Monday, 30 November 2009

Hatin' on The Boerewors

After moocho hatin’ on my Boerewors (aka Husband) for over doing it with the boys on Saturday night, and funnelling as many alcoholic beverages down his gullet as humanly possible without feating alcohol poisoning, I was in an inveterate huff all day Sunday.

I continued my grumpiness all day on today and dubbed it an overall Blue Stinkin’ Monday.


After a long emotional day at work, bogged down with emails and overdue tasks and having to say farewell to one of my favourite colleagues whose last day it was today, I came home to a cosy candle lit dinner for two. Plates, serviettes, crockery and cutlery all carefully laid out, a glass of wine ready and four huge bunches of flowers. Of course two of the bunches were presented to me by my gorgeous littles girls and the other two by my Boerewors.

I asked him “Whats all this?”

To which he sheepishly replied “To say I’m sorry”.

How can I stay mad?

Saying those two little words “I’m sorry” seems to change everything. I enjoyed my meal, put my flowers in vases and now we move on.

How can you hold a grudge with a man who has gone to so much trouble and has a cute arse?

I'm such a pushover.

My UK Goodies

Some of you will remember that I mentioned a while back that my sister, her boyfriend and little Claire were going to the UK for 10 days for a holiday.

Well, they came to visit yesterday and brought me loads of goodies that I miss from the UK.

I got Terry's Chocolate Oranges, Penguin Biscuits, Jaffa Cakes, Fig Roll Biscuits and Milky Ways.

I don't know how I'm going to get through December on my Slimply Slim without cheating on these goodies.

Any suggestions?

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Christmas and Farmville

I must apologise!


My mind has not been in the "blogzone" this week. 

Stoopid me has gotten myself hooked on Facebook Farmville.  Its so pathetically sad - I constantly think about how my crops are growing and how many ribbons and awards I have achieved.  I work out my life around the times when my crops are due to be harvested.  It must stop!  I really must curb this nonsense.  Its distracting me from blog-thoughts and I haven't even starting thinking about Christmas shopping?

I haven't even planned what I'm going to buy everyone and I don’t even know where we are going to be on Christmas Day. Perhaps we should just stay home – just the four of us – and I’ll cook us a nice Christmas dinner with all the trimmings and enjoy the sunny weather and our pool. My mum and dad will not be coming up from the coast for Christmas. My Boerewors’ family are going to extended family in Pretoria for the day.

As for gifts, I know I'm getting Megan a new bike (one that she doesn't have to ride with her knees up at her ears). The bike she currently has she got when she was two years old and it’s tiny, even though we've moved the handle-bars and seat up to full height and capacity. I know I want to buy Kaylin a new doll and pram with some cute accessories. I have no idea what I'm going to get my Boerewors as usual.

Our 10th wedding anniversary is coming up this Friday, 4 December and I've organised for us to go somewhere nice for the afternoon and evening (kiddy free of course) and then his birthday is the week after that on the 14th of December and then its Christmas soon after that.

I never know what to get my Boerewors this time of year as he's the proverbial "Gadget Man" and all the stuff he really wants is way out of my price range. I hate getting him things he really doesn't want because it makes me feel like the substandard wife who never saves and plans for these three events that come really close together. For once I wish I could gt him what he wants. A BT 4 Paintball gun with all the accessories.

Also, in January its Megan’s birthday and February is Kaylin’s birthday so my anorexic piggy bank takes a knock during these three months.

This has been tough this year with no salary increase for the last two years and no pending bonus like we usually get in December.

Perhaps I could play my luck with the lottery?

Connect With Photography

The importance of photo journalism.  Thanx to Isle Dance (a brilliant blogger and interesting photographer) for sharing the link.

This is truly inspirational.

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Survivor Party - The Tribes Partied

I just made it in time to catch the bus to the Homemakers Year End Function.

We arrived to Air Hostesses who'd obiously been in a crash and welcome drinks were Mojitos which were VERY strong and served in our own Survivor tin cup.  We had to choose a coloured buff from a box and move to the tables.  The tables were done up with black bin liners and the center pieces were a little make-shift fire with crinkled yellow paper for the flames, twigs and surrounded by little pebbles.  They even had kebab sticks with marshmallows on the end.  They had made a washing line out of plastic bags and hung up old torn clothes, an old shoe, dirty socks and other survivor stuff.  In the bathrooms we came across plastic ants, flies, spiders and snakes.  They'd thought of everything!

We were divided up in to teams according to the coloured buffs we choose on our arrival, we had to choose a team name and a team war cry cheer.  We played some survivor games, handed out awards for the best dressed, best group spirit and best individual party animal, we swam in the pool, ran in the rain and splashed in puddles, drank lots of wine, ate lots of food, danced and generally had a great time!

On leaving, we all got a garden lantern to take home with a Survivor CD attached.

On the Bus


Arrival



The Accounts Team


Air Hostess Crash Survivors
(Our PR Team who organised the entire party)


the tables



some of the survivors



the party favours - the lanterns with our Survivor CD


Megan's Pre-School Graduation

The Pre-School Graduation was so special.  When my Megan came in the door walking down to the front of the hall wearing her gown and cap holding a candle, I burst into tears.  My little baby that I held in my arms not too long ago is graduating from Pre-school and going to Grade 1 in Primary School.  I can't believe the time has flown so quickly.

