I am that clever today because I wrote this post yesterday. Check me out! I hardly ever plan in advance for my little bloggy. But today, when you read this, I will be on my way to Melbourne. I have a few doctor visits today. A few tests, a chat about my medication whilst in New York… etc. I have been feeling not too bad lately so this is a good sign. Apparently the new trial drug is doing something as the levels in my blood are switching (so the doc says). I’m happy with that!
Remember this event I went to for Crohn’s? I’ve been waiting on some photos to show you, but I haven’t got them yet. Anyway, it was a massive day and I met some amazing people. A Mum of 2 boys with crohn’s grabbed me unexpectedly and hugged me, I had people lining up to chat to me, I told my story on the stage… For anyone else it would have been dead boring, but to me it was truly fascinating. I got to hear about where the research is heading for the disease and in turn my thoughts on how we get this disease have changed a little… Truly wonderful people that work on finding a cure for this disease. Anyway, I think we raised $35,000 just at that benefit lunch. Gobsmacked! But we need a whole lot more money if research is to continue. That’s another story.
But, back to my day today. So I’m heading to Melbourne. I was reading through some of my design magazines the other day and saw some cool kid’s bedrooms. Remember I wrote about them here. Anyway, I decided I need to go to IKEA. I can’t believe I just said that. After being on The Block and living literally 3 blocks from the store, I swore at the time, I’d never go there again. Not because I hated the stuff, but because it was always such a drama when we went. We had to announce to the store ahead of time we were coming to visit with a camera crew, then we’d wait for the store to turn off their music (yep, we had that much power haha) as we couldn’t film with background noise, then we had camera crew, sound guy, producer all following us, asking us questions… There was no browsing leisurely. Anyway, today I shall attempt to go back and browse leisurely (with my Dad!).
This is the text message I sent to my Dad….
Ha! He knows he’s in for a real treat. I know what he meant when he asked me about the car – I bet he thought I’d be loading up!
So what do you think I should look at? Anything you’ve seen and liked? I’ll be hunting for stuff for my boy’s bedrooms. Lamp, rug, cushions (I think!). I’ll keep you posted if I find anything. I want to do this style (below picture) for one of their rooms.
It’s in the latest Home Beautiful magazine. I spy Pony Rider too. Will be paying their online shop a visit.
Have a great day 🙂