Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Razzamatazz and A Rooty Toot Toot


So far, am liking it! Maybe that is to do with the fact that I've taken a days holiday, which is always good. But A Mid-Week one is something Special! I woke to cards from my gang, a noisy one from Si, A Cheeky one from Steve and a beautiful hand made one from Tooli. Steven had bought me a Rick Astley CD - FANTASTIC. I love Rick Astley, Eilidh had drawn a family portrait - the likeness of me is SCARY. Si has bought me something but it hasn't been delivered yet........ I sit waiting to see if it arrives this morning.

Am just going to go and shower and then head out for 5000 steps!

See Y'all Later

Check me out... On the Cover of Playmate! ha ha ha ha Brilliant. Thank you Kirst! I Lurve it!

I'm not bad looking for such an old Bird!

Wow. Sad End to my Birthday day.

I went to Tap Tonight. I missed it last week for the Opening of Cechinnis, and was looking forward to a good dance round the room. All the ladies were saying "o m g , it is awful, worse than before". But I went in, and yes, it was. It was hopeless. I don't know what he expects of us - I'm one of the younger ones... and tonight I was incapable. He wants us to be all bouncing about like Billy Elliot on Speed. Its just not going to happen.

I just thought to myself, there is no point in me spending money, and dragging myself along here when it is just no fun.

So at the end, he was handing out the steps, and I just said "no thanks, I'm not going to come back, it just isn't fun any more". I won't say he pleaded with me to stay - but I'm not one of the best dancers - but hey - it wasn't about the dancing, it was about having fun!

And it isnt

That being said, I'm still feeling good for being 44!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

'Till an all time love...............

Tomorrow I'm 44.


I quite like that number.

Am hopeful that being 44, with two numbers I like, and it being a double roll over on the lottery, my luck may be in.


Hey, Hey, You, You,... Get offa My Cloud

I love Clouds I do. Big Clouds, small clouds, white clouds black clouds. These two photos were taken within 1 minute of each other - one facing north, one facing south (ish). Isn't the earth fantastic that it can produce something that looks like this, right in front of you.

Love Them Love Them Love Them.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Such an Angel with a Devilish Angle...

So there I was.

Standing on the doorstep explaining to the policeman that yes I had exposed my bare bum to my next door neighbour. (Yes the same garden hopping senile citizen).

"And where exactly did this take place" asked the nice policeman.

"I was standing in my house in the doorway into the kitchen".

The policeman looked confused, "and where was the complainant"

"standing on a box looking in my kitchen window". I replied.

Yes, Quite.

Friday, April 25, 2008

friday 5

the Friday 5

What’s something you love and is quite bad for you?
Salt and Vinegar Crisp Sandwiches

What’s something you hate and is quite good for you?


What’s something that’s about equally good and bad for you?
Salt and Vinegar Crisp Sandwiches (Potato = Vegetable, BRead could be wholegrain)

What’s something you’ve been told is bad for you but you suspect is not as bad as people say? Salt and Vinegar Crisp Sandwiches (see Above)

What’s something most people consider ugly but you consider beautiful?
Windmills for Power Generation. I think they are LOVERLY

Thursday, April 24, 2008

The only one that stole my heart away..............

So, there I was standing all alone, against the bar in Pebbles.

I had gone out with my mate, and her new husband and her sister, and two brothers, and during the course of the evening she had managed to fall out with each and every one of them. The climax to the evening came when she returned from the toilet to find me and her husband of 2 weeks dancing together. She stormed on to the dance floor and belted him and stormed off in a rage. There was a bit more to'ing and fro'ing but suffice to say, end of the night I was left all alone.

There were plenty of people I knew so it wasn't so bad, and I had everyone's drinks to finish! So I was okay.

Then I saw him. He was walking back and forward from the dance floor to the edge of the room right in front of me. I watched this performance about 6 or 7 times, and laughed to myself.
I turned round to finish my drink and then there he was beside me.

He's still there.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

We just want to dance here, someone stole the stage

So there I was, standing in my kitchen, and I looked up.

The crazy ole lady from next door was standing on the kerb stone round my petite garden.

She grinned wildly at me and dropped her toe on to the grass. Then Lifted it out. I ignored her, as best I could as I stood washing my dishes; but in, out, in, out , in out she went. In retrospect I should have been impressed that an old bird could move as quickly as she was.

But, things being as they were, I was in the throws of an "episode". Nothing was rational to me, and her waving to me and mouthing "i'm in your garden" was driving me nothing short of insane. I lifted a knife from the drying board and waved it at her, and she took off like the clappers of hell.

