Sunday, 27 May 2007


It is official, my daughter is much more of a jetsetter than me. Not a month after flying to Mauritius with Dayle, she has once again gone to Johannesburg to stay with Dayle for the weekend. She had a lovely time, but was very upset that there was no snow! She got back this evening. Dayle is apparently not going to Australia now until April, so at least she has more time to prepare.
Had a busy day at work, but today was nice and quiet. Hope the week is going to be all right. I am supposed to be working overtime tomorrow night, but dont know if they will need me cos the ward is so quiet. In some ways I hope not. Otherwise, planing on gym tomorrow, meeting up with Sharon, and got dinner with Ilse on Tuesday night. So going to be quite busy over the next few days!

Thursday, 24 May 2007

First game

Brenda played her first netball games today. It was at Umhlanga College against 4 other teams. It was the first time that she had played an away game in any sport. They played so nicely and really worked so well together as a team. They won all their games too. I also went to the school today to talk about the remedial assessment. She is going to start remedial therapy, hopefully it is not going to be for too long. I also went and gave my talk on la lucia junior primary when I was there. It went off better than I expected, I was quite nervous, but once I got going it was fine. It is payday tomorrow, I am so happy as I am very broke this month.

Sunday, 20 May 2007

Back at work!

Have been back at work now for 5 days. Had a busy few days, with lots of drama, nothing changes I guess. Brenda had a good few days at school. On Wednesday they went to Gateway to sing in some science celebrations, and then on THurdsday they had a school netball tournament. Her team won all their games. On Friday it was gym, and then yesterday she went to Robyn's for the afternoon. We had a cultural day at work on Friday, and I ate far too much. Did go to gym yesterday morning, but not today. Was going to go tomorrrow morning, but may leave it for Tuesday. This week coming up is my long week, so got nothing planned.

Tuesday, 15 May 2007

My baby is growing up!

Brenda has her first crush! Well, it is not really a new crush, as it is Vincent from next door. SHe has always liked him. Today he came over with Kathy to get dad to sign some forms. Brenda was hiding in the kitchen, and wouldnt come out. She told mom: "I really like him, what does my hair look like!" Since then she has been all giggly and talking about him. It is quite sweet. but a bit scary all the same.!
My last day of leave is over. I went to gym this morning for aquarobics. Wow, that lady gave us a good workout, I will be surprised if I can walk tomorrow. I was exhausted when I was finished. Otherwise I didnt really do anything, just relaxed and mainly played on the computer and read a bit. Not looking forward tomorrow, especially as it is Wednesday, our busiest day. And I am working 3 days in a row too. Brenda is going with the school choir tomorrow to Gateway to sing and then Thursday they have a netball tournament, so she has got a busy week.

Monday, 14 May 2007

Last 2 days

Tomorrow is my last day of leave. It is quite sad that it is all over. I dont know if I am really feeling up to handle that hell hole, lol. At least I have rested though, that is one thing. Yesterday had a relaxing day, got up and went to church in the, then mom and I went to the hyper. After that we met dad and Brenda at the Rustic Market for lunch. Last night, Co started barking at 2:45 am and wouldnt stop. Dad eventually let both dogs inside, but I couldnt get back to sleep after that for about an hour. This morning, after dropping Brenda off at school, I came home and slept for 3 hours. The Grade 3s are going to sing at Gateway on Wednesday apparently, and Brenda is supposed to have a note for me to fill in, but it seems she has lost it. So I will have to go and speak to Mrs Wright tomorrow. Got no plans for tomorrow, just gym, and planing on relaxing for my last day off.

Saturday, 12 May 2007


Have had quite a relaxing couple of days. On Thursday morning, I just stayed at home, did some letters, etc. Then in the afternoon I went to gym, and the evening was bookclub. It is my turn to do the buying this month, so I have R400 to spend on books. Am looking forward to it! I also have to decide what restaurant to have it in next month though. That is not such an easy thing. Shirley suggested a place where Cloud 9 used to be in Umhlanga, but I am sure that will be quite busy. I may just make it at Sinatra's again, like we had the first one. Yesterday, I just went to gym with Brenda and then relaxed. This morning, I went to aquarobics, with GIll, and then this afternoon Brenda had a party at Gateway. They went to the movies and then to Mc. Donalds. I went shopping and got moms mothers day present, a bit late, I know. Otherwise, got nothing planned for tomorrow, hoping to be spoiled!

Wednesday, 9 May 2007

Library day!

This morning I went and helped in the library at the school. I was the only one there until about 10 o'clock, when about 6 people arrived. I was actually just about to leave, when the first lady arrived, but thought I had better stay for a bit, and ended up staying until 12:30! We actually managed to finish most of the covering, so not sure what they are going to do tomorrow, but I guess it will be fixing. What makes me laugh is that there are so many moms in the school and yet so few actually come and do anything. Of the ones that did come today, one had a little girl today, one came alone, and the other arrived with her parents! So out of 306 kids at the school really only 4 moms could help! Yesterday there were about 5 people, and on Monday there was 1! And yet, those other people will feel comfortable to complain about the school and what happens there. It is the same everywhere though, I remember at Entabeni creche, everyone was complaining about the creche, but when they had a meeting, only about 3 people came. This afternoon Brenda and I went to gym, then came home. I won my first item on Bid or Buy! I am so pleased, it is a little stamp which I got for R17, I am just waiting to hear what the shipping is going to be. Got no plans for tomorrow, just going to relax.

