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02/19

12/2

11/2 Lazy load shedding Monday |

10/2 Riding my orange bike to meet R nes |

9/2 Balcony reading and supper |

8/2 Workshop, driver’s, bike, work drinks |

7/2 Fancy salmon dinner at K |

6/2 5 hour breakfast meeting |

5/2 Tuesday better than Monday |

4/2 Car sushi in the driveway during the storm |

3/2 Koppie run walk with R, Delta with N |

2/2 Home stuff |

1/2 Getting shit done |

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01/19

31/1 Working at home day |

30/1 Finished and sent AC thing |

29/1 Dinner w Vaughn |

28/1 Plants home |

27/1 Long Delta walk with Dina (after name change rage) |

26/1 She seems happy and in a good place |

25/1 ENT appointment and plans |

24/1 Sad for right ear |

23/1 Meeting so many good potential colleagues |

22/1 BRT! + Girls catch up |

21/1 Jet lag hazy day |

20/1 Nice to see Pauline surprisingly |

19/1 Land, no bag, move, unpack, pizza |

18/1 Business class is the best |

17/1 Airport emotions with new family |

16/1 Last day spent driving around Cali traffic with the olds |

15/1 Getting photos, seeing Sally, car ride with tio |

14/1 Quiet work day while everyone is out |

13/1 All the greens on the long walk to the river, and the dog that followed us all the way back |

12/1 Sneaking out to the burger place in fancy clothes |

11/1 Mexican lunch with Lehito |

10/1 Couples meeting awks |

9/1 Helping with the puzzle (hiding) |

8/1 Best massage and facial ever |

7/1 Baking in the rain outside |

6/1 Stayed in and ate chocolate while everyone churched |

5/1 PJs half the day |

4/1 Armenia park with swimming dog and Quindío Coffee and all the scenery on the drive home |

3/1 Filandia lookout point in the golden light |

2/1 Sweating and headaching in bed while everyone saw hummingbirds and hiked |

1/1 Woke up without an alarm clock and then went on a small road trip |

12/18

31/12 Speeches just as I thought we were leaving |

30/12 Delirio dress (and a shower finally)|

29/12 Toe tap dance move + Karaoke Salsa mash-up |

28/12 Hours planning then hours in a Peruvian restaurant then cable car |

27/12 Fancy Italian place for lunch before dodgy airbnb |

26/12 Tears, dancing, staying late, San Antonio walks |

25/12 Everyone in yellow in the garden |

24/12 Friends laughing in kitchen, holiday feels (morning nails, shopping) |

23/12 Cake day, dad in hospital day |

22/12 Alameda market for baking and decorating |

21/12 Chorizo street food with tio |

20/12 Something frustrating I blocked out |

19/12 Dress steaming |

18/12 Cries probably |

17/12 Planning starts in earnest, makeup monster |

16/12 Ice cold beer at family lunch at Jamundi |

15/12 7am breakfast with nuns |

14/12 First mani pedi and leaving K at Lala |

13/12 Reunion at the seminary and family counselling session |

12/12 Running and sweating through airport and arriving to nobody home |

11/12 Churros in Sao Paulo |

10/12 Trevor Noah drive back, Ang milkshake, pack |

9/12 Spice shop and real talk with parents |

8/12 Drive to the Midlands |

7/12 New apartment find, Taste of Punjab |

6/12 Land, wax, ortho, work party, Spanish gathering |

5/12 Handing over leftover kitchen things to new neighbour bffs before leaving |

4/12 Presentation in fancy room, saying goodbye |

3/12 Telling telepathic stories while sweating and waiting for L to arrive |

2/12 Invited over to neighbours to make dumplings |

1/12 Last Saturday in Saudi |

11/18

30/11 Kingsway Mansions find |

29/11 Apartment leads |

28/11 Holiday planning and work |

27/11 Actual proposal writing |

26/11 Anger + rage |

25/11 Bike balancing trick and laughs |

24/11 Biking egg mayo sandwiches around to give away | Expired Bougainvillea blossom lined the staircase at 6am

