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Tuesday, 22 December 2009

I slipped up

I missed a day of the great blogging plan :( But in my defence I am sick...not man flu sick, but sick enough :p Unfortunately it wasn't only the blogging, I had coke today :-/ Yip caffeine is back in the system :( Oh well it is the season of good food and over indulgence, so this is semi ok...but I'll work hard to not have it happen again.


Sunday, 20 December 2009

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Sometimes I suck

So J is pretty sick, he has some weird gastro viral thing. Got meds they seem to be working, but his cough has gotten worse :( One of the meds he's on has him not allowed any alchohol so it ruled out most cough medicines. I had a sucky wife moment...because his parents are pharmacists, so all I needed to do was give them a call to find out what we could get him...and I didn't. Yip, I suck. I just can't talk to his parents - his dad has a temper that scares me and I'm convinced his mom hates me, so why would I speak to them? So he called and we went and got him the alchohol free stuff. Suppose it ended well, but one day there will be a day when I'll have to call them...gah

Friday, 18 December 2009

Thursday, 17 December 2009

2009: The year that was

This past year has rocked for so many reasons...and because this is my blog I get to say why :)

*I went on my first ever over-the-sea trip [it was also our first trip over-the-sea together] to Toronto, it rocked. It rocked because: we had tons of dim sum, went to like a million game stores, all within walking distance from a subway stop, we used safe and reliable public transport and even though the exchange rate was 8 to 1 we came back with 24 books! Yes, books are that much cheaper overseas.

*I went on my first visit to a game reserve and game drive [ again another first together one :)]. J won the trip at his Christmas party the year before.

*We got married. In a city far away from where we live - it was easier that way, it meant that we'd be the only people who had to do major travel, almost everyone else that was invited lived in the same city or a few hours away by car...this wasn't an issue because we picked a Saturday that was part of a long weekend.

*Managed to get a few photo's of us. This is a big deal because in the 5 years and a bit of dating we only had 2, yes 2, photo's of the two of us...and now we have more. And the boy promised that we could do a mini photo shoot, to get more, every year. Yay :)

*I got to quit my horrible job. It was so bad, that in the month before I left I worked 22 hours over time on a project and they never bothered to give me any compensation.

*Got to be part of the Nevermet Press team, thanks to whom I have: no empty spots on my cv and my first every publication billed as the associate editor. It's just sooo freaking cool.

*Meet some really cool people on the internets.

*Meet a really cool person in real life.

*Got reacquainted with some great old friends.

*Got to spend a month with one of my best friends before he left for the UK for a year. This one is a big deal, because for the past 2 and a bit years we'd been living in different parts of the country and didn't really get to see each other face to face often.

*I sent Christmas cards to 7 countries, 6 if you don't include SA. This one seems silly, but I love this time of year and sending cards rocks.

*J and I made a really exciting decision about where we're moving to next year, so bring on 2010. :)

Over all this year has been great, yes there've been some issues...but the good stuff far outweigh the bad.


2009: The year that wasn't

I have a lot to be grateful for, as overall 2009 was a pretty great year for me. But before I move onto the awesome stuff that happened...here's my thoughts on those things that didn't happen.

*I didn't get my drivers license. It shames me, that I'm almost 25 and I don't have my license, I can drive, but I won't go the illegal driver route...it's not something I could bring my self to do. I failed because I rolled, you know on the hill bit designed to test your clutch control, that's what sunk my test. Then my learner's expired and now I need to do it all again...but I will get my license. I will not be like my mother and some of my aunts, who depend on their husbands or other people to get them somewhere.

*I didn't complete my masters. It's looking like this part might remain in it's current state for the next few years. With me pursuing the freelance thing, it's better for out finances if only one of us is doing the whole masters thing, and J has a supportive supervisor...so he gets to do it.

*I still didn't work out/learn to manage my issues with my mother better.

*I didn't loose my "I need everyone to like me" problem. Rationally I know that everyone I meet won't always like me, but emotionally - and I think this stems from the mother issues - it just gets to me that everyone doesn't like me. By everyone, I mean people I know, after all if you don't know I exist how can you like me?

There'll be a post following this with happier thoughts.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Food, food, food

I love reading foodie blogs, and one day I will attempt all the recipes I keep in a folder ;) Only problem is that the foodie blogs I follow are all either American or European...I've yet to find an SA foodie blog. So does anyone know of any good SA foodie blogs I can follow with great recipes to give a whirl?

Tuesday, 15 December 2009


Hmmm so in order to stick to blogging this time, I'm going to try and blog every day until the 24th, that's when we'll be in Cape Town on holiday. Yay, holiday. Speaking of which happy day before the public holiday to saffa's :) So that's it for today, hopefully I'll have more to say tomorrow. Oh, wait, I just remembered the husband is home, he has man flu - not exciting news, but that's something :p

Monday, 14 December 2009

Dear extended family

I'm sorry that even though it's been almost 8 months since our wedding you're still upset about not being invited. Like we said before we just couldn't afford a large wedding - my mom being one of 13 and J's parents being one of 10 and 11 respectively. Not to mention all of our cousins, their partners and children. You guys know that there's no way we could afford a wedding for that many people and that because my parents couldn't afford to contribute that there's no way we could have asked J's parents to contribute, so we did it on our own - which I think was much better. Yes, there are some that we really wanted to invite, but if you invite one you need to invite the rest.

Please just get over it and lets enjoy the forthcoming holidays.


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