The last Monday before Christmas, can you believe it?! There have been so many moments this week that I've had trouble whittling them down to five. That could be put down to the season that's in it or the copious amounts of mulled wine consumed but hey, an awesome moment is an awesome moment, right?
1. Could I be any prouder? Nope!
This here is the handy work of the youngest Gorgebag, he's 14 and, quite clearly winning at school. I'm actually not sure when I last saw a 100% score on a test.
Who am I kidding, I was lucky to see double digits when it came to Maths. Yes he's a genius and yes he's reminding us at every given opportunity. For a perfect score? I'll allow it!
2. Janey MAC that's generous!
Behold Unconditionally Fabulous from the Ltd Edition Glitter & Ice MAC collection. I fell in love with this as soon as I saw it. As some of you will know I've been tinkering with Christmas nails and am working on a snow globe design. I knew this'd be perfect.
In BT2's Dundrum, I picked it up immediately and headed for the counter purse in hand. Aidan, the lovely SA shook his head mournfully though. I was just about to protest about gregging the public with testers that aren't available when he leaned back to speak with his boss. Out whips the BT bag and he handed over the full tester bottle Gratis! Now that's customer service!
3. We'll keep you!
There are some mundane tasks that drive me a little nuts. Making sure things are always charged is one of them. Considering at any one time that I could have my phone, iPod, Kindle and laptop with me, that's a lot of chargers to remember.
More than once I've left a dead as a dodo gadget behind having forgotten to charge. That's why, when I popped back on Tuesday to pick up post, I was over the moon to see my iPod sitting on my pillow, fully charged, courtesy of my eldest. There's little else so simple that makes my life so much easier. He got a noogie for his efforts. Thoughtful hog like 'im.
4. Holla Back Gurl!
There are certain songs that when they come on the radio, I have to boogie, singing at the top of my lungs a definite accompaniment to the boogie (Specially when the lads are in the car).
When we were stuck driving round the car park on Sunday we had one such occasion. This song came on, who doesn't sing every word? I was met with 'Ghawwd, Mam, you're soooo embarrassing', 'Excuse me, this is a classic', 'Yeah, sure, no one's ever heard of it'. Cue a girl driving past losing her shizz to exactly the same song! Shoulder dips and angry face included. They couldn't stop laughing. Point. Proven.
5. Mamty Clause FTW!
Finally this week we have the moment I saved €200 on the boys' Christmas presents. 200 smackeroos by simply playing one shop against another, 4 in total, and promising brand loyalty should they do the best deal. To be honest I can't believe it worked as well as it did. I think I may have just been on a roll.
Either way Casa Cherry is going to have two ecstatic Gorgebags come Christmas morning but if you've been reading this blog for any amount of time you'll know that they deserve it. I'd love to tell you what they got but those shrewd hogs are no doubt reading this and looking for clues. If that's the case, put on the kettle there lads, your oul Mam is parched!
And that us. 5 moments of awesome that have made my week better & my Monday more doable. I'd like to give an honourable mention to the 5 hour chats and laughs had with the gorgeous Karen & Mags on Saturday, Thanks Gals.
Got any moments you'd like to share?