I had a pretty good weekend though it went very quickly. On Friday after work the office went out for a drink (yes, the entire office, it is Ireland after all, I could have gotten royally shitfaced for free if I had wanted to because the boss was buying).
On Saturday, my Mom and I went out shopping to the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre. I am now the proud owner of a nice chocolate brown winter coat, scarlet gloves and scarf, and flowery pink trainers (no I'm not kidding, you should see them). Ahh retail therapy, though really we didn't buy anything that I didn't need badly. Well maybe except for the humongous church sized pillar candle that my Mother couldn't resist since it was on sale for €10. I am happy to report that my driving is improving drastically and that my Mother has declared me fit to drive on my own, except that at this point I would still get very very lost very very quickly.
On Sunday, we drove to the airport and back (to make sure that if push comes to shove I can pick paradigmslost
and my big girl up on my own next week. I'm having a bit of trouble getting used to my Mother's much larger car (remember I have driven a little rice burner pretty much exclusively for over 10 years), so parking in narrow spaces is a bit of a challenge. After we came home we finished painting some picture frames that my Mother had put together from scrap at the workshop (did I mention my Mom is both usefull and talented) and after they had dried put them up on the wall. They look great. We also made a witch on a broomstick from a stick, a clotheshanger, and scraps of fabrick. She is about 1' high and the broom is about 1 1/2' long, she has a purple skirt, a white petticoat, a green shirt, a blue and white checked shawl, red wool hair, and of course a large black pointy witches hat. Mom made the body and I made the clothes, we make a pretty good team. I will have to come up with a name for her, next week I am putting her up in the kitchen window which faces the street. I also made a huge pot of chicken soup for my Dad who is feeling poorly and a beef pot roast for my dinners this week.
So Samhain is comming up rapidly and I am on a mission to find a big pumpkin, Mom has three small ones from her garden but I want a big one for outside if I can find one. I also need to stock up on sweets as we live in a residential area with lots of kids.
I miss my family (all of you) dreadfully, not having B here is like missing a limb. It's funny how indespensable a partner can become to your very basic being. Apparently K has started to wave Bye Bye and is walking backwards now.
I can't wait.