elizevdmerwe

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About elizevdmerwe

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  1. elizevdmerwe - Joining Zootopia

    I have NO PATIENCE with someone throwing a tantrum. Not the boys and not even with myself when I've once or twice became so worked up. I'm not sure whether she'll try tantrum or playing the guilt card for sympathy. I have to up my bubble thickness. Rocco told me yesterday that his old "friend" J, who was also at the birthday party, hurt him again there. That was the boy at the soccer, and at previous places where they were playing together, etc. etc. At the party Rocco just told me that J called him "a fat boy with a fat tummy". I heard him call J "a jerk who doesn't have any real friends because he hurts them the whole time either with words or physically". That was when I decided we had to leave. J's mom also heard Rocco, she just nodded, and said to me our boys are at it again, and they will also be leaving now. Yesterday Rocco told me that J had also thrown the soccer ball twice in his face, and tried to put him in a head lock, but he got out. J and his sister are taking Judo lessons. My friend Carol sent me a message yesterday to say her son told her that J had hurt Rocco on purpose. So I told Rocco that he now has to concentrate on the self defense lessons, and I've asked Brandt to help with moves getting out of situations like head/body locks. I have a sneaking suspicion if Rocco can give J one hard punch, it will be over. If I grab the boy, I'll give him a hiding and then things will just explode. Maybe I should do that anyway... Week 2: Sunday Summary Water: At least 2x 500ml a day - Nope, just over 1 bottle, but not enough (5/28 days) Up!: I have to be out of bed by 6h15! (5min. leeway) - Got it because Club Shoot Day (7/28 days) Sleep: Go to bed at 21h30, latest 22h00. (5min. leeway) - Nope up late designing pants and sorting through my feelings and happenings of the day (3/28 days) 15min alone time somewhere during the day: Got it - sleep time and late last night (7/28 days) Gardening: > (2/8 days) Self Defense: > (1/4 days) To Do's: (5/8 done - in total) June Finances; DONE July Finances; DONE Provisional tax paid; DONE Serenity Roadworthy Test and Registration; (started) Sassa Renewal; DONE Finalise Will; Mother's Day Prize Treat; Proof Reading; Home School History Project; (started) Paint trampoline frame; Provisional Tax Payment. DONE
  2. elizevdmerwe - Joining Zootopia

    Duikers are cute! There's a mattress with your name on it waiting here Unfortunately I can't offer better accommodation for the foreseeable future. ---------------------------------------------- Week 1: Saturday Summary Water: At least 2x 500ml a day - Nope, just over 1 bottle, some tea, but not enough (5/28 days) Sleep: Go to bed at 21h30, latest 22h00. (5min. leeway) - Got it, by the skin of my teeth (3/28 days) Up!: I have to be out of bed by 6h15! (5min. leeway) - Got it because Farmers' Market (7/28 days) 15min alone time somewhere during the day: Nope (6/28 days) Gardening: > (2/8 days) Self Defense: > (1/4 days) To Do's: (5/8 done - in total) June Finances; DONE July Finances; DONE Provisional tax paid; DONE Serenity Roadworthy Test and Registration; (started) Sassa Renewal; DONE Finalise Will; Mother's Day Prize Treat; Proof Reading; Home School History Project; (started) Paint trampoline frame; Provisional Tax Payment. DONE Summary of Saturday's happenings in a post above. Sunday: Club shoot day! Up early again. Shot with my new CZ75 B for the first time and had a blast! Only problem was pushing my trigger finger through too far. Must concentrate on using the pad of the 1st digit of the finger. The shop/range owner took charge of us three ladies' shooting practice. He gave us tips, showed us where we were going wrong, set up the IDPA field specifically for standard practice (after we did a defensive practice round): 5m away from target; 5 shots with both hands (freestyle), 5 shots strong hand only, 5 shots weak hand only, (reload), 5 shots on one knee (both hands), 5 quick shots standing aiming at head of target, change mag, 5 quick shots standing aiming at chest. My first round was not good. Of the 30 shots, I only made 20 in total, within each section's 5 seconds time allowed. The second round I finished all sections but we were given 10seconds per round then. Huh! Funny to see how proud the men/husbands were suddenly when 'us women' got things right or did well. Before the time were a lot of teasing and joking. Afterwards were puffed up chests and huge smiles because their wives got it Venting: Wanted to finish the will, but alas... mil said she will make me some "light tactical/cargo" pants for club shoot days, so I had to send her a picture with pockets and where to put the belt loops, etc. She'd already started cutting the basic pants, and was waiting for me to give her the final info on what I wanted with regards to the belt position and various pockets. Took me about 3 hrs to get that done.
  3. elizevdmerwe - Joining Zootopia

    Top left - clock wise: Zebras in the distance around 8h30am. Closer to the Zebras. Howick waterfall in the distance. The valley we walked around. On the right hand side you can see a little bit of the trail we walked on. On the left hand side you can catch glimpses of the main road we drove on. It was really amazing. Top left - clock wise: Some of the Wildebeest we saw. Blesbok in the distance. There was a herd of around 8-10 of them, some in very playful mood, jumping and running around. Me holding an American Corn Snake. Adam holding the same snake.
  4. elizevdmerwe - Joining Zootopia

