Monday, June 21, 2010

Me at the moment

It has been an awfully long time since my last blog entry and I feel very ashamed. It is not much fun typing at the moment as my hands seem to be frozen. I can still see all my fingers but I certainly can't feel them. This has been a very active month so far. Saw all our friends almost every weekend, my father-in-law spend almost a week here (last week) and the rest of the time I've been in front of the TV, watching soccer. It is quite exciting living in the country which is hosting the soccer world cup, but I have no desire to actually attend one of the matches. We are also caught up in the spirit of things, wearing our flag on our car, though we nearly lost it when my friend absent-mindedly opened the window. She caught it just in time.

It is strange how having friends changes your outlook on a place. When we first came here we knew no one. It took us a while to make new friends, and this antisocial time threw me into a light depression. Now I only have to look back at the past weekend. We went to two braais, and I realised we have a LOT of friends now. Even friends who are married and have children! Yes this is not so important but when you are trying to conceive it is nice to have friends who have gone through the same things only recently :). I remember about 2 years ago my husband had to go away for 2 days, leaving me alone here. I was walking to the shops and I realised: I am all alone in a strange city, what if something happens now? I turned around and went home and felt all sorry for myself. Now my husband has to go to Costa Rica for 16 days in August, and I don't mind staying here alone, cause I know I have friends here now. Now it feels like home (though I wouldn't mind living in a different house).

At the moment I am contend. I am very happy in my marriage and my life, so now I am just looking forward to the next step. Can I just say, temping has now become second nature to me :) I was surrounded by crying children yesterday, and I was not put off. So yes, I am ready, but why is it taking so long!!!  

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


May! Where did you go? Sheesh this year is moving fast hey? I haven't been on in a while but a lot has happened this past week. Well, this past weekend anyway. We got our car last week Wednesday, and it is driving like a dream. And it is oh so cute :) Ok, back to the weekend. My friend's birthday was on Saturday and we went to lunch in Howick at a place that I think is named the Cornerpost, but I may be horribly mistaken lol. We met some new friends there, a married couple with 2 small children. Most importantly, we all have a lot in common. It was a great day there. I had my first taste of gnocchi, more specifically potato and watercress gnocchi. Now in the picture is normal potato gnocchi, so take that image and make them green, that is what mine looked like. This was served with bacon and oyster mushrooms. Ooh yes, and apple fritters with caramel sauce and ginger ice cream for dessert.

On Sunday we went out for lunch again (don't you just love that?) We went to the nursery to buy some plants for the birthday girl. Chicken schnitzel anyone? Oh yes please. Much better than gnocchi anyway lol. I also got to buy something after I was done cooing at the rabbits at the nursery, though I went to the mall for my purchase. I bought winter sheets! Or rather, 1 flat sheet, 1 fitted sheet and 2 pillowcases. They are so soft :) And a tablecloth for my now in use dining table.

Plan wise for this week? Well, today I'm waiting for the electrician to show (after waiting for a week already), on Wednesday we're going to the Royal show, and on Friday I'm meeting another of my online friends :D

On a TTC subject, I may or may not have O'd this month, not entirely sure. Only know that my temps are all still high and I'm having massive bouts of fatigue. I'm finally going to the gynae next week so maybe he can give me some good news?

You know what's the other great thing about June? In 28 days I am going to watch Eclipse :D How is that for a great month end...