Monday, May 31, 2010

A brrrrr Monday and a {layout}

Today is very cold.
For once, my ironing is up to date.
In a steaming pot on the stove is soup, the smell of it makes me hungry,can not wait.
Cleaned the  house, did some catch-up on some of my blogs that I follow.
I have ear-ache, just like a baby, think I might have caught a cold,while away this weekend,but it hurts real bad.
I have a layout to share.  Since I have not scrapped for quite a long time, I decided to do the following:
I follow MANY Scrapbook blogs and there are so many scrapbookers that truly inspire me. So, I will feature one every week, take a layout from her and do a scrap lift on that page.
This week, I chose Michelle Lanning, with this cute shoes layout. I did not have all the trimmings,but I had this photo for ages, 3 years to be exact, Megan bought this pair of shoes, while on a school trip in Lesotho. I loved them and had to take a picture.

I got a Big Surprise on Thursday, hubby spoiled me rotten. Now, I am not the type of person that brags, but this is a show off, you want to see??

Thanks for visiting

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Shades of Autumn

Today, is very cold and overcast, for sure, winter is on the way.
I took this picture this morning, while on our way out from the Klein Kariba holiday resort.
We spent the weekend with the colleagues of my husband.
It was a bit overcast, but the colours came out lovely.
Although Autumn is upon us, I love the colours it brings with it.
For sure God is busy creating, yet another masterpiece in front of our eyes.

Enjoy your Sunday.
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Friday, May 28, 2010

Sorry, Under Construction

Sorry, been a bad, bad blogger, BUT I had my computer sent in for some construction work done!!
Please bare with me!! See I have already lost one follower!! Pleaaaase don't go!!
I have lost some of my programmes, they had to recover them, will be back in business sooon!
Going to Klein Kariba this weekend.
Looking forward to watching the Super 14 Final!! Go Bulls!!
Megan on a hockey team building in Potchefstroom this weekend and it is VERY cold there.
Managed to do at least one layout, can you believe it?? Will share on Monday, since i have to reinstall my Picasa program and reload Adobe Elements.
And just to tell you that i do miss you, I can at least share a poem:

Flowers leave their fragrance on the Hand that Bestows them.

There's an old Chinese proverb that if practiced each day
Would change the whole world in a wonderful way.
Its truth is so simple, it's easy to do,
And it works every time and successfully, too.
For you can't do a kindness without a reward
not in silver nor in gold but in joy from the Lord.
You can't light a candle to show others the way
Without feeling the warmth of that bright little ray,
And you can't pluck a rose all fragrant with dew
Without part of its fragrance remaining with you.

Have a lovely weekend.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Dance slower

It seems my to-do list is always never ending. My head is constantly busy, I always do and think about more than 3 things at a time.  I NEVER slow down. Sorry to say, but i do rip myself apart for other people a lot!!  I need to stop that, I need to dance slower. After reading about the causes of Bells syndrome,it all came together, I am doing to much too often, I need to slow down, I need to stress less, No I am not the type of person, who go sits in a corner and get myself in stress ball, I tend to coop it up! And now it has hit the fan!!LOL!! This came at the right time and I want to share it with you:)


Have you ever watched kids
On a merry-go-round?
Or listened to the rain
Slapping on the ground?
Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight?
Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?
You'd better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.
Do you run through each day
On the fly?
When you ask "How are you?"
Do you hear the reply?
When the day is done
Do you lie in your bed
With the next hundred chores
Running through your head?
You'd better slow down
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.
Ever told your child,
We'll do it tomorrow?
And in your haste,
Not see his sorrow?
Ever lost touch,
Let a good friendship die
Cause you never had time
To call and say "Hi"?
You'd better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.
When you run so fast to get somewhere
You miss half the fun of getting there.
When you worry and hurry through your day,
It is like an unopened gift....
Thrown away.
Life is not a race.
Do take it slower
Hear the music
Before the song is over.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

She turned 16!!

