Posted by: The Saffa Mom | May 4, 2012

We are on to the last stretch…

Day 22 — Allowing another person to fully love me means they must…

They must fall head over heels in love with my child first. At that point I would completely let go and let myself be completely and fully loved. Until that point- walls, walls and more walls.

Day 23 — Allowing another person to fully love me means I must…

Accept the fact that relationships all need serious work. Grass is only green when it is watered. This side or the other side.

Day 24 — Given the choice between having to live the rest of my life without my voice, or living the rest of my life without the ability to hear, I would choose…

My voice. I couldn’t imagine not being able to hear my princess say that she loves me. Or that giggle that comes from her stomach when I am tickling her. Those sounds are music to my soul.

Day 25 — My biggest pet peeve that has nothing to do with blogging, being online, computers or anything else related to the Internet is…

Sniffing. And you get some serious sniffers out there. They almost don’t realize it. Now, instead of waiting for someone to realize that there nose is actually going to run away with them, (while I have to put up with it) I offer them a tissue and state the obvious. Most times they feel like they have to take it, so they do, and then they use it! The sniffing stops for a while. At ties I have even given certain people whole handfuls of tissues. No excuses!

Posted by: The Saffa Mom | May 3, 2012

The honesty blogging challenge continued…

It’s been ten full days I think!

A long time in a blogging world.

We have just had an awesome long weekend, and coming back to work yesterday was a bit of drag! You know that feeling. The one where you stare at your work and hope it will just happen. It never does though.

I didn’t holiday this weekend, but it did give me a couple of days to get some work done for the course I am doing (Early Childhood development), still behind though. I think that I am going to have to start getting up at 5 every morning and just trying to squeeze an hour in. Seems like the most realistic time considering the nights are filled with what would be considered (by a single non parent who dislikes animals) as complete chaos!

I have been struck with serious writer’s block though- lol- I need to make up a story or nursery rhyme that incorporates the foundational mathematics principals. Suggestions anyone?

Onto my blogging honesty challenge…  

Day 16 — I’ve just been granted the power of resurrection but I can only use it to bring back one dead celebrity. I would bring back ________ because…

A celebrity to me? Or a real celebrity- my first question.

Seriously though I think I would go with Aryton Senna. For those who have no idea who he is, don’t worry neither did I a year ago. He was an extremely passionate and talented Formula 1 racing car driver who died on the track.

Why? Really, just to put him at a dinner table with my knight. I would never live it down. I would possibly be known as the best girlfriend ever!!! Who wouldn’t want that? After that I think my knight would do anything he possibly could for me.

Day 17 — There are many mysteries in the universe. If there were one truth I could learn, it would be…

Why did God give us choice? How different would things be if Eve never chose the apple? Child bearing would probably be pain free, and I may not have to work so damn hard with no joy!

Day 18 — I would agree or disagree that high school is/was the time of my life… Because…


I hated being a teenager. I worked hard at trying to make everyone like me, when in fact I don’t think many people did. I was nerdy. My mom let me wear clothes that make me feel embarrassed when I look at photos. I never knew what to do with my hair. I never studied, and therefore was an average student. I did work hard for my school and extra-murually and this pushed me far. But it also meant that my last year of school was even more work being deputy head girl.

I locked myself in my room as much as I possibly could, and defied my parents wherever it was possible.

I would never choose to go back. If I was forced to however I would be a very different person. I would work harder at academics, and I would eat more vegetables!

Day 19 — The film that best describes how my day-to-day life feels is…

Bridesmaids. I just giggle WRITING that.

Day 20 — I’m half naked, cold, tired, hungry, hurt, wet and just washed up on a deserted island. The first things I need to do to survive is…

Find my iphone, and then check if there is any signal whatsoever.(Surprised- not really! I am shocking.)

Day 21 –  The person or persons that do not read my blog but I wish he/she/they would is…

Brad. George. Enrique.

You do realize that I am talking about Pitt, Clooney and Iglesias hey?  Perhaps one of them would realize that I am the ONE! From there on it would all be rose petals and champagne.

Of course lots of babies after that. Then I wouldn’t mind too much on the choices Eve made.

Posted by: The Saffa Mom | April 23, 2012

Catch up on the 30 day Honesty Blogging Challenge

I am just a little behind on the challenge, and today am going to play catch up. What’s worse- I am going to play catch up in a rush.

I don’t think I ever realized how deciding to study, while do everything else would actually add a serious amount of pressure onto my shoulders. Feeling a little snowed under and a lot behind. Last week was filled with lots of pressure. Besides the normal stuff, I was in court for ALL of Friday on trial. It was a long day. I felt relatively good leaving the court room, and now just need to wait until the end of May to have judgement granted. We shouldn’t count our chickens before they hatch. In South Africa you have one magistrate who becomes your entire jury….. I am hoping that she thinks along the lines we do.   

Day 12 — My favorite song to dance and sing to when no one is looking…

At the moment (it changes from time to time)- Gotye: Somebody I used to know.

I absolutely love it! For the last few months every time that I hear it, I just want to sing the words as loud as I possibly can. Then I realize that there are people around me and I will need to wait for a driving moment.

Day 13 — I once got so drunk and lost control and this is what I was told I did and have no reason to doubt it…

I have never been so so drunk that I remember NOTHING. I always remember bits…. and the fact that I had absolutely NO control. Most of these occasions have ended up with girls…. And long before God was any part of my life. I would never have said that I was a lesbian, or in fact bisexual. These were all moments of drunk passion where inner ambitions became non existent, and experimenting was fun. Self- control clearly non-existent. Those days are long gone, but I don’t think I would change them for the world.

Day 14 — Because my parents never found out, I remember getting away with __________ as a teenager…

Killing my next-door neighbor and burying her remains underneath our Wendy house.

This answer is so incredibly boring actually. My parents were super strict (the way I will probably be one day!) and I was never allowed to go out. I don’t mean out of the house, I mean out at night. Clubbing was out of the question. Let’s be honest, I was still 17 when I finished school. Legally not allowed to drink. Why would my parents let me go out when I was still in school? I realize this now. A number of times I set up some serious studying sessions with my good girl friends… and we went out- clubbing. I cannot remember how we got there or how we arrived home, (I am sure one of their moms was our chauffeur) but I do remember the girl’s nights out.

My parents never said anything, but I am positive they know that I was up to no good and just letting me sit with that guilt.

Day 15 — Given the choice between infinite time or infinite money, I would choose…

With infinite money, you could perhaps buy infinite time? Right?

The fact is though our time here is a mere drop in the ocean to the ever lasting time we will share with God one day. With money so many people could be saved, helped and led in the right direction. People need to be fed first. Money fixes that.

Money also buys really nice things for while i am here. What a cow i am!!! Forgive me Lord. xx

Posted by: The Saffa Mom | April 18, 2012

Day 11 of the Blogging Honesty Challenge (bad day?)

Day 11 — When I’ve had a really bad day the first thing (not person) I reach for is…

A glass of red wine.

It’s boring to some but poetic to others.

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