Thursday, 29 September 2011

A lot going on.

The usual bullet catch up on a day like today. I am actually super stressed at the moment - not one thing in particular - ok, maybe work, but also a lot of odd bits thrown in together.
  • The Princess is dancing her mock RAD primary exam this morning. My mom took her and I am waiting to hear how it went. But the hair! Gosh, what a drama -they had to have two pony tails to make two buns above the ears today and one should not wash their hair for a few days before making the buns as it "holds" better if the hair is not squeaky clean. So there were lots of tangles and lots of tears. As soon as ballet exams are over we are seriously going to cut off quite a bit of hair. 
  • Yesterday I picked up the kids from school and then hopped on the Gautrain bus and then the train itself to meet Hunter at the Midrand station to go with him to a wildlife related function at St Stithians school. It all went so well with the train, I am still amazed and my, what a school! It was lovely to spend some time alone with the hubby - I really need it.
  • Little man L is having his tonsils removed on Tuesday - it is really high time and the only reason we have not done it earlier was the dreaded eye operation that was a possibility for so long - not wanting him to have two bit of anesthetic so close to each other. I am really hoping this will help him a lot. And promptly he then developed tonsillitis just a few hours after seeing the ENT - who faxed me a script.
  • Work is a nightmare - yesterday was a super crappy day. And I still can not get it that clients think you press a few buttons on the computer and magically a new design appears. It does not really work like that - there is a thinking process involved somewhere along the line. So yesterday I probably packed two days of work into 9 hours - gee, it was crazy. And I was tired as L slept crappy with his sore throat.
  • There has been a lot of talk about social media and marketing in the office and industry - and guess who is tasked to run this in the office? Jip, me!
  • On the 8th of October it is our high school reunion. I am in charge with the decorating etc. I have about 4 girls to help and we are keeping it simple - fairy lights, bougainvilla branches etc. But I am still stressing.
  • Doing the September to do list on the blog has totally freaked me out - not sure if I will do it again, but it has been a rather tough month.
  • I need to finish my 2008 photo book tonight or I will not get my 20 free pages from Qphoto. I still have October to December to do - a late night looming.....
  • I am going to the hairdresser on Saturday - I am starting to look like those fashionable grey haired woman - but just the bits on my head. Not a great look!
  • I have been asked to present mosaics at the Boys' schools' next "Moms night out". I have not told you much about the first, but a great idea and last time I learned beading. So of course I am stressing, but I know I will be fine.
  • In a very unfortunate twist of fate we have the Boys' very first concert/ Christmas tree on exactly the same night as the Princess' very last concert/Christmas tree in nursery school. I have simply asked the Boys' school which is smaller and has known us for years to consider moving theirs. Holding thumbs that this will happen.
  • 6 days to cellphone upgrade day.... Guess what I am getting?
  • I am super excited by the fact that the office is very likely going to provide me with a tablet device of some sort (at the moment it looks like an i-pad).It is increasingly used on site by the building industry and I have a very big and exciting project starting first thing next year.
  • I can NOT get rid of Disqus on my blog - I have tried 3 times, every time it tells me that I have removed it and must wait 48 hours, every time it does not happen.  So for now it is staying - I simply have neither the time nor the energy to fiddle any further.
  • And I have been a rather shoddy blogging buddy for the last 2 weeks - very little reading and comments. My apologies - simply super busy.
So, what's happening in your world?


  1. Gosh thats alot happening!!!

    I desperately wanted disqus but just could not get it up and running properly :(

  2. iPhone????

  3. I am very curious at what cellphone you are going to get with your upgrade happening in less than a week :)
    You sure are going through a very busy time now. Good luck.
    I do agree. Clients think that work should be done with one click on a computer but it is not. It much more complicated than that especially the business we are in. 
    Good luck with the tonsils opt. My thoughts are with you all. 

  4. Oh my goodness, what a tough time you are having!  Fingers crossed the next week will be a much more settled week for you!

  5. Wow you have a LOT on your plate. Good luck to little man L!

    And my guess is an iPhone :)

  6. You sound hectically busy!

    Well done on heading up the social media at your company.  That is something nice to add to your cv in this day and age :)

  7. This is the first time in days that disqus has loaded for me. Hooray.

    Yes, i've seen you've been busy coz you're not on chat so much!

    Sounds really hectic and i hope that you manage to have some time out this weekend.  And that the boys school manages to change the date for you - what a pain.  Having kids in different schools is a real challenge - i am quickly learning that.  It requires great planning and patience!

    Looking forward to seeing the new hair xx

  8. welcome to the club - I have 220 unread items............. on the bright side, now that my GR is sorted, I went straight to the "always comment on" pile and can see your news. After you there are only 15 other posts :)

    My friend, just do your photo book and let's all reassess next week. I'm thinking of not going to a cousin's wedding tomorrow.... but am off to fnb now to get a letter so I can go to sars tomorrow! Can't wait to catch up when things are quieter!


  9. I hope all goes well with the tonsil removal!!
    How exciting that you'll get a tablet through work!!! very cool! Yeah for a new cell phone, too! Hope life settles down some!

  10. Seems very busy on your side! (I feel tired reading it!) Good luck!
    Disqus takes very long to finally be able to comment here (it could be my Internet connection). I don't struggle as much on other sites.

  11. Yop - you sound as hectic as me! I think its life with 3 busy kiddies, and being a professional working mum on top of it all! Sterkte... we'll have to compare notes ;)


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