And I’m sharing my desk with a sprawling cat.
Of course he has to lie on the mousepad, where else? And he’s a shedder of note, so everything’s covered in those fine, white hairs of his. Suppose he just wants to be close, but not too close 😉
It’s a gorgeous day here on the Highveld at the southern tip of Africa. A bit windy, but the sky is a perfect blue, and the sun a yellow presence over everything. I should be doing laundry, but I don’t think I’m gonna!
Went to mom’s for a visit yesterday. And she switched the channel to, is it Honey Boo-Boo? The hillbilly baby with the super-smooth mouth, going to beauty pageants? The kid is I think 5 years old, and they put false nails on her. Make up. Curled hair. I’m sorry. Kids that age should not be doing stuff like that. They should be getting dirty while playing outside, learn how life works on their own, and not in an adult setting. But hey – I’m sure they’re making some kind of money with the pageants. And kids have been progressively made to act older than they are, and I suppose the moms are living vicariously through their kids, doing the things they never could as children. Kind of sad really.
Heard from mom yesterday that my sister’s husband bought each of the kids a tablet. They’re 9 & 11. And they have tablets. He can’t be bothered to spend actual time with them, constructive time, but he can buy them all manner of stuff. Teaching his kids, as he was taught, that daddy’s don’t have to actually show any kind of love, he just needs to buy stuff. Perpetuating the vicious circle. Not my kids though. not going to be my problem one day, I have my own kids to worry about.
And we did also watch some bakery in Cape town. Quite the artists those people! And then it was time for american Idols. Luckily only a little bit – I abhor reality shows with a hate that runs deep and true and always on course 😉 Of course, it’s still better than watching the South African news, so maybe that’s why mom rather put on the cake show than to let me watch the news. When they do that, watch the news, I just leave. There are not many things as upsetting as the SA news. I listen to the things our useless president spout, and I know there are cretins, both here and abroad, that believes the crap that comes out of his mouth, and it fills me with dread.
At least I got some food out of the deal – lovely ox-tail stew, and I’ll be having the rest this afternoon for lunch 🙂
Hope your day is going swimmingly, and do enjoy the tune…