Lately …

It’s been one of those weeks where I do nothing but curl up on the couch after work. Incredibly unproductive. For the little things that have happened this week, that were swell, but I can’t justify dedicating an entire post to each … 

I came home to a romantical surprise from husband. “Since I can’t get you hydrangeas this time of year, I got you these”.  For no reason. A massive stack of catkins* in the daintiest shade of pink. They’re one of my favourite flowers / buds because they feel like teeny kittens paws. 

I don’t write about beauty stuff, but having said that, I had the opportunity last year to get a gel manicure for free. It lasted over 3 weeks, and I was converted. They didn’t scratch or chip once. But at €40 at the salon for paying folk, I haven’t justified getting them since. Except this week I spotted the SensatioNail starter kit in Boots and couldn’t not get it. I did my nails last week and above is how they look today. What they say is true – once you shellac you never go back …

Initial sloppy sketches at my desk, but I’m very indecisive. I’m obsessed with picture frame tattoos these days, but haven’t found the right subject matter.

And lastly, we’re heading here next month for a mini holiday to celebrate our 7 year anniversary. I mean really, our hotel has its own beach. I’m jealous, and I’m the one going.

At long last, Friday is here! To all the mothers celebrating this Sunday – happy Mother’s Day 🙂 My mom has it made. I celebrate the Irish Mother’s Day with her ’cause I’m Irish, and my brother celebrates the Canadian one because he’s Canadian {we moved a lot when I was little}. So, she gets two Mother’s Days. Lucky duck.

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*Well I could hardly write “a massive stack of pussy willow”. Am I the only one who thinks that sounds really dirty?

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  1. March 9, 2013 / 00:26

    'catkins'… we call them something different here, but yours sounds cuter and less likely to be mistaken for something rude… LOL
    Funny story about you and your bro being different nationalities. Super awesome for your ma!

    • March 11, 2013 / 16:47

      Yeah, I'm that immature that I feel like covering my face and giggling if I say/write 'pussy willow'. It's quite sad really.

  2. March 9, 2013 / 09:44

    Lots of great stuff!! And I agree on the pussy willow, haha!
    Love your new painting by the way – good work!
    Maria x

  3. March 17, 2013 / 03:37

    I did wonder when you write the catkins cos I was thinking aren't they pussy willows lol. Now I know why you didn't write that. Oh my that place you are going to is gorgeous, I am green with envy. You lucky cow ( we say that in a non offensive way here in NZ). You are so lucky!! BY the way I love getting gel manicures, I discovered them last year and I have become an addict. I however suck at doing my own nails, but I swear now that I have had the gels I would never go back to normal nail enamel.

    • March 19, 2013 / 09:42

      I think I'll be giving myself another manicure tonight! Regular nail polish seems to pointless once you go gel. Oddly – I'm better at doing my nails with my left hand, even though I'm right handed. I'm stumped.

      Three weeks 'til bliss … I cannot wait.