Friday, January 30, 2009

Hey MIckey...... Hey Mickey...... Again

In American football, a fumble occurs when the player carrying the ball drops it, often resulting in a great advantage for the other team. What have you recently fumbled in your own life?
Mmmm A fumble. I would call something else a fumble. Wee-Devil would know about that. ha ha ha. Or Si! What have I fumbled Recently. Let's put it in the context of the Sport's Field.... Watching Tooli at hockey the other week, I squealed "gooooo tooli"..... and she fluffed a shot. That is kinda the same thing eh?

In American football, you have thrown an interception when someone from the other team catches the ball you meant for your teammate. Who’s often an interceptor of something you intend for someone else?
I try very very hard to get whatever I need to go to who ever, to get there without distraction. I hate interception..I think more often than not, interception happens with my kids. I think they should get every deserving award due to them and I often believe (maybe my maternal instinct) that they are over looked because those giving out the awards, believe my kids will take rejection better!!

One of the severest penalties in American football is for unsportsmanlike conduct, when a player doesn’t play according to the spirit of fair play. In what situations are you most likely to be a perpetrator of unsportsmanlike conduct?

When I feel that I am about to perpetrate unsportsman like conduct, i repeat my Reiki Precepts, Just For Today....Do Not Be Angry, Do No Worry, Be Honest, Be Humble, Be Compassionate...... that usually makes me refrain from committing any really really bad unsportsmanlike conduct, but it doesn't ever stop me from having the thoughts!

In American football, the concept of running low-risk plays that consistently gain a few yards at a time is called “moving the chains,” while the concept of going after huge gains with higher-risk plays is called the “vertical game.” In your personal life, are you more of a moving-the-chains player or a vertical-game player?

I believe that I am always running low-risk plays. I believe that if I perform well in the smaller least noticable areas of life, I am slowly and steadily improving my chances elsewhere. I am creating a position for myself which makes me needed, and noticed if I'm not there. And the best way to do this is to smile at everyone.

Sometimes in American football, the quarterback will, at the last moment, change his or her mind about the intended play, either to prevent what is likely to be a failure or to take advantage of a vulnerability in the other team. The method used in this play-change is often “calling an audible.” In what way have you recently called an audible in your life?
I'm gonna have to think on this one.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

You're So Fine, You Blow My Mind...

And Again. Another Prize. Oh Yes Indeedy. Okay, So it is a small one, but it is a Prize. I am sooooo excited.

Additionally, I am also excited because of this.

I haven't been able to do anything yet, cause it isn't charged, but it is so, so lovely and sparkly.

Life is Good.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Cause, you know, The Winner Takes It All

Way Hay... Me and Boy, and My First Prize of 2009! My Cadbury Chocolate! Wooop Woop Woop

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Where Do you Come from my Lovely????

Seriously, When you look at my page, click the Comment button and Say hello.

I'm really curious about the hits I'm getting from Bloglines, who are you? what are you all about?

And Troon On Line... Hello You Troon On Line People, Nice to See You. Say Hello.

Blog and Duck... I know who you are, and you are very welcome.... Everyone indeedy is welcome, but it would be lovely if you said Herlo!

I tot I taw a Puddy Tat

Bean, precariously balanced on the bookshelf, trying to re-acquaint herself with Tony the Fish.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Not a Cloud in the Sky, Got Sun in My Eye

Well, I made it to Monday, but I have to tell you my eyes are almost fixed shut. I'm finding it very very hard to see out. I can't quite explain the puffyness, but suffice to say no amount of Wrinkle / Puff / Age / Skin Tightening Cream made any difference to my face this morning. I'm thinking maybe matches are the only think that will work. I'll tell you how bad it is, if I smile, my cheeks make my eyes close.

This morning was wonderful, ha ha - No Paper round for boy, however we all lay in bed until 7.15 and then had a mad rush - everyone for the toilet at once. Except me. I like to take it slowly in the morning.

