Sunday, August 31, 2008
Will update later, but was greeted with this cool present from a reader first thing this morning... THANKS KELLY, it's great!!!!
later... OK Im having trouble loading it... will let you know when it's working...
Saturday, August 30, 2008
And this evening/ late afternoon Anto and I went to see Mamma Mia, which is a STUNNING movie!!! It's so feel-good and I NEED an ABBA CD now... urgently. I've got all the songs stuck in my head now!!!
Last night party was SO MUCH FUN too... saw friends I haven't seen in years, and even one friend who stays in Boston but is also home at the moment. So it was very special. The last time some of them saw me I looked seriously crap. Took loads of pics that I'll post on Monday or so... and I'm not posing with alcohol everytime this time, lol!!! Well at least I TRIED to put my drink down before pics were taken...
Tonight I'm going to try and go to bed early, cos then my birthday will be here sooner!!!! AND I didn't sleep much at all last night... Tomorrow morning I'm going to church with the parentals, and afterwards my grandparents are coming over, as well as my dad's cousin and their family. So it's family-day! Then hopefully at 4pm or so I'll see Anto and them again for coffee etc...
O yes, and a reader asked about biltong... literally it means 'bull-tongue', (well that's my interpretation anyway), but it's just dried-out, spiced-up meat. It's a delicacy here... and I'm pretty much a carnivore so I LOVE it. Will take a pic sometime...
NEXT TIME I BLOG I'M 24!!!!! Can you tell that I'm really excited about my birthday????
Friday, August 29, 2008
Went to say hi to the ER nurse who always put my drips in for me, Jacky! Also did some nice shopping, although the shops here have NOTHING compared to JHB, so shopping here is rather depressing... and I also looked fat in the changeroom mirror... but that's a nice change to looking blue and having legs like sticks!!!!
This afternoon I spent chilling with my sis (she straightened my hair for tonight!!), and eating ice-cream and biltong and fruit-cake that my grandma made me for my birthday!!!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Went to gym again, and did the SUPER circuit, for the first time since about 1997, when I used to do it at the gym in PE on good days... It basically entails 18 weight-lifting machines, and steps. You do weights for 40 seconds (or a minute, not sure), then steps, then weights again, then steps, etc etc. It is TIRING!!!! It's not like I haven't been able to do it before now, it's just that I didn't have the guts to try... Needless to say I'm a bit sore today, and don't want to know what it's going to feel like tomorrow!!!!
Also did some shopping, and got myself a DVD and junk-food for supper. The pic is the Can You Twist clothing range, that my story was promoting!!!! It's at Woolworths!!! If you voted for my story (unfortunately I didn't win, CONGRATS RAGEL!!!!), go click on the Can You Twist box in the right panel, you may have won a shopping voucher!!! My sister and one of my friends did!!!
Finally, Thanks to Lou and Kelly, 2 readers who have sponsored Annelie so generously!!!! If there are more of you, THANK YOU SO MUCH to you too!!!!!!! It REALLY is a good cause!!!!!
Friday, August 22, 2008
The MOST exciting news is that a CF guy called Andre who has been on the waiting list for like 4 years finally GOT LUNGS two days ago!!!! He's doing REALLY well thusfar, and I'll be popping in to see him on Monday morning when I go for bloods again.
Also... my lungfunction was 99.6% on Monday... a personal record for me!!!! I think it's safe to say my cold is completely gone. Going to gym again this afternoon, which should be great. The only thing that is crappy at the moment is that I'm having trouble sleeping... don't know why!!!!
The interview went fine. The only thing is that they're only taking in 10 people for the training I'm applying for, and they have to take BEE (black economic empowerment) into consideration... so I may be too white :-( But we'll see what happens.
Got this weird (but cool) e-mail yesterday... 1Time, the cheap airline I flew to PE with, has these great specials for the months of October and November, TO CELEBRATE OUR ONE MEDAL THAT WE WON AT THE OLYMPICS... I see the USA medal count is at 99... we've got 1 silver medal... so their name, 1Time, is pretty ironic, lol!!! In anycase, I'll DEFINITELY be making use of the special!!!!
In a week's time I'll be back in Port Elizabeth!!! I'm flying down again (with 1Time, lol), my dad will be joining up with us, and we'll be spending a week together. Living in the same house again like a normal family! I'll also be spending my birthday with my friends, which is great. I'll be driving back with him again on Sunday the 7th I think. Hopefully my next trip will be to Cape Town... haven't been there since Jan 2006, and 2 of my best friends, Louzanne and Carli (who have both come to visit me in JHB) stay there. It's going to be awesome...
Not sure what I'll be doing this weekend, but sure I'll find something... hope you have a good one!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
I'm also going for bloods and the usual FeNO and flow loop tomorrow morning, before the interview (blood pressure should be through the roof then, lol), and an x-ray. Then after the interview it's off to Pretoria again.
Yesterday was great. My mom and I went for a long walk on the beach, which is almost like a mini-hike or something. It's called the Sacremento trail, because a few hundred years ago a Portugese ship called the Sacremento sank there. It REALLY is breathtaking, and I'll be posting pics tonight when I'm back in JHB. I haven't walked it in 5 years... so it was great. And easy, except for my calves that are sore from running on the beach the 2 previous days, lol!!! We had a nice lunch after that, and pancakes late afternoon, when it got rather cold! Went to church last night, and it was great being back in my old church, I quite miss it.
But even though I'm sad about leaving again, I'M BACK HERE IN 10 DAYS TIME!!!!! And this time for a week... to celebrate the birthday I didn't think I would have!!!!!
P.S. Please remember to sponsor Annelie (my aunt) for her CF run on the 5th of October... I was hesitant to ask in the light of the Gina/Pepe scam, but I'm not going to let some mentally deranged person/people affect real fundraising for CF. They've done enough damage as it is. So please go to http://www.justgiving.com/anneliewhitfield
P.P.S. Check out my new badge!!!!