    Week 1: Thursday & Friday Summary Water: At least 2x 500ml a day - Got it both days (5/28 days) Sleep: Go to bed at 21h30, latest 22h00. (5min. leeway) - Nope nope, In bed late (2/28 days) Up!: I have to be out of bed by 6h15! (5min. leeway) - Got it both days (6/28 days) 15min alone time somewhere during the day: Got it both days (6/28 days) Gardening: > (2/8 days) Self Defense: > (1/4 days) To Do's: (5/8 done - in total) June Finances; DONE July Finances; DONE Provisional tax paid; DONE Serenity Roadworthy Test and Registration; (started) Sassa Renewal; DONE Finalise Will; Mother's Day Prize Treat; Proof Reading; Home School History Project; (started) Paint trampoline frame; Provisional Tax Payment. DONE Thursday - raining most of the day. Ended up with a chocolate, an e-book on my cellphone, under duvet, reading - 15min alone time! DING! Friday - went to the mall early on to buy snake book for a little boy's birthday. Yes, it was a snake party (today - Saturday), with The Snake Man there, showing off 4 of his pets. He doesn't usually do birthday parties, but rather talks, motivational speaking, etc. He is an expert on snakes and have given a lot of insets on nature videos, etc. We all got to hold/touch the snakes. Rocco was a bit freaked out, but Adam and I ended up with his American Corn Snake (separately) curled around our arms. At one point Mr. Corn Snake aimed his head at the sleeve of my jacket, but I had no intention of letting him crawl up my sleeve! Saturday however actually started with the normal visit to the Farmers' Market, and then Adam, my mom and I went to Umgeni Valley to drop Adam off for his Jr. Field Guide morning. My mom and I stayed and walked along the main road in the reserve, as it was flat, and less strenuous for my mom. We did try out one short circle trail that had a bit of a steep step-section. All in all we walked 2.5km (1.5miles) and saw a group of Zebra. When we got back to the office, we decided to rather drive the rest of the main route through the reserve. We saw Blou Wildebeest, Blesbok, and one Duiker who wasn't sure which side of the road he wanted to be. It was really a great morning. Adam's group ended up being late again. They had also walked a trail in the reserve and the kids got so engrossed with what they were learning that they forgot about time! Nice! We went home, and half an hour after arriving (basically scoffed down lunch) we left for the birthday party. This time it was just the boys and I. My mom stayed at home with Brandt to do washing. I'll upload photos just now. Woot! Woot! I'm also learning things Yip! Exactly! Welcome Mr. Wild Wolf.
  5. Sloth Gets Regular

    Join the club...
  6. Unstoppable: Tanktimus’ Return and Commencement of the Juggernaut Program

    Married life suites you . The bank said they don't pay money to kidnappers... sorry
  7. The Legend of Annyshay

    Good luck with the new attending. Hopefully next week will be better. Some of your food sounds scrumptious! Making me hungry this side.
  8. Wild Wolf: Behind the Mask of a Prospect

    PC games: Fable III - I've finished it before, but in a very bad financial situation, so of course the protector/financier/leader in me wants it done properly. Two Worlds - Never finished on my old computer. Want to play it on the new one (which is already a year old!). Tomb Raider Anniversary - Stuck where I have to think too hard at a time when I'm too tired to think. And I would love to try a couple of the games the boys bought over Steam... I'm working on getting my To Do list shorter, so I don't feel guilty when I take a day off to play games. The list is unfortunately magic-imbued. It stays long, as soon as I tick something off, something else appears out of the blue!
  9. Jon Firestar Runs a Lot and Preps for Sparta, pt 1

    Oh Woot! Woot! That is awesome! Nope, you won't! Not just because we are here as support, but also because YOU HAVE CHANGED! Just in the little bit of time that I've come to know you, I know that you will stick to your guns and see this through.
  10. maegs is back

    Stunning photos! Wow, my head is spinning just reading everything you managed to accomplish last challenge. You'll rock this challenge, no doubt. Congratulations on the permanent position! Woot! Woot! You're already reaping the benefits of everything you've worked for.
  11. Mizbrek Visits the Hearthstone Tavern

    That's always very difficult to handle.
  12. Sloth Gets Regular

    Hope you are feeling better now? The boys opted for pizza tomorrow, and I also normally add cheese to the crust (GF-crust), otherwise Rocco doesn't eat it.
  13. Unstoppable: Tanktimus’ Return and Commencement of the Juggernaut Program

    LOL, yes I would! Glad she is feeling better.
  14. Wild Wolf: Behind the Mask of a Prospect

    I just don't get time for games at the moment. I have two or three games that I really want to finish, but by the time I look at them, I'm tired from a full day. I really need to just put one day aside and game and take the day easy.