Sunday, October 2, 2011

why do I leave it to long between posts.

Well you might be saying why is this women taking so long between post if you can tell me let me know. My life is so busy what with 3 days of chemo every 2 weeks and working full time at high school. Two of my sons have moved back home one lost is job and the outer one graduated  in May and has still not been able to find a job had lots of interviews but to many applying for each job.My youngest Amy she  has an internship at a local a program for young adults with special needs the program trains them in different departments so the when the are finished it will help them to get a job. so even thought she is still in high school she has a placement at the hospital until the end of the school year.So far she is doing well. My chemo seems to be going well don't know how many more treatments.  I have done the minimum of 6 this time so we will keep an eye on the cancer marker and see how it goes. will try and keep every one more up dated. have a great Sunday

Monday, June 27, 2011

On my way to England to visit my dad for 2 weeks and then to London for a few days. Going to see Lion king and then do the Harrods bus tour and afternoon tea. I am so excited.

Friday, June 10, 2011

chemo update

When i had my blood work done this week my white blood count had gone up and I was able to have chemo this morning. So I am spending the day at the hospital, Please pray for me that I don't feel so sick this time.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Well once again my white blood count is to low to have chemo this weekend, going to see my Dr on Monday and we will see what she has to say. This happed  before and I had to have shots for 3 days to kick start my white blood cells to wake up. Every one have a great weekend.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Good news

Was ment to have chemo this weekend but my white count was to low so going to give my body a week to get its act together and see if they can give me chemo next weekend. When my blood results came back my cancer marker had gone from 48 to 16 so that shows the chemo is working. Thanks for all the Prayers they are working.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Once again it has been a long time.

It has been a long time in between blogs even though I go on Blogger everyday to see what everyone is up to.
I am back on chemo again the cancer marker in my blood started to go up again so after a cat scan that did not show anything was going on with my liver I decided with the help of my Dr to do another round of chemo, This has been for some reason harder than the last time or have I just forgot, I am feeling sick a lot of the time and have had to take time off work which I do not like to do as it gives me to much time to think. I have been able to take a trip to Florida to see My youngest son graduate. Well done John. We had a great week in Florida saw lots of friends we had not seen in years. I have a trip booked to go and see my Dad in England at the end of June so I will take some time off from the chemo so I can do that. I am taking my youngest daughter with me and I have tickets to see The Lion King in London while we are there. most of the time we will be visiting my dad who lives about 4 hours from London . Will try and post more.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Wow did not realize it had been so long since my last post

When I looked at my last post I was shocked to see how long ago I wrote it. My live has been so busy, I am still om chemo and my cancer marker is now 4 yes 4 can you believe it . the chemo is really doing its job.Lots of side effects but none that I can not cope with.  I have gone back to work subbing at the high school in the special edd department. I love working there, but I just come home and have to rest even though I find I don't have to rest as much as when I first went back. My dad came over from England for a month, he was over in May but came back in September  spent a few day with Emma in Chicago and at 84 years old went on the ferris wheel in downtown Chicago for the first time in his life. not something I want to do. I hope the next post will not take me so long.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Well this time my chemo made made me very sick, smells did not go well with me nor did food. The Dr gave me a new pill to try and help but I was allergic to it and made me very agitated and  unable to sleep. The next time they are going to try some thing else. I have been up since 1.30 sewing  ready for my next craft fair witch is in December so if this goes on much longer I will have got every thing ready by the end next week.   My mind is at one speed and my body is trying to keep up. One good thing about the chemo is it is starting to bring my cancer marker down again  68 to 38. so that a good thing Will post some of the things I have been making soon. Hope every one had a great 4th July.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Chemo today

Today is my 3rd dose of chemo only 3 more to go. So my ten day challenge is on hold until  Tuesday and then I will get going again. Have finished Number 1,2,4,6,8 and am half way through geting my 3 dolls done. Everyone have a great week and Happy 4th July

Friday, June 25, 2010

Getting those ten things done

My helper for today as I finished of a quilt top I am making for a wedding gift. His name is Thomas and I think he was saying stop sewing mummy and take some time for me. The quilt top was number 1 on my list so that is done, also number 2 and 8 are finished. so now I have time for Thomas.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Ready to start no 1 on the list.

Up and dressed and ready to start no.1 on my list of 10 things to do in 10 days. I started this quilt top yesterday but hope to finish today or tomorrow. will post picture when it is done. Also going to cut my squares today and get them ready to send.Thats in between laundry. and anything else I have to do. Well must get going, everyone have a great day.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ten in / in Ten

Gina at Has put out a challenge to complete 10 tasks in ten days. Here is my list.
1.Finish wedding quilt top for Tim and Rachel
2. Cut 5 1/2inch squares for a swap I am doing
3. Clean Amy's room
4. Do  mending
5. Make 3 dolls for craft fair
6. Put 2 Vera Bradley bags I am selling on ebay
7. Clean my craft area.
8. Cut fat quarters for craft fair
9. Take the dog to the groomers
10. If I have done all the other nine go out to lunch and relax

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Have you been to visit Daisy Cottage Quilting?

