Monday, 24 November 2008

Monday's "What actually happened"...(over the weekend!)

Just goes to show...that if you step out of your comfort zone & "put yourself out there" people appreciate you for it! Well, I got 6 comments on my last post (my most ever...) so the gamble paid off! I'm not a mean person, but I do shoot from the lip, & sometimes someone's gotta say it (yes, you can be sure it ends up being me!) So, despite the fact that my little rampage (see last post...) was a direct result of lack of sleep, I may try that "creative writing" technique next weekend again...

Well, how was your weekend? Mine was good thanks. I took 3 of my kids to see "Wild Child" on Friday evening & then went to see it AGAIN on Sunday, with my husband & my son that missed it first-time round. What a lovely movie...I really only went to see it first-time-round as a "labour of love" for my 10 year old, who was dying to watch it. Well, I loved it & couldn't wait to take dh & Jack with me on Sunday. Don't want to give too much away but it is more of a teen movie with all the usual ingredients but also with a good moral & just cute...

The "hunk"of the movie is one Alex Pettyfer, who is J.U.S.T. 2 .G.A.W.J.U.S...Okay, he is playing a 16/17 year old boy (& IRL is still a schoolboy...) so it must be wrong of me to fancy the pants off him, but the fact is he is just too dreamy...I googled him today (on behalf of my 15 year old daughter of course...?!) & saved some scrummy photos for her to print for her wall. Will upload them with my next post (just to make sure you keep coming back for more!).

I had a good Saturday afternoon shopping spree at Gateway (local B.I.G. mall) & bought some white patent/floral wedge sandals for summer & got my Scraproom bookshelf. Fortunately for me, it was the last one in the shop, ie:- the sales sample, so was already 'made-up' as opposed to being flat-packed, so yipee!...no D.I.Y. I have a BIG car so managed to fit it in on the backseats, all screwed together already. Rushed home & got straight to work digging out all my Scrapping magazines from their various baskets, boxes, etc & giving them all PRIDE OF PLACE on their new shelf. Very proud...

Austen Powers party was okay. I'm not a great one for socialising, just anti-social at heart, always have been! My thinking is...life is so busy, when we have a few precious hours to spare over the weekend (& it IS only a few as the kids are involved in lotsa sports & our 2 teenagers are VERY social & needing lifts there & back, day & night) I would, quite honestly, rather spend my time scrapping, blogging, or reading magazines, ie:- doing the things I REALLY enjoy.

At last we are being invited to a few social functions (it takes 2 years in this town to crack the nod to anthing...) so, for that I'm truly grateful. I go for Jack's sake, 'cos all the people who attend are parents from his group of friends, so we get to have a chat, but invariably it is about our boys...truth is we don't really know anything about each other, bar this common thread! Just as we start getting beyond the formalities of social chit-chat the music starts BLARING & that's the end of the convos! Oh well, that's life...dh enjoys it, kids have fun, I don't mind it & have nothing against any of them & it doesn't happen often, so I accept it as part of my life. I just can't get over enthusiastic about it...

On Sunday Chelsea went to the Country Club for lunch (posh 16th birthday party!) so the rest of us went out for lunch while she was away. I took my camera along & got some okay shots. Am not enjoying my new acquisition, Panasonic Lumix (top of their range) - my latest gift, from Shane's recent visit to China. I haven't spent hours getting to grips with it, but can see I'm gonna have to. For 10 megapix I have to say, I'm disappointed. Took it with me to Gateway again in the evening and good thing too. Ster Kinekor's website has a lot to answer for. Wild Child was advertised for 5 o'clock, but the site failed to mention that this show doesn't take place on Saturdays & Sundays, & is at 7.30 instead!

With 2.5 hours to kill Jack & I had fun trying to make the most of our photo op! Finally I have some photos INSIDE Gateway...something I've had on my TO DO list for the last 2 years...It wasn't easy as the place was PACKED...late night shopping has ALREADY started here & shops are open 'til 9 every night. Totally unneccessary & I just feel sorry for the staff, who all have to work late then get public transport back to places like Phoenix & Inanda, just provides more opportunities for criminal activity is you ask me! Be prepared to be bombarded with photos in my next few posts!

1 comment:

Vicki said...

Lots going on in your part of the world then. LOL at your comment re the late night shopping. It is the norm here with most open late all year on Thursdays, Fridays or both. At Christmas the malls are open to midnight and now other shops are following this as well.