I’ve been busy

I know, I know..It’s no excuse. But I have been busy. And I am sorry.

But here’s what’s going on in my life. I have started a new job in Stellenbosch. It is so good to be back here. When I studied, I loved this place, and I have missed it ever since I left. The commute to work and back is a bit hectic, and I leave every morning at 6:40 to be here at 8:00. Granted, I do get here early, but only slightly. And I’d rather be early than stuck in traffic AND running late! If you’d like to check out where I’m working now, you can go to http://wemer.co.za/

My man’s sister is getting married in one week! I am very excited! The bachelorette party that we threw for her, was a HUGE success, and so much fun! I will upload some photos soon, I still need to work out how much internet I can use at work…nudge nudge.. I am also working my butt off with Jillian Michaels‘ 30 Day Shred. Good lord, it is intense. My knees are killing me today. There’s this move in level 2 that I absolutely despise… It’s pendulum lunges with bicep curls. And my lower back hurts. But not the muscles, oh no. It hurts like…I don’t even know how to explain! It’s the lower bones of my back, behind my hips, I guess. I’m sure it’s from doing all those crunches. I should invest in a yoga mat.

I am completely obsessed with baking right now, and I’m collecting recipes like a spinster collects cats. It’s ridiculous. I haven’t done much baking yet, but I will. I promise. Speaking of, I really want to bake something for the office, but my boss is allergic to  gluten… Any suggestions on a good gluten-free recipe that will win the hearts of my colleagues?

And then, big news, my baby sis just got engaged! It’s really weird, I remember her as this little clumsy tomboy who supplied us with endless hours of entertainment (unwittingly), and even more hours of frustration and all out screaming matches! How fast time flies. I should be careful, I am nearly on the verge of having an existential crisis at the ripe old age of 25. And I am already paranoid about my wrinkles.

Also, I want to bitch about how difficult it is to buy something online from an international website, and then to get it shipped to South Africa. The actual buying – that I can do with my eyes closed, trust me – but actually getting my purchase here, now there lies the conundrum. Like: I really wanted to buy a case of Ball’s jars, those gorgeous mason jars. But I can’t get it here. And yesterday, I wanted to buy Organix Hydrating Macadamia Oil Intensive Moisture Hair Mask, but the shipping is LUDICROUS! It’s almost double what the damn mask will cost me. GAH!!! It’s time I move to Europe, I think.

If only.

Anyway, I should get back to work. At least it’s Friday. OH! Wait! I haven’t even told you yet…I AM NO LONGER WORKING WEEKENDS! Halle-frickin-lujah!

Much Love, dolls.

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Big Blob of Blah

That’s what I’m feeling. Blah.

I have absolutely zero inspiration. I have nothing to write. And I’m disappointed about that. I like blogging. Yet the topic eludes me.

I have been feeling very nostalgic about Amsterdam in the past couple of weeks, maybe because this time last year we were planning our trip.

And no, I haven’t started exercising. Don’t judge me. Feast your eyes on my new toy, though. I just have to find some time to play with it…

My new old film camera

Blogger Schmogger

So I haven’t had anything that I wanted to write about in quite some time. It’s quite sad, actually. Tomorrow is my last day at work. I need to come up with a hefty sum of money to cover the deposit on the new place I want to move in to by December. I don’t know where to start. Oi vey.

Today is WaywardMom’s birthday! Happy birthday, mama.

I couldn’t call myself a blogger, because (obviously) I don’t blog often enough. I’d love to start a food blog, but in the end, I would just be borrowing recipes from others and show you how I made it. Blah. Also, it wouldn’t do my figure any good, because who’s going to eat all the yummy treats I make? Me. I’m also not nearly active enough in my photography to blog about that every day. Hmm.. What to do?

Blogging is hard. Side note: the packing up of my life is going quite well. I only have like a quarter of the kitchen left to pack, and then all that’s left is my own room. The rest is basically done. And I have two days left, so I’m pretty sure I’ll finish in time.

Ooooh, I just had an idea! The man and I (mostly me) decided we will each get a turn every week to have date night. That means, once a week, I have to plan a lovely evening for the two of us, and he has to do it too (on a different day obviously). So in the future, probably from December onwards, each week I will share our date nights. All of us need a little help sometimes to keep the fire burning. So that’s my contribution.

The AMAZING Christmas gift has not yet arrived. Aaargh.