Let’s see if I can kickstart my writing mojo with a roundup post of what I’ve been up to the past few weeks.
2016 was many things, but a “good year” it wasn’t, not really. Although we were very fortunate in many ways (for which I am absolutely grateful and humble), we also had our fair share of shitty things. Personally, I was pretty excited to usher in the new year and get going with some good things, especially after 2016 took one last cheap shot, which resulted in us letting our housekeeper (whom I was very fond of) go.
We were, however, fortunate to spend a couple of days at Theewaterskloof dam with friends and family, celebrating the New Year with a fireworks display and social braai. It was so lovely! But the heat was sweltering at the dam (averaging 30 – 35°C) and after 2 days spent boating, swimming and sipping drinks, I have a killer tan (I am pretty sun hardy and retain a tan easily).
We’ve also had KB’s eldest daughter and husband visiting us for the past 2 weeks and they left last night, so I had the whole house to myself for the first time since I went on leave last year (KB went to play golf). And I won’t lie, as much as I love them, it is nice to have the house back to normal, but boy I worked hard today!
I repacked the grocery cupboard, the Tupperware cupboard (though there is no actual Tupperware in it), the casserole and miscellaneous bits’ cupboard, and the cupboard under the sink. Then I cleaned out and repacked the kitchen drawers before cleaning out the fridge. I also repacked the towels and the linen and did ALL the laundry (bedding and towels included). Last but not least, I made bird seed feeders after going to gym this afternoon. Yup, I told you, I worked hard today!
The Christmas tree is also packed away (boo…). So pretty much all traces of the holiday season are gone. On the bright side, I came across this old photo of me and my brother as kids at Christmas time and it made me smile! And our Frangipani trees are in full bloom, they have such a lovely scent and always remind me of summer days.
Monday is back to work for me, so I felt the urge to get organised. Now all that’s left to do is to sort out my study bits and enjoy the last weekend of the holidays with KB before I hit the ground running. Here’s to an exciting 2017!