It's been another hectic week around here as I keep myself busy with all the various projects I have going on in my head whilst the countdown to going 'Back to School' begins in earnest
The week of sailing school was ultimately fun but very exhausting. Getting a tired and reluctant teen out of the house on time every morning was a 'challenge', to say the least. However it did get the idea of getting up early - and all that entails - firmly re-planted in psyches in this house. And it also reminded me of my 'Jazzy's Revenge' plot I previously mentioned ;-)
However, perhaps I do need to 'calm down' and 'stop going on' ? After all that tired, cranky and downright challenging early morning behaviour exhibited by your teenage boy may not quite what it seems you know. Apparently it's a proper diagnosed condition..... known as a 'Man Period'.
It's always good to know that an hilarious Wii Boy can grow up to be a smart-ass-funny Teen Boy, isn't it?! Not quite sure how the new story would translate into acceptable script-like posts though!
At this point it would be nice if I could post a lovely photo of a dashing Teen Boy rowing with a paddle or working a tiller with his team-mates in a little boat, sailing on the shimmering waters of the picturesque harbour, wouldn't it? Unfortunately that's not possible, banned as I was from being anywhere near him and his team mates. I did try, but got an ear bashing for my troubles. So not cool to have your mum nearby I guess...
I'm sure if I could manage to make myself invisible at all drop off and pick up times for school and camps etc; that would be preferable too. 'Invisible Mum' to the rescue, type of thing. Or maybe I'll just be invisible in my absence instead..... there's always nearby public transport you know ;-)
My 'various projects' I mention above sees me wearing many different hats these days, some invisible and some not so, as I dip my fingers into many different pies; more of which anon. It's good to be busy and to keep your Desperate Housewife brain active, I always say.
I must admit that sometimes it is good to be invisible. I like to fool myself that I'm shrouded in an invisible cloak when I'm blogging. I know it's not quite true as most of my readers know who I am but I like to pretend it is so!
I guess Blog Awards Ireland has the capability of blowing anyone's invisibility away but I am so glad that it exists. For a small country there are lots of Irish bloggers, as the nominations for the 2013 awards reveals. Kudos to the organisers for setting this up last year and for giving Irish bloggers a platform. Next thing you know there'll be annual blog camps for us all to meet up, have workshops and to share tips!
It is such an honour when someone nominates your blog in these awards and I am so grateful to be there in two categories. I may go no further in the process but I really appreciate being included at all.
It is one thing for someone to go to the trouble of nominating your blog but quite another to take the time to put forward a particular post that you've written into the 'Best Blog Post category'. That someone has done so for me this year for my Full Circle post, is very humbling.
I would prefer to say nothing about the awards at this early stage but as this category is a weekly public voting one I kinda have to. And I really, really hate doing this.....
So now I transform into very visible X-Factor mode and ask in a pleading voice, with batting eyelashes to 'please vote for me by clicking on Jazzygal in this link and hitting 'vote' at the end'!! If you can.
The very best of good luck wishes to all nominees, especially my good friend Looking for Blue Sky , Magnumlady, and all the parents in the Irish Parenting Bloggers Group who are well represented this year!
There's lots of good reading in the above link, make yourself a cuppa and go have a look :-)