Anticipating things

There are a few things I wanted to say tonight, and they don’t really gel together under one theme, so I’m struggling a little with the title to this blog post. I suppose they’re all about anticipating various things though, so I think I’ll blog with that in mind.

It’s the school holidays at the moment.  Because I work in Financial Services, it’s a thing that you have to take 10 consecutive days leave every year.  I haven’t taken that long leave since last April, and I’m now getting asked about it.  I really really wish I could take it now.  I’m anticipating a backlash at work because I’m going to have to postpone my core leave. I’m also anticipating, or rather already feeling the guilt because the kids are just at home every day doing diddly squat.

I can’t take the leave now, because I’m anticipating all the leave I have to take to do away weddings in the next few months.  I don’t actually have the days available!  My poor kids :(

I wish I could spend more time with them at home.

On that note a few days ago Connor told me that he wished I owned a company.  He reckons that if I own a company then I wouldn’t have to work for a company and I’d be able to pick them up from school every day and be with them more.

I told him that I did own a company… my photography company.  He gave me a look that told me that he doesn’t believe me.  That’s really not good enough for him.

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We’ve started getting quotes for the work we want to do in the house.  It’s really not as bad as we’d anticipated. In fact, we reckon we’ll be able to do it.  It does mean, however, that for 6 odd weeks we’ll be living in part of our house and storing a lot of furniture, but it’ll make SUCH an enormous difference to the house.

I’m going to phone a technical builder type guy tomorrow and hopefully he’ll be interested in this job.

Seriously, it’s actually quite a mission to get people to work on houses.  Cannot tell you how many electricians we’ve phoned to fix our kitchen lighting, and not one of them has pitched!! So now I have half the lights in the kitchen working… wish I could get someone to actually do the bloody job! There’s clearly too much work around!

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I’m seriously looking forward to (anticipating) some highveld storms.  My eyes are so damn sensitive at the moment.  I’m sure that’s what caused my massive headache on Saturday too! I swear, I wake up and my eyes start watering.  I look like I’ve been crying for most of the day and I cannot get them to stop drizzing!

I promise , if you happen to see me, I’m not getting all emo again… I’m actually not really crying, my eyes are just really struggling.

Not sure if it’s the dust or some kind of pollen or I dunno what… but it’s really irritating!  I actually thought it was because of all the damn endless construction that’s been happening in our offices for the last 2 months, with no end in sight, but now my eyes are sensitive everywhere I go.

I’m really hoping the rains will sort them out… although not sure how I’m going to cope until then!

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5 Responses to Anticipating things

  1. Louisa August 22, 2013 at 5:13 am #

    I can’t wait for those summer storms either!

    Kids…huh? You’re doing the best you can – nothing wrong with that. Some nights when I’m really just plain exhausted and don’t feel like clowning around, I get the, “mamma, jy moet sagter werk!” too.

    Good luck with the renovations!

  2. Avril (Mom) August 22, 2013 at 8:47 am #

    Eyes – you need to keep them hydrated. It’s the wind and the change in the season. I’ll tell you what to do when I see you.

  3. Jessica Giggles August 22, 2013 at 11:36 am #

    So much going on! I also can’t wait for the summer storms to begin just to get everything clean and clear again.

    For your eyes, buy a small bottle of saline solution (for use with contact lenses) and use it as eye drops when you need them.

  4. Janet August 22, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

    I’m looking forward to summer storms too – the winds have been howling so maybe that’s a sign that they will come hard and fast! :) Glad you’re getting your renovations done. Makes such a difference when it’s all over … worth the aggrevation!

  5. Fiona August 22, 2013 at 5:14 pm #

    I also feel horribly guilty when the kids are at home doing diddly squat and I’m at work. It’s the pits!
    Are you taking any leave in December?
    For the first time in 3 years I’m going to take my accumulated 3 weeks in December and I can’t wait to spend long days at the pool with the kids and take them out on day outings. The last 3 years I’ve had different grannies babysitting and luckily Donovan was able to take 2 weeks but it still doesn’t stop the guilt.

    I love that quote. It’s so true!