bluespirit: (Supernatural ~ Dean anim good morning)
2017-07-20 12:30 pm
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Catching up

It's been a while since I've posted. LJ (& DW) don't have the same vibrancy as they used to for me - which isn't helped by me not posting either, I know. I can hardly complain about my sense of loss of community when I'm not posting much myself!
Anyhoo - a little update on things at Chez Buddy.

Bud's doing really well. He's living with severe IBD, but his latest meds seem to have really helped & he's gained back all of the weight that he lost. He's so well that some of his other meds have been reduced or removed completely. This time last year, he was such a poorly boy & we didn't think that he'd make it, but he's such a fighter. He's on a prescription diet, but his appetite has come back & he's really enjoying life. Although he is a bit of an old man now - he's 11 & 1/2 - & so he does snooze quite a bit! ♥

Here he is on one of our favourite walks. It's a National Trust hill range & woodland that's 5 minutes walk from our door.

I'm doing really well, too. I saw my oncologist a few weeks ago & he's very happy with my scans & blood tests. I have to go back in the autumn for some more extensive scans, but so far things are looking very good. *fc*

Mr B, Bud & myself are off on our holibobs in a week or so. We've hired a cottage in Northumberland that overlooks the sea & you can see Dunstanburgh Castle (a gorgeous ruin) along the coast. So, it's going to be lovely morning walks on the beach & lots of other exploring - Hadrian's Wall & castles galore! Yay!

I hope that everyone is doing well. I do try & keep an eye on my flist & reading circle, even if I don't always comment.
bluespirit: (Buddy yay)
2017-07-05 09:45 am
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Happy birthday!

Wishing the lovely [personal profile] sgamadison a wonderful birthday! ♥
I hope you have a fabulous day!

bluespirit: (Star Trek - Archer & Porthos)
2017-05-18 02:35 pm
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Sooooo excited!

Thanks to [personal profile] sgamadison  for the heads up for the new Star Trek: Discovery trailer!
It's blocked on youtube outside of the US, but this article has an embedded version that works.

It looks amazing & I got a lovely shiver when the original Trek anthem played at the end.
Yay for new Trek!!! \o/

bluespirit: (SGA cute boys)
2017-04-25 01:40 pm

LJ 18th anniversary

Wow - 13 years & 1 month!

#mylivejournal #lj18 #happybirthday

bluespirit: (Buddy yay)
2017-04-25 12:23 pm

Happy Days!

The lovely posts by the equally lovely [personal profile] sgamadison reminded me about my long abandoned '100 Days of Happy', & so here's something that makes me very, very happy:
My little baby Bud running through the bluebell woods! ♥

Considering how poorly he's been & his ongoing medical issues, it's wonderful to see him enjoying life to the full.
I love my boy so much. ♥

bluespirit: (SGA McShep you're with me)
2017-04-25 11:26 am
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Posting images?

I've uploaded an image to DW's image hosting, but when I try & insert it in a post, it doesn't show up.
Any ideas please?
bluespirit: (Buddy - hullooo?)
2017-04-25 11:18 am
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I'm trying to get into using DW, but when I'm reading my circle there are names that I just don't recognise.
If your DW name is different to your LJ name, would you mind letting me know* please? Just so my old brain can try & catch up & keep in touch. I don't want to lose friends.
Thank you!

*do message me, if you don't want to comment here. Thank you! :)
bluespirit: (Buddy sleeping)
2017-04-24 02:59 pm
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My silly boy!

So, I'm sewing & I can't find the sleeve pieces. I look everywhere but no luck.
Then the Budlington gets up off his office bed - & there they are! They must have slipped off the shelf & he made himself comfy on them!
Oh, Buddy! The perfect sewing assistant! ♥
bluespirit: (Buddy yay)
2017-03-11 12:02 pm
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Health update

Good news!
I saw my oncologist yesterday & my scan showed no sign of the cancer - which means that it’s either a) completely gone or b) so small that it’s not being registered by the scan. So, they’re going to keep monitoring my cancer markers via blood tests to see if it shows up again, & I’ll have another test in three months to see what’s happening.
So, I’m cautiously optimistic! Woohoo!

They're also going to fine tune my medications, so hopefully I won't be as tired & worn out all the time (& will stop keep falling asleep every afternoon!) I'm also working hard with the speech therapist & so hopefully I won't always sound like Sid James either!
Fingers crossed for continued good results!

