Thursday, 22 May 2008

Why did we have kids?

It is a question I ask myself from time to time, but specially this morning when it took us forever to get Andrew ready for school! He is totally hyperactive and a simple activity that would take other kids 2 minutes to do can take forever. It took him about ten minutes to put his shoes on! We won't even talk about getting up, eating breakfast, etc. I suppose they do give us a lot of love and pleasure as well, but sometimes I wonder if it is all worth it.

It seems as if I will only get to blogging about once a week. Between parties, classes and preparation my days are rather full. Will see how it goes.

Thursday, 15 May 2008

Fabulous morning!

I got a DW in this morning to clean my house - sheer bliss!! My house is clean and I didn't have to do anything!

I went and saw a lady in Stellenbosch this morning. She contacted me a while ago about us working together as she has a Fairy house where she does fairy parties, etc. We had a lovely chat and I suddenly realised that God's hand is firmly in this area as well! I told her about my thoughts in the middle of the night about doing scrapbooking stork parties and it was just what she is looking for! She is going to advertise my scrapping "services" with her stuff as she wants to attract the older kids (12 - 14 year old) market as well. I think we will work well together. I am also going to add some new ideas to my website. I was wondering how I was going to get into the Stellenbosch, Somerset West market, and here it is! For those of you with little girls - the venue is absolutely stunning, every little girl's (and not so little) dream! And for us that enjoys photography - stunning views of the mountains! I forgot my camera - typical!

Anyway, my party preparations for the weekend is done and I now have a bit of time to blog again. I won't complain as I am very gratefull for being busy with something I love!

Have a great day and be blessed!

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Jamie's new goal in life

Jamie's new goal is to be higher than all of us. She discovered it one day when she was on the back of the chair, and started climbing up the curtain and obviously ended on the curtain rail. She then bites everybody, except Andrew, that tries to take her down. I fooled her yesterday. I made toasted sandwiches for lunch and she literally charged down the curtain when she saw me with my sandwich! Her greed overcame her new goal!

My visit to the dentist wasn't bad at all, as she could fill the whole without drilling as their was no decay. Not having an injection is always a blessing. After the dentist I went scrapping and that just made my day! I am so glad you are back Stef!

Monday, 12 May 2008

Busy, busy, busy!

My week last week was absolutely chaotic! The maid is gone and I had to suddenly do everything on my own and having PMS didn't help much! I made an executive decision this morning that I am definitely getting some help in once a week, because then I have more time to do the things that I need to do. I had 2 parties this last weekend and this coming weekend I have 3. The preparation takes a lot of time and is definitely more important than cleaning house! I don't mind the tidying up, and can even handle the ironing (which my lovely husband helps me with), but the rest sucks! I am actually not surprised that our DW's works so half, because it is actually a brain killing job.

Enough of that! This coming week looks a bit more promissing after said executive decision. Tidied up this morning, did washing and have decided to split the party preparation over 3 days. I am going to the dentist tomorrow morning, Wednesdays I spend with my mom and Fridays I scrap in the morning. Looks a lot more do-able! I will also try and blog a bit more often.

Tuesday, 06 May 2008

Double booking

I just got another query for the 24th May. I am already booked, but isn't that great!! The Lord is really blessing us. Colin believes that things started taking off since we decided to do the School of the Supernatural at church. We had our first session last night and it was really awesome! First time ever that I couldn't get enough of watching a DVD teaching - imagine that!! I am very excited about the course.

Thank you for all of you who are concerned about my son. He is much better and started working again yesterday. I just hope that he will now look after himself properly and get his asthma medication from the chemist as soon as he needs it. He slept in the caravan again for the first time last night and thoroughly enjoyed being in his own bed again!

A question for you: Now that the DW isn't here anymore, what am I supposed to do with my dogs when I go out? The poor things are definitely NOT used to be left outside in the cold and the wind! Our kennel is also completely inadequate and we can only get a new one at the end of the month, so I might have to take a chance and lock them inside while I am out.

Monday, 05 May 2008

What? Housework?

This is a photo of the party I did on Friday. Kids ages ranged from 6 to 12 and it was fun! I would rather do this than work in the corporate environment any day!

Yep it is official! As from 1 May (nogal Workers Day) I am officially the maid in the house. After having a full time domestic worker for the past 3 years, I now have to do it all myself. It is seriously going to cramp my social life! The only day this week that I will be home for the whole day is Thursday, and I am supposed to prepare for the weekend parties. But anyway, we will have to see how it goes. I already told the kids that they are responsible for cleaning their bedrooms and caravan (in Michael's case). So far I am finding just doing the washing a full time job!

We didn't have a very interesting weekend at all. Spent a lot of time organising my house the way I want it, sorting out cupboards etc. I can now see how half the maid really worked. We went to Rugby on Saturday and that at least was fun, although Colin actually got tickets to "entertain" one of his clients. The client didn't talk business at all, so that was fine. When Colin's section at work has a turn to get tickets they usually invite the clients with their wives, with the result that I also get to go.

That was it - boring, boring, boring!