I still have so much to do today!
That's my feeble attempt at poetry. Seriously, these cramps though are killing me. I still have to drop Knoxie off at the vet, make some food and clean the kitchen. Then I'm done for today. Tomorrow it'll just be finishing making food, vaccuum and clean the bathrooms. I can't wait to just relax. Yeah, who am I kidding? That won't be me tomorrow night. LOL
A on his science invention!!!!!!! YAY!!!! GO TRISTAN!!!!!!
and 17 kids will be here tomorrow night. Now I'm starting to get nervous. LOL
I've been so into getting this house clean and making sure we've got Irish beer/beverages that my menu isn't THAT Irish. But that's ok because it's all about the beer and the “crack” right? (And no I don't mean drugs, it's an Irish term – go look it up) I'm doing hamburgers and hot dogs, baked beans (which can be Irish – a full Irish breakfast includes baked beans), Shephard's Pie (which is English/Irish) and then potato salad (gotta have that American thing in there being this is an Irish/American family – and it's for those that might not like Shephard's Pie) and for the green a cucumber side dish. Got some appetizers….the Irish aren't into appetizers like we are so couldn't do an Irish one. I did order some Irish cheeses and such from Food Ireland online but they won't be here by tomorrow which SUCKS (I'd ordered food for an Irish breakfast too but that won't be here either). And for dessert I got a cake with the Irish flag on it which will say “Happy Birthday Sean” and some shamrock cookies. And then of course I got lots of Irish drink! Bailey's, Guinness, Cider and Smithwicks. Hmmm, wonder if I have any green food dye.
My friend Dawn got the kids Irish necklaces and I have a whole bag of assorted goodies for them…pins, necklaces, pencils, etc. And we all here have Irish shirts to wear.
Off to Sam's Club today to get the bulky food items. They don't open until 10 though which sucks. Although, it will help to get me in and out of there and not buy anything not needed or not dilly dally since I have to get Kieran at 11:30.
I'm sitting here watching the movie My Life with Michael Keaton and Nicole Kidman crying my eyes out. Why do I watch these movies?
I am right now. I could lie down and go to sleep. But I can't. I'm almost done with my room and my bathroom. Got the grocery shopping done this morning that I wanted to do. And am looking forward to a night of just the kids and I vegging. Sean has to stay at the hotel overnight. They're teaching him a new position (a promotion it'd be if he takes it) and he needs to stay at the hotel to learn the new computer. As soon as the kids go to bed I'm hitting the bed to watch TV. It's only 2:47 now. I have to wait until at least 8pm. Whhhaaahhhhh!!!!
to do my 1st round of grocery shopping for this weekend. Going to Sweet Bay as I've found they have Magner's Irish Cider and also Smithwick's (the 2 things I drank the most when I lived in Ireland-although in Ireland, Magners is called Bulmers). Yesterday I got some Bailey's, can't be St. Patty's day without a glass of that either. I also got Caelie's room all done! Yay!!!!
Once I get home today after getting Kieran it's time to work on my bedroom. That'll be fun. NOT! Then tomorrow off to Sam's Club to get the bulky stuff like hamburgers and such. I just now finally did my list of what I'll be serving Saturday. Hope I'll have enough food.
IS COMING TO TAMPA!!!!!!! I'm SO excited!!! Finally, someone big I like is coming to this area…..right here!!!! For anyone who has no clue who I'm talking about Roger Waters was the lead singer for Pink Floyd back in the day. AND, I just found out there's a blog on David Gilmour's website! Have to add that to my daily reads now. I don't even want to know if you don't know who David Gilmour is! I'd be appalled!
happened today at lunch. I made myself a roast beef and cheese sandwich with oil and vinegar on it. After about 4 bites my throat started feeling like it was getting tight and closing. It didn't last that long….. then went away. Right after I got this weird headache and I still have it. It's not sharp or piercing, just a constant throb I know is there but is all over my head. And now I just feel weird. Called my mom and she said sometimes vinegar makes her throat feel that way, but what about this headache? And I've never had that eaction to vinegar before. I'm almost done cleaning Caelie's room, then I'm lying down for a bit.
have gotten no better since going to the walk in clinic and getting a script for Allegra and one for eye drops which is Patanol. They started badly yesterday morning and gradually got worse throughout the day. The dust I came across while cleaning Tristan's room I'm sure didn't help. And then last night the kids and I went up to the soccer practice fields for Tristan's soccer clinic and within 5 minutes my eyes were running and would not stop. We got there at 6:20 and Sean got there around 6:45 and told me to go home, but I was busy talking to the other moms so by the time I did leave at 7:30 with the younger two it looked like I had been sobbing for days. It took about two hours for them to stop watering too after we got home. I grabbed a wash cloth and left that on them for a while. That felt nice. But the drops aren't cutting it. Neither is the Allegra really. One of the moms last night told me to try Zyrtek. I'm wondering, is that the nose spray? If so my brother uses it and loves it.
I really am. I don't know if it's because I've just been so busy lately I don't have the time to think….about anything or whatever but I've been feeling really good the past couple of weeks. Feeling happy and loving where we are. For the longest time I was feeling like we were still on vacation, that at any time we'd be going back home. But this is home and even though I still hate my house….I'm loving it here. We've finally got our circle of friends, the ones we met when we first got here and now our new found soccer ones. And like it's been said when it comes to friends it's quality not quantity and I know we've found that. And it's funny because I haven't had a huge party at our house even here in Florida and the last time it was as big as it's going to be this Saturday I think was Kieran's Christening and I normally get VERY nervous the whole week before. So far I'm not nervous at all. Maybe it's because the kids are older and I know they'll entertain themselves playing out back or inside playing PlayStation? I don't know. I'm just feeling so happy lately and hope it stays this way for a while. Life is good.