Sunday, 30 November 2008

Game On!

I can't even begin telling you how smug excited I'm feeling today... Well, I was even MORE excited yesterday, because that's when it happened for the very first time. Jess bawled her little eyes out and wailed when I passed her onto someone else! (SO exciting that she knows ME and recognizes when she's not with me anymore!) And then, (even better!) this someone else passed her onto Mr Someone Else who Jess should've been quite happy to go to. Said Mr Person who Jess should've been comfortable with shall remain anonymous. But hypothetically speaking he could well be recognized as one of the Hillbilly Household. If you know what I mean. When Jess saw that I was still in the room, she stretched out her arms and reached for me!! And when I took her from her least favoured Hillbilly ahem! her current captor from Said Person Who Shall Remain Anonymous, she stopped wailing, snuggled into my neck, sighed and smiled! VICTORY! Score one, Mommy. Zero to Mr Person Who Shall Henceforth Assume The Title of Loser Challenger. Not that I'm competitive or anything.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

You know you're loved when... ask to speak to your nephew (who has just moved to Mars New Zealand and therefore doesn't get smooches from his favourite aunty very often...) and he says "Hello Aunty Char! I am busy catching a spider, a live one, so please just leave me alone for a little bit ok? Love you!" (CLEARLY!) "Bye!"

Yup, I think it's safe to assume I've dropped a bit down his Favourite People List. When someone would rather chase a spider than chat to you, there's your sign.

My christmas present budget just got a bit bigger. Nothing says "I LOVE YOU AUNTY CHAR!" quite like a newly bribed nephew who just got the gift of his dreams. Yeah. I'm scaly that way.

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Even an old dog can learn new tricks!

Are you sitting down? Ta-dah! I am actually writing this ON MY CELLPHONE! Which just goes to show that necessity is indeed the mother of invention! Or REinvention. Very exciting! Nobody told me my phone was so nifty!

Which brings me to my next point. You know you're old when a teenager has to show you how to use your phone. And that's all I have to say about that.

Even an old dog Hillbilly in the Bush can learn new tricks!

Friday, 21 November 2008

Maestro in the making

This pic was taken on Sabbath after I'd played for church. I'm so excited she's showing an interest in playing piano like her Mommy!

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Little bundle of smiles

I took Chocolate Mousse for a walk yesterday. This is her dressed in all her paraphernalia! Poor kid. (Sorry the picture quality isn't too nifty - I took the pic on my cellphone.)

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Quick pic of Jess 2 weeks ago

Where was I?

If you're wondering where I've been, then here's a quick update for you. I've been home. Nothing interesting. I'm just STILLLLL WAAAIIIITTTTTIIIIINNNNGGGG for my internet installation.
Welcome to Africa. Where everything takes about fifty times longer to get done than elsewhere on the planet.
Apparently the installation will be complete this Sunday.
What. Eva.
I'll believe it when I see it. Until then, stay super nifty. I'll chat soon. Hopefully. Toodles!