Tuesday, March 31, 2009

But with You, By My Side, I'll Face What Comes...

My Baby! AW....

Another closely fought battle...... the scores went to 33 31. It went to 9 Game Points on each side! It was breath-taking battle. Her she goes serving.....
I left work at 4, walked round to Ardrossan Academy to get Si, we drove home, Got stuck in Traffic, went to wrong school got there, and the score was 10-4 to Marr, and then it went up and together up and together up and together. It was totally exhausting!

I am exhausted and emotionally drained.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

I have a Picture, Pinned to My Wall.

I've had a lovely day.

Long Lie, followed by Breakfast in Bed! I finally stumbled thru to the shower about 12, or maybe 1,. The clocks went forward today - Spring has Sprung!

Me and Toolie, went down to Morrisons picked up a couple of things, bimbled round the Superdrug Store and got some pretty make up. Then we got an icecream, and went and parked at the Ballast Banking, and enjoyed the wind and the waves, and tried out some of the make up. Oh we did look beautiful!

Si was at the Scouts today - they were having a special day to try and highlight the problems of bullying. Hmm. Boy was driving, here there and everywhere.

Eventually Tool and I came home, and I got dinner prepared for us all, and everyone came on exactly on time and we all had a lovely dinner chatting together. Boy is on a high this weather, and is great company - unfortunately he is winding up Tooli- his proclaimation tonight was "why can't you have been going thru Puberty since 5 -I've never had so much fun". O MG It is so hard not to laugh!

Poor Baby.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sunday Stealing, on My Friday 5

SUNDAY STEALING


1. What is something your husband always says to you? Yerbert yer.

2. What makes your husband happy? Sunshine

3. What makes your husband sad? Rain

4. How does your husband make you laugh? Sunshine. ( I see a pattern here)

5. What was your husband like as a child? I didn't know him as a child, but I don't think he was very happy.

6. How old is your husband? 48

7. How tall is your husband? 6 ft

8. What is his favorite thing to do? Go up Hills

9. What does your husband do when you're not around? Play with the computer / watch TV

10. If your husband becomes famous, what will it be for? Climbing a hill, or being apathetic

11. What is your husband really good at? Everything he turns his hand to!! He is Brilliant!

12. What is your husband not very good at? There is nothing he is not good at! - oaft, he says, "talking to people, and that is true, he is very quiet.... finds conversing a stressful experience.

13. What does your husband do for a job? IT

14. What is your husband's favorite food? Macaroni Cheese with Tomato Soup

15. What makes you proud of your husband? Everything. Me being married to him,. or him being married to me - that make me proud.

16. If your husband were a cartoon character, who would she be? ha ha ha ha ha ha ha Mr Magoo??

17. What do you and your husband do together? Laugh. Smile, Doo DOo Monster

18. How are you and your husband the same? We both love each other, and aren't particularly fussed about anyone else

19. How are you and your husband different? I am Very very noisy, he is very very quiet

20. How do you know your husband loves you? The way he looks at me, the way he worries about me, the way he holds me, the way he teases me, the way he looks after me, the way he is always.

21. What does your husband like most about your dad? Probably that my dad made me! Without him I wouldn't be me, but he never got to meet him.
22. Where is your husband's favorite place to go? A Walk Up Dundonald Hill

Don't Sell Out, Bow Out, Remember it's Just you And me

Tonight, I practised for the first time as a Reiki Practitioner. It was lovely.

It was obviously time. I wasn't worried or nervous at all.

I had four clients and they were all at a special home for a bereavement week. They had all lost children to Cancer. I felt very priviledged to be able to offer perhaps a little relaxation.

Each one of them was different, it is very strange. Light Energy, Heavy Energy, Pulsing Energy. Is very very relaxing for me - I'm very tired now, or just so relaxed.

I hope the house get good reports back tomorrow from the people.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Ooops Up Inside your Head Say Ooops Up Side, Your Head

Wow.

Is Wednesday, I thought it was Thursday! Ho Hum.

This is probably because I had a migraine this morning and I have consumed bad amounts of painkillers, and have probably rotted a part of my brain away.

Anyway it is gone now, and for the first time in a while, my brain feels clear and awake, and I am still up at 1008 pm. (which is about an hour later than normal.

There is something wrong with Beau again. She has gone all listless and mopey. She did this a couple of weeks ago, and then just snapped back. Fingers crossed she does the same this time, although if she isn't better tomorrow, I think a trip to the vet is in order. I seen a little flicker of my wee Beau a minute ago, but she's away into mope mode again.

