Wednesday, July 23, 2008

East London to Home

It was lovely in East London. The weather was great and the ocean was fantastic. Plus I made a few really interesting acquaintances - hoping these people will become friends.

I had the most awesome time - even though I was there for work. The last night of course (I had an 8pm flight out) I had farewell drinks with the awesome people from the company I consulted at. At least the alcohol calmed my nerves for the small SAX flight I had.

The best part of landing in Jozi, seeing my little Leprechaun and Mr Mookie. Sigh - I love home.

Apparently Mr Mookie was glued to the Leprechaun - so I'm hoping they can do it again in 42 days for another 30 days :)

Monday, July 14, 2008

Cuddle Bugs and cold weekends

This morning I really felt like sleeping in and after the Leprechaun left for work - and that's just what I did. I then got woken by a small wet nose against my cheek. The Genie came to check on me and make sure that I haven't missed the alarm or feel sick.

This sort of behavior from Genie means one thing, he still loves his mommy - lots. Enough to be a cuddle bug for an hour in my arms... and I never miss the opportunity.

This weekend was really cold. The worst part, it rained. We spent most of the weekend under the duvet with laptops or a movie. Plus, the little bell-wearing Leprechaun made a really good potjie :) Guess what we're having for dinner tonight...
I also made vetkoek - it took awhile to get all the ingredients as I didn't know it needed instant yeast instead of baking powder, but I made it - and it was yum-yum-yum. I even sent some over to the boys next door.

It is only about 7 weeks before I go to Europe for my longest holiday ever and after the bout of flu. I could barely walk up a flight of stairs last week and I need to be able to do at least 20km a day to be able to get to all the sights that I need to see. I now have a rigorous plan to get fit and strengthen the muscles I'll need to lug around my backpack.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

The distance that seems impossible

Right now, I can barely walk 20m without gasping for breath... and coughing. The same goes for the Leprechaun. Food has not really made a comeback into our lives yet as we both now have super smelling and tasting powers.

I need to get well soon and be able to walk at least a few km without being at risk of dying of heart failure :(... I'm leaving in exactly 60 days fro EU.

Friday, July 4, 2008

What changed in 3 days

Since last I left the house, the petrol price has risen; I'm only 62 days away from Europe; and I'm working on some awesome things.

Things that stayed the same - the cute Leprechaun I'm dating :) and the fact that I'm spending the whole weekend at home! woohoo!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Cough cough... winter got me

I've been sick in bed for 3 days. I now know every neighbours' working hours, noises and how my house looks in a "permanent state of dusk". I've suffered through the joint pains, coughing, fever and dizziness - and the disgusting meds to get better.

As much as I loved staying at home sleeping almost 18 hours a day for 3 days, I want to get back to work. I miss the chatter and ... my work. I'm so going to work tomorrow as I'm sure I'm not infectious anymore.