Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas is Here....

I haven’t posted in a while…… Between the Christmas shopping and trying to sort out all the logistics for the day, it’s been more than a little chaotic!

Yesterday I made Winnie the Pooh Christmas cookies, even decorated them with icing – talk about getting into the spirit.

Will be spending Christmas eve with Hottie and his family and tomorrow morning early I leave for my Dorpie.

Looking forward to spending the next week and half with my folks and basically laze around with a good book and do nothing.

With that, I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. Hope that it is a blessed and happy time for you and your family.

Ho Ho Ho!


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Recovery and Birthday Cake

So today I am twenty seven years old – yikes! I am struggling to figure out where the time has gone and how I didn’t realise before that the years are going too quickly!

Anyhoo, yesterday was my birthday party in Harties – what a perfect day! The weather was a bit iffy, but the kids swam and the rest of us lazed around enjoying the day off.

I was spoilt rotten with many beautiful gifts and Hottie did indeed have a Winnie the Pooh cake made for me. He was rather upset though because they didn’t decorate the cake as he had requested. I wasn’t fazed however, thought the cake was beautiful and the trouble he went to was just so endearing!

This morning he woke me up with coffee and two gifts, the rest of the gifts I get to open this evening and he is taking me out for supper – yay!

Speaking of food, at least I now have my appetite back and the nausea has dissipated somewhat. On Monday afternoon Hottie and I went to the Pharmacy for our pre-pregnancy vitamins and walked out there R400 later – ouch!

Have a fantastic day everyone!


Monday, December 15, 2008

If I catch arsehole

On Saturday morning I travelled through to my Dorpie for a farewell party. Hottie stayed behind as he had a potjiekos day with his twin brothers (Male bonding time).

Saturday afternoon, I took my time getting ready and my friend LL came round to the house. We decided to go in her car as there was no point taking both cars and she was staying over at my place anyway.

The party was held at a venue near a dam, quite pretty actually until a huge storm came up and chased everyone inside. It was then that everyone started chatting and getting to know one another.

I was part of a group of about 10 people with roughly 5 or 6 guys. The reason why I am describing this in such excruciating detail is because my drink was spiked.

Due to the fact that Hottie was not with me, I didn't want to over indulge especially amongst people I don't know very well. Of everyone there I knew roughly six or seven people.

I only had one glass of wine and was having a second half glass. I went to the bathroom and came back. That is last thing I remember. LL said that I was acting rather strange and I then got up to go outside. Shortly after that I got sick and didn't stop vomiting.

I have no recollection of how I got home nor of being taken to hospital. I am okay now but feel as though I have been hit by a train. My entire body hurts. Hottie was very upset. He has been a star though.

Thank goodness LL was with me throughout the entire thing or who knows what might have happened. It's going to be a long day but at least tomorrow is a day off and we are going to have a get together in Harties for my Birthday. I am still trying to decide whether I must open my prezzies tomorrow or on my actual birthday on Wednesday.

Guess I will have to see how big they are and perhaps open just one :-)


6 Random Things

The amazing DT tagged me to do a Random Things Meme so herewith 6 random things about me.

1. I am besotted with Winnie the Pooh. I collect all sorts of Winnie the Pooh stuff from pencil cases to clocks. My step dad even brought back a WTP telephone for me from Ireland.

2. I am a perfectionist. My irritability levels rise considerably when I have to put up with incompetence although I manage to hide it well.

3. I used to be a nursery school teacher. I taught 5 year olds for three years before moving over to corporate. Helluva career change.

4. I get jealous of my dad's relationship with my soon to be step sisters. It drives me insane. I realise this is an issue I need to deal with but seriously, some stuff just drives me insane.

5. Hottie and I are going to start trying for a baby around Jan. I more than likely won't fall pregnant the first practice session so ja.

6. I have cat napped the neighbours cat. Well Hottie says so. Have named her Socks and every night she pops into the house to say hi and get some loving. Put milk out for her every day too. Hottie says that pretty soon she will just move in.....

Okay so I tag Po, Blondie, Baglett

The Rules:
- Link to the person who tagged you.
- Write six random things about yourself.
- Post the rules on your blog.
- Tag people at the end of your post and link to them.

Friday, December 12, 2008

I can't believe it.

I received devastating news a little while ago.... One of my really good guy friends tried to commit suicide last night.

Cannot tell you how angry and hurt I am that he would do something like that. He has two beautiful little boys and recently got a job he had been waiting his whole life for.

And this all because of a woman. A woman he loved with his entire being. She left him a month ago.

Suicide in general is a very delicate topic with me because of my brother's story (Will explain one day). Although his case may or may not have been suicide, it's still raw , even after 9 years.

My friend knows this. He held my hair whilst I threw up from anxiety attacks a year after my brother died. He walked the road with me. He knows how I hurt back then and still do hurt.

I am terrified my friend is going to try it again.

Apologies for the horribly morbid post. Just sad that's all.


Thursday, December 11, 2008

You going to do what?

On Saturday I plan to chat to my dad about having a baby out of wedlock. A planned baby out of wedlock. Gone are the days of me considering myself to be normal. This is in no way a normal situation… *sigh. I figure my Dad will have either two reactions; 1) Completely freak out and disown me or 2) support me and be understanding…. Talk about stressful!

In other news, Hottie asked me yesterday what I would like to do for my birthday. To be honest I don’t usually do much. We are having a small get together with friends the day before on the 16th (Public holiday), but other than that not really bothered.

