Last real Monday…

I looked at the calender – today is the last real Monday we will have for this year.

For the next 3 weeks, each week has a public holiday in it.

The year is on it’s last legs. Almost time for ruminating about the one that’s been and almost gone, and the one to come.

I’ve been thinking about the fact that my contract expires at the end of December. Should I ask if it will be extended? Should I just leave it and pitch up for work on the 2nd of January? I suppose asking and knowing is much better than assuming, although the FM did say something that did sound as if the arrangement might be longer than I thought. But it was a passing remark, and not something I should build anything on.

I hate this not knowing! Maybe that’s another lesson I’m being taught. To leave well alone, and not worry about it constantly.

People have asked for biscuits. Guess what I’ll be doing tonight? You got it – I’ll be baking a batch of each of my biscuits. Now that the oven is working, I have no excuse not to, and it is not a bad way to garner a bit of extra cash. And with the bigger stove, I can bake more biscuits, quicker.As long as the people wants it, nothing stopping me from baking them!

This weekend should see me sorting out the lounge – get it to look more like a lounge, instead of a storage space for unwanted things!! Maybe we can get some order going again – would make a welcome change from doing an obstacle course in furniture avoidance when i go to switch on the radio 😉

And lastly – the Old Man is in hospital. since Saturday. As I said then, he’s not a young man anymore. Only a matter of time until he’s not here anymore. Everybody dies. The thing about him dying though, stuff might go from bad to worse here in this country when he does die. I hope it’s not the case, that what has been spoken about will not come to pass and that we might still have a chance to make this country work slightly better than it does at the moment…

So, Nelson Mandela – I don’t like the new notes with your face on them, or the 600 streets named after you in one town, but you were not by any means the worst of the bunch. I wish you better health, or, if not, a gentle slide to the other side – maybe it’s time for you to rest now.

Time to start the last real Monday of 2012…


You are driving in a car at a constant speed.

On your left side is a valley and on your right side is a fire engine traveling at the same speed as you.

In front of you is a galloping pig which is the same size as your car and you cannot overtake it.

Behind you is a helicopter flying at ground level.

Both the giant pig and the helicopter are also traveling at the same speed as you.

What must you do to safely get out of this highly dangerous situation?

Don’t ride the kiddie merrygo round when you are drunk,  so get off.


13 comments on “Last real Monday…

  1. Good luck with the contract. They do need to tell you, so that you can make alternative arrangements if it’s not extended. Hope the biscuits turn out well.
    I suppose Madiba has to go some time, and Winnie will be there with her crocodile tears.

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