You know those six-word story memes? Mine today would be:
On Mondays, motivation is definitely minimal.
The weekend was cool though. Friday night we ordered Ghazal's take-out. I heart Ghazal's! My chicken Makhnie was super-yummy. We watched Pineapple Express, which was... a typical random stoner movie. It had some hysterical moments though and TSC thought it was brilliant.
Saturday morning we went to China City where I discovered an awesome bead shop. *sigh* This explains how my money is already less than it should be a mere three days after payday. After that, we headed home and got everything ready for the Bloggirls braai (housewarming number 2 for us).
Everyone, and by that I mean EVERYONE, was late. Fashionably, of course ;-) But despite the rain attemping to upstage the event by depositing a mini monsoon on my lawn, I had a great time seeing Phillygirl and Varen, Louisa, Ruby, Arkwife and hubby, Laura and her gorgeous kids, Angel and Damien and ExMi. I got special permission to make Tom an honourary bloggirl for the day (I figured seeing he carries a manbag he asked for it), so he joined us for awhile, and dear Glug also made an appearance after having spent the afternoon being rained on at the rugby.
I enjoy these girls (and guys) so much, even when they insist on talking about babies and pregnancy for hours on end and freaking me out totally (I am terrified of falling pregnant - so not ready to go there yet). Other topics that were up for discussion were pets, the gender of Phillygirl's bunnies, whether it's good or bad to have a TV in the bedroom, white chocolate versus Lindt chili chocolate, how blogging your secrets is easier than sharing them with your family and (believe it or not) sports. Actually, that last one was mainly Angel and I talking Formula One.
I'd met everyone before apart from Tom and Laura. Tom is exactly how I imagined he'd be and Laura was totally different from how I'd imagined her. They are both fabulous, and Laura's kids are just beautiful! I'm so glad I've met another two of my fave bloggers IRL.
TSC and I were chuffed at our presents (we weren't expecting any, which made it so much cooler). We got some beautiful potplants (must remember to take pics), some yummy wine and a really generous gift voucher (thanks Angel and Glug). I felt so spoilt!
When everyone eventually left, TSC and I fell into bed, so Sunday was spent tidying up. We also sorted out a new cell phone for me and ordered DSL from Telkom. So that's two big admin issues ticked off my to-do list. And after church last night, I enjoyed a long, hot shower with ExMi's amazing Body Thrills body polish... Yum!
All in all, an awesome weekend. Only one complaint - why can't those be longer?