Eventually got going and climbed into the car - only to discover that boy hadn't been lying when he said car was making weird noises. Boy was it ever! I turned around and we all debated the best way forward. We decided, I would take Si's Car, he would take mine and head to the garage, and Boy would do his own thing. In the midst of all this, Tooli, left looking more organised and calm than the rest of us, so much so, that despite saying bye to us all, her dad and her brother missed her and ended up shouting farewells down the street to her.

Am in now, and have cleared a pile of work this morning. Just about to pop out to lunch and then whack in about it again.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Make My Way Back Home When I learn to


Wow. I was so drunk last night. Lovely evening, I did really enjoy myself, with Si's friends from the "organisation". We had a nice meal in Tacos, loads of Nachos and Enchilladas Fajitas, and Burritos. Then we headed to the Lonsdale so that one of our party could Dazzle us with his singing.

Yes, well, Wee-Devil and I need fear no more about our Shoop Shoop Version. It was No 1 in the charts compared to this.

I only made it out of my bed at 3.30 pm. And I still don't feel particularly good, but I have to make the effort, because I have to make the tea. Woarfh

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Happy Hockey.... Gooooooo Marrrr

Such a Feelings Coming Over Me......

Am Up.

Is 9.02, and Am not quite dressed, but ready to go.

Tooli playing Hockey.... Am walking up to watch. Boy in Aberdeen to play volleyball. They drove up last night, so that they had an easier start than a 3.5 hour drive!

Will say more later, but right now, I have to move. Tooli's last words to me, were "you know we start at 9.30....

I have to run.

Friday, January 23, 2009

OOooh Beeedooooo, I wanna Be Like Yoooooouuuu

Friday 5 Read mine... link to Friday 5, and write your own.

What types of blogs do you usually read?
Interesting ones. Ones people point out to me, ones which make me laugh. I stumbled across one, from Friday5, and I was overcome with the person's upward attitude, despite the problems she was facing in her daily life. Sometimes these people's stories inspire you - make you want to be a better person, make you see the good in every situation, and try your best.

What kinds of products do you usually buy when you shop online?
Everything. My last Ebay Purchase was a Scrapbook, one before that, new cushions for my sofa, one before that was Massive Throw for my (at that point not newly cushioned) sofa. Before that, Christmas Presents, Magazines, Computer bits, Crafty Bits, Gifts, Wishes, Thoughts. What can't you buy on line? It is truely a miracle. I'm not actually that sure that it exists except for in our minds, and in actual fact, it is only our belief in the goodness of each other that makes the goods appear by our sides, and the money disappear from our bank account.

What kinds of online videos do you usually spend time watching?
Again, ones that people point out to me. Last night, I watched Perez on Craig Ferguson show. I cant' quite believe that Craig Ferguson is a BIG US TV Star. I remember when he was a drunk comedian from Glasgow. A very funny one admittedly, but you don't often see people making that transition. Good on him. And he still has his Glasgow accent. Anyways, where was I? Oh yes, online videos. They were talking about that... silly cats, yes I enjoy silly cats. I love watching Clips of Alan Cumming. Especially if it is "The High Life". O M G that makes me smile ALL DAY.

If You're Feeling Kinda Serious,
If Life, Is Seriously Mediocre,
Here's how to Get the Adrenalin Flowing,
Step Up On A Boe-ing Going HIGHHHHHHH

Besides Friday 5, what weekly memes do you particularly enjoy?
I Don't do any other memes strangely enough. I stumbled upon Friday 5, and haven't strayed. Although, this question did prompt me to search the internet, and I found "addicted to memes" and they have got a meme, or two or three for every day of the week. But I was busy this morning, and didn't have time to look, so I am going to browse thru them all tonight, in between competition entering.

Where do you like to go for streaming online music?
Sad to say, I'm not a big streaming music fan, which is sad considering the kind of mad mental music nut I was in my late teens and early twenties. I lost a lot of my music (12" albums and singles), and I think the whole trying to replace them just did me in. Anything I do download normally comes from ITunes.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Look at the Stars, Look How They Shine For You

Last night, I didn't walk. I was busy making something and was at it all evening.

