Almost the weekend

I’m sitting here staring out of the train window into the greyness outside. It’s getting dark so early these days, a sure sign that winter is on the way.

Where has this year gone, it seems to have passed in the blink of an eye. Halloween approaches and already I have almost jumped out my skin with the cracks and bangs of nearby fireworks.

Shops have started to fill their shelves with all that glitters for Christmas. If you’re interested you’ll find that aisle right after the one with the cackling witches and bloody sculls that await to scare the bejeezus out of some poor wee trick or treater.

Right after Christmas we’ll be reminded of Easter with the timely arrival of Cadburys Creme Eggs…..in fecking January. Is it any wonder we have no idea where the 365 days in a year go.

Me, I’m just looking forward to Friday.

Scary September!

Someone needs to tell those feckers with their fireworks that it’s only September, ffs, I almost shat me pants twice on the walk up from work tonight. I thought a bloody bomb had gone off. It almost did in my undercrackers.

In all honestly I didn’t realise it was going to be so dark, the nights are drawing in very quickly considering it’s only the start of September.

The schools and colleges are back, oh joy! You should see my wee face, happiness clean hangs out of it in the morning as I tackle my way through the hoards of screaming young un’s, whose volume levels seem to be set at ‘unacceptably loud’. Now before any of you go all rogue on me, I don’t dislike kids, I just can’t be doing with them screaming in my face before I’ve even had my morning coffee.

Geez I’m getting old, almost 30 years ago that would have been me annoying the life out of people on the train. It seems like a lifetime ago. It is a fecking lifetime ago.

Did you know there’s Christmas cards in some of the shops already. What’s the deal with that. I have a stationary fetish ffs, so when I turn up my favourite isle and see it’s full of cards and not pens and notebooks like it should be, it sets me all a dither. Don’t judge, a girl’s gotta get her perks where she can.

Well I’m almost at my stop, it’s been a blast. I think I’m going to stop on the way home and get myself a wee spring roll or three. If that doesn’t put a smile on my face nothing will! :)

Later Eejits ❤

That Didn’t Work!

So umm yeah, the whole writing more thing worked out well didn’t it. With those few days off over Christmas you might have thought I would have been all over it like a rash, that’s what I thought too, but sadly, it was not to be.

There was TV, Xbox, Penguins and M&M’s. There was no writing. There was turkey, brussel sprouts and Pavlova, but still there was no writing. Wait, hang on a second, let me back up here:

Happy Christmas!!

I know it’s belated and I know that technically Christmas is over, but I’m perhaps hoping you’re too drunk to realise or if you’re not, then Happy New Year, or whatever it is that comes next in your calendar. I hope you all had / have a very enjoyable holiday season.

This is the week where I need to start planning for my New Year resolutions. I’m not sure I made any last year, but I’m pretty sure that if I did, they were all broken withing two months, if even that long.

I’m going to think on it a few days and then perhaps come back and update you with my findings, you do realise though that that could be any time between now and next Christmas. I do however know that for the sake of my sanity I need to get back to some king of regular reading and writing on here. I’m going to try to make that happen.

I was well and truly spoiled this year present ways, all my friends and family know me so well, I have enough stationary to start a small shop, and that’s just the way I like it. All I need to think  of now is some marvelously astounding and amazing ideas to write in all my new notebooks.

Here’s to the last few days of 2015, I cannot thank you enough for keeping me company throughout this year. Here’s to may more of them and for taking with us the memories of those who are no longer with us, gone but not forgotten.

Till next time eejits, keep your bells a jingling!

Remember Me!

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It’s been so long since I’ve been here I’ve almost forgotten how to post. Ok so perhaps it’s not quite as drastic as that, but it has been a long time. I was happy to note however that there have not been too many more changes to the WordPress platform since my last visit, I was a tad worried.

So where have I been? Well I’ve been nowhere but right where I always am, I’ve just been caught up and getting squashed by life. We had a couple of really bad weeks with the Mothership meaning mentally I was not fit for any kind of interaction let alone writing. Every day it seems to be that a little more of my time becomes taken up with the things that need to be done, at this rate, there will be none left.

As far as Christmas goes I’m actually in fairly good shape. The Motherships cards are all written although it would seem she does not believe me, as every time a card is received she asks me at least ten times did they get one. Wonder no more why I hate the alleged season of being jolly, my good will meter is almost empty.

I’ve missed this place, but despite wanting to write and actually sitting down to write, nothing came to mind, mainly, because there were too many other things on my mind already.

I’m behind on reading too, sorry about that, again a combination of needing space and a rekindling of my love for Cookie Jam which has been keeping me amused on the journey to work. I also downloaded Candy Crush again, something I had not played much of since my leg recuperation days. I’ve lost most of my progress though and as a result am battling my way from the beginning, ripping my hair out in the process and wondering how I ever made it through these evil levels in the first place.

