Saturday, June 27, 2009

Can you buy time on E-bay yet?

So I'm sans one child today and was beavering away with these for the kids teachers on Monday.....

....when I get a phonecall.
Jerry: Can you eat Spider Crabs?
Me: I don't know, you're the one out fishing.
Jerry: Will you look it up online. I'll throw it back if we can't eat it but it's big.
Me: Call me back in 5 minutes.

Yes, you can eat Spider Crab. And it is glorious! But it's time consuming. I had to find the most humane way to kill it, how to cook it and how to get the meat out. It's also a pain in the ass when I'm questioned as to why I'm "cooking it that way" when I'm the one who was looking it up and actually cooking it. Never mind that it took over half an hour to get the meat out of. I have better things to do with my time you know. Like teachers presents. Cards. Laundry. Washing dishes.


Friday, June 19, 2009

Lost in Translation.....

Today's after school conversation with Leah.

Leah: "I saw Hazel today"

Me: "Oh, who's Hazel?"

L: "No Mom, Haysel"

M: "What's a Haysel?"

L: "Nooooo MOM! Heysuls"

M: "Heysuls? I don't know what you mean."

L: (Tapping top of head) You know, the rain that hurts you on your head?"

M: "Oh, hailstones!"

L: (Rolls eyes) "That's what I said"

I really must pay more attention....

Thursday, June 18, 2009

In hindsight.....

....I realise it wasn't a good idea to do Laser Quest in the woods in capri pants. This is valuable knowledge I will pass on to my kids. Or not, depending on my mood! Maybe it's better they learn themselves the hard way. Like Momma!

Volvo Ocean Race Galway

A few pics from our trip in to see the boats after they landed in Galway. It's a pity they passed here in the middle of the night or we could have watched them from Mom's house!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


A couple of pictures from our weekend away in Trabolgan, Cork. We had an amazing weekend and we were all sorry to come home.

Please click on this photo to see it bigger!