Thursday, 28 August 2014

A moment to pull on your heart strings.

This is my youngest sons last year at primary school.  He is 10 and with him moving on to college next year it just may be the last time that he wants his parents/ grandparents to come and be part of anything very much he does at school.

So my heart tugged somewhat when I turned up to collect him at the end of Grandparents day and for the first time I heard the school doing the Irish Blessing they do traditionally on special occasions.




An Old Irish Blessing
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
 
 



It was just a touching moment.  What a pity I could not get a better photo.

I think that I might just shed a tear or two when the end of the year arrives.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Wordless Wednesday 27 August

I found this photo on my computer from earlier this year.  I thought it would be the perfect post as spring is definately in the air.  I can't wait for summer to arrive.





I am linking this post to My Little Drummer Boys.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Team-ness


My daughters hockey team is just  starting to learn what a team is.  So it really has got me thinking about what is it that makes a team, one of any kind.  So in no particular order her is what I came up with.


  • Trust that everyone in the team are there for the same reason.
  • That everyone is committed to the same idea.  In sports team it is something more than just winning.  
  • Respect that everyone is in the team because they have earned their place.  Respect of the team leadership and support systems is also vital
  •  Supporters are positive and encouraging.




Not much of list really but in my experience the recipe for team-ness is relatively simple to assemble but far more complicated to implement and make a reality.



Monday Menu 25 August

Oh boy every year I think, when August comes around how I have forgotten the business of winter sport and consequently how my blog gets a little neglected because time has got so precious.

Anyway  while I am a day late I am posting this here is my menu

Monday  Cajun chicken wrap

Tuesday  Super Easy Pasta Dish

Wednesday  Caramel Chicken and rice

Thursday  slow cooked beef and pasta

Friday  pumpkin soup with homemade bread

Saturday  lime and sesame beef stirfry

Sunday   Leftovers.


I am linking this post to I'm an Organizing Junkie

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Wordless Wednesday 13 August

Here is my photo for this week.

There is nothing like the hint of spring to bring us all outdoors.





I am linking this post to My Little Drummer Boys

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

The Foot Saga Continued.

Hayden dislikes any intervention when it comes to his health and well being.

So this is what it looks like when you weight for an xray.


 Scared still.  Not wanting to go in the room.  Three nurses and me to get the xray.

Than after another long wait,  sedation,  he finally had a back plaster and padding to be worn another 3 days before  it all would be finally be removed. 

So Hayden, recovering from sedation and the nausea again feeling sorry for himself.


Hospital visits are such a trauma for him.

Monday Menu 11 August

Here is this weeks menu is as follows

Monday  Pumpkin Soup and homemade bread. (too many sick people in the house to do much else)

Tuesday  Barbecue Beer Braised Beef

Wednesday Beef and vegetable pies with salad.

Thursday stir fry beef

Friday  spaghetti carbonara

Saturday Tuscan Margherita pizzas

Sunday  Left overs


I am linking this post to I'm an Organising Junkie

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Fridays Fabulous Five # 61




Another week of finds.  I hope the sun is shining in your part of the world for your weekend.

 

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Without asking......

What is it about the world wide web that people think that they can lift other peoples images from anywhere and send/ use them as they like.  That they can take the images they want to make them say or mean something else than originally intended.  Maybe even make people think they own that image. But most hurtful is when that someone is a person you know.  That she they have used an image of yours without asking for permission (yes I am only a phone call or txt away) then it really hurts. 

What is about this generation of young people that they think they are untouchable from behind their smartphones and smart apps.  Where has the looking people in the face and watching their reactions become not important?

 (image source is here)


Just maybe the person receiving the image is now crying.

So from now on my images, yes my ordinary everyday images will have a water mark on them and this makes me really sad.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Wordless Wednesday 6 August

Taken on a Samsung smart phone.

A magnolia flower just after rain one morning two weeks ago.  I just love all the photos so had to post them all.









I am linking this post to My Little Drummer Boys.