The graduates entering the hall
Megan telling Teacher Margaret that she's going to be a Zoo Keeper when she grows up

The Group of Graduates after they'd received their certificates and medals.
They then sang the school song and said a poem about leaving school.  It was so adorable.
Then they got to fling their caps up in the air and there was a lot of giggling and comotion.

After the graduation ceremony, it was time to have supper and party! 
Megan's have a tradition that the dance floor is opened by the Daddy's dancing with their little girls and the Mummy's dancing with their wee boys.  It was a very special time. 
Megan was dead chuffed and felt so grown up!

Mummy and Megan after I'd had a good cry

The Grade R Teacher and her little girls dance in a circle


Friday, 27 November 2009

Freaky Friday - Episode 1 - Quasimodo

For as long as I can remember I've had this morbid facination with anything freaky. 

From humans with extra limbs, to people with fettishes, to phobias, stalkers and of course the disgusting YouTube viral video: 2 girls one cup and anything to do with the super-natural.


Ironic, because I can't even watch a decent horror film without getting fucking nightmares and yet I just love freaks.  I have to look - even though I can't bear to look, I can't bear to look away even more! 

Its like a magnet that pulls me to these kinds of oddities.  I know, I know, I'm sick.  There is a name of us freaks - Freakaphobe!


So we'll start off our my First Episode of Freaky Friday with the Top 10 Human Freaks of Nature.


Enjoy.





One of the Most Freaky Humans Eva - If not the fucking freakiest -Quasi Modo.


Was he real? or just a character made up by writer, Victor Hugo?


Quasimodo was supposedly born with physical deformities, which Hugo describes as a huge wart that covers his left eye and a severely hunched back. He is found abandoned in Notre Dame (on the foundlings' bed, where orphans and unwanted children are left to public charity) on Quasimodo Sunday, the first Sunday after Easter, by the archdeacon Claude Frollo, who adopts the baby, names him after the day the baby was found, and brings him up to be the bell-ringer of the cathedral. Due to the loud ringing of the bells, Quasimodo also becomes deaf. Although he is hated for his deformity, it is revealed that he is fairly kind at heart.


Fucking Fugly Freak!  I love it!


Check out more Freaky Friday posts...HERE and HERE

Thursday, 26 November 2009

What Does Everyone Think?

I'm comptemplating doing a Freaky Friday post every Friday where I post freaky stuff I've found on the internet or on others' blogs.  It could be freaky pictures, freaky videos, freaky stories...

What do you think?  Should I do it?  or can it?

Leave your comments!!!

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Simply Slim Summer Special






A sneak preview of the competition Simply Slim will be running starting 1 December 2009.

Let me know if you want to order, and I'll put you in touch with my "pusher".

HOW TO ENTER:

1. Visit Simply Slim for more information (after 27 November 2009) and contact your agent for your promotional starter pack.

2. Purchase your pack for R235 and receive vouchers totalling R1200 (12 capsules included)

3. Register for your 12 week "Simply Slim Summer Solution Sensation" journey anytime between 1 December and 12 January 2010.  Registrations close on 12 January 2010 (at midnight)

4. Conditions apply. For more information about the journey competition rules and regulations the website (after 27 November 2009)

Check out my other posts about Simply Slim to see my success and photos of my results.




Ayoba!

In all my awesome ayobaness, I will be taking an afternoon off work tomorrow to get myself and Megan primped and pampered for her posh Graduation Function at Sha-Mani tomorrow night.

I can't believe my baby is graduating pre-school and going to Grade 1 next year! I'm getting old my lovelies!

Not only is it a dinner dance for the parents and the graduates, the teachers and principal have some really special things planned for the parents attending and for the Graduates themselves (that they are unaware of). Their will be a first dance for Daddy's and their little girls and Mummy's and their little boys.  How cute is that going to be? and some of the students where whipped off to a recording studio last week to record a CD for the function.

Will post pix soon.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Meteor Over Johannesburg 21 November 2009

Finally got some video footage of the bright lights over Johannesburg on Saturday night that I previously posted about.  Izzint it awesome?  Pretty damn kewl if you ask me.



Lets Pretend You're Special

Yesterday sitting outside while Megan rides past me her bike

Megan says : "Lets pretend...you're special....".

Me :  *shocked* "I am special, Megan!"

Man, she cut me real deep. 

What she really meant was "lets pretend you can do magic".

Why do we have to pretend? 

I perform magic everday, my girl. 

I make things appear, I juggle five things at once, I multi-task with great dexterity, I cook 30 minute brownies in 20 minutes, I know the exact location of every food item in the supermarket, I work for six bosses, I can do handstands up against the wall, I negotiate, I plan, I organise, I prepare, I pacify, I support, I mediate.  I can captivate you with my verbal diarrhea.

But I am not special in my child's eyes.

*sigh*

Monday, 23 November 2009

Who's Ass Must I Kick?



I got this from Laura's Blog and I just LOVE it!  Thanx Laura!

