Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Such a Long Time

Well a lot has changed since my last post. I've become a Freelance writer doing jobs for companies around the world from article writing, product reviews, poetry and short stories. I've been really enjoying it too.
In April I was shocked to find out that I am pregnant while on the pill. So looks like no.4 is on the way. Been struggling with the thought of 4. I will be 17 weeks this Friday and will find out the sex next week.
Other than that my life has been surrounded by doing things with the family.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

It doesnt rain it pours

Sorry for the late updates but things around here have been hectic. Paddy had been put into hospital .

Docs have called what he has Bronchilitis as they can’t be 100% although it looks more like asthma.

Difference is Babies upto 12 months don’t normally respond to ventolin as it just simply does nothing.
Although saying that some babies do respond to it under 12 months. Patrick being one of those exceptions that has responded well to it.
With Bronchilitis ventolin doesn’t normally make any difference but having asthma it does help opening up the lungs.

Sunday night from midnight till morning wasn’t nice then we went straight to hospital at 8am and straight through to reasus room. Bit scary there. Took xrays
And tried 4 times to get a drip into him as they were concerned of his little body shutting down ( he was not feeding well that morning ) as he struggled to breathe.
After racing Hayden to school and Mitch to sis in laws place – Sam eventually met me at the hospital. I stayed over night with him. Waking every 2 hrs was a pain in the rear for neb and obs. So we were in hospital for almost 48 hours.

Mitchell has been unwell also. I've not had much sleep this week and I am so tired and cranky.
Going back to the Docs today with Paddy as another awful night. I'm so over all this.

I have done some kits and part way through typing the instructions so keep a look out at Abundantias Gold.

My friend Mel came out of surgery well but still doing around of chemo. She is going to be pretty out of it for awhile. She says sorry to those who have booked photo shoots with her, a back up person is contacting all her clients to make rearrangements. As she will not be working for a while. She is a very strong and brave woman I admire a lot.
She does apologise that she hasn't had the chance to check her emails as everything has been quite hectic and has not had the chance. So do be patient and she'll contact you soon I'm sure.

Well Paddy is calling me and will need to head off to the Docs shortly.
Hopefully things get back on track for me soon. I hate all this mess.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Not Good News

I've just heard from my friend Mel who owns the photography website I'm working with her. She has been diagnosed with Breast Cancer. She is in her low 30's its so not fair. She is in hospital and will under go some surgery to remove one breast next week and then she has a series of Chemo to go through after that. So I'm crossing my fingers for her that all goes well.

Sorry to those that have organised photo shoots with Mel but don't worry as I have stepped in to help with those shoots and another photographer has stepped in to help out also. So its business as usual dispite what is going on. So no one is left high and dry.

I'll keep you posted on how her progress is going for those that would like to know.


Tuesday, 11 August 2009


Sorry for neglecting my blog here. It's been rather hectic here with Mitch unwell and Patrick up all night I'd be lucky to have 2 hours sleep. Apparently sleep is for the weak according to my kids.

Otherwise I've been pulled in all directions. I've been working for my friend Mel from Lanie photography as she is very sick at the moment. So keeping up with that and the kids plus trying to fit in a bit of scrapping and writing is rather challenging.
I've now set up my writing blog too. That will have sneak peeks of my work, information about writing, writing groups / circles, tips, and competition writing, places where you can submit your work. I work on my writing when I can't scrap as normally I have an 8 month old on my lap into everything. I'm trying to create some balance. I've been using a pen name mainly because of my last name and the connotations that go with it. So I become Lea Bristow when I write. It's very exciting and I've a few things in the pipeline that are finished - a few short stories.
I'm glad I've finally finished story - Essence of a Mother.
Just cleaning it up then refining it and possibly submit it as a short piece.
Feel free to check out my writing website. http://www.leabristow.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Weekend Away

It's been great to have a weekend away with friends. Went down to Mannum and stayed at a friends shack which is a more like a holiday house. Had a beautiful warm fire place. Kids had an awesome time.

Hope to go away in October to Halls Gap with friends for a week. So looking forward to that.

Still doing a little bit of writing when I can. It's slowed down at the moment due to Sam and Patrick not being well and Patrick teething.

Sam going away next week for a week. Work trip again. So I hope to get stuck into some scrapbooking then so I can at least stay up and get things done for my next kits for Abundantias Gold. It takes me a bit to get into the zone to scrap sometimes and once I'm there I don't stop.
Got some awesome ideas for my next kit they are boy zone kits. So if you are stumped on boy layouts I have 2 coming up soon.

Sunday, 26 July 2009

What a night

Golly what a night. Paddy is teething has one top tooth down and another on the way. Plus I don't think he is well all snotty and phlemy poor little guy so sleep hasn't been so good.
SIL says sleep is for the weak - just ask her boys. LOL hope Paddy doesn't follow suit at this stage. DH is coming down with something and so is Mitch. Yay a whole house full soon.

Not much going on then around here but looking after the sick.

I am craving some scrapping time but I don't think that is going to happen just yet.

Friday, 24 July 2009

Still Here!

Yeah I'm still around. Schools back thank goodness. The boys get so rowdy when stuck at home.
Mitch is back at Kindy and loving it. This will be his last term before starting school next term.
Patrick is teething so I'm not sure if that's good or bad at the moment as he finally has a tooth coming down but the night routines are just out the window.

DH is really busy and been working a lot so trips here and there are still happening. It makes things tricky at times with the boys. But we are getting by.

There are some exciting things happening in the background at the moment but are under wraps for now. But I do hope to reveal things soon.