A very long and frustrating week14 November , 2014
Which is why I’m only getting a chance to post this now.
It has been beyond busy! I’ve been a bit weepy and overwhelmed, stomped my feet and threw a couple of tantrums, lost a precious day to training I’ve already done (I’m taking it as a chance to get to know some new people and to get away from my desk and fucking inbox for a while).
And for my own sanity, I have decided that anyone who sends me more than 10 mails a day (much…much more) is going to get batch processed when I have the bloody time. I don’t even look at them now until I’ve at least done a sensible chunk of my own work first.
Now…for some photos. 🙂
The fire brigade heads into town.
After the recent rains everything is so GREEN. Love it!
At a spiderman party for a very special little girl on Saturday. Wow, it was so hot!
Someone was a bit sensitive on the day, so there was quite a bit of this…
Pretty photo that Melinda posted. Oooh so serious, right.
I showed this photo to some of my colleagues and they laughed. One guy said he’s seen that expression before…every time he hands his reports in late.
Nicola was very excited to see Spidey in real live action, but she said to me, “Mamma, dit beter die regte Spiderman wees en nie ‘n kind was opgedress is soos een nie.” Haha…right then.
After eyeing him out for quite some time, she said to me that she’s pretty sure he’s a fake. Why’s that I asked? Well, I got a whole list! There is no white on his eyes, or black, his neck, hands and feet are showing, there are balloons in his suit and no blue. Haha, she’d clearly given this a lot of thought.
I said, “But do you still enjoy playing with him?” Yip…and off she went.
Usually camera shy Melinda let me take a few photos of what’s left of her. Doesn’t she look amazing? 🙂
Someone loved their stick on tattoo so much, she didn’t want to ever wash the foot again…but we did. 😉
Hot, hot, hot day!
We also had a braai with the family last weekend. Two birthdays and a nearly farewell for my aunt and uncle who are moving to the coast.
Cousins…these two are just a few weeks apart in age.
If she’s wearing a dress then I want to wear one too!
It’s a bwautiful dress – thank you Ouma. 🙂
Strike a pose.
My uncle and our littlest cousin at the moment, who was watching the older ones’ antics with keen interest.
Just you guys wait until I can walk too!
They were jumping off this little wall…over and over and over again.
Apparently they picked these green plums for my mom to make dessert with. They have since been quietly disappeared.
Another hat at school day.
Bare toes and wet grass. Love it!
Seen in the never ending rainy traffic this week.
We made some salted caramel for Nicola’s teacher for her birthday…super yumm! Seriously, we were eating out the pot after the jar was filled.
300g brown sugar
1tsp coarse salt flakes
Melt the butter and sugar on medium high. Turn down a bit, slowly add the salt and cream (stir quickly, it bubbles like crazy). Simmer for 5 minutes and let it cool.
View from our house last night. It was lovely seeing the sky again.
Saw T on fb plant succulents this way, and decided to give it a bash for lettuce. I have never been able to grow them.
The Queen (at work), brought me this cutting off one of her plants. I forget now what it’s called but I’m going to try and grow it. 🙂
The flowers look almost plastic. Do you know what it’s called?
Ps! I managed to pick up flu in training…sick as a dog now. I’m seriously considering staying at home today. I have so much crap to sort out though. *sigh*
I might just go in for a bit and then leave early. I’m expecting about a hundred emails today. 😉