I was very pleased with the results. I Hope the beneficiary is equally happy.

Kids both had sports yesterday. Boy Playing Football, and won 3-1, Tooli playing Volleyball and won 3-2. Quite a hard game she said, but they were playing to win. At training she and her pal, who had played that afternoon got a round of applause for their efforts. Their coach said they had played better than she had ever seen anyone play.

Boy went out to Girlfriends for tea last night. Even Shaved for her. This is looking serious.... Eventually got him in at 11, and he was v. tired and went straight to bed.

This morning I was a bit annoyed cause he got his paper money back - pointing out that he had the prices wrong, but when I checked his envelope - I realised it was £10 short. All the money had been there when I left it the previous morning. I'm glad he is giving it up. It is more trouble than it is worth.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Colours of the Rainbow So Pretty In The Sky

I've been out again. Only a mile this time. not the two. But I still got up and went.

I'm exhausted. I was working on boy's paper bills tonight. He is quitting and handing over next week, and I couldnt for the life of me work out the numbers, and then it suddenly snapped into place. I just wasn't looking at it right.


Anyways, the walk was good. Woke me up again, but I'm not hanging about tonight, I'm off to bed, I sat up and watch loads of 24 last night. bad bad bad.

Monday, January 19, 2009

You're the Right Stuff, baby.....

Tonight I walked. I did. Seriously.

After entering several hundred competitions i got my trainers on and set off down the road. I'm going to go back to using this:

to log my walks. I'd love to say "run", but I'm not at that stage yet. Maybe March??? ha ha

Then I came in and went up stairs for a wee Reiki Session. It was lovely. I did Hatsurei ho, and then a little distant Reiki for someone. I also had a wee Distant Empowerment too - I was a bit greedy and took 2, but from two different people, and it was actually quite strange how different they were.

I can't explain the Reiki power.... I'm not religious, and not particularly spiritual, but there are happenings with Reiki that I can't explain. I just enjoy it.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Lazy Sunday Afternoon, I got no mind to worry

Not particularly lazy. Kids out again.. 9.30 for Tool - Volleyball,1030 for Boy, to watch girlfriend play volleyball.

Si and me headed to Morrisons, with a slight Red Wine Groggyness about us. But that has cleared. Is amazing what a few cups of coffee will do for you.

Morrisons was nice and quiet, but that led to us having a packing frenzy at the checkout.

Then we came home, and I started the cleaning. I lifted the rugs, and swept and the washed the floors, shoogled the throw and straightened the cushions, washed the dishes, prepared the dinner, did the toilet. Now the place looks quite habitable.

I'm throwing ANOTHER coffee down my throat before I go and collect Tool, who has just text to say she is ready to go. Am trying to find Boy to see if he can collect her. He's had the car 4 days and she's not seen the inside of it!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

It's Not the Colour of Your Hair, or the clothes

Today was family day. I got kids up at 7.45 (Boy for paper round), and Tool at 8, for Hockey. Boy got half way round, while I did his breakfast, he came in and got his breaky and I finished up for him (Yeah, yeah, I Know...enough already).

Got Tool organised, took her up, and wandered over to my mums, used her toilet and had a cup of coffee, met my sister briefly and then headed back for the match.

Si appeared, after a shower and watched the second half with me. I dropped Tool home after a sound beating (them, not me), and then headed down to Ayr to watch Boy play Volleyball. They soundly beat them - 4-1, the last set they lost only just...and Boy played like a complete star! Running rings round the pitch. I just wish I could sit and watch without squealing so much!

After I got home from that, I showered, and headed out to meet me mum for Cocktails and a nibble at Lido (Yeah, I love that place). We set up a couple of Strawberry Daquiris, and had pate, bruchetta, and sticky toffee pudd! Yumser.

Boy eventually came home about 5.30, and he has headed out to Girlfriend's house again. One day, he'll be in for a WHOLE evening. Maybes Aye, Maybes Naw.

