Just checking in…

As Ronan Keating once said “Life is a rollercoaster”, but as I can’t even remember the tune to the song, never mind the rest of the words, it somehow becomes jumbled into 10cc’s song ‘Life is a Minestrone’ and MY words end up being “Life is a rollercoaster, mixed up with parmesan cheese. Life is a bowl of pasta, suspended in deep freeze”. Feel free to sing along with me. Correct lyrics are optional.

I think that just about sums life up for me at the moment.Β  A rollercoaster is right. My body is falling to bits; I’ve had bronchitis, then influenza and now I’ve twisted my knee and am finding it hard to walk. The other dips in the rollercoaster ride called life are that I’m selling my house and IT’S EXTREMELY STRESSFUL! Come buy my house people!!!! Don’t get me wrong, I have loads of plus points in my life too, actually too many to mention, but sometimes I wish the rollercoaster would just trundle along at 15mph on a straight bit for a wee while.

I read something today that feels right to share with all you lovely bloggers – “Take 30 seconds to think of three things you’re grateful for at this moment in time”.Β  Well I thought about it and I have plenty of things to be grateful for, but at this precise moment in time these are the three things I’m grateful for :-

  1. The sun is shining and it’s a beautiful day
  2. My puppy
  3. This is my birthday week

Tell me three things you’re grateful for in the comments if you want. I’d love to read them.

Barred Owl

An owl. Nothing to do with the post at all, apart from the fact it was so cool to see him in the trees. Actually he was sitting on the grass till my dog decided he was trespassing and chased him off. This is a huge crop with my 300mm zoom at it’s longest length so not the best photo, but still very exciting to see it in real life.

Happy May Day Bloggers.


20 thoughts on “Just checking in…

    1. Well he already broke my wrist and now he’s twisted my knee. Next time I’m fully expecting him to trip me up going down stairs or bring me a snake as a present or something!


  1. Sorry to hear about your life’s challenges. Sometimes they all come at once, unfortunately, which make it the more challenging. I had a spate myself some years ago.

    Okay, here’s 3:

    1. My family.
    2. Spring is my favourite season, and it is spring πŸ™‚
    3. I have a new guitar, and my musical creativity has been reignited.

    Happy May Day, oh and have a Happy Birthday this week! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, I’m worried it’s an β€˜age’ thing πŸ˜‰
      Cool! I started piano lessons 2 years ago and I love my music (not that I’m any good btw, but it’s SO much fun) πŸ™‚

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  2. Well, this sounds a bit American! (or is that a Thanksgiving thing?)
    1. Being able to ride my bike, even at my age.
    2. To live in the greatest country in the world. It’s Ireland people, IRELAND, no question.
    3. Having imaginary friends that make you think of things you wouldn’t usually.
    In fact you’ve just reminded me of poem about the first of May, join in everybody:
    First of May, first of May,
    Outside f###ing starts today,
    But as usual, it do rain,
    So us f###s off indoors again.

    You can thank me later, for getting that stuck in your head.

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    1. Nope, not Thanksgiving, just me focusing on more positive than negative things. 😁
      In answer to your 3 things –
      1. You’re younger than me πŸ™
      2. You spelt SCOTLAND wrong
      3. YW πŸ˜‰
      Yeah, thanks for that wee poem. I’ll start calling you Rovvie Burns πŸ™„

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  3. Aww, that roller coaster ride can really do our head in, can’t it? Well firstly, happy birthday week. My three things?
    1. I’m slowly getting over a bad cold
    2. My pooch Harry
    3. The fact that hub cooked dinner cos he didn’t want my germs near the kitchen.
    Gotta look at the positives hey?
    Take care Alba xo πŸ™‚

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  4. Grateful:
    a) to hear from you Alba
    b) that I am healthy enough to go play squash tonight
    c) that you will be healthy enough again to squash me because I included b).

    I wish you the best 39th birthday (a woman becomes 39 till nobody believes her anymore). Selling a house and moving is one of the most stressful things there can be. May you have the grace to still have friends, family and clients after all of it is over! If not there is the option of joining the leprechauns under a bridge (or am I mixing my creatures – is it a troll under the bridge?)

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  5. This too shall pass… With age comes, “Been there, done that; will probably end up doing it again!” You just have to hang onto the roller coaster real tight… And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Make sure you take some time to eat cake. Eat lots of cake. Cake makes things better, trust me!

    Thankful list…
    1. Coffee
    2. Chocolate
    3. My tattoo


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    1. Thank you. There will be cake today. Not that I need any excuse to eat cake but there will be more cake than normal. 😊


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