 Sharon from has opened an online quilt store that has some great stuff , fabric,patterns,quilt kits book and lots more. So go on over here is the web site  .  She has a facebook page just look up Daisy Cottage Quilting .Oh by the way she is having a give away. So go and take a look and sign up .Every one have a great day Englishteacup(Lynne)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Must see

Anyone who loves all things tea related . I think that is ME. has to go to this ladies on line store. I found it today and just fell in love with her stuff. I have already put in a order and will be getting more. I will try and do a link but if that does not work here is the web page.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

back on chemo

Well today was my first day back on chemo. Back in  December after 11 doses for 3 days every 2 weeks they stopped to give my body a rest as one of the drugs gave me an allergic reaction. So the Dr has been keeping an eye on my cancer marker and it started to go up, so back on the chemo I went. This time it's 3 days every 2 weeks but different drugs. So I spent 6 hours at the hospital getting 3 of the 4 drugs and then come home on a pump into the port in my chest until Friday. So far I am hoping those  nasty cancer cells feel as crappy as I do. Oh well as long as it works I will have to put up with it - it will get better in a few days. Back to wearing the wig, or if it is too hot, a bandanna. Oh one good thing I get a cleaning company to clean my house once a month for 4 months. Oh another good thing I will lose weight just in time for my cruise in August!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

My deck

. Over the last few months we have been have some work done on our deck to get it ready for when every one came to visit for our 25th forgot to take before but here is after, can you tell i like teapots and teacups I hope toy enjoy my new deck as much as I do.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Silver Wedding Party

May 18th I had been married for 25yrs. All our family came home to be with us, on the Sat we had a party at our house with about 40 of our friends and family and then on the Sunday we were picked up by a limo and taken to Boston to go on a brunch cruise. we only just made it to board the boat as the limo has a blow out on the front tire going at 70miles an hour ( scary) We had to sit in the limo for 45mins until it got there was a bit of a panic to if we would board on time or would have to go to McDonalds. Well we made it and had a great time. the food was great and you can tell I love dessert as that is the only picture of the food I took. Some of my family are still here my Mother in law when back to England yesterday, My Dad is here for another 2 weeks , Emma, Joe(my son in law) and Simon Jr went home ofter the cruise Sunday ( the limo took them to the airport). Mark and John are here for the summer and then will go back to Florida to collage . Amy still has a few weeks of school. Today I go back to see my cancer Dr, had a pet scan yesterday and cancer marker taken so will get the results of that. Over the last 5 months of not being on chemo my marker has gone up by 15 points so they might put me back on the chemo in the next few days we will find out today.Here are a few picture of our Sunday day out.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

John's birthday surprise guest


John is my youngest son and he turned 22 last week and I wanted to do some thing different for his birthday. We had all the family in town for our silver wedding party( that will be in the next blog) so I thougth what can I do and then I saw a flyer in the mall at chick fill a about kids birthday parties so I thought let go for it and  guess who comes to the party, you got it the chick fill a cow. when that cow came in and John saw him there was a look of horror on his face and I could tell he was thinking what has Mum done now, I just gave him the look just get over it I am your mother. We had a great time the cow was a hoot it danced around the house with my husband doing the conga. food was good to. so here are a few of the pictures I took, hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed being in them. Amy loved the cow. she had a great time Dancing with it. Mark and John trying to decide if there mother was for real ( hard luck you are stuck with me), The other photos are of my eldest son Simon Jr, My son in law Joe and my daughter Emma. Don't seem to have my husband with the cow but the boys have him on video and keep telling him they will put it on facebook.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Thank You Thank You

I was hoping to post lots of pictures with this post but when I went to find them on my computer they had gone so I will just say thank you to my swap partners I have swapped with  over the last month I got so many lovely things,
Secret Garden swap.
May Day swap. Wanda at The rats Pajamas
Patriotic swap.  Hope at I do have pictures of this one as it came yesterday and I only took the picture an hour a go .
Alice swap. Becky from also have pictures from this swap.
This is the patriotic swap
This is the Alice swap
I would like to thank every one for all the things they sent I loved them.

Monday, May 10, 2010

  • This is the booth  at the craft fair last weekend(No that is not me) The banner  says englishteacup   even though you can't really see the words because my camera is not very good. it looks realy good.

This is a teacup candle light I made, thought I would have sold it but it came home with me.
Lots of cups and saucers, cake plates and teapots
Table cloths and a couple of duvet covers

Home made marmalade

I made these bags they seem to go well. As this was the first craft fair I have ever done I had a really nice weekend, meet lots of people. will try and do another one soon.