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Four years ago you convinced us that you were big enough to play rugby. Even though you weren’t in school. Even though you were our baby.

You had a dream. (that has grown since then) Your dream has always been to play for your school’s first rugby team. Now you dream even bigger. Now wanting to play Varsity cup rugby.

I am so very happy that you are now one step closer to fulfilling your dream, after being chosen to play for the school’s under 9 rugby team.

Enjoy this year. Remember that we are proud of you regardless.

Soos die son



This year sucks

I am not one to do New Years resolutions.  The 31st and the 1st.  Just another day.  Change of the last number on my tax returns.  Nothing major.  I don’t do the “I hope this year is better” thing.

Then 2015 hit us.

And it sucks.

I don’t want to go into detail and feel sorry for myself but it sucks.  End of January I actually said that I’m going to take February as the start to my new year.  Didn’t work.

Let’s hope for March. New tax year and all.  Maybe that will be a good one then.

I have many many things to be thankful for as well.  So I will focus on that.

I’ve blogged way more this year than others.  It doesn’t show up on my blog though.  Why?  They are all private.  All to write down my feelings, leave memories but not to share.

Because one should focus on the good.

So we will do just that.  Tomorrow is just another day.  It will get better.

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Nine years

My word. My blog is nine years old. Before WordPress I blogged in Blogdrive for many years. Can’t believe that I have been blogging for such a long time!

Although not so much these days. I don’t know how or why but life is hectic. I have three boys with such busy schedules I had to create a personal calendar for each of them.

Work has been stressful to say the least.

I don’t even think that I’ve blogged about my dads accident?

I should make time though. This is where I write down memories. Leave messages for my kids to read one day.

I should not neglect my blog.

Choir

Zander is an introvert.  He takes about 2 terms to warm up to his teacher.  He is very quiet in the class.  Normally won’t ask questions or part-take in group discussions.

Yet, this week he surprised me.

Firstly for wanting to be in the choir.  Remember Zander does sports.  He lives, breaths, dreams sport.  Any sport. As long as it involves a ball.

Yet, there he was, doing audition for the school choir.  That is not what amazes as much as the fact that he tried FOUR times!  He kept on going back to do another audition.  He doesn’t know the song they had to sing for the audition, so it was difficult for him.

I’m just amazed at how persistent he was.  This is totally not like him.  At all.

He adores his new teacher.  She is also the choir director.

I’m happy for him.  I think it is great that he is going to do something other than sport.

His brother(s) is also his hero and singing in the choir might have something to do with that!

2015

Tomorrow is the real start to 2015 for me.

The day the kids go back to school

Tomorrow will be especially crazy since our Zander turns 9 and Jason has to be at the school by 6:45. He is also sleeping at my mom’s house , so they will be here bright and early tomorrow morning.

Hectic first day of school.

I hope that this will be another great year for the boys

Load shedding

Deep dark Africa

Some load shedding reactions in our home:

“Urg!!! I was in the middle of a game!!” (xbox)

Thanks to many previous dark moments, we have sufficient light but we all end up in the same room.
Everyone on their own devices, until:

“Aaahhhh my battery is flat!” See, this happens because they only charge the phones once they are completely flat.

Someone is bound to start singing, humming or whistling. This of course makes me grab my charged ipad and promptly the song gets downloaded. Lets face it. Once you start you continue. Like eet-sum-mor biscuits.

Once the lights are back on, we normally hear:

“Quick, please charge my phone!” “Yes! We have wi-fi!”

I am just thankful for the fan / air-conditioner and coffee.

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