So… Erm, Is It Enough…

To tempt fate- to lure the conception faeries closer- if we simply announce that we’re not going to try and get pregnant anymore, that we’re planning an overseas holiday and that I’m going to buy a sportscar…?

Or do we actually have to do those things…?

Bridal Expos and Prizes

Last night, myself, my mommy darling, my SIL to be and her mom went to the Exclusive Evening at the Sandton Sun- which is part of the Sandton City Bridal Expo currently on the go.

It was so cool, and we were very spoilt! There was champers, and the most amazing canapés I’ve ever seen, and we got juice and water through the evening. We also got goodie bags when we left with little bits in from all the sponsors- from chocolates to magazines!

Awesome!

I LOVE goodie bags!

And lemme tell you, my SIL-to-be and  I cleaned UP on the prizes! I won a R2000 voucher from SA Wedding Decor and a voucher from La Senza, and my SIL-to-be won a voucher for a wedding photo brag-book, a Clarins hamper and something else… damn! I’ve fogotten what it was!

It was fabulous!

Very interactivce and very informative.

The Weekend That Was!

What a total blast!

On Friday night we had a social at the studio where Glugs and I dance every week. They had several dances done by people who either teach or have been taking lessons forever- what they call showcases- to show what these dances can look like. It’s highly entertaining! And since we’ve volunteered to dance a Foxtrot showcase at the next social, it was also very intimidating. I made margarita cupcakes, and I actually mingled a little at the social too, sharing my cupcakes- very unlike me.

🙂

We danced lots and gave ourselves quite a workout!

My mommy and daddy darling joined us for the evening, to get out of the house a bit, and it turned into a bit of a sad evening for them. My daddy darling is not a fan of noise at all as his hearing is not fantastic, and because he’s diabetic his circulation is dreadful- so he gets cold very easily! When they left, my mom and I thought daddy darling was annoyed with the people and the noise, and I thought no more of it. But mommy darling realised a little later that watching us dance, and watching the dancers, had made it clear to them- subconsciously at first- that a big part of their lives together is gone forever. My folks have always loved music and dancing, and with my daddy darling’s health issues, it’s not possible for them to indulge in it anymore. My daddy darling’s balance is a problem too, so dancing is not something they’ll be able to indulge in again. It made me very heart sore when my mommy darling shared it with us.

On Saturday morning, Glugs and I went to see another wedding venue. This one scored an 8.5 out of 10 on our rating scale. The only damper for me being that it was used recently by a friend.

Afterwards we went to find some breakfast, and bumped into Doodles of a Journo (and her hubby) and Rubyletters! In a mall in Centurion of all places! It was very cool and we played catch-up briefly before parting ways again.

Glugs and I then headed for a “permanent bridal expo” in Menlyn, and collected business cards and pamphlets- and I got a stunning wedding planning fil-o-fax type folder.

But not before getting waylaid by a jewellery store… with a very clever saleslady. I got a ring, earrings and a necklace! And we bought a pair of pearl stud earrings for my mommy darling- to replace the ones my knucklehead managed to mysteriously dispose of when he was a little boy.

From Menlyn we dashed off home- stopping at the bottle store and collecting gas bottles for our heater- and made it home shortly after Sweets arrived with her boys for a visit. ExMi and her BF arrived a little later, with Dude- the puppy- and we proceeded to have a fantastic evening!

On Sunday, I baked strawberry daiquiri cupcakes and we took ourselves off to Shebee’s place for a tweet-up with some old friends and some new faces! It was great fun and there were even pony rides for the kidlets! ExMi’s BF and my Glugster both sported sunglasses and hangovers, which was comical, and I had my camera of course. It’s always awesome to see good friends again. Shebee made lunch for us all, and between Sass, SingleSyllable and myself, there was ample dessert!

Before heading for Shebee’s, we had dropped the knucklehead off at his GF, and when we left Shebee’s we stopped to put in fuel, and then my Glugs and I swopped seats so he could sleep and I drove home. The poor dude was really very hung over for most of the day.

Sunday night was early to bed for the two of us.

What I wouldn’t have given to stay home this morning- especially when I got stuck in the mother of all traffic jams on the way to work!

Yes, Da, Si, Oui, Hai & No, Nyet, Indi, Bi, Naddo

I found this one on Laura’s blog… and since I am in need of blog fodder because I’m not finishing my in-process posts, I’m going to post another meme thing!!!

 

1. You can ONLY answer Yes or No.

2. You are NOT ALLOWED to explain ANYTHING unless someone messages or comments you and asks. Believe me, the temptation to explain some of these will be overwhelming as nothing is exactly as it seems.

3. Answer carefully you will say YES to more than you think.

 

Kissed any one of your Facebook friends? YES

Been arrested? NO

Kissed someone you didn’t like? YES

Slept in until 5 PM? YES

Fallen asleep at work/school? YES

Held a snake? YES

Ran a red light? YES

Been suspended from school? YES

Experienced love at first sight? YES

Lied about your age? YES

Totalled your car in an accident? NO

Been fired from a job? NO

Fired somebody? YES

Sang karaoke? YES

Pointed a gun at someone? NO

Done something you told yourself you wouldn’t? YES

Laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose? YES

Caught a snowflake on your tongue? NO

Kissed in the rain? YES

Had a close brush with death (your own)? NO

Seen someone die? NO

Played spin-the-bottle? YES

Sang in the shower? YES

Smoked a cigar? YES

Sat on a rooftop? NO

Smuggled something into another country? NO

Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes? YES

Broken a bone? YES

Skipped school? YES

Eaten a bug? YES

Sleepwalked? NO

Walked a moonlit beach? NO

Rode a motorcycle? YES

Dumped someone? YES

Forgotten your anniversary? NO

Lied to avoid a ticket? NO

Ridden in a helicopter? NO

Shaved your head? YES

Blacked out from drinking? NO

Played a prank on someone? YES

Hit a home run? NO

Felt like killing someone? YES

Cross-dressed? YES

Been falling-down drunk? YES

Made your girlfriend/ boyfriend cry? YES

Eaten snake/ Shark? YES

Marched/ Protested? NO

Had Mexican jumping beans for pets? NO

Puked on an amusement park ride? NO

Seriously & intentionally boycotted something? NO

Been in a band? NO

Knitted? YES

Been on TV? YES

Shot a gun? YES

Skinny-dipped? YES

Gave someone stitches? NO

Eaten a whole habanero pepper? NO

Ridden a surfboard? NO

Went water skiing? NO

Drank straight from a liqour bottle? YES

Had surgery? YES

Streaked? NO

Ridden in a hot air balloon? NO

Taken by ambulance to hospital? NO

Tripped on mushrooms? NO

Passed out when not drinking? NO

Peed on a bush? YES

Donated Blood? NO

Grabbed electric fence? NO

Eaten alligator meat? YES

Killed an animal when not hunting? NO

Hit someone in the face? YES

Hitchhiked? NO

Peed your pants in public? NO

Tattoo? YES

Snuck into a movie without paying? NO

Sleep on a certain side of the bed? YES

Stayed up for 48 hours straight? YES

Still love someone you shouldn’t? NO

Think about the future? YES

Been in handcuffs? NO

Believe in love? YES

Still in touch with your childhood sweetheart? NO

Accepted too much change from a clerk? NO