Tuesday, June 30, 2009

It's A Beautiful Day Way Hay It's A Beautiful Day

The rules:

1. Respond and rework; answer the questions on your blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your invention, add one more question of your own.

2. Tag other people.


Here goes .....

What is your current obsession? Mmmm Photobix. A wee application on Iphone where I take a photo and it goes somewhere else in the world, and in return, I get someone elses photo. It does leave you open to quite a lot of abuse, and people who think their crotches are attractive, but I've struck up a nice friendship with Mary, in WA State, who works in a Cake Decorating Shop.

What are you wearing today? My 100% Gorgeous Tee-shirt and my Pants. I'm hot.

What’s for dinner? Bowl of Crunchy Nuts

What would you eat for your last meal? Filet Steak Rare,

What are you listening to right now? Friends. Ross is such a tit.

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go? The Beach. and Watch the Sunset.

Which language do you want to learn? Spanish, Italian or French. Either Or. I did try Gaelic, But REALLY Struggled.

What do you love most about where you currently live? Peace, Quiet, Lovely Neighbours, 5 minutes from Beach, 2 minutes from Fields.

What style is your current home decorated in? Our Style. Which is None Whatsoever, we did what we fancied at the time.

If you were a time traveler what era would you live in? According to Facebook - the 1940's

What is your favorite color? Duck Egg Blue. (Especially by Weird Fish)

What is your favorite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe? This, 100% Gorgeous Tee. Thank You Andrea!

What were you doing ten years ago? mmmm 1999.... Preparing for the Millenium Bug. Digging Trenches, shutting down all technological items.

If you had £300 now, what would you spend it on? Ice Cream, from Manchini's In Troon. Scottish Tablet and Vanilla.

What are you going to do after this? Sleep I hope.

What are your favorite films? Hearts and Souls. I Heart R D J.

Your favorite books? Christopher Brookmyre, Anything by Christopher Brookmyre

Do you collect anything? Postcards, sort of . Wool. Sort of.

What makes you follow a blog? Interest?

What was the most enjoyable thing you did today? I spent a second day at my new job and lurved it.

Amy's Question:
What is your favorite thing to do when you have some free time? Sleep!

Mary's Question:
If you could be any other animal other then Human, what would you be? I'd be a Chimpanzee. Much more intelligent and loving than humans.

Hel's Question:
If You had to do it all over again, would you change anything?
Not a Bloody Thing. My life has been a rollercoaster.

Tagging: Ella, Wee-Devil, Jaccki, Kirabo

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Walking Back to Happiness... Wooop A Oh Yah Yah

Busy Week. Last few days at old work. Prize Giving, Hair Colouring, Kids School Trips, Luncheon Trip, relaxation and sunburn.

New job start next week, but before I get there, I gotta get boy off on holiday.

Is going to Gran Canaria with his mates today.... Boy he isn't exactly flustered about packing!!


Also this week. Work starts on re-furbing Tooli's Bedroom. Ikea, here we come.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

I guess, Now it's Time....

OMG, I am 15 Again! Well in honesty, I wasn't even 15 when they were out the first time! I was 28, and doing my Teaching Training, and was banning kids from even discussing Take That in the Class Room. During one of my teaching practices, Take That were "co-presenting" the Big Breakfast, with Chris Evans. Every class had a late entrance - the gaggle of girls waiting behind for every last image of the Takethats before they headed to school, and then there was muffled mutterings for the rest of first period, "gary,mmmmm, robbie....., Howard.... Mark... Jason..!. Hmm.

I thought Young lads having fun, enjoying their success! And here we are, nearly 20 years on, and they are back, and boy were they good.

Tooli and me went on Friday night, and it was BRILLIANT! Totally Fantastic. All the old songs and the new ones too. Not a note adrift. It was AMAZING!

Back for Good, Complete with Rain Storm

Howard Really Does Love Gary!

My Gorgeous Tooli Before the show! We tried to stay
in this spot, and we almost did - barring mad drunk glaswegians!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

I hear Your Footsteps in the Street, It won't be long before We meet

Troon has been beautiful today. The sun was shining, it was so warm, i didn't have a headache, it was all good.

We've done some shopping, we've lazed around, and all fell asleep in the sun at one time or another. Now we've ate too much, and we are sitting around, clouds have come over, and it isn't quite as bright, but we had such a lovely weekend.