My competition entries are becoming frantic. I really think I should perhaps STEP BACK from the Computer for a while. It truly is becoming an obsession. I signed up to one competition and it said "to enter, follow us on Twitter and post this twit". Which I did, even though I had no idea what the TWit meant. I am wondering now if I have just spammed the whole Interwebnet??!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I once was lost, but now Am found

Once in a while something happens and it sticks with you forever.

I'm watching a programme on the TV right now called 102 minutes.

It's 8 years this year since 9/11, and the images are just as shocking. my heart is missing beats as i take in again the horrible horrible sights.

How did the city ever recover?

Monday, March 23, 2009

Words are unable to speak of love like a smile in a whisper does

A Cotton Ball to Soften the Rough Times
A Rubber Band to help stretch you to your full capacity
A Tissue to wipe away a tear, of yourself, or someone else,
A heart Shaped bracelet to feel the love, wherever you are,
A plaster to heal a wound, or a broken heart,
A piece of dental floss to remember to pick out the good times, in every situation
A Time Out to give you time to sit out and think.
A Penny so you can never say "I'm Broke"
So when you feel, you are overwhelmed and fully in despair,
Take out your kit, relax a bit - in my loving care.

My daughter gave me a little silver jewel box containing the above poem, and all of the items listed.

Is so pretty, and lovely, I could cry.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

It's making my soul sing

It's mother's day! I love being a mother.

In my ideal role, I'm watching my kids partake, achieve and I'm there cheering them on.

I'm not a mum who is living my non-achievements through my kids.

Never in my life have I wanted to play football, volleyball, the Clarinet, the Saxophone, or hockey, but what I do want is to encourage my children to try and taste everything. Get an experience of life, to let them see how much is out there. How much fun, How much laughter and how much excitement there is out there. To my joy. They are doing that.

This weekend, it was Boy's turn. He was playing in the U19 Playoffs, in the way that Tooli was playing in the U16 playoffs a fortnight ago. We were late arriving and they had already lost the first set. Boy was in Mr Angry Mode and we were trying as hard as we could to convey to him, it was the playing that mattered, not the winning but you can't expect a 17 year old, high achiever to understand that.

He was distraught at loosing, even more so, to his friend who was playing on the opposite side. We met him in the cafe after and he was still simmering. It is awful to watch and there appears to be nothing we can do to calm him down. He still had to play a second match, and thankfully by the time it was due to start he was in fine form, and looking forward to playing again. They won, and played brilliantly. If the draw had been different that would have been the team they played in the first match, and maybe they would have made the final. As it was they played a great second game, and came out worthy winners.

To me, as his mother I couldn't have been prouder to watch my son put his whole heart and soul and spirit into the game he loves and the game I'm hoping to let him go away thousands of miles to play.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Oh mo-ney mo-ney mo-ney mon-ey

CREDIT CRUNCH TIPS!!!!

DON'T waste money on expensive ipods. Simply think of your favourite tune and hum it. If you want to "switch tracks", simply think of another song you like and hum that instead.

HOMEOWNERS: Prevent burglars stealing everything in the house by simply moving everything in the house into your bedroom when you go to bed.
In the morning, simply move it all back again.

SAVE money on expensive personalised car number plates by simply changing your name to match your existing plate. - Mr. KVL 741GP,

DON'T waste money buying expensive binoculars; simply stand closer to the object you wish to view.

SAVE electricity by turning off all the lights in your house and walking around wearing a miner's hat.

HOUSEWIVES, the best way to get two bottles of washing-up liquid for the price of one is by putting one in your shopping trolley and the other in your coat pocket.

OLD telephone directories make ideal personal address books, simply cross out the names and address of people you don't know.

SAVE on booze by drinking cold tea instead of whisky. The following morning you can create the effects of a hangover by drinking a thimble full of washing up liquid and banging your head repeatedly against the wall.

SAVE a fortune on laundry bills. Give your dirty shirts to Oxfam, they will wash and iron them and you can buy them back for fifty pence.

OLD people, if you feel cold indoors this winter, simply pop outside for ten minutes without a coat, when you go back inside you will really feel the benefit.

CAN'T afford contact lenses? Simply cut out small circles of cling film and press them into your eyes.

WHY pay the earth for expensive jigsaws? Just take a bag of frozen chips from the freezer and try piecing together potatoes.

MIX tea with coffee, and leave in the fridge to cool. Hey presto! Toffee.