She didn't go home, oh no. She went across the road, out of stabbing distance, and proceeded to visit all the neighbours on the opposite side of the road from me. I watched, my panic increasing as she stood on each doorstep, yapping away and pointing across the road at me.

I retained enough calm to stay in the house until she had had enough and went home, and then I headed out, over to the same neighbours. I chapped each door, and asked the neighbours in turn what she had been saying about me.

Jeesus H Christ. When I think back to the looks on their faces.

Bad enough being confronted by mental old Woman, but to then be harassed by mental young woman seeking confirmation that mental old woman was telling them I was mad must have scared the beejeezuz out of them!

I was mad, Indeed. And to all those people. I apologise profusely.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Moving sidewalks, I don't see under my feet.......

I just read back blogs over the week from 9th March.

There was no indication of it. At All.

I'm stunned. Silenced.

And now looking for a reputable Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

My racing heart, is just the same;

So there I was, ironing by the bedroom window. I've taken to doing it up there with my Ipod in, looking out the window, cause I can just loose myself in another world.

So anyways, there I was, standing doing the ironing, and these two wee pains went past. I watched them closely cause they looked like they were looking for trouble..... but they appeared to pass without event. Until....

out the corner of my eye I spotted a little flickering light... wasstha? I thought. I looked closer (cause my eye sight isn't brilliant, and I very rarely wear my glasses), but then I realised it was a little flame. I moved round the ironing board, and looked closer out the window. The flame was coming out of someone's recycling bin. So I shouted to Boy, "Oi, have you got shoes on". Boy shouts back, "nope"; I says, "The bin's on fire across the road", Boy Shouts, "right".

I grabbed my jug I was using for ironing and had about 1/4 pint of water in it, and started to run across the road.

By the time I bounced across the road, I had about 1/4 of 1/4 of a pint, and I splished it in. It had absolutely no effect. So I bounds up to the door, and I says "Hello, I'm Steven's mum, - Your paper boy", and she says "oh hold on I'll get your money", So I says..... "no no no - Your bin is on fire, I need some water to pour in it". And She sticks her head out the door and says "oh, dear, I wonder how that happened", and I said, "can we worry about that later, can I come in and get some water?"

She says "my husband is just out of hospital today", and I says "can I come and get some water". and eventually she says, "yes of course". So I dash in, run past the husband, fill the jug up, run back out - all the while she is saying to her husband, "that is Steven's mum, you know the paper boy, but she's in for some water". Oh Flip, I'm glad I just started running in and out, cause the bin would have burnt down if I'd stood there for the introductions.

Anyways, I got the fire out, and promised I'd put their bin out in the morning, and went back to my ironing.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Everybody's movin to the rhythm that’s inside

Up at 7 this morning. Away for a cycle. I think it is working.

Last night I walked with Eilidh - Three miles to deliver her papers. Carrying rather a large bag too.

Total Loss this week 7lb!

I think I'm in the right mind set this time.

Come On!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Whooooooo Do you think You are... Somekinda Superstar???

Place an X by all the things you've done and remove the X from the ones you have not,
( ) Gone on a blind date -
(x) Skipped school -
(x) Watched someone die- Garpie
() Been to Canada-
() Been to Mexico-
(x) Been to Florida-
(x) been on a plane –
(X) Been lost- Yes
(x) Been on the opposite side of the country
() Gone to Washington, DC-
(x) swam in the ocean-
(x) Cried yourself to sleep-
(X) Played cops and robbers
(x) Recently colored with Crayons
( x ) Sang Karaoke
(x) Paid for a meal with coins only
(X) Done something you told yourself you wouldn't-
(x ) Made prank phone calls-
(x) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose or the straw!!!(
X) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
(x) Danced in the rain
(X) Written a letter to Santa Claus
(X) Been kissed under the mistletoe
(X) Watched the sunrise with someone you cared about
(X) Blown bubbles
(x ) Gone Ice Skating
(x) Been skinny dipping outdoors
(X) gone to the movies
1. Any nickname? HELS
2. Mother's Name? Helena
3. Favorite drink? Wild Turkey
4. Tattoo? Nope
5. Body Piercing? My ears are pierced
6. How much do you love your job? Love it
7 Birthplace? Kilwinning
8. Ever been to Africa? No
9. Ever eaten cookies for dinner? Yes, I’ve been a student, of course.
10. Ever been on TV? No, but I have been on National Radio….
11. Ever steal any traffic sign? Yes, those flashy yellow lights! Parafin Filled Believe it or not
12. Ever been in a car accident? Yes, Sorry Mrs Carey
13. Drive a 2 door or 4 door vehicle? 4
14. Favorite salad dressing? Honey Mustard
15. Favorite pie? Rhubarb
16. Favorite number - Six
17. Favorite movie? Dogma
18. Favorite holiday? Any flipping holiday…. I love holidays
19. Favorite dessert? Tiramisu
20. Favorite food? Wowser. Carpaccio of Beef, A La Lido, Troon
21. Favorite day of the week? Thursday…. Nearly Friday…..
22. Favorite brand of body wash? After the Rain Gel. Yum
23. Favorite toothpaste? Any, but curious about the new foaming one.
24. Favorite smell? Fresh Bread, Fresh Coffee, Si Cooking Something Good!
25. What do you do to relax? Relax??? What’s That? Do you know me?
26. How do you see yourself in 10 years
27. Furthest place you will send this message? Canada
28. Who will respond to this the fastest? Bill

