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Women’s Day 2012 My Life 10 AUG 2012

So Women’s Day 2012 has come and gone, not that it allowed us to do a whole lot seeing as Chantelle’s work doesn’t really allow her off for public holidays. Oh well, at least the weather played along nicely for Jessie and my day off from creche and work respectively, and so naturally we made the most of it!

With wifey off to work in the morning, Jessica and I spent the morning playing, before grabbing the pram and going for a nice lengthy walk, out on our shopping mission to Pick ‘n Pay. A successful bout of picking up and paying then saw us walk back home, just in time to receive a phone call from Mommy inviting us to join her on her split at the newish Bay Coffee Shop that had opened up on Beach Road in Gordon’s Bay.

It’s a cosy little coffee shop that served us some nice scones and coffee, while Jessie happily entertained herself with some toys the waitress put down in front of her. By the looks of things, my little Jessie is just about ready for her first dose of Duplo blocks (though Chantelle thinks I’m seeing things).

Back home Jessie went down fairly easily for her afternoon nap, which presented the perfect opportunity for Chantelle and I to follow suite, happily dozing off in the warm sun under the covers. Of course, like all good things that didn’t last, as Jessie eventually woke up, Chantelle got up to finish off Ryan’s order (gift box for his boss’ wife), and I sprung (more like dragged my feet) into action to gather up all Jessie’s stuff and get her packed for her mini-break with Oupa and Ouma.

Seeing that today is a school holiday due to the public holiday yesterday, creche also closes its doors, and seeing as both Chantelle and I work, we’ve been forced to ship young Jess off to Bellville to stay with her grandparents for a couple of nights. What it does mean is a Jessie-free Thursday night which will allow us to tidy up the house, followed by a Friday night date night for wifey and me. Saturday the plan is to either visit The World of Birds in Hout Bay or the Aquarium at the Waterfront depending on the weather, followed by a big family braai at the Montgomery Stronghold in the evening. Sunday depending on the weather will either be a trip through to Betty’s Bay in order to see the penguins, or alternatively a scenic drive through to Hillcrest for some of their always awesome scones and jam!

Anyway, back to Thursday. So I successfully dropped ‘the package’ off at Cheryl and Monty’s pad, and after a nice cup of coffee and a chat, I hit the road and made my way through to Ryan, to drop off his delivery. There he entertained me with his brand new Kinect on the XBOX, and boy must I say that I was thoroughly impressed (or rather enjoyed the fun experience) – so much so I’m seriously considering selling off a kidney to get one! (However, I somehow doubt Chantelle would approve…)

18:00 and I found myself back on the road, making the long trip back home, where I arrived to an empty house (Chantelle was still at work) and immediately set about tidying up the place – which really does look like a Tornado (also known as a Jessica) ran wild in it at the moment!

Supper, Olympics and a little web work, followed by a DVD of the rather naughty Cameron Diaz in Bad Teacher on the couch with wifey, rounded off the evening, thereby completing a rather non-celebratory Women’s Day 2012.

Oh well, at least a break from all the hectic admin I need to take care of at work these days was pretty appreciated! :)

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! :)