Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Last day of 2008

Can you believe it? I can not believe how fast this year has flown!

I always tend to get a bit down around New Years..I always find it a bit sad that a whole year has passed and I have not achieved many (if any) of my goals.

My highlight of this year was of course the birth of my second child. She really is my little angel - I just adore her!!

I've been thinking of what I would like to achieve in 2009. The list is

1 - Get my own business going. This has been a dream of mine for so long now..and its time for it to no longer be a dream. I so badly want..actually NEED to do this! For me and for my girls!

2 - Lose weight! I really need to start liking myself again..Its been a while since I really did. And until I like what I see in the mirror thats not going to happen.

So..thats it. Short..but doable!!

Have a save and happy New Years everyone!! Catch up with you in 2009!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

This is such a special time of year

Especially when you are on holiday :)
I love spending time with friends and family most of all.

A group of us got together today to see a friend that is visiting from Uganda. We got together for breakfast but by the time we looked again it was way into the afternoon already :)

It was such an awesome chilled and we had such a good time I was actually not in the mood to be back

Thanks for an awesome day guys :)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Xmas!!

Wow I can't believe the day is finally here!!

The excitement from Lemmie is so contagious! We were tracking Santa earlier and boy did we have fun! I ended up downloading Google Earth too so we would track him in 3 D ! It was so cute..he was a cartoon character..and at one point you see him in close up and he waves..Lem got SO excited and started waving back shouting "he can see me mom!!"

I really hope I have another year or two of her believing...but with her starting Grade 1 next year its doubtful..I am sure someone will spill the beans! lol.

This christmas is different for one very big reason. For ever christmas I can remember I get a little sad and take some time to think about my real family (I'm adopted). I always used to wonder where they are and how they were and if they ever thought of me. September I found my older brother..on Facebook of all places!! So this year is the first of many I won't be wondering!!

Merry Christmas my dear friends..and I wish you all much love and happiness!!


Monday, December 22, 2008 much going on

in my head at the moment! I'm not quite sure what to post here..or if it will even make sense!

Firstly- I saw a job advertised today that I think I really want. Its a sales consultant for a photographic store. I know it may be a pretty lame job to some..but I've reached a stage in my life that I want to do what I love...and this would be perfect - combining photography and Photoshop - two of my..I suppose you could call them passions?

The pro's are this shop is really close to my fetching and carrying the kids from school next year wouldn't be a problem..and my petrol bill would probably halve!

The only downside is the store is open public holidays and weekends, but, I don't think you would have to work every weekend or holiday? It more then likely works on a rotational basis.

I am so tempted to apply!! It all obviously depend on the salary too - considering my petrol would halve I could afford to take a bit of a knock..but obviously not too much!!

You know what? I'm going to apply! What have I got to lose?? Nothing! I can always see what the salary and work timetable is like?

Wish me luck..will kup!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

I love summer!!

We were up at the pool today and this tree had the most gorgeous flowers!!I had to go fetch my camera and get a few snaps!! I just love this colour! I hope I managed to capture how truly vibrant they are!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

No More Cakes!!

For the last two years I've been baking cakes to order - and I just this last weekend realised I ain't all that good! lol. I had an order for Natasha's daughters birthday cake.

I really love doing them..and these are the two of my best...

Now..this is how the cake was supposed to look..except for the teddy on top.

This is what she ended up with!!

When I first assembled the cake at 10 am it looked beautiful!! Just like the picture. I went for a shower and when I came out .....what did I see?? The top half of the cake had completely sunk into the bottom layer!! I just stood for about 5 mins staring..not believing what I was seeing!

I think I cried from that point until I finally delivered the cake...and hour later! It was a mad scramble to bake another cake and start from scratch!
I promised myself that if I ever could not deliver on a cake I would give it up.

So..any one want to buy some cake pans?? :)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

How time flies!

This last week has flown by! My word! It was an incredibly hectic one for me!

First..there was the debacle of trying to find a dress for my year end function that was on Thursday the 11th at The Venue, Melrose Arch. Clothing stores these days do NOT cater for plus size women unless you like looking like a table cloth from your grandmothers kist.

So, I in all my wisdom decide to make something. Bear in mind its a formal occasion and the people I work with have Mega Bucks so thier wives / gf's always look fabulous!! I haven't sewn anything in about 2 years so what possessed me God only knows because I sure as heck don't. It ended up with me in tears at 2 am on Thursday morning not being able to finish my dress. I was able to find something at Cresta the next day. Ok..I still look like I'm pregnant but at least I had a dress!

My husband also had a training course in Midrand last week - Wednesday to Monday. So that meant me dropping him off in the morning before work and fetching him in the evenings...AFTER I had fetched the you can only just imagine what time I got home.

I really wish the man would get his license now. It is really taking its toll on me but he doesn't see it. Next year when Lemon starts school I do not know what I am going to do?? I can't drop her off at the school before 7am -and I need to leave my house by 6.30am the latest to get to work on time..after I have dropped everyone else off!

I'm almost physically ill worrying about this..maybe I should just let things be - and they'll sort themselves out??

Saturday, December 6, 2008

I'm really quite lucky

I was at a friends son's birthday party today and I had such a nice time!! The party was at the Walter Sisulu Botannical gardens. Whilst sitting and enjoying the sunshine and convesation I realised what really good friends I do have. I was upset over losing one friend but never really realised what I really still had. I have my book club friends and a few others..I love them each dearly.

I'm not going to ramble on too much more (lol I popped in for a quick update..I'm busy making a dress for my function next week)..but I'm filled with a warm fuzzy feeling this evening :)