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Showing posts from June, 2011

Life of Lu 28/06/11

- I read a little piece during the week called an empty jar and two cups of coffee . I posted it on here almost as soon as I read it. Well it got me thinking about priorities and what not. So I've spent the past few days evaluating  things and I have reached some conclusions and formulated some mega plans. -I want to begin a whole "lets be real neighbours and drop in to each other" thing with my mate Eibhlin . She lives next door and shamefully I have NEVER been to her house, nor she mine. -I'm going to start spending more time with my grandmother. She doesn't live that far away and I haven't been making enough time for her. She is a super super lady, and unfortunately the first time I've spoken to her in about two months was tonight from her hospital bed. Why is it that it takes something like that to give you the kick up the bum that she should never in all honesty have needed to do something. One of the perks of visiting my grandmother is that I ge

Finding our family

My mum lost her father when she was eight years old. I know that one of the worst outcomes of this - through nobodys fault- was that she grew up not knowing many of her cousins. Through the power of Facebook she discovered one of her long lost cousins Joe. And learnt that the fiddler in the video below is also her cousin Aiden . I believe that he has unfortunately passed. How amazing is technology that it not only has allowed my mum to learn more about her family and to enjoy the evident talent the cousin she can never meet had to offer.

An empty jar and two cups of coffee

I read this in cafe today and I had to share. A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students, If the jar was full. They agreed that it was. The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open Areas between the golf balls. He then asked The students again If the jar was full..  They agreed it was. The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full.  The students responded with an unanimous 'yes.' The professor then produced two cups of  coffee  from under the table and poured the entire contents Into the jar, effectively filling the Empty space between the sand. The students laughed. 'Now,'

Love Love Love...

Tonight Joe, Siobhan and I watched the wonderful Love Actually . I know it is not Christmas  but  it IS a beautiful story about love in all its forms. So, I started thinking about what I love. I've been thinking really hard. And I've decided to share a few of things that make me smile in a rather silly fashion or give me a little flutter  right to the cockles of my heart. The first one is obvious. my very dashing boy. This photo It is my sister Marguerite as a child pretending that some plastic golf balls are her eyes... I love my family in general I love to read a good book with a cup of tea. I was asked by a colleague of mine the other day  to name my favourite book. That is an impossible task for me. I just don't know. But I do love the following. And that barely scratches the surface... I love Queen. Just don't ask me to name my favourite song. I can't. They practically have the score to my life along with musicals that is There are so many th

my parcel

Yesterday I received a lovely parcel. Thank you Liz, I love it! Fancy a sneak peak? Let me share my surprise...  A beautiful scarf that will look fabulous in my hair! An elephant keyring to compliment my cat keyring perfectly!  A little purse! I don't know what I'm going to put in there yet but I love it! Perhaps it can hold the memory cards for my camera?? And these lovely beads. This was a very Louise gift I must say. Thank you guys! x

Life of Lu 21/06/11

I am a few days late in saying it but it is definitely better late than never... HAPPY FATHER'S DAY! I am a very lucky in girl in that I have a wonderful relationship with my dad. I am so proud to call him my Da and I know that he is proud to call me his daughter. I didn't get to see him this weekend but I will get to see him during the week so I'm not too upset. Any girl would love him to bits. Especially this one! - Speaking of the parentals, my mum passed her third year exams this week so congratulations to you! She also found a long lost cousin of hers so I reckon it was a spectacular week for her too! I guess as I just put my dad up here, I should give my mum the same treatment, So here goes, my mum... -James is nearly finished his exams. THANKFULLY! There is his religion exam on Friday morning and then that it is, The boy will have finished high school! Well done James!!!

Life of Lu 14/06/11

-This has been a very intense week for me. James is doing his Leaving Cert (End of High School Exams) and I'm finding it quite hard having my boyfriend revert to a tantrum throwing adolescent. He has gotten better and has stopped throwing things at the wall but he is getting wound up easily and I've had very little sleep as I've been giving him study sessions at both end of the proverbial candle. I am exhausted. More so than when I did my own Leaving Cert I reckon. Then again I didn't have a full time job back then. Thankfully. -Not only have James' exams left me pulling my hair out in massive clumps it has gotten me thinking about a lot of things. Since I've known James he has spoken about how he wanted to finish High School. And in a few days time he will have succeeded in achieving a long-term goal of his. I am so proud. But I'm also thinking about all the things that I would like to achieve. I should rephrase that I am over analysing everything in my

The perfect Saturday

I  had to work today but that didn't stop me from imagining my ideal Saturday This is what I came up with  A road trip complete with a road trip style breakfast  And a good friend to eat it with Followed by some time playing in the sunshine and being a kid all over again...  Finding purple flowers And a duck hiding behind a tree Or a really pretty bicycle How about finding a good book In a very unusual place Or seeing some of your favourite poets looking out from some upstairs windows then to the market to get some knick knacks and maybe a spot of lunch Watch some fish eat an eel (isn't nature wonderful!) Add a bit of fun at home And a little reward when it is time study Yup, that is a pretty sweet Saturday!