23/11 Sporty sunny morning | I felt like I had something to write about/feet in public pool

22/11 Choc treats and treats | Patrick the Hadeda arrives at 6am

21/11 Looking through old pictures | I picked all the plums and made sour plum jam

20/11 Deep conversations on WhatsApp | Milk and eggs walk run

19/11 She cried and was embarrassed but it felt like everything was going to be fine | I tried not to burst wide open

18/11 Sunday to myself | Hanging from your fingers

17/11 Breezy Jeddah sunset walk | Office Saturday and street markets

16/11 Waterpolo tournament fake beer and pizza | Talking about fear and seeing the baby move inside her

15/11 Terrible cough muti high | Reading and rereading over my email

14/11 Couch movie night | To see who she has become/Thunderstorm

13/11 Laughing out loud at Shrill |

12/11 Better but not, sick day again |

11/11 Sick day |

10/11 Beach to beacon |

9/11 Scuba in the storm |

8/11 Mars bar tart party |

7/11 Squash victory |

6/11 Bachelorette rants |

5/11 Home morning work, squash night finally |

4/11 Storm day?

3/11 Lightning biking, squash, salsa, bowling |

2/11 Pancakes and Spirited Away |

1/11 Pilates lunch |

10/18

31/10 5 months |

30/10 Deep deep pool and a cold breeze |

29/10 Squash again! |

28/10 Colour drawings, feeling alive |

27/10 Salsa + fake beer by the water |

26/10 Period relief, finally |

25/10 Baking + tears + Coco |

24/10 Sad biking to get ugly bowls |

23/10 Dinner rage, followed by a short run |

22/10 Lunchtime pilates, sads at concert |

21/10 New loop TT |

20/10 Fluffy pink clouds followed by a dark purple moody sunset |

19/10 Walking the old city, the call to prayer man clearing his throat |

18/10 Trashy book reading |

17/10 Longest chats with big R, sitting outside in the heat |

16/10 Grandmothers therapy bench article |

15/10 Podcast panics |

14/10 More sharp objects and a swim |

13/10 Sharp objects binge |

12/10 Sunrise bird walk |

11/10 Friday night dinner group |

10/10 Practicing for Spanish evaluation |

9/10 Seeing the glazed versions of the uglies |

8/10 Longest Monday, so tired, dreaming of coffee |

7/10 A whole me day of reading and not leaving the house |

6/10 I made bobotie and they loved it |

5/10 Talking to that guy Bruno |

4/10 Indian and Venezuelan friends for dinner |

3/10 Dad’s voice notes about the dogs |

2/10 Waiting and worrying and imagining the worst |

1/10 Swimming, finally and then scary bad news phone call |

09/18

30/9 Transcendental family conference in Spanish |

29/9 Fancy new toothbrush situation |

28/9 The fruit decorations in the Turkish restaurant in Jeddah |

27/9 Reading about unlearning |

26/9 Fights and bad feelings |

25/9 Finally finished Lance Burton letter |

24/9 Reading a book on the couch all day |

23/9 Readjusting to the humidity while watching ridiculous water flying |

22/9 High school flashbacks all flight long |

21/9 Road trip from Pretoria with Little R |

20/9 In awe of psych lady, and car laughing |

19/9 Best curry and besties |

18/9 Corner catch ups and coffee |

17/9 Thick new wires |

16/9 Crazy Rich Asians |

15/9 Watching baby showers while brunching |

14/9 Pilates morning, nightmare airport |

13/9 Awkward Aussie dinner |

12/9 I knew everything in Spanish lesson |

11/9 Bike Skype and pottery meditation |

10/9 Love wins squash |

9/9 Having people over and it was actually nice |

8/9 Middle of the day Tamimi |

7/9 Pilates morning and sweaty midday bike home |

6/9 Ya hala then squash |

5/9 Windows dripping with humidity |

4/9 Pottery wheel thrills |

3/9 Flight search stress | Energy is back

2/9 I finished the work, slowly | Warm welcomes and catching up

1/9 Pre squash snacks and not losing | Spring run, beers while he washed the cars