We girlies are not THAT complicated, follow the recipe and you can't go wrong:

When she stares at your mouth

Kiss her

When she pushes you or hits you like a dummy because she thinks she’s stronger than you
Grab her and don’t let go

When she starts cursing at you trying to act all tough
Kiss her and tell her you love her

When she’s quiet
Ask her what’s wrong

When she ignores you
Give her your attention

When she pulls away
Pull her back

When you see her at her worst
Tell her she’s beautiful

When you see her start crying
Just hold her and don’t say a word

When you see her walking
Sneak up and hug her waist from behind

When she’s scared
Protect her

When she steals your favourite hoodie
Let her keep it and sleep with it for a night

When she teases you
Tease her back and make her laugh

When she doesn’t answer for a long time
reassure her that everything is okay

When she looks at you with doubt
Back yourself up

When she says that she loves you
she really does more than you can understand

When she grabs at your hands
Hold her’s and play with her fingers

When she bumps into you;
bump into her back and make her laugh

When she tells you a secret
keep it safe and untold

When she looks at you in your eyes
don’t look away until she does

When she says it’s over
she still wants you to be hers

When she runs up to you crying, the first thing you say is:
“Whose ass am I kicking, baby?”


Mel and Shaun's House Warming

Congrats to Mel and Shaun who finally took the plunge and moved out of home and into their own wee place. We went over on Saturday afternoon / evening for a braai (aka barbeque) and hung out in front of a huge bon fire.

The fire


A well-oiled Gillian by the fire


KK knockin back a shot (its water)




Best Friends - Mandy and Me


Demonstrating to Megan how to do hand-stands against the wall


Male Bonding


My Boerewors


Sunday, 22 November 2009

Was it a Bird? Was it a Plane? Was it a Meteorite?


Last night we were at a House Warming party, sitting around the open fire in the garden when sudden there was a huge flash in the sky.  At first I thougth it was lightning, but it was far too bright to be lightning.  Normally a sheet lightning flash would light up part of the sky - not the ENTIRE sky and not so brightly.

All of us sitting around the fire were sort of stunned for a while and then we didn't give it another thought as we all thought it was lightning.

Then today, I heard on the radio and read on iafrica that we had a Meteor 'flash' in Gauteng, South Africa.


Article By: Gia Nicolaides
Sunday, 22 Nov 2009 11:37
Johannesburg and Pretoria residents have come forward, claiming they spotted a meteor in the skies on Saturday night.

People in Gauteng saw the bright light at around 11pm on Saturday night, heading towards the north of Pretoria.

"We saw this big green ball of fire. It kind of came out of the sky, out of the blue," one resident said.

"There was sudden flash. Like an orange stripe in the sky, followed by a very bright explosion where the sky lit up as if it was daytime," another explained.


Astronomers and scientists are still trying to find out where the meteor landed.

Ronnie McKenzie collects meteorites and said something like this is very rare.  "I would say it probably happens around two or three times a year around the world," he said.

Google says it was The Leonid Shower - meteroid dust from the tail of Halley's Comet?

Anyone got any pictures??

Neo's 6th Birthday Party

We didn't get rained out!  Megan enjoyed seeing Neo again and Kaylin planted herself firmly on the Trampoline and wouldn't share it with anyone.  She was on the Trampoline for a good two hours and was named The Trampoline Queen as she was bossing everyone around and dictating who can and cannot use the trampoline.  I guess the two hours on the trampoline gave her time to burn off all the sugar she consumed.


Megan on Neo's bike



Megan doing a slip on the Trampoline


Queen of the Trampoline. Bossy Little Miss


Megan and Neo


Neo's little brother Cayden (he is in Kaylin's class)


Megan getting ready for the Balloon Games!


Happy Birthday Candles and Cake


Cupcakes


Balloon Games. 
The kids tied a balloon around their legs and had to stomp and pop each other's balloons.  The one who's balloon was left in tact at the end was named the Winner and got a prize.  There were other games but we left to go to Mel and Shaun's house-warming party  (thats where the drinking comes in, silly).  But I was very well behaved and we just sat around a big bonfire chatting.



Saturday, 21 November 2009

P-A-R-T- Why? Coz I Gotta!

One of Megan's old friends, Neo, has invited her to his 6th birthday party today.  Its a Bakugan Battle Brawlers theme so I'm sure Megz will be in her element.  Any party with cake, party packs and boys toys and she's happy.  I'm sure they'll have a jumping castle and things for the kids to do.

Its been crappy weather most of the week - lots of rain - so I hope we not going to get rained out.  If we do, we're on our way to a Mel and Shaun's house to celebrate them moving out of home and moving into their own place.  A house warming and Mel's birthday party combined.

Will post pictures tomorrow when its all we're nursing hangovers.

Friday, 20 November 2009

Weekend Waste

Friday Funny


Run out of liquor? 
Just unscrew your heels and voila! 
Not only can you look hawt but you'll always have a dop available!




Map Boots.
With these babies you'll never get lost. 
Who needs a GPS?



Anuva Fwiday Funnee


Hey! Hey! Its Friday!

We took some Christmas shots of our wee family last night at home.











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