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Talk about things you'd like to do.

I'm doing good. Really good.

But I talk to myself. I always knew I had conversations in my head, but the other week, when me and Tool were in Edinburgh, we passed at least 3 people who were yapping away to themselves, I sniggered as we walked past and nudged Tools. She looked at me with those big blue eyes and said, "yes mum, people talk to themselves".

I knew when she said that, she meant me. So I've been keeping a check on it since then, and flipping heck.... I do. It starts off as sounds inside my head, but then my mouth starts to move, and then my breath kicks in and before I Know it, the words are coming out of my mouth.

Si has said to me on occassion "what are you saying". I like to pretend that I'm chanting or meditating, but hey, truth is, I'm talking to myself. Buggar.

At least it's in my head, and the people haven't been back. .

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Whooooo Do You think You are.....

Last night we had a query..... Which Character Would you Be....

Now for guys, this is a pretty straightforward... but for women?

Just Who Would you be?

Would you like to swing on a star....carry moonbeams home in a jar

So far so good.

Porridge, Soups, Ryveta, lots of water.

Keeping it going. Feeling positive.

Just need to get off my backside now and do something creative with my bod.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Can't tell my friends cause they will laugh

Last day of my holidays. Officially.

Start of a new me. Seriously.

Si bought scales yesterday. I vowed not to stand on them, but I did.

BIG Mistake.

Anyways, after having stood on them, I haven't stood still all day. I've cleaned kitchen, bathroom, all the windows, my bedroom, done washings. I've decided on my exercise programme - walking first thing in the morning. Bouncing after dinner, and a cycle later on. Surely to god, if I'm doing all that each and every day, and of course, watching what I am eating.. then the scales will make me less unhappy?

I've learned that I can't be fixated about getting rid of all the weight at one time.

Mindfulness says that you can only be concerned with the here and now, and that is fine. I'm quite content in myself, and just want to improve... the future is all good.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Never Gonna Tell A Lie Or Hurt You

I have never flash mobbed.

I would love to. If anyone is doing one, I'd love to be invited.

This is the most exciting it gets...

Friday, April 11, 2008

The Friday 5

Friday 5
Among your acquaintances, who’s the best screamer?

Acquaintance.....well Son's Acquaintance.... Cat. She doesn't speak, she screams constantly, even when she is being pleasant and friendly. Is all WAAAAHHHHH

When was the last time you had to shout in order to be heard?
I'm a bit loud at the best of times. I don't really think that I shout. I tend to repeat myself over and over in order to be heard... "can we have a cat...can we have a cat...can we have a cat...can we have a cat..."

When was the last time you cheered for anything?
I cheer on my kids. Oaft. This is when I'm maybe noisy. I'm embarassing mum. I shout so loudly to support my kids. I may not understand the rules of what they are playing but when they do good... I Cheer. LOUDLY

Whom did you last yell at?
Son. I didn't really yell at him. We had quiet talk. I am much much more threatening when I talk quietly, cause I am so noisy the rest of the time!

When did you last lose your voice, or at least find yourself hoarse?
I can't remember. Oh yes, I can. When I had a really really bad infection which affected my asthma. I could barely speak, what am I talking about, I could barely breath. My breathing reminded me of that death rattle you hear in films. Lovely. All better now tho.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Well I guess it would be nice.... If I could

Oh Wow.

Is Thursday already. I've had a lovely day today. We got up, sharpish, had breakie -and now i've gone GI, so I had porriage. Yum.

Then we drove to Glasgow, well Renfrew to be exact or more even more exact, Xscape. We had a lovely bimble around and went for food in Tony Romas. Yummy. I had Onion Loaf. - Well half onion loaf, kids had spud skins, and Si had Baked Potato Soup??, then the boys had Ribs, and I had Thai Chicken Salad and Tool had Caesar Salad. Then believe it or not, we had crunchy apple with Ice cream and toffee sauce, and tools had a sundae which she beautifully splattered all over the table in an attempt to remove fruit.