MAKE your own inexpensive mints by leaving blobs of toothpaste to dry on a window sill. Use striped toothpaste to make humbugs.

SHOPPERS, when buying oranges, get more for your money by peeling them before taking them to the counter to be weighed

Spring Has Sprung

Would you say 2009 so far is meeting expectation, exceeding expectations, or failing to meet expectations?
2009 - Meeting Expectations. Performing above average - with the exception of the Pound. My days are spent clenching my buttocks tightly tighting to improve it's performance. Do all traders not know this method of improving currency performance. Maybe if we all clenched our buttocks together, we could achieve the rate I'm looking for! (1.14 by Monday please).

What letter grade would you give yourself for your performance at work or school?
I would give myself a B+, I'd never be so bold as to say A. I've never been an A student (with the exception of pretty damn amazing accountancy results), and I don't expect to start being one now. Although, in saying that, am pretty much enjoying my Open University course so far, and may prove to be spectacular in that area! As far as work goes... I think you can always try harder.


On a scale from 1 to 10, how happy have you been with the weather so far in
2009?

the Weather has been BRilliant. Snow, Wind, Torrential Rain, and Brilliant Sunshine, and it is only MARCH. I cannot believe the weather. It is lovely and always something to look at! I rate the weath 11.


Which of the Motion Picture Association of America’s film ratings would you give your social life so far in 2009?
PG I believe. Although in honesty, I have been very well behaved. I have had a lot of night's out compared to some years, and have another one planned for APril. For me, this means my social life is Soaring. Although I have graded PG - My kids have been with me on most of my nights out... but they are of PG age now. The older one more so. Last night was one of those nights.


2009’s parents are on the phone and want to know how 2009 can improve its performance. What have been 2009’s areas of strength and what are its areas for growth in the second quarter?
2009, doesn't need to worry. 2009, is showing strength in all areas. Despite the Economic Downturn, People are generally happy and smiling and talking rubbish. I'm smiling and to be honest, isn't that all that matters?

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I don't know my right from left ......

Oh my godness, isn't the world a funny place?

I stuck some stuff on Ebay, one of them just being a ridiculous item, trying to prove to myself that NOT EVERYTHING sells on Ebay.

Ahem.. I stand corrected. I had an 8 email conversation with a prospective buyer yesterday. (On my side - 8 on his also. I think I have discovered how I can make money.

On this basis, if any of you have smelly shoes. Please forward them.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Stumble out of Bed, Sleeping and A Yawning, Another Day Ahead

Why is it, that you play something and it becomes totally addictive.

As you may or may not know I am addicted to competitions right now. I am playing one called Sip to Win at Wild Bean Cafe's Web Site. If you would like to try - email me and I can invite you - there is method in my madness, If I invite you, I get another chance to try! You can win a coffee machine, a coffee hamper, or the biggy, a trip to New York. Now the people I get these competitions off have started a list of those who have won -and the hampers and coffee machines are going out of the door. I have emailed every email address I have, and I still haven't won! I am going demented.

Walk away from the Computer... Walk Away from the Computer.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Way Hay hay, It's a beautiful day

It is, truely is a magnificent day. The sun is shining, birds are singing, the water is all glisteny in the basin, Daffodils are waving in the breeze. (Someone cultivate me daffs -you know how you are!).

I hung the washing out. Fed the Kits, Poked the Fish to make sure he was still swimming and watered the Buns. Boy gave me a lift into town to collect Car. It was lovely being in the town and no one else being there - shops were opening slowly. It would be LOVELY to have a wee shop of your own that you can open up and welcome people into .

Wee-Devil, we seriously need to get a business plan together. We would be in heaven. Basket Cases indeed!

Monday, March 16, 2009

It s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year

Heavens,

I was soo soo tired all day.

Why am I still up? Why Am I not in my bed? That is where I should be! I am a doughball.

Oi Wee-Devil. How were the Olympics Tonight?

i keep calling, Baby Baby Please..........

I'm getting over one of the fastest colds in history.

I used to have colds which lasted in excess of 2 weeks, this month cold lasted 2 days itchy throat, to full on streaming face. The cough at the end, has lasted on a little longer than I would like.

Last night, i woke at 1.30 am gasping for breath and coughing as tho my insides were trying to escape. I staggered up and went to the loo. Once I had caught my breath I took a puff or two of my inhaler, and then tried to settle down again. My throat was so tight, for the first time in ages I had to stay calm and relax whilst I tried to get my breathing back under control again.

