these one-liners are, uhm, interesting to say the least, but some of them are so very true πŸ˜‰

Here at the Southern Tip of Africa it’s been raining constantly since Christmas. Sometimes the sun will break through the clouds and gift us with it’s warmth, but then the clouds overpower it again and we’re covered with low grey clouds. Water dripping – soft, soaking rain just falling. And falling. And falling. Had plans to do the washing today but was left to sleep the sleep of the just until way past noon. The irrigation, while completely gross and not at all pleasant seems to be doing the trick – saves me from visiting the quack and spending money I can ill afford.

The big black cat, Chaplin, graced me with a visit today. he’s been lying with me in the study – poor thing was in a fight. Has all these pieces of either skin or hair just sitting under his chin. Won’t let me get to close to the wound. He is, luckily, a real tom cat, and they seem invincible, so I’m just letting him rest, feeding him and petting him every so often – he will heal eventually. Nice to have the big old man here again – even though he’s gone most of the time, he’s still a very restful cat and purrs for absolutely nothing! Of course, the little black cat wants nothing to do with the big black cat so it’s only the one I have gracing me with his presence, but it’s OK. They take it in turns to give me some fur πŸ˜‰

The house guest…well. The more time I spend with him, the more I realise that a relationship between us would never really have worked. I’m handling the situation at the moment, keeping my tongue bitten and my mouth closed, but I’m certain the day will come when I will probably blow my top and just let rip. For the nonce, I’m using my blog to accomplish that. We were sitting at the dining room table last night. The little brown dog is an incessant licker. I don’t much like it myself, but what the heck am I going to do? It’s what she does, best I get used to it. Not so much the house guest. He reckons “That such a little dog can make so much noise.” I replied “That such a big man can’t handle such little things” I man FFS man! Just leave it. The way you’re carrying on about the licking is way more irritating than the licking itself! I caught him interrupting the cat’s ablutions. Looks at me all innocent like. Dude. I have animals. Animals lick themselves – basically because they can. Easiest is to get used to it and live with it. Shows me pictures of his old girlfriends last night. All of them good looking, blonde women. Is he bragging with their beauty? What the heck ever. He was wined up so I just left it. Getting into an argument with a less than sober person is just stupid. I’m keeping quiet for the most part, but I’m seeing little things. When shit goes awray, he sort of makes it sound as if I’m the one at fault. And while I know full well I’m not even remotely perfect, I’m really not prepared to shoulder blame that’s not mine to shoulder. Did that for too many years, not planning on starting that shit anytime soon.

With that, the end of yet another little rantlet. I’m working hard on my inner peace. Going to visit a friend tomorrow and make a turn at Chaimberlains to see if I can afford to get the stuff for the floor that I’ve been wanting to fix. Maybe I can accomplish that this week still. Must just complete the fix of the roof on the one outbuilding and I can empty everything in the one bedroom to the outbuilding, do the floor and move back in what needs to be in there. Think it will go a long way in leveling my equilibrium. Will get my new year off to a great start, seeing the completed room.

Now to find Gustav Klimt etches…

And here are the jokes I promised – hope you like them…

Actual Bumper Stickers

“Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.”

“I love cats…they taste just like chicken”

“Out of my mind. Back in five minutes.”

“Cover me. I’m changing lanes.”

“As long as there are tests, there will be prayer in public schools”

“Happiness is a belt-fed weapon”

“Laugh alone and the world thinks you’re an idiot.”

“Sometimes I wake up grumpy; Other times I let her sleep.”

“I want to die in my sleep like my grandfather…. …Not screaming and
yelling like the passengers in his car….”

“Montana – At least our cows are sane!”

“The gene pool could use a little chlorine.”

“I didn’t fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian.”

“Your kid may be an honor student but you’re still an IDIOT!”

“It’s as BAD as you think, and they ARE out to get you.”

“When you do a good deed, get a receipt, in case heaven is like the

“I took an IQ test and the results were negative.”

“If we aren’t supposed to eat animals, why are they made of meat?”

“Time is the best teacher; Unfortunately it kills all its students!”

“It’s lonely at the top, but you eat better.”

“Reality? That’s where the pizza delivery guy comes from!”

“Forget about World Peace….. Visualize Using Your Turn Signal!”

“Warning: Dates in Calendar are closer than they appear.”

“Give me ambiguity or give me something else.”

“We are bom naked, wet and hungry. Then things get worse.”

“Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.”

“He who laughs last thinks slowest”



18 comments on “Another…

  1. Don’t you wish you could clean someone up like a closet? Pile all the old and out of fashion crap into a heap and then toss it out? With order, comes calm.

    Happy New Year, Ghia. May the best be yet to come in 2014. I give you FIVE stars for your patience.

  2. Saw this and read the comments above. My first thought was exactly what you wrote, even for myself. Especially for myself. With you on the 2014 wish and love how you said it, “more happy memories in the years to come!” Raising my cyber glass to that. Good memories to keep us warm as we move along in life’s journey.
    Happy New Year, Ghia.

    • That’s all we can really hope for P. More good memories than bad, and even the bad ones, shared with friends like I have here, even they will seem better for the experiencing of them and sharing them here.
      May good things follow us in the future – happy New Year to you too Paulette.

  3. Better a licking dog than a dirty, scabby dog πŸ˜‰ Perhaps your house guest ought to see how little brown dog handles washing itself with soap and water! One swimming pool on the floor, I reckon. My dog’s favourite time to wash her fanny is when we’re having our afternoon cuppa and cake. Itβ€˜s her idea of chilling out with the family.

    • this one Sarah, licks everything. Even the floor. She licks and licks and licks all the time πŸ˜‰ But, like I said, it’s what she does, best I accept it πŸ™‚

  4. Too funny, I have been thinking of a friend who was a Dean of Theology and she has a quote that I took a picture all morning. And here it is, in your site. β€œAs long as there are tests, there will be prayer in public schools” Love it!

  5. Glad to hear you’re getting a more balanced view of your guest and yourself – you always had a good idea about your fur friends! Tell me again how this “guest” came to be with you? From way across the world, making judgments I should not, he’s a tosser, not a keeper.

    Here’s a thought, less biting of your tongue, more motivation for him to move forward. πŸ˜‰

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