Lovely child.

Then we had a wee bimble around silverburn kids bought some clothes. And now we are home.

I'd love to go to bed. But that would be cheating!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

I've found my groove and I just can't lose

Holidays are lovely. I truely would love to be rich, and do nothing all day. I had a long lie, and then got up and took Toolibelle to Lido for Breakfast. This is becoming a habit I could learn to love. This morning it was Croissants - mine with butter and jam, Tooli's with Ham and Cheese -toasted. Yum. Tool had freshly squeezed orange juice, and I had a pot of tea. Wow We are so good to ourselves.

We left there to go and replace Si's mug which he broke, - that is the second one in two weeks, Me thinks that subconciously he doesn't like Tigger!

We went to put an appointment on for Eilidh to get her Hair cut, and they had a vacancy there and then so she stayed, and I went for wander. When I got back she was almost done -looking fantastic.

When we got back, Si had put the trampoloine back up....Tool was delighted, but we stopped her from bouncing cause my part of the putting up, was to sew up the padding and laces to stop Tool falling thru the springs. I stood outside, and stitched it all up with fishing line... my hands were freezing when I was finished. And now I'm just sitting playing scrabble. I love scrabble. I just hate it that people that can play, won't play with me!

Monday, April 07, 2008

Why am I up the tree, you say? Why are you down there, I say?

Holidays are great.

Got up late (ish), had a coffee with my boy, and then took him down town to buy birthday presents for two of his mates. Once we got them something, we hit the Lido for Breakfast. Yummy.

Lovely lovely atmosphere that place has. We sat in a booth and eye'd everything up. I think Dude was impressed by quality of waiting staff...and the food. I could see him looking at the bar, imagining himself standing there, entertaining the lay-dies! Hmmm he's such a hussy. He had Bacon, Pancakes and Maple Syrup. I had Banana and Toffee Muffin. Scrummy and latte!

Then we came home and upset Si and Eilidh because we had been out for eating and they hadn't. Tool went away out with L and B and Si and me headed for B&Q - am so keen to get the bedroom done. We decided while we were out that we would give the bathroom a makeover. They had some very reasonable suites. And Si is happy to give it all a bash himself!!!

Mmm. I just need to reorganise the finances.


Sunday, April 06, 2008

Ya know when that shark bites, with his teeth, babe

Scarlet Billows.... start to flow.

I was listening to Jazz tonight..... Scottish Youth Jazz Orchestra, and also the Scottish Youth Orchestra. They were brilliant. There was about 120 of the Youth Orchestra... and 15 of the Jazz. Both completely different, but totally brilliant in their own genre.

I wish every brass ensemble would play Mac the Knife tho. There is nothing quite like the sound of trumpets blasting that out.

Of course we were sitting next to the lunatic of the audience. Thru the Orchestra, he was fine. Well behaved and quiet. I reckon that he had brought a date to Jazz Concert to impress her with his fine music taste, but I fear that the out of step tap dancing while seated will have failed to impress. It certainly wasn't impressing Mater who was sending out hate signals like you wouldn't believe. The chap in front of him, must have been going demented. he was kicking the chair every time he stamped his foot, out of time with the music.

Jees. Folk!

Emptiness is a place you're in

I went to the doctors on Friday. I had a pain in my hand.

I have arthritis!

And since friday, every bone on the right hand side of my body has started aching.

Am quite depressed. Funny how, despite the happy pills, something else can make you sad.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Friday 5.....Not the Original....

1. What type of food do you most like to eat?
  • Risotto

2. What type of food do you most like to cook?
  • Bacon Butties

3. What ingredient could you not live without?
  • Coffee Granuals.

4. What do you never let in your kitchen?
  • Evil Tomataes

5. What is your favorite drink?
  • Chilled Rose Wine.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Been Working.. So Hard, Keep Punching My Card...

Wow, I have had such an exhausting week!

I was knackered from the walk on Sunday,,,, but surprisingly not too stiff.

Work has been non-stop all week, aggravated by the fact that I am off next week, so I have to make sure EVERYTHING is up to date by tomorrow. I worked til 5.40 tonight just to finish something off so I can start fresh again tomorrow.

Yesterday, Wednesday was Christof's birthday, and I got a cake from O'Really's.... and dropped it when I fell in the office! I went straight over. Clunk! Splat. all over the floor. Hard down on my knees. I thought maybe my dancing display would be out of the question - my knees were nipping so bad.

I made it though. And it was great fun. The rehearsal room had curtains up -sectioning the room into 3 -and we were all singing and dancing - it was a great atmosphere. And - we didn't do too badly at our dance either.

ha ha - This isn't really us. We were far better than that!!! ha ha ha