Sunday, June 29, 2008

Carys: Update

Carys is doing well and is out of surgery. Apparently she had a twisted colon and they had to remove 10cm's of it. Poor little thing. She is in ICU, is heavily sedated and on a ventilator.

Off to unpack some boxes.

Chat soon.

Carys is in need of prayers right now.

I'm sure I posted this pic just after Christmas but here it is again. My niece Carys is being rushed into surgery early this afternoon. She is not doing well at all. I can only hope and pray they can sort it out. If you have a prayer to spare please say one for her.

I'll keep you updated if and when I get told anything. As for the moment my SIL has asked my mom to leave the hospital which has not helped. All my mom wants is to be near her granddaughter.

Chat soon.............

Pan decides to take a major stroll on a major road this morning

This equates to me having heart failure and tears!!!

Something just didn't quite feel right this morning. My gut says to me 'just check on the dogs'. I can only see three. I call for Pan, nothing!! No bouncing retriever running up to me. I'm trying not to panic. Do a quick search of the property. No Pan!!! I'm really panicking now. Phone hubby who has gone to dump rubbish and tell him that Pan has gone MIA. I fear the worst.

While I'm yelling for her, a flying squad car with two officers inside stop and I run to the gate. He asks me if I have misplaced a golden lab and I tell him yes. He says not to worry he has her in the car. I could have kissed him. Hubby drove up shortly after that. My nerves are fried and if we starve this month that is what will happen to make sure my dogs are secure in the property. I'm also spitting mad as I have now discovered the electric fence is not working and the dogs are pushing there way through it. So much for that.

I am going to try and have a stress free day. But how does one do shopping with 4 dogs tailing along because they don't now how to behave.

So feel for me please. I have no toilet paper, no tissues and NO DECENT COFFEE!!! My sinuses are acting up. Guess it is time to try that suggestion and just take the plunge and buy the sinus clearing magaffie.

Did I even tell you the best news. Hubby has messed up my bearings again. Surely they will cease at some stage and you know what. I really couldn't give a #$@**. No car = no getting kids to school = no going no where and that is just fine by me.

Okay so I am probably ranting and raving unnecessarily but we are Pan's guardians - and I just don't know what I would do if something happened to her. Everything is so new to them especially horses and everyone is out on a morning ride this morning. I am now trying to keep a handle on 4 dogs, 4 cats and the rats and the guinea's are not even here yet. Oh boy!!!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Saturday early birds

Anthony is off with the first load of boxes and that. It is going on 06:30.

The sun is slowly making it's appearance and the birds are twittering away. It's going to be a beautiful day.

Now let's hope I get my studio sorted.


Friday, June 27, 2008

Friday's photo's

Friday's Update.......

It's chaotic but I'm having fun. A word I'd never thought I would use in a huge move like this but fun is definitely being had.

This mornings market at the school went well. A lesson learned : Little girls like pink not blue. LOL. But we sold all our crowns. Okay, I'm sucker. I gave two away. Those little faces, my heart almost broke. It's me, it's something I do. And I have photo's I just need to fish the camera out of the car. Even got a weird shot of Josh in front of Barney. Wait till he sees that one. LOL

As soon as we could we left the school and rushed home. Our gardner had already been frantically emptying out the wendyhouse/toolshed. Which was a good start. Hubby then rushed out and rented a trailer. Let's all pray my bearings on my car survive this weekend. I swear that poor little Fiesta was not made to tow trailers. We piled the curtains in the car, some boxes, loaded the trailer and added a golden retriever to the mix. Yep, Pan came along with. She stuck by my side the whole time at the house but when we ventured into the garden you could just see her little doggy face light up. Cannot wait for the other three to see the new place.

Brad and I stayed at the new place putting up curtains. I felt at peace. The world had been lifted from my shoulders and the view........................I'm in heaven!!! This is what we need. To step back a bit from the rat race. To find ourselves and Mother Nature. The boys seem happy too and not as clingy which is never bad.

