When you get a new car or you borrow a friend's car, your foot still has to learn the exact pressure needed to accelerate (without looking like a rude show off) and the exact pressure needed to brake smoothly (without looking like an anxious learner driver). Not only am I learning to enjoy my new car which I inherited from… Continue reading Serotonin Switches
Drive to Hartbeespoortdam “Harties”, North-West province – 58km, 1 hour My husband and I decided to test out his snazzy new Jeep and took a drive to Hartbeespoortdam this past Sunday. It's a scenic drive between the Magaliesberg mountains and thorny green bushveld, very popular among motorbike fanatics. The rest of us non-motorbike fanatics love… Continue reading Jeep. Sunday drive. Sunshine. Discussing life.
“The point is, not to resist the flow. You go up when you're supposed to go up and down when you're supposed to go down. When you're supposed to go up, find the highest tower and climb to the top. When you're supposed to go down, find the deepest well and go down to the… Continue reading Standing still and moving on
The sun's reflection rises in the mirrors of Sandton's glass buildings. A light breeze moves the Earth with anticipation. The athletes stretch in silence - comparing confidence, muscles and luck. They take their positions at the start line and the scene relaxes in slow motion. The breeze holds its breath to allow the African drums… Continue reading Visualisation and insemination
It's easier to write when I'm overwhelmed with happiness or sadness but this morning I'm struggling to find the metaphors and the adjectives to describe the incredible uncertainty I'm feeling. We had our first artificial insemination (AI/IUI) on Saturday and I'm trying my best to just stay 14% positive, 14% hopeful, 14% realistic. 14% is… Continue reading Being 14% hopeful
19 July 2017 I really don't want to go for a run. In Winter. At night. In public. I had my first scan for our first round of IUI (artificial insemination) this morning and the Doctor was happy to see multiple little follicles in both ovaries. I was going to be as healthy as I… Continue reading Running in the dark