Friday, 29 February 2008
I have been very miserable the past couple of days and then I automatically do not blog. Feeling better though and hopefully back on track again. Going scrapping this morning and that always cheers me up tremendously. Great bunch of ladies!
Bye for now!
Tuesday, 26 February 2008
It is amazing what the drugs can do to people. He came out of theatre with a very silly grin on his face and he was giggling! The hospital gives them this particular drug so that they won't remember what happened to them and I was a bit worried that he was maybe enjoying the feeling too much, but I think he is okay now. He can abviously not remember any of the things he did and said just after he came out of theatre and it is probably just as well!
The rest of my day will be very quiet - all I have to do is fetch Robyn from school at 14H00 and then see the chyropractor at 15H00 as my neck is very sore. Getting old is definitely not for sissies!
Monday, 25 February 2008
The men and boys went fishing on Sunday morning and us girls went to Friday Island for a late breakfast. For me it is the most beautifull setting in the whole Langebaan! You look out on the most stunning view of the lagoon! We sat there until we actually got to cold (mist started coming in over the sea) to sit any longer. If you ever get to Langebaan do yourself a favour and go their for a meal - it is really worth it! They also hire out rooms. Such a lovely homely atmosphere, but food is top class!
The men only came back from fishing at about 18H00 and we only got home just before 9 last night. We were all very tired, but the fresh fish and mielies for supper was great!
Friday, 22 February 2008
Colin asked me to water the garden this morning as Andrew did SOMETHING to the sprinkler and it doesn't want to work no more (not my little darling!). It was so great being outside between all the green plants and such a perfect place and time to speak to the Lord. I think I must do it more often!
I had a rather frustrating day yesterday. Went to gym again for the first time in 3 weeks and thoroughly enjoyed it, until I got home and realised that I am getting old, because as the day went by I felt all kinds of aches in pains in strange places! After that it was of to fetch Richard at shcool and then the 2 of us had to be at the dentist at 16H00. What a stressfull thing! Fortunately my teeth were fine and I can relax for another year! Took Robyn and Andrew on Wednesday, Robyn needed one filling and that was sorted out quickly, but Andrew is another story. He needs two fillings and one extraction, and being the anxious kid that he is, has to have the work done under aneastetic (sorry, can't spell). That is happening on 6 March.
In the meantime Richard has been rather sick for the past 2 weeks. Has gastritis that just won't get better and has to go for a gastroscopy (again, I can't spell) on Tuesday, so please pray for him! And of course being in matric his mommy is forcing him to go to school. He just can not afford to miss any more classes than he absolutely has to! Specially with the "sport" being over for a while and the school is now eventually teaching the kids again!
Wednesday, 20 February 2008
Tuesday, 19 February 2008
Anyway, I am off the scrapping a bit later and later it will just be carting kids around again. Have a great day!
Monday, 18 February 2008
Another friend came to visit on Saturday as we went to a scrapbook session together - scrapbooking is my favourite pasttime at the moment, so that was obviously the highlight of the weekend!
Sunday we went to Canal Walk and ate some delicious cinnamon buns - entrance 2 for those of you that would like to go and try them. My parents and in-laws came for supper in the evening so that took up pretty much the rest of the day.
What amazed me this weekend was that their was actually some nice movies on. For those who don't know, nice movies in my eyes are movies without any swearing and violence! We watched "Love comes quietly" on Saturday night and on Sunday night, can't remember the name, but it was on Mnet at 20H00.
Altogether not a bad weekend!
Friday, 15 February 2008
This is what our front garden looked like last Saturday morning. The sand from accross the road blows over and piles up on our front lawn and blows into the house. Colin and a "helper" swept the lawn and cleaned up all the sand and now it looks much better.
The problem is that the piece of open ground belongs to the Department of Education and Colin e-mails them regularly, ignores our problem completely! We even had an inspector from the Department here last year to come and have a look at the mess, but he couldn't promise anything. The other problem is that people with their big 4x4 bakkies drive over the field, making the problem worse, and then our glorious neighbours allows their kids to drive around the field on their quad bikes, compounding the problem even more!
Any suggestions? I think we should go to the newspapers, but Colin seems reluctant to do that.
I decided to do Valentines Day differently this year and made supper for my whole family. We had sweet and sour pork with rice and I made (with my hubbies help) chocolate mouse. And yes I bought these little cupcakes from Checkers (oh, horror of horrors, Checkers!!!). I had a pretty good day, going to the south and buying some lovely papers (thanks Jo) and getting inspired to carry on with my business again! My daughter likes the Techno pop paper.
Then I got home and PMS hit BIG time! I was so grumpy by the time dinner came around that I growled at everybody and it was just unpleasant! Not that I think the kids noticed. Colin brought me some lovely roses and I just had to add them onto the photo.
Got up feeling a bit better this morning - maybe the chocolates I had before breakfast helped!
Monday, 11 February 2008
My son is in matric this year and so far he has been at home for about 4 days as they are not doing any schoolwork because the kids are practicing for the co-ed. And not for the athletics, but for the singing of all things. It has become such a huge competition between the schools that it seems to take up ALL the time for the first 4 - 5 weeks of the first term. Am I missing something here? When I was at school we practiced for a little while during schooltime and still carried on with our schoolwork for most of the day. If I look at the work the kids have to complete in a year I just cannot understand how the teachers can justify wasting such a lot of time!
My other pet hate is the kids staying at home while they are writing exams and then finishing with their "school term" about a week before the school actually ends. Last December I actually ended up having my eldest at home for 3 weeks before school ended.
Anybody have any ideas as I can definitely not understand how they get that right?
Friday, 08 February 2008
Wednesday, 06 February 2008
A lot has happened since I last blogged, but will have to give it to you in short posts over the next couple of weeks.
For a start I will just say that our pool is still green and that my dear husband has spent a lot of time and energy in trying to get the thing blue again. A pool is definitely not much fun when you can't use it to swim in!