Wednesday, 29 August 2007

Sports photos

Well,the hockey photos didnt turn out too bad, so some of them are further on here. I am surprised because normally I am not too good with action pics. Had a bad few days at work, once again I was the only sister and I am getting a bit fed up with it. Not only that, but I am supposed to do student assessments, audits and hygiene audit, as well as the work of 2 people. How they expect me to do all that I dont know. Anyway, enough of the moaning.

Once again the Alpha course last night was great. I am really enjoying it, and getting so much out of it. Only 2 weeks to go until our camp. I am looking forward to it, but a bit nervous. Not sure why.

I went to gym this morning, stayed there and had coffee afterwards, after that I went to the mall, and then ran into Shirley, so had a coke with her! Now going to try and make a card, and then got to go and fetch B and take her to the doctors for a rash she has. Anyway, here are some pics.

Sunday, 26 August 2007

Supposed to be a crafty day

Finally got down to do some cards, but only managed to do 1, which is drying at the moment, I guess one is better than nothing. Did also help Brenda with some beading, which she seemed quite keen on, and managed very nicely. I will try and post my card tomorrow. The hockey tournament was good too yesterday, although the weather was miserable. Brendas team played quite well, although in one game she let 2 goals through in the first 5 minutes. Fortunately she seemed to wake up after that! They all enjoyed it though. I took some pics, but havent had a chance to download them and not sure how they will turn out, since I am not good at action shots. I did go to churchthis morning, which was good since it was my first time going since I started the Alpha course. Got work tomorrow, and not looking forward to it. I have a couple of assessments to do with the students, so I hope we have babies for that. I always find it a bit stressful to do these assessments as some of them are a bit dense, and I am petrified that one of them will drop the baby. Fortunately no one has yet, I guess I should give them more credit!

Friday, 24 August 2007


Phoned the AA today, and got the car sorted out, the fuse has gone, so he temporarily fixed it, and I have to get a new fuse, but at least it is going now. After that I went to the crescent and then Sharon came around this afternoon and had coffee with me. It was good to see her again. Brenda went to Taylin's this afternoon, and I fetched her from Seekers at 7pm. Gill is in the berg and sent me 2 pics of the snow, so I was quite jealous! Brenda would have loved that. Sharon was talking about maybe going away in October for a weekend, as it is her 40th birthday, so that should be fun, if I can get the money together. The story of my life!

Thursday, 23 August 2007

My poor car

Had a disaster with my car yesterday! I forgot to turn the lights off in the morning when I parked it. Unfortunately the security guard never informed me, and neither did the person who sat with me at lunch and knew that my lights were on! Anyway, when I got to it in the evening it wouldnt start. I didnt have my phone with me, so I had to walk all the way back to the hospital and phone Dad. When he came he tried to jump start it, with no success, so he left it there, and then brought the battery home this morning to charge it. However, when he took moms battery up there, to try and bring the car home, it still wont start. So tomorrow I will have to try and get the AA in to fix it. I hope that it is okay, and doesnt cost me too much! In the meantime it is parked in the work car park, so at least I know it is fairly safe.
Had a busy day at work today, but at least it is over, and I am off for the weekend. I may work OT on Saturday night, but not sure about that. I am supposed to be meeting up with Sharon tomorrow night, but not sure about that if my car is not going. I guess it will save me some money. Got to go to church on Sunday too, as I havent been for a few weeks. brenda has a hockey tournament at school on Saturday too, so it could end up being a busy weekend.

Monday, 20 August 2007

Fantasy dream job

Something else I got from another site, what is your fantasy dream job? Well, mine is something that I always wanted to do when I was growing up. From the time I was 7 I wanted to be an archaelogist. I always wanted to learn about what had happened in the past, the more ancient the better. I was given an encyclopaedia of the bible, and used to spend hours pouring over the pictures and stories of what life was like in those days. I was fascinated by ancient Egypt, and mummies. There is a mummy in Durban Museum and that used to be my favourite part of the museum (still is, in fact) History was always my favourite subject at school. I used to fantasize about being out in the desert somewhere digging up ancient treasures. I was also fascinated by the story of Pompey, and used to love looking at my mums photos of when she visited. I am not sure what made me turn away from it, and go into nursing instead. Well, I know why I chose nursing but not what made me turn away from archaeology. Knowing what I know now I would definitely go for it. I am not unhappy with the way that my life turned out, and especially the fact that if I hadnt gone nursing I would have missed out on some wonderful friends, and most especially would probably never have had Brenda! I wouldnt miss out on her for the world. But, there is a part of me that will always wish that I had followed my dreams! As for whether I would take it up now, I would love to, but for now I dont think it would be practical. Brenda would have to give up school and go to work, lol, if I did that. Who knows, maybe I will win the lottery and start travelling all the digs in the world.............