So, my girl turned 16!! I cannot believe,how quickly  she has grown.
We asked her whether she wanted a party or a really nice gift, she wanted a really nice gift!!LOL!!
This is what we got her!
It just had to be pink and she was speechless.
We picked her up from school and took her to the scooter shop, her scooter had a tag on,with her name on  it, we send her to go and check the price  and when she turned the tag,she saw her name!
Now, she must study for her learners, but first it is exams.{sorry,honey bunch,first things first}
Then, I got this surprise on Tuesday!!
3 Layouts done by the very talented Pearl Liu.
They are all so very pretty, I tell you, her work is even  better in real life:)

This is the one of Megan's Valentines dress.
This one is very special, on a canvas and I love all the misting and flowers.
Thank You so much Pearl, you are a darling!!

I am starting to feel better, my eye is slowly blinking again, but my lips still numb.
Hubbies birthday tomorrow!

I got spoiled on Mothers day, got Casting Crown's cd and Francine Rivers book,loving it:)

Hope you are having a happy week!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Sleeping with one eye open. . .

This is exactly what is happening.  Even as I sleep,my one eye does not close properly,scary,hey??
At least i can be on watch during the night.LOL!! Call it night shift. Well, at least I can still laugh a bit about my situation,but to tell you the truth, this afternoon, after spinning{yes,I can still exercise}I just burst out in tears!! At the moment I am feeling angry, irritated and . . . numb.
I am taking my pills{although I can't bear the thought of the after affects of this medication}but cannot tell if I can feel a difference yet,maybe I am too rushed!! I am always rushed!!
This came at a wrong time{sure there is no "right"time for this}but not now!!
You know, the interesting part of this situation is,when something bad hits us, one seem to quickly take stock of LIFE.
Asking the question:  Am I LIVING LIFE?? To the FULLEST??
I think, we should everyday,grab every second,every minute,every hour.
I want to stop waiting for the right moment, I want to do MORE!!
This is only 5 things, which came to mind right now.

Monday, May 3, 2010

So, here I was, thinking I am healthy??

I think, that if there is one thing I never forget to ask God in my prayers, is that He should please keep me healthy and to please save me for a very long life, I want to see my daughter make matric, go to university,etc. I think that is any mother's prayer.
I think of myself as quite healthy person, don't go to the doctor often,until today. . .
It started last weekend, my tongue was feeling funny, like when you had something to hot to eat.
It carried on,even my  taste buds were not functionally as usual.
So, this weekend on Saturday  morning, i woke up with a numb feeling around my mouth, as the day continued, hubby told me that my one eye was drooping{i had a headache and blamed it on that}
Sunday was even worse, I could not role my lips to put my lipstick on or even open my  mouth properly.
I started to worry now.  I had a aneurysm a few years ago, but got treatment,I thought maybe it made a comeback.
Went to the doctor this morning.
I was diagnosed with Bell Palsy syndrome!!
He sent me for a CT scan, although it came back clear,they need to do a MRI scan to exclude the possibility of a aneurysm.
He gave me a script for some cortisone pills, a high dosis actually!! It is the only thing that treats this thing.
Went to Google Bells, now that is scary!!
First when the doctor told me that it was that, i felt relieved that it was not a A.
BUT, when you go read up on Bells, and the causes, you feel a bit different.
I took my first 12 tablets today!!
Hope and pray that I will feel a difference soon!!!

Please add me to your prayers.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

From my balcony in Parys. . .

This is the pictures from the balcony,where we stayed the past long weekend. In Parys,in the Free State.
It is such a lovely and tranquil little place.
The ideal getaway, not far from us,about 200km.
This is a huge berrietree, in summer it is in full swing and full of the lovely little fruits.
Hubby, teaching the girls how to fish.
Megan,getting their sundowner spot ready,with drinks and treats to eat!!LOL!!
Hubby, fishing in full force, he caught a whole 9!!

Thanks for stopping by and having a peak!!