Hope your weekend was awesome. We were hit by a sudden gust of freezing weather yesterday, even though our weather services promised us the cold front would miss Jozi. Uhm, ya... right. Anyway, I took some phodies of my weekend for you. It turned out to be slightly less exciting than I'd anticipated, but whatever. ;P
Which meant lots of games, crying, tickling, crying, crankiness due to lost sleep, crying, and watching Daniel Tiger. Kayla loves Daniel Tiger, which is cool, because I prefer him to Dora the explorer. (You still find me *often* singing 'come on, vamanos, everybody let's go! Come on let's get to it! I know that we can do it!' It's becoming my go to psych up song. Scary, scary stuff.)
We had Chinese for dinner and we watched the final of Hell's Kitchen.
This is my first play through as a mage. I find magic in this game overpowering when compared to the other classes. (OMW, what a geek I am.)
But honestly! Mages kill bosses on all difficulties so much easier than the rogues or warriors! Hoping this will be more balanced in Inquisition.
I started with a fantastic book on Friday night, read until after midnight, and finished it on Saturday morning. People, if you have not yet read The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, get it and read it. Now. Get it and read it NOW. Because you're missing some pretty deep and incredible stuff until you do.
Well written, fabulous, believable characters and scenes that will just about wrench your heart from your poor, unsuspecting chest. What am I talking about 'unsuspecting'... Ha! It's a story about cancer suffering teens falling in love. 'Unsuspecting' my ass!
I cried so hard I could barely lift myself out of bed!
But it's friggen amazing, and you HAVE TO READ IT. Free book review, right there.
Anyway. If you have read it and you've seen the movie, please drop me a line and let me know if I should see the film? Because book to screen adaptations are more often than not just a sad rendition of the brilliance that lurks on the pages. And sitting there, watching something you loved to read being mediocrely portrayed on screen? That's the kind of thing that keeps me awake at night. :P
We spent Saturday shopping. That is, after I managed to get my puffy, tear streaked face looking slightly better. The shopping was due to all of the birthday parties, baby showers, kitchen teas and diverse other gift-giving occasions we've been invited to over the course of August. We needed to stock up for those. :)
After shopping we cleaned the house (glamorous, I know), cooked some veggies for baby meals this week (my hands are still slightly pink from the beetroot...) and enjoyed the sunny weather, just chilling with Kayla.
And then there were selfies.
Recently, my daughter has gotten into the habit of grabbing my phone from my hands, and doing things. Since the camera app is just a swipe away, she gets that open quite easily and snaps pictures of herself. Sure, she does this while trying to eat the phone, but that's beside the point. She's also managed to purchase a power-up for Jan on Candy Crush, and send him a message or two on Google Hangouts. With my predictive text on, the messages are actually starting to make sense too!! :D
We had dinner with my in laws on Saturday, of which I sadly forgot to take pictures. I'll do better next time.
Sunday was started off with church, on just about the coldest morning we've had in a while. After that we headed over to my parents' where we had Sunday Lunch. Here are some photos of that. My crazy brother loved posing for the camera.
And that's my weekend!
Just a head's up. I'll probably be uploading simpler posts this week, because my grandma had an operation (a knee replacement) and I'm going to be helping her out a little. Which means less time to blog. I'll still do my best to put out great blogs, but if they seem a little rushed, please understand why.
Stay beautiful and be kind to animals,