So If That Was Sunday We’ve Had It.

This weekend I introduced my new boyfriend to my bestest best friend, COFF COFF of more than 25 years but whose counting COFF COFF and her other half.

We had a braai at the Glugster’s place and in the process we went through five or six bottles of wine*, with Glugs and Mr NSNMOTB’s help, before they chickened out and switched to brandy and coke. Their kidlets arrived later in the afternoon after spending the day with their granny and were immediately in the pool! The boys then got hold of Damien’s water pistol and were shooting Gen and I, where we were quietly sitting on the verandah drinking our wine and enjoying some decent conversation. A few minutes later I was wet from head to toe, and just for shits and giggles I ran and jumped into the pool in my jeans and t-shirt. I was barefoot and luckily had removed my hat earlier… but Glugs’ face when I surfaced was an absolute picture!

You see bunnies, I don’t swim, I don’t even own a swimming costume- in fact even Gen doesn’t remember when last she saw me in a pool. The water was divine though and I played in the pool with the kidlets for about an hour I think…

Do you have any idea how hard it is to get wet jeans off!!?!?

Anyhoodle, Gen and family scarpered later that evening and then we dozed while trying to watch “Little Miss Sunshine”.

Then this morning I realised I hadn’t packed any work shoes, and I had to resort to wearing my divine Nine West jewelled heels… these are so NOT work friendly shoes bunnies! I definitely need to get used to them a bit before Glugs and I decide go dancing or something… my feet are killing me.

The pics show me jumping into the pool, me in my Valentines Day gift hat (and now you will all understand why Glugs’ is a little leery of me wearing it), me playing with the watergun, NSNMOTB’s youngest doing a backflip into the pool (all courtesy of Gen)… and just SOME of the empty wine bottles.

And before you ask, yes, the bed is still in one piece.

*The Blue Creek had been open and in the fridge for a while though and wasn’t very nice… and I didn’t photograph all the bottles. The Boschendal Lanoy was fantastic as was the Alta Vista Malbec (all the way from Argentina), but the Joostenberg Bakermat was by far my favourite for the day! We also went through a bottle of Chardonnay or two…

Well… It WAS Going To Be A Quiet Weekend…

gotta love Glugster’s phone camera!!!

Friday night Damien had a date with Flower. I dropped him off at her house just before 5pm and he had rented a couple of DVD movies to watch with her, and he said he would be given supper too. We got a little lost in her suburb because I couldn’t find her street in my map book index, and when I found her suburb instead, I didn’t turn the page- where I would have found he street and a much easier route! Anyhoodle, Damien was clean and bathed with nice clean clothes on and was dropped off with a reminder to stick to the rules at all times. These are our own rules and they apply at home too. He’s not allowed in a girl’s bedroom (or a girl allowed in his); he’s not allowed to “disappear” with her at any time and he has to remember his manners at all times, with her and with her family.

I then went home to titivate and pack and wait for the Glugster. When he called and said he was on his way I carted all mine and Damien’s bags (which includes my handbag and my notebook- each weighing in at around 3kg- which is close to 7lb). From there we went to a new local mall that neither of us have been to before- and were VERY impressed by the look and the layout of the place. It really is beautiful and there’s lots to see.

In case you’re wondering how I can say a mall is beautiful… I’m a complete mall rat and I love shopping and window shopping and strolling around a shopping centre.

While we were there Glugs bought me a simply GAWJISS ring, and we had supper at Karoo. Glugs seems to have a knack with picking restaurants bunnies- the service and food was outstanding! Sadly (for me) I didn’t have my camera- so you will not be seeing any pictures of that particular evening. I ate EXACTLY what I was in the mood for in a divine smoked salmon and caper starter and then I had jelly and custard for dessert! Glugs had a fillet steak with pap and sheba with cheesecake for dessert, and for our “salad” side dish we had a mixture of melon pieces, cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices and noodle salad from the (bottomless AND free) salad bar. Their menu is here if you’d like to see it. And once again when Glugs placed our drinks order- always ordering for me first- the waitron thought the Black Label was for him. This happens time and time again… Ladies can- and do- drink Black Label you know!

We picked up the knucklehead right on time… and neither of them looked abashed or dishevelled when they came to the gate so I think I’m safe still. Damien having a girlfriend means I have palpitations. I made my mom a Grandmother at 37 years old and I am working as hard as I can to make sure Damien doesn’t do the same to me. ADHDers are notoriously quick to act and NEVER consider the consequences…

Right. Lets not dwell on that.

Today- Saturday- was supposed to be quiet… we slept till 10am, and then went to drop off the evil puppies at their mother’s house after they’d had their annual shots. From there we stopped to pick up mine and Damien’s meds and then went to fetch my express card from Vodacom. That done we realised we were rather hungry and went to O’Galito for lunch. When Glugs saw they had a sushi menu he asked if I’d like to try some. I’ve been dying to try sushi so he ordered us the crab and prawn california rolls as he said those were usually safe for someone to use as an introduction to sushi. Wow bunnies. Glugs was genuinely impressed with the quality of their food, and I am now totally hooked on sushi! I loved it, and its so filling!

When we got back- after I fetched my car- Glugs set about fixing his bed. The broken bed has been standing up on its side since I posted those pictures of it- and Glugs was getting annoyed with it getting in the way and with having to sleep on the floor! So not only is my sweetheart sexy and smart and funny… he’s quite the handy-man too! Not only has he fixed it he’s reinforced it too!!

I’ll let you all know if his work holds out against our… um… workouts.


My bestest best friend comes to visit tomorrow- with hubby and kidlets in tow. She’ll be meeting my Glugs for the first time, though she’s heard a lot about him already. And he’s already scored brownie points ‘coz he supports the same rubgy team she does, snigger… and its not the same team as the team I support!

The Knucklehead Has A New Girlfriend…

Technically she’s Babe12, but since its been so long since he’s had a girlfriend I’m going to give them other nicknames now. This one is already nicknamed “Flower”, so I’ll call her that here too. She goes to his school and Damien seems quite keen on her too, he’s even smoking less because Flower doesn’t smoke, and they chat all night via cellphone!!!
So this afternoon after work I’m dropping him off at Flower’s house and I’ll pick him up at about 10pm. I was going to sit at home and blog and read and such till I fetched him, and then head for Glugster’s place after that… like I do when I scrapbook at my mommy darling’s place.
But my darling boyfriend suggested we go out instead!
Isn’t he clever!
So we have a date tonigh!
And this weekend is thankfully not too busy…

I was going to tell you something else too but it’s slipped my mind…