Now as to what the kitties are going to think is another story. Nothing I'm sure some bribery and corruption won't help fix. How do I say 'Tuna' and loads of it.

Another fun story. As we had to resort to taped curtains we had to sort out from our old ones etc. We get all the net curtains up. One hiccup, we misjudged the one kitchen window but that's an easy fix. We then get to the curtains, and I hear my sister say to hubby something about contrasting colours and working something out. My plan for our bedroom fell apart. LOL. The curtains were just way too short in width. It was quite funny. This evening resulted in a frantic hunt for neutral bedroom curtains. We eventually found some.............and the bonus is, I finally found gowns for the boys on sale. Woohooooo!! And hubby found them some long sleeve shirts at good price too. As the place we were at also sells perfumes. I never really try out testers, but thought what the hell - and I spritzed some Vera Wang on - I'm in looooooove!!!! It's divine!!!!!!!!! Okay, buy those pendants people, I need some Vera Wang for when I'm dressed like a 'slumpadink'. LOL

As you can tell I'm very relaxed. This move was most definitely the right thing to do. Why did it take so long. I have no idea. But I'm glad the Universe gave us a kick in the A$$.

Photo's coming soon.

Love and hugs

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Thursday's Chaos

Where to start. I'm not sure how often I am going to be able to add to my blog in the next few days but I will try.

Full panic mode has hit the Gebhardt household which has not been aided by one market day tomorrow at Brad's school. It turns out hubby has moved all my jewellery making equipment to the new place making it very difficult to move on with our project but we'll make a plan, I guess.

Josh seems to be on some 'gummi bear' juice and is driving us all loco. Our chaos appears to be excitement for him. Brad is at home again and is not feeling well or as his daddy suspects that he is just really trying to avoid school.

Our traffic officers appear to be going on some form of something I heard on the news. Causing chaos on the roads. Guessing it is best to avoid the roads.

Have a super day. Laugh and smile tons.

Thursday's thought.....

Time spent laughing is time spent with the gods.

-Japanese Proverb-

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Wednesday's ramblings

I think I woke up and hit the ground running. Yes, if it wasn't for the last minute this household would not be the same.

Not only are we moving this weekend. Yes, you all know that. LOL But it is also Brad's market day at school on Friday and it is his classes turn. Two months ago I said we would make rings and kept putting it off and life moved on. Now I have just under 2 days to put a whole new plan in action. I duly told that darling hubby of mine that we are now making Faerie Crowns. He was like what happened to the ring idea to which I had to tell him that it was binned for what I think is going to be a much bigger seller. Not that we ever get back what we spend on it.

Thanks to Elaine and Angelina I have come up with a plan to take part of the rose with me. When I'm out hunting later for wire for the Faerie Crowns at my favourite building supply store, I'm going to get some hormone growth stuff and take some cuttings and pray it works.

My focus is also worrying about our kitties. Only one of our 4 have ever moved with us. I'm just hoping they will all adjust. It is going to be an interesting few weeks. Hubby has arranged to collect the keys on Friday, so the plan is to take a few boxes as well as hang up curtains.

Oh, and if you're new to reading my blog. Welcome!!!

Chat soon.............................

Yesterday's makings..............

Today's rather late thought............

"Fear less, cherish more;
eat less, chew more;
whine less, breathe more;
talk less, listen more;
hate less, love more;
and all good things are yours."

-Old Swedish Proverb

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Farewell my rose

Even amongst the excitement there is some sadness. I guess this is my favourite rose's farewell bloom for me. I just hope the new homeowners look after this rose bush and treat it with just as much TLC!!

A face to smile at......................

Today's eye candy

But it's cold outside............

Hubby had barely left the chair, when Fidget hopped on, then Mandy hopped on in front of Fidget and Fudge squeezed in on the side of them.

I just got this look of please don't tell us to get off. It's cold down there.

Tuesday's thought.............

We are told never to cross a bridge until we come to it,
but this world is owned by people who have 'crossed bridges'
in their imagination far ahead of the crowd."

