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Wife to an Irish import from Drogheda and Mother to two beautiful children and one fluffy white cat.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Ah Black Friday...Not for the Faint of heart

Well its official, I have lost my ever loving mind. I think the week long quarintine had finally made me snap because I actually trekked over to Walmart this morning with the kids in tow, I don't know what I was thinking or what came over me (perhaps I was possessed?). I did not go until 9:30 thinking the worst would have to be over by then, well not so. What a scene! Things were all over the place (more so than usual) and even though all I really wanted was some Christmas lights and maybe a $3.00 pair of pjs for the kids nothing was where it should be there were crock pots in womens clothing Christmas pathway lights in mens underwear! Never again. Gotta give it up for the Walmart workers though, they were really busting their butts to get things back on the shelves. Needless to say, we were outta there in ten minutes, we just turned tail and ran. I think I will leave Black Friday to the professionals, maybe Cyber Monday will be more my speed. Happy shopping to all and to all a good day!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

I found this great joke to share with you all hope you enjoy:

A young man named John received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary. Every word out of the bird's mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity.

John tried and tried to change the bird's attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else he could think of to "clean up" the bird's vocabulary. Finally, John was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled back. John shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even ruder.

In desperation, John threw up his hands, grabbed the bird and put him in the freezer.
For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed. Then suddenly there was total quiet. Not a peep was heard for over a minute. Fearing that he'd hurt the parrot, John quickly opened the door to the freezer.

The parrot calmly stepped out onto John's outstretched arms and said, "I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I'm sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behavior."

John was stunned at the change in the bird's attitude. As he was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, the bird continued...

"May I ask what the turkey did?"

Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving!!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Swine Flu

Oh swine flu what to do? The media has everyone running scared so naturally when my 5 yr old was diagnosed with it on Sunday, I felt pure panic, it was like being kicked in the gut. I mean what do you do? Run to the hospital? Quarantine the house? Alert the media? Keep it quiet so others don't panic? What is the protocol? All this went through my head in the ten seconds it took my sons Doctor to tell me he had it. Then she handed me a prescription for Tamiflu and said give him this, you will notice a big improvement tomorrow( I did, like night and day). I said okay, what then? Nothing she said just watch him. OK. So I said what about my 2 yr old? She said watch her too if she has any symptoms bring her in and I will give her a prescription too. That's it. No panic, no calls to the hospital nothing. I don't get it, I mean why does the media feel the need to panic everyone its just not right. I guess in a normally healthy child with no existing medical conditions you should not expect any complications, at least that's what I got from my Doctor. However if you do have a child with certain medical conditions you have to be extra cautious I guess. So then why are not all Doctors doing the swab test for H1N1? My friends child had all of the same symptoms as mine did but was told she did not have Swine flu (no swab test was done) and was sent back to school. Huh. I just don't get it.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Whoopsie poopsie

Whoops! In my haste to get started on this blogging project, I forgot to thank my very good friend Sandra for setting me all up!!!! Let's see if I can tap into my inner Lois Lane (not the one from the original Supeman movies, but the one from Smallville LOL) and make her proud. Thanks for taking the time to find just the right background and badge and all the other technical stuff that I still don't understand Lol! I think you may have found a hidden talent and I would float you a few bucks for all your help if I had any to spare!! LOL!

Well on to the meat of the matter I would like to discuss. A person looks to buy a house, said person gets house inspected. The person is told it has a septic tank. Nine years later when septic is failing, the person finds out that she Does Not have a septic tank at all!!!!!! WTF!!! Apparently I have a seepage pit and 40 yr old pipe running off that! Oh and the pipe is made of get this, cardboard that has been soaked in tar! Now the whole thing will have to be replaced, Engineers called in etc. Whoa is me!! So I did what any good woman would do, I went strait out and bought copious amounts of chocolate and ate into a wonderful chocolate oblivion. Then I decided to leave it in Gods hands, I am sure I will be blessed in some way that will make this ugly situation get resolved.

Well enjoy your weekend folks, we are off to a Lego convention in Ct. I know my little man will be beside himself with excitement when we get there, he eats, sleeps and breathes lego LOL!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Welcome to my blog, pour yourself a good cup of tea (Barry's Irish tea is my fave) and sit down and have a nice chat. I am the busy mother of two small children and when I am not running after them or cleaning up after them, I like to curl up with a good book. I particularly like paranormal and historical romance novels, they are my guilty pleasure ( How do they come up with this stuff!). Hopefully some of you have the same interests and can recommend some good books as I am always looking for a good one. I will of course keep you posted on the books I read so you can check them out for yourself too. Well until next time, I wish you many peaceful moments to enjoy your tea.
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