Friday, 28 December 2007

Favourite Foto Friday #12

This is Brenda at the gingerbread house on Christmas Day. We usually take a picture of her inside, but this year I told her she would be too big. But she was determined to fit in and she did! Dont think she will next year though!

Thursday, 27 December 2007


Cant believe that Christmas has come and gone. We had a lovely time, apart from a bit of a fight with my sister on Christmas Day and a lot of hurtful things were said. Anyway, she has now gone back to Johburg, and hopefully will cool off up there! Christmas Eve we went to a Christmas Party at Ravella's folks house, which was great. Lots of people, good food, wine and friendship. The kids all had a ball. It was lovely too for brenda to experience that as she doesnt get to do it often being an only child. Christmas Day Brenda woke me up at 4:50am, so after getting to bed at midnight, I was exhausted. But I guess all the excitement and fun carries you through, although I did have a nap in the afternoon. We went out to lunch as usual, and had a good time. It always makes me feel sad the next day as you have such a build up to Christmas and then it is over in 1 day! Yesterday Brenda and I went shopping, and then I worked last night. TOday Brenda is swimming across the road, so we are just relaxing here, although I do have to pop out in a bit to get some stuff.

Friday, 21 December 2007

Favourite Foto Friday no 11

This is the first photo I have taken with my new digital camera, so it has to be my favourite. Can't wait to be off, so I can practice and play with it!
I cant believe that it is a whole week since I have updated this site. Just been really busy, with work and Christmas Shopping. Basically I think I am done, now it is on to the wrapping! Just got to get something for Brenda to give to Dayle and then I am done. Am working the whole weekend and then next week am only working Wednesday night, so at least I am basically off the whole week, which is the first time in quite a few years, so I am quite excited. Hoping to take Brenda to see Aladdin at the Playhouse, just got to work out when!

Friday, 14 December 2007

Favourite Foto Friday no11

This is a photo of Brenda taken today at Gateway. I think it is so special because I am sure this will be one of the last years that she really believes in Father Christmas. She is already starting to question how it is possible but still believes. I really don't want her to lose her innocence and naievity, but know that it is inevitable. But for now, I am just trying to enjoy the last few years of it!

Very disorganised once again

Once again I am really disorganised at this time of year. Oh for the years when Brenda was little when I had everything organised before the end of November! Now I am always doing things at the last moment. I still havent even sent all my Christmas Cards yet. Had a really busy week this week. Went to dinner with Kirsten after work on Tuesday. Then on Wednesday night went to our homegroup dinner which was really nice. The kids were all jumping off the roof into the swimming pool, which caused me to have a few heart attacks, but fortunately they all survived it. Wednesday I worked in NICU for the day, which was a lovely change from Paeds. Nice and quiet and peaceful.
Today we went to Gateway with Gill, her aunt and uncle, cousin Nicola, Megan, Jonathan and Nicolas 2 kids, so it was a bit chaotic, but lots of fun. Brenda had her photo taken with Father Christmas, and then we came home. Tried Carols by Candlelight tonight, but once again it was raining, so went out to supper instead. NOw I am feeling quite exhausted and plan an early night!

Monday, 10 December 2007

Twelve days of Christmas

For the twelve days of Christmas, your true love will send you:

Twelve babies drumming
Eleven christmas trees a-twinkling
Ten elves a-leaping
Nine ladies knitting
Eight alpacas a-milking
Seven gingerbread men a-crumbling
Six puppies a-barking
Five golden bowls of chicken noodle soup
Four calling telemarketers
Three French chefs bearing escargot
Two stale fruit cakes
And a crazy homeless person in an apple tree

Busy, Busy, Busy

This is turning into quite a busy couple of weeks, and I still havent got any further with my Christmas Shopping. Worked all weekend, and had the ward christmas party on Saturday night. We discharged a lot of patients, so spent a quiet weekend there. Hope it continues. Today I did a page in my journal, then we went and took all the dogs for their rabies injections.With all our dogs and their hate of each other, that is quite a procedure as they had to be taken in different cars, and kept seperate from each other. Brenda and I then went out to lunch, and then went to Aquarobics in teh evening. Tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday I am working, going out for supper tomorrow night, and then Wednesday night have a braai. Friday night will go to Carols by Candlelight, and then working OT on Saturday night. So have a really full week coming up! Hope I get through it without going mad.

Friday, 7 December 2007

Favourite Foto Friday no 10

This weeks photo is also from Brendas trip to Mauritius in April. Been really busy this week between work and Christmas shopping and not had a chance to upload any new ones. Had a great birthday yesterday, although it rained for most of the day. Went out to breakfast and out to lunch, and then went to the Carols by Candlelight at St. Thomas's church in the evening, which was lovely. Got our ward christmas party tomorrow night. We were supposed to go to Spur, but now going to Dros instead. I just hope we manage to get off early!

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

First day off

Today is my first day off in the school holidays, and I have so many things to do. Not having much luck in actually getting going either, as Brenda is now actually making scrambled eggs! So who knows when we will get started! Had a really busy 2 days at work as well, so really dont want to be running around all day either. Done day 1 and 2 of the journal, and am halfway through day 3, still got day 4 to do though. Hoped to do it quicklyin the evenings, but was so tired on Monday night, and then last night Brenda and I went to Gateway, so never did it. Will have to try and be more organised from now on.

Saturday, 1 December 2007

Christmas Journal Day 1-not done

Unfortunately didnt get to do mine today, but going in a minute to see if I can get something started. Will definitely finish it tomorrow though.Had a really busy day at work, as well as a resusc, so not really feeling like doing anything now.
Hospital party last night was quite good, there were a fair amount of people there. Most people did dress up in some way. The food was lovely, the music was good, and everyone had a good time. I am glad that I went after all. Now just got to get through next weeks one and then all the parties are over. Still got to do all my Christmas Shopping though. Did get some good news about our increase at work, but not going to hold my breath!