Monday, November 19, 2007

Back to school!

Kinda!!! (Is that a word?)
I'm doing an evening course in basic acountancy and business book keeping. I would of course have put it in CAPITAL LETTERS if it was run through the University College Of Galway, but it is is a course run for people setting up their own business so they can keep a track of their books, learn how to do a tax thingy, the vat thingy, and know what thingys you need to be aware of and keep receipts for, thingys....
As you all know I don't have a business. My business is: wiping bums, noses, school runs, eat breakfast (a cup of tea) Leah to play school, feed and let out neighbours dog, start lunch, another school run, then pick up Leah, then another school run. Neighbours house for uniform change and let dog in.
Feed the minions, Homework, Playtime, Dinner, (considering I had to help with playtime today they were lucky to be fed! Thank God for pasta!)
After all that I got to play the student and I loved it! I've soooo longed to go back to school at some stage but something always seemed to get in the way. Oh, I should explain, sorry. Jerry set up a business a while back and has an accountant doing all his paperwork (as you do) but if I learn enough on this course I should be able to do a lot if not all of Jerry's vat and tax returns. Whoo hoo, not only does it save us money, but I'm doing something other than wiping up sick and cleaning dishes.
I nearly feel like a human being again.....

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Uachtaráin na hÉireann

We had a visit today from no other but our Uactaráin na hÉireann, Máire Mhic Ghiolla Iosa (Puter will not let me do a capital I fada????)
There was such an air of festivities in the air. I was so glad I brought the kids down, if I hadn't I'd've missed these:
Kid: So, are we going to see the Queen then?
Mom: No, she's not the queen,
Kid: But is she like the Queen, like our Queen?
Mom: We don't have a Queen, she's our President.
Kid: So she doesn't have a tiara.....

Child: Why are all the people standing here? Is it for the Prisoner?
Mum: She's not a prisioner, she's the President.
Child: Oh...

Child:Is there gonna be food here? The last time I saw this many people there was loads of food. Where's the food?

My last words outside the hall that she had just vacated (directly across from my friends pub) "I wish I brought my purse"!!!!

A great day was had by all, she came across as a lovely person, no airs or graces about her. I particularly liked how she started her speech. " Go dti mar ata, no no, nil sé sin ceart. Ceach chú bhuil sibh"!!!! To rounds of applause !(Spelling is not correct I'm using phonetic writing here!)
Wow, she is such an elegant lady, plus she's witty and seems to be a real "people person". She spent way more than her "alloted" time of 40 mins opening the new unit and in our local centre for handicapped and disabled children. Tigh Nan Dooley. When I figure out how to post a link I will!
All in all, a great day was had by all.
Go raibh mile maith agat a Uachtaráin,
Ó clann Úi hUallacháin.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Monday, November 5, 2007

We're rootin' an' tootin' for ya!

You know who you are! Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Thinking of you and can't wait to see ye again (actually can't wait to see the babs!)
Hope you see this, take care,

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Basic Car Maintenance Lesson 1

If you can smell burning you are either in the wrong gear or something is, in fact, burning.

If you can hear a rattle coming from the underside of the car, it could in fact be a can of travelling sweets. Chect this out "before" bringing the car to a garage to avoid any unnecessary embarrasment.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Note to self....

Don't update blog with a few drinks on board....I couldn't find the pics of the kids in their costumes last night ("hmmmm, they were here a minute ago, hic") Here are the 2 in all their finery!!!