-Author Unknown

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Sunday's ramblings.........

Firstly, a bad night didn't help. Between coughing up a lung and having far too much on my mind, I didn't end up getting to much sleep. Eventually I was out of bed before 7am. I just couldn't try and force myself anymore.

This morning we hit the shops looking for curtains. We have lived without net curtains for 8 years. We haven't really had a need for them here but at the new place we need them. I was very proud of myself. I got the kitchen, dining room and bathroom curtains for just over R300.00 And they look darn good too. As for the other rooms, I was not as lucky to find bargains but our new home will look good.

I now have the kiln firing up and I am going to put my energies into melting glass for a bit and then I'll do some packing.

Hope you're all having a super weekend wherever you are.

Love and peace

Saturday, June 21, 2008


This is Fidget. Our moggy spaniel!! We cannot wait to see her reaction to our new home. She's never seen horses or cows before, actually none of our dogs have but how she reacts is going to be interesting. Our other 3 are sort of used to life and more mature. They'll bark to let people walking by know they are there and stuff like that, but they settle down and head back inside or rest somewhere. But then we have Fidget - who just cannot help herself!! She'll just carry on barking until she gets bored or the conversation she has had with every other dog in the neighbourhood is complete. LOL

She's a cutie pie - even if she drives us loco sometimes!!

The Excitement is Building!!!

A week to go.............

The excitement is building in our household right now.

Cows near the property.

Horses in front of us on the otherside of the road.

View of Sandton (Where hubby works).

Horses near the property.

Kids exploring the garden.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Eye candy.........

Friday's Thought

"Beginning today I will learn something new; I will savour all the various flavours life has to offer. I will change what I can and the rest I will let go. I will strive to become the best me I can possibly be."

-Penny Jacqeline White-

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Thoughts on copying by Angelina Greer Garren

"We each make our own footprint in glass. If you look ahead of you, there will be the footprints of those who came before you. You will notice their footprints crossing over one another, sometimes landing in the same space even though they've come from different directions and once again diverge and follow different paths. If you look behind you, there will be the footprints of those coming behind you. You will notice some that appear to follow you, but if you put yourself in the shoes of the people ahead of you, then you realize that to them it may look as if you are merely following in their footsteps. You will also notice those behind you moving at different speeds and in many different directions. We are each making our own footprints, but you'll notice it is inevitable that all the ground as far as you can see before you and behind will become covered with footprints. Before you assume someone else is following your path to closely, better look at your own from a different perspective. . . just because your feet have landed momentarily in the same spot does not make either of you owner of that spot.

No one owns a piece of the path, no matter how heavily or lightly trodden it might be. Just enjoy the walk!Oh, and a few other thoughts that could come from this loose analogy:

--If you have made some superduperspecial bulldozer to clear part of the path, don't forget that someone ahead of you probably used a different version of it somewhere along the line. Feel proud of your work, but it might be arrogant to assume no one else in history has ever used the same type of idea. Also, remember that just because you moved part of the path still does not give you ownership of the path itself.

--If you pay someone to guide you along a new or difficult part of the path for you, show them respect and thank them for their help. If you take money from someone for guiding them along a part of the path you know well, show them respect and thank them for trusting you. Both of you should remember that neither of you owns the path.

--Remember that babies learn to walk partly by observing others and partly by trying to walk themselves.

--If you always ride piggyback, certain things will happen: you may never learn to walk by yourself again; or you may get a needed break and then walk stronger; or you may only succeed in hurting the back of the one who carries you while simultaneously deepening their footprint. Still, no matter what happens with the footprints, neither of you will be able to claim that part of the path as your own.--If someone alongside you could use a hand as they traverse the path, please be kind. You never know when you will need their hand in return.

--This path really is a wonderful one. You share it with many wonderful people. Share it, enjoy it, glory in it."

Today's thought

"Beginning today I will take life one day at a time, one step at a time. Discouragement will not be allowed to taint my positive self-image, my desire or my capacity to love."

-Penny Jacqueline White-

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The good news is

The electricity only went up by 13.3 percent.

