1. My son is okay.
I spent a restless night and woke up feeling quite ill and upset on Sunday. My son has been having some problems at school, some caused by him , some caused by others, and he was feeling quite depressed about it all. He is in a very remote boarding school and it's difficult to get a hold of him. I tried all day yesterday and couldn't but Sunday morning his big sister searched until she found him . My husband and I both finally got to talk to him and he sounded so much better. Teenagers are so resilient- thank god.
2. I had a lovely weekend with my husband.
He is away to university all week and he almost couldn't come for the weekend but at the last minute managed. I'd had a rough week so it was such a blessing. Though being apart all week is difficult, it does teach you to value the time you get together.
3. Had a fantastic reader's report for my kid's book Curse of the Gold Coins
I submitted the book to a new publisher in South Africa, one that I would be so proud to be published by. The reader started out with "This is quality writing by an experienced Motswana writer." I'm still humming from that one. Don't quite have an acceptance yet though. ....
4. My swimming pool is finally back up.
My husband worked hard yesterday getting it set up and today I helped him to lay down paving brick. Tonight after he left for Gaborone, I started planting green grass around it. I'll soon be back to my late afternoon swims with my "swimming machine" (soon to be patented).
5. My baby marrows have come up.
My baby marrows I planted last Monday have broken through the soil looking very healthy. I've never grown these before in Botswana so I'm very excited to see what happens.
6. Flowers in my garden and on my desk.
Spring is here and my garden is looking lovely. So lovely I can cut flowers now and for a week now I've had fresh flowers on my desk.