Thursday, February 25, 2010

Home Alone!

So, it is the school vacation and I have to leave my kids home alone for 5 hours a day whilst I work.

Sir L is not happy as we are normally somewhere hot & humid at this time of year & not in snowy or should I say rainy NH?

I called home to see how they were doing....

"Hi, how is it going?"


"What are the boys doing?"

"They are in the basement making a sword with a penknife!"....not exactly what I wanted to hear!

I did come home to 3 living children with all their digits...I guess we will survive!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A City Fix.

Just spent the weekend in Boston what a gorgeous city!

Now, I am not really a city person since we live in the boonies however every now & then I crave culture, decent foreign food & slim people! Yes NH is the land of the fatties!

So after eating Turkish and decent Chinese food and a visit to The Cheesecake Factory a whiz around the aquarium and a little shopping therapy I feel like a renewed person! Plus a little fatter!

Here are a few friends that we made!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Scottish Humour

Scottish Love Poem

A' coorse ah love ye darlin'

Ye're a bloody tap notch burd.

An' when ah say ye're gorgeous

Ah mean iv'ry single word.

So yer bum is oan the big side

Ah don't mind a bit o flab.

It means that whin ah'm ready

There's somethin' therr tae grab.

So yer belly isny flat nae merr

Ah tell ye, ah don't cerr.

So long as when ah cuddle ye

I cin get mah erms roon' therr.

Nae wummin wha is your age

Hiz nice roon' perky breasts.

They jist gave in tae gravity

Bit ah know ye did yer best

Ah'm tellin ye the truth noo

Ah nivir tell ye lies.

Ah think its very sexy

Thit ye've goat dimples oan yer thighs.

Ah swerr oan mah grannies grave noo

The moment thit we met.

Ah thocht ye wiz as guid as

Ah wiz ivir goanie get.

Nae maitter whit ye look like

Ah'll aywiz love ye dear.

Noo shut up while the fitba's oan

An' fetch anither beer!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Embarassing moment day!

Today we went to the pharmacy to buy medicine for number 3.

I had the medicine in a bag and as we approached the door to leave number 3 pipes up in an extremely loud voice "mummy you did not pay for the medicine!"

I cringe and say “of course I did, I paid the lady at the counter with a credit card." Whilst looking around to see if anyone had heard or if I knew anybody!

"No you didn’t" he says the little ----!

"Oh yes I did." as we ran out of the door.

I had to show him the credit card receipt when we got into the car!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

What we are up to during bleak February.......................

Out door activities! This is ice hockey on our frozen lake.Tubing & snowmobiling on sparse snow!

Indoor Projects!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Staying happy & positive!

NH in February is a huge challenge for me. It is not just the bitter weather (-20's), the cabin fever, the dried saw red hands and face, knowing that winter will go on for at least 3 more months it's the WTF are we living here for?

When the weather stops you from normal every day activities such as walking the dog. I have to wear full snow gear, a fleecy mask & goggles as the snow is swirling around whipping at my body. The thought of having to get out of the car as you need to buy milk & you have to wear a hat, gloves etc or your fingers hurt & sometimes worth going without!

Anyway normally we go away in the kids February vacation which is great to warm your bones, re hydrate your skin and to enjoy the sunshine & wearing fewer clothes...obviously we do not go to the UK but somewhere in the Caribbean or at least Florida!

Alas due to my new career path I cannot get any time off so we are staying here!!!

This is not helped by Sir L who keeps telling me to quit the job & let’s go away! Bless him!

So I am on a "lets stay happy" mode.

I ordered "Dear Fatty' written by Dawn French (all the way from the UK) who always makes me laugh without fail......oh Dawn you have let me down the book is not doing it for me!

I have just ordered new Sorrel boots that will come up to my knees with fur...due to arrive tomorrow! Excited!

Trying out new drinks.....trying to migrate away from my stable wine phase. Just discovered a raspberry cosmopolitan & pomegranate margarita’s...yeah baby no complaints there!

I've been cooking new dishes....e.g. crab quesadilla's to die for!

Just went snow tubing for the afternoon with the family which was great fun despite the wind chills...I could not face to ski in it!

Yet underneath I feel a disgruntled feeling trying to creep in.

The job does not is getting a little easier but its tricky being new & making mistakes. I'm going through the "Oh I love your accent are you Irish, Australian, New Zealander yet again????? Of course when I make a mistake "it was the girl with the accent!" No hiding there!

I'm going to plod on and look for happy idea's...I think it is daffodils & tulips next...then god help Sir L if I hit the jewellery store!