Bosch are sending out a technician/service dude tomorrow to sort out the washing machine. Thank heavens above for 3 year Guarantees.

And I have two beautiful hearts in the kiln. Woohoooo!!!

On my mind : Wednesday 18th

Washing Machine

Like nothing else could go wrong. The washing machine has decided to pack in. Well the spin cycle at least. Yesterday, I felt like taking a hammer to it and just taking my frustration out on it. I wanted to burst into tears - screaming 'Why me, what the HELL have I done to PISS you off universe'!!!!!!


Today is the day. When we discover if Eskom can get to screw us even further. They only want a 53% increase. I mean what's 53% - you're part of the previousley advantaged surely we can squeeze more out of you. And we'll squeeze and we'll squeeze until we can squeeze no more and then we'll squeeze some more. How long before we are just another Zimbabwe???????

Local Private Hospital - Armed Robbery

Not even your very expensive Private Hospital is safe anymore. The hospital down the road from us, just a few km's was held up by 4 armed men this morning. One captured and 3 got away with an undisclosed amount of cash!!! What is our world coming too??????

Back soon.................

Today's thought

"Whatever you have in mind - forget it; whatever you have in your hand - give it; whatever is to be your fate - face it!"

-Abu Sa'id

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

On my mind : Tuesday 17th


While I am trying to wrap glass around my mind I thought I'd get this off my mind so long.

In the past two weeks along the road I travel to take Josh to nursery school, I have seen a couple of Taxis being extremely aggressive and going out of their way to cause accidents. The one this morning nearly resulted in a pile up. I'd have been in the middle of that. Last week it was a young white woman who was targeted and today a truck with building supplies. Once we all managed to get around the two having a good go at each other, these two then can flying up the road at dangerous speeds. There is nothing to be done. The traffic officers don't seem to patrol this section as much as they used to.

It then happened I was in the intersection waiting to turn right. A different taxi this time comes up on my left and cuts in front of me as he does not want to sit in a queue and wait his turn. I've figured it's not worth arguing with them because they can be rather violent.

I'm wondering if our 'what can I do attitude' due to a 'real fear' is just letting these guys run amuck all over us. They rule the roads with their own road rules. I have more than once seen them in peak hour traffic go into oncoming traffic because they refuse to sit in traffic. Putting lives at risk of those in the other lanes.

Where are the traffic officers???????????

Comments by the ANC Youth League

And these just make you proud to be a South African. NOT!!!

Threatning to take up arms and kill for Jacob Zuma. WTF!!!

The courts need to decide if he is guilty or not with the evidence given to them. Not have groups threatning such type of action. Our leaders need to step up to the plate and do the responsible thing. These sort of comments should not be tolerated.

It's moments like these that make my beach hut on an idyllic island so much more appealing!!!

Today's thought

"You have your way. I have my way.
As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist."

- Friedrich Nietzsche

Monday, June 16, 2008

Packing day.....

Today was spent tackling the boys room. I know I packed a load of boxes but looking at it now it doesn't feel like I even made a dent in it. LOL Oh well, at least more has been packed.

We just took the dogs for a walk, probably not a good idea with my sore throat. Uggghh!! I'm going to have to hunt down some fruit ice lollies. :)) Any excuse to cool down this throat of mine - well it only really hurts when I swallow. It's amazing how often I need to swallow.

While out walking we came across a hen sitting on her chicks. I was taking a peek when a guy came around the corner and his dogs were not on leads. They came bounding for our dogs, mother hen got upset and charged off, the dogs (not ours) then spotted her and chased her. I dove over the chicks because one of his dogs then spotted the little critters. We managed to get mom and chicks back together. Yep, you guessed the boys now want chicks. Uhhmmm, no way!!! She then herded them under a big lavender bush. Shooooo!! At least they'll be safe for now and not somebody's dinner.

Well 11 days until we move. I'm going to drive you nuts until this happens.

Chat soon.


Today's thought.........