And now, I'm home, sitting with a Glass of Red Vino, and Tooli wanting to watch scary movie - yeah, the same one we watched the other night... have put it on for her, she is tired, and she has more volleyball tomorrow, I don't think she'll sit thru it all. I took a hem up on her Volleyball shirt - she wants to make sure she looks GOOD! She does, I assured her!

Anyways, I'm heading to bed now. Oh Yes, I am.

Follow Every Highway, Til You Find

Si had a sleepover at the Scout Hall last night.

Tool was at Orchestra, and Boy was working, avec le moteur.

Wee-Devil and me watched Porn on the internet and discussed between ourselves how uncomfortable it was. She gave up before me. I was fascinated. We had been watching female involved on tv earlier and she was being very righteous and condescending about people, and SHE made her name because there were "leaked" porn tapes.

She was about as far removed from the actual act of Sex as she had been from the dinner party she was involved in that we had been watching.

Very strange indeed it was, and did not incline me to making a video of my own. I think that the world does not need that.

We did not go so far as to watch the Mini-Me Sex tapes. That would have been TOOOO Gross.

Friday, January 16, 2009

I like Driving in my Car... It's not quite a Jaguar

Friday 5

Friday 5 - Visit and Take Part

Among your friends, who could be blown over by a strong wind?

Wee-Devil. She is ickle. Could be blown away by a gentle breeze. She pretends that she is huge, but she isn't. She is probably actually about 1/4 of the size of me. Honestly.

What’s something in your house you occasionally wind?
I used to "wind" the babies. Milky Milky and then pat pat pat.....

I don't think I "wind" anything. I have a "rolex" which doesn't need winding, because it has motion sickness, and keeps going as long as you do. All the clocks have batteries, and I think the children have long outgrown any wind-up toys. (Mores the pity)

Is there some significant gossip you’ve recently gotten wind of?

Gossip? where Wee-Devil is concerned there is always some good gossip. She normally makes most of it up, but that's where good gossip comes from. I wish I still worked in the office, we used to have a field day, she could tell me anything about anyone, and I believed her - I'm very very gullible as far as she is concerned, but as far as anything I've recently got a hold of.....nah, I can't think of any. How BORING.

Where is the windiest place you’ve ever been?

Top of the Wallace Monument. That was windy. Troon also has it's windy days. This weekend is supposed to be pretty windy. When I go on to the Computer (as opposed to the Lappy) (I'm in my bed, not feeling brilliant). I'll add pictures. Last Sunday was pretty windy, and I took photos down on the beach. There is nothing better than standing (Behind Si), feeling the wind blasting your face. Although today, I think maybe a slight breeze would knock me for six. My poor head isn't coping too well at all.

What do you do, on a typical day, to unwind?

Nothing. I love doing nothing. That is a lie. As I get older, I find myself looking for ways to entertain myself. Sitting in front of the TV is no longer an option for me. There are certain programmes I like to watch and that is what I watch. Last night, i stuck on that film while waiting for Boy to come home, and I wish I hadn't. I would have been better, knitting, or crotcheting. I made a jumper last week. Well actually I started the Jumper last April, and I have been sitting with four pieces (back, front adn two arms) since June. I just didn't know how to attach them. I finally decided on 1 January, enough was enough and ad-libbed the ending. All Knitting projects would be finished. - Again, once I am on BIG computer, I will upload photo of Tooli wearing said Jumper. Is rather nifty, in a Punk Rocker sort of way. Boy had it on too, but it looked cooler on Tool. I have another jumper on the go now - I had half a front done, but unpicked it all and re-started on a smaller scale - since I seen how big the first one came out.

