Hello again! I haven't blogged for over a week now so I need to write while I can.
I am sick sick sick of traffic!! A bridge in Hillcrest was damaged by the heavy rain more than a week ago and this has caused incredible chaos on the smaller roads. One of those roads is the one I use to take my son to high school. Everyday I either have to take the long way around or sit in traffic, I can't escape. My fuel consumption is terrible.
Fortunately and unfortunately my son started exams this last week Thursday. Fortunately as I miss one traffic chaos in the afternoons now as he comes out early. Unfortunately as I barely drop him off at school and I am going back to fetch him. Exams finish on the 27 November and as he is in Grade 10 now, he has quite a few to write.
I have also been trying to swim everyday for at least half an hour. Laura (my daughter) and I are registered to swim in the Sunday Tribune Capital K fun race (500m) on Sunday 24 November. This is in preparation for us to swim the Midmar Mile next year. The Capital K is also held at Midmar Dam so I will be able to experience the dam before next year. Laura swam the Midmar and Golden Miles this year. I watched really old ladies swim the Midmar Mile so I decided if they could swim and finish then so could I. It is going to be very interesting.
I cannot believe how this year has flown by and Christmas holidays are only a few weeks away. This year we have decided as a family that we are not buying any gifts for adults, only kids. My kids want money and Laura said she would like a few small wrapped gifts. I need to go visit a toy shop to get something for my nephew Joshua. I had better do it early before gift buying chaos starts.
I also need to decide what we are going to have for Christmas lunch and what will be baked. No fruit cake this year as I have made fruit cakes every year since I got married. This would have been my nineteenth year of making. This has been a year of doing different things so I am going to make something other than fruit cake.
I was very privileged to be in the November issue of Your Family magazine. I was approached through Facebook and asked if I would like to be featured in their All About Me section. So of course I said yes, what fun!
So that is the basic round up of what is happening. Today I have washing, ironing and my car to clean, so I had better get started.