People on planes

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Aren’t you fascinated by the people who you sit next to on aeroplanes? I am, and I am one of those irritating people who strike up conversations with strangers on planes.

I flew to Cape Town today (the photo was taken at the Waterfront when we went for a walk this evening), and I sat next to a fascinating person!

Him and his partner flew into South Africa from Oregon, US… and the reason… to dig for crystals in the Kalahari! They’re not here for long, only 16 days… which to me is MAD! Why come all this way for such a short time? They’d just arrived in the country and were spending 2 days in Cape Town before heading off for the Kalahari.

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Chaotic mornings

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It’s always chaos trying to get everyone up and out of the house in the mornings (except for Connor, of course, because he stays at home… with a nanny).
This morning, Lance left early to drive to Middelberg for the day, and I was on my own… so naturally it’s even more chaotic. I thought I would share a bit of it with you.

Bradley has a thing about the scale in the bathroom and most mornings jumps on it and then shouts what he weighs today. It’s never accurate because he never stands still so it fluctuates madly, but it’s not meant for kids to weigh themselves. Well, that’s my belief anyway… I can’t stand it when people are anal about their kids’ weight. I believe it causes more problems than it’s worth, and it creates issues at school too.

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Caused at scene

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OK, so finally, I get to post today! I’ve put the kids to bed (or rather we did), done my photo post, finished designing Bradley’s Ben 10 party invitations and printing them (they had to be done today because tomorrow is the last day of school for the term)… and now I can relax.

Today was a first for me. It was the first time I’ve left a trolley of groceries and just gone home rather than fight.

I took the boys to our local Woolies food store tonight to get a roast chicken for supper. Second night in a row… and guess what… they didn’t have any AGAIN! What’s with that anyway? Evening shoppers are looking for a fast meal… and they are losing customers by not having roast chickens!! So that was enough to set my blood boiling because I was already late… it was 6:15pm already. So, now I’m dithering… I can’t decide what to buy that’s going to be fast and we NEED veggies tonight. We’ve had too many veggie-less meals this week.

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Working woes

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The last kind of phone call I wanted to get late this afternoon at the office (yes, it’s Sunday and we’re all working feverishly to get a new system live), was Lance telling me how Connor is wandering around the house crying “mamamamma” and I can hear his heartbroken wailing in the background.

That was enough to send me over the edge.

I felt bad enough leaving them this weekend to work the strange hours we’re working at the moment.

And I’m tired. And I haven’t been working close to the hours that some of the other guys have been working. They all looked like zombies this evening before I left to come home. I really hope this is the last weekend we have to work like this, everyone desperately needs a break.

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