Thursday, September 29, 2011


Bloody hell.  How do I encourage my daughter to be as committed and active as she wants to be when everything keeps falling over the top of us! 

She gave up hockey, to be able to attend all her volleyball matches.  She can't apply for a LOT of part-time jobs, because she would like to attend at least some of her volleyball matches - and employers don't want to employ someone who isn't going to be at their beck and call.

She got a week at an outward bound course, and it fell inbetween two Duke of Edinburgh Sailing weeks, one of which we had to move those to allow her to fit in her Outward bound course.

We booked a weekend away - her first volleyball match of the pre-season was scheduled for that day.

Her gran won a competition which involves a flight to london and a day over for both of them - she has another volleyball match on the day they leave.

It never ends.

Does anyone have the ability to split the time/ space continuum, give me two days for the price of one, and allow Tooli to do it all?

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sunday Stealing: That Meme That's Going Around

Cheers to all of us thieves!

A. Age:     38, 44, but really 47

B. Bed size:  King.  Love My Bed, I love My Bed I do

C. Chore that you hate:   Sweeping, cause it hurts my back, and ironing, because it is tedious.

D. Dogs:   Are four legged animals, that woof, rather than meow.

E. Essential start to your day:   COFFEE.  Coffee and More Coffee

F. Favorite color:   Blue.

G. Gold or Silver:  Silver

H. Height:    Quite small, and round. Not a good combination

I. Instruments you play:  hmm, recorder badly, guitar badly, keyboard badly.

J. Job title:  Business administrator

K. Kids:   2.  Boy 20 (OHMYGOD) Girl 17.

L. Live:   I do.  Not Dead.  Yes, and habite en Ecosse.

M. Mother's name:  Babs / Helena

N. Nicknames:   My nickname?  Or My Mothers?

O. Overnight hospital stays:   Labour twice - 10 nights ; laparoscopy x 1, hysterectomy x 5 nights, tonsilectomy x 2 nights; sore heart when pregnant 3 nights; big  blobby clots after birth 4 nights. 


Q. Quote from a movie:   You.. Leave... Me.... Breathless...

R. Right or left handed:   Right

S. Siblings:  Sister

T. Time you wake up:  5 am when the bloody cat jumps on my head.

U. Underwear:  Yes. thank you.

V. Vegetable you hate:   See P Above.

W. What makes you run late:   My head.

X. X-Rays you've had:   None I don't think.  Scans, many, many, but no x-rays.   Oh - Boob Xray. But that is more a scan too?

Y. Yummy food that you make:   Tablet.

Z. Zoo animal:   Koala.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Have you ever flown a kite?     Oh Yes Indeedy I have.  We used to have "normal" kites.   You know, diamond shaped, pastel colours, with ribbons.  We loved those kites.  Then we moved on to trick kites with 4 guide wires, and now we have a 5m stripy one which has the ability to bounce me along the beach at a rate of knotts!  great fun!  I don't do it often enough!

Do you wish on your fallen lashes?  
You know, I used to.  I can't remember the last time I did.  I can't remember the last time I found a lash, but I do remember my daughter and I holding our lashes tight in our palms, and looking to see if they had moved over.   Lovely times. 

Do you consider yourself successful? 
Yes indeedy I am.  I have a lovely Husband who adores me, and I love him soo much.  I have two fantastic kids who have never really given me any problems - Boy makes me worry sometimes, but only because he is 3500 miles away from home and doesn't keep in touch as much as he should!  Girl is beautiful, clever, and talented, and is very like her dad.  I couldn't ask for me.  I love my job, and work with great people!

When was the last time that you made an obscene phone call?
  When I was about 17 I think.  I was paying back for years of obscene phone calls I used to endure. 

Have you ever asked for a pony?
  Yes, and a monkey, and a koala bear.

Plans for tomorrow?  
Work Again!
Can you juggle?  
I am stupendous juggler. Well that is a slight exaggeration.  I can juggle, and juggle with shot glasses.  I used to manage a bar where we advertised as "All Singing, All dancing, all juggling", but as luck would have it I was transferred to a branch where the staff were as miserable as get oot.  And no one would sing or dance or juggle on request, so in order to fulfil the Trades Description, you could frequently find me behind the bar, singing at the top of my voice, while Tap Dancing, or Pole Dancing, and Juggling whilst, pouring drinks. I was multi-tasker supreme!

Missing someone now?
I miss my Boy.  cause he is far away.  I miss my baby, cause she is at home.  And I miss my Man every time i leave him to come to work.  I miss my Dad, cause he died years, and years, and years ago.  I wonder what my relationship with him would be like now?  We were really close. 

When was the last time you told someone "I love you"?
   I told Si, this morning. 

And truly meant it?
  I Always mean it. 

How often do you drink alcohol?
  Maybe once a month?  Not as often as I did!

How are you feeling today?  
Actually, Am feeling great today!

Have you every tried to write a meme?  
Yes, and I just cant' think!

Have you ever been fired from a job?
  Yes, I was fired for "continued absence" - After struggling into work with a horrible cough, I was told never to come in when I was ill again, after everyone else fell ill.  So I didn't.  Doctor couldn't work out what was wrong with me, and signed me off, tried different things and sent me back, and I'd start being ill again.   They fired me "not because I was bad, your work is great", but "you are continually sick".  Shortly afterwards, I was diagnosed with Asthma, prescribed inhalers, and I'm fine and dandy.  Their loss not mine!

What are you looking forward to?
   A weekend away in Lochgilphead! Yay!

Have you ever crawled through a window?
Yes. When I was little, we frequently locked ourselves out and climbed in through the window, but I haven't done that for ages!  Maybe I should try.  See if my arse would fit!

