Right now

Starting a new project ~ like a blog ~ as you’re heading into the holiday season is apparently not the most brilliant of moves on my part. I should know by now it’s impossible to really accomplish much of anything around then. And in addition to feeling like I was swallowed whole by the holidays, my son broke his arm while we were vacationing over Christmas (a whole drama which you can read about in parts on my other blog: Part 1Part 2Part 3), and well, life has been a bit of a whirlwind lately, and blogging has taken a back seat.

But we’re back! And hopefully will be more regular around here in 2012. (*fingers crossed*)


Current time: Sunday morning, 6:00 am

In my glass: coffee, dark and strong but tempered with cream

In my belly: Only coffee, so far. I need the caffeine to wake me up first, before breakfast.

In my ears: Lena, our cat, licking her lips after eating her breakfast.

Out the window: Nothing but cold and dark at the moment. The sun won’t rise for another full hour.

What I’m wearing: Light blue fleece half-zip top, black fleece lined pants. I’m always cold.

Last watched: “Lbs.” A movie about a food addict who has a heart attack, and decides to change his life. It won a Sundance film award, but I’m undecided about how I feel about it.

Feeling good about: Our dinner with family last night.

Feeling bad about: Not resisting that slice of cake after dinner last night.

Next to me: My coffee, a box of photos from a trip to Finland in 1985, a mess of papers that need sorting, and a cat

Making me think: The boxes of old photos my mom, my sister and I went through last night.  So many pictures! What am I going to do with them all?


In just this moment

Sometimes it is difficult to find time and most of all to find inspiration for a blog post……..

Meme to the rescue!

As this blog is a joint venture these types of meme’s are also great fun when wanting to make comparisons between the authors. (… let’s pretend that this is not also a lifesaver as I was staring blankly at the page with a frustrated expression).

So thank you Christy for finding us some inspiration!

Current time: 15:58 GMT – that is in Dublin, Ireland right now even though the grayness outside would want to make you think it is bedtime once again. Hmmmm tempting….

In my glass: Well cup really… tea. Good auld Irish Barry’s tea with a dash of milk… and a separate dash for my cat who is addicted to all things dairy (not sure if there is an MA, Milk Anonymous, organization).

In my belly: Oven roasted Mediterranean vegetables with pesto and leftover sausages. I know, a bit of a weird combination but that is the beauty of being single… I can mix and match to my heart’s content.

In my ears: Brandi Carlile’s album “The Story” playing on shuffle. With the added noise of the washing machine in the background – how come is my laundry basket always overflowing…

Out the window: Gray January skies over my neighbors rooftops. I really wish we would get some snow to brighten up the view.

On the editor: Ehmm I am assuming this point refers to what is actually “on me”… I could lie and say I am wearing a very chic outfit  but in reality I am sitting here in a dark blue hoody with the company logo and gray sweats from Roots. I LOVE Roots and they do not exist on this side of the pond to my great despair.

Last watched: On TV: “Notting Hill” – yeah it is a cliché film but it did kill a few hours. In the cinema: “Sherlock Holmes – A Game of Shadows” – I really enjoyed that one!

Feeling good about: The fact that it is Saturday and I got to sleep until 10am. Most importantly though – the amazing people who I have around me.

Feeling bad about: Ouch… I could give you a bit of a list now but in this particular moment I have to say – that the sun is not shining right now.

Next to me: A few notebooks, pens, the all important remote to the iPod docking station and some more tea.

Making me think: Why my internet connection is so infuriating slow at the moment. Skype calls are crashing, pages take ages to download and I think I will have to restart my router. Yeah I know… first world problem.

Now however I think I will shuffle over to the next seating area… i.e. my sofa and just be exceedingly lazy. If you happen to be in the area… have pint of the black stuff, like so many others will have this evening. Here’s to a lovely Saturday.