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South Africa
My husband, Brett and I live in beautiful South Africa and have been blessed with the most precious family. We have 2 very beautiful and brave daughters, Tianna and Angelee and a very precious little boy called Zac who touched our hearts forever in his 1 day here on earth. We never would have imagined that we would have to live this side of Heaven without our sweet boy who was born with half a heart, but every day Jesus carries us through and is teaching us more than ever how to live, laugh and love fully. A year and a half later, our faithful Great Restorer graciously blessed us once again with another son ... our beloved Gabriel ... a ray of sunshine in all our lives! This blog has been a place where I have been able to journal my journey through loss, hope and choosing to live a life rich in love.

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20 June 2011

Off loading the Monday blues

It's Monday. The start of a new week. I can't believe that I am starting my week feeling so tired. Maybe it's the fact that 23 weeks worth of making a baby is starting to catch up with me now ;0) Somehow, I blame the Monday blues though. This morning was one of those mornings where I totally overslept. I blame that on the fact that we had no electricity this morning which is why the alarm never went off ... which more significantly meant that there was no coffee to face the morning with!!! Thank goodness my eldest gets a lift to school this week (we alternate with our neighbors) and Angelee's school times are way more flexible. Once I finally got myself ready and walked outside I spotted a pair of Angelee's shoes which she left outside overnight that the puppy found and chewed to pieces! Trying not to loose it with the dog, I FINALLY got her and myself in the car. As I took a breath, I almost threw up! She had stepped FRESH doggie doo over the seats as she got in ... and to make matters even worse, I sat on my chair before I realized what she had just walked all over my seat!!!!!! So instead of easing into my day I had to rush to drop her off in the smelly car ... then drop it off at the car wash for a valet. Oh my goodness!!!  What a day!
So to de-stress I am off to our mid year book club function tonight where we be doing a fun gift exchange game and enjoy a yummy supper (and when I say supper I actually mean a table full of yummy deserts - hee hee) over much needed girl catch up and giggle time. The gift exchange game is so much fun! We all get to pick a number out of the box. The person with the first number gets to pick a gift first and open it. It remains theirs as long as the person with the next number doesn't like and choose to "steal" it from them, where they then have to unwrap another pressie. Each pressie can only move 3 times and then it becomes safe. The game goes on until the person with the highest number then gets to choose which gift she would like the most out of all the gifts. You can imagine the shrieks of laughter and protest when a favorite pressie gets swiped. So here are my pressies all wrapped up and ready to be swapped. I'll post an update tomorrow on how the fun goes. 
Well, I've got to say that after unloading the days events I feel so much better. I also realize how many comical and special moments have been unwrapped in all the busyness. Even Mondays can make us smile :0) 
All my love xxx


Carol F said...

Sounds like you're having a wild adventure my Janni - Thank God for your woderful sense of humour to handle 'Life'.
Love, Mom x

EJN said...

Ahhh! Hugs and coffee, more coffee and oh, yes... a prayer that God will your bless your day will a special moment in the middle of your "hugest, and most important" job of raising those little one.
Enjoy tonight!

Kelli said...

oh Janine! ugggh the smell...but, your attitude it sweet as you make it through the day. I hope it keeps getting better, and hopefully nobody will 'steal' your present tonight!
Have a great day. :)

Anonymous said...

As your Mom says, you have a wonderful sense of humour and as Kelli says, your attitude is sweet... these are attributes that will get you though any day. I love the gift game....