Diary of An Irish Woman

musings of an irish lady now living in America.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

videos of the wee man


this is from a bbq at the murphy's, where wee lad goes to day care. as soon as he got over the fact that mommy and daddy were *staying*, he had a *blast* tonight! that's christopher, catherine's son, and wee man's favorite person in the world, swinging him around

Monday, May 25, 2009

BBQ weekend

What a wonderful long weekend

Friday we met Paul and Ann for a pint. Nice to get out on a Friday.

Saturday himself put my swing canopy up that he got for my birthday.
Up and read two books while enjoying the shade. Later after wee mans
nap, we went to our friend Emiles place for a BBQ and a swim. Emile
cooked the most amazing lamb. Wee man chomped away on the fruit salad
and lamb. It was 6 months since we last went swimming and he loved it
which is a big relief. Be a long long summer if we couldn't go for a

Sunday morn I got to sleep in the morning. Fantastic! Then in
afternoon we were over to our dear daycare lady for a BBQ. Wee man
was slightly confused why we stayed with him. Lots of kids running
around and our wee lad running around in circles pretending to also be
chasing them. Funny watching the wee guy. Lively night but turned
cold and we put the fire on when we came home. Love the library.
Finished another book. My brain returns!

Monday let hubbie sleep in. Cooked up some breakfast. Cleared up 4
boxes from the front room. Will get there eventually! Hopefully get
some more emptied this week. Hubbie dug up the back bed. Will try and
plant down the 30 plants I have germinated in our bay window.

In the afternoon we went to our friends Ann and Paul for a brilliant
BBQ. We swam in the pool, ate the most delicious fish and had a
wonderful BBQ.

A great afternoon with good friends, that in fact summed up the whole
weekend. Sleep late, do a little, eat good food and laugh with good

Friday, May 01, 2009

What ya been doing?

So we move into our new house. With most of the boxes in garage.
Referred to after as Gotham City, my folks come back from 5 week trip
around NZ and my Dad has made friends with some hot air balloon guy
and brings back a large bottle of NZ bootleg whiskey. Except it's not
bootleg as NZ let's you brew whiskey for your own use. Well
considering how lovely country is but how unpopulated not surprising.
Now comparing theirs to Irish bootleg whiskey known as Poteen, no
comparison. Poteen can strip wallpaper off walls by accident while
this was smooth according to folks my Da pretty much made drink at a
wee housewarming.

Few days later we were off to Ireland. Longest 10 hour flight ever I
thought but that was before flight back. Wee man slept 3/4 hours but
that still leaves you with 6/7 hours to entertain him in an area that
you can't move yourself, never mind with an 18month old. Seriously
we'll go back when he can watch a 3 hr DVD. Non stop.
Perhaps age 7!

So getting us all on Irish time was also mad as everyone came to my
Mams. Like 10 kids and 12 adults in same house for a stay. Then wee
man who went to bed at 8 normally like here woke up at 12am and was
WIDE awake till 5. Wanting to play ad his clock said was time to be
awake in CA. Took 3 days before we all had a night sleep. We escaped
to Belfast and my sister very nicely gave us her whole house and we
all slept a very needed catch up.

Then we headed off to the Giants causeway where Fionn Mc Cool fought
the giant. Was windy cold and raining sideways. We ate meals as big
as our heads and waited till the rain dried off. Magical walk.