Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Sunday, 21 December 2008

All set...

Can't stop!
I have to leave to catch a plane in.... 2 hours 50 minutes.
Holey moley!
OK well, didn't get to go to bed then. Oops.
I'll sleep on the way there in the car and on the plane. RyanAir permitting.

And while I'm on the subject I shall make time for a mini rant!!!! Does any other airline insist that your handbag has to go inside your cabin luggage??? I'm sure they didn't use to do this. You could carry on one small bag, plus your handbag. I'm SURE.

Well this time I had everything packed, then Luvbug read out the notes to me. Well, bum-in-a-jockstrap to them! I've had to take lots of stuff out. Me and Luvbug are leaving some of our presents to each other behind just so we can fit presents to other people in!!!! Grrr.

AND I have several small creatures to sneak on board... a couple of dragons, a few bears......and THEIR packing of course....

I'll be online over there, so I'll nip in here another time and answer your messages from my last post (oops sorry) and THANK YOU Kristen for the award!!!

BTW, I NEARLY completed the list in my last post. I have still to finish what I was making for Luvbug. I suddenly realised that if I could squeeze some crafty stuff in my case, I could finish it over there, and that would give me 4 extra days! GREAT! The BIG problem was deciding what crafty stuff to take.... I concluded that whatever I took, I would want something I had left behind :) Once that little gem was out of the way I stopped fretting about it and just shoved a few things in a bag. Hope it turns out ok!

And I hope my future mum-in-law has a hairdryer I can use, as that had to be sacrificed to make room for it all.

Happy Christmas, every one! And a great new year! Sorry for the lack of flashing images and Chrsitmassy stuff in this post. No time. You can have some falling snow. There. Enjoy:)


Lynda (Granny K) said...

Bon Voyage Helena! Merry Christmas!

Julie said...

I hope you got everything done and had a good sleep in the car. Have a lovely Irish Christmas, I'm very jealous as I love Ireland. Lots of love xxx

i beati said...

Dedicating a picture to you on Dec. 22 post hahaha sandy Have a wonderful heartfelt time !!Where will you be ?? sk

KraftyKoolKat said...

So sorry to have missed you hun before you flew off. Just noticed your posting on my blog. Not been in for ages. Great finding another blogger in Colchester.

Happy New Year.

Cathy xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas!
Today I received my Secret Santa. (happy dance) These beautiful ladies have a spot of honor among my Christmas cards.

Celebration of Life said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Enjoy your visit in Ireland!

Lorianna said...

Oh Helena, Ireland! My Maternal Gran-da was Irish. He was artistic and brilliant. Always humming and grew cat nip for my Grandmother's cats.
I hope you have a wonderful Happy Christmas with your Honey and family and a safe and relaxing trip.
Your gift for your mother sounds absolutely perfect!
May the sun shine upon you dear Helena!

Els G. said...

Just passing by to wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas!
Hugs from Belgium.

Ms. Creek said...

lots of holiday peace and love to you and your family!

i beati said...

Got my wonderful card yesterday . I forgot to send you postage money . how didi I miss that ??

i beati said...

never heard from Plumpiemousie but oh Miss Peach's card to me - how wondrous. I owe you postage though ..Sandy . I want to pre order at least 30 whimsies for next year fom you ..Sandy like the pictured or close..sandy

Ms. Creek said...

Did you have a good flight and awesome Christmas with Chuck? HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Ms. Creek said...


i beati said...

Now that christmas is past - if you have a stack of cards - stores etc Christmas left -- add them all together and I will take them. Let me know the price - trying to stock up for next year!!sandy

Lorianna said...

Happy New Year Helena! I miss you.

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Happy New Year Helena and everyone!

Helena said...

Hullo everyone! Thanks for all your messages! I got back about midnight Thursday (Saturday afternoon here). I have picked up a really rotten cold. When I am coughing less and the room has stopped spinning, I'll tend to my blogging and blog-visiting!

Meanwhile, Happy New Year!

IBeati, I think I do have a pile left. Not sure how many. 20 or 30 maybe. I'll get back to you soon as I'm able! Thanks!