Friday, July 30, 2010


I think everything bar the packing is done.

It's very strange getting used to thinking about life without Boy.

Everything about him is larger than life, the height, the voice, his actions.  He is possibly the loudest person I know, but also the most loving.

It's going to be very quiet for a while once he is gone.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

It's Just the Way it is...

A mark of how life is moving on.

Boy is heading off to America in less than 3 weeks.   My baby boy.

One side of my heart is so proud of him, envious even, of the opportunity that he is getting.  A new country, new people, new friends, training, travel,learning; it is mind exploding. 

The other side of my heart is sad.  It isn't broken, I just know that this is the point we, my husband and I have worked towards.   Making a human being so confident in himself, that he is able to take this step, and move away, so very, very far away and start out on his own.  I'm proud that we achieved what we promised ourselves as we felt Betsy Bump move.  A friend, a son to be proud of, and a confident adult who we know won't let us down.

How he will fare is anyone's guess.  He will be playing his sport, Volleyball which he loves, and getting the chance to travel length and breath of North America's to do so.  He will be studying English.  I hope that I can encourage him to blog, because I know that his learning and travels along side his humour will make for the best reading.

I'm not blogging as much these days, because I'm blipping.    But I will try.

Someone else might find the experience useful.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sunday Stealing..... Anything to avoid what I'm supposed to do!

Sunday Stealing: Meme Of Many Odd Questions, Part One 
Cheers to all of us thieves!
1. First thing you wash in the shower?   

My Hair

2. What color is your favorite hoodie?

I don't have a hoodie. I am middle aged.  I do however wear my son's hoodie which is grey.  I love it.

3. Would you kiss the last person you kissed again?   

Oh I would indeedy. Is my beardie husband.

4. Do you plan outfits?   

-  Ha ha ha. no. Although Yesterday I did buy a pair of trousers, and a top which actually match!  I didn't buy them to  go together though.

5. How are you feeling RIGHT now?   

- Tired. I like my bed. I should really go.

6. What's the closest thing to you that's red? 

"startled by my furry shorts"  A book.

7. Tell me about the last dream you remember having? 

-  I met a vampire - I had just started reading Eclipse, I am so behind the times. I read the book after the film comes out, and about a year before I'll see it on DVD.  The vampire did not bite me, but made me cut a line in my leg, which he pressed a similar line on his opposite leg to.  Very sensuous!

8. Did you meet anybody new today?   

Nope.  I met no one. But yesterday I met a friend I haven't seen for ages, over a year.  It was nice to chat to her.  When you have old friends you can flip back in to chat like you never haven't missed them.

9. What are you craving right now?   

I am craving a cup of tea.

10. Do you floss?  

Yes I do, probably not as often as I should be most certainly. I have a fear of my teeth falling out. And dentist said floss would help stop that,

11. What comes to mind when I say cabbage?  

tooliebelle, and cabbage farts.

12. Are you emotional?  

Very. I have pills to make me less so.

13. Have you ever counted to 1,000?   

Yes. frequently.  I work with numbers.

14. Do you bite into your ice cream or just lick it?   

Lick.... It's not a biteable thing.

15. Do you like your hair?  

Yus.  Except that it is grey, and I have to dye it constantly.

16. Do you like yourself?   

I do.  very much.   I try to be as good a person as I can be, but the thing I like the most, is that I am surrounded by people I like!

17. Would you go out to eat with George W. Bush? 

ha ha ha  -  I don't think I'd ever have occassion, but if he was buying, yes of course.

18. What are you listening to right now?  

Holland V Spain, World Cup Final.

19. Are your parents strict?  

- Only one left, and the other has retreated into second childhood - I have to dscipline her!

20. Would you go sky diving?  

No. If an accident should happen, I would hate to be responsible for killing a cow.

21. Do you like cottage cheese? 

I do. especially if it has pineapple in it.

22. Have you ever met a celebrity?   

Yes.  I have met, (1) The Queen.   (2) Sean Connery (3) a band from the 80's  (4) Politicians

How Could I Live?

All is good in the Dogwithnobrain world now.

I have all my family around me.  Boy is home, Girl is in Bed. Beloved is home from camp.


Friday, July 09, 2010

I want the Happy Ever After......

Friday 5  : Read, Copy and Answer, and Link back to

In the fairy tale of your life, who is the knight in shining armor?
My beloved, my husband. He is my knight, and always, always protects me and saves me, and always loves me.  Totally. 

In the fairy tale of your life, who is the evil villain?
The Bank Statements.  There is never enough money for everything.

In the fairy tale of your life, who is the loyal, comedic sidekick?My Kids.  Both of them.  They are the sunshine in my heart. They make me smile when no one else can.  They are funny and beautiful and fill my heart.

In the fairy tale of your life, what comes right after “Once upon a time…?”
The girl met her Sailor, and he came back.  And they lived, happily ever after.
In the fairy tale of your life, who is the fairy godmother?
My Mum, who always has the answers and the solutions to what might appear to be the worst nightmare. 

Thanks for participating, and have a happily ever after weekend!

Monday, July 05, 2010

Liar Liar Your Pants are On Fire

I joined a company based on the fact that their name stood for my one true belief.  Honesty, and integrity and everything you do.

I believe that, and if you don't that I find it hard to reconcile the two.

Friday, July 02, 2010

Sunday Stealing, or a Friday 22

Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. What curse word do you use the most?  

Buggary Bollocks

2. Do you own an iPod?  

Yes, Shuffle and Iphone

3. What person do you talk to on the phone the most? 


4. Do you still remember the first person you kissed?  

 Yes, yeuk.

5. Do you remember where you were on 11/9/01?  

Sitting on the couch watching the tv. Off work for the first time with Depression.  Watching events unfold, I realised life could never be THAT bad.  Went back to work the next day. Have never needed a day off work for depression again.

6. What was the last movie you watched?

Karate Kid, Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan.
7. Has anyone ever called you lazy?Me..
8. Do you ever take medication to help you fall asleep?Yes.
9. Has anyone told you a secret this week?pression again.
10. What is the first thing you notice about the opposite sex?Eyes....
11. What are you looking forward to?Boy getting to USA.
12. Do you own any band t-shirts?Nope.
13. What will you be doing in one hour?Accounts.
14. Is anyone in love with you?Yes.
15. Last time you cried?Karate Kid, Sunday Jaden Smith, and Jackie Chan, (No I haven't copied and pasted, that is when I cried. .
16. Are you on a desktop computer or a laptop?Computer.
17. Are you currently wanting any piercings or tattoos?Yes. want a wee wrist tattoo.
18. Would you ever date anyone covered in tattoos?Nope don't think so my husband would kill me.
19. What were you doing before this?Accounting.
20. When is the last time you slept on the floor?Does floor of tent count? .
21. How many hours of sleep do you need to function?16.
22. Do you eat breakfast daily?
Nope sorry.