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Because I’m Happy…

 

Birthday flowers from hubby

Birthday flowers from hubby

 

Not really happy and dandy, but I love the song HAPPY and it is my song of 2014 thus far (yes I know it was released in 2013). My song for 2013 was blurred lines (which I erroneously thought was blood lines for a long time – 😆 😆 ). Do you normally have a song of the year or that you like very much in a particular year or period?

Anyway, for the past few days, I have been thinking of happiness especially after reading Laura’s post challenging her readers to be happy.

There are many reasons to be unhappy all the time, but we can choose to be happy (even if it means burying your head in the sand for a split second, yes the problem would probably still be there but you would be happy for a few minutes and that to me makes it all worth it)

Here are some of my happy pictures for the week  – if you are on IG you would have seen some of already

Birthday flowers from K. What a big difference lighting makes - same bunch of roses - top pic in natural light and no flash. Bottom pic in artificial light and with flash

Birthday flowers from K. What a big difference lighting makes – same bunch of roses – top pic in natural light and no flash. Bottom pic in artificial light and with flash

 

Birthday lunch 2014

Birthday lunch 2014

 

Confirmed I definitely love fish.

I was looking for some old pictures and found this from my Birthday dinner in Senegal - 2008

I was looking through some old pictures and found this from my Birthday dinner in Senegal – 2008

 

Birthday self with the little Miss. No matter what I did I just couldn't get her to look up... though I liked the end result

Birthday self with the little Miss. No matter what I did I just couldn’t get her to look up… though I liked the end result

 

And this picture frm last night - love love love

And this picture from last night – love love love

That is my happy post for the week. Hope you have/had something to be happy about this week? How did your week go? I took the mandatory day off (for me) on my birthday and had lunch with the lovely Marcia

Any interesting plans for the coming weekend? I need to get my A into G and finish the study and kitchen organisation, but I shall be doing the 8km walk the talk on Sunday even if I do nothing else God willing…

 

A lot going on…

I have a million and one blog post in my head but life has been busy and they remain in my head. I keep vowing to blog more but it just doesn’t seem to be happening.

A not so quick catch-up

 

Last week, I felt myself coming down with a cold but didn’t think much of it, mostly because anyone who knows me well knows that my nose is hardly ever dry (I used two boxes of kleenex in 2 days!!!!) but by Thursday morning I felt a full-blown bout of flu coming my way, fever, headache, body ache, runny nose. I left the office at noon, went straight to the clinic where I was told I would be charged R135 (about $12) extra for coming without an appointment. Seriously!!!! I was shivering and could barely talk, so this was the least of my worries, thank God for medical aid. By the way the earliest appointment was at 7pm, and this was just after noon!!! SERIOUSLY!!!!!

Got a throat swab done (never heard back from the dr, which is a good sign), was told I had a bad infection, got meds

A truck load of meds

A truck load of meds

headed home, managed to eat, take the meds and slept for about 6 hours. Woke up feeling like new. I hate meds by the way and always always ask for injections. Luckily, the dr gave me Friday off.

Saturday, I did a quick 5.6km walk (I am loving the Nike+ app, I should blog about it sometime) and then headed out to Marcia’s for the twin’s birthday! It was a pajama party and it was so much fun. Even most of the adults were in pajamas. K had a blast, she loves people watching. This party even gave me the confidence I need to consider maybe just maybe I would have a party for K’s 1st birthday

Some pictures from the birthday

Banana milk for a monkey themed party

Banana milk for a monkey themed party

We obviously got the memo because K was in dressed in a monkey styled outfit. Pity I didn’t get any proper pictures of her in the outfit

Notice the little monkey on the chest and the outfit also had a monkey face on the feet (use your imagination :) )

Notice the little monkey on the chest and the outfit also had a monkey face on the feet (use your imagination 🙂 )

The kids were busy busy busy and I couldn’t help but laugh when I was looking at some the pictures.

These two pictures below were taken after mommy clearly issued an instruction saying don’t touch the gifts so we can say thank you properly and know who gave you what…

The gift is almost as big as he is

The gift is almost as big as he is

sneakily checking out the gifts

sneakily checking out the gifts

Ps: I would also be excited if I got so many lovely gifts

And then I went to change (yes, I had my pajama pants on) and saw this in the bathroom and I couldn’t help but take a picture

Gotta love the instructions ...

Gotta love the instructions …

And came home to this…

Dust empire - Kitchen reno in progress

Dust empire – Kitchen reno in progress

I knew it was coming but I was in denial. My hubby got a bee in the bonnet and decided it was time to redo the kitchen. I said yes, naively. Naively you ask, I have never been through a construction, I assumed it would be a walk in the part, let me tell you, it is not for the faint hearted. Only thing that is keeping me going is that I have my eye on the price. At least I would finally have a well-functioning stove  (An interesting story on stoves. I have one of the stock standard de.fy brand stoves. I am not sure it ever worked well because even at the highest temp, I could do a quick 30 minutes drive before anything would boil on it. So I went to visit MIL one day and decided to cook at her house and put the stove on the highest which is what I do at home. Less than 5 minutes later I notice the pot boiling over and went to investigate. Only to realise the heat was too much. I felt like I was from the bush because I had gotten accustomed to my slow to heat up stove 😆 😆 my hubby had a big laugh when I told him. Thank heavens I didn’t burn anything) and oven after more than 3 years. Add to that a sick baby and hubby away for 3 days for work 

K came down with something, which she must have caught from hubby and I and is now recuperating. She also got loads of meds, luckily she only has to use them for 5 days which ends today

K's stash of meds. No I am not injecting her, the injection is for measuring the amount of saline solution that needs to go in the nebulizer

K’s stash of meds. No I am not injecting her, the injection is for measuring the amount of saline solution that needs to go in the nebulizer

 

My poor K at the physio... One more day and we should be done with physio

My poor K at the physio… One more day and we should be done with physio

Ps: It might be the version of explorer I am using but it is a mission and half plus more to do a good post from the computer, much easier on my iPhone

 

This weekend, I intend to rest as much as possible, it’s been a hectic week. Hope you had a week better than mine. Have a great weekend, whatever you have planned and if you are in SA, please keep warm xxx

2.22am…

A rare gem was born 34 years ago at this time 😉
At least that’s what my mama said, and I’m certain a mama never forgets the time her baby was born!!! You know I’m not talking about the chair, right 😉

Yep, it’s my birthday so I’ll share a few things you might not know about me I like the numbers 2 and 7 and July is my favourite month. SURPRISE, NOT (нaнaнaнaнa). Plus I like a low key birthday. Bet you didn’t know that!!!

What I want for my birthday this year is a gorgeous pair of shoes (a girl can never have enough), a DSLR camera, but what I need is good health and that is what I’m asking for GOOD HEALTH

Here’s wishing a sick me a very happy birthday.

I saw this gem a few weeks ago, ain’t she a beauty, just like me. I’m allowed to be vain on my birthday 🙂

A rare gem!!!

A rare gem!!!