"When life makes you have to put up with mean and hateful people, think of them as sandpaper. They may scratch you, rub you the wrong way, but eventually...
you end up smooth and polished and the sandpaper is just going to be worn out and ugly."


Sunday, June 15, 2008

Satellite Pic of our new home

My best friends are tissues!!

I appear to be having a bad couple of months with this cold/flu/bug/annoyance of note!!!

Earlier this week I thought it was too good to be true that I should be feeling better. Nose was clearing up etc. Today I'm back at square one. Stuffy nose, sore throat and fuzzy head!! So yes it feels like tissues are my best friend but then it could be my nasal spray. I'm a grizzly bear if it finishes and I don't have another ready on hand. While in the pharmacy this morning, as we entered they had a 'Winnie The Pooh' humidifier going. He had steam coming out of his ears - loads of steam. I want that 'Pooh'. I'd be snuggled up right close to him and he could steam me away. Hubby offered to try and steal 'Pooh' for me (sweetheart) as we only had R50.00 left. (I'M ONLY KIDDING ON THAT NOTE, I PROMSE) He would never do that but it was the thought that counts.

I'm starting to think along the lines of hot toddy's. I wish I could remember how my Irish friends made them. They were good and cured just about everything. I know I have some Johnny Walker Black somewhere. LOL

Today I've made one whole hollow and I don't like it. Typical!! But the good news is that I have managed to pack a bunch of boxes and clear out my cupboard. Just a few things that I cannot part with. A sexy top that I swear one day I will fit into and it would look stunning with denims, and my school blazer (memories sake, I guess).

Two weeks and then we're outta here. I'm very excited!! All that open space and country air. OMG, I cannot wait.

Happy Fathers Day

To all the dads out there.

Happy Fathers Day!!!


Saturday, June 14, 2008

Different views........

What's happening.........

After some chaos this morning and a tempter tantrum from myself the student I was expecting did not show up. No phone call, nothing!!! That's okay, as I get to do some me stuff, which involves packing as well.

Two weeks to go. I am so excited!! The space is going to be heavenly.

I've been playing around with some boro hollows. I love the idea, I only wish I could get the colours to do what I want them to do. They're nice and big and light.

As soon as I am finished this blog I'm off to a Japanese take out place. I've been itching to try it out. Seeing as it is just me at home I'm certain I can spoil myself.

So have a super weekend wherever you are. We've got a long weekend. Yippeee!!

Chat soon.

The Ancients # 1

Friday, June 13, 2008

Friday the 13th

I just love Friday the 13th's. Crazy I know, but I'd rather look for the good than the bad.

Yesterday we got to babysit the twin girls. My boys were the hero's acting like clowns to keep the girls entertained and laughing. The challenge was on and I most definitely have a respect for anyone who has twins and more. And hubby's 10 minute meeting turned into an hour meeting so I was on my own. But I survived and proudly so, and Josh was exhausted that he had no problems falling asleep.

The interest rate was only 50 basis points. Thank goodness it was not the 200 that everyone was expecting. But rumour has it that petrol is going up again soon.

I'll check in again later.

Josh out for the count..............

Today's thought..

"Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises."


Thursday, June 12, 2008

the Craziness continues...........

At this stage of my life I am wondering if I will ever be able to give up happy pills. Some days I think I can and the other days the strength is just not there.

By now you will have figured out that our youngest loves school. I have no problem getting him to school, it's a problem to keep him home when he's sick. LOL Two very different boys.

Josh's school sent out a newsletter today. They're getting tracksuits and t-shirts for the kiddies an idea I like but naturally it comes with a cost. They are also offering new extra murals and I know he doesn't have to do everyone. But it's hard when they feel so left out and I know with the horse riding he is going to feel 'oh so left out'. Someone give me strength!!

I am also trying to accept situations and not let anger and frustration take over. Hubby works late - accept it. Traffic is a mess - accept it. Idiots keep digging up the road - accept it. Accept, accept, accept!!!!! Anger is useless anyway. The times I do ignore it I feel better for it anyway. This is good!!

