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Stitches in my Life quilt
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?
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?
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
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
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
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?
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?
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!
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?
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
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.
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
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 ...
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?
May I speak?
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