08/18

31/810 pm bike to Tamimi to return melted ice cream and get a new one | Good feelings by all

30/8 Neon sunset bike to the edge of Kaust to see the monument | Curriculum review ideas

29/8 Awkward night | Phone call excitement

28/8 Did no sport |  Juiced

27/8 Walking to the water because of food babies | Emptied out

26/8 Sundays are my new favourite | The loops around the koppies,  laying lawn dressing and mini pecan pies

25/8 I baked banana bread and swam under the almost full moon | Productive early start followed by bed for the rest of the day

24/8 Little white fish that looked like they were dipped in chocolate | Print assistant

23/8 Strong serving arm | My friday feeling

22/8 Coffee hunt | Early morning business meeting

21/8 Writing instead of running | Coffee and muffin gratification

20/8 Squash getting competitive | Excel Spreadsheet gratification

19/8 Writing day, and other magic coincidences | The second lap and taco’s & kids with drunk grandparents

18/8 Arguing about Catholicism | Leisurely run with Colin through Emmerntia

17/8 Hanging out with Badr in Al-Balad | Assessment lunch chats

16/8 IRC kilometre swim | Understanding the fundamentals

15/8 Early to bed with Ursula Le Guin | The first girl with incredible self portaits

14/8 Labyrinth sweat run | late night last minute changes

13/8 Looked forward to squash all day |

12/8 Awks KAEC sweat |

11/8 Scenic night bike ride home, with Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars aligned | To cold for Ezra park walk

10/8 Didn’t suck at squash |

9/8 Big cries at the beacon |

8/8 Reading at the pool for normal air |

7/8 More human than yesterday |

6/8 Big ugly cries |

5/8 Bed all day and 3 movies |

4/8 No beach day |

3/8 Jeddah dessert tour with Mashael + new abaya |

2/8 Clouds lifting + Kitty Kato |

1/8 Little blue hands |

07/18

31/7 Actually understood some stuff in Spanish class |

30/7 Hummus pizza pineapple lunch |

29/7 Fixed my bike’s gears |

28/7 Date night – dinner, bowling, swimming |

27/7 Biking back from the beach during moonrise, and then the moon through a telescope |

26/7 Arrived drenched in sweat to professor’s house for dinner |

25/7 Call me by your name |

24/7 Home alone cooking and youtube |

23/7 The pool was cooler today |

22/7 The discovery of a light switch next to my bedside table |

21/7 Sunset at the fake beach, with bad music blaring in the background (finally) |

20/7 (Nightmare) trip to Jeddah |

19/7 Found a fruit and veg store and ate 3 desserts in one day |

18/7 Night (soup) swimming |

17/7 New library workspace |

16/7 Neck pillow |

15/7 Smoked salmon scramblies in empty bedroom |

14/7 N, LR & J home visits |

13/7 Braces day|

12/7 Down time on the drive to Pretoria |

11/7 Dina near allergic reaction panic |

10/7 Girls’ night out |

9/7 Sleepover |

8/7 Guilty Feminist podcast all the way home |

7/7 Piggly Wiggly park run, afternoon sun at some lake |

6/7 Mom kitchen talks |

5/7 Pack from home day |

4/7 Talk at Little R catch up |

3/7 Morning naps, walk, takeaways and sleepover |

2/7 Surreal Dead Sea floating, driving back with the windows open |

1/7 Last Teesa stomach laughs |

06/18

30/6 Market browse and R140 beer |

29/6 Jordan light, echoing call to prayer |

28/6 Yemen the human |

27/6 Bus naps both ways |

26/6 Gross pool, but good chats with Indonesians |

25/6 Farid life share |

24/6 Corniche tour, boat ride into bat cave, fancy dinner with toilet to sea | Surprise massage gift to myself

