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  • HB and I have started learning Zulu together.  I have decided to take this opportunity to educate myself.  I just need to find people to speak Zulu to.  For now, the lady at work is helping me out, especially with the clicks.  At least Zulu only has three…but I have only managed to work out one properely. HB is having so much fun.  For now it is very informal.  We will be having a conversation and decide to learn some words for the things we are talking about.  I am not sure how the Zulu teacher is approaching this, as far a I know, they are learning body parts and some greetings.
  • We are about to stop Speech Therapy.  I am feeling so excited about it.  The therapist told us, she is not sure there is any point to it, as he is reading well and he remembers things he needs to remember and he talks about the things he loves without any issues. We have decided to have a formal meeting with his teacher as she has already expressed her view that she thinks it is not necessary.
  • Our domestic goddess had a birthday this weekend.  She did tell us it was her birthday, so I do feel a birthday gesture is in order, as we do love her.
  • I am getting together with some friends this evening and I am looking forward to it. Only one partner comes, and I think because he is comfortable with us, as he is also in the same field.  It is odd like that…we talk about our work at the start and then it is anything and everything, so we are not exclusionary to people outside our field, we just know each other from the time we used to work in the same office…now only one of our group is in that office still.
  • I want to break up with another friend, and I am not sure how to do it.  I almost just want to taper off contact until it just dies.  I know it is not the most mature way to do it, but when you are on your way to your forties, you cannot just say you don’t want to play anymore.  She has no respect for me and I don’t want to accept it anymore.
  • I need to organise another date with friends who are also in my field, but it is more mummy related…we can meet without the kids every few months.
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3 responses »

  1. So exciting to learn a new language. I remember my Mum learning Afrikaans with me in Std 2. She was in Technikon furthering her studies (we’re from the UK so Mum had not learnt Afrikaans)
    Glad you are still happy with your DG. They really are a godsend (some of them 😉 )
    Enjoy your night out with colleagues / friends.
    Yep, just taper off the contact. You don’t need people around you who think so little of you. I’m still not speaking to my colleague/friend after she had a go at me. It’s amazing how quiet our office is

  2. I do hope we get somewhere with the Zulu, because I do feel it is important. It is a little sad though, to let go of a relationship. I had this thought a while ago and thought to give it another try and it still did not work for me.

  3. I want to break up with another friend, and I am not sure how to do it. I almost just want to taper off contact until it just dies. I know it is not the most mature way to do it, but when you are on your way to your forties, you cannot just say you don’t want to play anymore. She has no respect for me and I don’t want to accept it anymore.

    I loved this bit! I think it depends on the friend but definitely the easiest thing to do is just to stop contact.

    I have had this happen to me and I would have preferred a more direct approach, but then you know that 🙂

    These days I hold these things loosely and I have my very small group compared to years past of committed friendships (these are on a schedule so we connect monthly), I have a few more I want to see 3 – 4 times a year, and then the rest. If the rest contact me and suggest, I’m there, but otherwise we’re just of the FB friend type.

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