So, how are you?
I’m kind of exhausted. But that’s because I’ve been going to bed so late! I blame Rose. Have I mentioned how much I LOVE Rose? I’m even reading a Thriller now. A genre that I haven’t read in YEARS. And I am LOVING it.
Anyway, I thought I’d post an update on running, concerts and Child 2 – in that order:
I am LOVING my running sooooo much! This past weekend I went for a run, followed by a long, long, long walk with Friend E and the dogs, followed by a browse around the Tokai Market. I was in agony and my body ached. In the afternoon I went for the most EXHILARATING swim. Oh my gosh, I have missed that part of my life so much! Just thinking about it makes my skin tingle. I’ve decided that this will be my Saturday morning routine from now on. A run followed by a swim. Child1 has invited himself along (that one is a morning person of note and wakes me up at 6am on Saturdays to go and run) and although I really enjoy the alone time, I am happy to spend the time with him too!
On Thursday (or Friday last week) – I can’t remember now, entries opened for the Two Oceans Marathon. I briefly considered signing up for the half. And then I freaked at the thought of the crowds. And then I decided that I can’t let something silly like the crowds put me off. And then I decided to sleep on it. And then on Saturday I ran 7km and I BATTLED. IT was mostly uphill and I wanted to cry! In fact, I did have a bit of a cry. And then I thought WTF is wrong with me? Am I mad in my brain? Could I really even be thinking about doing a half while I’m barely running 10km? And then I decided to take a week to think about it. I thought about it today. I will sign up. Because really, I can change my mind anytime. My DH did ask me if I am losing my marbles. I told him that yes, I probably was, but THAT was exactly why he fell in love with me and that I would be needing LOADS of leg massages over the next few months so best he start preparing for that.
On Thursday last week my DH and I had a FANTASTIC date night. We don’t particularly like going out at night during the week because we are just old like that. Also, there are some serious logistics to work out ito our kids. We do have babysitters but we need to work out things like bringing them home at some ridiculous hour during the night and getting them up for school the next day etc. So on Thursday, I left work early, fetched them, made them take a bath and we grabbed our (already packed on Wednesday) overnight bags and I took them to MIL. She made dinner for them and managed to get them ready for school the next day. After my DH and I dropped them and grabbed a bite for dinner, we still had a good 40 minutes to kill before the event started at 7pm. We went to the 80s Rewind concert and oh my goodness but it was STUNNING! DEFINITELY money well spent. It was really well organised and the crowd was fun fun fun! I sang along to nearly EVERY song and I literally did not stop moving all night – I even woke up without my voice on Friday morning. Honestly, if you didn’t go then YOU MISSED OUT! It was soooo much fun and I haven’t let my hair down like that in FOREVER!
Our next concert is happening on NYE at Kirstenbosch – we are seeing Hugh Masakela and I am VERY excited. But, having said that concerts are our thing so you just never know what can happen between now and NYE. I don’t have Lady Gaga tickets and I don’t have Linkin Park tickets and I also don’t have Bon Jovi tickets. I am feeling done with stadium concerts as I’ve been VERY spoilt by the Grand Arena but, you never know.
On Saturday my DH said: “Julia, he actually says words and he goes to the toilet without telling us. Can you believe it?”. He DOES this and it is soooo exciting. I literally can’t get enough of those WORDS! Yes, there is a fair amount of cheekiness and being all sassy and yes, we still have soooo much work ahead of us but really, he has come SUCH a long way and this makes me insanely happy! He is a VERY different Child to the one he was last year. And in fact, he reached a milestone last week! Some events transpired that didn’t suit him and he said “I don’t like you Ju-la”. Oh my goodness but I was soooo proud of him! The words were being used correctly and there was adequate expressing of emotions. I stood my ground with him and mostly ignored him (well, I had to – can’t be showing too much emotion when he says things like that) but I was VERY proud of that. It IS a milestone. He has come sooooo far and I’m really proud of him.
But seriously now. How was your weekend? Have you had a good Monday?
Am signing off now because Child1 and I are working through fractions! So much fun in my life this Monday evening. NOT.