Lacking Inspiration

Blog Tidy

I’m having one of those days. I have so much to do, but I have no idea where to start. Thankfully the Ships (for newbies I mean my parents, the Mothership and the Fathership) have been fed and the chores are all done, everything that’s fuzzy is blog related.

I need to clean up, tidy up, read and write, but I find myself sitting here looking at a blank screen. My current favourite song of choice Hunger of the Pine plays in the background and my mind is drifting to other places. Anywhere other than where I actually need it to be, which is in the here and now.

This last few days May Dupp has also been rapping at the front of my brain reminding me she is still here and needs to be attended to as well. Sometimes I wish she was more like a ventriloquists dummy so I could just put her in a suitcase and wheel her out when needed. Unfortunately as she is free to wander the vast blank spaces between my ears, she can make her presence felt whenever she so chooses. Damn me and my imaginary characters.

I still can’t find a theme, there are bits and pieces I like about a lot of them, but very few where I like everything. My attempts for a banner have also stalled, I have decided I am no graphic designer. I still like what I have though so I’ll stick with it for a while longer.

I’ve not been writing much, what do you mean you didn’t notice *cue shocked face*. I don’t want this space to become somewhere I just moan about the rigors of caring for someone with dementia so on weeks like last week when it was prevalent, I decided to say very little. I try as much as possible to keep this a fun place,  of course I will have the occasional rant, who doesn’t, but I don’t want to drag myself, you and the kitchen sink into the mire. Sometimes, no matter how hard you try you just can’t summon the funny. Thank goodness the rest of you can and there is always something to read.

At this point Itunes randomly throws up and starts to play Paul Simon ‘I know what I know’, it’s fast becoming my man the feck up song and it works.

I’m still loving Twitter and have been playing the Hash Tag games, I personally thought my entry of ‘The Peelers’ was outstanding for the tag #IrishA Band, but what do I know. If you want to follow along and join in the link is over there somewhere ———–>

How’s your Sunday going?

Sunday Round Up!

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You know, as far as Sundays go, this one did not totally suck. Between Austin over at The Return of the Modern Philosopher’s Blog Pitch Party and Suzie’s #SundayBlogShare on Twitter I have been thoroughly amused and entertained and met some new bloggers in the process. Both are still ongoing, so it’s not to late to drop in and check them out.

The past week was marginally better than the last, I didn’t randomly burst into tears at any point, although I was still plagued with confidence issues. I really do need to give myself a good talking too, I am without a shadow of a doubt my own worst enemy. When faced with obstacles, both at home and work I need to remember to remain calm instead of running round like a headless chicken screaming ‘Oh feck’ over and over again. Three years ago I would have loved this job and quite possibly done it well, but now I just feel that with all the additional stress with the Mothership and Alien Leg,  that everything is sitting heavy on my shoulders. Perhaps the arrival of Spring will put an extra bounce in my step!

I finally decided to embrace Twitter this week, and not in the usual death like I am going to throw this phone against the wall grip I have previously favoured, this was a more quizzical gentle hand holding effort as I dipped the tip of my finger into the tepid waters. I think I like it, I don’t fecking understand it half time, but I like it none the less. It was all tweeting birds, gold stars and gentle pings, that’s good right?

Also of late, Ndorfman (who is worthy of a follow) and I have been sharing our love of music via my Music Bubble page. I am loving his suggestions, it’s nice to be introduced to tunes which without intervention I might never have found. Check out some of the songs and if you have any to add, please feel free to do so. Eventually I will start stripping away the video’s and will just  leave a list of the songs, the page is already getting noticeably slower.

Last but by no means least we have the lovely Steve’s foray into the world of Vlogging, he’s a lot less fidgety that he was in his very first one, but as I was telling him today he needs to curl the corners of that tache! Also, he has also promised that if I send him a hat he will wear it. I can’t wait to go to the big smoke to see if I can find a leprechaun one. Here is the main man in action:

Till next time original eejits and a very warm welcome to the new ones, make yourselves at home!

Unsociable Interaction!

Photograph by Jason Howie (click for more info)

Whilst traveling home on the train tonight a friend remarked about how the simple art of conversation has died out and everyone seems to be on some kind of mobile device or other. I could only hang my head in shame, as I am one of those people!

What on earth did we do before mobile phones and technology? How did we amuse ourselves? It seems like such a long time ago, it’s hard to imagine a life without gadgets.Read More »

It’s 363 Days till Christmas!

Santa Sprouts
Santa Sprouts!

It’s kind of hard to believe that it’s all over for another year. The build up seems to take forever. We begin planning from the start of December, or for some even before and then it arrives and if you blink you miss it.

My Sister and I managed just fine with the cooking, well no one died, so thats got to be a result right? I had my brussel sprouts (thank you for asking Audrey Dawn lol) The effects were not too catastrophic, well until later in the evening that is, when I donned the penguin onesie given to me by Udders. After a brief spell of high winds I pretty much looked like this:

Fart in a Wetsuit
Never fart in a Onsie!

I did get lots of  lovely goodies though, including some other penguin things. I was delighted with everything. Hey as long as there are sweets and stationary I am a happy camper. Add in a Geek fleece blanket and some new sketch pads and it’s a match made in heaven!

I’m not however loving the weather we are having just now. Tonight has been high winds and heavy rain. I keep thinking at any moment the roof is going to blow off leaving me seeing stars, quite literally! I suppose it’s to be expected. Think about the sheer volume of sprouts consumed over the festive period, all that extra gas has to go somewhere. Thing is though, we’ve had these high winds for a while now, so could you all try and point your arses in a different direction to see if it makes any difference.

Oooo that reminds me, there was more good news as well…..wait for it…..I reached 200 followers!! I would show you the little badge only WordPress hasn’t given me one yet, perhaps I have to get 201 for that to happen. I know it’s a little confusing because my side bar says 280, but that’s the figure including Facebook and Twitter.

Thank you to those who pushed me into the path of their followers (yeah that means you Strawberry Quick Sand), reblogged me, bigged me up, and in a nut shell got me the additional followers I needed to reach my goal! It’s possibly the first time I have ever reached a personal target in my life, well apart from trying to make myself float in a penguin onesie that is.

I hope you all had an enjoyable and Happy Christmas. There are only a few days left until the start of 2014, and I very much look forward to seeing you all on the other side!