Saturday was a complete write off for me. We went to gym, which was great. We did some grocery shopping and it wasn’t a complete nightmare. Then HE phoned. Lindor. Asshole. Rudi and I argued and eventually Rudi left promising he would only be away for 3 hours maximum. 5 hours later he decides to come home. Despite this being exactly the way he normally behaves when he goes to Lindor, I can never get past it. It angers me EVERY time. I was upset, wasn’t feeling well and very irritated. I decided to get into the shower just to get away from him and his ‘sucking up’ which just irritated me even more. When I got out of the shower he had the radio on and I went to ask him why he is blaring music and to tell him I have a headache. He just rolled his eyes at me. I went into our room and closed the door to try and block out the noise while I dried my hair. I heard the music going even louder and got even more pissed off at his spitefulness.
When I switched off the hairdryer I heard people shouting at each other. Rudi had become involved in an altercation with a man standing downstairs. He doesn’t live in our block, I didn’t recognize him, but he was telling Rudi to turn down the music since he thought it was too loud. Rudi was shouting (and swearing) back at him because it was only 6 pm and he didn’t think the music was too loud at all. Apparently the man had been standing downstairs trying to get Rudi’s attention for several minutes to ask him to turn it down. By the time Rudi noticed him (he happened to, he didn’t hear him) he had already become more agitated than he already was and according to Rudi ‘gave him attitude’. Although I was already livid with Rudi because of his continuous disrespect of my wishes when he goes to Lindor, I had to side with the stranger. He was playing the music ridiculously loudly (according to him Babyice was enjoying it, but I feel it was too loud even for him) and because we live in a communal area where we are literally living on top of and in close proximity of 7 other households it was inconsiderate, regardless of what day or what time it was. Having been with Lindor, Rudi had had several drinks and was (I quote) ‘in a party mood’, when nobody else was. Another reason I loathe him going to Lindor. He loses track of time, doesn’t give a hoot about how I feel/am sitting at home alone and comes home intoxicated and doesn’t understand why I am unhappy about it. He needs his ‘down time’ and I don’t have a problem giving it to him, if only he wouldn’t take the whole arm when I give him the pinky. Turns out Lindor bought a TV bracket and Rudi had to help him mount it. Rudi is always doing DIY stuff around their house or around Lindor’s office. Rudi doesn’t seem to think Lindor is using him, which is exactly what I think is happening. Thank the good Lord that I don’t have friends like that. GAH.
*sigh* I wasn’t going to blog about that, but I suppose it’s best to just get it off my chest.
We made plans a couple of weeks ago to go to Christelle and Dion for Sunday lunch (the couple from antenatal classes, remember?). She volunteered to cook and regretted it as Sunday approached. We haven’t seen them for about 8 months and I was very much looking forward to seeing them again. When Babyice got sick during the week I feared it might ruin our plans, luckily the antibiotics turned him around within the week. On Saturday Christelle let me know that her daughter had a cold and that she thought it best to inform us so that we could decide whether we wanted to risk Babyice getting sick again. We decided to go anyway since Babyice was still on antibiotics and since Zani was running any fevers it should be okay.
We arrived late (sorry!) since we underestimated the time it would take to pick up dessert and fill up the car and run it through the car wash. When we arrived and I saw the pots on the stove I realized we were in for a real treat! The house smelled divine and I couldn’t wait to sink my teeth into what was cooking. Christelle served leg of lamb (which had been slow cooking since the previous evening) which was juicy and tender. We had sweet potato made with maple syrup (evilly delicious I tell you!), traditional green beans, rice and roast/deep fried potato. The potatoes were roasting in the oven when it started giving a strange error message and in an effort to save the potatoes and prevent the meal being ruined, she decided to deep fry them instead.
What a treat! Everything was delicious! I ate way too much. The potatoes were crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, the sweet potato had caramelized bits which were sticky and wonderfully yummy. After we’d dished out the sweet potato I tasted some of the syrup which was left behind and ended up going back for a second finger full. To die for. I would certainly love for her to cook again! We lounged outside for a while the babies playing on the grass. I managed to snap only one picture where both of them were attached to their daddy’s legs:
For dessert Dion made us some coffee and we opened the Woolworths Triple Chocolate dessert. Very, very decadent. I bought two of the desserts thinking one tub might not be enough for all of us, unfortunately it was and Christelle sent the second one home with us We’ll have to eat it at some point! It’s too good to go to waste, but not too good to go to waist! (wah. Look. I made a funny)
We had a really lovely time!
On Sunday when I woke up I had a sore throat and terrible headache. They hung around all day and I decided if I did not feel better on Monday morning when I woke up I would go to the doctor. Luckily this morning (after some vitamins last night) my throat wasn’t quite as sore and the headache was more dull. I don’t know if I caught something from Babyice or if it is as a result of the flu vaccination I got last week, I’m just glad it is starting to get better already. I stopped taking vitamins when I ran out, this was really silly. Since I had Babyice I cannot stop taking vitamins since I get sick all the time. I purchased some more and took one last night and this morning, hopefully this will help.
I’m on leave on Thursday and Friday. Can’t wait!