Yes, I’m talking about me- but not in the way you may think I mean it, though you probably wouldn’t be far wrong if you assumed I was talking about me, myself and I. What I mean is that there’s been a decided lack of mommy-ish type posts round here lately. Mainly because my darling Damien hasn’t been home since November 24th so I haven’t had much mommy-ish type stuff to post about!
At least this kinda solved a small part of something I’ve often wondered- whether or not I’d have anything to blog about if I wasn’t a mom… LOL!
My darling Damien’s been away, and I’ve been gallivanting! I’ve hardly been home and when I am home, I’m online all night! I haven’t cooked or cleaned. I’ve snuggled with the cats. It’s been so much fun… but I now REALLY miss my boy! How much I miss him started to creep in around last Wednesday when he’d been gone three days… and I was really looking forward to him coming home on Saturday. Then last Thursday he calls and asks if he may stay longer. I said okay since J’s mom was fine with it and Damien was having such fun. Last Friday, what was officially the last day of school for the year, Damien and J caught the bus from J’s place to the school to fetch their final school reports*.
Damien passed with a 51% average!!! I am SO SO proud of him! And he’s very pleased with himself too! Now I need you to understand here bunnies- this may not be A’s and B’s, and I have yet to see his report… but to me, the fact that he maintained this, a passing average throughout the year, including exams, homework, CTAs and portfolio work, is a HUGE achievement!!!
He’s going to grade 10. We’ve already picked his subjects and paid next year’s deposit.
Well done my darling DARLING Damien child! I am so very VERY proud of you for passing so well and for doing it yourself!
And now for something completely different…
I got a text message from Damien on Saturday afternoon telling me he and J had gotten their ears pierced in celebration of passing!!! Now anyone who’s been here for a while may remember that Damien and I have (or rather “had”) and agreement about body art. He’s supposed to wait till he’s at least 18, he has to pay for them himself and he may not touch his gorgeous face!
The piercing itself doesn’t bug me, he’s gorgeous enough to get away with any kind of hairstyle and he’s worn “fake” earrings often before… what bugs me is his breaking our agreement. I only hope he went somewhere reputable and didn’t do it himself or something…
I haven’t seen the piercing yet either… so as soon as he comes him I’ll take a picture so you can all lemme know what you think!
And on yet another note… I am sitting here quite literally nodding off!
Last night when I went to bed, round 11:30pm I think… I realised that I had two roses lying on my keyboard (I was at a wedding and had pinned my hair up with them) and that perhaps I should put them in some water. So off I go to the kitchen- and without bothering to switch on a light I find a glass, pour in some water from the tap, put the roses in the glass and go to bed.
Can you see where this is going…?
I woke up this morning- WAAAAY before my alarm clocks went off- to a noise I didn’t recognise… and it was raining so I was about to dismiss it and go back to sleep for an hour… when I realised it sounded like running water INSIDE not in a gutter.
I shot out of bed and quickly checked the toilet and bathroom next to my bedroom- no problems there… and then walked into the living room…
Water, water, everywhere and all that! And to top it off my cats watching smugly as I wade into the kitchen to fetch the squeegee… it took me an hour to mop up the more than three buckets of water… thank goodness my flat is tiled!!! And thank goodness I woke up before it reached my furniture!!!
*South African schools run January to December