May 26, 2009
My Mom always said she didn't need contraceptives; she had 3 kids. The all day flirting and suggestive foreplay usually ended in nothing, with the "coupe de grande" being foiled by a teenager blasting incomprehensible music or some sibling argument of monumental, earth shattering proportions, or worse... all of the above. A family member told me how her brother had run into his parents bedroom one Sunday during nap time, jumped on his Father's back mid stride and screamed in absolute delight; "I ride horsy too". A real passion killer. Or, when I had phoned one of my friends and was told by her then 4 year old son, that Mommy was otherwise predisposed due to "Daddy talking to Mommy's mick right now". I myself have had my step son standing at our door one night when we thought he was fast asleep, extremely concerned because we were breathing far to deeply, and surely we must be ill.
Although we all sit and laugh at these situations now, one has to wonder how they knew. What 6th sense they were born with in order to somehow pick up on the impending future, and at what point they lose this ability.
Indeed, kids are born with a psychic gift, an ability to know what their parents have planned, and an acute covert ability to masterfully move between rooms without our knowledge, and like those Ninjas in corny B grade movies, appear from the corners and pounce when we least expect.
I will leave you with something my step son said once. "Ma... kids know stuff"!
May 21, 2009
May 19, 2009
I am essentially a very basic woman. I don't wear makeup often, and most the time I throw my hair back into a ponytail, add some lip ice and off we go. Lately, I suppose having a baby will do this to you, I have been wanting to put more effort into my appearance. Specifically, I'd like to start applying makeup, eye shadow to be exact. But, as self critical as I am, I can't even decide what shape my eyes are in order to correctly apply the damned stuff. So here is a picture with different eye shapes, and a picture of me at yet another family/friends shoot, without any makeup. Yes I know, every photographers absolute nightmare! What shape do you think I have.
The other involves my hair.
I am a natural blond. A while back some one suggested I colour my hair dark brown, as it would bring out my blue eyes. I did, and I loved it, love it. Lately, I have been thinking of going back to blond. The problem is that if I do I will have to walk around with orange hair for a while, because the colour stripper will leave a tint of the current colours undertone. Add to this the damage that colour stripper does to your hair and I'm not so sure.
Please excuse the photo, it was a chocolate fountain, it was behind me for the entire duration of the wedding smelling like chocolaty goodness, and when it was time to tuck in, I did just that.
You can see a brunette pic above.
So what do you think?
May 18, 2009
May 15, 2009
May 14, 2009
Please tell me dude with an orange waste coat, how do you know more about driving than me? In the 10 years I have been driving, I have never managed to reverse into anyone. I have three, yes count them, one, two, three, mirrors in my vehicle which help me see what is happening behind me. I have this amazing ability to turn to look and my blind spot, and see if there are any cars approaching, or reversing at the same time. I also have sensors. You see, it's this nifty little invention that picks up anything in close proximity to the back of my vehicle, and sets off an alarm inside the compartment. The closer the obstruction, the louder the noise, and the fact that you refuse to move further than 3 meters from the rear bumper of my vehicle, is making the sensors go off, extremely loud and extremely fast, thus causing me to brake, which in turn is causing a hold up in traffic. I have to tell you, I am tempted to put my car in reverse and ignore the sensors, just to see how quickly you can get out of the way. I appreciate that you have been "watching" my vehicle, but I highly doubt that out of 50 odd vehicles in this parking lot, that you would be able to pin point which one is mine. I would also like to know what you plan on doing should anyone break into my vehicle? Perhaps blow on them with your last nights booze breath? And for this you expect me to pay you? You have caused me nothing but frustration and time wastage. Seriously guy, I can drive better than you, and I promise I don't need your help!
May 11, 2009
May 06, 2009
May 04, 2009
Mix and match as you feel fit
2 slices toast
Muesli and yoghurt
Cheese, tomato and lettuce sandwich
Open tuna sandwich
Avo on toast
Left over chicken in a green salad
Roast chicken with veggies, rice and potatoes
Spaghetti bolognaise with a side salad
Pork chops, potato wedges, green salad and bean salad
Mexican beef wraps filled with beef strips, tomato, cucumber and a spicy tomato sauce
Springbuck potjie and rice
Barbeed prawns in lemon and garlic butter, barbeed baby marrow, aubergines, savoury turmeric rice
Roast leg of lamb, roast potatoes, pati pans, baby marrows, baby carrots and rice
Cocoa pancake, with pineapple and berry filling
3 cups a day (I’m so proud of me)