Picnic at the park

by Sweetest Sin

It was the day before school reopened so we decided that it would be fun to have a day out at a nearby reserve and have a picnic while we were there. We ended up in Mandurama Reserve not far from home. It was a sunny but windy day so we were all rugged up! Reminded me so much of the time we went to visit my aunt in Holland and had experience cold for the first time. My body couldn’t decide what to feel! lol

Wondering what the heck she’s doing on this thingy!!

Finally can kick the ball without Mummy screaming at me not to

Little Ms Photogenic

Chomping on a cookie

Someone wanted to run down the ‘hill’ and so she did. Face planted herself, looked up, said “uh=oh” stood up and carried on. THAT’S my girl!! Not a tear, not a whimper… :)

In typical KR style…

Sisterly love

While we were walking along the bridge, the ducks saw us and literally came for us. It was scary!!!

All in all, we had a fun day out as a family which we rarely have a chance to. Today, it was great! ;)

Do dreams mean anything?

by Sweetest Sin

I rarely dream these days. Most night I go to bed and I’m out like a light! You could say that I’m one of those lucky ones who can fall asleep quite quickly and I guess I guess I should be thankful for that. But last night, I dreamt of my Grandmother. She has been gone for at least 20 years now and I reckon this is the first time I’ve ever dreamt of her.

We were having a party and I had a plate of string hoppers in my hand, loaded with brown sugar and a little bit of shredded coconut. I walked into the next room and there she was lying down in bed with KR (my second baby) sleeping beside her. I bent down and she opened her eyes and looked at me, ‘Leukemia”, she said. “I know”, I answered her. “But we cant do much, can we?” She nodded, storking my hand. It may have been a dream but I could see her so clearly, ‘feel’ her hands on mine. It was surreal. So anyway, I said we could pray and I started singing “He Is Lord”. And she sang along with me. She used to sing to me and it would lull me to sleep whenever we went to visit her during the holidays. This was when I was a wee one. I’d sleep with her in her bed and she would sing all the churchy hymms for me. It was beautiful and something I wont ever forget. But I could only remember 1 verse from this song and had to stop after that. I felt bad. I felt guilty because I had stopped and she clearly was enjoying it.

I woke up after that, feeling extreme guilt that I let her down that way. I dont know why I had suddenly dreamt her up. Can’t see if she’s trying to tell me something or not…I did tell sis and sis said it was a horrid dream. I didnt think so. In fact, Im glad that I did coz it reminded me of what she looked like. She made sure I didnt forget her. I hope that I dream of my dad one of these days. I’m so afraid that I will ‘forget’ him – the way he sounds, his laughter….if that ever happened, I’d be devastated!!

Missing in action

by Sweetest Sin

Gosh, it’s been a very long while since I last blogged and there are cobwebs EVERYWHERE!!! I have to say though I didn’t really miss it much but what I do feel sad about is that I never jotted down things that have had happened that I would have liked to have written down for posterity.

In a nutshell, since March we’ve since moved out of my MIL’s place and back home. While it was a bit of a sad decision, it had to be done for the good of all. I have to personally say thought that I am glad to be back to where I can feel more homely. J Nothing beats living in your OWN home. I have missed my sewing area, my dyeing….things I love doing I missed out on when we were away and now, it’s slowly coming back together. It’s been a few months and although things are not ALL back to normal, we’ll get the in time.

The girls have since settled in to their new/old school, made new friends and reacquainted with the old. Picking up where A left off and KR is just going about things her way. B is still talking about going to school but mention preschool and he runs the opposite direction! Lol The most change that has happened is most prolly to G who seemed to have begun walking literally overnight. As with the others, she was a slow walker to begin with. She was slow rolling over and slow to crawling. But I was never stressed because I knew that she would come around in due time. And she did. One moment she was holding on to the stool at the playground, and then with a bit of coaxing and encouragement, she took off. Just like that. She has not looked back since and this was merely 3 weeks ago or thereabouts. These days there is no stopping her….she is up and about, and always on the go. J It’s good to see how well she is progressing.

On a personal front, I have since started a temp job at a local government office and it’s been good. I think a workplace is more bearable when you have nice co-workers and particularly if you can get along with them. That itself is half the battle won. I’ve been lucky that most of my assignments have been with pretty good co-workers and supervisors. More often than not, I leave with more friends to add on FB. Lol Once my 6 weeks are up, I’m hoping to get another position so I guess I’ll be back to job hunting and hope that my agent can get something good for me. And if Lady Luck is smiling down on me, I can but hope that I can continue in my current office, though chances are this will not happen. But who knows…miracles do happen.

Another move

by Sweetest Sin

What can I say….despite life on my blog is less than exciting. My real like is far from boring!! While drama has not been a big part of my life, I have to say that today…it was.

