I was born on a Sunday. My birthday this year is today, a Sunday. It was tea time when I was born. I should ask my Mother more about the actual day ... what happened, how it happened, details ... I think she'll remember. My Dad too. I am grateful for parents who are in … Continue reading 45: The Day
Today is Saturday. It started with a bang ... like my alarm didn't go off and I was supposed to get up at 6:30am. Luckily I was woken up at 7:15am by my niece. Bathroom emergency. Oi! I made a pot of broccoli and spinach soup and another pot of potato and leek soup for … Continue reading 45/2021/45: Pre-Birthday Day
Fire woodImage by Paul Brennan from Pixabay Today the sky was grey. Rain was heard and felt and seen most of the day. I loved it. Winter baby things. I've always loved the sound of rain on the roof, on plants, amongst trees ... and the smell thereafter is one of my favourites. Lovely. Breathe. … Continue reading 45/2021/44: Paper jets and fire
Do you countdown the days to your birthday? I don't really. Never used to. Lockdown had me do it in 2020 because I decided to blog daily for the 44 days before my birthday. And here I am ... doing it again. Why? No idea. Probably for my own thoughts to be somewhere for reflection. … Continue reading 45/2021/43: Almost
I very rarely get or feel really sick or unwell. And I haven't had a sick day in a long time. I generally work through the odd not so 'lekke' feeling days. But today I wake up and I feel ... well, not well. But I have to get up because I need to run … Continue reading 45/2021/41: Sick day / Rest day
In the silence my thoughts bubble up like water from a fountain. Continuous. Never-ending. Not always good or interesting. Somewhere else in my brain I wonder where all these thoughts come from and why they decide to bubble up today? Of all days? And I really do want to tell my brain to be quiet! … Continue reading 45/2021/40: Be quiet.
I slept in today. Chilled morning. It's quite interesting. It feels like I very rarely do that. I felt more tired when I woke up and got up. Like I slept too much. I didn't. I went to bed before midnight, but went to sleep after 3. Don't ask. One of those things. Brain not … Continue reading 45/2021/38: Just go with it
Calendar Today I don't have much to say except that I hope that you have had a good day.It's important.Even if your day felt not as good, I hope that somewhere there was a glimmer of good for you.You are important.You are unique.You are lovely.You are lovable.You are you.You know you.You know what makes your … Continue reading 45/2021/31: A day, today.
Today I disagreed (internally) with something someone did, said, decided ... I didn't feel like saying what I thought because I had before and clearly it wasn't taken into consideration. And then there's the tone ... There are things that was part of my growing up that makes me feel unsafe when it happens. I … Continue reading 45/2021/30: Safe spaces
Vandag het ek proteas gaan koop. Vir 'n vriendin. Dis haar verjaarsdag. Dit voel ek ken haar al vir ewig. Ek is nie seker of ek 'n tyd in my lewe onthou waarvan sy nie deel was nie. Ek is nie seker of ons mekaar ontmoet het toe ons 3 of 4 of 5 was … Continue reading 45/2021/29: Proteas vir ‘n vriendin