Sunday, September 26, 2010

Long Weekend Report Back

Long weekend was great! Although I could use another day! On Friday my mom and I went plant shopping for herbs! Bought Mint, 2 types of Basil, Coriander, Rosemary, and Spring Onion. Going to be so cool to use my oen herbs in salads and food!

On Sat was Chris and a friend of his' combined suprise b-day DAY. We organised paintball, go-carts, lunch @ SPUR, drinks @ KEG and a braai afterwards. The day was a success and the boys had fun! I posted some pics...

In 2 weeks time it's the tx games!!!! Training hard again this week (did last week too, but not over the weekend!) Hopefully work is also quiet and drama-free this week.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Long weekend ahead!

As you can see at the top of my blog I am now 2 years and 8 months post tx, YAY!!!!!!!!!! Today is the last working day for the week, as tomorrow is a public holiday, HERITAGE DAY. We could dress up to work in "traditional clothes", so I just wore some jewelery that I inherited from my gran!

It's also Chris's birthday this Sunday, so we've got a lot of cool stuff planned for Saturday with friends. It's a suprise, so Chris doesn't know what we'll be doing... but it's going to be fun!!!! Pics to follow... My mom is also in Joburg at the moment, so will be seeing her as well this weekend! and she can help me with some gardening!

Hope you have a great weekend too, wish every weekend was a 3-day one!!!!!!!!! Really need it!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

I love SATURDAYS!!!!!

Especially after the week I've had! Work was so intense, worked late 2 days of the week, didn't gym as much as I was supposed to, had a performance review, and they came to fix our ceiling yesterday finally! The new carpet's colour was wong, but hopefully they'll fix that with the correct carpet today so we can move back into our room! It's been over 4 weeks now of sleeping in the spare bedroom or study. I was so tired last night that for the first time EVER I fell asleep in front of the TV at 8pm... Chris all romantically carried me upstrairs when I woke up... just for me to realise I'd have to go downstairs again to drink my meds... bummer. So at least I got in a good nights sleep last night!

On today's agenda is visiting my friend in hosp (the one I blogged abt last Sat), going to Transplant Group Network meeting... and then the part I'm most looking forward to: GARDENING! Now that it's spring everything is growing SO NICELY and we've adopted a little bird in our garden (we called him Boba), he's yellow with a black face (some a yellow breasted weaver I think?) He's built 2 nests in our tree but his wife/female bird/lover keeps on destroying them. So right now it doesnt seem like he's got a nest going, but he's still hanging around, so we'll have to wait and see! See the pics I've posted above!

Hope you have a great weekend, this coming week has another anniversary in store for me! 32 months!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Not too much to report on

Our weeks were so busy that Chris and I are just relaxing this weekend! Watching movies on TV, doing nothing, so far we just left the house to buy food for the week and I went to visit a girl waiting for transplant in hospital. Was pretty cross with myself though when I woke up at 6 this morning and couldnt go back to sleep!

Been thinking about my lungs a lot since yesterday (obviously because it's actually been a while since I visited someone pre-transplant @ hospital, and it brings back so much memories). How they feel like they're mine now, they breathe without me even thinking about it, unlike my own lungs used to be. How can someone else's lungs be more comfortable in my body than my own ever were??? Still so mind bogling. Yet at the same time my body can start attacking these beautiful lungs at any moment and they can start struggling worse than my old ones did. Oh well, let's hope that never happens.

The National Tx Games are in less than a month's time!!!!!!!!!! Creeped up on me so quickly with the wedding and everything that happened. Looking forward to it, but seriously trying to get fitter now (not that I'm extremely unfit, just need to practise the squash and walking). Last time @ nationals 2 years ago I hadn't even MET Chris! Met him like a week after. How things have changed!

Anyway, have a good weekend. Oh, and since it's 9/11 (why not 11/9, makes more sense???) and everyone's talking abt what they were doing then the twin towers got hit, here's my 2 cents: I was in grade 11, we were writing exams, Maths in my case, the next day. I came home from school and turned on the TV. Saw a plane flying into a builing and I thought "stupid action movie" and turned the TV right off. Started practising piano instead. Then my sister or someone came home and said we must watch TV!!!! So I clicked, oh, CNN is not doing a dumb movie review, it's actually LIVE! Anyway, felt very sorry for everyone who lost their lives there and their families, it was horrible.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

I'M 26!!!!!!!!!

OK so I changed my background again, just because this one feels more like SPRING, and it’s my first day of being 26! My birthday was pretty cool yesterday! Started with coffee and a present on the mattress (would have said “in bed”, but we’re still sleeping in the study on 2 little mattresses while we wait for our ceiling to be fixed.) Work was OK, not hectically busy and crazy, so that was good. The plans for after work was that Chris and I go to my favourite restaurant THE MEAT COMPANY for supper, but when we got there Chris had organized a surprise, and a few of our close friends were there! So it was like a little party, SO NICE!!!! Had arguably the best ribs I’ve EVER had, which was a bonus :-)

This weekend I’ll be doing more celebrating, and one of my bestest and longest friends Louzanne will be coming up as well! Also going to JOBURG DAY, which I’ve never been to, but is an annual event and very popular. It’s basically an outside music concert lasting the whole day, so you take picnic stuff etc and chill out on the grass and listen to live bands. We bought a dining room table, which should be delivered on Friday, so then we can start entertaining properly! SO EXCITING!!!!!

Enjoy the rest of the week… almost weekend!