Tuesday, 8 May 2007

Second day

Have now had my second day of leave. It is sad to think that this time next week I will be going back to work. Not done much, just a bit of craft shopping, and lots of relaxing. I forgot about gym yesterday, I was supposed to meet Gill. But today I went, and swam with Gill. Tomorrow we will meet again and do gym. Have also been working in the school library covering books.

Sunday, 6 May 2007

Sunday School Picnic

Today was the Sunday School Picnic. It was postponed from the weekend that we had all those storms in March. Brenda and I went to church in the morning, and then went off to the picnic, mom and dad met us there. Unfortunately mom forgot to bring my camera, so I never got any photos. They had a big jumping castle with a foam machine, so the kids had a great time with that. I saw Manda Rissi, and Taylin which was good cos I havent seen them for ages. This afternoon I came home and slept again. Priscilla and I have decided to postpone the kids party for a couple of months, and have it a little later in the year. Not sure how it will work, but at least it takes the pressure off for now. This evening I made 3 cards for Nonhlanhla, not sure if I like the one, so I may make another.

Saturday, 5 May 2007

Breakfast with Sharon

This morning I went to breakfast with Sharon. We went up to Woolworths at Gateway, and then wondered around Gateway for a few hours. It was quite nice to see her again. Then I came home and crashed for the afternoon. I was really feeling terrible when I left Gateway, but am happy to say that I have been feeling better since I woke up, my throat is still feeling sore though. Tomorrow is the Sunday School picnic, then I need to get 3 cards made to deliver to work on monday.

Friday, 4 May 2007


I have done it, finally seen my first spiderman movie, even if it was no 3! Went to the function this evening. Brenda came with, and although I was scared she wouldnt enjoy it, she loved it. I thought she might have been a bit scared, but I should have known better. The nice thing was, I saw quite a few people that I know from Entabeni. Tracy Boetger and Karen Wheeler, Nan Boome, Nalini and Robin Chapman, as well as another girl whose name I cant remember. I know it will come to me sometime.
Otherwise, just had a quiet day, went to assembly in the morning, then came home and slept. This afternoon I took Brenda to Kumon, then we went to Priscilla's house to plan the party. We are going ahead with next Friday at the Spur, hopefully. Got to phone tomorrow and try and book. Tomorrow I am meeting Sharon in the morning for breakfast, then Sunday is the Sunday School picnic. So going to be quite a busy weekend. Also got to make 3 cards for an order.

Thursday, 3 May 2007


Finished work today and now I am on leave, I am so happy. It will be good to just relax and enjoy myself, doing what I want to. The only problem is, that I am a little broke, and Virgin has now taken out money for Brendas membership fees. I of course, hadnt budgeted for that, as I was waiting for them to contact me. At least I made some money from my cards though. I still have to make 3 cards and deliver them on Monday. Not got much planned for the weekend, just this thing tomorrow night, and then on Saturday I am meeting Sharon for breakfast. I woke up with a sore throat today, I hope that it stops there and doesnt turn into a cold. I have been taking Vitamen A to hopefully stop it in its tracks. Planning on going to Gym tomorrow, will have to go to Mount Edgecombe as our gym is closed.

Wednesday, 2 May 2007

So long

Wow, I cant believe it has been so long since I signed in here. The weekend was terrible at work. Sunday wasnt too bad, but Saturday was the worst ever. I worked Monday night, but that was quite a nice night, so cant really complain. On Monday Brenda and I had a relaxing day. I took her to the mall with me, and she gave me such a fright at the end. I left her to do the parking ticket and told her I would meet her at the CNA. She went to Edgars instead. I started searching for her, and couldnt find her anywhere. I got such a fright, I really thought she had been kidnapped. Anyway, fortunately she came down the escalator, and I found her at that point. I was so relieved. Then I went home and slept for a bit, since I had to work that night. I then got up and met Brenda at Gym. Tuesday I slept for a bit, and then got up, went to the Hyper with Brenda and then to gym after that. I also got up early for work this morning, and went to gym. I am quite impressed with myself, that is 5 times in 2 weeks! I am going to try and go at least every 2nd day while I am on leave.
Friday night we have been invited to a talk by Rocephin, and then there is a pre-screening of Spiderman 3. Initially I was told that it is not for kids, but the rep came today and said it is fine to bring children, so Brenda will be coming with me, she is very excited.
This afternoon it was her interview at Glenashley, I was so proud of her, she spoke so well and confidently, answered all the questions, and chatted nicely. It seems like she wants to go there next year, and she really seemed to like Mr. King. I of course, forgot my check book, so I couldnt pay the R200, they will think I am very bad before I even start there! Hope it doesnt go down on my record!