Well you all know that a while back our Dwarf Hamsters had 7 little babies. While they were still 3 weeks old the mom had another batch of 5. These are ready to go to the pet shop now and what a surprise when we wanted to clean moms cage there were 2 little ones…… I am totally confused the dad was not near her and yet she still got 2 new babies….
” You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.” Zig Ziglar
“Lost time is never found again.” Benjamin Franklin
“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” H Jackson Browne
“The basic thing is that everyone wants happiness, no one wants suffering. And happiness mainly comes from our own attitude, rather than from external factors. If your own mental attitude is correct, even if you remain in a hostile atmosphere, you feel happy.” Dalai Lama
“Happiness is something that you are and it comes from the way you think.” Dr Wayne Dyer
“As you reach your goals, set new ones. That is how you grow and become a more powerful person.” Les Brown
“Believe deep down in your heart that you’re destined to do great things.” Joe Paterno
Today Armand had a cricket match and he was so excited about it.
Armand is not in the A, B or C team, he is in the D team. The boys of the D team are full of spirit and willing to better their game.
One boy came to me and said I am not a good batsmen or bowler I need to work on my batting. He went in on number 3 and was bowled after facing 3 balls. So I told him that everyone can’t be a batsmen or a bowler some are just fielders. We need good fielders too. He smiled and took off his gear and said that I can do.
When Armand went on in spot number 6 he was supper excited and told me he want to stay in as long as he can. And then the first ball he faced was from a spin bowler and it happened so fast. He was out for a duck. He could not believe it. He came to me and said ” Mom I am so disappointed in myself.” My heart wanted to break for him. But I just told him it happens to the best of cricket players also. Next time he may hit the same spin bowler for a six…
One do not always realize that kids can also be disappointed in themselves and some parents would go of and tell their child how useless they are. I think this is why so many children out their trying to proof to their parents they are not a failure no matter what. I think it must be hard always seeking approval and just get blown off. I try my best to let my boys know I am proud of them even if they are out for a duck.
Weekly Photo Challenge this week is Silhouettes
I just love photographing dogs. Since a little girl I loved dogs and cannot resist calling and playing with them. Everyone always said be careful the dog will bite. Till today I can only remember one dog biting me and that was a little dog that got out and bit my ankle. I turned around and patted it and since then he never came after me.
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” Native American Proverb
“Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.” Bruce Lee
“Go forth, under the open sky, and listen to Nature’s teachings.” William Cullen Bryant
“What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?” Henry David Thoreau
“Nothing is an obstacle unless you say it is.” Wally Amos
“You can choose to focus on the difficult or on the joy, but when you concentrate on the special delights, the little heart-melting moments of raising a child, you realize what a magnificent path you have chosen.” Judy Ford
“One of the most satisfying experiences in life is a deep appreciation of Nature.” Dorothea Kopplin
It is Mid October and still raining. The best of all there are snow on the mountains. Unfortunately I could not photograph it because of all the clouds.
I took my camera with when I went to pick up the boys at school this afternoon. It was raining the whole time. When I was in school many moons ago in October we were swimming and had a stunning tan already.
Jakes Sunday Post this week is Toys. I asked the boys to take out a few of their toys for this weeks challenge. Lian gave the Gormiti’s and Armand gave the Lego figurines. My choice was the boat and the wooden toy.
I took this photo on Saturday at my dear friend Louhn’s house. What a beauty.
This weeks travel theme is On display. I took these photo’s at a Farmers market in Bloemfontein.
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Hubby and I went for our walk and stopped by one of the pools of water. You could hear the frogs but you could not see them. Then hubby caught one for me so that I could take a few photo’s of it. I don’t know what type of frog it is all that I know is that out off that small body comes a beautiful loud noise.
This morning while getting my daily dose of Vitamin D and some exercise I came across this purple daisy the only one on the whole pathway. I tried posting it from my phone but it just did not want to post kept telling me the server could not connect. Luckily for me I brought my computer with on holiday so I can post my photo’s of the day.
I wonder if the scrub with the purple flowers have anything to do with the daisy turning purple?
Today I have a burning question and I wonder if anybody here in South Africa have and explanation for me.
Yesterday I took my mom to the Emergency center at Hermanus Mediclinic only to find out that there are NO doctors on duty at the emergency center. The not so eager receptionist told us that they do have a doctor on call and they first need to call the doctor at their rooms and that the doctor on duty will charge an call out fee of R650. Madam You must pay the R650 cash but the good news is when you get home you can claim it back from your medical aid fund.
Really ? Are they serious? Call out fee? What is this countries private hospital’s coming to? Emergency Center without a doctor?
I would still sort of understand it if I went to the provincial hospital around the corner of the Mediclinic. Most of the doctors at the provincial hospitals work for very little money and allot of them work for free. But a private hospital offering a service as a emergency center and there are no doctor!! Then to tell me that I must pay an call out fee for a doctor that is suppose to be at the emergency center? That kite did not fly with me.
Luckily my mom’s situation was not a life or death one, but say for instance it was a life and death situation? It would take the doctor approximately 10 to 20 minutes to get to the hospital.The traffic was hectic because of the whale season and it’s school holiday too so that means extra people in Hermanus. I would say the fact that it’s holiday itself is more than enough reason for the Emergency Center to make sure they have sufficient emergency staff including a doctor. 10 to 20 minutes may be too late in some instances I would say…..
I was so shocked about the whole scenario that I asked the not so eager receptionist to point us in the direction of the nearest doctor. The first doctor was booked fully and could only help us the following day. The very friendly receptionist at the doctor rooms told us to try the doctors around the corner of them and explained to me how to get there.
I got to the not so full doctors rooms and asked at reception if I could make an appointment for my mom. They asked me if I live in Hermanus when I told them no she told me that I can bring mom she must sit and wait till a doctor is free. We sat and wait for more than 2 hours. There were 4 doctors at the rooms and I timed the appointments 45 minutes per patient. The people in Hermanus must be very very sick to have an 45 minute appointment. In the city your appointment is never really longer than 20 minutes. The people in Hermanus may approve of this kind of service but to let a patient wait 2 hours so that you can catch up on the months gossip is not for me….
After the doctor helped my mom I saw that we still have time haha so I took my chance and asked the doctor how can a emergency center not have a doctor on the premises. He just shook his head and said that maybe they don’t get enough patients. Well no damn wonder they don’t get any patients everybody already knows there are no doctor to see so why waste time…..
The doctor and I talked about the hospital and what if I had an life or death situation. He agreed that 10 minutes can be to late…. He then said to me and I quote him “we both know that the emergency services in this country will not get any better in the near future.” This is a very scary thought. I told him then I must refresh my first aid skills or even go for a paramedic course and he thought it’s a great idea….
If I can not rely on hospitals with emergency center’s to save my children’s live ‘s then I must take things in my own hands…
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