I also crochet. I'm not brilliant at this - I do scarfs. I can't shape crochet, so i just go on and on and on and on.
But it is very relaxing. I also practise Reiki. Now I know that some people will find this very odd, that a very non-Spritual person like me, would practise something as unearthly as this. I can't explain it, and I giggle when I do, but there is most very definitely something going on there. Best feeling ever. I can just sit and meditate. When I get it right it is most fantastic. I can send Reiki - I send it to Wee-Devil all the time, and she is more calm and relaxed for it. I use it to protect things. Empty houses, and more importantly the kids. I knew I was doing good one day, when Boy came home and said his music lesson had gone good, because he had reiki'd himself before hand. Sometimes I get a feeling like I have to earth myself on someone - and that is a bit weird - i get a "cool breeze" (Heavens' that sounds odd doesn't it), -on my hand and I know I have to put it somewhere. Hey Ho... All things are one.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Scary MOnsters... Super Creeps

OMG Why do I do it.

Sat down, thought "I'll watch this...", and now I'm sitting over here, trying to not look at the TV, but waiting til 1408 is finished, so that I can see the end.

I can't do scary films I really can't.

The Interview

Ellajayebee was interviewed by Osbasso, the instructions are as under. I was intrigued, and I asked Ella to interview me! If you would like interviewed, Comment here..... and I'll interview you.

The Interview

In a twist on the blog-meme, there is the Interview that has been in several formats over the last few years. Osbasso is the latest one to bring it back into my circle and so here we go...

First, the rules:
  1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."

  2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. I get to pick the questions.

  3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.

  4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.

  5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

What is your favorite word? Gorgeous. I use this word about 10 times a day, at least. When I answer the phone, and someone says "how are you?", I say, "gorgeous", and they laugh. When someone comes into the office, and says "how are you today?", I say "Gorgeous". They smile, sometimes they look confused.... Now people who have met me on several occasions ask me, "how gorgeous are you today". There is truth in the school of thought, that if you say something often enough, it is true. I am gorgeous, in spirit if not (completely) physically.

What is your least favorite word? C*&T. I won't even write it. I know its slang, and a swear, but I hate it so much I won't use it. In a town close towhere my office is situated, this word appears to be used everyday to describe someone not in a derogatory way, but in the same way you would use the word, "baby", or "child". The number of times I have passed young groups of mothers and hear them ask each other "How's yours", and the reply is normally along the lines of "Lovely wee C&^t", or "cheeky wee C&^T". I know it is lack of education and ignorance that lets these woman refer to their children like this, but I think it is unacceptable and a terrible way for children to hear themselves referred.

What turns you on creatively, spiritually, emotionally?
The creativity of my husband is my turn on. I have complete faith in everything he turns his hand to and everything he turns his hand to is a complete success. His modesty in his ability warms my spirit. Emotionally, - My Children. They are my inspiration, every pain of labour was worth it when they achieve or celebrate in some way. This week has been a revelation - Tooli in Paris, having an absolute ball, the emotion that was pouring down the phone from her was amazing. Boy, firstly getting a conditional from a University, and then buying a car, and also - paying for the repairs to mine - I done good with them two.

What turns you off?
Toes. Perversion. Violence.

What sound do you love?
Silence. Maybe punctuated with water. River water, tap water, the ocean, waterfalls, the tide. There is so much to hear in Silence you could sit forever just listening. Best silence ever, was sitting outside our tent in Fisherground Farm in Eskdale. The children were sleeping, the fire was dying, and Si and I sat in the dark and listened to the silence. We could hear late night birds chirp, insects in the grass, little animals snuffling, the children snuffling, trees rustling in the late night breeze, a plane on a route far above our heads, murmurs from other campers close by, the crackle of the embers on the fire, each other breathing, and you could hear contentment all round.

What sound do you hate?
Constant noise - wherever the source drives me batty. If there is a noise in the background which is throbbing, - it doesn't have to be loud, but it is there. That sort of noise gets deep inside my head and knocks me off balance. I think it comes from my love of silence. A throb deprives me from hearing all the little noises I like.

What is your favorite curse word?
Buggar. I say this at work, probably as many times as I say gorgeous. I usually have a series of expletives which I repeat mantra fashion, "Buggar, bollocks, blast....." I apologise profusely for this, I do swear too much. Much to the delight of my son's friends. I must behave better. I am the worse behaved mother they have.

