Thursday, February 4, 2010

Overactive Mummy Problem!!

What a busy few weeks I've had!!   I barely had time to brush my teeth.   My overactive thyroid was overacting again.   If only I could relax.   When the doctor told me I had an overactive thyroid but wouldnt need medication unless it was disrupting my life I said, "No, I don't need any meds, I'm fine thanks" but boy was I wrong.   Having two toddlers, pregnant with number 3 and holding down a job is quiet eventfull in itself but I still have to do more and just can't stand doing nothing for a minute.  So I have taken on 2 courses which take up alot of my time, weekends, study etc.   Am I gone totally mad?? I used to believe it was just the type of person I was and at one stage put it down to creativity and saw it as a positive thing but I think it is time to rethink and cop on!!

So after the baby arrives I have decided to do more about it and deal with this overactive thyroid problem.   So maybe then I will be able to sit down and watch telly for more than five minutes or master the act of meditation. But for now, it is me and my toe tapping, finger snapping hormones.....it's funny how I'm still too tired to get all that housework done though!!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Favourite photos meme!

A big thank you to FoodieMummy for this meme!  It is a very hard task as I just LOVE taking photos.   I started a photography course a few months ago, only to discover that my finals would be on when I would be on my back in the labour room in May! But my time will come again (even if it is 10 years time). So I settled for a really snazzy camera for my Christmas present. Now I haven't grasped the whole aperture thing and everything that goes with it, but some day I will read 'Photography for Dummies' and become a bit more capable of taking photos.
But for now I am left with a zillion photos of my children and trees (don't ask me why.....tree hugger in my previous life maybe!) so my favourite (apart from my kids) is this lovely whale we saw doing tricks in France last year on holidays. What you can't see is my two childrens faces as they saw the show....priceless! Sometimes a photo can tell so many stories even if they are moments of joy behind the lens! I would like to nominate the following five for this meme

1.Anke Morgenroth
2.Fashionable Mama
3.Dublin Mama
4.Imen McDonnell
5.Sian Maloney




Monday, January 11, 2010

Cabin Fever!!!


Oh Lordie Me!!! I officially need help......cabin fever has set in. Now I don't know if it is an annual thing with me, maybe I suffer with S.A.D.- note to self- Must get one of those sunlamp thingies!   But we are stranded in our house, food is running out, kids gone wild and hubby not in the best of form (actually like a angry bear) because he has to repair pipes all over the place. I lived in hope yesterday that schools would re-open and I could get to the shops, but no, another day of cabin fever.

So, since I am 5 months pregnant. So I decided to sort out the pink clothes from blue clothes and dump the yellows as it is our last and we have a girl and a boy already! What a disaster. I never found the courage to dump all the lovely baby clothes as they were done with, so I literally had 30 big bin liners full of bibs, bally jumpers and vomit stained dressses all thrown in one room.   O.k. maybe I am a bit of a hoarder too, lesson learned!

Then I decided to go shopping online!! Ouch! I had a chat to myself beforehand and decided that I had enough clothes for the little one already so all I really needed was reusable nappies (am I mad!) and a nappy bag.   2 hours later and 1500 euro in debt I finished.  All I ordered was clothes, no nappies, no bag and a battered credit card.  It will be a quiet year for me ....again!

Now, as part of my New Year Resolutions for 2010 I decided to be alot more positive, so when I saw rain instead of snow this morning, dare I say it....it lifted my day! Snow is thawing and we might be able to eat more than frozen pizza tomorrow, we live in hope!

So, I think we are coming to the end to the Big Freeze, will it be missed, definately not. Skiing holidays don't seem as exciting anymore and we can once more look forward to the basic and simple things in life.   Like food and sanity!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Mumtalk's 5 Highlights of 2009!!

A big thank you to foodiemummy for nominating me for a 'high five' meme.   Hopefully I won't find it too hard to say what the highlights for 2009 were but here goes nothing....

Mumtalk's 5 highlights for 2009
 1.  Love and happiness in the house. Yes o.k. I know it sounds totally soppy and I'm not a very soppy person but without it I wouldn't last the day.   The hubby isn't the best communicator in the world, which is often the topic of arguments between us, but I have come to realise that men are wired totally differently from us. When I want to talk (non-stop) about the day and all he wants to do is ....nothing I have learned to accept it and pick up the phone or get blogging.. Which leads me on to no.2

2. Blogging.  Since starting to blog in December of 2009, I have found it a great escape or shall I say, release, from daily life.   This I find is essential to my wellbeing and thank you all for being there to be blogged to. May 2010 be full of bloggers with blogs galore!!

3. Time Out. I know it might sound negative but it really isn't in my world.   I have two children aged 2 and 3 and only for my time out step I really don't know how I would cope.   It disciplines the kids and gets us all back to an even keel without any blood being shed!  Saying that hopefully 2010 will see the diminishing appearance of my fond friend.

4. Yoga. I love and adore yoga.   Now, whether or not I can call myself a yogi I don't know.   I do try and live my life as yogic as possible and even if I do practice my asana/postures daily, do I practice the way of life??? It has given me great tools to live with and helped me through 2009 greatly. Namaste.

5. Last but not least, my two adorable but crazy children.   They have taught me so many lessons in 2009.  About life and about myself. Some I really have to work on e.g. counting to ten would be one and others were a nice surprise e.g. multi-tasking...what a skill!  So thank you guys for the person you have made me today.

So there you have it my 5 highlights of 2009.   They might sound very dull or mundane to some but to me, they have brought me into 2010 a better person than I was entering 2009....what more could I ask for.

I would like to nominate the following five for a high-five meme.
1.seeking serenity
2.dublin mama
3.celtic mama chatter
4.lepetitecoquin
5.northsidemama

Mumtalks Yoga Tree





This is my yoga tree which I practise to every morning and helps me with the day ahead.
It is 2010 and Happy New Year to everybody.   To be totally honest I am glad to see the back of 2009.   It brought up alot of issues in my house but to look on the positive side we are all alot closer and stronger heading into 2010. Yesterday, I managed to take down the tree, which was practically on the floor anyway and packed all the santas and tinsel into boxes.   This didn't bother me in the slightest but OMG the dust!  The house was like a desert for most of the day.   I felt like roadrunner running from room to room with my polish and wipes.   Being 5 months pregnant I ended up on the floor at the end of the day with swollen feet and ankles, merry little Christmas to me.  So heading into 2010 I am full of excitement as baby no. 3 is due in May and I am feeling the excitement (finding out the sex tomorrow!!!)   Being married to a farmer we have had two babies since the 1st of January (calves of course) so it is an extremely busy time for him but we planned this baby with great detail not like our last, who was planned, but not really thought out. He was born in January during calving season so I was on my own with a 15 month old and a newborn with colic and me suffering from post natal depression and with no family around so I learned my lesson.
This year I plan on being gentle with myself. Yes, while everyone else has goals and are being very ambitious, I plan on being a bit on the lazy side.   So if that extra 2 stone piles on me, I shall look upon it like a comfort blanket and if the house starts looking shabby, I shall remind myself that I always loved that antique look anyway and if I start losing clients at my workplace, well, that will make alot more time for me to blog.   So here is to a happy and healthy 2010. It's a fabulous world, so lets put the troubles of 2009 behind us and move forward in unison.  Just remember ....
 Laugh and the world laughs with you. Cry and you cry with your girl(blog)friends.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Merry Christmas to you all!!

I am off on my Christmas holidays and would like to wish you all a  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.   Thank you to all of those who have visited my blog lately and I will be back in January with plenty of tales to tell.  Love to all. Mumtalk.