I have penned many posts previously in relation to my addiction to the above game, the search terms it generates, and the fact that some people play it naked….don’t even ask, but I swear this time, I am adopting a more level headed approach……I haven’t put it on my phone…..yet!

Anyway, I just though I would drop by, let you know I am still alive and give you a mini hi five, because you are after all, really rather awesome.

I’m hoping to get back to some normality soon, so see you on the flip side!

Tis the seas…oh feck off!

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You may have noticed that I have not posted in, well I don’t know for how long, but it feels like forever.

I wouldn’t even know how to explain the last couple of weeks, it’s been a veritable rollercoaster of ups and downs. There have been tantrums, mini bathroom floods, periods of silence and very little breaks in between.

The run up to Christmas has started and the Mothership is already on my case about writing Christmas cards despite the fact that November has not yet ended. It’s enough to give anyone a headache.

I think I must be the worst Christmas present buyer ever, I can never think of fun and ingenious things to buy anymore, once upon a time such things would have come naturally, but now it just feels like additional stress, something I do not need.

Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could just programme everyone’s traits into a big machine which would then spit out the perfect gift ideas for friends and family. Even better still, what about a personal shopper!

Up until now we’ve been relatively lucky weather wise as well, its been quite mild, albeit a little windy at times, nothing to do with my arse or brussel sprouts I promise. This weekend there is the threat of snow, a piece of news that had me all a tizzy. It means the official season for the DM boots might be starting, something that is sorely going to displease Alien Leg, she’s already been pitching a fit.

But hey ho, life goes on, there’s nothing else for it.

My pre Christmas New Years resolution…to write more, wish me luck.

What about you, how’s things been?

May-ry Christmas!

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I thought it only polite that I least stop by and say Merry Christmas to you all. I hope however that you don’t mind if I say it very quietly, I did my own version of Scrooge last night and got visited by some Christmas spirits, only mine came in a bottle and manifested into a shot glass.

Dear goodness, I’ve just looked in the mirror and it’s not a pretty sight. I wonder how poor Onda is, last I saw she was boots up under one of the tables in the Wicky Digit and Knuckles was trying to drag her home by her tights.

It’s been a very entertaining year here at the Misadventures of May Dupp and here’s hoping for more shenanigans in 2015! Thank you all for being a part of it.

If you need me, I’ll be over here on the sofa with these two headache tablets and my good friend Mr Hangover.

Have a lovely Christmas one and all :)

Merry Feckin Christmas!

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‘I’m sitting here with a glass of mulled wine, there are cinnamon candles burning in the background, the turkey is in the oven and a host of little elves in the kitchen are busy chopping and preparing all the vegetables for tomorrow’s feast, and that my friends is what you call a poo in a pot, as in it’s a crock of shit!

It’s been a very turbulent 3 weeks in the house of the Eejit and to say that I will be glad to see the back of this holiday season is an understatement. There have been tears, tantrums and major bust ups, but still, somehow we managed to make it out the other side in order to celebrate the season of goodwill.

My intention was not to leave you all high and dry for the last couple of weeks, but seriously, I was at the stage where I couldn’t take much more. Dementia and Christmas, do NOT go hand in hand. The final straw was being told that I do nothing, which is a bit fecking rich, considering I do EVERYTHING! I am worn out from it all, and I cannot wait for my one day of freedom.

Thankfully everything is calmer today and I have most things sorted. All the housework’s been done, vegetables are peeled and chopped and the Motherships clothes for her visit to my Sister’s are currently inspecting the inside of the washing machine.

My intentions for over the holidays and the New Year would be to get myself back into a regular blogging habit and to catch up on my reading, I’m currently about two weeks behind, but I make no promises, because my brain is currently mush.

This morning, out of interest, I decided to look back on my blog and see what crap amazing things I had written last year. Imagine my surprise when I read a post I had written on the 27th December in which I expressed my gratitude to the 200 people who had followed me. Who would have thought that less than a year later, I would have amassed just under 30, 000 views and have over 700 followers, I still find it quite unbelievable.

Thank you to you all for sticking with me through 2014, and I hope we shall all remain friends into 2015 and beyond. You friendship and support has been invaluable.

Happy Christmas my Eejits, I hope it is an amazing one.

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Christmas Cartoon Craziness Challenge!

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It’s the most wonderful…..yeah whatever! Jingle blah fecking blah Bells! It’s almost Christmas, not, I have to say, my most wonderful time of the year. It costs a fecking fortune, my brussel sprout farts are no longer unique and I get a little stressed out by the whole affair! I am however thankful that the turkey comes already stuffed, having to shove my hand up it’s arse might very well have been the last straw!

