Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Freedom Day

17 Years ago today black people in South Africa were allowed to vote for the first time, Nelson Mandela became President following those elections, we became known as the Rainbow Nation. Arguably the biggest event in the history of this country. I was only 10 years old at the time, wasn't too interested in all the politics, and took "freedom" for granted. We'd had black pupils in our school since 1992 (that I can remember), so by 1994 it wasn't a big deal to us kids anyway. Little did we know how much differently things in this country could have turned out was it not for De Klerk and Mandela. Now we just hope things continue in this fashion if Mandela had to pass away one day...

I got some bad news regarding Bree on facebook yesterday: ***UPDATE*** Everyone please keep Bree and her family in your prayers and thoughts! She has taken a turn of the worse a couple weeks ago. She is in TGH fighting hard. They are trying a plasma exchange right now to see if that will help. They don't know what else to do at this point or even what she has. Let's just hope and pray this works!!!! Really bummed, she BETTER recover from whatever's wrong with her :-(

Only 2 more days of work this week! Having blood and urine tests done tomorrow morning before work for my appointment on Tuesday. Also need to get my flu shot somewhere in the next week or so. Hope you've had a good week so far!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter long-weekend

Long weekend was good. Shopping, seeing my sister and Pierre again after I haven't seen them since Christmas, nice food... back to work tomorrow! Shouldn't be too busy and traffic will be quiet, so day should go fine. And then Wednesday is another holiday! Not much other news. Next week Tuesday is my lung check-up. Pretty nervous as this will be my last health check-up before Sweden!!! Just hope Murphy doesn't have it in for me!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Good Friday and 39 months

Today 39 months ago my body was saved and thousands of years ago my soul :-) Had a quiet day, church this morning, and spend most of the rest of the day with my parents. At home now doing some house-wifey stuff! Poor Chris has been working the whole day, hopefully he'll be home soon. We're fetching my sis and Pierre (her boyfriend) at the airport tonight, going to be the best part of my day seeing my sis again!!! Haven't seen her since Christmas.

It's a SUPER long weekend, only back at work on Tuesday, and then Wednesday's a holiday again, so only 3 working days :-) And (touch wood) quiet working days at that! Tomorrow my mom, sister and I might go do some shopping, and tomorrow night we'll be celebrating my sister and mom's degrees, Pierre's birthday, my lungaversary and a few others! Will be taking some pics!!!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

2 months to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday was only 2 months to the start of the games!!!!!!! So excited and paranoid not to get sick before then :-/ Training going well at least!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


not much to write... caught up on sleep which is good. gymming back in full swing and really excited about the games. UK visa also picked up so just the shengen one to go.

Weekend was great, did a bit of shopping on Sat morning, played some squash, bring and braai on Sat night, and bring and brunch on Sun morning. Spent the whole of Sunday afternoon being depressed because it's almost monday, which was a bit of a waste of time. posted some weekend pics above...

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Mom and sister in the news

They were in the newspaper down in Port Elizabeth for both getting honours degrees last year! Graduation ceremony is this year. So proud of them!