What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
I would like to be a muscian. Imagine just playing an instrument for the enjoyment of other people, how great would that be? My children both play - Guitar, Boy plays Sax and Daughter plays Clarinet. I am amazed at the knowledge they have of crotchets, and minuets, and half quavers and semi quavers and different scales...... I used to play guitar, but had no ear, and unless the music was sitting two inches from my nose, and some one had hummed the rythm out to me, I couldn't hold a tune. Scales I could play. Oh Yes, I could play scales til my fingers bled, but put a tune together. Nope.

What profession would you not like to do?
Jees, I started answering this along the lines of food production and had to stop. Lets just say....... Sales. I would hate to sell... you have to lie so much, and take money off people who don't really have it for you to take. Bad vibes ALL day I would imagine.

If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?
Hey Gorgeous, What Took You So Long... Let's Partaaaaay

Thanks Ella, I enjoyed!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I Hear Baby's Cry, I watch them Grow....

What a lovely day.

My Toolibelle phoned today from the Disney parade. She was in raptures. It was worth every penny to hear her so excited and thrilled. I love being a mum.

My Boy, bought a car today! With his own money, and insured it, with his own money! He was sooooo excited and thrilled. It is worth the worry, of him driving about, to see that enjoyment.

I love being a mum.

And a very special person, gifted me something today, for Tooli, and it is so beautiful, and she thinks nothing of it, but it is a total treasure for Tools. Thank You A.

Monday, January 12, 2009

We Are Family.....

Me... a Week On.

Remember I said I'd post a photo of me, week by week and see if I improved!?

I think so! I think i'm happy!

it's a small world after all, Its a small small world

Up at three am this morning to take Tooli to the airport.

her math class are taking a "math trip" to Disneyland Paris! Hmmm. Yeah, Right.

Back to bed at 4.30 am, to be woken by Alarm again at 7. I thought my head was going to collapse.

I was sooooo tired. I still am.

I got free tickets for cinema tonight though, and since Si and I don't go out that often, I think we will take them.

Tool has text me already to say she has been on the big rides.... Space Mountain, Buzz lightyear, and Indiana Jones. She's seen Tigger, Winnie the Pooh and Eeyore, so life is now complete.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Just Like the Man Whose Feet are Too Big for His Bed

On Friday night I was "Responsible Adult" on the Orchestra Bus! That's it. I've completed my two duties. I don't mind the bus so much, it's the sitting around for the two hours in the middle that is a pain. This time, I took some postcards and competitions entries, and my book. One of the Dads had brought a flask and Jaffa cakes, so I was sorted. I just blocked out the sound of the committee debating their various projects! It was Fine.

Boy had his girlfriend round whilst we were all out.... hmmm Yeah quite! This has been a long time coming, I don't know why it took him/her so long. Its been on the horizon for ...years dare I say? Best of all she's Volleyball daft too, so there won't be a conflict between match playing and seeing the other one!

Kits this morning are watching raindrops run down the patio windows. Its quite amusing, who needs TV or radio when this pair are around. I can't quite grab a shot of them throwing themselves up the window to catch the drops at the top. But I've caught Bean, just sitting entranced.

Toolibelle goes off on travels tomorrow.... Paris.... 4 am at the Airport. Another Early Start. Hopefully I won't sleep in this time. I'm sure I Won't! She wouldn't let me. This would be a "maths trip". Ha ha ha ha I love it that the Teachers are so childlike they would come up with a reason like that to visit Disneyland Paris! Wow. I just looked it up on the internet, and it appears to be quite the thing to do with your Maths Genii. They are going to be having lectures in the morning and then hitting the rides in the afternoon. Sounds all good eh?

Boy - I would like to take up to the garage this afternoon and see if they have any suitable cars for him - before he runs mine into the ground. I'm driving mum's this week while she is in Lanzarote.. Buggar, I forgot to put her bin in!!! Then I have a pile of Ironing to frighten the French. But I have plenty of episodes of Monkey World to watch, so am looking forward to that!

