Wednesday, January 28, 2009

just want to say a....

HUGE THANKS to Sarah for nominating my blog as the coolest blog! Also i want to apologise Sarah for only putting it up now! Thanks again tho hun!


And the winner is..........

I'm so thrilled. I have just been nominated as member of the month on our Celtic crafters forum. It's such a lovely place with great craic and banter, and as for the women on there they pretend they're not but really they are as mad as I! So i just want to say a huuuuggge THANKS to everyone on there and looking forward to the little pressie coming my way!

Well....I have come back down to earth after loosing my little bit of weight and celebrated yesterday with my friend at the Lyrath Spa in Kilkenny. It was heaven!! We did the thermal suite experience which involved chilling out in a lovely hot jacuzzi type thingy (great description I know) for about 45 mins, it involved lots of jets aswell as being able to look out through a non glass window on the ground of the hotel, so you had a mixture of the breeze on your face and the warm water heating you up as there was lots of steam, so did the old spots the world of good! lol! then we decided to brave the sauna and lasted probably about 10 mins in there, how cool were we,not very to be honest, it felt like our nostrils were on fire so we decided enough was enough. That was followed by a quick drink in the relaxation room where they had big couches and fruit and mags, we lounged around in there for about 15 mins and then jumped back into the jacuzzi. This was followed by a full swedish body massage!!!! HEAVEN!!! It was sooo relaxing although I had a terrible migraine after but think alot of it was to do with not having much to eat and my sinuses were acting up too. But it was a really enjoyable day after all!

Due to my horrible headache I didnt make it to my set dancing class but instead managed to get some lovely stamped images that Jess sent me up coloured in. So what has today got in store, not much considering its not 11.30am and I am working at 2 so will prob try and fit in a clothes wash and make a card or two. So thats my exciting day yesterday, who knows what today has to bring! Will definetely update ye tomorrow though!

Monday, January 26, 2009

OH JOY!!!!!!

i'm sooo happy, i was at my hip hop dance tonite and as part of the dance transformation programme i am doing you weigh in every week.....and.... (drum roll) ive lost 2 and three quarters pounds!!!!! im so delighted, plus i really worked out tonite and sweated that extra bit!!! lol! anyway i cant believe its been nearly a week since i blogged. lots has happened, mainly my best friend got her little boy christened last saturday and we had a lovely day. had a few bevvies and some food and ended the day reasonable early came home at 8pm.

the rest of the weekend or what was left consisted of DG duties and other bits and pieces overall it was a pretty quite weekend. this week however is a different matter. my mam is on crutches as she had her bunion off last week. think she is finding it a bit difficult all the sitting down and resting as she is normally up and about and going non stop. she keeps saying she doesnt want to be bothering ppl but ive told her thats what we are here for plus its the least we can do considering what she has done for us throughout our lives. she has to stay on the crutches for 6 weeks so it will be fun! lol!

anyway tomorrow starts off with a visit to the spa! i know i wish i could say that everyday. my friend linda and i are heading in to the lyrath hotel to use up the rest of our vouchers then thats it. boo!!! we are having the hydrotherapy treatment which involves getting into a swimsuit but i dont mind once it relaxes me and then im having the all over body massage.......heavennnn!!! then its back to work to face hormonal teenagers...but at least i wont get stressed easily ill be well relaxed.

anyway ill stop blathering

talk soon

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Ladies & Gentlemen....It's your new.....

DANCING DIVA!!! Well i joined the hip hop fitness class last night with my pal Linda and it was brilliant. I felt like Britney Spears but twice her body weight!! lol! oh and not half a good a dancer as she is.....BUT......i shall be by the end of the 8 weeks. It was great fun, we learned a few moves and bopped about a bit...."" yeh its all about letting go....have no inhibitions juust shake that booty....shake that booty...sorry getting carried away now.