Yesterday was exhausting. We left Troon at 8 am to get up to Edinburgh, dropped Tool at Pleasance, and wandered from St Mary's Street, right up The Royal Mile, Down the Castle Terrace, along Grindlay Street, wandered the Farmers market, enjoyed the smells and sounds, down Lothian road, along Princes Street, which was a BIG mess with all the tram works. Heard the 15 Gun Salute for the Queen's Birthday - with EVERY blast making me jump. Back across the Bridges, back to the Car on St Mary's Street, then along the Cowgate to the Grassmarket, had lunch, just missing the rain, and then headed back along The Royal Mile again, to the car and off to Meadowpark Stadium to watch the volleyball. GB Ladies were playing Romania and the GB Men were playing Croatia. OMG The speed of play, was amazing, the jumps the strength of play. Tooli was Court Sweeping -great excitement there, because the game was being televised, so we are hopeful that Tool's butt will be seen, sweeping across the courts at every time out! Woop

Boy was Stewarding which consisted of him wearing a red t-shirt and sitting with one of his team mates! Lovely. Easy Job!

We eventually made it home for just after 10! Wow How exausted were we!

Friday, June 12, 2009

I once was lost but now am found.....

I'm leaving this job in 2 weeks, and I really wish it was sooner. I gave 6 weeks notice, so that I could clear up tidily, but I think regardless of how hard you work, you aren't going to be able to pull everything together the way you want to.

Once I had made the decision it was made, I didn't make it lightly, I considered it long and hard, and one it was made, I wasn't going back. I'll be sad to leave, this is the first job for ever, that I have not gone to bed on a Sunday night, wishing it was Friday night again.

I looked forward to coming in, and holidays were not to be feared as a period when something would go wrong and people would be in touch with you, and you dreaded coming back in to the horror that was your desk left alone for 2 weeks. It's been fun, but the time has come to move on.

As always, I'll probably walk away and not look back. Am very very bad for that, but maybe I'll come back and buy a boat!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Said you'd make my life worthwhile, it's all about you

Hmm. I'm counting down and I don't think I should be.

I was typing last night, it was a nightmare. The speaker had recorded it in a coffee-shop and the back ground noise was abysmal. You listen and listen and listen, and then the most obvious words become fuddled. I got back up and listened through this morning and was able to pick out a few more bits and pieces, but heavens' it does make you feel disabled!

I also walked with Tool. I didn't feel up to running. I don't know why, I was doing well on that front, but the impetuous has left me now. I must concentrate and get back to it.

new job in less than 3 weeks. I'm really looking forward to it. Oh Yes I am!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

And I know how I feel It's a new dawn

Seriously, I like Global Warming.

I like waking up and feeling the sun on my face. I like that I can sit in the garden at 10 pm at night, and not be (a) soaked, or (b) frozen.

I like that my kittens can lay in the sunshine, or hide in the shade, i love that Blue Bun can bounce round the garden to his hearts content, seeking out Jaffa Cakes, without his wee fluffy bum getting all wet and soggy.

I love that my kids can spend their days on the beach, playing and getting wet (covered in lotion), and I love that my husband can climb a hill and see for miles and miles and not be surrounded by clouds and miserable rain.

Lets face it any major damage to the earth is going to fix itself. We might kill off each other with chemicals and toxic poisioning, but the earth is greater than any of us, and it will fix itself and come out stronger and greener on the other side for the next species that comes.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Follow Every ByWay, Until You Find Your Dream

I was singing today to Cheer A up. Not that she needed cheered up, she needed stressed down.

So Songs from the Sound of Music it was. Had the desired effect. Wonder what the new girl will think when she has to burst into song to cheer office up? Betcha S didn't mention that in the interviews!

Monday, June 08, 2009

We'll be lovers once again on the Bright side of the road

I'm very excited. I have no idea why, just very positive and up.

Boy has his prom tonight, and is getting dressed NOW, I am shooting off sharp cause I want to see him before he goes. He and all his mates are getting a Hummer down to Brig o Doon - nothing like the best for them. Very sophisticated, it's a beautiful place, and it is such a nice day they are bound to have a ball.

Toolibelle, is working on a French essay, and is very blase about her brothers exciting evening. She has excitement of her own. a very heavy weekend, with Guides in Lochgoilhead - She was sleeping on her feet when she got home last night. Still sleeping this morning, but awake enough to slap the make up on, and doll herself up for school. I've just been chatting with her on the phone...she has much news to share with me, but not news that I can share here. Too much information for the good folk of Troon, but suffice to say, if all things come to pass, life will get a little more complicated for me and her dad. She has a Physics trip tomorrow. She is much looking forward to. Am hoping it is because of the subject matter, and NOT the company.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Let Me Dance Among the Stars,

So busy Weekend AGAIN.

Toolibelle gone on Friday night, I haven't seen her since Friday morning ;-(

She is at Lochgoilhead activity centre with Guides. Am sure she is having a ball! Hope she has some photos, although I'm sure I seen the camera on table, so maybe not.

I had a lovely Reiki on Friday night with a lovely lady. It is so great when it goes well and someone gets a reaction... makes you feel very positive. After Reiki Wee-Devil came down and we went to TACOS in Troon, where the portions are ginormous and being flour tortilla based, with refriend beans. VERY HEAVY. Still we ploughed through it. Then we had a wee run round Troon, missed seeing the Scouts playing outside, which is what K Wanted, but there will be other chances.

