Family day out!

so today I went christmas shopping with mom and my sister. we had so much fun. i got some gifts for my neighbour, and my PA amanda. Oh and my sisters partner as well. I’m almost done shopping now for gifts. I have a few more to buy and then I’ll be done. Im hoping to get the rest of the gifts next weekend. But today was fun. We went to a store that sells designer brands of a whole host of things. But they sell them at 60 percent off the marked price. I got most of my gifts in that store. We went to a few other places too though. My sister was buying my niece’s christmas clothes. My niece wanted a mackenzie track suit but it was 100 euro and my sister refused to pay it. So in the end she got some soft of sweatshirt and a leggings. She also got new trainers. So she’s all kitted out now. My sister was also buying some gifts for the people she works for. We all went for lunch as well. I wasnt very mindful of healthy eating today though. I had fried chicken for lunch. I also had a coffee in gloria jeans while mom and my sister shopped for Laurens christmas clothes. I didnt feel like standing around while my niece tried on clothes. I sat down and drank my coffee and browsed on facebook. We were meant to also go to glow, which is a christmas market and winter wonder land. But the lines to get in were massive so we said we’d come back another day. There were so many people in the city today. Crowds and crowds of people. We were lucky to get parking. Luckily I had my disability parking pass which we were able to use. It was a fun day though. I enjoyed it. We left around 1 today and we didnt get back to moms until after 6 this evening. I’m happy now that I got a few more gifts for people. I’m slowly getting through my list of who I need to buy for.


Heard on the radio

I’m listening to the radio. I’m listening to a talk show, from earlier in the week, I think its last friday. A mother is on talking about her 12 year old daughter and her friend, who were almost abducted on their way home from school a few days ago.
It is so scary! 5 foreign guys in their 20’s, and one guy in his 40’s approached them, the guys were in a car, and they beckoned the girls to get in. The girls knew not to, but they panicked, and luckily another man in a van came along and blocked the car and allowed the girls time to run off into a nearby store.
God knows what would have happened if he hadnt come along! The girls may have been seriously hurt, or even killed!
Whats the world coming to? Kids cant even walk a short distance home from school nowadays! Everywhere is so unsafe, nothing and no one is safe these days.
I really shouldnt be listening to such things before bed. Now I definitely wont sleep thinking about this.


Christmas shopping

I had a lovely day out shopping with mom yesterday. We were christmas shopping mostly. Mom got me some new clothes. That is what she decided my christmas gift would be, well, its what I wanted as well. Since losing weight none of my old clothes are fitting me properly any longer. She’s also paying for my ticket to a special christmas night out we’re having. Yesterday I tried on a ton of new clothes, I had fun trying all the different outfits on, I ended up getting some new leggings, a christmas sweather that says ho ho ho on it, and a sweater. Then we went shopping for my niece and nephew. I didnt end up getting my niece’s present but I know now what I’ll give her, I am probably giving her a voucher for a clothing store, and some little nick nacks too. I got my nephew a road blocks set, he’s really into mine craft and road blocks now. Mom got him mine craft stuff. We had lunch out too, subway, I usually get the italian bread with chicken, bacon, peporoni and south west sauce with spicy cheese. Yesterday though I got a low fat sub, with turkey breast, ham, spicy cheese and south west sauce, not sure what bread it was but it was really good, and you really would never have noticed it was low fat! We got chips with our sandwiches, and drinks also I had a diet pepsi. I sware I think I wont be down any weight this coming week as I had that yesterday, and on friday morning I had another high fat meal too. We’ll see though. After shopping and lunch we went for a coffee in gloria jeans, I got a caramel latte, which was lovely and very delicious. We got a taxi home then. I was exhausted so went to bed and slept for hours. I ended up not getting online at all last night. I woke up early today though. Like, woke up at 6 AM. But am feeling great. And happy to have more of my christmas presents bought. And am totally happy with my gift from mom too.


A quiet thursday

Todays been pretty uneventful. I didn’t get up to much.

I woke up in the middle of the night last night, stayed up for a few hours, as I was unable to go back to sleep.

Eventually at around 6:30 I fell back to sleep. I didn’t wake again until mom woke me to ask if I wanted eggs for breakfast, that was around 8:30.

I’ve been at my parents house all day. I basically just lazed around the house doing nothing. I didn’t care though, I feel we all need a day every so often where we just totally chill out.

My dad made a delicious shephards pie fro dinner. It was so yummy. My sister was working late today, but she dropped me home after work.