As I expected I drifted off, but I woke this morning feeling like I had wretched all night - and despite several cups of coffee, still feel like I could sleep for a week. Monday's always feel like this tho don't they?

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Reality used to be a friend of mine,

Life doesn't slow down, it just doesn't.

Last weekend past so quickly I never even saw it, It took til Tuesday to recover, and we went straight into this weekend the same.

I was a tad down on Friday night and resorted to a big bag of Doritos and Red Wine with Comic Relief. That was a BAD IDEA. Not so much the Doritos, or the Comic Relief, but the Red Wine - Definitely! I laughed a bit thru Comic Relief, but not so much that I donated every last penny I had. I think my family contributed enough to them this year, with Boy having lumps of his leg hair ripped out by over enthusiastic 2nd and 3rd Years with no experience of waxing, and having his head massacred by an ex-girlfriend, (supposedly in the name of charity).

He is now rumped, and it's a good job he has a lovely shaped head which copes admirably with baldness! Hat has been brought out - he hadn't realised just how much his hair kept him warm!

On Saturday night, we had more fund raising for Volleyball Trip, this time was Race Night! Lets think - £10 a ticket x 4. a Horse in the race £5.00 A £1.00 on 7 races - £7.00, Two £10, bids on the auction £20, 2 strips of Raffle tickets.... £2.00 - In Total, excluding drinks. £74.00. Say drinks on top - close to £100.00 ha ha ha ha - We would have been just as well saying - aye, we'll pay the full price!

Anyways - it was a good night, nice crowd, the volleyball squad and their mums and dads.

We had 7 races, then a quiz..... buffet going on in between. Tooli- baked cakes and mars bar crispies. The evening finished with all the raffles and thanks and the kids performed a progressive samba for us which was highly entertaining. They are a great bunch of kids and it's a pleasure to be around them.

I was glad to get home tho, I was sooo tired.

Amazingly we had a long lie this morning, no one was going anywhere. Boy had carried on to the town after and I had woke at 5.30 in a panic because I hadn't heard him coming in, so I staggered out my bed and stuck my head in the door, and listened for the sound of breathing, amongst the noises of the wild life lurking under his bed.

I am so glad I didn't wander into the bedroom and poke him to check on breathing because I discovered this morning that his mate was lying sleeping on the floor!!

Si and I did a bit of shopping today, and then came home. I entered competitions..... did the ironing and now I'm heading upwards. Yawn......

Just One Kiss and then My Heart Went Boom....

For the second weekend in a row I have been out socialising. This is very very unlike me. Last weekend, it was the Nephew's birthday. This weekend, was Fund Raising.

Both Boy and Tool are going to Belgium to play volleyball with the School. This trip would normally cost £150 a head. So I thought, Yeah, I can stretch to £300 for the two of them. Then the letters came in and it was £350 per head! What was once a £150, trip, had suddenly become a £750 for both of them! Anyway, the school obviously recognised the leap in price, and we have been fundraising like gooduns! Bag Packing, Football Cards, and tonight... Race Night complete with Quiz and Auctions! IT was a good night, but o m g it was long, and tiring. We had 4 girls at our table during the quiz wanting to benefit from Tool's superior knowledge (or perhaps the fact I was looking up answers on my phone) ha ha ha. It was very strange, but Tool was enjoying herself, so it was all good.

Now we are home, and I am tired, so cup of tea for me, and then bed.

And tomorrow. NO ONE HAS ANYTHING PLANNED. It looks like we will have a long lie!

Woooooo

Friday, March 13, 2009

Heaven Knows, It's Not the Way it Should Be

Is Friday. I'm not doing too much. I have much paper on my desk, and I should be doing more.


Boy called me from School at Lunchtime, sniggering away to himself... Is Comic Relief Day - Red Nose Day, and he was having his legs waxed - and decided to go for the Head also!
He has been to the Barber now, to get it sorted, Heaven Knows how you sort something like that... A Number 1 all over. Thankfully he has a nice shaped head, and looks gorg. when his hair is all squoosh, so hopefully he'll be acceptable! tee hee. It should keep him cool if nothing else!

Friday Four, Plus One = Five.

Q1 - Homeownership: Burden or Joy?

Is a joy. Nothing quite says, "i've made it", like forking out half your salary on your mortgage repayments! No honestly, I'm so happy we have our own house - we are obliged to upkeep it, and keep it safe for our family to live in. It is a BIG achievement, and most definitely a joy.

Q2 - School Year: Make it longer to boost students' academic achievements or shorter or the same so kids can be kids?

