Saturday, September 10, 2016

more important than me

the lesson of the week: we are more important than me.

wednesday 31st:

stranger things because gd insisted on watching and it's impossible to nap with that in the background

little bit of work, little bit of play, furniture shopping

out of internet, a quick mom visit, bedtime and more stranger things

thursday 1st:

a cancelled meeting replaced by an important battle
the gym, where i was actively ignored by my old neighbour, gd's pilates physio
sunset stroll and bumping into my niece
great gnocchi and passing out early to penny dreadful (that i can nap to)

friday 2nd:

early up (midnight and morning) refining a plan for my library experiment, arriving on time for the meeting and waiting an hour and a half before making the proposal. positive reception, plus an offer for a spoken word space

the failure elevator at the wellness warehouse on kloof, gd's haircut and the first of three unrelated individuals telling us that mr smear looks like the kid from two and a half men, crystal shopping and home and pharmacy / knead (mr smear making himself puke) / home / sore belly / lovely friday night dinner at my aunt's

saturday 3rd:

writing the outline for the comic crowdfunding pitch

starting the day with an eye-opening argument about LGBT communities, vegan marshmallow seller's a bit of an idiot if i'm not the first to complain about the payment details

my first time with mr smear in the pool happening to coincide with all the other dads taking over, mr smear and me both passing out when we got home, driving out to stellenbosch for a drink for airplane's birthday and having a really nice time with really nice people in a beautiful place

emergency shower on return, mr smear is really enjoying showering now, and early to bed with phenomenally hot "mild" indian lentils

sunday 4th:

a pretty good night for three exhausted people
buying a second squatty potty
hunting e-readers
giovanni's and parking on the beach to eat lunch with our fingers and enjoy an absolutely gorgeous day

mr smear refusing his afternoon nap, me desperately needing mine

mom and sister evening visit, hunting the missing lego block
early to bed

monday 5th:

a long, tired night sleeping until mr smear woke us up early
the unnecessary rush, a waterfront mission including picking up the first box from pg (some of my prized books and dvds and great clothing)

a good therapy session
leftovers for lunch
projector selection
bad bargaining for a welsh dresser but coming home with my first gobii
kicking the confused asian man out of the parents' parking, taking a passed out mr smear for coffee
showering mr smear then navigating the poor kid's laryngitis until bedtime
taking the opportunity to clear old emails, read more mad magazine

tuesday 6th:

not an easy night, getting up early with mr smear, bullshit tensions setting the tone for the day

cleaning house, the disrespectfully late delivery of the welsh dresser, the pharmacy run when all roads are under construction

NEEDING fry's burgers with violife cheese

not napping due to an enormous weight on my chest

an improved evening, mr smear's mini toasted cheese

dinner and the colour of magic and a little more inbox clearing and going to bed early

wednesday 7th:

gamemaker humble bundle!

another day with our little debleated goat
a failed attempt at discussing the previous day's revelation
bad google maps directions to the new physio and pulling a soaked mr smear out of the car (drool?)

home and hungry, the babysitter giving us space to get stuff done and take a salt bath

mr smear's first promenade walk - he surprised us with just how far he wanted to go on his own two feet

nando's wedges on the way home, pick 'n pay's shelves surprisingly well-stocked, refusing to fight the chinese tourists for a place in line, dinner with mom and both gd and i ending up with bellyaches

thursday 8th:

allergies and exhaustion
coffee and the neverending story
forgotten physio appointment
feeding and showering mr smear
the unpleasant lesson: "we are more important than me", my perspective is irrelevant
building management and remote control malarkey
sudden and intense nap attack turning into generally not feeling well
driving out to durbanville, making a wrong turn by following the street signs
a good demo of the optoma X316, but payment problems making us look for alternatives

shopping, dinner and mr smear and the couscous, bedtime and then pre-meeting nap
the postponement, getting other work done

friday 9th:

going to bed when my head started spinning, rls getting me back up, fortunately not for too long but still waking up not feeling rested at all

gd's latest treatment doing more harm than good
a very pleasant experience purchasing my second gobii

second breakfast, feist, and the mechanic arriving just in time to interrupt my vegan cheeseburger wraps

the nap, the long prep to go shopping, unpacking and then taking gd and mr smear to the gym where i read wired with a cup of coffee which i spilled on my trousers, godmother's friend not recognising me and i think he was flirting

getting ready for a really nice dinner at my cousins, shocked to see my brother's eldest there but pleasantly surprised to find him seemingly more genuine and mature than i remember

there's nothing as trying as moving a sleeping child from a stroller to a car seat

saturday 10th:

rls medication leading to a good night's sleep, waking up early with mr smear and getting deeper into the neverending story

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