I’m looking forward to a few days off more than anything. I already have a list of things I hope to accomplish, the Ships are going to my Sisters on Boxing day so that should give me a little more time. I am looking forward to my one day of not having to worry about anyone else but me…hopefully!

I do like Christmas TV though and all the old films, cold turkey and potato salad sandwiches on Boxing day and eating Ferrer Roche until I think I am going to be sick…..so there are some perks!

Another perk, is the fact that the lovely Mental Mama, thought this might be a good time for a C³ and she’s right, if anyone can fill me full of Christmas Spirit, it’s you lot! So here’s the challenge, we would like you to doodle / draw / finger paint what your idea of Christmas is? So to me it could be a black Santa hat with ‘Bah Humbug’ emblazoned on the front, or for you, a drawing of your best Christmas Baubles…..oo er mrs!

You have from now until Christmas Eve to come up with your best creation, and believe me I know how busy everyone is at this time of the year, but I’m not asking for something Picasso worthy, I’d be more happy with something that made me smile!

More information can be found HERE and this is also where you will find the current entries, assuming we get some!

All you need to do it create a post with your drawing / artwork and then link back to this page, which creates a pingback for myself and Mama!

Simples – Get doodling…..you know you want to!

Oh yeah, and Happy Fecking Christmas!

Size Does Matter

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Clearly I am a girl for whom size matters as I stare with with glee at the 21.5 inches before me. Yes, that’s correct, I got a new monitor, well it’s second hand, but it’s new to me so it’s all good. It’s amazing the difference that a couple of extra inches can make. Apologies though to those of you who thought this post was going down a different route…you should be ashamed!

So perhaps you’re thinking, awww, she got a new monitor, that’s where she’s been, staring at the wall and typing away to thin air, while lamenting the fact that there is no picture to look at. As much as I appreciate your faith in me, you’d be wrong, I’m just lazy. Thinking about writing is about as close as I have got this last week or so. I’ve been going Christmas crazy, not in a ho ho ho lets get the decorations up kind of way, more like in a it’s driving me fecking crazy kinda way, and I’ve not even started the Motherships Christmas cards yet, that joy is still ahead of me!

Between work and the housework there is very little time left and when I do get to a shop I find I can’t focus. I am going to have to become a person of lists, this relationship I have with scraps of paper is just not working out, I think it’s time to move on to something a little more mature, like a hunky ‘To Do List’ notepad. I have shivers just thinking about it.

Apart from that life has been very run of the mill and ordinary, which at my age is probably no bad thing, sudden surprises could have fatal consequences, like two weeks ago when I found the mouse in the cupboard under the sink, it had already shuffled off the mortal coil and I had a fun little game of Breathe, Breathe, Brown Paper Bag. I wasn’t hyperventilating, there was Buckfast in it.

Anyway it’s bed time for this Eejit, I have a wee thing to do tomorrow, it’s called work!

Are you ready for Christmas?

Feeling Meh-ry, not Merry!

I don’t know what it is, but now Christmas has departed I am feeling a little on the meh side. Instead of revelling in the post Christmas delights of over eating and the Wizard of Oz, I am instead nursing a rather grand case of post Christmas blues.

In some ways this was not the relaxing break I had hoped for. I forgot that although I had a few days off work, things at home would be the same meaning the cooking and  the cleaning would carry on. So sadly do Mums mood swings. I try to stay calm, but sometimes it proves really difficult. I also remind myself daily to not take it personally, but that can also prove difficult.

Perhaps that’s the cause of some of the mehness. Most people look forward to the New Year and the chance to hypothetically start over with a clean sheet, while making promises to not make the same mistakes as the previous year. I’m a little bummed out because in the near future  it looks like the only thing in my future is more of the same. We’re sort of at a crossroads, where the situation is getting worse, but not to the stage where we can seek outside help. My Dad says not to worry and that things have a strange way of working out, but asking me not to worry is like asking me not to breathe, That is something else I intend to address in the New Year.

I still find it uncomfortable to write things like this on my blog, and despite how many times I tell myself I can write what I want, it’s a hurdle I stumble, not leap over. Couple that with yesterday having a crisis of confidence (yes again) and bemoaning the fact that I don’t feel like I write like an adult I was ready to throw in the towel and admit defeat. Unfortunately, for you that is, it only lasted a short period of time, so I’m not going anywhere any time soon, sorry to disappoint!

In the mean time I am going to do the housework and give myself a serious talking to. I would do it in a dark room but the daytime scuppered that idea.

Merry Meh-ness people, tomorrow (or even later on) is another day!