Charlie's Bird

living the dream with Charlie and Thandi and chirping all the way back to the nest.

No more

…sleeps!!!!!!!! Today, after my last patient at 12, the holiday begins. I cannot wait! I am shattered because last night I was p finalising things for my cousin’s 40th, look what I made for him IMG_7757

They are far from perfect, but they are cute, hey! He is a beer fanatic, so I really hope he enjoys them – milk stout cake inside too! It was alwys going to be a finicky job when you have to bake the cake, cut it up, then ice. It wold have been easy if I have had a mould for it. And if I had started before 21h00 last night. And if I’d slept the night before that. Oh well…  Overcommitted me! I also made him some champagne jelly shots, hope he enjoys it all!

Anyway, my peeps, I must be off now, must work, dot my i’s and cross my t’s. I will check in again when I can! Stay safe, have fun! Smooches to you all!

Getting there

…madly and crazily, but getting there. I am starting to count the hours left at the office, and freaking ever so slightly when I look at how many patients I have to see in those hours.  (It’s 10 hours in the office and an afternoon in theatre to summarize.) I also have a huge number of things to do this evening – train, supper, make and decorate cupcakes, champagne and raspberry jelly shots (thanks to Cousin fudgingood’s recipe on her blog! http://fudgingood.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/champagne-and-raspberry-jelly-shots/) Phew. I don’t really envisage much sleep tonight. And after a late night delivery last night… Oh well! ooh, and I need to pack, gosh, I can’t forget that! I think it is time to work on that to-do list! I like have a list to tick things off.

Daydreaming

…about the weekend away… about the week away… about Christmas. I feel like there is so much going on in my head, it may have a little bit of an explosion! Oh well, all good stuff though. After my paper crafting this weekend, last night, and after an awesome post work massage (my heavenly reward for working this weekend!) I got some embroidery out. It is a cross stitch I was working on for the beach house last year, but ran out of steam and commitment, so I never finished. I am so close to being done, then I can send it to the framers. It was very therapeutic, but my heavens, my eyes are deteriorating! I had to set up a table lamp nearby so I could see what I was doing. Admittedly I was sewing white and grey thread onto white fabric, but I suspect that nasty old 40 is really creeping up on me now! Buggers! Another Christmas gift soon to be ticked off the list! Tomorrow I need to co-opt Charlie into giving me a hand with another gift idea I have – I can’t blog about them yet, because the potential recipients read this, so you will all have to be patient and see after the festives!

Anyway, enough daydreaming, work time!

4 more sleeps

..until I get to my vacation! Woohoo! A few things to get done before then, some deliveries, a bit of work, some biscuits and some cupcakes, and we are sorted!

IMG_7723Is my ‘water fairy’ not the cutest one you have ever seen? And can you tell she’s saying cheese here? She’s so crazy about dressing up, a bribe with a fairy outfit (on special at AC Kermans) meant a cooperative girl all day! Look at her Marilyn pose, with the wind blowing her skirt up here! IMG_7719 IMG_7720

The weekend was nice, I trained on Friday afternoon, then it was onto supper with TJ and her family. It was really nice, and Thandi had such a blast! Saturday involved a little work, a run, some paper crafting and box packing. Sunday there was another run, a bit more work, lunch with my parents and some more crafting. I can feel the festive season starting to approach – lets hope it’s going to be a blessed one! And here is the start of my festive projects – my Santa Shoeboxes. IMG_7734 IMG_7732 Tinkerbell got Thandi’s nod of approval, so I scrapped away!

Planning

…ok, so the plans for the weekend involve a casual supper with the TJ and her family this evening, after a session at gym (been a bit slack this week), a couple of hours at the office tomorrow morning, another run, working on my Santa Shoebox pledges, and some Christmas presents for friends and family. Sunday, maybe another run, depending on work and the weather, and then just a quiet day…

And this time next week I will be packed and ready to hit the road to a well known Eastern Cape holiday farm to celebrate my cousin’s 40th, and then it’ll be almost directly from there to another EC classic, Umngazi River Bungalows – I cannot wait!

What I really need

…aside from a clone, is just some more time. Time to be just me. Some quiet time, some time for my family, some time for my friends. Something for me. I really do find it difficult to prioritise myself, and in so doing, get lost in the chaos of my days (and nights). I know I have to find the life giving things in my world, and I struggle sometimes. So this weekend, despite being Dr Birdie on call, I am going to get some sewing, or some paper crafts out. It is time to work on my soul.

Melancholy

…is such a funny thing. Here I am today, I had a bad bout of insomnia last night, so despite not sleeping very much, I am not really yawny tired, rather I feel somewhat flattened and melancholic. I love that word… But it is a curious state of affairs. Yesterday, during the day I was fine, last night, I wasn’t. I could feel it rising in my soul. And as the night progressed it settled in. And it’s strange, how I find corresponding to the melancholy rising, an emerging creativity. Maybe there is something to the tortured artist thing. Last night I was working on a digital project, and if I hadn’t made myself turn the computer off, I suspect I would have been busy all night. But I can’t really explain where the melancholy came from? Maybe it’s just hormones, maybe it’s just the need for a long vacation…

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