This weekend was a busy one and with everything we got up to, I would think that I would be dead tired on Monday but weirdly enough I felt refresh and happy to be alive.
Friday night we did not do much as Lorelai had a Voortrekker day camp and we just chilled at home.
Saturday morning it was get up at 06:15am to get ready and head to Wemmershoek (Franschoek area) to drop Lorelai off for her day camp. It’s a 40 min drive from home and she needed to be there at 08:00am. We made it with loads of time to spare and the excitement in the car was contagious. Lorelai loves Voortrekkers and any opportunity to camp just makes her super super happy.
After registering the kids, I started chatted with some of the other moms, until this tall, strange lady came walking in my direction, Adele clearly knew her and this women greeted me like she knew me and then hugged me. She looked familiar, but I could not place her. And just as she started to say her name it all came flashing back to me and I placed her immediately… We met 7.5 years ago at Louis Leipoldt hospital’s maternity ward where we spent 2 days in the same room lying next to each other. That was the last time that I saw her and spoke to her. Adele and I, every so often speak about her.
Background story on Adele and myself… We also met that same day and we all shared a room with another lady as well. Then we ran into each other once I think over the years until last year that our girls were in the same class in grade R and decided to become best friends. Adele and I have been good friends ever since.
Anyway back to the other lady….
She had a little boy and he also does Voortrekkers but for a different Kommando than ours, but she lives near us. We ended up drinking our left over coffee in the parking lot and chatting like not one day has passed. We obviously made plans to get together soon and exchanged numbers – just to realise I already have her number on my cell.
We took a photo of the 3 of them together. We now regret not taking a photo at birth – I mean even just having this photo with the memories is so very special.
I spent the rest of Saturday with Amandalynn or should I rather say Amandalynn spent it with me doing errands and quick coffee visits… Quick rundown of our day…
- Left Wemmershoek to have a quick coffee with a friend you stays at Drakenstein Prison grounds (her husband is a guard).
- Drove 40 min towards home, made a quick stop at Bunches for Africa in Brackenfell to pick up some thing we needed for my hampers.
- Quick stop at home to use the bathroom and pick up a shopping list etc.
- Headed to Makro to buy groceries as well as hamper items.
- Made a stop at our local corner shop to withdraw some cash and buy siggies.
- Pit stop at my mom’s house to drop off some things and pick up a loaf of bread that she baked. Obvs dropped things off and forgot the bread.
- Coffee at another friends to catch up and drop off Amandalynn’s Voortrekker vest to have her badges worked on.
- Quick stop at Pick n Pay to buy last things I needed and dog food.
- Stopped at my house at 15:45. So we spent the entire day in the car or in shops…
- I started doing some washing and cleaning, only to get back in my car at 17:30 to pick Lorelai up from her lift club from Wemmershoek and pick up my besties kids, so she and her husband can have a date night and I can spend some time with the kids. On my way home from those, I realised that we need more dinner options and stopped at Pick n Pay again, four kids in tow and then finally headed home…
- We spent the night eating Pizza and watching movies – 3 of the four kids passed out even before the movie was over.
- Sunday morning we got up early and headed to church – again 4 kids in tow. The eldest kids were deposited in their Sunday school classes and the 4 year old chose to rather sit with us in church. 10 minutes in she was starting to get a bit bored and I walked with her to her Sunday school age class and she was good with checking it out. I promised to stay with her as long as she would like me to stay and as they put the her name tag on she decided that this is not for her and tears started to flow. I took her back to where we were sitting in church and she spent the next hour in silence. Not saying a word and behaving like a little lady. I was so proud of her.
- After church we dropped the kids who did not belong to me off at home, went to my mother’s aunts house for cake and tea for her birthday and then had a braai at my mom’s.
- My mom and Granma helped me pack 30 gift hampers for Toyota and when the day finally came to an end, we could just head home and chill.
It was the perfect weekend and even if this put is more like a bullet journal than an actual “story” I loved every minute of my weekend… You can expect many many more of these.