad the very best Carolyn.

    My PC has been turning itself off more than it should lately too! Not sure what is going on...hopefully nothing major.

    Hope you can enjoy your time with your Dad...and hopefully you will feel better soon. Take care,
    Hugs, Nancy

  12. Oh it's not been great has it.

    So hope your week turns out better. Thank you for your lovely comments at mine too, very much appreciated.


  13. Hugs and thoughts to you today - some days can be like that - it seems like the storms will never finish but they will - big hugs and thoughts to you and your dad,
    You are so clever with sewing - wish it were me!!!
    LOVE this photo xx

  14. I adore the vintage and antique pictures you add to your blog. I just love anything old fashioned and antique.
    I am sorry to hear about your father's cancer. My grandma is recovering from the same kind. It is terrible, so my heart is with you.
    Your blog is just wonderful!
    Warmest Blessings,
    Bramblewood Bears

  15. Hi Nancy,

    I should be packing my bag and finishing the ironing but just needed to check my emails.
    Thank you so much for your very kind words.

    Thank you Dustjacket Attic, it is lovely to have found your gorgeous blog.

    Kind of you to drop by SoozNooz and
    glad I have found your lovely blog.
    I adore flowers and your job must be a beautiful one.

    Hi Tomi,

    So lovely to have a new blog friend.
    Sorry to hear that your Grandma had cancer and I hope that she makes a speedy recovery.
    thank you for visiting my blog and I look forward to calling by yours.


  16. Not the best of weekends for your you, sorry you're under the weather. Feel better soon, and I hope your Dad will get to doing better soon also!! Rest as much as you can and my thoughts are with you and your Dad.
    ♥ Teresa

  17. Hi Carolyn,
    I'm sorry your not feeling well, I had that too and it's no fun...I hope your dad will be ok and I'll keep him in my prayers...I'm cleaning house this weekend and a little crafting other than that my like is pretty boring : ) Hugs, Jennifer

  18. thank you so much Teresa, lovely to have such wonderful friends.

    Hi Jennifer,

    Nothing wrong with boring and always neat to get your house cleaned.

    Have a great week

  19. Oh Carolyn, I am very sorry to hear about your father. But it is your honor to be with him in the hospital, and I am sure that you feel that! :)

    I'm sorry to hear about your sore throat, as well. My son has it too right now. :(

    And sorry to hear about your computer! Oh my! So many saying sorries I am doing here....hee hee...

    Have a funshine weekend, Carolyn! :)

  20. Hi Carolyn....thanks so much for coming to visit...and for entering my little giveaway. :-)

    Your bears are just adorable...they have great personalities too...just too darn cute.

    Sorry to hear about your punies and your dad's cancer.


  21. Hi Carolyn,
    Hope you and your Papa are feeling better today!
    Give my best to the Bears!


  22. Dear Carolyn, I hope you have a great weekend and you feel better.

    I also wish the best for your Dad :-)

    Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog. Hope you will come back to visit soon.

    Much love: Evi

  23. Hi Carolyn! That photo is lovely! Sorry to hear about your Dad. I hope he gets better soon.
    Hope your sore throat heals, too!

  24. It sounds like the start to your weekend is not going so great. I hope things take a turn for the better and you and your Dad are BOTH in better health soon. Good luck with the coat, it sounds very complicated to this non-sewing person!

  25. Thinking of you and your dad... I wish every happiness to you for the days you spend together!

  26. I'm so sorry about your dad Carolyn! Prayers for him and for you to get over your cold quickly!


  27. What a weekend! My prayers go out for your father! I hope you are feeling better soon too:).



  28. Lovely photo!
    I thinking of you and your dad!!
    Hang in there!
    Hugs, Marge

  29. You have a lot on your plate, Carolyn! My sincere prayers go out to your Dad, and your family.
    I bet you're right about your immune system being weakened due to the stress. I hope you feel better very soon. Colds are miserable. xoxo.

  30. You're certainly very busy these days, but I'm sorry you have to do it all with a sore throat. It's funny to think about how you are in winter, and we are in summer.

    How resourceful of you to make those alterations to the coat.

    I am saddened to hear about what your father is going through. My best wishes for him and a good recovery from his illness...

  31. Thanks Charity, lovely to hear from you and I hope that your Son is feeling better now.

    Hi Spencer,

    It was lovely to visit your blog for the first time and thanks for coming
    back to mine.

    Hi Constance,

    Lovely to hear from you and your kind words, thank you very much.

    Hi Miss Eve,

    It was great to discover your lovely blog and would like to come back for another visit.

    Hi TattingChic,

    My throat is better, thanks and Dad is doing ok and was lovely to see my family.

    Hi Sares,

    Thanks for your comments.
    Yes, I was glad when I finished the coat and he seems really happy with it.

    Hi Susan,

    Thank you and it was great to spend some time with my family.

    thank you Rue and I appreciate the prayers for my Dad.

    Your kind comments and prayers mean a lot, thank you Kim.

    Thank you Marge and it helps a lot to have such lovely friends and yes, I am hanging in there, thanks.

    Hi Jessica,

    Lovely to hear from you and your kind words, thank you very much.

    Hi Lavina,

    Great to hear from you and thanks for your kind words, for my Father.


  32. My thoughts and prayers are with your Dad, Mum and all of their loved ones.

    With Kindness and Hugs,

  33. Hope things are a little better this week, and sending warm thoughts for your father.


  34. Thank you very much Mary for your kindness and prayers for my family.
    That is so sweet of you.

    Many thanks, this is glamorous, for your kind words.



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