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Women’s Day 2011 My Life 11 AUG 2011

Tuesday was a welcome break from work with this year’s Women’s Day public holiday kicking in, but as we all know by now, public holidays don’t mean squat for Chantelle, as she still has to work while I get to enjoy some extra hours in bed. Well, at least that is how things used to be – with Jessica around and Baby Steps closed for the public holiday, it means no extra sleepy time for me, seeing as parent/baby time starts first thing in the morning, whether you like it or not! :)

However, as luck would have it, Chantelle was scheduled in for a late shift on the day, meaning that we could take a slow start and had until at least 15:00 together, time we pretty much used to entertain Monty and Cheryl who had been keen to come and visit us before we take our long weekend to Pinnacle Point this coming weekend (which will be followed by the crazy guest house adventures scheduled in for the weekend following that!).

It has been absolute ages since Chantelle’s folks have visited with us at our house (which of course triggered Chantelle’s frantically clean the house routine the night before), and to celebrate Jessie’s teeth which I’m sure will eventually pop through, come 11:00 I whipped up a batch of my famous pancakes for the visitors, which I’m happy to announce we all tucked into with much gusto (even if I had to toss the old expired golden syrup I dug up out of the cupboard)!

After a long visit with the folks, Chantelle eventually had to trigger the goodbyes as she left for work, Jessica in tow as she needed to be shown off to some of the visitors at the guest house. I grabbed the hour I now had free to read some Bleach and catch a deserved snooze (oh, so delightful I tell you), before heading off to pick up Jessica from the guest house and then proceed to entertain her for the rest of the afternoon/evening.

For a change my little dribble monster didn’t give me too much hassle in terms of the bedtime routine, and before long wifey returned and we could sit and enjoy a good ostrich steak with salad supper, complemented with coffee and Kit Kat Dark to round off what had been a pretty relaxed day in the end (well for me at the very least. Poor working wifey).

So yeah, Women’s Day 2011. Not entirely sure why we celebrate it in the first place, but hey, I got to enjoy pancakes, have a snooze and not go to work, so no complaints from this peanut gallery then! :)

The Coricraft has Landed My Life 16 FEB 2010

If any of you follow either Chantelle or myself on Facebook then you’ll know that last week Chantelle’s long awaited Coricraft couches finally reached us courtesy of the Epping-based factory’s delivery truck, and after an effortless carry through the handy sliding door, our two new oversized babies were sitting snuggly in the middle of our lounge floor.

However, as we suspected, the size of our new addition to the Nagua Bay household proved to be the source of quite a big headache. Too big to fit in our usual configuration, we then had to spend the first night pretty much moving around the whole household to try and come up with a layout that a) actually worked and b) we liked.

Needless to say, this was a lot harder than what it sounds, particularly when you started involving the various odds and ends of furniture and belonging that kept having to be shifted about with each new configuration try-out. But manage we did, and eventually us two grumpy bears found a configuration that fitted and didn’t look half bad, leaving the hard work of getting the place all wired up and neat and tidy again for the next evening – which I dutifully handled by myself for the most part as poor old Chantelle had a late shift to deal with that day! (Convenient eh? :P)

Oh my poor back I tell you!

But as you can see, the flat is back to its fabulous self, the entertainment section has been re-wired and organised, plants and goodies are all in their new places and Chantelle is now back where she belongs – firmly plonked down in a continuous state of sleep, cuddled by love bug and with a cold cup of coffee that I lovingly prepared in front of her.

Needless to say she’s in Nirvana. (And as the guys back in the office can testify to, very VERY excited about our latest acquisition!)

I on the other hand need to get my short legs used to those giant puffy cushions all over again…

(Oh, and if you are wondering why the heck such a light colour if we have furry cats bounding about… blame Chantelle – but hey, I guess that’s what Scotchguard was intended for in the first place! :P)