Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunday Stealing..... 19 September 

1. At what time of your life were you happiest and why?
Am pretty damn happy right now!  Daughter is doing grand at school and in sport.  Husband is employed, enjoying Scouts and still kisses me every day.  Boy is In USA becoming an American Boy.
2. Where and when did you meet the love of your life?
Pebbles night club, in Troon 23rd August 1986.
3. Favourite item of clothing ever or most treasured possession?
A 1940 vintage swing coat I bought from Ebay for £20.00.  Cashmere and lambswool, black.  The most luxurious glorious thing I own. 

4. Must-have makeup or beauty item?
Facecream for dry skin
5. What do you think is your worst vice or fault .. honestly?
Spending money.

6. Would you tell your friend, if you knew her husband/wife was cheating on her/him?

7. What ambitions, wishes or desires, for your life, do you still hold close to your heart?
To have enough money to make sure my son stays at college in USA and ensure my daughter goes to the University of her choice. 

8. Where do you see yourself five years from now?
Still forking out for my kids education!
9. If you had the choice of any talent with the penalty that you would lose a talent in exchange, what would you want to gain, and what would you be willing to loose?
I would love to be able to play the piano loosing the ability to eat as much as I can without feeling sick!

10. Name three things that you do want completed in your life before retiring?
I want to travel to America to see my son graduate.   
I want to Sit in the Posh seats at Oxford and see my daugher become a doctor. 
I want to sit on a white sandy beach with my husband and raise a glass to 50 years together.  

11. Of all of the people out there who would have been your fantasy date? Date, not romance...
Christofer Lambert!

12. Google put another spell on you, you have just changed genders for 48 hours... what are you going to do with your 2 days?
Going to show my son and Husband how not to shake their bits dry without splashing the wall.  Going to use monkey bars, (cause I hope my upper body strength would have improved).  Going to laugh raucously at a bar, while drinking pints,and not have people glare at me! (People don't like loud women in bars, drinking pints).

13. If you owned your own island, and got to make it your own country, what would you call it? And why?
Ourland  Because it would be.
14. If you rubbed the lamp and got 3 wishes, what would they be?
1. To be slim and healthy.
2. To be wealthy.
3. To always be happy.
15. What is your earliest memory of puberty?
The horror of hiding bloody pants!

16. If you got banished to your Island alone and could only bring 5 things, what would they be.
Crosstitch, by Diana Gabaldon
Face Cream

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Every day, Every Hour We Share...

Name something you dislike about the day you’re having?
This wee soul is getting buried today.  His name is Ashley and he died of Neuroblastoma.  Not enough is done in this country to research and look for treatment or cure.  I hate this about this day. 

What's the longest that you have committed to one person and one person only?

24 years?  1986 til now.... 2010.  Yup. One person.  That is more than half my life.   He has me all.

What’s the first thing you did when you opened your eyes today?  Picked up my Iphone to see if My Boy had added any updates during my sleep time!

Has anyone ever told you they never want to ever lose you?
Yes, see number 2 above.  Loves me unconditionally, which is quite a difficult thing to do.

Could you go out in public, looking like you do now?
Compared to most days I look quite presentable. Yesterday for example I almost drowned walking round to work!  Hair was everywhere.  Due to the weather I've given up even trying to do something spectacular with my hair.

Do you believe that you never know what you got until you lose it? Yes.  My dad kept telling us that he was better off dead to us, then he died, and we realised just how poorly off we were without him.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Assured My Love Is Strong

When boy left, he said "first two weeks will be like holiday, second two weeks, i'll be getting involved in school, and using my brain, fifth week, then I'll start to realise I'm not coming home".

It is the fifth week now, and I don't know about him, but I'm starting to realise that he isn't coming home.  I miss my boy hugs!  One thing that boy could do was hug his mum.  I envy anyone near him in the US when he is in the mood for hugs!

I look at new photos daily, and I see my boy growing stronger, and browner, and more happy by the minute.  It was definitely the right thing for him to do.

But my friend Helen was right.  There is such a thing as empty nest syndrom.  Am so glad I have Toolibelle to squeeze tight still.  She aint going no where, not at least for 2 years.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Red Roses Too, I see them Bloom, for me and You

Scotland has at least 4 seasons in every day.

I set out this morning, buffeted by the gale, and waiting a downpour as the sky was as black as it could be.

As I reached the station, I turned and caught the sunrise. It was amazing.  It just got better and better and better.

Now I'm safely tucked in the office, the wind is howling outside, and every 40 minutes or so there is a downpour to wash away any remaining cobwebs.

I expect the sun to be shining within the next 20 minutes.   Maybe a little hail later.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

A Million Faces Pass Me By

Boy has been gone for 19 sleeps and life in the Cruse Household has settled into a nice holding pattern.

Tooli runs about like a demented teen - from Hockey, to Volleyball, to the Bedroom to study.  When the phone rings, we leave it, it's going to be for her.  Si and I bimble out to work, bimble back in, drive Tooli where she needs to go, and keep one eye on Skype at all times.

When we see his name blink up on the screen, either one of us are there in a flash.  It doesn't need to be long, just a quick "Hiya" "How you doing?", and he can go again - back to chatting with his old friends, or playing around with his new ones.

He's found his place in this world.  I think my boy was born to be an All-American College Kid.  He's fitting right in there.  Country and Western Concert at the weekend, driving trucks and abusing folk who chew tobacco.   He's made some great new friends and the photosgraphs look amazing.  He looks so comfortable and at home with these shiney new folk - I'm not worried at all.

The Hurricane, however is another matter.