Tuesday, 19 May 2009


I went scrapping this morning and did this layout for our family album:
It will also go into the frame I have hanging by the front door for a while. It is based on a Becky Higgins sketch. Lynette dear, do you remember me buying the "E" when we went to Jeffreys Bay last year? I finally got round to using it. It was obviously bought for this specific layout, but the boy was only born in March. I also got one for each of my children. Your idea of colouring the letter in with coki worked beautifully Stef, thanks!

While I was doing this layout this morning it struck me that it is 4 weeks since we last saw Ethan and that we have already missed out on 4 weeks of his life. I could quite easily have sat there crying, but decided to control myself in front of the other ladies. The mother is still not allowing us to see him and the whole business is getting me down.

I am feeling better today, the cold seems to be getting better. No need to stay in bed, drink tea and feel sorry for myself, but thanks for the advise ladies!! You just forgot about the chocolate!

Andrew is sitting at the table with me catching up on his maths and I only have to fetch Robyn at 4H30, so have a bit of time to waste. I started making soup at 06H30 this morning and it is happilly bubbling away on the stove, which means supper is sorted for tonight! The only problem is that I am finished with the books I was reading, so I guess I will have to find something else to do.

Hope you are having a lovely day!

Monday, 18 May 2009

Miserable Monday

For the people out there that doesn't know me, I am VERY miserable when I am not feeling well! My dear hubby had a cold last week and graciously passed it on to me! I have been sneezing and blowing my nose since Saturday and I am not very happy at all.

Needless to say, I spent most of the day lying around and doing nothing. I think that I have lost my brain permanently this time! I went for a bit of a nap earlier and when I got up and went into the kitchen, I found the dogs waterbowl standing by the tap. Obviously decided to give them fresh water and then forgot about it - poor dogs! I then wandered through the lounge and found the washing basket full of dry unfolded clothes - also meant to fold it and forgot to go back! What is a person to do? Give in or fight back? By the way, the abovementioned happens every single day, it is just a miracle that I haven't forgotten my head anywhere!

I was sitting here at my computer a bit earlier on and my parrot, Jamie, decided to reach out her beak and almost pulled my coffee over, with the result that some coffee fell on my keyboard - silly bird! I do love her so much though, she is soooo cute!

Anyway, hubby is home and I have to go .........

Friday, 15 May 2009

Good Friday?

I went back to bed after Colin and the kids left this morning and had a lovely sleep. I am struggling to get up in the morning, but Colin reckons it is because of the weather - well, who wouldn't like to sleep when you can hear the wind and rain outside? I spoke to a friend a little while ago and she reckons that it is romantic weather - you know, fireplaces, luxurious rugs, etc. Not very romantic when hubby is at work though!

I visited Stef this morning for coffee and heard her plans to have lunch with her hubby today. Who doesn't like going out to lunch anyway? So I phoned my dear Colin and met him at Oppikoffie in Tygervalley for lunch. It was really very pleasant spending that little bit of time with him in the middle of the day! Good idea Stef!

After that it was home again with the usual Friday activities. I went and lay on the bed for a while and the kids did whatever they felt like doing. The daughter is sleeping out tonight so is nagging me to take her, so here we go again!

Have a great evening!

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Mothers Day etc.

We were on duty at church on Sunday morning and there was no time for breakfast in bed! My hubby did bring me a cup of coffee though! Since my mom has now left Cape Town we only had to visit my mother-in-law. I made the mothers a scrapped family photo last year, with a frame, and this year when I gave my mom-in-law her 2009 one, she wanted to give the old one back as she doesn't have anywhere to put it. I then decided to give her an album this year. I scrapped some Christmas photos for her, as well as a page of Ethan. She was very impressed and immediately added her other page!
Colin asked the big boys to be home at 1, and they all took turns making pancakes for lunch. They were as good as what the looked! Robyn decorated the tray for me. Colin made us a lovely potjie for supper.
I asked Colin to take a photo of the kids and I, and I must say it took quite a few tries to get a decent one. I had to smack Michael here as he kept on pulling faces!
The man responsible for all of them:
Andrew gave me the doggie and the silver box. He has a "thing" for boxes! Robyn gave me the make-up box. Richard took me out for breakfast yesterday and Michael still owes me. Colin also gave me an IOU. By the way, we had a lovely breakfast yesterday - lovely one-on-one time with my son!
I haven't shown you a photo of my darling green parrot for a while, well here she is:
The way she holds her food when she eats still facinates me! God must have had a lot of fun when he made the earth!!!!
Other than that life is ticking over. We still haven't been able to see our grandson and I am struggling with that. I decided to go and speak to somebody from church as I don't want to become depressed and withdraw again. My relationship with my hubby is too good at the moment to ruin it over a silly young woman! Michael went to the Family Advocates and they will now send letters to him and Allisen to get them together to try and come to some agreement about visiting rights. Please pray that she will go and that things will get sorted out - at this stage only the Lord can help us!
I went to the hairdresser this morning and decided that since I am going to be doing nothing for a while, to paint my nails. It went very well and the 2 coats dried nicely. I applied the topcoat after I got home, and yes you guessed, messed it all up within a few minutes!
Enjoy your day!

Thursday, 07 May 2009

I had a dream

Colin worked right through the night again and when he got home this morning at 06H15 he rubbed his hand over my shoulder and commented that the blanket felt wet. I first thought that, horror of horrors, the dog lifted his leg, but it smelt fine. I then started to stretch a bit to get up and realised that my whole body was soaking wet, even my hair and the sheet was also very "damp". I told Colin and then commented that I had a dream that I was back at work and the boss was putting me under so much pressure that I obviously sweated like that. In my dream he wasn't happy with anything I did. I also dreamt a few days ago that this same boss asked me to go back and work for him again.
It is sad that even 20 months after I stopped working, dreaming about it can still stess me out so much that I woke up soaking wet and stressed. While I was still working the whole sweating thing at night was a regular occurrence, but this is totally ridiculous!
I also realised that I probably will never be ready to work again for any boss, as my last experience was so bad emotionally and I no longer have the confidence anymore.

1) How can we allow people to have so much power over us?
2) What gives them the right to treat people so badly?
3) How can they be allowed to continue doing this even when we complain?

The only thing that helps me deal with this is knowing that he will stand before God one day and will have to answer to why he did all this.

Monday, 04 May 2009

8 Things

8 Things that I am looking forward to:

1) Getting the photos I had printed from Stefanie.
2) Going for breakfast with some friends tomorrow.
3) Colin coming home from the sunday school meeting.
4) Doing the Christmas layout I got from a local scrapping shop.
5) My sisters wedding.
6) Mothers Day.
7) Having some alone time with my hubby.
8) Scrapping on Friday.

8 Things I did yesterday:

1) Stayed in bed while the rest of the family went to church.
2) Sorted out my summer clothes to pack away.
3) Went shopping for some "safe" computer games for the kids.
4) Did 3 lots of washing.
5) Visited (briefly) with friends.
6) Did shopping for the week.
7) Watched the final of the Idols competition.
8) Read in bed.

8 Things I wish I could do:

1) Work with under-privileged people.
2) Lose weight without dieting.
3) Help people that are emotionally hurt.
4) Stop getting depressed.
5) Photography
6) Painting
7) Teach children how to scrap.
8) Invent a robot that cleans the house, etc.

8 Shows I watch:

1) Greys Anatomy.
2) Las Vegas
3) Egoli
4) 7de Laan
5) Eli Stone
6) CSI Las Vegas & Miami
7) Kiddies programs (sometimes)
8) Funny movies.

I am not tagging anybody.