Thank you again for all of your good wishes & support!

bluespirit: (Hello!Teddy)
2017-03-01 03:44 pm
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Quick update

Sorry that I've been quiet lately.
I went into hospital last month for my radiotherapy & it's made me really tired.  I feel okay - just tired! *g*
I see my oncologist next week to find out if the treatment was successful, or if I need another dose, or if there are any secondary cancers. Fingers crossed for a clean bill of health!

I hope everyone's well & happy!
bluespirit: (Supernatural ~ Dean anim good morning)
2017-01-05 01:57 pm
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Yikes! Everyone seems to be going to DW!
I have an account there which I haven't updated in a couple of years, so I'm importing my LJ entries over there & I'm also trying to post this entry there & crosspost it to LJ. (Hope it works).
I'm staying with LJ (& hoping to do the x-posting thingy), but if you're migrating to DW & would like to stay in touch, please add me to your circle. I'm [personal profile] bluespirit.
I also have a mirror of my fic & art LJ - starshinedreams - at DW: [community profile] starshinedreams.
Let's keep in touch!

bluespirit: (Buddy Xmas)
2016-12-26 11:15 am
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Season's greetings!

Sorry it's a little late, but a Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to everyone! ♥

bluespirit: (Buddy - hullooo?)
2016-12-08 03:32 pm
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I'm home

Just a quick update: I'm home at last!
I'm afraid that there were complications with my surgery, &, as a result, I was rather poorly, & I had to go back to theatre for an emergency, second surgery last Friday evening.
Fortunately, things are much improved & I was discharged on Monday evening. I'm very tired & can't do much, but I'm just so, so relieved to be at home with my two boys again! ♥
bluespirit: (SGA McShep h/c chibi)
2016-11-23 11:12 am
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Health update

I'm going into hospital on Saturday for my op.

details )

I'm a little nervous, but I'm mainly just glad that the waiting is over!  :)
bluespirit: (HP)
2016-11-23 10:45 am

My lovely Harry Potter Weekend

I've had the most fabulous, magical weekend!
On Saturday we went to see Fantastic Beasts - which was awesome! - & then on Sunday, we went to the HP Studio Tour for Hogwarts in the Snow!!
It was amazing - a day of fun, laughter, Nifflers, me definitely not buying any more cuddly creatures (peer pressure!), snowy gorgeousness, & getting to spend time with the best friends in the world! ♥

I don't have a pic of us all wearing our robes yet, but here are a couple of me proving that I definitely did not buy any kind of cuddly to go with my Fang & Hedwig! Nope, absolutely not!
Oh, how did Buckbeak get there? *g*

Finding a fantastic beast... )
bluespirit: (Sewing - pink)
2016-11-17 09:03 am
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Hogwarts' bag

I've made myself a bag that I can wear with my robes when we go to the Harry Potter studios on Sunday.
I used some leftover robe fabric - black for the outer & Hufflepuff yellow for the lining - & sewed a Hogwarts' emblem patch onto the front flap.  I then added my Order of the Phoenix braid & my little Hedwig to finish it off! *g*

Excuse the pic quality - I took it with my phone.


Hogwarts here I come! \o/
bluespirit: (HP)
2016-11-15 12:59 pm
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Hogwarts' robes!

A while back, I made [ profile] lantean_drift a set of Hogwarts' robes as a Christmas present.
Well, during this year, I've also been making robes for other friends as their birthdays have come around, & on Sunday we're all going to the Harry Potter Studio Tour again - but this time, wearing our robes! \o/


There are 8 sets of robes & we have all 4 houses represented:
Hufflepuff: Me
Gryffindor: [ profile] lantean_drift, [ profile] xanthe, KB, S
Slytherin: [ profile] flyingnorth, [ profile] battyoldflapper
Ravenclaw: [ profile] carnelianred

They're fully-lined & I've made wand pockets inside so that we'll all have a place to keep our wands as we're walking around. *g*

It's going to be 'Hogwarts in the Snow' when we go - I can't wait! \o/
*Snoopy dances*
bluespirit: (Tea ~ always time)
2016-11-15 12:38 pm

Happy day 12

Mmmm, coming home after walking with Bud on a wet, wintery day to a lovely cup of tea & a warm croissant. ♥
Happy, happy, happy!