Back to working on solutions.

No news yet on the interest rates. But some say an increase will slow down the economy and lead to a recession. Recession my A$$.......more like a DEPRESSION!!!


It's crazy right now.

Yep, I'm not sure where my week is going, but it is going fast.

I see I got my Tuesday and Wednesday confused but I'm hoping I'm back on track.

We'll be moving shortly. It's scary and exciting at the same time. In all honesty I cannot wait. Those of you who know me well know that complex living has on more than one time gotten to me. It is very sad to see the complex falling apart. A burst water pipe has been left for days - a dug out hole with water flowing out. Not great when we should be looking after our resources, but I get the idea that some people just don't care and that is sad.

Another thought that has been on my mind is well 'trying to make a living'. I have recently listed my work on an American website called Etsy and thanks to those who have put faith in me I have sold a few items but my views have decreased and no nibbles in sight anywhere.

Recently there has been an uproar in the bead making community where a certain person was found to be buying other people's works and selling it as her own. That is just not on. This situation has been going on for a few weeks now with no resolution in sight. With what is being said on some forums I wonder if buyers have been scared off. The powers that be, should have nipped it in the bud immediatley so to say, the need for a thread regarding this issue would most likely have fizzled out and confidence would have reigned supreme BUT the powers that be hesitated, bead makers got mad, copy threads started in ernest, and various works were put under scrutiny. I don't blame the buyers for shying away, I just wish they would come back.

Now it could also be the whole economy thing. It is bad everywhere!! Today we find out how much the interest rates are going to go up and life snowballs from there. I am really worried about surviving. For the first time, I am not quite sure about my boys birthdays and parties and such. There is sadly just no money - how do you explain that to a 7 going on 8 and a 3 going on 4 child. I can only try my best - but it is playing on my mind right now.

Bradley who is 7, is finding every excuse NOT to go to school. He has coughing fits of note at the mention of school. He is a quiet sensitive soul - I somehow think there is more to the story. Home schooling seems appealing but it scares me. What if I fail my child, what if I do more harm than anything else. But then right now at school he is not happy either. LIFE!!! Parenting is not easy and has made me appreciate my parents more for sure.

Well I have rambled on for way too long. Thank you to those of you read my blog and read my ramblings.

Hugs to you all.

Thursday's thought..

"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."

-Albert Einstein-

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Tuesday's Thought

An Irish Blessing

"May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night and a smooth road all the way to your door."

Monday, June 9, 2008

Mondays thoughts........

It's been a chilled out day. Started off with a nasty headache and no alcohol in the system to blame. LOL

I've spent some time today catching up on my favourite blogs. I love seeing what everyone else is up to.

Brad has a terrible cough and has been home all day. Looks like he'll be missing the school trip to the dairy tomorrow as well and looks like I'll be getting no sleep tonight the way he is carrying on. Not sure what else to do but whip out the nebuliser. Hopefully that will help.

No beads were made today. Bad I know.

Chat soon............

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Saturday's mumblings..........

It's been a busy day!!

We started this morning running late. Oops we forgot to set the alarm clock. We had our first Urban Market up the road from us. It was a mad dash but we made it on time. The day was stunning even though it started out chilly. Eventually sleeves were pushed up and we were thankful for the shade our gazebo provided. And loads of new friends were made.

I was happy for a change as my boro work sold better than the dichroic. It's becoming a competition between hubby and me. LOL It's fun!! There was some yummy food. Vetkoeks and mince, organic veg, pancakes, the faithful boerewors rolls and loads of handcrafted goodies. There was also a fantastic play area for the kiddies. We hardly saw them unless they were looking for money.

Later in the afternoon we went to sign the lease for our new home. Had another good look around. This time I remembered the camera and managed to try and get some pics of the view. We love the view and the size of the garden.

I made a cute focal bead last night but while inspecting it I noticed a teeny crack where the copper mesh had been used. It's very frustrating and sad when that happens. A lot of time and that goes into making a bead, but the kiln is on and I'll see if I have the energy to make another one today.

