Apologies for not posting for awhile. Been a rather hectic week and I have also been in a shitty mood so have not felt up to writing.
As you know I did an event late last week. I need some down time to recuperate after an event. I have rheumatoid arthritis in my hips, so after an event I usually need to have 2 days off my feet and on the couch letting the inflammation calm down. I was hoping to relax last weekend but didn’t get much chance to do that.
Last weekend was spent supervising a plumber of sorts who was trying to fix our water booster pump system. He has managed to get it up and running again but it is still not perfect. I won’t bore you with the details.
Monday was back to work and as I had not rested properly by then, I have struggled through the week not feeling particularly well. I have not been in pain with my hips but have not felt particularly mobile or comfortable.
I collected Son no 3 from school on Monday. Now usually when I collect kids from school and ask them how their day was – I always get the same reply: “Fine”. But when I asked him how his day was, he went on to tell me about his SEX Education class. He was quite happy to tell me all about it – ” you know Mom – if you masturbate and then finger a girl she can still get pregnant” ………….. and on and on he went about things. I of course was felling just a little awkward. I encourage open speech with my kids and I am proud to say that we are able to talk about anything. But there are always those conversations that make you feel a little awkward when discussing them with your kids – and this was definitely one of those moments.
Hubby and I went out for dinner to an Indian Restaurant with an old friend on Tuesday night. The food and company was excellent. Hubby didn’t eat – spicy foods make him sick since his gastric bypass. Other than that we had a really good evening. It was great to get out for a change and socialize.
Hubby asked me to come to a meeting at 10am at the Orlando Stadium on Wednesday morning. The stadium is a 45 minute drive-away which meant my whole morning was booked against it. He then asked if I wouldn’t mind going to the Soccer City Stadium first which is where he spends a lot of time consulting at the moment. He needed my help looking at the CCTV system. That meant I had to leave for the stadium/s at 8am. The weather also took a dramatic turn during the night. We woke up to a day of rain and wind. Not the best time to go to a stadium!
So there I was walking around the Soccer City stadium feeling like I was being blown apart – freezing! We then went on to Orlando Stadium for the 10am meeting. By then I was feeling really bad – my hips had still not recovered from the previous week, I had not rested them properly and here I was walking around stadiums. I ended up checking a few seating layouts and doing some measurements for some drawings I am doing for the stadiums and then we left – I assume the 10am meeting was cancelled as it didn’t seem to happen. So I was very confused. I couldn’t be bothered to ask why as I was just grateful to get out there and back to my warm office. I got back to the office to an inbox full of emails and an ADSL line working intermittently.
Thursday was still pouring with rain. We had major thunderstorms all night. Our ADSL line was down more than up. Hubby was also in the office. He has a cold so it is literally like being in a room with a bear with a sore head. The fact that our ADSL line was not really working just made things worse. I was trying to install a wireless device driver so he could get internet access via a 3G router and his PC was not having any of it. So I was in a bad mood, he was in a bad mood and anything IT related was not going to cooperate with either of us for the day.
I eventually talked him into going out to buy a new laptop for him (hoping he
could would work elsewhere on days like this in the future). So I spent Thursday evening setting that up until about 10pm.
I had a 9am meeting with a client on Friday which was cancelled at the last minute. Hubby was still not feeling well, weather still bad – so it was another day with hubby in the office. Hubby was in gung-ho mode – he got out of bed in the early hours of the morning and went straight into the office. So by the time I got there, he had a whole list of things he wanted to get done by me. I was still feeling crappy. But I played the martyr and did whatever he wanted – just not worth arguing about it. I was in a bad enough mood and it is not worth pissing him off as well and then having him snarling at me all day.
A client called late yesterday afternoon requesting that I do a site visit today for the annual NIKE We Run Jozi Race. They need some plans drawn up for the event to present to the VOC on Monday. So I spent today on site walking around with the client (hmmm – wonder what those titanium hip replacements cost nowadays). The client was umming and ahhing about where we could put marguees, VIP’s, media, stages, generators, busses, parking, food and beverage stalls, kitchens, ambulances, fencing, LED screens etc etc. Of course the client wants all this drawn up by Monday morning.
This afternoon was spent trying to clean our pool which looks more like a mud bath after the storms on Wednesday and Thursday. There is a 2inch layer of sand and muck at the bottom of the pool we are struggling to suck up.
And tomorrow we are going to the movies to see the Expendables.
I am doing the seating for another outdoor event next weekend – hope the weather improves as it is an outdoor event. I will tell you all about this in few days.