Friday, January 16, 2009

First day at school...

First days at school...are they more traumatic for the child or for the parent? My daughter, my baby, started primary school on Wednesday. She's 6 years old, still a baby. School started for her the day before already, an orientation hour where she got to dress up in her school uniform, meet her teacher and see where her classroom would be. It was very exciting!

On Wednesday however, real school started. For some mothers, it was just too much, they couldn't remove themselves from the classroom fast enough before bursting into tears. For some of the children, they couldn't let go of their parents' hands long enough to see through the tears to their little tables and chairs. For some, like my daughter, it was a whole new adventure, a new beginning and one that she's been looking forward to for a while now. I'm not the publically emotional kind so saw her to her classroom, into her chair. Kissed her goodbye and left.

The house felt strangely empty after I got back home.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

lolcats...otherwise known as Caturday

Need I say more? If you haven't already browsed this website, please do so now! :)

Hours and hours and hours of entertainment.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

The Holidays...or Life without the Web...

I've just come home after spending a month visiting with family in Cape Town and Hermanus (

My sister doesn't have an internet connection at home and no internet cafes near her home. My inlaws have an antiquated 33k modem dialup that is hardly worth the hour spent trying to log on the one day I tried, but there is an internet cafe. With thousads of holidaymakers vying for the few machines, that too was not worth standing in line.

I suffered, badly.

The holiday was great though, I got to read! A whole book! Ok well it was more like 4 but one was the epic Brisngr and took 2 weeks. I reconnected with my heartbeat and my breathing. Did you all know I can hold my breath for a whole minute before passing out? I learned how to roast a leg of lamb on an open fire. I learned that sometimes life sucks, especially when you have absolutely no control over other people's choices affecting yours. I also learned that I am an art connoisseur, and can actually appreciate someone else's efforts ( enough to purchase.

Overall, the holiday was great but it's going to be a full year before I do anything like that again!

Happy very late New Year to all.


My friend Ei has a wordle on her blog, so I did one too because it looks cool.

Wordle: lifeandstuff