In the last pic below the post. In the middle of the pic on the horizon is Johannesburgs skyline. Yep, that is how far the view goes.

Hope your weekend is just as relaxing and fun.

Chat soon.....................

Our new home

Friday, June 6, 2008

TGIF - Todays thought..........

"When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place."

~ Unknown

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Today's thought...

On not giving up................

"When the world says, "Give up, Hope whispers, 'Try it one more time.' "

~ Unknown

Just added to my Etsy shop

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Eye Candy.....

Todays thought and I love it...................

"What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?"

~ Unknown

Cold and Wet Wednesday Morning

I cannot believe it!! Rain again. Oh my - I wonder what is happening to this world of ours.

Well I've woken up and I'm still comfortable with the decision we made. I suppose that is a good sign. I think it is scary for all of us. We have lived in our current home for almost 8 years. So this is a big event in our lives.

I'm back in the swing of things and making beads etc again. That is always a good sign. Made another sale on Etsy. I was floating on cloud 9 for a bit.

Not much else happening. Going to get my tootsies warms - they're freezing. And cold feet do not make a happy me.

Chat soon.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The country it is..................

Well hubby and I had a good chat. We weighed up the pros and cons of our options and the country side won. Goodbye beautiful handcrafted Swedish Garage doors..........................but we made the right choice. This way I won't have to worry about Josh falling into a huge pool, the dogs destroying the wooden doors, the cats scratching the beautiful wood or the kids climbing All over it. These all added to STRESS not needed right now.

So now we're moving further into Kyalami. Right into horse country. Actually we are going to be surrounded by horses. The property opposite our place even has ostriches. The boys loved it when we were looking at it on Sunday. The garden is huge and we can have a vegetable garden and herb garden. And yes, I can grow plenty of roses if I wish too.

It is not as fancy as the one I fell in love with but this is our dream. Even though we might not own it we can rent for as long as we like and that suites us fine. The owner even loves the fact that I melt glass, and doesn't mind our zoo. That is a plus!!!!

The big move: 27 - 29th June 2008. We're going to be busy packing but at least we know where we are going.

I haven't forgotten

Hi there everyone,

Just wanted to let you all know that I haven't forgotten the pieces for the people who took part in the pass it forward game I had earlier.

It's just one of those years. LOL

I did give myself 365 days - hope so.


Tuesday's ramblings

Good morning.........

This morning I'm tempted to find a new host company or whatever it is for my website. Emails finally started coming through but it would appear that any sent over the weekend up until now could very well be lost. Ughhhh!!

and I just checked again and got this......
Is on one of the servers that is still having intermittent problems.

Otherwise it's another beautiful winters day here. I'm thinking the country house might just be perfect for what we need. None of the ravishing beauty of the one I truly fell in love with but it has other advantages. Like a more country living feel, something we have always dreamed of.

I'll keep you updated.

Chat soon.

Today's thought..............

"I will persist until I succeed. Always will I take another step. If that is of no avail I will take another, and yet another. In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult.... I know that small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking."

-Og Mandino, American writer & motivational speaker

Monday, June 2, 2008

Monday's ramblings............

Good morning everyone.

It has been one of those mornings where I feel like I am chasing my tail and getting no where fast. Our hosting company for my email and website has had a fire which means I'm dead in the water for now. Frustrating!!!

The good news I am back torching and having fun. I had some fun yesterday playing and finalising a project I am working on.

We are still house hunting. I've got to the point of quitting - it is so frustrating!!! The one I was so excited about is having current tenant issues. Those of him changing his mind. Bye, bye cool studio. We will survive. LOL

Had a look at another house out in the country - the issue is getting Brad to school from there. I must just work on the logistics. Any ideas :))

Chat soon............

Monday's thought..................

Apache Blessing

"May the sun bring you new energy by day,
may the moon softly restore you by night,
may the rain wash away your worries,
may the breeze blow new strength into your being.
May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life."

- Apache Blessing -