Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Social withdrawl symptoms and milktart

So I'm all on my own this week... Thank goodness for technology because without that I'd be totally isolated! Facebook, MSN, Google talk and my phone really helps! Having coffee with Aviva (physio) sometime which I'm looking forward to a lot. Also, I may have found a church... The church was recommended to me by 1 or 2 people, and yesterday while driving around I stumbled apon it! So I asked a guy I know here in Joburg, who did my BCom with me, whether he'd come with me on Sunday. Turns out it's already his church, so looking forward to that! Would love to meet some more young people here!

Yesterday I had a desperate housewife day... without the gossip, sex and scandal :-( I got my hair cut (very nice!), did washing, did ironing, made supper, watched tv, washed the dishes a few times, shopped for food etc. It's fine for now, but I really need to get a part-time job soon. Drove around yesterday looking for accounting firms where I can hand in my cv, but it was a bit difficult, as the roads are so busy you can't really slow down to check everything out! So I'm going to try and get hold of a telephone directory and rather start there.

As you can see I posted a pic of a milktart! It has a milk-like filling with cinnamon sprinkled on top. It's very yummy and not too sweet. In the comments to my previous post someone gave a link to a website with the recipe! Apparently there is a pic as well, but I enjoyed the excuse to have to buy one! It was our dessert...

I'm reading this really cool book at the moment, called Breathless, by Amber Metz. She sent me the book just after my transplant, but I only received it last week when I was home. It's about her own lung transplant experience, on a spiritual level. I really enjoy reading her experience, experiencing the same emotions all over again. If you want to find out more go to www.ambermetz.com

That's all I've got to say for now. Hope you are having a good week!


Anonymous said...

Hi Alice. I'm up here in Jo'burg too remember, probably up until June / July before I can even think of going home to Cape Town. If you want my cell # call Caroline at Dr Williams and she will give it too you. It would be great to get together and share notes and maybe even worship together at your Church. Peter Leid (CF Man)

Alice said...

That sounds great! Could you e-mail your nr to me? alicevosloo@yahoo.com If you don't get this I'll call Caroline!

Destini said...

So glad to hear things are going so well for you.
The milk tart looks yummy!

I'm praying that you find a church that feeds your spiritual hunger. It is nice to be plugged in to a place that feels like home. We changed churches about a year ago and have formed some really amazing friendships with some of the people.
Have a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

Hey huni! Glad to see things are going well :)
The pic looked rather yummy! I might go get some icecream hehe!
Hope your not feeling too bored, feel free to add my on msn if you are (clare_cruickshank@hotmail.com)

Take care, and enjoy the coffee with your physio!


april said...

LOL> I'm glad I gave you an excuse to buy a milktart! it looks yummy!!! thanks for posting the pics and despription!

wow and you're even looking for a job now! I can't beleive how resiliant and full of life you are after transplant. so amazing! I can tell you are enjoying every minute of your "new" life!

Anonymous said...

Hi Alice,
still loving your blog.
Please add me to your msn if you wish,would be great to chat.

Laura,UK (2 cf brothers)

p.s -im sure i have introduced myself properly in a recent comment :)

Donnie, Cheri, Brock, Alex, Logan....Coming Soon Malaena-Sloan said...

Alice...I am so thankful you are doing well, and are feeling well enough to work! WOW! You are a miracle. I have been following your blog since January when I came across the Lawrenson's. If you have time, visit our blog, and see our little miracle: harrisquest.blogspot.com
God bless, Cheri

Tamara said...

Mmmm... now I'm craving milk tart.

Our loadshedding starts in 30 min, so enjoying the PC while I can :)

This is the first time I've visited your blog, and I reckon it's pretty awesome. I'm also in Jo'burg (although I remain Capetonian at heart), and I've found it really hard to get used to. Being part of a church family makes it so much easier, so all the best with that.