Anyway another part of the class is that you can sign up for a dance transformation thingy..basically its an exercise regime of your dance class weekly, 15 mins resistance exercises eg push ups etc. and 2 days of 20 min walks which is pretty simple enough then this is the hard bit, you have to follow a healthy eating plan, its not called a diet cos you can eat all foods but have to cut down on carbohydrates! it gives you a big list of ideas you can have for brekkie, dinner and tea aswell as eating out tips and what you can have. so im totally motivated now and im gonna do it. There is a prize at the end so who ever looses the most weight in the class will get a style makeover, or another 8 weeks of free dance classes which i would prefer to be honest. So ill be hip hopping around the house now for the next 8 weeks as my cats watch on....probably thinking "lord god, why did you have us living with this nutter"!!!! lol!

God, i actually think i have run out of something to say! shock horror!! right ill leave it at that i think. OH! before i sign off we did get our bathroom stuff yesterday and OH did buy jeans, 2 pairs actually and no to answer your question i didnt make him buy anything else, he had me well warned going over in the car not to be up to my usual tricks!

hee hee!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Just another Manic Monday....oh oo oh!

morning all,

im up and about early this morning and decided to blather a bit on here. OH is making my brekkie having sausages and rashers. Then we are hitting the tile shops in Carlow to look for our bathroom stuff, then OH has to buy some jeans (well overdue in my opinion). Normally he warns me before i go into the shop with him that he is ONLY buying jeans but as soon as he is in the dressing room I hand him in various items of clothing to go with the said He ends up buying 2 or 3 items! What!! i just want my man to look good!

anyway once we have done all that it will be nearly time for me to come back home and go to work, then from there i am heading to my new hip hop fitness class i cant wait! I will be shaking what my mamma gave me round the floor, hopefully what my mamma gave me will reduce a bit in size too as a result. i have talked my skinny friend into joining me, but it will be great for her as she has recently become a mammy and it will give her a break away from the baby and a bit of adult company. so thats it really thats my day in a nutshell!

talk soon

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Windy Weekend

OMG the wind this weekend was crazy, yesterday i thought the house was going to blow down, felt like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, wouldnt mind but have the red shoes to match in the wardrobe! lol! it was pretty bad here cos the house is up on a bit of a height, our leccy went for a bit but nothing major, compared to some places around my poor friend was trying to cook dinner by candlelight in her house! lol!

anyway i havent really been up to much since i posted last, just makes me feel better if i post every few days. i have been really mad at myself cos i said yesterday i was going to do some crafting but that didnt happen, instead i used the bad weather as an excuse to snuggle down on the sofa, now when i look at other peeps blogs and see the work they have done im not impressed with myself. oh im finding it soooo hard to get going. i cleaned off my desk and thought yes my mojo is back i even altered an address book but then that was it, zapped again of all mojo!

i have been asked by the youth club to make valentines cards with the members, its grand there is only about 9 or 10 there but i need to get organised and make a few cards to show them, plus get all the materials i can and most of that will have to be downloads from the net cos they cant afford to spend loads on materials, plus the woman that runs it is as tight as the proverbial ducks bottom so she wont splash out. but thats another story! ill say no more!

so today is sunday, im still in my pjs just had a scone and a mug of coffee for brekkie, i know, not a very healthy brekkie but MIL had been visiting her friend last nite and brought them home so i had to try them just to see if they were nicer than my (that i have never made). that is something i have planned to do when we move into our house, is to start baking and experimenting with food, its just to find some guinea pigs to try it is the problem. i wouldnt dare try baking here, MIL is a verteran at it and couldnt bare her looking over my shoulder telling me that im doing this wrong and to do it this way (her way!). We have all been there with MIL's but somehow I hadnt seen myself living with her, although its not all bad, only for her and hubbie putting us up we wouldnt be able to build our house, but you just cant help i right? please say yes! lol!

anyway thats enough blather from me, not sure whats on the cards today, hopefully bit of card making if i can drag my lazy a*s* out of the leaba and get motivated, OH is up at the house working with my dad and my bro they were rearing to go this morning, rang at 9.30 to see if OH going up, so he grabbed the oppurtunity of help while he could. right thats it im shutting up now, jesus that coffee really has me, now that i think of it i did put 2 spoons in!

good luck!!!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Freezing Friday!!

hi ,

i know its been a long time since i updated this, but didnt really have much news til now but gonna fill ye all in now on the excitement that is my! not!

