Saturday, September 13, 2014

Love it!

Chrislie and Pierre in their new house

My sis and Pierre are now not only living in Jozi, they have bought their own little townhouse in the same suburb as us! It's almost like a dream come true for me! Parents and sis all living in Joburg now! Last night we had our first braai there, and today Chrislie and I went to buy a few plants for our gardens, and had scones and tea at garden centre. Domesticated!!!!!

We also picked up a print that they had framed, and at the same time I gave in my Alice In Wonderland vintage cards that I bought in Notting Hill, London to be framed as well (3 years ago already!!!! Shocking that I've left it this long!) Will definitely post a pic when it's done!

Tomorrow I'll be helping to register Organ donors at the Biker's day... should be interesting and a great success!!!! Please encourage any Bikers in Gauteng to join!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


In the last week I haven't blogged as I don't have much to update on or anything interesting to say! Life has been crazy busy but at the same time pretty boring.

Work has been very very busy!!! (the norm rather than the exception I have come to realise!!!), especially with going on leave in Oct and other staff going on leave this month, so I'm being trained and training someone else at same time!!! Have to try and balance my life and try not to work late too often while still getting everything done! Keeps me out of trouble at least!

Then there is also the shot put and discus training that I go to when I have time!!! It's going OK, don't think I will throw the distances needed to qualify for the next transplant games, but to be honest I also don't think that I will be going to Argentina if my lungs continue their trend in any case. I'm just doing it for fun and because I really want to compete in the Nationals next month.

My sis and Pierre are also proud home-owners as from last week Thurs!!!! So this past weekend we've been helping them clean and move some stuff over to their new place. Excited for all the good times we will still be spending there in future!

Saw psychiatrist yesterday (have to see him every 6 months to get a new script for anxiety meds and to see if they are still working!). All fine, meds (well there is only one med...) stay the same, seeing him again in March next year!

This Sunday is also the organ donation Biker's Day where I will be helping to register people as organ donors. Should be interesting! There is also the Gauteng Transplant Sport AGM coming up on 27 Sept, so that needs to be organised too!

As you can see pretty busy and just trying to survive the next month until we go away on holiday!!!!

P.S. Fawny did a blog post about my 30th birthday picnic... check it out here.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

30 and 48

30... my new age!!!!  The weekend was very very nice, and my party was really great. Weather was perfect and just a great day all round! Check out some of the pics below!!! I think they will speak louder than me writing about it! THANKS so much to everyone who made my day special..... to Carli and Louz for coming all the way from Cape Town, Cecile and Andrew for organising the table, Patricia for making the photo booth props, my mom, dad, Chris, Chrislie and Pierre for all the help!!! Tiana and Fawn for sending me pics they took!! Hope I didn't forget anyone.... Also feeling very loved with all the texts, facebook messages and phone calls I got!

48... my new % lung function... so last Thursday was my check-up... had to use different lung function machine than usual, and FEV1% was 48% :-( Hard to measure exactly against previous reading seeing as it was a different machine... BUT I used this machine for my June check-up too and then it was 53%. So on same machine a 5% drop since then. So will have to wait and see till next check-up to see what normal machine says. All bloods and stuff were great. Meh....

Luckily it didn't dampen my mood for the birthday :-) So glad it was a success!!!!