Thanks to Foodie Mummy for tagging me for Favorite Photo Meme! Now that the holidays are behind us and all the Christmas and New Year carry on is over, I can laugh about things that happened last year. This is from my "photoshoot" with the kids trying to get that last minute Christmas picture in the mail. It took the whole bloody day and well over 100 pictures (Thank God for digital cameras!) to get this half way decent photo of the kids where they are at least smiling! I can't be sure but I think they were having a laugh at mommys expence! LOL!
Thank you to Foodie Mummy and Mumtalk for nominating me for the High Five Meme, I really enjoyed reading both of yours. I have to say that much like Foodie Mummy my memory has gone downhill since having children and its hard for me to remember things these days but here goes and in no particular order: 1) My son started Kindergarten this year. After a summer full of worry and giving myself an ulcer (would he like it, would kids like him, would he do well, would he like the other kids etc.). School started and the little man was up bright and early and ready to go. He looked so grown up with his back pack on, all shiny and excited (me I had a ball in my throat that I thought would choke me)and off we went to school. I was allowed to walk him into class that morning and he greeted the teacher with a bright and cheery "Good Morning" and a big smile. I of course could not make eye contact with anyone!!! But with the assurance that he was okay, I left and I just made it out the school doors before bursting into gut wrenching sobs! LOL! Kinda sounds like a low light but its a highlight, first right of passage out of the way and it all worked out. 2) Skype. My husbands parents finally got Skype and we are able to see and talk with them every Sunday. It is really nice for them to see the kids and for the kids to know them. That had been a real worry for us because all of my husbands family are in Ireland, he is the only one that is not at home and this really helps us all stay connected. 3) Princess Fluffy Mittens. Our new cat. Her name is Mittens, but the lil Princess refuses to call her that, she calls her either princess or fluffy while my son yells at her to call her Mittens. I did not want another cat. I had a cat for 22 yrs named Lucky who died 5yrs ago and I never thought I would get another one. Well one night I was at the back door and I was talking on the phone, when I heard this yowling coming at me across the yard she jumped up beside me and never left. Now, I tried to get her to go, but as my son pointed out "Mom you said that cats pick you, you don't pick the cat, so we HAVE to keep her". (That is what I told him to get him to stop asking for one!) Note to self: Be careful what you tell the kids because they WILL remember! LOL! 4) Getting away with the Hubby. We went away for the night once this year and it was really nice to spend time with him and eat a meal and watch a movie in peace. It is good to get a break once in a while. Of course we spent the whole night wondering what the kids were doing to Mom and Pop but they were just fine! Hmmm... maybe we can get away for two nights next time! LOL! 5) Blogging! I discovered I really enjoy it! It is nice to share my story with people and really fun to read the comments! (So please feel free to comment any time!) I was never one to keep a diary, but now since my memory seems to be on the blink it is good that I write these things down to remember the good times and the funny times. So that is my Top Five, I wish you all the best in the New Year! And since it is the rule to pass this on to five people I nominate the following: 1. Fashionable Mama's Blog 2. Arhonda Bend's Page 3. Anke Morgenroth's Page 4. Manicmammy's Page 5. Roosmam's Page
Yesterday was another stellar day in our household. It started off with me and my dad finishing up the pipe work for the new heating system. We tested the pipes with water...no leaks...Hurray! That was the highpoint. It all went south from there. After my parents left, the lil princess and I went to do the shopping. We arrived back just in time to drop the packages off and run over to the school to pick up my son. We picked up my son and then I bundled everyone out of the car (it was soooo cold yesterday) and up to the door and then began searching the black hole that is my bag and Oh Crap! No keys!!!!! I didn't panic though because I have a hiding place with a spare pair of keys, so off I went to go retrieve my spare and I got to said hiding place and discovered ....NO BlOODY KEYS!!!! S***! Well then the real fun began because anyone with kids knows that 2 and 5 yr. olds have very little patience and DO NOT like to be locked out of their house!!! So the screaming and crying began and I bundled them back in the car and turned the heat on for them. Then I phoned the husband to see if he knew where the spare keys were and he did "They are hanging up in the kitchen he says" Why are they there I say "Because I was using them this weekend since I lost my keys....a couple of weeks ago." What!!! Its very lucky for him his cell phone died right then because as you can imagine I was not the happy camper. LOL! To make matters worse, my bladder not being what it used to be since having kids, likes to act up in particularly cold weather and so I really really had to pee! So as I did the trying not to pee dance while scoping the house for entry points and jiggling all the windows to see if by chance I had left one unlocked I finally had to retreat to my basement which before you ask is not accessible from inside the house, you have to go outside to get in, and thank God it was unlocked because my poor bladder could not take anymore. So as I sat on my bucket having a much needed pee, Praying no neighbors would pop up to see what all the broo ha ha was about (because at this point my 5yr old was honking the horn and screaming "Mom did you get in yet!" at the top of his lungs, I spotted my hammer on the work table and decided that I was not so attached to my back window. So around the house I went and gave the window a good whack! and nothing.... hardly broke at all (must be super glass) but a couple of more hefty whacks and I was in. Lucky enough I did not shred myself on the way in and all was well. So then I had the task of boarding up the window and cleaning all the glass up. I decided not to call my parents that night as I usually would because I did not want to tell them about all the shenanigans of the day and have them worry about it, I decided to handle it myself like an adult. Okay Okay, I didn't tell them so that I wouldn't have to hear about how I should have twenty spares around the place given our track record! (sadly this is not the first time this has happened, but that is the husbands story to tell if he so chooses LOL!) Anyway I was able to pop the broken window out and bring the frame to the glass man who remembers me from the last incident and greeted me with a laugh and a"What happened this time Karen?" he was able to fix it straight away and in no time I was on my way back to the house and I popped it right back in. So all is well Mom and Pop its fixed and I don't want to talk about it. LOL!!!!
Happy New Year to all my fellow bloggers and readers, I hope your year is prosperous and filled with joy and great health! For those of you who have just joined me, I will write a little bit about myself. I am a full time mother of two beautiful children and part time medical assistant for a Podiatrist. I know I know feet! I get that alot. People are always asking me "How can you work with feet all day?!" my standard response is that it could always be worse, I could work for a Proctologist! LOL! I am soo not touching that with a ten foot poll!!!! LOL! I started this blog at the urging of my good friend Sandra (you can check out her blogs at Busy Momma Bee and Mommy Sports Your Shirt) who thinks I am a good story teller. (Hey, I'm Irish it's practically genetic and if you can't entertain your friends, who can you entertain :))Anyway my blogs are about the various things that happen on the Motherhood trail as well as anything odd and or funny that may happen to me or members of my family. Anyway I thank you all again for reading my blogs, I promise to entertain you all to the best of my ability and watch for new giveaways in the year to come. Any and all comments are welcome and appreciated so visit often for a bit of a chat! And good luck to all of you who have entered the Victorias Secret Tote bag giveaway!!!!!!! I hope you enjoy it! :) Peace and Love, Good wishes for all in the New Year!