Mommy can I have a cakeΒ 

2017 is Katlego’s second year in Creche 

One thing she looks forward to is …. her birthday πŸŽ‰ and the πŸŽ‚ 

This year they have “bakers” as an item in their calendar . Each child gets a Friday to bring eats. Katlego’s turn has come and gone, yet my child wishes she could do bakers every Friday of the week 

So yesterday she asked me to bake for her and I did chocolate muffins 

I love how these double up for dessert πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€we all win

And today she went to Creche with a big bag of muffins and custard πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™these are moments that make me smile a lot 

I also got to send the muffins, chicken soup and beef stew to a friend in need. These moments are what fills my cup over. 

Overall we all had a great chilled Thursday 

Blending my juicesΒ 

I love my blender 

Tried the juicer, but my opinion is a lot of fruit is wasted

Until I find the how, blending it is 

With a lot of flu virus going on I need a lot of vitamin C

Here we go

Oranges

Yoghurt 

Juice 

I choose how fine I want it to be and I enjoy the creamy taste made by the yoghurt 

Dinner tonightΒ 

Creamed spinach , explored with cream and chives sauce πŸ‘ŒπŸΎπŸ‘ŒπŸΎπŸ‘ŒπŸΎπŸ‘ŒπŸΎ

Butternut

Lemon and herb chicken 

Green salad 

Avocado 

Blended orange juice with yoghurt 

πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

Kitchen my happy place 

DinnerΒ 

This is last nights dinner which I served for today’s lunch

I have flu so lots of garlic, ginger and cinnamon βœ…βœ…βœ…

Beef stew 

Rolls 

Blended pineapple 

Chocolate muffins with custard and strawberry for dessert 

The kitchen is my fun space πŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸ’ƒπŸΎ

Mark 8:22-25- Jesus heals a blind manΒ 

22 They came to Bethsaida, and some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him. 23 He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had spit on the man’s eyes and put his hands on him, Jesus asked, β€œDo you see anything?”

24 He looked up and said, β€œI see people; they look like trees walking around.”

25 Once more Jesus put his hands on the man’s eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.

The message 

Although the man was blind and had waited for years by Bethsaida, he had to leave the familiar environment to get the healing.

Healing may come from unfamiliar places 

Though he was blind, Jesus took him by the hand, Jesus led him.God has got a hold on me

My grip may slip but God got me 

People may call me by how they met me, they may not even know my name. They call him a blind man, his state state of being and not his identity 

Every touch has a test, you cannot enjoy the touch if you are not going to endure the test. 

Men walking as trees, is the blurred stage of life. A blind world a blurred church

The question is can I walk with God in my blurry stage. The blurred stage is a dichotomy of too much blindness to be sighted and too much sight to be blind. The state of being clear about this and blind about that. The stress of our life comes from that.

WuuuuuuuπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

Peter was a rock about this and devilish about the other

Whilst you are spiritual and righteous about this you are wrong about that 

How can I be bright in my workplace yet blind in my family life. Blind in my writing yet blind in my talk

The pressure of being in the blurred space. 

I’m not what I used to be but I’m not what I’m going to be πŸ‘πŸΏπŸ‘πŸΏπŸ‘πŸΏπŸ‘πŸΏπŸ‘πŸΏstop making definitive statements in a blurred stage. I have to stay right where I am 

Take note of the pressure of making decisions in a blurred stage. Don’t take the shot,the aiming will be so bad , the shot will be deadly πŸ™ŠπŸ™ŠπŸ™ŠπŸ™Š

Stop acting like you can see more than what you can see. The blind man , hopeful for a miracle didn’t say he can see clearly even when he didn’t 

God will give me a second touch but God needs me to be honest. God needs me to tell the truth even if it looks and sounds bad. God is not through with me

If I would come clean and humble myself , God will give me another touch!!!!
By TD Jakes 

Edified 

Sleeping time

Sleeping time is becoming more fun in our house 

I can definitely say the three weeks apart from the kids is giving us greater benefits than anticipated 

The first week we tried having the girls sleep in the second bedroom, we won with the toddler and not with the three year old. Instead she remained in our bedroom in a cot. This week we tried a different approach, the first night was a no option approach and peer pressure strategic tac team via younger sister, she gave in and joined her

Katlego is a very easily agreeable child, the first thing she said in the morning was that she didn’t sleep in our bedroom. We made sure that we celebrated the moment with clapping of hands , loud screams and excitement, the next celebration was that she didn’t make a wee, this was a call for a pick up , spin around and a big high five!!! This also made feel more confident to let go as we didn’t want her to regress on this part

Since then, I have been tucking my girls in their single beds every night and I must say they make it so easy for me. The second night my toddler was telling me to go, my ego was bruised at how quickly they achieved their independence. I dragged myself out of their room

Tonight they asked for their dolls, each night is eventful and I am so impressed how quickly they adapt . I had to kiss their babies good night and say all the glorious cute things they needed me to say , just so their babies are at peaceπŸ˜†πŸ˜†

I certainly miss their kicking and turning at night, I miss the struggle over blankets since they never want any over their body. I miss waking up and seeing their faces first thing in the morning.I have been having these mornings for 3years 8m of my life and letting them go it’s too damn hard. I think having these moments on weekends make our times together so special …. this weekend will be our second attempt of the model

I am however very grateful for getting my sleep back. I had not slept like this in four + years if one includes the nine months of being pregnant. I appreciate the season of growing in parenthood and I must say it is necessary 

On the other hand , I’m loving this free time I get to have with KG, to be back in his arms again, owh my goodness I missed that , so glad that I have it again 😝😝😝
In the meantime…. it’s sleeping time 😴😴😴😴😴

What’s for dinnerΒ 

Served something quick and very easy to prepare 

Barbecue wings… the cook in the bag is my little secret when coming to this one 

Basmati rice, starch for husband, I try limit for myself on this one 

Green salad, added lots of onions today to help clear our sinusitis 

Fresh mixed veggies

Some orange juice to boost our immune, we caught a bad virus over the weekend 

Finally some salsa for husband βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…

What’s for dinnerΒ 

This evening I served…

Hake, fried, it dawned on me that I have never tried grilling it. That’s my aim on my next fish 
Pork – we love pork, nice and fresh from the butchery 
I love serving two meat types with each menu I prepare 

Green salad , threw in some gerkins, it gives it a tangy taste 

Salsa, KG loves salsa, it reminds him of his mother πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
Spicy rice from Nandos 
And finally some atchaar, it’s a Limpopo thing βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…
It went down very well πŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸ’ƒπŸΎ