Quick Check-in

Hello everyone. Apologies for missing last week’s round-up and generally vanishing from my blog. I have been distracted but wanted to quickly give you a heads-up. The distraction unfortunately has not all been due to happy crafting – although I spent a couple of very constructive days at the weekend, sewing lots of little hand-sanitiser dangles for my Etsy. My motto since the beginning of the pandemic has been to use up my stash – and not buy anything new. Trouble is, I have so much, I am hardly making a dent *haha*. However, I managed to use up some of my fabric, and that is just as much joy to me as selling the finished items over on Etsy. If you want to have a look, check here.

Unfortunately, it hasn’t all been “good” distraction. Over the last few weeks, my dear, lovely husband hasn’t been feeling great. As a sufferer from a lung disease, he found it increasingly hard to breathe, struggling to get enough oxygen. Eventually he went to his GP yesterday, and as a result was sent to hospital. Hospitals are off-limits for visitors, though, so all could do was dropp him off at A&E. Luckily he was seen to pretty quickly, but they have kept him in for observation and may stay until the weekend. They initially put him up in the Covid ward – which had me seething with anger. Surely, someone in his condition should be kept as far away from the disease as possible. For him, it could be lethal to catch Covid. They moved him into another ward this morning, thank god. He is more comfortable now that he is getting oxygen from a tank, but some of his issues are still unresolved. To say that I am worried, is an understatement. – But at least he is in good hands and being looked after. I just hope that they can find out what is wrong – and somehow also make it better.

So the distraction continues, this time to distract me from morose and anxious thoughts. My kitchen has never been cleaner. And I have just another thing to distract me, sent to me by way of an e-mail from a reader of this blog who was worried that the links in the comments might get me into trouble. I don‘t think so, so I am posting them here now for you: If you haven‘t seen it, and also need some distraction, check out Richard‘s 2016 project Urban and the Shed Crew. Apart from a couple of film festivals, the film unfortunately was never shown in cinemas. Which is a shame, because it is definitely worth seeing. Big thank you to E___ for passing on the links.

I might rewatch it this evening, too. Wouldn’t mind a social worker looking after me for a bit *ggg*.

80 thoughts on “Quick Check-in

  1. Hi Sonja. *waves* So sorry to hear that your husband is in hospital. I hope the medics find out quickly what is wrong and that your husband feels better soon.

    I can imagine how scared and worried you must be. It is an awful feeling when you can’t visit a loved one during their stay in hospital. I empathise. Sending you love and a big hug. xx

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    • Thank you so much. Not being able to be there and distract him is really hard. I might see him today though because I need to get some pajamas to him… He’ll meet me in the car park 😃

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  2. Oh, that’s so scary about your husband! Hope they figure it out quickly and most importantly that he feels better soon and can come home again. I’ll be thinking of you and keeping everything crossed. (((Hugs)))

    And wow, someone found Urban online? Very cool, hope it stays up…

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  3. I’m sending lots of love and (((hugs))) to you and best wishes for Mr. Guylty‘s full and speedy recovery. If there’s one thing nobody needs it’s extra health worries these days (or any other time, really).

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  4. Many prayers lifted for your hubby’s swift improvement and return home, dear Guylty. Prayers also lifted for you as you wait and watch. May you be comforted by all the virtual hugs we are sending your way.

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    • Thank you for keeping him in your prayers. The virtual hugs really make a difference. I thought hard about sharing it at all, but I knew it would make me feel better if I did…

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  5. Sorry to hear from your husband’s disease! Good he is looked after despite the difficult situation in hospitals. I am keeping my fingers crossed that everything turns out fine and he’ll be better asap! Dinge, die die Welt nicht braucht… Alles Gute!

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  6. I’m praying so much for your husband. I KNOW that’s scary! Every time I cough, my son has a conniption. He’ll even jump out of bed in the middle of the night and I’m sound asleep! So I know YOU’RE worried for him, so – even though you don’t believe, I do and I’ll be praying for all of you! Here’s to quick healing and coming home this weekend!

    I love long-hair Richard. (coughs) and I have Urban and the Shed Crew but haven’t watched it yet. I need some serious down time. Spring break is coming up and while I’m going home to wait on my parents (and take things out of the attic and bring them to my house) I should have some time to watch some Richard-vision!

    It will feel weird to see my Mother’s Christmas decorations up at my house.

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    • Thank you, Zee, I really appreciate that. And a prayer is a positive thought, so even if I am not praying to god myself, I do believe in the power of the universe. Different name, same thing? Possibly.
      Do it and get some Urban Richard-vision. I did it last night and it was a wonderful distraction. He is just so good…
      Hope your visit with your parents will go well!