Friday, January 09, 2009

The Friday 5

The Friday 5 - Please Link and See

Among people you know, who seems to be lucky in love?
Me, I'm lucky in love. I met my husband, and I knew he was the one. He must have knew too - cause he left his wife......that weekend. We've been together 22 years now, and I love him as much now, as I did when I was a young thing of 21.

Among people you know, who seems to be lucky with money?
Wee-Devil.... I'm not sure that she is lucky with money or has just become a bit more savvy than she was when we met ........100 years ago...that is a lie, we met in 1996. She was just out of school, first job, and completely mental (Some things never change). Frequently we would sit and draft letters to the bank manager for her to get out of overdrafts that she hadn't meant to get in to. Now - She is property owner, buyer of mulberry bags, and is happy to stand for a round of drinks. I think she just got smart!

Among people you know, who’s lucky to be alive?
I'm lucky to be alive. If I wasn't I wouldn't have lovely husband, lovely kids, mental mother and mental friends. I don't think I've known anyone who has come "close to death" and escaped. I don't really mix with those type of people. All my people are not risk takers. Although Boy has been known to go up mountains, bounce down waterfalls and that sort of stuff, but he is careful.

Among people you know, who seems to have the worst luck?
Aw. I can't think of anyone how constantly seems to turn up the worst. May be surrounding myself with lucky people - or maybe me spreading happiness and reiki all round the place helps!?

What kinds of good-luck charms do you own or carry?
I don't. I used to have the Exam Shirt. This was one of my dad's shirt which I wore to an exam one day, and it became the EXAM shirt. I must try to find a picture of it. I still do have it - it is upstairs in the attic in my memory box. It depresses me to take it out, because it is so small I must have used to be tiny. Maybe that should be my inspiration this year... to fit back into the exam shirt. I do tend to Reiki myself frequently, a wee chant on the way to work - and a wee Cho Ku Rai when I'm trying to park. That ALWAYS works.

Anyone want an angel, I can do those too?
Publish Post

Thursday, January 08, 2009

6 Oclock Already... I was just in the middle a Dream

O M G What a start to my day.

I was taking Mum and her friends to the Airport for 7. I set my alarm for 5 am, woke at 1.30, to check the time, woke at 2 with one of the kids going to the loo (although they both deny it), and then woke to the alarm at 5. And then woke with the phone going... Mum sitting out side in her car looking for me!!! I had fallen back asleep, and it was 6 am!!! O M G

I grabbed t-shirt and joggies, and ran out the door. Ran back in for my purse. ran out. Ran back in for my phone, ran out. Then we were off.

Made it to the airport for checkin at 7. My gawd, i can not believe how much Glasgow Airport has changed since the supposed Terrorist attack. The drop-off point is UNDER the multi-storey carpark.

I dropped mum at the airport about 10 days after the terrorist attack, and at that point you could still drive right up along side the terminal building! PRestwick had concrete blocks installed by the end of the day!

So now I am sitting in work. Keeping myself awake with coffee and Fruitella, supplemented by the odd slice of Christmas Cake!. Oh Wow I am so tired, I think If I do a BIG Blink, I will fall straight asleep.

Si and Boy dropped car at garage. £250 for that wee bash!!! Humph!

Monday, January 05, 2009

Pussy Cat Pussy Cat I Love You... Yes I do


Bean and Beau went to the Vet Lady today, to make them safe for being outside, around Mr Cats!

My Poor wee Kits. Big Baldy Bits! And Very Woosey.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

And Not Very Sensible Either....

Well it happened. It was going to wasn't it?

I had just got up from the bar, to go to my table for lunch, and I got the call.

"mum, I've had an accident with the car"

I thought my heart was going to fall out of my chest.

"Are you okay"


"Is anyone else hurt"

"No, but.."

Then it got worse.

"But what".

"the woman is really mad, she punched me"

At that point I had to leave the restaurant and go find my husband so together we could rescue boy.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Oh I swear, What I mean.......

Heavens. What a start to the new year!

