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Come have some coffees

Today is de-lurk day

Basically today you are requested to come out and play.  Join the party.  Have some coffees and cake with me.

I love blogging and I love that fact that people are interested enough to actually read the nonsense entries I write.  I know I have quite a lot of people reading my blog on a daily basis, yet there’s normally only about 9 that comment.  That’s about 10 % of all the readers (that actually click on the blog and not just read through something like Google reader.)

SO pretty please.  Leave a comment today.  If you want to stay anonymous then that’s fine.  We’ll call it a costume party and you don’t have to declare your real identity.  If you don’t want to say who you are, then at least tell me where you are from and how you found my blog.  Or why you keep on reading lol

Pretty please en so. It’s like my bestest friend Wenchy says:

Reading and not commenting is like coming into my house – drinking my coffee, eating my biscuits and not greeting me. Not proper that. ~ Wenchy


Lazy net

I think the Internet is wonderful and so so funny.  My SIL Maggie and my brother Michael (M&M) came to visit tonight.  We were chatting about Facebook (yes, finally we have also been dragged in by the vicious addiction of Facebook) and how it’s so nice to send each other a bit of a flower or a fish just to know that we are thinking of each other.  Maggie was saying he she was trying to connect to Michael but couldn’t find him.  I found it hilarious since he was sitting right across from her lol

Got me thinking though.  I chat to my mom on MSN during the day.  My office is attached to her house!  I e-mail my dad and he is in the office right next to me!  I pick flowers for my friends or send a fish without so much as lift my butt from my chair.  Very convenient and yet so lazy.

Added to that I absolutely LOVE getting a flower or a gift.  I’m such a sucker for a gift even if it’s a virtual one.  Best is that the flowers don’t die and the fishtank doesn’t go green.  Apparently even my dad is now on Facebook.  I will from now on send him a flower to cheer him up if he had a difficult client lol

Oh the internet…good and bad.


Guilt

Feeling guilty is what our conscience is all about. Letting us know that what we are doing isn’t right in the eyes of the ‘people’. Even when you think it’s okay, you will still feel guilty if it is againt common rules.

I feel extremely guilty when I using the internet at home. I sit with my family, with my laptop but yet I feel guilty. I talk to them, mostly watch or at least follow the programs with them, yet I feel guilty. Why? Because people percieve the internet to be selfish? That it stops someone from communicating with family and friends. I don’t know. I thought about this last night and you know what….I shouldn’t feel guilty.

What is the difference between reading a book / magazine and being online. Isn’t it just reading on the internet? Yes, if you are chatting to other people on the net I can see that it will be different from just reading. I don’t chat to people unless it’s my two friends or my mom but that is very seldom. I normally just catch up on blogs / messageboards.
So why do I feel guilty?
I don’t think I should. Just because the general public thinks I should? No. I don’t agree and from now on I won’t feel guilty lol I will give it my best shot anyway!


Uncomfortable

Tommie and I have been going through some tough times lately. No shit Sherlock.  We have mostly sorted things out now and we are testing the waters to make sure everything is okay.

Last night though he asked if he could read my blog.  Goeie genade!  I am always honest on my blog.  Even when I know someone would read what I wrote – like my folks reading what I wrote yesterday.  That’s just me.

It felt so uncomfortable with him sitting there in the living room, reading my blog.  All the things I have been complaining about.  Reading what I had written about his folks.

I thought he was going to be so upset however he was not.  He did look unhappy and then told me “All you wrote there is so true”.  He thanked me for letting him read.  For letting him into my world – my thoughts – so that he can see how these things have effected me.

So it was a good thing…uncomfortable… but good.  Here’s to hoping that we can now start over – get all this unhappiness behind us.


Rockin’ girl blogger

Girls rock.  Honestly.  For the longest of time I used to detest being a girl.  Really.  I wasted many a year hating the fact that I’m a girl.  (That is a total extra post though)

I got this badge from both my SIL Maggie and my cousin Gen

I now have the honour to pass this one to five other Rocking’ girl bloggers. 

  • Jill from 525,600 minutes for mom.  We’ve ‘known’ each other for 7 odd years.  This girl rocks.  She totally adores her kids.  With a passion.  She loves life – Margarita and all.  She is cool and you should do yourself a favour and read her blog.  Very funny.
  • Heather from Especially Heather.  She found out that she has brain cancer in May.  I admire her believe in God.  Her faith humbles me. What is happening with her is scary and yet she handles it so well.  Through all that she is coping with in her life right now, she inspires me.  She doesn’t know me.  She probably doesn’t even know I’m reading her blog but she is such an amazing woman.  I can’t help myself but read her blog.
  • Laurie from Pho for Four is so sweet.  She has one adoptive son and is in the process of adopting another.  She and her husband are both in medical school.  I love their life!  They travel, go on hiking trips, love the outdoors.  Man that’s my type of life 😉
  • My bestest friend Wenchy.  Well, she’s my best friend so obviously she is a rockin’ girl.  She also has a great way of writing and I just love her lank en baie.
  • Then there is Kim with From the Runway to Diapers.  She has two amazing daughters.  We met on a parenting message board for our kids born in 2002.  Her eldest daughter and Jason.  She is an amazing mom who is doing such a great job raising her two daughters.  Lily – born 2002 – has lots of special needs and Kim is the perfect mom for her.  Not just for her but also for her very very uhm busy little sister.

I read many other rockin’ girl blogs – but this could take forever if I had to tell you about each one!


Critique my blog

Billy over at Critique my blog read through my blog.  Go read over there what Billy thinks of my blog.

 My boys are sleeping over at my in-laws tonight.  We have only been home for an hour and I already have a headache worrying about them.  Why you ask?