Thursday, 16 August 2007


I finally managed to complete another layout yesterday. I wanted to do one of Brenda in the rainbow group, but couldnt find the photos so I ended up printing one done on Sunday and using that. Then I made a big mistake and so had to add another 2 pics to cover it up! So, I am not really sure if I like it or not. Anyway, here it is. Otherwise I havent really done anything for the last 2 days. Wrote a couple of letters yesterday and read a bit. Brenda has a safari day at school tomorrow, and has to dress up as an animal! I am still not sure what I am going to do about that. I have been more worried about finding her tent which I eventually found up in the attic in a box. It really stinks, so is outside now being aired out. I just hope after this that the two girls who are supposed to bring the snacks do!I asked Brenda why she didnt just volunteer to bring snacks, she said they got in first and told her she had to bring the tent!
Tonight is my bookclub, and I am going to try and go to aquarobics first. Not really feeling too well though, as I woke up with a sore throat this morning, so I will have to see how I am feeling.

Tuesday, 14 August 2007

New challenge

Went to the Alpha course last night, and the talk was on reading your bible. Anyway, I got to thinking. How come I can read other books all day, and yet I battle to spend time reading my bible! So, if I can undertake to read the 101 books list, I can also undertake to read the bible. So, starting from the New Testament I plan to read through the Bible. I started off last night.

Otherwise, had another 2 very bad days at work, so plan on just relaxing for the next 2 days.

Sunday, 12 August 2007

101 books to read before I die

Hopefully it wont be soon, but I have decided to start reading the 101 books to read before I die list from Exclusive Books. I have already read 27 of them, so will start with the others. I think I am more interested in doing that then watching the movies, lol. So we will have to see how I go.

Worked last night, and my finger was really sore. Colin gave me a script for some antibiotics, which I have started today, hopefully it starts to improve soon. Went to the rustic market for lunch today, otherwise done nothing today, and just planning on rleaxing for the rest of the day.

Friday, 10 August 2007

Hobby X

You know what it is like when you look forward to something for so long, and then it isnt as good as you thought it would be? Well, that is what today was like. First of all, just as we were getting ready to leave, Leo and Dudley had a huge fight, and it took mom, dad and me to seperate them! So we are all in the wars. The 2 dogs are fine, but dad was cut on his hand and lip. I have a huge bruise inside my arm, and cuts on my fingers. Mom has hurt her knee and wrist, and Brenda has scratches on her hand! So that was not a good start! The show itself was also a bit disapointing. They didnt have nearly as many scrapbooking and papercraft stores as usual. I did get a few bargains, but didnt get my H20's that I wanted. Anyway, I did get some lovely paper flowers, and brads, so that was good, as well as a nice punch. Will have a try with it all tomorrow.

Am I sad or what?

I saw this on another blog:
It’s been said that allegedly if you’ve seen over 85 movies you have no life. Mark the ones you’ve seen. There are 239 films on this list. Copy this list, go to your own blog, paste it in and put x’s by the ones that you have seen. Add them up........if you're reading this, consider yourself tagged! I've highlighted in red all the ones I've seen!

