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Because I can’t think of other things to talk about…

Happy Saturday! This week was a stressful and yucky one for me.

But, my flu is on it’s way out (I ate breakfast for the first time this week!)

I lost 3 kgs this week.

Pookie and I are going to have an awesome weekend in just 2 weeks time.

It’s sad because I haven’t seen her since the wedding. Lame.

I’m going off to get a haircut today.

Even if Hubs doesn’t realise it yet.

I think this weekend is going to make up for my less than desireable week.


August 15, 2009 at 6:47 am 6 comments

Love List

I am really loving love lately. All the different types of love, all the varying sickingly sweet tastes and the hot burns of love.

In fact, I had been reading through one of my old journal entries in which I list over 150 things that I loved when I was 18. I have always been in love with love.

Here is the shortened version of my list that I wrote 20 June 2006 the year I was 18 and Matriculated from High School.

Here are some of the things I listed:

I Love…
* I love eating watermelon on a hot day
* I love the way the fan always is a little louder than the voices in my head.
* I love the way my backyard looks around sunset
* I love waking up first in this house to watch the sunrise at the breakfast table
* I love the feeling of sand between my toes and the pressure of the waves against my body
* I love fooling around during class time
* I love a crackling fire
* I love actually knowing someone’s name
* I love those funny leaves with wasp eggs inside
* I love the people who sit alone- those are the people who truly see the world
* I love the memories of home
* I love the feeling of rain on my skin
* I love standing really close to the speakers
* I love how my Mom asks if she looks good before going out with my Dad
* I love feeling like I belong
* I love getting dressed up
* I love beauty
* I love dancing
* I love weddings and the promise inside them
* I love order in the chaotic
* I love the smell of my Dad
* I love my grandma’s rocking chair.
* I love the thought of being good enough.
* I love my family
* I love loving.
* I love love

It was so interesting reading the things I deemed worthy of love. I still adore the things I mentioned, most of the people I mentioned, and all the emotions I mentioned. It revealed my growth, my joy and even my sorrow. Sure, my list now would involve more grown-up things, like snuggling, a dinner not prepared by my own hands, the warmth of my husband and having a true friend. But why spoil my innocent list with such grown up experiences? Why spoil the promise of tomorrow with the truth of today?

Why stop loving love?

I would love to hear a list of the things you as an 18 year old love. You can post it on a comment or pingback! 🙂

July 12, 2009 at 12:54 pm 3 comments

I’m super nostalgic today about how great my wedding was.

When Hubs and I got married, I really struggled to find a song to dance to.

Hubs and I are rock addicts. To such an extent that we arranged out enire music song list for my brother who was our DJ because every DJ we found refused to play Def Leppard. They’re the epitome of true rock-stardom.

Def Leppard

Def Leppard

If you can’t remember, we had “Pour Some Sugar on Me” for our cake cutting song. *Strangest thing: no one called my wedding ‘lovely’ and ‘feminine’. Sad day*

How awesome are we?

How awesome are we?


So Hubs and I are anal retentive about our music. Here we are to display our awesome tastes to our community…

We pondered greatly about ‘our song’. Sure, there is a plethora of sappy sweet songs, including but not excluding those by Shania Twain, Nat King Cole and you know people like Britney Spears.

But we are rockers.

Then I heard it. The perfect song to start our married life on.

God Bless you Live. You rock my heart out.

Our First Dance

Our First Dance

*This is a snapshot taken from Meeka- hence the snapshot-esque feel.*

Halfway through the song, I stopped dancing with my groom and asked my dad to dance with me. After a chorus with my dad, my mom took my place and I went back to Hubs. It was so sweet and meaningful to us, and absolutely delightful.

What fun it is to remember!

July 9, 2009 at 9:50 am 3 comments

My best friend is getting married. Wait. What?!

Meeka is getting married. She’s getting married! While my joy is indescribable and my anticipation to save enough cash to be in the States for her wedding is reeking havoc in my mind, my nostalgia is even stronger!

Here is a picture I found of her and her sister and my brother and I. We’ve been BFFs since we were five. She’s come to South Africa twice and I am so excited to join up again.

Rare is the friend that puts up with me for 16 years!

May 20, 2009 at 12:59 pm 5 comments

The Wedding overview

Ok guyus. this is the last post I’ll post about the wedding. Unless of course you HAVE to hear more… But then even that is a gamble. There is just so much going on in my day that I can barely breathe nevermind think about how glorious my wedding was.

So here is the final post about the wedding. Next I promise to bring back the humourous, snarky insightful writer you all fell in love with (please you are too kind)

Here are our centrepieces:

We sunk gladiolas, roses and… get this… chillies… in vases.

This is our guest book. We had a scrapbook for our guests, they signes and decorated the page as they liked and we took their photo to place on the designated square. It was a huge hit. Awesome.

This is the hall we held our reception in:

The arches sasid, Cherish, dream and live. Our wedding theme was: “Cherish yesterday, dream tomorrow, live today”.

Here’s where I met my groom. My baby sister is behind me. Love it.

Random Photos…

Love it!

March 9, 2009 at 2:29 pm 8 comments

Can’t stop being excited!

Tomorrow we get all of our professional photos. I stole this one from her website. *sigh*

I am very excited….

March 6, 2009 at 6:45 am 6 comments

The last Two Weeks have been pure bliss…

I am not too sure why I couldn’t tear myself away from life to update my blog…

Oh wait. Yes I can. I was busy getting married, going on honeymoon and getting a promotion. Thank you very much. That is why.

I can’t yet decide how best to entertain you with my commentary about the week preceding and the week succeeding my wedding. I am not too sure how to fill you with the love and tears that filled my wedding day. I do not know how to explain the joy I hold in my heart.

I may just wait until I have some photos… Then you can maybe feel the joy… and see the love and taste the yummy cake! 🙂

Hope the last few weeks have been filled with love, joy and peace for you. xxoo

March 2, 2009 at 11:34 am 8 comments

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