When life knocks you down, calmly get back up, smile, and say. "You hit like a bitch."



We are going to Dullstroom this weekend, it was spur of the moment thing. Not that I’m complaining, I love Dullies, but I must say that I really looked forward to having a nice relaxing weekend, we have such busy weekends and sometimes we just need to rest. But the boys, including Pete is so stoked to go, I must say, it is lovely and relaxing there, and I figure I’ll get some serious R & R in this weekend. Maybe catch some fish too, but we’ll see, it’s still a bit cold.

We had a second visit to our house from a couple this morning, they came about 2 weeks ago to look at our house and this morning they were here for 40 mins! I’m suddenly feeling quite nervous about all of this, I love my home and my garden, but we really need a fresh start. Last year I was supposed to have had a baby shower here on our front lawn, but that was not to be. Besides, I have decided that if I was ever to have a baby shower it would be in our new home, a fresh beginning for everyone involved. So now we wait, going away this weekend will  help us in this wait, coz I hate waiting, ugh, it’s for the birds!

When we sell this house the real heavy lifting starts. Finding a new one! We’ve already been shopping, but we find we are a bit on the fussy side, well ok, I am a bit on the fussy side. Anyway, I’m sure we’ll find something suitable soon, otherwise we have 2 options : 1. Move in with my parents-in-law while we find our house or 2. Move in with my sister and BIL while we look for a house, personally I prefer option 2, but neither of those options are perfect for anyone, especially the owners of  said homes with 4 noisy people invading their personal space. So my nervousness is nogal understandable!!

So now only time will tell!

“The first time I see a jogger smiling, I’ll consider it. “



From darkness to light.

Yip, stole this heading DIRECTLY from my sister’s blog. Why? Because there is no other way to describe this transformation. When I think about last year on this date or that date, I have a certain memory or feeling, and then I come back to the present and that particular feeling is gone, the memory remains, but without the feeling. I spoke to a very sweet friend of mine this morning, and I told her if I knew last year what I know now, I would have healed sooner, I would have understood that God does indeed have us in the palm of His hand, and that only He knows how someone’s story will end. My life had gone from totally spiraling out of control, to a place where I trust, and I know. That’s all.

This year has been fantastic, I’ve loved EVERY minute of it, not just because we became totally allergic to anything remotely related to church and all the crap that goes with it, (total freedom and liberty came when we realised the “business” of it all) but I have watched my sister blossom into this amazing person, I won’t get all gushy about it, but her transformation was truly astounding. And in turn, so was mine, I am a completely different person to who I was last year, and I love it! Pete has also changed and grown, we have a wonderful life here.

My parents-in-law had a few health scares, but that’s all sorted out now, and we all have a new appreciation for each other. We find we are very very busy, but somehow we have alot more time to spend with family and friends than we did in previous years. We are reconnecting with people and I just love that. Our boys are just the most amazing children (I know I ALWAYS say that, but it’s true) every day they do something that just makes me so proud, I am so blessed to be their mom.

Our Thursdays (with my sister) are still going strong, we go shopping and have lunch, which reminds me, we totally forgot to have our Cosmopolitans last week! If the boys survive Elize and my antics on Thursdays, then they will certainly have it easy in life!

Pete and I still have our plans, we are just waiting for the right time, there is still so much we need to do before we can execute our plans, but God is in control of our lives, so we bide our time.


That’s just the little tip for now, when I have flashes of blogging energy I shall blog more, but overall I am pretty lazy with the whole bloggy thang!!

“If you want to understand politics, you have to read between the LIES.”