23/6 Rooftop tour of Beirut, my head and feet burning | Sleep in promise, updated my cv

22/6 Reunions and that bad bar called Berlin| I did it and got out as quickly as I could/Fire Sara’s

21/6 Finish work finally, airport tears again, best hummus with hot pinenuts | After a creepy arrival I was excited to present my paper

20/6 Mad rush departure | Carter screening

19/6 Airport tears | Reading out loud

18/6 Packing or something | Ideas after meeting

17/6 First run in forever | Run with L L and k walk with N and E

16/6 Granny’s ring and Lynne’s puppy | Sara crumpets

15/6 Soccer night instead of movie | Work braai/family supper

14/6 Sick day: Pretoria failure day | Our after work meet up

13/6 Self diagnosed illness | Empty after the weekend of emotion

12/6 Paralysed by to do list | Finding moments to talk about Comrades

11/6 Reading about comrades | Dolphins walk, comrades winners

10/6 Comrades fomo while trying to work | He did it! All the feelings all day

9/6 All day Kirsty bday | Nerves! Morning beach front run with all the comrades runners

8/6 Obnoxious at karaoke | Drive down and steak night dinner providing a distraction/roulette watching

7/6 Dentist day, visa day | 2 years

6/6 Gift from parents | Uber chat about Catalan

5/6 Visa booking | Having the yes and no feelings

4/6 Day off, but sick | Sitting in on all the classes

3/6 Dog walk maybe | Love letter sorting/We spotted then through the window

2/6 Lunch with Ali | Comrades breakfast with guest speaker

1/6 Home affairs fail, anxiety, messy house | First day at work

05/18

31/5 Everything was perfect + the rain + the spooky weather | Seeing you happy with all your friends and family-best celebration

30/5 Fancy lawyer and dinosaur riding, dinner at Franco’s | Ezra’s birthday shopping

29/5 Surprise breakfast with toolbox | Getting ready

28/5 Horrible work meeting | Volteface shoot

27/5 Cuddles | Duncans music and the fireplace

26/5 Naps with Kirsty | Nirox lazing

25/5 Spoils + park with little R | Bench sitting and talking

24/5 Intense ANC + Jamie’s | Coffee walk

23/5 Oduduwa over | Sorting out the bits

22/5 Panics plans | Lucy material shopping and brisk, Nina tea em call

21/5 Fancy wine + pasta sauce | I said and got what I wanted

20/5 Excel spreadsheets in bed | Working things out

19/5 Half million rand ring lols | I made top and Ezra’s 1st baby chino

18/5 Home affairs + Picobella | Home affairs + Audery + Picobella

17/5 Working at home with dogs | News from Nath and Liv! New hair choice

16/5 Making plans | Embassy revist

15/5 Lunchtime surprise + teary parents | Disappointed, I really wanted it

14/5 Shaaame sore tummy | Cashing in on the left overs

13/5 Park + work weekend | Giraffes/mushrooms/magical spirt guide dog/dusk light

12/5 Tears and talks + mani pedis | Family talks got hard

11/5 Crazy eyebrows + Aurore’s farewell | Janet + Interview Nirox and night drive to Bakubang

10/5 Last physio, last minute fringe trim | Tears whilst eating burgers, we felt the love

9/5 New virtual library | Remembering how to paint

8/5 Don’t hate work | Learning from them all

7/5 Double breakfast | Girl vibes

6/5 Park morning | Keeping them calm

5/5 Photo collage tool | Wine mission and cooking together

4/5 Freelance day okay | Vernet’s Studio the ladies gather

3/5 New workspace with red velvet jacket | Interview praise

2/5 Writing things, finishing things | Gathering language, memorising new words

1/5 Lazy Delta morning and work afternoon | Soup, new carpet and gas heater.