Tuesday, 24 March 2020
My Mother's day card from Sophie
Good Morning Ladies,
Today I am sharing the card that Sophie designed for me for Mothers day, it took her most of the day, she sat had hand drew it into her special drawing tablet, adding all the detail including the background by hand. What is it? I hear you ask....
Well she kept hinting to me all day, she said 'I have this great idea, it would work great for Man cards too, I had no idea what she was doing. She handed it to me in the afternoon and said ''I understand if you don't know what/who it is''
Of course I could see straight away it was Kenny Rodgers, she had made an Album cover with a vinyl record inside, that had her message on it, what an absolutely brilliant idea and I can see it being used for so many different people.
(just to explain, I love Kenny Rodgers music, always have and found him the most charming man, I was so upset to read that he had died last week) Sophie had obviously remembered that. Such a thoughtful idea.
Their cards absolutely made my day, they both put so much effort in, I will treasure them, the best thing about them is they both made me smile and we all need all the smiles we can get these days.
Now, where is that bloomin Soap Box, somebody help me up please!!
I had the single most frustrating day of my life yesterday, I can't remember the last time I felt so angry, boy did I have to bite my tongue !
I called my mums surgery early morning, after a few attempts I got through to the Receptionist, who was the rudest cow, I explained really politely that my mum was extremely vulnerable and totally isolated, she is deaf and has blocked ears so that her hearing aids aren't working so she has no communication with the outside world, I also said that she is experiencing more seizures which was very concerning as the last major one had her breaking her femur/hip''
'' So receptionist says "your mother's blocked ears are hardly an emergency, have you any idea what is happening in the country right now"
I about blew a gasket !! and explained again at length that she cannot make or recieve calls in an emergency, she can't hear the door or the phone, she is in my opinion in danger
Receptionist "why can't you go and help her"
Me "because i am disabled and live 160 miles away, my sisters are (1) looking after keyworkers children and (2) working on critical care ward caring for other peoples vulnerable relatives
Receptionist "what do you expect us to do if she can't answer phone"
I said that she needs to be seen by someone that can maybe syringe her ears AND she needs her seizure medication increased
Receptionist ''well there is nothing on record to say that you can discuss her medical notes etc'
I explained that I understood that and that as she pointed out quite exceptional circumstances, I also pointed out that if I could not get something in place today and anything happened to my mother over night I would be back to remind her that she had refused to treat my mother.
Receptionist "Well I can get the GP to call you but she will not discuss your mothers medical notes
I reminded her that that was all that I had asked for, the GP called me about 5 hours later, she was a locum, so wasn't aware of my mums history, so I explained briefly and explained my concerns, she said that she totally understood why I was concerned and I was right to be concerned, she said that she would call my mum (and which point I just laughed) I explained again that the problem was that she couldn't hear, but she said that she had to try for herself. Which she did, mum hung up and claire called them back and had to take a letter round giving Mums permission to allow us to discuss her medical history etc. This Dr was also going to pass everything on to Mums usual doctor and that they would try and organise a 'Face to face' visit. Hooray!! it only took 10 hours!
So watch this space!
I guess we all knew that this 'lockdown' was coming, it doesn't make it any less of a shock though, so many things to think about.
Aren't you glad we are crafters?! I don't know how long it will be before online craft companies close too as their staff are as at risk as any others, so we will all have to rely on our stash.
How long do you think yours will last???
Sending love and hugs to all of you,