This weekend I have engaged the services of a lovely lady to help us out with the domestic situation. She said she would eat whatever we eat and the only request she made was for instant coffee. We use a coffee machine, and I think we have become used to the stronger coffee.
We agreed on a payment of R170,00 per day. I feel it is a little low, but for now we will see, and if it works out, I will raise that to where we are comfortable. I have told her that I cannot fetch and drop her, she has to make her own way to us, and that will be the test, if she can make it to us on her own. Thank you all for the advice on my previous post.
I took some time for myself and sewed a pair of palazzo pants for myself. I just wanted to sew something that was not utilitarian and wanted to do something for me. HB declares it is too big (he does not understand the style is meant to be floaty and almost a skirt). he says I cannot wear it anywhere. Hubby was also a bit sceptical, but I do not take fashion advice from either one of them, I buy their clothes for them. I love it. It is comfortable, printed linen, and I think it is pretty. I shall wear it wherever I want to.
This morning HB is having his school readiness assessment as I write. I wish I could be there, but I cannot be. Hubby is going to be there. I am far too anxious to be there and I will communicate that to HB. Hubby will go back later for the part that the parent can observe. Good thing there is so much drama in the news to keep me distracted.
We received the school fees notification for next year…14% increase. I have closed it, put it away and I will think about it next January. I refuse to pay upfront at the beginning of the year, as a 5% discount is not enough of an incentive. If we invest the lump sum for a year we can get a few percent higher interest.
PS: while I write Hubby sent me a message saying it was so hard to drop HB off at the test. He says he went back to the car and broke down crying….I was bad and selfish to leave it to him alone.