This is not my winter17 July , 2012
We had a good weekend, unfortunately I picked up a cold or a flu again and I’m barking worse than a kennel full of dogs again. I think instead of telling you when either Nicola or I get sick I should probably start highlighting the days that we’re both healthy? 😉
I’ll post a pic later of my fingers that I took yesterday. BLUE cause I was freezing. I was also sporting a 40’C fever at the same time, which seems at first glance to be mutually exclusive. I have an appointment at the doctor for 11:00. Until then I am living on Halls Orange (love that stuff), besides being great for my throat it also nicely compliments the intense lemon frangrance of our cottage. Nicola started going to the toilet completely alone last night (I didn’t feel like getting up anymore and she was on a roll of about 6 wees in half an hour already). Automatically she reasoned that this milestone meant that other things she wasn’t doing before was also cool and she accidentally smashed a bottle of lemon verbena essential oil in the bathroom in the process. So much for not getting up again huh? 😉
The only problem I have with this independant streak she has going at the moment is that she can open her own cupboard now, and she also knows how I sort the laundry. So after every solo trip to the loo she puts on new undies and a new pair of pants. She puts the older ones in the laundry (roughly 10 minutes older for some perspective here), rinse and repeat. So in total from 19:00 to 20:30 last night Nicola added about 8 sets of pants and panties to my never ending pile of laundry. I’m going to let it slide for now since putting her own laundry in the basket is a trait I want to encourage later on.
Right. Before I head back off to lala-land I’ll just share a few of Nicola’s newest sayings:
- The other day my mom was telling her “No” to some or another crazy request and Nicola pipes up, “Ouma, calm down.” with appropraite hand actions. Hahaha! I know where she gets that one. 😉
- We were visiting with my folks and Nicola and I were singing a few of our favourite songs. She wanted to sing “Dis heerlike lente” which we did and at the end my dad also joined in. He started again after we were done and she turns to him and says, “Oupa, shush! Ek het die liedjie afgesit nou!”
- On Saturday morning I was bustelling around trying to get everything ready by the time Nicola woke up. She asked me to come sit with her. I said I needed to get everything ready. “maar Mamma, ek wil vir jou ‘n soen gee.” So sweet so I sat down and puckered up. She said, “Nee, nie vir my nie, net vir jou.” while taking my head between her little hands and plonking a big wet one right on my forehead. 😀
These photos were from yonks ago when we did a Papachino’s breakfast with my old pal from boarding school and her two little people.