My father-in-law showing the boys his guns and where he keeps them.  They are in a safe but come on….I’m pretty sure the boys can figure out how to get the keys.

My MIL’s reply after I told the kids not take play or take any pills (long story)

“Don’t worry.  I hid the pills under our pillows.  These days it isn’t that easy to open those pills holders anyway”

At least Tommie and I put the cover over the pool as we left.  I SO wish the boys will stop asking to sleep over there while we are there.  I normally manage to make some good excuse as to why the can not.  This time though there wasn’t one.

I can only pray that they will be safe.


Thank you!

I must honestly thank my SIL Maggie.  I suppose I’m the last person on the blog planet that still read blogs by clicking on each link.  She introduced me to Google Reader yesterday (hear the harps playing)  Now I don’t have to click on each and every of my 50 odd few blogs that I read to see if they have been updated.  I love it!

So for those of you (please tell me I’m not the only one!) who still does it the old way…here’s to learning something new!  You simply load all your blogs on there and when you log in it will give you the blogs that have been updated.  Easy easy!  Woo-hoo

OH and I did e-mail the head-office of the restaurant chain.  I have been contacted by all from the head-office to the cleaner at the local Spur.  lol   Glad to see they took me seriously! 


Family blogs

I normally don’t do memes.  This is one is a great weekend post though.  I get to tell you about the blogger who nominated me and then add five family blogs to my list.  SO if you are bored you get to blog-hop onto some great family blogs.

I got nominated by Elizabeth from Look at us now.  She lives in Canada and is a teacher who mostly loves her job and I enjoy the little tidbits of school life that I read every now and again.  She is a great Mom who loves her little guy Hunter very much and who loves posted pics of him.  Winner…we all know how much I love photos 😉  She is also pregnant with her second child.  I wish I had her pregnant belly when I was pregnant.  She actually has a preggo belly and not an all over increase of weight lol  It is going to be awesome to follow her pregnancy through her blog.

Okay onto the rules:

Here are the rules:

1) Write a short paragraph at the beginning of your post and link back to the blog that put you on the list in the paragraph. This isn’t a suggestion. You need to break up the duplicate content. Someone took the time to add you so the least you can do is give them an extra linkback.2) Copy the list of originals below COMPLETELY and add it to your blog. If you would like a different keyword for your blog then change it when you do your post and it should pass to most blogs with that keyword.3)Take the adds from the blog that added you and place them in the “Originals” list.4)Add up to 5 new parenting or (Mommy/Daddy) blogs to the list in the “My Additions” section.Here are “My Additions” (the people I’m tagging to copy this meme)

Original list:


General tit bits

Jason went back to karate yesterday.  He wasn’t keen.  That whole change to the new Sensei was such a big mistake.  I was convinced that I had messed up badly and that he would never want to do karate again.  At first he didn’t want to go and wasn’t fighting me hand and tooth pleased when we got there.  I let him sit on my lap though and half-way through the class he decided that he wanted to join his friends.  He ended up enjoying the class and said he would go again.  All the kids are his size so it must be nicer for him there.

I finally put tekkie sneaker to tar this morning after putting it off and finding any and every excuse on earth not to.  It was wonderful.  I wasn’t completely unfit as I thought I would be and actually managed to run about half of my route.  It was nice to run in the morning too.  Normally I would do it after work but by then I’m tired and busy with supper or playing with the kids.  Now I have no excuse – okay except for a sleepless night and rain hahah.. I had a sleepless night last night though and still kicked my ass self out of bed and onto the road.

Talking about rain though, I so wish it would rain.  It’s hot and dry and I’m craving the sound of rain falling on the roof.

Zander has yet another ear infection.  Why oh why? 

Finally I can feel my hair on my back.  It is a length that I like and I’m so thankful that I can actually look at myself in the mirror and like my hair lol  Vain, I know!

My amazing sister-in-law Maggie decided to join the wordpress community! Welcome to the coolest blog home on the net lol  Oh and am sulking as I see my mom is reading and commenting on her blog.  Not mine.  Talk about having favourites!

Oh and I’m a published photographer yet again!  I sent in the photo I took of the comet to a local newspaper and it was in the paper today.


New blog

I started blogging just over two years ago.  August 25th 2004.  I have been with blogdrive this entire time.  Even though I have been meaning to move over to another host, I just couldn’t.  It has become my internet home.  My online journal.  My thoughts, my feelings, my memories.  Moving felt like throwing away a hand-written journal.  Doesn’t make sense, I know.  But that’s how I felt.  I wish there was an online company that would print out your entries and bind it (now there’s a business opportunity!)

I decided to make the move though and I’m so glad I did.  I love wordpress.  I love how I get the comments e-mailed to me.  It makes it so easy to reply.  It’s easy to manage and best of all, I don’t have to hit refresh a thousand times before my blog actually appears.

Now I’m making this my “home”.  I have even applied for my own domain name – www.supermom.co.za  Will let you know when that is all set up.  I feel all grown-up lol

I was feeling upset with myself when I read about my friend Jane and how she just completed a 10 km run.  I felt I had let myself down when I stopped my couch-to-5k program and I was beating myself up about it.  We spoke about it via e-mail though and what she said made so much sense.  Her youngest child is 5.  She has more time now.  I have a 7 month old baby who doesn’t sleep.  I have two older boys.  Coping with that is already a lot.  I don’t need to put more pressure on myself now.  I will do it though.  I will. 

I have to share something funny with you.  On Friday night I took a bath with Zander and Jason.  Jason looked at my legs and asked me why I have nails on my legs. hahhaha  When I told him that it’s just hair and that I’m busy shaving it off, he replied “Thank goodness”  lol  I guess he is going to give his wife a hard time about shaving every night!