I am of the opinion that kids should be kids, a shorter school year??? Could it actually be any shorter. My daughter who is 14 has already realised that she spends more time on holiday than she does at school, but she at least makes the most of the time she is at school and studies 95% of the time - the other 5% she is playing sports for the school teams! In that way - all her holidays are deserved. Boy?? He could do with more time at school - he does it the other way round 95% playing sports, and 5% studying, although this week, we have brought that round to 70% Sports, and 30% Studying, which is a HUGE increase. Long may it continue.

Q3 - Weekend: Saturday morning or Sunday morning?

Morning. I love morning. Saturdays- up early to get Tooli to Hockey, or Boy to Volley. Sunday - Up early to get Tool to Volley and Boy to Volley. There isn't much rest in this house. Even last weekend, when we had an all too rare night out, we still had to get up at 6.30 next morning to get Tool out of the house by 7.30! Sunday - it was up to get to Wishaw.

Q4 - Quickly: Instant Messaging or Texting?

Texting.... I don't get IM's - well I do, but often you don't know who they are coming from. People say they are one thing on the Computer, and may well turn out to be something completely different. At least with Texting, you have a pretty good idea who has the phone at the other end!

Bonus Question:

Q5 - Newspaper: Hardcopy or Online edition?

Nothing beats a broadsheet on a Sunday, splattered across the table, with poached eggs and a cup of tea. Although I do check the on-line editions daily for news and opinion, I do like to have a read of a Sunday. I'd probably have a read of a Saturday too, if I had time!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Clowns to the Left, Jokers to the Right

Here I am.

Nose is now the same colour as my jumper. But I think It is improving - can you see the attractiveness. Additionally my top lip is disappearing up my nose -yum.
Look at my lovely new web cam... okay - this isn't actually my web cam, this is pictures taken by it.
This is me in normal mode, then me in - what would you call that, reverse... xray I don't know, but is cool eh?
And then... here I am with mask on. This is ideal. This is me hiding the red nose. But Hey I just thought, is Red Nose Day tomorrow. I won't have to wear one!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

And All That I Knew Was.......

Ruari bought me ASDA Smart Price Tissues. Do Guys not know anything?

I only use Balm Coated tissues - for bum and face,,, I think my bum ones are aloe vera (which always makes me laugh - personal reasons).

The sore throat of yesterday, I never mentioned it to you, but I think I twittered, has developed in to a rather charming snottery cold which is making me altogether terribly attractive.

Whether you love the husky voice, or the deep breathing thru my permanently open mouth (i'm trying very hard not to dribble as I key), or the sneezing which is blowing holes in the ASDA Brand (other Brands are available), tissues. The tissues themselves, are making my nostrils a rather attractive shade of crimson, complete with lumps of skin flaking away. Jeez. Does it get any better?

Yes, in fact it does. On top of the scrapey throat, and the running nose, I had a Smear today. Oh Joyous.

Men do not know that they are born. No only have we women have to suffer the indignity of Childbirth, periods, and men, but we also have to suffer the huge pain which is the Cervical (or Pap) Smear.

Mine is even more of a pain, because 5 years ago, I had a hysterectomy. You would think that having EVERYTHING taken away, I would be excused. No. The Doctors had to leave my Cervix because it was stuck to my bowel. Lovely. So Even tho I don't have a womb, even though I don't have ovaries, I still have to have the indignity of the Smear.

Check that beast out over there. That is a Speculum or something. That is shoved in, and then opened. Do you have any idea how discomforting that is? That is not the actual size! I made it smaller so's not to upset you people out there.

What I want to know is, why after having this fantastically life -saving procedure performed, does my Frontal Bottom actually feel like it is going to vomit?

Sunday, March 08, 2009

The Girl Done Great!!!!

Play-Offs today for Junior National League Under 16 Teams.

My Baby was playing. I was so proud of her and the girls. They were all so nervous, it was their first really big match in front of a baying crowd! And Boy were we baying....

Here she is taking her turn to serve, was very excited to see her serve three times in a row.

video

Saturday, March 07, 2009

It Looks Like It's Gonna Be another Sleepless Night

Happy Birthday JohnnyBoy

Was my Nephew John's Birthday Party last night! He is Twenty One Tomorrow! heaven's above he was wrecked, but then again, as Si says,"Aren't we supposed to be at 21".

"Yeah", I thought quietly back to my own twenty first, and slowly slid down the chair in embarassed wonder that I ever lived thru my twenties the way I carried on! What A relief to have met Si, drunk all the need to drink myself into a stupor, and settle down.

