Hands up who gets the award for Worst Blogger in the World? Meeeee!
I am sorry. I have been busier than a prostitute during the Soccer World Cup. Just with less sex. And less money. Which means I am actually a cheap whore. How sad.
Speaking of awards - thanks to YOU I won the 2010 Bloggies award for Best African Blog. Yay me. Thank god they didn't award it to the person who updates their blog most often or else I might have come in last.
You know what is really funny, is that the people who complain most about my lack of updating are the people closest to me. Rose (who lives with me) and my mother (who lives 10 houses away) both moaned at me today about my lack of blog updates - these are people who see my every day and know the minutia of my life in full Technicolor!
And speaking of Soccer World Cup, in case you didn't know South Africa is hosting the 2010 Soccer World Cup - very VERY exciting. There are going to be lots and lots of famous soccer players, celebs, fans, visitors etc in South Africa in June and July. The patriotic part of me says YAY! Can't wait etc. The boring, practical part of me says OMG! I am not leaving my little suburb until the last visitor has gone. I am dreading the traffic chaos, the airport chaos and most of all - the FIVE LONG WEEKS of school holidays we will have while the World Cup is on.
As for the weather - well, you know I am not one to complain about the weather (AS IF!!! I complain non-bloody-stop), but it has a been a tad warm here lately:"Cape Town is seeing the biggest heat wave of the year. Yesterday temperatures of up to 50c (122F) was recorded in places such as Ceres and the surroundings while in Cape Town rescue services worked overtime to get to all the victims of heatstroke." Source
It has been REVOLTINGLY hot here in Cape Town for the past few days. Past few weeks in fact. I have seriously had enough. Most of the homes in Cape Town are not centrally cooled, although I am fortunate enough to have air conditioning / cooling in most of my rooms. But even with the aircons running all the time, it is still boiling hot.
In other news, I took the kids to the paed today. 66% of them were displaying signs of not being well, and in our family if one goes, all go so off we went. Plus the doctor's rooms are airconditioned, which is a good enough reason to go. Kate has a bit of a sinus infection / post nasal drip / bad cough etc and poor old Maxie boy is "teething acutely" according to the doctor (he is cutting 4-6 teeth at one, poor baby), plus he has a bit of a yucky ear and a sore throat. He is normally a happy chap but has been miserable the past two days.
On Friday we had a play date with an old school friend of Adam and Kate. They have a sweet Jack Russell who gets very anxious when the kids go into the pool. The kids were hopping and jumping and laughing around the pool and I could see the poor dog was getting increasingly anxious. As Kate jumped into the pool the poor dog tried to 'save' her by biting on to her leg. OUCH! I saw it happen. It was quite a big bite, I jumped up and waited for Kate to surface from under the water to gage her reaction. She does not cry easily (unlike someone else who shall not be named but just happens to be the twin brother of the aforementioned girl), so I knew if she cried, it would be serious. She came up sobbing. By the time I had her out the pool I was already on the phone to the paed (love that chap). They said to take her to ER. So off Kate and I went, her still in her swimming costume with a towel around her. Luckily no stitches but nice puncture marks at the front and back of her leg. She is on antibiotics for a week. Fortuitously, the same antibiotics helps for sinus infections so there you go. Two birds with one stone. Kate is SUCH a brave girl. She was so cool about it and within an hour we were bandaged up and back at the play date.
So anyway, that is my update for now. Rose has told me that I need to update more often and that I should take five minutes each day to post SOMETHING. She is tired of going in to check my blog and see the same old blog post. I might make her post an update on my behalf ;-)