The Low Bar

When you compare yourself to others you may feel as if you are succeeding in life, but I guess that depends on who you are comparing yourself to. Sometimes the bar is pretty low so it is easy to feel superior. I had thought that South Africa was doing really well in regards to managing …

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The Reading List

As you have probably noticed I am trying to educate myself about the history behind oppression and racism. Someone asked me whether I follow the South African news as closely as I do the US news and I try to keep myself aware of what is happening all over the world. Right now I am …

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The Power of Knowledge

It is now over 3 months since I started self isolating. There have been 1,293,608 people tested in SA. The statistics are: https://www.instagram.com/p/CBsLTgrJ-47/ The highest percentage of deaths in SA are within mine and Norman's age brackets. The Western Cape, where we live, has by far the highest number of positive cases as well as …

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Simple Pleasures

As much as I have been resisting joining in with the perky 'Be Productive Brigade' I must confess to a feeling of great self satisfaction at the end of last weekend. Norm and I were both busy wee bees and I have really enjoyed looking at the fruits of our labours all week. As well …

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The Ups and Downs of In

Last Sunday my bipolar-ness and anxiety were on full boil. I was so weepy and sad on Mother's Day because I missed my children so much but after a day of Norman spoiling me and the zoom call with my Mom and my kids that evening I was on such a joyous high. It's a …

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Patience and Hearts

When you have an infant you get excited over their developmental progress even though you expect it to happen and you have a general timeline of when it should happen. When little Panda became paralyzed we had no idea if he would recover and if he did we had no idea of the timeline of …

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Path of Persistence

I've been trying to keep up with all of my own tasks as well as those which Norman  is usually responsible for and so far the house is still standing and all 5 animals are still alive. Some of them are coping better than others. Navajo is still hopping about on 3 legs and his …

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