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Time Off and Time Wasted

I’ve taken the day off work tomorrow.  I worked the weekend and work has been really heavy. We work both days of the weekend, which mean you work 12 consecutive day when you work a weekend and that happens every 3 weeks. So you have 2 out of every 3 weekends off.  Because the work load has been extra heavy, instead of leaving work at about 11:30 on a weekend, we ended up working till after 2 both days. It doesn’t sound like much longer, but that is almost a full day. 12 full working days in a row are killer. I’m so exhausted. So, I decided to take the day off. Luckily nobody in my team is off so it was possible. This decision was hastily made when Rudi informed me he may be playing darts all day on Sunday and I realized that there was no rest in store for me.


I’m also feeling a little sick. I’ve been getting sick in a weird way this winter. Instead of getting the snots with a cough/sneezing, etc, I’ve been getting headaches, earaches and dizzy spells. Today I had a bit of nausea too. I’m not sure which I prefer. At least I can kill the pain with Panado, but the snots are very difficult to manage and nobody likes a raw nose. The dizzy feeling is really strange to me. I used to get it a lot when I was pregnant with PrincessIce, but I put it down to hormones and I also used to get it when getting up too fast, etc. This morning I was laying down on my bed feeding PrincessIce when I felt dizzy. No movement, no reason. Someone suggested it might be a middle ear infection. Luckily the pain isn’t too bad. I’ve had this before this year and didn’t require a doctor to sort it out, so hopefully it will keep on like this and just go away. I have just recovered from having a sore throat for about 10 days so I’m really bummed that I’m not well.


My last mani is still in pretty good condition, so doing my nails tomorrow might be senseless, but doing my nails in peace without being bothered might be nice. Also, I got a stamping kit that I’d really like to play around with. I might just mess around with it and not redo my mani. I’ll see how I feel! My weekend mani usually starts falling apart around Wednesday anyway, so might be worth a redo. On Saturday I’m going to Maskscara to go and acquire some more China Glazes! Be still my heart! I’ll also be getting the holy grail of top coats – Seche Vite! Enough rambling about manis, if you’re not into it then I’m probably speaking a load of Greek to you now.


Last month I burned through 3 GB of data on my phone. Yes, 3 GIGABYTES of data. ON MY PHONE. Holy crap balls. So when I saw Afrihost was launching a mobile offering of 5 GB (2 GB per month with 3 GB free till February) for R145.00 with a MiFi device for R1000.00 I thought it might be a good investment. Stupidly I didn’t try and pre-order to qualify for a free MiFi device, so they were sold out of free devices when I finally made up my mind and put in my order, but I did get R200.00 off my device at least. I placed my order on the 4th of September (Tuesday). They sent an e-mail saying once the money is debited from my bank account it can still take the bank up to 5 days to pay them the money and my order will only be sent once the money is paid to them, but then they only took the debit order on Saturday! So I’m still waiting. I’m starting to get so impatient. I’m so excited to have my very own WiFi at home (neighbour’s WiFi hasn’t been working for months now). I’ve even started having dreams about it! The data doesn’t roll over to the next month, so every day I wait for it is another day I can’t utilize my data. I also could of spent all day tomorrow watching nail art videos if it struck my fancy. *sigh*. HURRY UP DAMNIT!