I got home to my own house about half an hour ago. Mom came too, she’s doing some things around the house for me.

My sister had laurens parent teacher meeting today also. The teacher said some really lovely things about lauren.

She said lauren is really kind and thoughtful, considerate of others feelings, and that she’s really popular and all of the girls in her class want to sit by her.

She also said Lauren is really good at maths and English.

I’m glad she had a good meeting and Lauren got a good report. That’s really positive. Mom was babysitting the kids while my sister was working this afternoon, lauren wanted to watch youtube on my phone, so I let her. She was quite happy to just sit and watch videos on it.

I don’t have any plans this evening. I just plan on maybe watching some tv. Maybe reading. And possibly doing a little bit of blog surfing.

A perfect saturday

im having a good day. i woke up at the butt crack of dawn. I was so hungry. I went to the kitchen and got a pear, then I promptly fell back to sleep after I ate it.Then of course Nitro woke me up. He wanted out. So I let him out and then got up. Showered and ate breakfast. Mom and me decided to go out. I was going to the gym to do a workout. I did the bike, 2 KM on it. I did the treadmill for 20 minutes too. I didnt lift weights today though. It was a great workout. I thoroughly enjoyed it and felt so good afterwords. Exercise really does lift my mood. My mood was a little bit low today. Not sure why, I just felt off. But after my workout I felt good again. My mood picked up. We decided to walk to the gym, even though it was drizzling rain. We were going to get a bus, but we decided we’d have to wait too long for one so we just walked. It only takes 10 or 12 minutes to get to the gym from moms house. AFter my gym workout we went across the street to a local shopping mall. I wanted to do a little bit of christmas shopping. I ended up getting my friend norma some tommy girl perfume. I also got my uncle a gift set. Just a little gift set with body wash and other stuff in it. I got my nephew a birthday present, he’s six on friday. I got him a road blocks set, you know, he’s really into road blocks. Then I wanted to look for some jeans to wear. Its been years since I was able to fit in a pair of jeans. I found some that I loved. I tried two pairs. And one fit really well. So I bought that, and I also got a nice dress top to wear. It was lovely. I thought both the jeans and top would come to 35 euro, but when I went up to pay they only came to 32 euro. So I saved a little on them. I ended up also going in and buying some fruit for the week, some milk, and the ingredients for a chili. We were going to cook this afternoon but mom said she is feeling tired so she asked if it is ok if she waits until tomorrow morning to cook. We got a taxi home. Tonight I have to go to church, there is this mass on for all the people in the parish who have died in the past year. My aunt died last year and so she is included in the mass. So all of the family are going to it. I plan on wearing my new outfit to church. Im kinda apprehensive about going. I dont normally go to church as its triggering to us. I go if I have to, like for funerals, confirmations, etc. But I do need to go tonight to show my respect. So I will do it. I hope it will be ok though. I’m a little worried about it. Other than all that though it has been a great saturday so far.


Homemade halloween costumes!

Another of Karens #whatif prompts, this one is from a couple weeks ago but I am going to still participate in it.

Today’s prompt:

homemade halloween costumes
Feel free to respond in your favorite way whether it be a poem, short story, photo, video . . however you best relate to the prompt. Simply post your ideas, create a ping-back and use the hashtag #whatif.

As a child all of my Halloween costumes were homemade. We never had a bought costume, not that I can remember. I pretty much always dressed up as a witch, years ago well I was born in the 80’s, but in the early 80’s all of the kids I knew either dressed up as a witch or a ghost, there wasn’t a lot of imagination put into costumes back then. We still had fun though. We were kinda poor, so mostly we wore black bags as dresses, you know like bags you’d use for rubbish? No one bought costumes, we did buy a mask though, but those were cheap, it wasn’t like today, where everyone wears make up and paints their faces. We had a witches hat, a black refuse sack, and maybe a mask, and we went trick or treating like that. Even when we would go trick or treating, we’d only get fruit, or monkey nuts, no sweets, or money or crisps like the kids get nowadays. I remember getting tons of apples, grapes, oranges, etc. And of course nuts, nowadays they don’t really give out fruit, or nuts. Due to allergies, nuts are pretty much a big fat no no nowadays. I also heard that the sweets they give out nowadays have to be wrapped, in case of poisoning, or some other mishap. Its gone pretty much over the top nowadays! But back to costumes. I prefer homemade ones. Do you? Was your Halloween costumes as a child homemade? Or did you have store bought ones?