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Social Life

I actually had a social life this weekend. I forgot how exhausting it can be!

On Friday we went to Sarah’s 21st. The hall turned out really nicely and I think it was a great success! The DJ was awesome. He had smoke machines and lights for special effects. The platters were also really great! It seemed that everyone had a good time. I was able to observe all of this while sober. It’s funny to watch people get progressively more and more drunk. Apparently there was some drama after I left, but I can’t comment on any of that since I wasn’t there.

On Saturday we had a dinner at Amber’s house. The setting and everything was really beautiful. Everyone brought their own dish so there was a variety of food. There were mussels and mini cajun pizzas for starters. Chicken curry with rice and potato bake for main course. Malva pudding and cheesecake for dessert. Rudi and I didn’t stay for dessert as I was feeling a little under the weather.

On Sunday Boogaloo came over with his new boyfriend. I haven’t sized him up completely yet. So far I like him…but I’d like to get to know him better before I make a final decision.

I’m feeling OK. Had a bit of a nose bleed this morning and my gums are sore and swollen. Other than that the morning sickness has died down and I’m generally feeling a lot better. The baby is moving around, still not kicking and still not frequently.

My grandfather is taking some strain since he went for the chemo drip again last Thursday, but he’s starting to improve again which is great. It usually only gets better from here.

Bit of This and That

I receive this gift from The Original Gunslinger (and his lady sai I’m sure), for my chap (the baby) today:

Isn’t it cute?! It’s blue, but Eeyore has a pink rose in his mouth so I’m sure it could go either way 🙂

I’m back at work and as practically as soon as I walked in here I started feeling nauseous again. I’m starting to wonder if my body just doesn’t like being at work. I think it’s QUITE possible.

The house is pretty much sorted out. Just one room is still in chaos, but I’ll sort that out soon.

I can’t wait to get Amber out of the house…the litterbox (more specifically the smell of the litterbox) is driving me to vomit! I think we’ll try and get her out today…or at least put the litterbox on the balcony.

We had our first braai (bbq) at our new place last night. It was cosy and really nice. I’m starting to <3 my new home!

Murder By Hormones

Rudi is really lucky that he was not standing at the top of the stairs last night. I would have pushed him. Where do I start?

Before Rudi left for darts last night (he plays in a league) Amber brought me a gift. A gift in the form of a bleeding little field mouse. She promptly dropped it on the bed and continued to chase the poor thing around. Once I realized she was really chasing something I jumped up screaming. Rudi rescued the poor thing, much to Amber’s dismay.

I was feeling really sick last night and took new bedding out with every intention of putting it on the bed, but I never really felt up to it. I noticed that the housekeeper had removed the bucket I keep next to the bed for emergencies and send Rudi an SMS to please bring the bucket up when he got home. The bucket was in the garage and I had already showered and gotten into my PJ’s when I made the discovery.

I managed to doze off at about 21:30 and was thoroughly enjoying my sleep. Rudi came ambling in at almost 23:00 (which is normal). He came up the stairs – a bit merry – and woke me up to ask me where the bucket was. I mumbled that it was in the garage and proceeded to try and sleep. He then woke me up again to ask me ‘What’s this on the bed?’ – referring to the bedding I had taken out and not put on the bed. The light was on and he was perfectly capable of seeing what was on the bed. When I didn’t answer him he repeated the question. Enraged I got up since I had realized that I needed to pee at this point.

He then HOPPED into bed. My stomach was aching and I was feeling really ill. It felt like he was jumping up and down on the bed next to me. I voiced my dismay – at which point he was fed up with my bitching and finally he let me go to sleep. He also left the bucket downstairs. I don’t know why he bothered getting it.

At that very moment I really would have seriously injured him had I not felt incapacitated myself.

Co-incidentally I had to get up at 3:30 again to pee. Pregnant women are supposed to start urinating more frequently around 5 weeks, but I have been getting away with it. I think it has begun.

Peeing and Puking. That’s me from now on I guess.

Amber’s Mouse

Last night/this morning I was minding my own business, having a good sleep when Rudi became restless and started scolding Amber.

I thought a swift kick or two would keep him quiet, but he persisted in wriggling around and swearing at the cat. Eventually he grew tired of this and got up, shoo-ed the cat, opened the balcony door…it was at this juncture that I opened my eyes and saw the silouhette of a mouse dangling by it’s tail from Rudi’s fingers. He unceremoniously tossed the poor thing off the balcony. Cruel as it may seem, this may have been safer for the little thing as there is poisonous powder on the balcony which may have killed it, if Amber hadn’t done so already.

In my sleepy state I turned around, grateful to have his warm body back in the bed and went back to sleep. At some point this morning I started thinking about what had happened and asked Rudi whether the mouse was actually in the bed with us…apparently it was.

*shudder*

Some days I don’t know whether to pet her or to throttle her…

P.S. Blogger is working on my (.)(.) – It won’t upload images. Balls.

Photo Monday

The weekend was pretty boring, except for the fact that one of our neighbours smashed up his car on Saturday night. It looks pretty bad. At least R5 000 damage. I think more. He’s probably going to get quotes today because it’s his work car (he has his own business) and he’s going to need it pretty soon.

Speaking of cars, the other neighbour now says he’s lost the photos of the burning car, but I have a picture of the burnt car:

It is lying on it’s roof because they flipped it over to get it out of the road. It’s now standing the right way up again, I think someone decided to strip what was left of the engine.


I bought the cutest Levi’s shoes this weekend…I’ve also bought a black pair with the same kind of embroidery with little bits of red in. They were well priced and I’ve been getting lots of compliments on them. I <3>
Amber taking a bath. It’s amazing how she can contort. She almost looks broken in this photo.

The jasmine bush is in full bloom. It’s awesome! As you walk out of the front door you can smell the jasmine…the flowers don’t last very long, but they seem to be budding in stages. I’m so proud of this plant!



This photo was taken when Rudi and I went to visit Boogaloo and Voldemort. This is their dog Macy.

Otherwise the weekend was boring. I went to help the choir out on Saturday at a wedding. There were barely any choir members there. I felt so bad. When I got married quite a number of choir members came to sing for us. I called my grandmother at 14:15 to ask her to please come and help out. The wedding was meant to start at 14:30. The bride only showed up at 15:30. It caused quite a commotion as time wore on. I felt quite sorry for her as there may have been a perfectly good explanation for her late coming, but this could not be communicated to the guests who just made their own assumptions. At some point someone sitting behind me said “I think the hairdresser cut off too much hair and they are waiting for it to grow back”.

Other than that nothing exciting happened the weekend. I’m still on a mission to eat healthier and I’m definitely doing better than I did before. I know that there are some areas I can still improve on, but nobody is perfect.

I’ve also made a decision not to step on the scale. I don’t want losing weight to be the main focus of what I am doing. I want the focus to be my health and losing weight will just be an added bonus.

I’ve got to get cracking at work.

P.S. I’m not sure why, but when posting images from flickr the image quality degrades. The pictures look fine on flickr, but look pixelated when posted on blogger. Anyone know how to circumvent this?

Photos as promised

Voldemort and Boogaloo forgot to bring their camera, despite the reminders I gave them. I did, however, manage to snap a few pics with my crappy phone.

Rudi and Trevlyn

A sparkler in his food as promised! The waiters sang for him too!

Amber has found a new spot on the stairs that she likes to occupy.

Peter and I…Don’t we look fabulous?

She’s just loving this step. I can’t explain it.

I hope you like th pictures 🙂

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