Johnny is starting a new career in one month. I think he is taking a month off - to mess around and be 21 before becoming a pillar of society.

Go You Johnny - You've turned out into a Great Lad!

Friday, March 06, 2009

The Friday Five.... Back and Running

the friday5.org check it out... post your own and link back.

Historic References:

On March 6, 1869, Dmitri Mendeleev presented the first Periodic Table of the Elements to the Russian Chemical Society. What memories do you have of your high-school chemistry course?
Didn't do Chemistry. It wasn't a requirement when I was young, strangely enough. I ended Sciences, after 2nd Year, and that was more than enough for me. My memories of General Science, - refusing to cut a Bull's Eye up, two boys being strapped for "sword fighting" with a thermometer, and after "Section 6", one of the boys turning to me and saying "so Hel, Have you started menstruating?"


On March 6, 1899, the Bayer company registered aspirin as a trademark. When did you last take medication for pain?
Monday, Tuesday... tuesday I believe. I had migraine on Monday - really bad, took a lot of medication that day. Very very strong. Because I had taken so much on Monday, I had to take some on Tuesday..... Kind of withdrawal I think.



On March 6, 1853, Giuseppe Verdi’s opera La Traviata premiered in Venice. How do you feel about opera?
I would love to go see an opera, I've done Ballet, but not opera. I think I will make a resolution to go see some this year. I love the melodiees and the soaring parts where the music climbs and climbs. Music makes me feel quite quite magical.


On March 6, 1947, American film director Rob Reiner (Meathead!) was born. Which of these Reiner-directed films have you seen, and what do you think of them?
  • The Bucket List (2007) - Not Seen.
  • Rumor Has It… (2005) - Not Seen
  • Alex & Emma (2003) - Not Seen
  • The Story of Us (1999) - Not Seen
  • Ghosts of Mississippi (1996) Not Seen
  • The American President (1995) not Seen
  • North (1994) Not Seen
  • A Few Good Men (1992) I seen it I seen It. erm. Tom Cruise, Angry Man, Jack Nicholson, being scarey. Demi Moore, being unrealistic.
  • Misery (1990) - I LOVE this one. Cathy Bates is a Hero in It!
  • When Harry Met Sally… (1989) Seen this one. Love It.
  • The Princess Bride (1987) - Seen this one. Yeah, I have. Val Kilmer, looking A load more attractive than now, His ex-wife, who is from Yorkshire?? and the nice guy from Dead Like me.
  • Stand by Me (1986) - Also love this one. Jerry from Sliders..... River Phoenix... deary me.
  • The Sure Thing (1985) Nope
  • This Is Spinal Tap (1984) Caught bits of this. I don't get it. - I do get it, in the sense of what it is, I just don't get it.
On March 6, 1972, American basketball-player Shaquille O’Neal was born. How do you feel about basketball?
I feel nothing about basketball. Is that Harlem Globetrotters? I used to watch the cartoon when I was little, and used to pretend I could spin the ball on my fingers. I could NEVER ever work out what their names were. Metalogue? Was that One of them?


Thursday, March 05, 2009

Brilliant days, wake up on brilliant days

Jees, Tired again. I really really really need to get out more and get some fresh air in my lungs. All I can think about doing is Sleeping. I was ready for bed at 8pm tonight. Is a miracle I've lasted til now.

Gran came for tea tonight, kids were away at a Tournament in Dundee, we had to get up at 6, to get them on the bus for 7.... oh wow. I was quite touched watching my two kids crackling together over the frozen snow off down the street towards the corner.

They appeared home at the back of 7. 12 hours - a lot of it on a bus! Boy promptly showered and went back out to more Volleyball Training. Boy Also came home with Trophy.

Tool's under 16 team, came Second to the Under 19 team, and the Under 14 Team came in third! Yeah, Go Marr Volleyball!

So yeah, my kids have obviously used all the energy I should have had. So obviously I have to go to bed.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

All Around Me Are Familiar Places, Worn out Faces,


I started my Psychology Course tonight, in fact I'm doing it right now. I was so inspired I just had to write a People Watching Blog.

This is what I enjoy most. People Watching.

I watch People CONSTANTLY. I imagine why they are acting in the way they are, I imagine where they go when I am finished seeing them, I imagine their home life, I imagine their relationships.

Best thing of all is to be sitting somewhere high, where you can see many many people over a distance. My favourite place like this used to be in a lecture room in the sixth floor at Napier's Sighthill campus. I've spent ages now looking for a photograph so that I can explain. This one is the best I could do.