In a nutshell, we have now moved back to our old place after giving living with MIL a shot. It’s not really working out well for all parties involved and just best if things just revert back to the way it way. This way, EVERYONE will be happy and no more treading on eggshells all the time.

And soooo….the packing, moving and unpacking begins!! By the time everything is over, I might as well apply to be an experienced pack and move agent!! :/

Back into action…

by Sweetest Sin

Well, it’s been a year since I last found myself in the work environment. The time has come once again to get my butt back into the office. Ted thinks it’s funny when he says things like, ‘Well, looks like #5 wont be far off then!”. He THINKS he’s funny…but HE IS NOT. Why he says things like that? Well, it seems to be some sort of a ‘trend’ that the minute I step back into the working world, I get preggers! :/

Must be some sort of sick plot that I’m missing….but anyway, the hunt is on. I’ve since attended one interview but had to decline it as it wasnt what I was looking for. But glad that I got offered another job almost immediately. I’m hoping to hear back from the agent to see if it will score me an interview. It would be really good if I can get a foot into the government dept. ;)

Pay back time is not far off…

by Sweetest Sin

Well, maybe in a few years time but the time I have now, I will use wisely and find something that will totally be ‘appreciated’ by sis and Mum….

Yes, my time will come people. It may be a years off but I swear I will get SOME sort of musical instrument to grace your home. O how I hate those recorders!!! One is bad enough – I have to deal with 3!!!! There is no worst present from someone who you love and loves you (or SHOULD love you or they wouldnt have done this in the first place!!) than buying a musical instrument for their kid(s). I’ve been so close, so many times to pulling my hair out with the NOISE a recorder brings about it….

So I reckon that it is only fair that I reciprocate the gesture….what better than going bonkers and shopping for rico reeds discount at WWBW – plus, it’s a sale….how could I possibly pass this up, eh? *insert evil laugher*

Happy Birthday Daddy!

by Sweetest Sin

You left us too soon – I wish you were still around to enjoy your grandchildren. I reckon you’d love them unconditionally and although they’d be scared shit of you, they would love you all the same. Seeing them with Pa when he was around, I know that they would just love being around you. The way they are with Mummy really goes to show that they are lovely kids.

Today is your birthday, you would have been 77 years old. It will be 19 years since you left us this year, and I still miss you so much. I’m scared that I’m slowly beginning to forget the little things about you. And its only because thinking of you makes me miss you a lot and emotional. It doesn’t mean that I want to forget you. You will always be in my heart….and in my mind.

Happy Birthday Daddy….

*hint hint*

by Sweetest Sin

We’ve got a mobile plan that gives us the opportunity to upgrade our mobiles everytime the contract expires. This is about every 24 months or so….and this is mainly the reason why we have a range of mobiles at home all still in good working conditions! Trust me, this is not me complaining but I feel really awesome to be able to have fairly ‘new’ phones in the market. I currently have a Samsung Nexus – no biggie I know but from someone who used to own a REALLY cheap phone, this is AWESOME!!

But the thing is ever since I got the mobile, I’ve been using it to take pix more often I use my digicam and it’s a bit of a bugger coz while the mob has a perfectly good camera attached to it and it is really easy to upload directly from the phone unto FB and the lot, digicam obviously have more options and what-nots. Unfortunately, my camera is so old, it can only take a 2Gb card. :/ Yes, how bizarre is that???

So I will be hinting VERY hard that perhaps a new camera is a good present say for….a birthday? Or an earlier celebrations say our WEDDING anniversary? :P Perhaps the best HINT for what I want would be if I bought the nikon d5000 battery charger and left it lying around, eh? :P

Basin baby

by Sweetest Sin

When we first moved into Ma’s, a lot of things got left behind and we are now slowly bringing more stuff over. One of the things I forgot to bring was G’s bath tub! lol Yes, go figure…. :P So seeing that I had already gotten her nakkid, the next best thing would be to have a bath in the laundry basin!!

Georgina the basin baby…

I’ve actually bathed all the kids here at one point or another but I’m not sure if I have shots of all of them in it. I cant seem to find them but for now, this will suffice. :)

When faced with wide eyes….

by Sweetest Sin

You take a pix!

Yes, this is the little girl who was MEANT to be fast asleep at 10.30pm but is obviously VERY wide awake. With Mummy struggling to keep awake herself!!

This is not a norm mind you. I’ve got a routine for the kids and while it doesnt always work as planned, more often then not, it works. This was one of those days where I most likely miscalculated or got her out of her routine. So instead of in bed by 8.30pm…I put her in earlier and after her power nap, little miss was ready for a trip into the town. lol

Needless to say I did not waste any time in getting her back into routine the next day. One day like this is more than enough for me!! :P

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