Hi there everyone!! It has been an exhausting 24 hours!
I might start today with the “sort of” funny story. Do you all remember “10 sec Tom” from the movie “50 First Dates”???? Well … we experienced that first hand yesterday! (And … still ongoing!) Shane & Sandy went out yesterday afternoon for a motor bike ride. (We have 100 wonderful acres here … perfect for bike riding.) Sandy came over a jump and landed awkwardly … and had a “stack”! He was lying there winded … and realised he could hear Shane coming after him … and had to scramble out of the way … but he wasn’t quick enough. Shane came over the jump and realised he was going to land on top of Sandy (BIG HEAVY BIKE!!!!!) and made a desperate effort to push the bike away. He landed heavily … and the bike spun off and hit Sandy in the hip (not excessively hard … but he has a doozy bruise on his hip!). Sandy was in a hurry to get out of the way so didn’t actually see Shane hit the ground. He seemed instinctively to know that Shane wasn’t ok … even though after a few mins he was up on his feet. Sandy had to walk up the paddock past the dam … and up the hill to the house to let us know what had happened. He came up saying “Shane ran over me with his bike … fell off … and now he doesn’t have a clue where he is!”. Ok … now that was a slight concern! Gav went down to check on him … and after the 4th time of being asked “what happened … I don’t have a clue what happened” he realised that Shane must have hit his head really hard … because he was repeating the same question over and over … even though Gav had answered him several times. He couldn’t remember the fall … but kept asking about Sandy … as if that was the last memory that he had! By the time they got back up to the house, Gav was really concerned. Shane really was very confused. I sent him into his room to get out of his motor bike gear … and he came out … cos he couldn’t remember why he went in there. Between our house & the hospital (about 15 min trip) he asked Gav the same question 65 times … that is NOT an exagerration – Gav started counting at the bottom of our driveway!) Long story short … he is now home again … after 6 hours at the hospital … a cat scan … blood & urine tests … and plenty of observation. The doc said he definitely has amnesia & must have been knocked out momentarily with the fall. He has a haematoma on the back of his head … but obviously the knock was hard enough to “rattle” his brain a little … we are very thankful for BIKE HELMETS! 😀 He is still quite confused … and still repeating himself.
He still has no memory of the fall … or his trip to the hospital … or the condition of the bikes … or whether he hurt Sandy … or the nurse in Triage etc etc. He is still asking the same questions … but the frequency has eased significantly. He is very stiff and sore … and a bad headache … but hopefully a couple of days and he will be himself once again. The doc did say that sometimes it can take weeks before the amnesia is competely restored! He has to be really careful for about 6 weeks … to make sure he doesn’t knock his head again. So … that was our excitement yesterday. God is so good … this could have been so much worse … but we are so thankful that He had his hand protecting both our boys! 😀 There are so many hilarious conversations we have had with Shane … but there is just no time to share them all. 😀 Our new nickname is “7 second Shane”. We have been having a good giggle now that we know he is going to be ok. So … I guess it is a bit of an anti-climax … after that story … but I did want to show you a special card, today!
It is Sheree’s birthday today and she is turning 21. We are having a small celebration tonight (dinner out) … just family … and then are planning a “square dance” party early in March. (Due to family & friends’ holidays … the date can’t be organised until then!!!!!!!) I was really happy with this card … and Sheree loved it! Her fav colour is green … but I wanted it to be an elegant card … so the green is just a touch here and there! Isn’t the Pinking Heart frame gorgeous? If you need help with sizing for this corner/border punch combination … then check this out -> Gretchen Barron. I am a little “obsessed” with my new “Modern Label” punch, too & the gorgeous “Scalloped Heart of Hearts” Embosslits Die that fits perfectly inside the Sweethearts stamp! Just noticed that I didn’t include that stamp on my recipe! (Sorry!) 😀 All the phrases are embossed with silver. Anyway … I think I have lingered enough. People to see … places to be! I have a stamping day at Julie’s in Sydney tomorrow. (Son-i-l’s mum & my 1st downline.) Lots fun … I am hoping to get some INK4U projects done. But … there might be more chatting than stamping done! 😀 So … perhaps I will see you again on Friday. (If I don’t manage to get here tomorrow!) Have a nice day, bloggies. C U Soon! Hugs xxaxx