As a joke I said I would like a birthday cake as I haven’t had a birthday cake in almost 6 years – yes, the child in me still pop’s out every now and then. Earlier he sent a message that my cake has been ordered… Ahhhh

Am heading off to my “Dorpie” on Saturday for a farewell party and some time with the folks. Looking forward to the visit and catching up on the local gossip. Have no doubt that there has been a fair amount of gossip about me too…

One of the cleaners in our office came past my desk earlier and remarked at how much weight I have picked up.

Tay: Afternoon, how are you?
Cleaner Lady: Hello sweety

After a pause, I notice she is checking me out from head to toe.

Cleaner Lady: Eish, you are getting big neh?
Tay: Erm, excuse me?
CL: “You… You are eating too much” *Shakes head in disapproval
Tay: It’s just the skirt I am wearing, makes me look big!

She scuttled off, still clucking away at the disgust of it. I am not amused.


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Porno Flapjacks and Winnie the Pooh

Yesterday I got home and found 2 huge packets on my bed, with Hottie standing in the doorway grinning. The packets held the baby clothes that the MIL had bought. All I could manage to say was ahhhhhh. The little socks are so tiny and there were even little Winnie the Pooh outfits (I am besotted with Winnie the Pooh)

Afterwards I decided I felt like flapjacks for dinner, weird I know! Hottie was chuffed and helped out making the batter, comical to say the least. Eventually we ended up making ‘porno’ flapjacks. It was too much fun!

Our Christmas tree is up, looks very pretty. We even have two Christmas stockings up on the wall, hee hee!

Hottie sent me a note yesterday saying that I must book leave for the last week in February as we are going away. The only clue he will give me is that we are going to the coast….mmmmm curiosity is killing me… will have to do some serious blackmailing to get it out of him *wink!
Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Weekend update and baby stuff

I am exhausted. I know everyone is feeling like this – it’s that time of year. Really cannot wait for my leave though.

On Thursday, Hottie and I joined the crowd at the Best Friend’s house for poker night! I was made fun of for bringing eats and apparently they were taking bets as to whether I would or not… I was however highly amused when everyone started eating the snacks. (Not my fault the hostess didn’t make provisions)

Kicked arse at poker this time, although must admit I kinda still don’t really know what I am doing.. Got rather inebriated and poor Hottie had to put up with me singing “I am the champion” all the way home at 1am Friday morning.

Felt like shit the next day and had to host another work function – was torture to say the least… By 9pm Friday night, I was bruised, battered and unable to move which lead to me falling asleep on the couch - again.

Saturday we went to a birthday party. The Best Friend’s Son was celebrating his 7th birthday and had pirates as a theme – too cute! The day was also bizarre though. The Wife really upset me at times. She bitched and moaned throughout the entire party and I ended up doing most of the stuff.

Don’t get me wrong, I really don’t mind helping out. I just think that there are some things a mother should do. (I am not yet a mommy so am open to correction). Things like, being with everyone when we sang happy birthday and talking to the little boy who complained of a tummy ache….

The final straw came whilst we were sitting outside and she moaned about how this was the last time they would have a party for The Son at home and that in future she will have the party at a restaurant. Quote: “The last few times he had a party I was high so I didn’t really give a shit”. Nice. I was not impressed.

In other news, my future mother in law went berserk in a baby shop and bought tons of baby stuff… Premature? I think so! Not even pregnant yet. However, appreciate that she is so excited and that she was so thoughtful.


Ps. 8 days until my birthday!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Snapper turtles and Circumcision

Last night Hottie and I were lazing on the couch watching animal planet. The said programme was about a dude (think he may be safrican) on a mission to find the biggest snake in the world. Normally I would change the channel in an instant as I detest snakes (Any reptile for that matter), but it seemed interesting enough and Hottie was rather involved in the whole episode.

The snake dude travelled to Borneo to find his snake... ahem I mean 'the' snake, which was a reticulating python something or other. The drama unfolded as he walked through the forest and along a river where he came upon ahem.... stumbled upon, a snapper (snapping?) turtle.

At that precise moment, SG phoned me and loudly screamed into the phone to put on Animal Planet:

SG: "Switch to Animal Planet QUICKLY!"

Tay: Erm, Hi SG! I am watching Animal planet, why?


Tay: Yeah quite a big one hey? *scratches head in confusion

SG: It's head looks like a PENIS, an uncircumcised PENIS! Whaaaa haaaa

Tay: WTF?

From there on it was fits of giggles, whilst Hottie looked on in complete fascination. Of course it didn't help matters when the penis turtle moved it's erm.... 'head' in and out.

Never quite thought Animal Planet would be as entertaining....


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Another general update

Had an eventful weekend which consisted of another fantastic dinner out with Hottie (Oi, diet is going to have to start in January). Saturday morning was spent roaming around for Christmas presents and then we set off for Harties!

His parents have a beautiful place in Hartebeespoort Dam and it truly feels as though one is on holiday when you go out there. We swam and lazed around in the sun with many a gin & tonic. The baby sisters and I spent some time bonding too. I now have Hanna Montana tattoo's stuck all over my back....

After a chinese braai and some family interaction, Hottie and I challenged each other to a few rounds of pool (i won once, he won like 20 times). By midnight I was rather tipsy and full of chocolate cake - a fun evening!

Hottie has a spasm in his back (No.... this was not my doing) so he has been booked off for 2 days. Shame the poor guy is in agony. I am not much better, have stomach cramps from hell!

Off the topic, I cannot wait to see my folks. It has been a while since I was homesick. Not sure if that's what it really is, just looking forward to seeing my folks and spending time at "home".

Tomorrow is GM's (the ex) birthday. I have already written a draft of the email I plan to send. Actually clicking the send button tomorrow morning may be another problem all together.


PS# 14 days until my birthday :-)