mommy; on your 50 somethingth birthday

Mommy I can't buy you a present this year, and that breaks my heart. It's been a pretty tough year for me, financially, emotionally and physically, but as always, you were one of my constants. My support, my foundation, my rock. My person. Our late night bbm chats that kept me sane during the first …

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and the craziness continues

Last week was the last of my maternity leave. 4 months, gone just like that. So of course, Murphy had to get in on it, and have some fun. 2 Friday's ago, I started having some pain in my right lower abdomen. Nothing too serious, so I didn't worry about it. When I woke up …

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there was nothing un-special about her

I'm very sentimental with names. In naming my daughter, she has a name that both my husband and I share, and her middle name is both her paternal Nana's name and my late maternal Nana's name. This time around, we've had to come up with 2 boys and 2 girls names, as we still don't …

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i forgot

On the 9th of July, it was 3 years since my Gogo (grandmother in isiZulu) passed away.  And I forgot.  I don't know how I forgot;  she is constantly in my thoughts, I knew the 3rd anniversary of her passing was coming up.  And then today, I realised that I had totally forgotten about it. …

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i kept my promise (sort of)

This weekend has come and gone, but the promise that I made M-L earlier on in the week, I stuck to.  Well, sort of.  I didn't spend every waking minute of Saturday with her;  after the animal farm (we were there for about 3 or so hours) we went back to my mom's house and …

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