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So little time

There are times when I think, gosh, there just isn't enough time to do anything for myself. Then I remember that if I just carve out little bits of time here and there I might be able to slow down a little and enjoy some peace-out time for myself. It's good for the soul, you know. 

So, last week while the youngest (who just turned 2) was asleep, I sat down and cut out the Wiksten Tova Top pattern and pieced it together. Then I let the eldest (now 6.5yrs) cut out some pieces for me. She cut out the blocks and then I cut closer to the line afterwards. It made for some nice time together.

I also HAD to buy Noodlehead's Super Tote pattern. I had seen Aneela Hoey's version and I knew it was one of those patterns I had to have, which would also be a perfect Christmas/Teacher/Friend gift. I just hope to do it justice by using pretty matching prints.

I also found this brilliant gem from my library: Essentials of Baking, Williams-Sonoma style. It is an AWESOME book. I think I might have to buy my own copy. The dollar is doing very badly against the green back so I'll put it on my Christmas wishlist.

There are sooo many great tips and recipes for a huge range of bakery sweets. I can't wait to get baking but I know my waistline will be paying for it. So much for the diet hey. And here it's Winter so all I can think about is baking and soup.

So what's this wierd stuff above you ask? Well, it's a self-injecting kit from the hospital. Before you raise your eyebrows let me explain. I'm the matching bone marrow donor for my sister (yay) who has (mild) leukaemia (not so yay) so I've started the process of getting ready which means I have to inject a hormone which stimulates your stem cell production. It's four days of twice a day (morning and night) injections. Thank God for my belly fat as I was really terrified of even thinking about self-injecting but I got past this morning's hurdle. I did it this morning and it's rather painless so far but oh so very wierd. I will never be a nurse at this rate.

I go in on Wednesday for the 4-5hours of the transplant and she'll get my stem cells in the evening. So, let's get praying and I'm sure it will turn out great.

Have a great weekend.


  1. What a wonderful thing you are doing for your sister! I remember literally being in tears at the idea of injecting myself when I went through IVF but it was nowhere near as bad as I thought ( yay for tummy fat!) and after a few days it was no big deal. Hope it all goes well for you and your sister xx keep up the "me" time too- it's important! :)


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