Wednesday, November 14, 2012

WOYWW - Happy dance

 Good morning to all the people out there in blogland. I think everybody from WOYWW must think I have left for good. Not so, just had possibly the worst three weeks of my life. More about that later, for now I want to show you what is on my desk. The reason for my happy dance. We had a devastating hail storm last week that caused our local Post Office's roof to collapse and all computers are still out of order. I kept going to ask if all was back working, becaiuse I was waiting for some goodies I ordered. When I walked in yesterday, the lady behind the counter said, no computers yet, but there are 2 parcels for you. This is what was in one of them. My blog candy from Jo all the way from England. Some really great things there. Those rub ons and stamps I have never seen in South Africa, the papers are to die for, those teeny canvasses are so great (what to do?, where to start?)Thanks Jo! You made my bad day very, very good. You will be proud to know that I waited till I got home before I did the happy dance, no public humiliation for me.
Look at these beauries, made by Jo. Isn't it just too fantstic? LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!! She is such a talented lady/ Apart from this, there is not much going on on my desk.
The last three weeks have been just terrible. It is exam time at school (we started yesterday, so I had to set exams) Two weeks ago we had a function to raise funds for ittle Tiani. I offered (I know, I am crazy) to organise the whole thing. I had just over a week to organise a function that normally takes 6 months to do. Proud to say that with the help of some FANTASTIC people, we pulled it off and raised almost R180000 on 1 night.
Then, a week ago, my DH's best friend (since junior school!) commited suicide. Needles to say, we are still reeling with shock and sadness. It is all so hard to understand. My DH is completely floored. He doesn't say much, but I can tell. He just told me that he is so very angry at A for killing his best friend.
The day of the funeral we were hit by a very bad hail storm. The local shopping centre's roof collapsed. We were lucky and had no structural damage to our house, but my garden is completely destroyed. I was thinking about my friends that had to live through a hurricane, and think I have a better understanding of just how terrifying it can be.
Have a great week everybody. Here's to an uneventful week in my life.


  1. Congrats on the blog candy win. It looks like it was great candy. Love that keychain or whatever it is, its beautiful.

  2. Congrats on you lovely candy. You sure have had a bad time with the elements adding to it. Hope your week goes really well, hugs, Ursula

  3. So sorry to hear about all your bad news, it really has been a tough time for you and your DH. Hope things now take a turn for the better.

    Jo really is a very talented lady and she is lovely in person too, I have had the pleasure of meeting her. Isn't Blogland wonderful? Happy WOYWW, Anne x #65

  4. Isn't it strange how things like that all seem to happen at week has got to be better for you. I'm sending you lots of positive vibes and big hugs.
    A x #74

  5. You certainly deserve every little thing I sent and if it helped cheer you through al that's going on in any small way then I am humbled. Life is hard for you right now but you are still managing a bit of cheer. I hope things become more positive very soon.
    Well done to you on your fantastic fundraising result... carry on like that and Tertia will soon have her treatment.
    Lots of love Jo x

  6. Ah so very wonderful of Jo to send all that loveliness over your way Terita and praying for a much better time ahead and for hubby and all who are suffering through that loss which is so very hard to comprehend.. tried to find an eamil addy for you but could not as found the inkpad for you there are heaps on Ebay, so will paste at the bottom, God bless dear Tertia, Shaz in Oz.x
    Kaleidacolor RIVIERA ink pad

  7. What lovely candy to give you some respite from the stresses and strains of the last few weeks. Hope you have a creative and more restful week. Thanks for your visit and happy WOYWW!
    Alison x

  8. Sorry it'd been a rough few weeks for you, I hope that's your 3 things and now all will be well.
    Nice package from Jo, enjoy your new goodies x
    Thanks for the visit, Happy WOYWW
    Hugz Minxy #8

  9. What an awful time for you and yours. Sending hugs. Lovel the stuff Jo sent, she is very talented.
    FAMFA (19)

  10. Hope you are all doing better and getting things back in order after the storm.

    Happy WOYWW! /Zildara #59

  11. Congrats on the blog candy win! Looks like a lot of useful goodies came your way. Love the handmade goody too! Sorry to hear it has been a horrible couple weeks for you! Hopefully you will have a great week and thanks for sharing and visiting my desk. I love comments! Vickie #62

  12. Hi Tertia,
    What a bad patch you've hit lately. Lovely keep-sake from Jo - I love what she sent me too. Pity about your garden being so damaged which struck a chord with me as I've been enjoying the Spring so much.
    Wishing you better times - the up-note is the fund raising for sure.
    Take care,
    Ros. #94

  13. What a dreadful time you've had recently, Tertia, and I do hope things look up from now on. You've got some lovely goodies on your desk this week, and it must have given you a boost to receive such a lovely gift from Jo.

    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog - glad you like what I've been up to. My hubby is much better today, I'm glad to say, and also that I have still managed to escape it - long may that last!

    Happy belated WOYWW,

  14. So sorry to hear of DH's friend - how very sad.
    Sorry to hear about the hail too - that must have been some storm you had.
    Congrats on the candy though - at least one bright thing amongst the gloom. Hope you have had your share of bad things for a long time.
    Thanks for visiting me and Hugs, Neet15 xx (who is playing catch up after internet went on a silly yesterday)

  15. Sorry to hear about everything that has happened. I love the candy, what a brilliant thing to get x Laura #116

  16. I've never wished boredom on anyone, but here's to an incredibly boring week or two. I'll be keeping you and your DH in my thoughts.

    Here's to more blog candy as well,
    rachel #52

  17. I hope you and your DH will be entering a season of calmness, happiness and joy, and that you can get back into your regular routine and peacefulness. Isn't it amazing to get a parcel from over the ocean? Love it!!! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #6

  18. It is so, so hard to understand. Especially if you're close friends..there's a minefield of emotions and questions to go through..and no good answers. I wish you both strenght for your healing process and a softening of the shock as the days go by. My word you've been in the middle of it...and then Jo's beautiful gifts arrive like sunshine. I've met Jo...and the best way I can describe her is..she's like her art. Beautiful, bright,caring.

  19. I'm so very sorry to read about all that's been happening, Tertia, and pray that a boring uneventful week is ahead, in fact a couple of weeks, since I won't be around for the next WOYWW due to Thanksgiving prep.

    How wonderful that there are angels like Jo walking this earth to set your feet to dancing again!!

    All the best to you and DH. Darnell #41

  20. Lovely blog candy. I am so happy that your fundraiser was such a huge success. Well done.

  21. So Sorry to hear of your Husbads loss. Just leaves so many raw emotions and unanwsered questions. I will keep you family in prayer.
    Your blog is beautiful and I love your opening profile statement" first and foremost a Chiristian" I feel the same way, I am happy to have found your blog and I did hit the "Join" button!
    Ginny M

  22. I'm REALLY late getting round to people this week - family life getting in the way!

    So, I figured I'd better pop in and at least say thanks for stopping by!