Monday, 30 January 2012

Monday's Moments - 30/1

It's the last Monday of January, feckity feckballs! It was the best of times, it was the worst of times... This past week, however? Loved it. Let's get this show on the road & kick Monday blues in the goolies, shall we?

1. You found me!

One of my favourite moments this week has been repeated several times. If you're a blogger you'll know the WTF? moment of finding out what search terms people have used to find your blog. I've had 'teenage schoolgirl in nappies', 'make a bitch smile' and 'Chanel sh*te', hopefully not from the one person. 

This week I've had hardly anything except direct searches for my blog name, this is a small thing but it makes me very happy, even more so is the thought that people searching for me directly find exactly what they're looking for. Not like those other sick, sick puppies. 

2. Blingtastic!

Next up we have the outstanding thoughtfulness of a Twidder friend. The gorgeous Aoife, whom I know through was rocking these gorgeous nail stickers a few weeks ago. I happened to comment on their magnificence (aren't they magnificent?) and she only went and sent me some!

There's not much that warms the cockles like a random act of kindness. I know I like to do little things to make others' lives easier but it's a genuine treat when you meet someone as nice as Aoife who'll readily do the same. Opening these on a rainy Tuesday honestly made my day. Thanks, Lady. (Psst, head on over to mah Facebook page to win a set of these beauties!)

3. Gick, isseh?

Coming home in the car the other evening this gem came on the radio, to my exclamation of 'ohmygodwhatasonghaven'thearditinyears' and subsequent shoulder dips and head bops. Yes the lads happened to be in the car at the time looking at me like a loon. 'Turn off that gick will you?' says the youngest. (ignored)

About an hour later they were getting ready for bed when I was coming up the stairs with the  towels and both of them, BOTH OF THEM were singing 'One night in Bangkok and the world's your oystah'. Caught! Gick, isseh?! 

4. Don't Panic...


Moment four was born of one of the most 'that did not just happen' moments I've had in a while. Letting ourselves into the parental's on Friday evening I twisted the key and Snap - it broke in the door! With visions of lock smiths wearing balaclavas for their extortionate prices it took all the patience I had not to panic. 

I asked D'Mammy if she had a tweezers and she produced the nubbiest, saddest pair of metal prongs that were ever fused together. 'This is your tweezers?'. Then the memory struck me that I had put my own Tweezerman in the side of my bag. Call it kismet. But in one swift pincer movement the remnant of key was out. It didn't cost me a fortune for a new lock but it did cost me a kick ass tweezers when D'Mammy caught sight of what an actual tweezers should look like. Either way, it was a win. 

5. So Long, Farewell, Aufwiedersehn, Goodbye..

Last up we have a moment that's been several years making its way to me. As some of you may know, I work in the Public Service in Ireland. Those that know that will also know the huge changes and reform that are under way at present.

Normally reform means bad news for staff. Not this week. This week I got confirmation that I could hand over management of 150 staff and change my role so that my salary would remain the same. This might not seem like a big thing but Holy Moly it's huge to me. It means I need never flinch when my phone rings during the night or at the weekend, means I can be sick now & then, essentially means I may actually get some life back. Wouldn't that be grand? 

Yep, 5 moments that mean I could care less if it's Monday, I'm looking forward to a new week, a new month and little moments that will be awesome enough to make the list this time next week. 

What's been going on in your neck of the woods? Anything scandalous or downright excellent? 

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