Friday, October 31, 2008

I give up

I've had it- I'm finished klaar,gedaan.It's been a though year at home as well as at the office. So we are off for a weekend away. I should have gone away in September like I was thinking of doing,but with everything that was happening I didn't think it was the right time. So we are going away now. Whoohoo.!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

A Dilemma

Andrew's school notified us very late in the afternoon that they would be closed today. They were going to have a water outage and according to health regulations a school cant be open in such an event. So that left us whith a problem as what to do with Andrew for the day.
Luckily Carmen's school said that he could come there for the day. I though Mister would object hugely- but after me telling him- he cried a few crocodile tears and then seemed to be ok with it.
He stuck to Carmen the whole day- played with her friends and even took a nap in the afternoon!
Needless to say both kids were awake till about 8:30 in the evening but went to sleep together. Usually Andrew goes to sleep about 7-ish and Carmen 8:30.
So TG for Carmen's school coing to the rescue!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

I only realised

yesterday how far Carmen has come this year. We went to the schools oriantation day and I recalled what worried me at the prevous orientation day a year ago.
She wasn't properly potty trained- and I was stressed hugely about it as the school required them to be fully potty trained.
She was very attached and didn't let go of me for one minute.
This year she is toilet independant.
She goes of on her own to play and try out all kinds of dangerous equipment (according to me). She thinks they are just plain fun. lol
She is an independant little girl who doesn't need mom all the time.

Amazing hey!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A little bit schocked.

A couple that me Pierre and I know is gettting a divorce. We would have never pegged them to get a divorce. They had their issues as all couples do - but seem to work through it with love and respect for each other.
To say that we are shocked is an understatement. These two have also been married for 20 years. It just shows you- you can never tell. What happens behind closed doors is a mystery to all of us.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

I'm steamed, I'm

pissed. I'm a large lady ok. Voluptous,full figured,fat. Call it what you want. So of me and my generous curves go to find an outfit for a smart evening do, I have been invited to.
Riiiiighhttt.
Guess how many shops actually stock things for us larger than life girls.4- JIP 4. Out of a possible , oh say, 20 plus clothing stores in a mall, exactly 4 stock plus-size clothes.
And to add insult to injury,rub salt into the wounds, they (those evil Retailers) recon a lady of my size should wear a black plasic bag with holes cut in for my arms and neck. Cause thats what the evening wear for plus-size looks like. A black plastic bag with holes in. Oh some of them has some stuck on bling. Charming.(not!)

I mean, how hard can it be? This summer particularly the styles suit a more curvy figure. Those empire style blouses,maxi dresses,low v-neck blouses- would look stunning on me. You would think it would be easy to rustle a few of those up in my size. But nooo- there is not one of those stylish garments in my size.
They all for those girls that believe a salad leave constitutes a full meal.

I mean it's not rocket science right?
Us larger ladies are more and more becoming a fact of life and we have moola to spend. I'm sure these evil retailers would actually LIKE some of my moola.

So until these evil retailers come to the party I'm taking my moola to go find myself a decent seamstress- who can rustle up a few of these stunning outfits for me.

Retailers :0
Me:still pissed of.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Four Foods on Friday

Here are this week’s four questions.

#1. Share a cupcake, muffin or cookie recipe.
#2. Cupcakes, muffins and cookies require something to drink. What do you drink with them?
#3. Which do you prefer, mini muffins and cupcakes or full sized ones?
#4. What type of muffin or cupcake pan do you use? Silicone, disposable, etc.


1.)Ermm muffin recipes- Ja,well no fine
Look at muffin recipe. Climb in car. Go buy Woolworths delicious muffins . LOL

2. Drink a cup of coffee with it for sure!!

3.Mini's for the kids. Full ones for me please!!

4.You have disposable?!! No fair!! I must get myself over to the US of A sometime. I'm just using good old fashioned tin ones. But have been eyeing those silicone ones for a while now

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

It's murder on the

dealing floor today. We woke up to see the Rand devalued a whole 100c- 1 Rand overnight! I have never seen a market like this- and our phones have been ringing since 7 this morning with panicked customers.
We do live in interesting times.

