Monday, December 22, 2008

the young and the restless

As an eternal optimist, life has decided to test my limits lately, hence my quietness on my blog. As most of you know, we were burgled, not so long ago, and my work laptop was stolen. So I have been working hard to catch up on work that was not backed up and backing up the work redone :) Then over this weekend, my girlfriends handbag was stolen while we shopping in Sandton City... really, they stole our festive moods.

Being in Joburg has taught me a lot - I have realised how strong I am, and also that its ok to not always be strong too. I haven't had much time to blog, and as my internet connection was also stolen, I haven't had a chance to sort that out, hence I don't blog at home as I used to. So work hours have been work filled, and home time has been somewhat different and not as cheery.

It's been a while since my last post, and I haven't had time to catch up with any of my fabulous blogging friends neither - but know that I still adore you all, and will be dropping by your blog to catch up on all the news!

Life hasn't been the same since the break-in... I have become more paranoid, with every noise waking me, and wondering what it is. I have realised how easy some people are driven "mad" and go insane, as the imagination tries to reason and figure out what each strange and unfamiliar sound is.

What you've missed:
  • I got a new kitten, 6 weeks old, dark grey with blue eyes... her names is Stormy
  • I cut my hair - its gone from looooong, to shoulder length and looks quite fun and cheeky
  • I've caught up on 95% of my work - YAY!!

While all my friends are away, except (literally) one, who is pre-occupied with things of her own... life in Joburg will be rather quiet over the festive season. My girlfriend will be working every day except xmas and the 26th and new years. What will I do with my time?

So instead of being the "sad sally" I have been lately, I have decided that I will take this time to:
  • Watch my favourite movies
  • Get into a good gym routine - my gym has an amazing relaxation and "spa" area!!
  • Read the books I bought but never got chance to get to
  • Lay by the pool and bake in the sun
  • Buy canvases so that I can paint - I love oil painting and have wall space in our new place
And of course - wild nights of fun and fabulousness and debauchery, braai's and chilling round the xmas tree that my oh-so-amazing girlfriend got for us, and we decorated together!

So thats me in a nutshell. I haven't been feeling my normal cheery self. Missing my brother in Cape Town and all my friends, and the normal happenings going on there. I'd much rather be sitting on the balcony of my Camps Bay flat, over looking the ocean, sipping a cosmo and dancing the night away at Karma with my girl friends.

But I'm here in Jozi, and will make the best of it! Shopping is all done, despite the weekends incident and I'm very excited to spoil my honeypie!! Gifts are wrapped and will be put under the xmas tree and Christmas eve will be spent, eating, drinking and being merry!

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Many merry and happy wishes to everyone who stops by this post... and I hope that your Holiday season is filled with love, laughter and all things beautiful!

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Mwahness to everyone xxx


Janine / Being Brazen said...

So sad to hear about your girlfriends handbag - I hate crime.

Keep trying to stay positive .

Congrats on your new kitty - put up a pic.

Hope you have a fabulous holiday and a wonderful christmas *hugs*

mylifescape said...

Thanks hun!! Yeah, not easy to stay positive these days, i'm at the end of my teather!

I'll post kitty pics.... great idea!

:) happy holidays and i'll drop in on your blog to hear what you've been up to!

Vodka Mom said...

I am so very sorry that those BASTARDS stole your stuff, and your security.....

I am glad that they didn't steal your hope or your strength.....

mylifescape said...

Thanks Vodka mom!! It's not always easy hey! Lifes a bitch... coz if it was a slut it would be easy! lol ;)

Sunny said...

Congrats on the kitten. Stay positive!

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greybe said...

just had a massive 'catch-up' on your blog ;) so glad you made it out in one piece. mwahx

nups said...

hi there
thanks so much for leaving a comment on my blog... i had a terribly lousy day and to c ur note cheared me up a bit... Merry X mas dear ... glad ur friend is visiting India. tell her to be careful cos there r all kinda charachters... especially when they c foreigners...
m travelling myself to Bangalore for X mas.. its a gorgeous place
hope it warms me up a bit after all that i m feeling at the moment ...
take care

nups said...

by the way even i wanted to c kitten's pic so please do the honours :) thanks

Thirtysomething said...

That sucks- Not once, but twice! you poor girls. positive note: neither of you are hurt physically. You need to get a big dog! to with the cat :)

I truly hope you both have a wonderful holiday, and YES, alone time is good - watch movies, soak in the bath, go discover a place you've not seen!

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and all that jazz in the middle!