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      • I do to. Last time I went home, I left early, not because I wanted to but because mom became rather… unhappy that there were other people in her home. I’m hoping to get out to see my friend and my sister – or at least do some shopping, to get out of the house so she can relax. She doesn’t like company for long, and according to her, I’m a stranger. soooo…

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  7. Oh dear! Unfortunately I know how you feel. Speedy and safe recovery to your husband and lots of love and hugs to you. ❤️❤️❤️

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  8. I’m sorry about your husbands condition and I sincerely hope he improves soon for all your sakes.
    Thanks for the Urban link
    Well done on working on your stash, little things will help keep your mind occupied x

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  9. Sending love and hugs to you and Mr Guylty…and lots of positive wishes for a good outcome gained from his treatment and care in the hospital. ❤️xx

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  10. I had an inkling something was wrong when you weren’t posting, and I’m so sorry to hear the news about Mr Guylty. I know how scary it must be, having been through something similar myself, as many of us here must have done. I echo what everyone has been saying – I’m thinking of you both, sending virtual hugs to you and my very best wishes for MrG’s speedy recovery.

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    • Hehe, yes, when I lose my interest in blogging, it’s usually a bad sign ;-). But then I very selfishly felt that it might make me feel better if I shared my worries here. And it does 🙂

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  11. I´m so sorry to hear about your husband, hopefully they´ll soon find out what´s the matter and he´ll get better soon, I´m sendig hugs and best wishes, take care 💗… Thanks for the links to Urban, it´s three years next Wednesday that we saw it in Newcastle. It´s such a pity it didn´t get the release it deserved…

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  12. My best wishes for a speedy recovery to Mr Guilty and good nerves to you. You are in my thoughts. Lots of love and hugs.
    Sure there is a ” Dr. Track ” outside who will looking after your hubs and you, although he has another look
    Thanks for the film links, I will watch it still this evening

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    • Thank you, Bea. Yep, keeping myself distracted is really hard. At least today I have some work on my list…
      Dr Track is a good idea… Mh, maybe that will be tonight’s TV therapy for me 😉

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  13. Oh I’m so sorry Mr G is in hospital. So awful when you can’t visit! Are you able to talk to him by phone / facetime etc? Sending my very best healing vibes and lots of love for both of you. 😘😘😘😘😃

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  14. Positive thoughts to you and your family that your hubby recovers quickly
    I was a wreck when my dad was hospitalized in January so just think positive and keep busy and take all the shoulders offered to you ❤️

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  15. Hi
    Just looked at C20 and the Armitage army site nothing new about UTSC
    How did you know about video on dailymotion. com?
    Should we share information?
    Sorry to bother you as it’s not the best time 🙏

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    • I was sent an e-mail by a lovely fellow fan who alerted me. She was worried that I’d get into trouble if she left the links in the comments, but I don’t think so. Share away before it gets taken down, is what I think!

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      • I have downloaded it… so in case it gets taken down and someone hasn’t had the chance to see it before it gets taken down, we could then sort something out… 😉

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  16. So sorry to hear that you are going through such a tough time, the worry of a loved one being sick is bad enough without being compounded by not being able to see them. Sending you love and hugs, and my best wishes to Mr Guylty for a quick recovery.

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  17. A massive (is ‘socially & internet distanced’ a thing?) hug to you. I’m so sorry to hear that it’s been a miserable time for you & Mr. Guylty. You’re so strong for going through this right now and I hope you’re taking some time out for yourself and are able to relax a little. Best of wishes for a Mr. Guylty as well.

    Thank you so much as well for passing on the link to Urban. I have been struggling to get a copy & have never seen it so it’s much appreciated!

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    • Thank you, Sammy, for your good wishes. I’m currently prepping a lot of crafty stuff and have plans for doing more crafting. Creative stuff always makes me feel better.
      Glad that the UATSC links were of use. I watched it on Thursday night and really enjoyed it. Have you had time to watch it yet?

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      • Not yet! Sadly have been preoccupied and kept busy at work but now that it’s the Easter holidays some UATSC sounds like the perfect treat… 😊

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  18. I’m really sorry to hear that Mr. Guylty is unwell. I hope healthcare professionals can provide all the care and assistance he needs to get better soon.
    I’m amazed at your kindness for thinking of others and sharing the link to ‘Urban and the Shed Crew’ video despite the miserable time you are going through right now. You’re truly a generous soul!
    Sending positive vibes your way. Luvs ‘n’ Hugs to both of you

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    • Thank you, Maria. He is being looked after by a team of specialists, so hopefully they can make him feel better.
      Ah, the links came to me from a kind fellow fan, so all credit to her. I was only the messenger 😉

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  19. I’m so sorry for this very late response! I am sending healing vibes across the pond and I’m praying that he recovers fully. Hugs to you, Sonja ❤️

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