Monday, October 13, 2008

It was worth

a try. We tried to get Carmen of her night time nappies this weekend. It did not work. She usually sleeps very well- but as soon as we took the nappie away she became very restless- as well as wet the bed. So we are back on the nappie. A few more months wont hurt.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Happy Birthday


It's Andrew's 5th Birthday today. I cant believe he's 5 already. That cute baby boy who laughed so easily (and still does)is 5!!
Happy birtday Big Boy- Hope you have a wonderfull day!! Lot's of love from Mom,Dad and Carmen.
Photo taken by Jeanette. Go visit her awesome site!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Booking through Thursday


What was the last book you bought?

The Russion Concubine

Name a book you have read MORE than once

How to talk so kids will listen and listen so kids will talk



Has a book ever fundamentally changed the way you see life? If yes, what was it?

Dale Carnegie's - How to win friends and influence people

How do you choose a book? eg. by cover design and summary, recommendations or reviews

A combination I think


Do you prefer Fiction or Non-Fiction?

Both


What’s more important in a novel - beautiful writing or a gripping plot?

Plot!!

Most loved/memorable character (character/book)

pass


Which book or books can be found on your nightstand at the moment?

Russian Concubine

What was the last book you’ve read, and when was it?

Crucial confrontations- about a week ago

Have you ever given up on a book half way in?
Jip- hate books that I can predict

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Talent, Lifer or Mandarin

I'm a Talent
a risk-taker, and you follow your passions. You're determined to take on the world and succeed on your own terms. Whether in the arts, science, engineering, business, or politics, you fearlessly express your own vision of the world. You're not afraid of a fight, and you're not afraid to bet your future on your own abilities. If you find a job boring or stifling, you're already preparing your resume. You believe in doing what you love, and you're not willing to settle for an ordinary life
Check it out

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

No more TV in our house


Yip- you heard right no more tv. Why? Because Andrew has decided that if Ben10 is not on- it's not worth watching. LOL It's great. Who would have thought that a cartoon character would bring about such change in a household? Andrew doesn't even want to watch Boomerang TV or Cbeebies. Pure Bliss I tell ya. Ocasionally he will ask for a Asterix and Obelix DVD or Tintin, which is fine-as both of those have got quite good stories. Carmen is not interested in Tintin- I think the stories are a bit too involved for her- so she and I will end up playing Barbie or doll- with Andrew telling me what is happening in the movie.

It's wonderfull for me and Pierre because now whe get to watch VH1- the music channel- and play our favourite game- guess the tune and artist- before they put it on the screen. To much laughter and "yes I still got it". LOL

If you dont have a little boy between the ages of say 4 and 8- click on the link- to find out about Ben10.

I think if I meet Man of action in person one day- I will give him a great big kiss. LOL

Monday, October 6, 2008

La Rustica



I've heard such good things about this restaurant - that we decided to try it out for my birthday. Everyone has told me that it is the ideal restaurant on a Sunday to take the kids. And I must say I was impressed. The restaurant has a lovely family atmosphere with a delish buffet and there is a junglegym for the kids. So while we sat and chatted at the table the kids were playing.

Here is a few pics

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Waterslide


A pic of the waterslide the kids had at their party. They thouroughly enjoyed it.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Wel, howzit

and all and all. I've missed my blogging- so I've decided to take it up again. So whats's been happening on our side? Well Pierre started his business up again just by himself- and so far so good- It's also helped him get out of his depression- so that's great!!
Carmen had a birthday, we had a wedding anniversary, the kids had a combined birthday party and I had a birthday. Very busy and lots of fun.
I've finished with my lifecoaching- and it was the best thing I could have done for myself!! I can seriously recommend it.
Andrew had measles this week. Poor pumkin has now had almost all of the MMR vacinations illnesses- so clearly that one didn't work for him. Sigh
But else life is good and although I'm a year older- I feel young with lots of experience .LOL