Monday, December 31, 2007

Tick Tock....

2008 is fast approaching and I'm still sitting here in my jammies watching cartoons in front of the fire with a sick little Leah. She had croup over the Christmas and now has a chest infection and is on more antibiotics. We're off to Mags and James's house tonight to ring in the New Year. Bubbly is chilling in the fridge as we speak. I wonder would it be bad manners to turn up in aforementioned jammies???? Oh well, I suppose I'd better get dressed then....
Happy New Year everyone and hope 2008 is good to you all! Sláinte!

Sunday, December 30, 2007

An amalgamation of sorts....

...of two of my previous posts "Basic Car Maintenience" and "Stupidity"

After a 2 and a half hour drive from Athlone I have this advice for other drivers on these fine roads of ours....

1)I know this was covered in "Stupidity" but obviously not EVERYONE read that post. PLEASE don't overtake on a continous white line, around a bend, in the dark when it's pissing rain. It just doesn't make sense people. And it makes people watching you nervous. Even Jerry Tut Tuted. (He had turned off his Bat Wings because the rain was so bad) If Jerry Tut Tut's you, you have done something REALLY stupid.

2)You don't need your fog lights on in the rain. Even Connemara rain. You just annoy the people behind you. No end.

3)Dim your headlights when driving behind someone or get them adjusted so they don't blind the person in front of you. (This comes under Basic Car Maintenience-if people are flashing their fog lights at you all the time they might be trying to tell you something.....go to a garage and get them checked or drive behind a friend for a while)

I thought these were all "no brainers". Apparantly not. We had all 3 on our trip home tonight. Surely they weren't all pissed.....?????

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Póst as Gaeilge...

Ahem ahem, go mo leischeil,
Bá mhaith liom post as Gaeilge a dheanamh. Nil mo chuid litriú Gaeilge nó grammadach iontach ach bá mhaith liom a rá libh ar fad "Go mBeirith muid beó ar an ám seo aris" Bhi Nollaig iontach againn anseo san gCeathrú Rua agus tá muid ag taistéal go dti Ath Luain amárach le tuille spóirt agus spraoi! Tá súil agam go raibh Nollaig iontach agaibh uilig agus go bhfeicfidh mé anseo aris sibh.
Go n-éiri an t-ádh libh, agus má tá aon Ghaeilge agat, úsáid é!!!!

P.S. It won't let me do i fáda's....

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

It's all over for another year!

YES!! Survived another year. Neasa-31_Christmas-0
Santa came and left without being spotted, even after making a pig of himself in the sitting room. Man alive, not even did he eat the sweets left out for him he started in on a box of celebrations I was saving for any visitors, and left the wrappers all over the place. No harm, he did his job and left the goods. Thanks Santa. X
Went to my Mom's for dinner this year which was lovely. We haven't done that for a few years but with the Missus having croup, when she asked if we'd like to have dinner at home this year I jumped at the chance! And it was lovely, soo relaxed as my job was pouring wine and pulling crackers. Cathal fell asleep (up since 6.30 am-he must have just missed Santa, although he did hear some scraping on the roof which must have woken him up....) and Leah just posed for pictures and vegged on the couch watching Shreck the 3rd. Jerry nearly ran me over when we stopped to check on the neighbours dog and feed their fish but thankfully didn't so all in all a good Christmas day!
Woke up this morning with a rotten head cold, snotting all over the place but apart from doing a bread and milk run was pretty much able to stay put playing with all the new toys that arrived yesterday. Buckaroo, Pictionary, "Are you Smarter than a Ten Year old?" (no-but Cathal is!!) and Buzz thingy game. Chinese for dinner as we had no leftovers. Had no water today so we couldn't set up his SeaMarine Creatures set. Hey, it beats the hell out of having no electricity. Ohhh, woe is me, I can't wash the dishes....yeah, inside I'm crying!!!!
Hope you all had a great christmas and wishing you all a very happy new year. Bottoms up!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

'Tis the friggin' season!!!!

Don't get me wrong, I love christmas. I love everything about it. AFTER the 1st of December, anything before that is wasted on me. I have even avoided going into town since last halloween....
But I decided to get my ass in gear tonight and clean and tidy up so we could put up the tree. (Very late this year, I would normally have had it up last weekend) My sister took the two hooligans and Jerry was away working so I had the place to myself. Everything was going great, place was "presentably" tidy, had the tree ready for decorating, the wreath thingy on the mantlepiece all decorated and lit up. I plugged all (4) plugs of tree lights in, and lo and behold they all worked!!!! And so did the 2 outside ones! I started unravelling the tree lights and they just started rolling out on the floor!!! I thought the Gods were smiling down at me "You've had a rough year Neasa, we're going to take it easy on you this time"

Till the last bunch of lights......

The end was fine, the other end was fine, but there was a big knot in the middle. I was so calm because of all the other lights being easy I thought "This'll be a piece of cake" I even made a little joke to myself about the attic gremlins only finding one set this year.....
*Fast forward 2 hours* : "*sob* Fuck you, you Godamn fucking lights, I don't need you, I bought a new set, stupid friggin'....."

Yes, I lost the plot with a set of fairy lights. I very nearly stomped on them too. I don't actually know what stopped me because they are up on the tree now and I still want to rip them off and step on them....hmmm
Anyways Jerry came home and did his "jiggy jiggy" thing and they flowed to the floor like water. I left the house at that stage to buy drink for the night. For me.
So the house is lit up like a tree!!! Lights outside, and flashing Snowman in the garden (just his hat lights flashing, there are children around!) It was all done before the kids came back. It was worth it to see their faces. We left the bobbles and decorations for them to put on and Cathal put the angel on the tree as usual. Leah had her Naoinra decorations to put on it. I think a tree decorated with a cardboard snowman with cotton wool and a star and tree made of biscuit recipe and hand painted by your kids is the best tree ever!
It was well worth the F'ing and blinding earlier!!!
Happy Holiday's Folks!!!!
Hope ye all have a good one!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Stolen joke!

Found this over on Julies blog and thought it was so funny. I know a few people in "Management" and thought this was spot on!!! Thanks Julie!

A man in a hot air balloon realised that he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a woman below. He descended a bit more and shouted “Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend that I would meet him an hour ago, but I don’t know where I am.”
The woman replied “You are in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground. You are between 40 and 41 degrees north latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude.”
“You must be a scientist” shouted the balloonist.
“I am” said the woman. “How did you know?”
“Well” answered the balloonist, “everything that you told me is presumably technically correct, but I have no idea what to make of the information, and the fact is, I am still lost. Frankly, you have not been much help.”
The woman responded “You must be in management.”
“I am” replied the balloonist, “but how did you know?”
“Well,” said the woman, “you don’t know where you are or where you are going. You have risen to where you are by means of a large volume of hot air. You have made a promise that you have no idea how to keep, and you expect people below you to solve the problems you have created. You are in exactly the same position you were in before we met but now, somehow, it is my fault!”