I’ve written many blog posts in my head the last couple of weeks, so there is some catching up to do. In a nutshell:
Renovations: Etienne and I have *just* managed to not kill each other so far. We have now had builders in our space since October and, even though things are taking shape very nicely, I’m so over it. The dust, the people in my space, Jack (the delinquent dog) that re-marks his territory every day against curtains and furniture. The decisions about tiles and paint and lights and windows and doors. Disagreements because I think (rightly*) that you can find almost anything at a better price somewhere on the Internet. The dust. Did I mention the dust?
Work: Hectic, but in a good way. I’m off to Gauteng again next week for 4 days, second trip this year, so my heart is already crumbling a little at the thought of not seeing my family for 4 days.
Kids: There’s a LOT going on with Daniel at the moment that we are trying to get to the bottom of. Part of it is that he is scared that I won’t come back when I’m away for work (it has taken me 2 weeks of processing and talking myself out of a pit of guilt just to write that sentence without crying btw)
I’m not ready to share more about this yet, but as soon as we have a little distance and perspective I will, promise.
Coming up: The sussies turn 6 and the usual OCD party mayhem that goes along with that. Pass the wine please.
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* sometimes it’s a real pain in the ass to be right. Almost worse than being wrong, because your partner ends up feeling shit.