If you click and see the large version - you can see that you can positively see for MILES.

I used to sit and look out the window, while I was supposed to be listening, and see if I could follow a car, or someone getting on a bus and map their trip into the city 6 miles down the road. Of course you loose sight of them, but imagine being able to follow them in your mind's eye, on the bus, getting off, walking along certain streets, imagining their whole trip, until you leave college, and walk out to the bus stop and come face to face with the person you watched getting on the bus coming off the bus!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Tuesday Tuesday. !

1. where is your significant other?
Sitting at the Dining Table behind me. No one can get on the Computer when I'm competing.

2. your favorite thing?
Sitting at the Dining Table behind me. No one can get on the Computer when I'm competing.

3. your dream last night?
Don't remember dreaming last night, seriously.

4. your goal?
To be happy, that is all I want.

5. your hobby?
Entering Competitions

6. where do you want to be in 6 years?

Here, or a bigger house, with loads of money and a room filled to the roof with competition prizes

7. where were you last night?

Here, entering competitions! ha ha ha ha ha

8. what you're not?

I'm not a petite beautifully mannered woman.

9. one of your wish list items?

to Win A BRAND NEW CAR

10. your pet?

Which one? Tony the Fish, Blue or Thumps the Rabbit? or Beau and Bean the Kits?

11. missing someone?

Nope, Everyone here. I miss Boy most often these days. I have lost him to S.

12. your car?

Is in the Drive behind the car of my loved one.

13. something you're not wearing?

I'm not wearing Socks or Shoes, cause I like being cool, and if my feet are cool, the rest of me follows

14. love someone?

I do, and I mentioned him in 1 and 2 above. Additionally I love Wee-devil because she makes me laugh more than anything else.

15. when is the last time you laughed?

I laugh quite alot. I laughed today, when L nearly barfed after a particularly smelly customer came in. I laughed when I came home at the kits when they ran out in the ran, and then skidded on the floor when they ran out. I laughed when the tutor said boy had all the information in his head, he just struggled to get it out coherently.

16. last time you cried?

Mmmmm this is a good one. I haven't cried for a while. I'm very excited about this, and have just started a conversation with the rest of the family, (excluding Tool, cause she aint here). I can't remember when I last cried, and when I did, it was probably because I was watching a sad film or tv programme. It's very rare that I have cried recently for anything that has made ME particularly SAD. Ooooo I remember a day I cried at work. But I think that was maybe a year ago, I was particularly stressed, and feeling incapable! Those days are very few and far between. If I was to think back to 5 years ago -there was barely a day I didn't cry. I used to cry driving to work, with terror, and cry coming home with relief.

17. favorite past time?

Entering Competitions or sleeping. I love Sleeping.

18. are you a hater or a lover?

I'm A LOVER.

19. any vices?

Annoying my Son. ha ha ha - Myhusband does that too. We are annoying him right now, by making him repeat everything he had already told us. His tone is becoming increasinly annoyed.

20. favorite meme other than Sunday Stealing?
I like the Friday 5. www.friday5.org, when it isn't too Americanised for me. Sometimes I don't even recognise the words!

Monday, March 02, 2009

Monday Meme.... Fast Work babe

Stolen from Sunday Stealing....


1. What is your favorite sit-down restaurant?
Mmmmm many many many. Chain? Independent? The Secret Garden at the Witchery in Edinburgh - Independent, beautiful. Frankie and Benny - Cheap and Cheerful.

2. What food could you eat for 2 weeks straight and not get sick of it?
Risotto (Nah - that was a joke for Wee-Devil) I really don't eat as much of that as she thinks. I could eat, Crispy Beef with Sweet Chili Sauce.

3. Have you ever had anything removed from your body?
Yes, I had my tonsils and more hugely - my Womb! Was wonderful. I love sleeping so getting put to sleep was like, wow, a fantastic experience. Yes, the pain after, in both cases was abysmal, but the nursing staff were brilliant and told me to shut up and get on with it.

4. What is the last heavy item you lifted?
A massive bag of Cat Litter, from the Hall out into the Shed. Probably dislocated my Pelvis.

5. Have you ever been knocked unconscious?
Yes, I have. In Grindlay Street, Student Union in Edinburgh. Gary Davies (Woow Gary Davies) was the Special Treat for the evening and we were having a group pogo - myself and a chappy - his name escapes me, but I remember his bo problem, pogo'd at alternate times, i went up - he went down. His big sharp chin went straight into the top of my head. I was fine, unti the blood started dripping down my nose - then it was lights out.