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Pirates of the Caribbean
Pirates of the Caribbean 2:
Dead Man’s Chest
Boondock Saints
Fight Club
Starsky and Hutch
Neverending Story
Blazing Saddles
The Princess Bride
Napoleon Dynamite
Saw II
White Noise
White Oleander
Anger Management
50 First Dates
The Princess Diaries
The Princess Diaries 2:
Royal Engagement
Scream 2
Scream 3
Scary Movie
Scary Movie 2
Scary Movie 3
Scary Movie 4
American Pie
American Pie 2
American Wedding
American Pie Band Camp
Harry Potter 1
Harry Potter 2
Harry Potter 3
Harry Potter 4
Resident Evil 1
Resident Evil 2
The Wedding Singer
Little Black Book
The Village
Lilo & Stitch
Finding Nemo
Finding Neverland
The Grinch
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
White Chicks
Butterfly Effect
13 Going on 30
I, Robot
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
Universal Soldier
Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
Along Came Polly
Deep Impact
Never Been Kissed
Meet The Parents
Meet the Fockers
Eight Crazy Nights
Joe Dirt
King Kong
A Cinderella Story
The Terminal
The Lizzie McGuire Movie
Passport to Paris
Dumb & Dumber
Dumber & Dumberer
Final Destination
Final Destination 2
Final Destination 3
The Ring
The Ring 2
Surviving Christmas
Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
Practical Magic
Ghost Ship
From Hell
Secret Window
I Am Sam
The Whole Nine Yards
The Whole Ten Yards
The Day After Tomorrow
Child’s Play
Seed of Chucky
Bride of Chucky
Ten Things I Hate About You
Just Married
Nightmare on Elm Street
Sixteen Candles
Remember the Titans
Coach Carter
The Grudge
The Grudge 2
The Mask
Son Of The Mask
Bad Boys
Bad Boys 2
Joy Ride
Lucky Number Seven
Ocean’s Eleven
Ocean’s Twelve
Bourne Identity
Bourne Supremecy
Lone Star
Predator I
Predator II
The Fog
Ice Age
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
Curious George
Independence Day
A Bronx Tale
Darkness Falls
Children of the Corn
My Bosses Daughter
Maid in Manhattan
War of the WorldS
Rush Hour
Rush Hour 2
Best Bet
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
She’s All That
Calendar Girls
Mars Attacks
Event Horizon
Ever After
Wizard of Oz
Forrest Gump
Big Trouble in Little China
The Terminator
The Terminator 2
The Terminator 3
Spider-Man 2
Sky High
Jeepers Creepers
Jeepers Creepers 2
Catch Me If You Can
The Little Mermaid
Freaky Friday
Reign of Fire
The Skulls
Cruel Intentions
Cruel Intentions 2
The Hot Chick
Shrek 2
Miracle on 34th street
Old School
The Notebook
Krippendorf’s Tribe
A Walk to Remember
Ice Castles
The 40-year-old Virgin
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Lord of the Rings: Return Of the King
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Waiting for Guffman
House of 1000 Corpses
Devils Rejects
Mothman Prophecies
American History X
The Jacket
Kung Fu Hustle
Shaolin Soccer
Night Watch
Monsters Inc
Titanic (must be the only person not to have seen this)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Shaun Of the Dead
High Tension
Club Dread
Dawn Of the Dead
Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
28 days later
Kill Bill Vol. 1
Kill Bill Vol. 2
Mortal Kombat
Wolf Creek
Kingdom of Heaven
The Hills Have Eyes
I Spit on Your Grave
The Last House on the Left
Army of Darkness
Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace
Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones
Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope
Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi
Ewoks: Caravan Of Courage
Ewoks: The Battle For Endor
The Matrix
The Matrix: Reloaded
The Matrix: Revolutions
Evil Dead
Evil Dead 2
Team America: World Police
Red Dragon
Silence of the Lambs

I have only seen 48, so officially that means I am not sad, however in my case it should be how many have you heard of, lol. Havent even heard of most of those movies, so that does make me sad. Guess you cant win!

Thursday, 9 August 2007

Passed the course

I am so glad that I managed to pass the course! So that is over for 2 years. We got a certificate and a card and everything! I am quite proud of myself. Work today was okay, and now I am off for the weekend. May be doing overtime on Saturday night though. I hope to go to gym on saturday morning. And do some scrapping. Otherwise got no plans, so hope to relax.

Tuesday, 7 August 2007

First day

Of the course is over. Fortunately for me I managed to pass the test. Of the 8 of us on the course only 5 passed, so I am quite pleased about that. Today we did a lot of practising different scenarios, and tomorrow we are going to do our evaluations. I am quite worried about that. BUt at least having passed the test, I dont have to worry about rewriting. Went to the third session of the Alpha course tonight too. It is really an amazing course, and I am enjoying it so much. Otherwise, it is just 3 more sleeps to Hobby X!

Sunday, 5 August 2007

Only one day

left until I do the course. I am going to spend the whole of today studying for it, or I hope to anyway. I found out that Michelle is not running the course but is taking it with us, which is quite a blow. Anyway, I hope to be ready by then. Was going to go to gym with Shirley and Andrea, but now Andrea cant come and Shirley doesnt actually belong, so I will go to the Aqua class this afternoon. Havent been too bad with the diet this weekend, apart from Friday where I hardly ate anything!

Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Three days..........

Of Hell are over, thank goodness. I cant believe that we can have 2 such impossible days. Betweeen, the staff, the mums and management, I am not sure how I managed to survive! At least it is over now, but now I have to get down to some serious studying. Brenda came up to the hospital today and had her cast removed. I am glad it is finally over, but the arm is a bit weak, and she is battling to write. I hope it improves soon as she has a project to do this weekend.
I got an email today from Alison at Scrapbook Junction to say that they are closing down in August. I am quite sad as that is my favourite shop, and she is such a lovely person and so friendly. She is having a 35% off sale for the rest of the month, so I hope to get there sometime and try and get some bargains.