It is the little things that brings happiness all around!

Yesterday was a happy day for me, not because of this or that, but because we did the little things that brings happiness all around:

Early morning start at the gym saw us having our first swim for the season.  (yes I know swimming at the gym, doesn’t classify 100%)  It was amazingly enjoyable, extremely refreshing and the bonus was listening to Logan giggling all the way!

After our swim Kobus went to work for a bit *sad face*.  Logan watched a DVD and I cuddled up reading my book.

The afternoon we did homey things, we loaded our three dogs and Logan’s bicycle on the back of the bakkie.  Logan and Kobus sat at the back of the bakkie while I drove us to the Rietondale Park.  Logan rode his bicycle while Kobus and I followed with the three over-excited dogs.   After we walked all around the park Logan played on the jungle gyms and Kobus and I sat on the grass enjoying the moment.

The evening we went to church, something we should try to do more often, it really makes you realize just how blessed we are!

Tell me all the happy things you did the weekend!


Language Complications

Ever since I decided to communicate with Logan in English, I have found it very easy to have a conversation in Afrikaans and with the flick of a mental switch speak English to Logan. 

Things have become slightly more complicated since then.  First and foremost, I have an Afrikaans boyfriend with whom I speak English.  Then there is his son, to whom we speak Afrikaans.  Yes it makes for interesting moments, speaking to “the boys” and translating as we go! 

We also have three dogs!  Two Afrikaans dogs and One English dog.  Apart from the fact that Dixie, originally my dog doesn’t listen, she is more inclined to hear when spoken to in English.  The same goes for (originally) his two dogs! 

 At least I know that one day when Kobus and I have another little one, he will prefer raising *her* in English.  For the moment however, I want another girl-puppy, a brown Dachshund for me to call Chutney!  

And hopefully we will communicate with her in English too!

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You know your child chooses your boyfriend over you … and other things:

So yesterday after work, I stop at a pharmacy close to home to pick up some tablets.  After waiting in the prescription queue for what felt like ages, I was informed to pay a R 3.27 levy.  Naturally after asking whether I wont be able to just pay them there and being informed that I needed to go and stand in another queue, I secretly decide to reward Logan  myself with a well deserved sweet. 

As we entered the car I asked Logan not to tell Uncle Kobus.  Not because I don’t want him to know, but just because Uncle Kobus does not need to know everything!   Especially when it involves eating things that are very bad for me.  In yesterday’s case fudge.

Logan and Dixie

Slightly later, as Kobus entered the door, he was informed very diplomatically that a.) Mommy said not to tell him and b.)  he had a sweety before supper. 

SOLUTION:  If and when I decide to have a sweety, I won’t be sharing it with him (him being Logan.  May in fact share it with Kobus rather!) 

In other things:  I feel the need to express my frustration regarding my now THREE DOGS!  See you get yourself a boyfriend and you end up with baggage like two extra dogs as well!!

Honestly for the most part I love all three my dogs (although I don’t have photos of the other two, just yet.)  I don’t love them in the mornings when they don’t want to stay in the backyard.  I don’t love them when after catching them once and they come out of the yard again.  And I most definitely don’t love them when all of this happens after Kobus and I invested a huge chunk of a Saturday afternoon (a couple of  weeks ago) to fix the problem! 

This happened yesterday morning.  I was kind of upset about it and couldn’t blog about it at the time.  However last night when I found everything in place.  For the most part.  Really only excluding Dixie from this as she is the biggest shit of them all, I loved them again!

Guest what I will be doing with a huge chunk of my Sunday afternoon again this weekend?

Anything exciting planned?