Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Somnambulist abuse and weekend news

I am so glad that it's Tuesday! Sorry for all the doom and gloom in the last two posts. Yesterday was just frantic with two clients needing urgent press releases to be sucked out of my thumb, two pre-scheduled and immovable meetings and one unexpected crisis.

I'd also like to explain Friday's grumpiness. See, the night before, I had gone to bed late, but was sleeping very soundly. TSC on the other hand, was having a horrible nightmare that someone was breaking into our house. So, in the dream, he beat the guy up. In real life, he leant over and elbowed me in the chest with such impressive force that I've been teasing him about the bruise ever since.

Imagine being woken up in the dark by a massive thwack - you'd get a fright, right? Well I did. I thought someone was breaking into our house and was attacking me. I totally panicked. Even after I'd calmed down and my heart had removed itself from my vocal passage, I still couldn't get back to sleep. Hence the sleep-deprived grumpiness of Friday's post. Apologies again.

On to nicer stuff... We had our first housewarming event on Saturday. A bring-and-braai for almost 50 people. It was awesome (if busy). On Saturday morning we bought one of those plastic swimming pools (the ones with the inflatable top rings that you just fill with water), which proved a huge success with kiddies and adults alike. And I had been making various desserts since Wednesday (including the most beautiful white chocolate tart, topped with strawberries, that I didn't even get to taste because it was snapped up so fast), so I just made a few salads and set everything out before people started streaming in at 2pm, bringing me enough potted chrysanthemums to last a lifetime.

We had a diverse group of people - neighbours, old varsity buddies, church pals, my parents and our friends from Pretoria. But everyone got on really well. Connections were made (for example, one neighbour discovered that she went to school with my gran's sisters in Bulawayo) and conversation flowed well.

When the last folks left at 20.30, we sat back and realised once again that we have really amazing people in our lives. My only regret is that I was so busy trying to get to chat with each person that I didn't have time to take photos. But seeing we still have a few more housewarming events coming up, I'm sure I'll have another chance!

7 comments:

Thomas said...

You write PR's? Me too, where do you work?

Oh and gee whiskers, 50 people..that's a lot. I definately wouldn't have been that brave, I'm impressed!

Glugster said...

I agree with Thomas. 50 people is a lot to get through!

Kitty Cat said...

Glad the housewarming was a success! You must be settling in nicely. And the tart with strawberries sounds yummy!I've been woken up with an arm flung across my face, so I know what you mean about panic.

acidicice said...

Sheesh. That sounds like one HELL of a party! 50 people!? You must be quite the hostess! The chocolate tart sounds oh so divine...wrong thing for me to be reading about right now!!!

No worries about the grumpy posts. I've been posting grumpiness since October last year!

Louisa said...

Sounds like your first housewarming was great success. Those pools are the best. I used to have one myself, and what's nice is that you can just pack it up in winter when you don't need it.

Slyde said...

ouch, sorry about that bruise..

i can relate, my wife routinely has nightmares where i wake up at 4am and am getting slapped and scratched...

po said...

That dessert sounds amazing, you sure know a lot of people!