6. If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?
No I bloody wouldn't! Can you imagine the things you would want to get thru, and you wouldn't be able to get to them all, cause you'd be on the phone all the time saying "i'm going to die".

7. If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
Aurora Borealis.

8. What’s your goal for the year?
To become RICH.

9. Last person you hugged?

My baby - Tool. Well, actually she is 14, and she was sleepy (Like me), and had so feet so I was hugging her feet, and rubbing cream all over them.

10. First place you went this morning?
Morrisons, to do my shopping, but that was like 1 pm this afternoon. This morning, the garden was about as far as I ventured.

11. Do you always answer your phone?
No I bloody don't. I didn't answer last week when a number dialled I didn't recognise, so I was keying it into the LAptop to see if the lappy recogised it, and when it did, I grabbed the phone quick and answered, cause I was winning a PRIZE.

12. It’s four in the morning and you get a text message, who is it?
My Mum, Drunk. Or Wee-Devil Drunk.

13. If you could change your eye color what would it be?
From Green/Blue to Blue/Green

14. What’s on your wish list for your birthday?
A BIG SNOG.

15. Does the future make you more nervous or excited?
Excited. Always. Tomorrow is a Present.

16. Do you have any saved texts?
Nope. I have many many deleted text.

17. Ever been in a car wreck?
YEs I bloody have. Rushing to get my kids to their dreaded music lessons. I jumped a light, but the car in front didn't. Whoops. What a flipping mess.

18. Do you have an accent?
Yes I do. West Coast Scotland, most clearly.

19. What was the last song to make you cry?
Dance With My Father Again. Steve Wrights Sunday Love songs played it on Father's Day and I was driving home from town, and I actually had to stop the car I was crying so much. I still miss my dad.

20. What did you do last night?
Watched Cloverfield and entered about 3 million competitions

21. Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom?
No - There is Always someone worse off. Even when I have been REaLLY depressed, I've know that there is something better tomorrow.

22. Current hate right now?
I can't mention it, or the British Public will lynch mob me. Certain publicity hungry "personality" dying in public. We don't need it.

23. Met someone who changed your life?
Yes.

24. How did you bring in the New Year?
Very quietly with a glass of Whisky, and Crap Scottish TV.

25. What song represents you?
Don't let it Rain.... On My Parade.



Sunday, March 01, 2009

I like the Way You Move, Pretty Baby

Wow, Another weekend, been and gone!

Ma came back from Italy.... exhausted and cultured out. Boy was playing Scottish League Volleyball on Saturday in Dundee, and then Junior National League in Glasgow on Sunday and the Lovely S got his company in between. He's away out again. I've got to face facts, I think I've lost the affection of my boy!


Tooli, played hockey on Saturday AM, and it was a brilliant game, they ran from one side of the pitch to the other, they were 2 nil down, and came back to 3-2 in the last two minutes, and in the last 30 seconds the other team got a goal back! It was a good result and a good days exercise. Tool, went home and went to bed. She was very sleepy. Si and I wandered around the town, he got a hair cut ---- i am concerned about the on-set of white hair in his head, surely we aren't that old? (I have a cheek, I am probably completely grey under my lovely dyed locks).

We came home - heard from Boy that they had won 5-0 in Dundee, and he was heading home, and we sat had tea - Si found some recipes from a 92 year old American who survived the depression - and we had one of her recipes. Potatos, bacon and onion! It was lovely. We were completely stuffed.

We watched Cloverfield last night - I was quite scared by it. I scare easily. I can too easily transport myself into the picture and believe it is real.

This blog is getting harder to write, Bean the Kit has decided that sleeping between my arms, with her head on my wrist is the perfect place to sleep!

Today.... Tooli away to Muirhead to play Volleyball - they are thru to the Play offs for the Finals of the Junior National League for Un16 girls! Very big match next week. AS I said before Boy was away to Glasgow - They won one, and lost one!

Everyone came home, we had tea, and a very nice chat around the table. I talked boy into doing a bit more homework before he disappeared off and visited S again! Woe is me.

And today, is our Wedding Anniversary. I cannot believe that we have been married 18 years... where has the time gone? I can't believe we have been a couple for 23 years. It seems forever, but at the same time, seems like only yesterday. I must scan a wedding photo and put it up for you to enjoy! (Well really it will be me who enjoys it).

Happy anniversary to me.