On Saturday, Boy got up early and went to set up Volleyball on beach for Seniors Tournament.
The weather wasn't as brilliant as it had been last week for the juniors one, but I think maybe made for easier playing.

That being said, boy did come in and despite protesting his ability to stay awake, did in fact fall asleep as soon as he seen his bed.

Did recover suitably tho and managed to get dressed and head on off to party.. looking very smart.

Completely missed him coming in.... phoned him at 3 to find out where he was and disturbed his beauty sleep!! Weans! Who'd have em!

Friday, June 05, 2009

Sunday Stealing for a Friday 20???

1. Name one person who made you smile today:
My Son, telling me of his plans for next weekend!

2. What were you doing at 8am this morning?
Dragging myself downstairs to have coffee

3. What were you doing 45 minutes ago?
Wandering Around ASDA looking for inspiration. Am hopeful am going to win a raffle run by the Volunteer services.....

4. What is your favorite candy bar?
Curly Wurly

5. Have you ever been to a strip club?

6. What was the last thing you had to drink?
My fourth cup of coffee

7. What was the last thing you ate?
a slice of Cheesecake

8. The last sporting event you watched?
My son's volleyball match at Troon where they beat someone... can't remember who.

9. Do you go to church every Sunday?
Erm, no.

10. Do you prefer Chinese food over pizza?

Most Definitely

11. What are you doing tomorrow?

Mmm. Sleeping a bit late, shopping, snuggling with my husband, and spending time with lonesome blue.

12. What do you think of when you hear Australia?

Surf, Sea, Sand, and Koalas.

13. Biggest annoyance right now?

Working out my notice. I have no patience once I have made my mind up.

14. Last song listened to?
Love Will Tear Us Apart, Joy Division.... Fantastic Song.

15. Do you have a maid service clean your house?
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha What type of people do you think read this?

16. Are you jealous of anyone?

The Queen?

17. Is anyone jealous of you?
Probably, cause I am so fantastic, talented, goodlooking, lovely, Gorgeous,

18. What do you usually do during the day?
Think of ways to do work quickly so I can laze.

19. Do you hate anyone that you know right now?

I don't hate. Is a waste of Energy.

20. Are you thinking about someone right now?
Yes, My husband. He is a petal.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

The World is Alive with the Sound of Kids

Is Thursday. Thursdays are good, because it's almost Friday.

Last night was nice. I did a bit of typing, a bit of Open University, a bit a knitting and a bit of reading and spent a lot of time in the garden with Blue Bun, just to make sure he was okay. I'm sure he is a bit lost, and doesn't have anyone to talk to now, but he isn't taking any shit from the Kits! Beau went over to him last night, and he just stuck his head out, right in Beau's face. She backed down immediately.

Boy's last exam today, and apart from Show, School no more. Is quite sad. Sixth year always fades out, it doesn't really go out with a bang. He needs to get a job now, and get on with his applying for USofA. Lots of forms to fill, lots of questions to answer. It'll more than keep him busy.

Tooli went to beach last night with her mates, it was a lovely night. We are lucky we have the beach so close, and all relatively safe.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

I hear Babies Cry, I watch them Grow....

Beautiful Thumper died last night. We aren't sure what happened, but maybe the heat got to him; it has been very very hot over the last few days. I did notice that he wasn't out running around the garden as he usually does last night, so his big brother Blue was getting the Reiki attention. Poor Wee Bunny. He's safely buried under the Tree in the Garden.

Night Night Thumps.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

And We'll Make All Our Dreams Come True.....

The weather has been brilliant recently. So brilliant, I am trying not to be inside at the Computer hence, lack of posting.

Family had a busy weekend. Tool on Duke of Edinburgh exped. Boy on UK School Games Trials, and Both of them doing Beach Volleyball at Tournament on Sunday. Si was up a hill, with the Scouts - Group Camp or something. Me, I did a coffee Morning with Nant, very nice thanking you..... cup of tea, scone and a bit of cake, and merangues from the Home Baking Stall. Yum. I lay out the back door for about 30 minutes, and the rest of the time, pretended to do housework, studying, typing.

As a result the house is a big mess, Si made a major contribution last night and did the three weeks worth of ironing, I put clothes away in the bedroom, and hoovered and swept. Then I went to bed early, cause I've been suffering a migraine for the last couple of days, and it isn't lifting. I'm a bit better today, but feeling quite sick, but I think that is as a result of too many painkillers.

I'll have a quiet night again tonight, and hopefully i'll pick up from them.

Working to get work tied up......they have got someone to replace me now, and we will have a two week handover, but now, I've got two weeks to get my desk into some semblance of order!