Hello from North East North Carolina! I'm finally moved, still have a veritable mountain of boxes to unpack but we're currently (slowly) having a new HVAC system installed so unpacking is halted because they're running ductwork everywhere. It's slow because it's a two man team and it may be slowed further by the Dreaded Lurgy … Continue reading Hello from North Carolina!
Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! A Joyous Kwanzaa! Cool Yule- Whatever you celebrate - or don't. May the joy and wonders of the season lighten your day. It's a crazy house here. There's me, 'im indoors, 5 dogs, 1 cat, 1 daughter, 2 sons, 1 son in law, 1 fiancée, 2 grandsons and not enough Valium! … Continue reading Which Way Is Up?! Seasons Bleatings From The Woolly Minded!
Here I am, like a bad penny! It’s been a hectic couple of weeks of non stop cooking, cleaning up and stopping fights. I’m pretty sure my daughter, Princess PITA could fall out with herself if left in a room alone. I’d be a great flippin’ peace Ambassador after putting out all the ‘fires’ she … Continue reading Be Safe, Not Sorry
So the day has come already. I’ll be leaving Ireland to fly home to NY. I’ve missed home all the time I’ve been here and I’ll miss here the minute I go. It’s always a worry leaving an older parent because.. you know. It's been a lovely two weeks, both here and in Tenerife and … Continue reading Headin’ home..
I’ve realized a lot of things on this trip to see my Dad, not all of them great! He’s turned into a Mister Magoo with Tourette’s while driving for instance. How I’m still alive, well - I just don’t know! I now know this: I remember more prayers than I ever thought I knew They … Continue reading Driving With My Dad
Sadly we'll be heading back to Dublin and then Galway tomorrow. I've had a fabulous time and will be sad to leave. I'll definitely be back. I think I've consumed my own weight twice over this week! I'm looking forward to getting home to NY and telling you all about it.
I'm here safe and sound in Galway having just shovelled as much tea and soda bread down my neck as humanly possible! We're heading across country to Dublin shortly and then flying to Tenerife tomorrow. So far it's been Saturday in New York, Sunday in Galway, Monday in Dublin and Tuesday in Tenerife. I don't … Continue reading If it’s Monday it must be Dublin..
First leg of my journey starts when I finish my Coke Zero! I'm driving about 5ish hours to Poughkeepsie ready for my flight to Ireland tomorrow night! 'im indoors wanted me to rest before the flight because he says I'm doing too much with my knackered shoulder and everything else. I Wear the poxy sling … Continue reading ..And she’s off!!
Well this has been a hell of a week! I decided to call my son on Monday night and suggest I came to pick him up. He lives in Jacksonville NC and Florence was making a bee line for him. Surprisingly he agreed without a fight so I left at 6am Tuesday morning to drive … Continue reading The Week That Was!
Yup I’m gearing up to go a wandering again! Septembers jaunting takes me 300 miles or so across state to Poughkeepsie on the 21st of September in order to fly to Ireland on the 22nd to see my dad. I actually don’t arrive until the morning of the 23rd. On the 24th we’re travelling across … Continue reading Hi, Good Morning …and Póg Ma Thóin. No Hay Papel Higiénico Y Donde Esta La Luz?
I left North Carolina sadly yesterday morning to begin the drive home. I've decided North is NOT my favorite direction and it probably never will be! I'm amazed and horrified at the difference in gas prices. From over $3 a gallon where I live in NY to $2.45 in North Carolina and $2.40 in Georgia/South … Continue reading Bitchin’ Thoughts On Loves, Gas And The Unreliability Of Sheetz..
I am loving being in Georgia!!* Some of the stuff people say is downright hilarious. Princess PITA and I were just in Target and there were two women in there. I was listening them seriously bitching out another woman and saying ‘Bless her heart’ as if to negate the shade throwing that followed. Apparently she … Continue reading Eavesdropping in Georgia..
I’ve woken up exhausted already today. I think it’s the driving over the last two days. Thankfully today I won’t be driving AT ALL!! I have no idea what we’re doing yet but I’ll take pics! I wish I could have taken some in the drive down because it was beautiful especially with the Shenandoah … Continue reading One Tired Britch On The Loose!!
So here I go! I'm off for a week or so to Georgia and North Carolina. I'll be travelling through New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina to Georgia then back through Georgia, South Carolina, stopping in North Carolina to see Fartichoke then Virginia and either WV or DC to … Continue reading Vroom, Vroom!!
The fantabulous wordsmith, Kristian at Tales From The Mind of Kristian has nominated me for this intriguing tag. I’ve really enjoyed this and I’m sad to get to day three. Do you follow Kristian? You absolutely should. He’s one of my absolute favourite bloggers , one of the very few I make sure to keep … Continue reading Three Days, Three Song Lyrics – Day Three
I haz a numb bum! A very numb bum, I nearly had two kittens too which would have made the numb bum worth it but I was pipped at the post. Murder Mittens (tabby and white kitten) and Scrapper Stinkbutt (coal black kitten) weren’t meant for me but there is a ginger hooligan waiting for … Continue reading Road Trips, Kittens and a Numb Bum!!
So..... I'd gone on a day trip to France to shop when my kids were really little, Fartichoke was only about six weeks old so Brid was just over a year old. Yes, there isn't a year between them. It explains a lot about my sanity doesn't it?! Anyway it was the end of the … Continue reading Entente UN Cordiale…