before i start though i just want to say a huge thank you to sarah!!! she has nominated my blog as the coolest blog she knows and has given me an award this lovely butterfly award below. ok it wont paste onto it for me, typical! will have to find out how to put it up from one of the other bloggers.

anyway since i last blogged, a few things have happened that would be worth mentioning. the company i am working with has merged with another company and they will eventually be moving their office which is based in our local town to kilkenny, so all the guys that work there will be moving which is a bit sad as it was nice to call in and see them every day to say hi. im not really sure how our jobs stand, we are fine for the moment i hope but as they are based on funding its difficult to say what will happen next year. so im keeping my fingers crossed that we get another year from it as i really love it and dont fancy looking for a new bloody job, all that crap of doing interviews and sending off cv's it drives me nuts!!

we have booked a holiday to the U.K. in february and i cant wait! it will be nice to get a break, we kinda hummed and hawed over it and were going to wait until april until we were in our house but im just sooo impatient and decided we would go in feb. OH is working really hard at the house at the mo so it will be a bit of a break for him aswell. It's all jobs that i cant do cos im not strong enough. (pout) lol! now what else has happened.....mmmm....oh i tidied my craft desk up and guess what, i found my mojo, yep it was there all along hiding under all my xmas stash that i never put away. so i had a big tidy up and put away all my xmas stuff till next year! then....i tried my hand at altering an address book i had bought ages back and had planned to give to my MIL for her xmas pressie and i did it took awhile but i did it. need to practice a bit though and to use not so very good paper cos i put lovely paper on my first attempt and had to rip it off. but as they say you learn from your mistakes!!

Right, thats enough blathering from me! Talk soon!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Back To The Grindstone

Well today was my 1st day back to work after 2 and a half weeks. The kids were hyper and couldnt wait to tell us what they got for xmas, have to say it was nice to see them again and to get back into a routine. I'm feeling much better today and got some fresh air into my lungs which was nice as i hadnt left the house in the last 3 days.

something is telling me that i already posted on here today, you know its either a feast or a famine with just checked and i did!

ah well!

It's over.......

That's it.....its over, christmas officially finished yesterday! Down with the deccies, tree and cards, i can't believe it. The place will look soooo bare! And dusty! lol! Has to be done though. I havent posted in a while cos i was hit with that bloody bug but luckily i escaped the worse and think i only got the tail end cos some ppl have been really unfortunate and been sick for weeks with it. The touch of it that i got was horrible so cant even imagine what its like to have the full blown thing.

One of the girls i worked with in the creche and a friend of mine text me this morning to say she was pregnant, 2 months, i cant believe it and im delighted for her cos she was desperate to start trying for kids. I better get a move on i suppose, just wish this house would hurry up and finish so i could move in but in the mean time i can practice! he he!! Isnt the weather freezing!!!! i was laughing last nite to myself (i know its a sign of madness) as i watched the weather forecast but we have a town in Ireland called Birr and it was minus 6 there last nite so it was pretty brrr there!!! get it???? i know sad joke OH just looked at me blankly when i said it to him

Im back to work today but dont mind as its the 1st time out of the house in 3 days so i have decided to walk up and get fresh air into my lungs, although will wrap up warm. Gonna put on my fake ugg boots as they are cosy and brave the elements, before that though i need to make dinner for OH and dye my hair and have a shower, at the moment i look like i have been pulled through a ditch backwards, i swear, i would pass for the wild woman of borneo, you know i think she even looks better than i do at the mo! BB is back on our screens, boy does that Tina one get on my nerves, she is soooo rude and such a man! She has no manners and doesnt know how to keep her opinions to herself!! I'm loving mini me (vern) how cute is he? bet he hates ppl thinking that of him it must be so hard for the other housemates not to treat him like a kid he is so tiny and cute all you want to do is mind him! How witty is he though, i piddled myself laughing at him impersonating coolio last nite, he had him down to a T. it was excellent!

anyway thats enough rambling for one day, maybe if i updated every day i would talk so much s*i*e! lol.

Talk soon. I shall return, washed groomed and not at all looking like the wild woman of borneo!!!