Sunday, 30 September 2007

Back to work

First day back after 2 weeks off wasnt too bad. Even the stock take was relatively pain free! Am expecting an explosion as I left a note for Debbie telling her I am going to one of the other wards for orientation for overtime on Tuesday. I told her that I wanted to do it, but she said she thought the ward would pick up, unfortunately I cant wait around for that. Obviously I would prefer to do my OT on the ward but need to do some so will have to go elsewhere if I cant do it there. Got nothing else planned for the next couple of days, so will just try and do more christmas cards.

Friday, 28 September 2007

Favourite Foto Friday

This is a picture of Brenda and my parents in our garden. On UKS there was a challenge to have a tea party. When Brenda saw that she decided that she wanted us to do one for my dad whose birthday is next month. Apart from buying the food I had very little input. She laid the table, set it all up, made my dad a card and the crown, and even set a trail of clues through the house for them to find us! My dad loved it, but dont know whether he would love his photo being posted on the internet in a cardboard crown he he!

Otherwise nothing has really happened here this week. Brenda came back yesterday and seems to have had a lovely time, and as usual been really spoiled. I am back to work again on Sunday, but at least the weather has improved for my last couple of days off! The other good thing that happened was that I won free tickets for 4 people for the Sharks Board show, so will be going within the next week hopefully!

Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Monday, 24 September 2007

National Braai Day!

As my dad said, God has a funny sense of humour! Today is officially Heritage Day, here in South Africa, and unofficially National Braai Day. Of course, it has been overcast and miserable all morning, and raining since lunchtime! So no sitting around the fire for us Durbanites. We did have a braai, but Dad did the cooking under the entrance to the front door! At least we tried. Not sure how many other people did.
Did a double layout yesterday and a single one today. This must be quite a record, have never done 2 in 2 days before! Also made 1 Christmas Card, but going to get on with them tomorrow I hope. Brenda seems to be having a good time, and was going off to the movies last I spoke to her.

Friday, 21 September 2007

Break up day!

Today Brendas school broke up for the October holidays. They are off now until 1 September. (a bit earlier this year) She flew up to Johannesburg this afternoon to spend a week with Dayle, comes back next Friday. I, unfortunately took the week off to spend with her, and now she wont be here. I guess it gives me some time to myself. But I will miss her. I cant believe that she only has one term left at this school. Today was the last time she will officially wear her winter uniform, although they do wear it later at the Grade 3 Farewell. They grow up so quickly, it is scary.

Here is a pic of the layout I did yesterday. Hoping to do lots of crafting this weekend, although I am always saying that!

Favourite photos friday!

I saw this on another blog and decided to bring it over here. I hope I remember each week though! This photo is not from this week, but since I have already posted some of all the pics I took this week, here isone from two weeks ago. This is Brenda at the spring day they had at school. They had to wear civvies and do something crazy with their hair. I was amazed at how the red hair made her eyes so blue!

Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Market Day

Market Day went off quite well today. After a frantic couple of days trying to prepare everything for it, I was very worried about the snowglobes, as they didnt seem so good. But they were sold out within the first 10 minutes! One broke, but we bought it home and fixed it, cos a little girl wanted to buy it anyway.

Brenda seemed to have a lovely time. Unfortunately it was a bit windy. The pics are a bit dark, but I am battling to change them so will just leave them like that.

This afternoon I did a layout for the UKS weekly challenge. Tried to take a pic, but it is a bit dark, so will have to do it again in the daylight. Got a day overtime tomorrow, so not looking forward to it, but it is Dr. Wesley's last day, so I feel I cant really cancel it! Brenda is going to Johburg on Friday and will be there for a week. It seems a bit of a waste since I have taken leave to spend the holidays with her, and now she wont be there. At least I will get some time to relax and be able to go out for coffee etc with friends. Got to go to gym too!

Sunday, 16 September 2007


Just noticed, the previous post was supposed to have a link to the website, and a pic, but somehow I missed that out, no idea where the website is now!
Had a great weekend at the Alpha Camp, it was really a good experience. I was quite worried about what it would be like, but it was much better than I thought it would be. Went to church this evening too, so I am getting quite good. I am off now for 2 weeks so going to get some time to relax. Still making snowglobes etc for the market day, but that will be over by Wednesday, and I can just chill!

Thursday, 13 September 2007

Anne Elliot

:: A N N E ::
You are Anne Elliot of Persuasion! Let's face it, you're easily persuaded, especially when faced with choices that are or aren't 'the Elliot way.' But this doesn't mean that you don't have conviction. Actually, your sense of duty is overwhelming. And though you won't stick your neck out too often, you have learned to speak up when it counts. To boot, you know how to handle sticky situations. You love deeply and constantly.

Wednesday, 12 September 2007


Not much has been happening here, so have not been in to update. Worked MOnday and Tuesday. Today went shopping with mom looking for stuff for the snow globes, but couldnt find anything. Going to go to a cake decorating place tomorrow. Now Brenda tells me they are only going to do 2 things, so she wont be doing the other bits that she was going to do. A bit of a relief I must say, I just hope the cards sell, otherwise we will have them here for ages, lol. Tomorrow they are singing at the Botanic Gardens, so going to go and watch that, and then have book club in the evening.

Saturday, 8 September 2007

Think I may have been mad

To agree to work two nights for Busi this weekend. Now it means I have no weekend off, and how I am going to manage to keep working until Tuesday I really dont know. At least the ward was quiet last night, so that is something. Anyway, at least after Tuesday, I am only working on Friday and then I have 2 weeks off so I will be able to recover. Brenda has Market Dayon 19th September at school, so she is trying to get some stuff made, although there seems to be mainly arguing between her and her partner as to what they are doing. She has gone off to Robyn's house now with some cards, and they are going to make cards, so not sure how that will turn out. It is so difficult, cos you want them to do well, but then you also dont want to take over, and some of the things she comew up with I just cringe inside, lol. Oh well, there is still a week or 2 to go.

Tuesday, 4 September 2007

First challenge layout

Here is my first layout for a challenge on UKS. The challenge was a book title, something sparkly, something new, and lilac, pink or purple. So I managed to get the full 30 pts. This is the first time I have used black and white photos and I am quite pleased with how it turned out. I will definitely be using them more often. I have never really liked black and white pics, but it was so much easier to find papers etc to go with it. I do still prefer colour pics though, as I think they are more expressive. I also tried to keep it very simple.
Otherwise not done much the last 2 days, just relaxed mainly yesterday. I did go to Aquarobics last night. The Monday night class seems to be quite tough and I was exhausted by the end of it, I suppose that is a good thing though. Not lookinf forward to the next few days as I am sure the ward is busy as ever. I am working Wednesday and Thursday and then probably Friday and Saturday night for Busi, so will be really busy over the next couple of days.

Saturday, 1 September 2007

Joined a team

On UKS, now that should inspire me to get some scrapping done. I just hope that I can keep up with all the challenges! I am not always the fastest scrapper!
Brenda has gone off with Angelique. They went to Rugby this afternoon, and have now gone to Spur and is spending the night there. I am sure she is enjoying herself. She also went cycling again yesterday and to Seekers in the evening, so she has had a busy weekend so far. Of course, that means she hasnt done any homework, kumon etc!
I have had a busy weekend at work, and am thinking of looking for a new job for next year. I just cannot imagine myself working like this for very much longer, and I dont see it getting any better! But that is something to think about anyway, got no firm plans at this stage. Just trying to get through this weekend!