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Stitches in my Life quilt

Friday, December 23, 2011      3 comments

Life's a journey, right? So do you take the long and windy road filled with obstacles, detours, difficulties or the high road that takes you to your destination efficiently, cleanly and oh so stylishly? The choices we make, shape us into either ... Read more

Who are your friends?

Saturday, July 09, 2011      5 comments

Confessions. Compelling yet completely humbling: I've been freewheeling for about 2 months. Weighed myself a week ago (it took real courage, I tell you) and how surprised to see it had moved slightly DOWN since last time. Wow. I can actually tac... Read more

Who really rules your life?

Friday, April 22, 2011      5 comments

Confidently you may say "I do" and in explanation add, "I decide where I want to go, what I want to do, who I want to spend my time with, what I put in my mouth, what I say ..." and that's when you may hesitate slightly. The wiser ones amon... Read more

Room for rage

Saturday, March 19, 2011      3 comments

Seeing someone lose their cool is surprising, embarrassing and often a little frightening. Walking to my car in a deserted parking garage, I passed a man talking on his cel. Although I couldn't understand his words, I immediately gathered ... Read more

Leaves have lives, too

Sunday, February 20, 2011      5 comments

First a nip, then a bud. A rolled up gossamer sheath becomes a tender light green leaf. It breathes, matures, becomes hardy - even a little parched or brittle. In time it loses it's crisp chlorophyll colour, moisture and flexibility. One f... Read more

Awesome things

Sunday, January 30, 2011      4 comments

Living can be pretty awesome. Pinch-me moments of top-of-the-world feelings when you see the sun rise (it hasn't happened often in my life, so each time has been pretty amazing!) Paddling a kayak on a mercury ocean that meets a mercury sky ... Read more

Is control a good thing?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011      6 comments

You've got the plan. You stick to it religiously. Not a quarter inch deviation. You feel so proud, so strong. Day one. Two. Three ... Twenty nine. WHACK! The Southeaster blows you off balance and you lose grip. A handful of popcorn during a... Read more

Hmmm, that tasted like ... more?

Friday, January 21, 2011      3 comments

I booked a table at a "Bohemian urban cafe" (according to their website) in Cape Town. Friends and their kids joined us for a burger and chips. Interesting venue. One wall where plaster had been chipped off revealed bare bricks of dubious ... Read more

Eek! Oh no!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011      2 comments

A wise friend of mine once explained our 'windows' through which others see us. There's a public window that shows off our personality, our likes and dislikes. We are aware of what is displayed here and we window dress to suit. We know and... Read more

When is a man a MAN?

Monday, January 17, 2011      1 comments

Worked alongside friends of all ages, shapes and sizes on a building site this weekend. We demolished interior walls on a property that we'll be renovating into a Kingdom Hall (church). Anyway, being a woman and having eyes and my own sense... Read more

Biting at the bit

Saturday, January 15, 2011      3 comments

I never gave horse tack much thought, but today it's on my mind. How does a powerful, graceful, muscular animal feel about having a metal bar shoved in its mouth? Horses seem to handle humans getting on their backs, but imagine the mare's ... Read more

Who likes surprises? Put up your hands.

Thursday, January 13, 2011      1 comments

Some people don't like them. Takes them out of their comfort zones. Usually surprises make one realise you aren't in control of a situation or someone else's behaviour or the world for that matter. It could be embarrassing because yo... Read more

The first mention

Wednesday, January 12, 2011      2 comments

I've been waiting for this. I can't help myself, I simply thrive on it. Need it like a fix. Become enslaved by it. And have a deepseated fear of losing it. Like all dependencies, it's involuntary, but at least not lethal. Like a lemm... Read more

To (mis)quote Churchill ...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011      2 comments

Here is a famous anecdote about this notoriously tippling politician: In disgust a posh lady remarked to him (presumably after he'd spilled some whisky or stumbled over his feet), "Sir, you are drunk!" to which Churchill replied "Yes, I may be s... Read more

Eh ... Hello ... Anyone hear me?

Monday, January 10, 2011      5 comments

May I speak? (no reply) Anyone out there? (nothing but the sound of the wind outside) Ok, the coast is clear. She's not in earshot. I have a problem. A tricky one. There's this stalker in my life and it's driving me nuts... Read more


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