Quarter Century

I often forget how old I actually am. I definitely do not feel old. However Norm and I had our 25th wedding anniversary on July 5th so obviously I am really, really old. On the evening of our actual anniversary it was a bit of a disaster. It was load shedding and we both worked …

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A Broken Society

My emotions have felt like a yo-yo for the last few weeks and my anxiety has been on high alert. We've had the lowest of lows with the latest Supreme Court decisions. First, on over-turning Roe vs Wade as mentioned in last week's blog. My stomach has continued to be full of anxious butterflies as …

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Scar Tissue

I heard someone refer to the damage from their childhood as having 'scar tissue'. That really resonated with me, and not just because I keloid. I thought of the tough exteriors that we create to protect us from harm. People who pretend to be hard but are a gooey mess inside. Many overweight people overeat …

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Tricked

So far we have not had any news on our flights being cancelled and we have progressed our planning as if there has been no Omicron drama bubbling up. Norm has booked a shuttle to take us from Atlanta to Chattanooga. He has also booked our flu shot for next week so that we reduce …

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Careful What You Wish For

Sometimes the thing that you want the most is also the thing which will change your life completely, yet that part is never thought about. You only focus on the acquisition. Finn is a case in point. We wanted him so much (and still do) but we are finished. He has so much energy and …

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Release

The lockdown and isolation of the last year and a half has been so hard on many of us for a variety of reasons. My anxiety resulted in such feelings of doom that I was convinced that this was the end of life as we knew it and that feeling has proven to be true …

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Soul Art

This week we have had some severe weather in SA. Last night it hailed, we even had thunder and lightening. We have had some torrential rain and even flooding down the coast where Lily lives. We lit a fire today as soon as we were out of bed as it is crazy cold. However, the …

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It Comes in Threes

As the Queen once famously said about her entire year, this has been a weekus horribilis (aka a horrid week). In fact things have been extremely stressful since June when Navajo died. On Tuesday afternoon I heard that Kate, a friend from my Drumming group, had passed away. Kate is the gorgeous redhead in the …

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A Trip Down Under

This week has felt very heavy emotionally. The news is full of flooding in multiple areas of the globe, raging fires, droughts both in South Africa as well as a lot of the rest of the world and of course there are still people dying from the pandemic. It gets hard to deal with and …

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Eyes on the Prize

Caitlin is my only child that lives in Cape Town but as she has been ill we did not have visitors for Father's Day. Instead Norm and I had a day relaxing and watching films as the weather had turned very hot again and it was too warm to do any gardening. I did paint …

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