What's the most recent bad meal that you had to endure?
  Mmmm, I don't do bad meals.  My Si cooks mostly everything in our house, and he is Chef Surpreme!

Can you handle the truth?
   Can You? 

Whose to blame for what's going on?
  I could tell you, but I'd probably get shot.

What will it take to fix it all up?  
A bit of paint and some pretty border. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


But first...  I had the dentist this morning.  Not even the Dentist.  I had the Hygienist.  I decided yesterday morning that I should cancel.  It would reduce the horrible feeling I had.  But I text my Si to tell him, and he said "No".  So I didn't.

I got down 10 minutes before my appointment, and had to wait ten minutes to be seen.

The Hygienist and her friend in yellow got stuck in about me, trying their hardest to choke me with the pokey thing, and break my teeth from the bottom up.    One thing I will say though - They chatted to each other, not about me, but about buying houses.  That totally distracted me.  I'm going to ask the dentist to talk pap the next time I'm in.

I'm actually tired. Physically tired from the stress of having to go.  I need to get over this.

I entered a comp today and it asked for "my book blog link".  Wow I thought! I could actually review books.

Here's my first one!

Christopher Brookmyre!  Bloody anything by him! Gripping, Funny, Sad, Hilarious, Educational, Believable, laughoutloud. 

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sunday Stealing, on a Monday - Again.

Sunday Stealing: The Lower 40 Meme, Part One    Answers Coming Shortly.

Cheers to all of us thieves!

1) Who is the last person you high-fived?  Erm.... I can't remember.  Hmmm Thinks** Thinks *** Nah. Cannot remember, must have been so long ago.

2) If you were drafted into a war, would you survive.  No because I am a complete woose, and I think getting killed would be preferable to being petrified all the time.

3) Do you sleep with the TV on?  Oh God, no. I need it dark and quiet.

4) Have you ever drunk milk straight out of the carton?   Yus.  Frequently.

5) Have you ever won a spelling bee?   Nope

6) Have you ever been stung by a bee?  Yes. On the Leg. Sore. Ouch

7) How fast can you type?   75 words per minute

8) Are you afraid of the dark?   Nope

9) Eye color:   Green / Blue / Grey

10) Have you ever made out at a drive-in?  We don't have drive in's in the USA.  But I have made out IN the Cinema!

11) When was the last time you chose a bath over a shower?   Last March.  Lovely candle lit soak, with wine, and a good book.

12) Do you knock on wood?   Yes, normally my head

13) Do you floss daily?  Erm,. no. I shoudl though. Dentist yesterday and I said I did it every 2 days.  (Every 2 weeks more like)

15) Can you hula hoop?  Nope. My waist has disappeared.

16) Are you good at keeping secrets?  Yes.  Though it kills me.

17) What do you want for Christmas?   Love, love, Love

18) Do you know the Muffin Man?   Nope.

19) Do you talk in your sleep?   Nope.

20) Who wrote the book of love?   Me.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Room in My Heart

Is there room in yours?

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Sunday Stealing

1. Do you believe in Heaven?    I believe in something beyond what there is here.  I don't know that it is "heaven", I believe that perhaps each one of us have a "heaven" of our own.  My one sure thing is, there can't be one true god -why would one religion be right over the other? "

2. Have you ever come close to dying?   Yes.   On a family walk round Wastwater.  Very, very scary.  Near Death experience. Clinging on to rocks.  scrambling.  Oh dearie me!

3. What jewelery do you wear 24/7?   My Welding Ring.  Because I am welded to Si.

4. Would you ever consider having plastic surgery?   Yes, I would have my bosums lifted!

5. What do you wear to bed?    Nought a thing!

6. Have you ever done anything illegal?    Yes.  Frequently.   Drugs, Theft, and Prositution.

7. Who was the last person that you touched?   Cat?  Beau?  Si?  Kiss before he left!  Tooli.... before she went for a shower.

8. Where did you eat last?    On the Couch.  I have a lovely Macaroon.  I am heart in love with Macaroon.

9. Besides your own blog, are there any that you routinely read but never comment on?    Hmm, No.  I read some occassionally, but none consistently.  My blog is pour moi.  To express my inner most confusions.

10. Ever been involved with the police?   Yes. Frequently.  My nephews are both Police.  I was picked up once for being drunk and disorderly, and let go at the station - they just wanted me out the town.  I was threatened with arrest for prostition for offering the police a quicky for a li ft home.

11. Do you talk in your sleep?   No. I bloody hope not.

12. Now a celebrity fantasy. Who would you take on a ménage à trois for a dirty weekend?    Shit. I couldn't do that.  No threesomes for me.  I like to be able to keep an eye on what is happening.

13. Do you feel that you’ve had a truly successful life?   Yes. I am happy.  I have beautiful children, good job and loving husband.

14. Where do you wish you were?    France

15. Have you ever ridden in an ambulance?  Yes indeed.  After a flight from New York.  Two very sick children, lifted from plane by Ambulance men, and wheeked to hospital by ambulance.  Lovely.

16. Is there any type of dancing that you love to do?   Nowadays I mostly do scary Uncle Type dancing.

17. Last gift you received?   A lovely bag of macaroons from my Mum.

18. Last sport you played?    Hmm ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha How can I say that?

19. Last place you went on holiday?   Shuna

20. Current Song?    F*&k You Cee Loo.  I heart it.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

I found this....... What do you think?

Top 10 things to do before I’m 50|

1. Run (or walk) a marathon
2. Learn to pole dance
3. Have a boob job
4. Learn to read teenagers minds
5. Walk on the red carpet
6. Write a book
7. Visit more wonders of the world
8. Dye my hair blue
9. Streak at a football match
10. Get liposuction and a tummy tuck before num