Well what did we do today?
Great plan. So of course if we had a great plan what could go wrong, well this is us we are talking about. So naturaly our plan went a bit wrong. We borrowed the strimmer from Mum, and even went so far as going over to Woodies to buy extra wire for it. Got new wire for our own petrol strimmer too.
Picked up a new light bulb for my oven while we were there. Now you would think that would be a simple straight forward purchase. But its the wrong size, looks great in the oven , you can see all the dirt now - but I knew it was there anyway. But the cover does not fit over it. So its back to the drawing board with that one.
Where was I ? Oh yea. Buying cord/wire (what is that called anyway) for the strimmer. Standing beside Desmond (you can tell he is in trouble when he gets his full name) reminding him that its a flymo. Which would explain why he bought the boshe one.
We loaded up the car this morning with two girls, two strimmers, picnic basket, two fold up chairs, two patio chairs, yard brush and away with us to Cavan. Did quite well arriving there at 12 noon.
Unload car, persuade Roisin that its ok to get out of car, that there is not an army of spiders awaiting her. Open windows in house, put on radio. Find extenstion lead for electric strimmer. And guess what .....
The bloody thing ran out of cable/coil/wire and it was time to put in a new one. But what a suprise. It was the wrong one!!!!!
So I had to hop into the car, drive the eleven miles back to the nearest woodies, via a blooming diversion to boot. Liadan decided to come with me. So all the way there I got
Her "I'm bored, will you buy me a magazine when we get there"...
Me "We are going to woodies they dont sell magazines"
her "I'm bored, will you buy me an ice pop when we get there ...."
Me "We are going to woodies they dont sell icepops....."
And so on and so on.
She managed to wangle a new pencil pearer out of me....all the same. Persistance.
Drive back to the house, and by now its 1pm. So its lunch time. Not going good so far. Lunch was fine.
Except for the spider attack on Roisin.
We decide its best not to tell her that the baby spider did not in fact fall off into the grass - and did in fact fall down her top..... probably a good idea.
Des & I then spent four hours strimming the grass. But its looks great now. Me arms are killing me now. I fully expect to have the shakes all tommorow. It was worth it.
Finished up the afternoon by strolling down the road picking blackberries. They are just coming out now, managed to collect some nice ones. Hopefully we got enough to make some muffins tommorow.
Going to finish up the day now with a glass or three of red wine. May just have the first of them in a nice warm bath.
Diet starts tommorow. Not even going to weigh myself till next tuesday week at WW ... have been that bad I am afraid