I got up sharp to help boy with Paper round. (Roll on the end of that). he cycled, I walked. I got up to shop to discover not open yet! I came back, he left, I cycled back up. They had only just started putting papers out. I could collapse now. I haven't been on the bike for weeks. Just that short distance has left me out of breath.

Last night, we could be arsed cooking, so we opted for carryout. We had Indian for three. Mirch Korma, Kashmiri Korma, and Lamb Pasanda. Hmmm. I stupidly mistook a Green Chilli for a Spring Onion. Jees. What a flipping reaction. Sore head almost immediately. Breathless, (more so than now), shaking, and then - pooof straight out the other end. My god. Remind me NEVER to eat Green Chilli again.

Friday, January 02, 2009


the friday 5 - first of the new year.

What’s a dish you always go back for seconds of, even if you know you’ve had enough?

If I hadn't been brainwashed by Mr Paul McKenna, I would go back for
1. Tiramisu
2. Risotto (made by my honey)
3. Steak (cooked by my honey)

Mr Paul McKenna has told me I can (a) eat what I want (b) when I want, but I must (a) eat slowly and (b) always leave a little on the plate. Technically I suppose I could eat some and leave a little on the first plate, and then have another plate full and leave some more, but that would be truely bad and evil. In this new year, I intend to listen to the McKenna voicein my head, which landed in there after several nights of tape listening. It worked before, and as Long as I remember the rules it will work again!

For how many seconds can you hold your breath?
I am holding my breath right now,. i will tell you in a couple of seconds. 27 seconds. Is that good? I don't think so! Can't that stupid David Blane person hold his breath for like 3 days or something? I nearly passed out there so I don't think I'll do that again.

What was the second-best thing about your New Year’s celebration?
First Best thing was that I made it to another New Year. second best, was that I wasn't paralitic and drowning my sorrows. I read something the other day.... (Yes Ella) "Have you ever been in a position where you have had enough money to be happy", and it suddenly dawned on me, that yeah, I am happy, sure more money would be lovely, but I have the BEST husband, beautiful, talented kids, a lovely home, (being torn to ribbons right now by kittens), and two sweet bunnies, who love jaffa cakes! What's not to love about New Year. I have everything i need.

What was your most recent second-hand purchase?

I love the local Mary Currie Cancer Shop I do. But Unfortunately I have to go in when My daughter is not with me. She doesn't believe it is acceptable for me to rake thru other peoples clothes. So I buy them when she is not there, and tell her I got them somewhere else. Apart from my underwear, and "party clothes", I think most of my recent purchases have been second hand!

second-degree burn on human skin can be identified by the blistering it causes. When did you last suffer a second-degree burn?
When Straightening my hair. Infact, I think I have a photo of it. Oaft, I can't find it. We have over 5000 photos on this flipping computer. I caught my ear and straightened the top of it. Heavens about that was sore. The next day, it was blistered and red, the day after, it was scabby, big red scab all the way down my ear. Great fun!

The other time would be when making tablet! Is bloody hot work, and I guarantee you that I always splatter some mixture out onto my fingers and end up with some flipping SORE blisters!

Thursday, January 01, 2009

It's A New Day, It's A New Life....

Happy New Year, New Me, New Thinking!

Once a week - I'll take a picture just like this, and hopefully, we'll see a fantastic change in me! What do you think? Inspirational or what???

I keep, Holding Back the years...

Another year gone, and another one starts.

Where is the time going? This year has moved so quickly. It only seems days ago, Boy was so excited because he got into the Senior Squad programme, now he's been capped, and is now driving, and in 9 months time, he will be legally drinking....

Tooli, this time last year was getting worked up about going to Switzerland. She's been, and gone and come back, and now we are getting worked up about going to Paris. In two weeks!!

Resolutions? To have a good year. To live well, to live honestly, and kindly. To do One good thing every day. To smile at a stranger every day, and to offer help where I can. To visit Monkey World again with Wee-Devil.

Happy New Year One and All, and Lang May Yer Lum Reek!