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Monday, 18 July 2011

Snippets of life

My walk to work - or at least one of them.
I head to a 2 hour evening class in an industrial area.

My lunchtime student, the psychologist, is off to Spain (which explains my presence in blogland today). Brazilians don't like the winter, especially this lady. We had a gorgeous week of what I'd love as summer though. Warm, sunny days with a light breeze. It's cooling rapidly now. Rain to come this afternoon.

I have enough chicken soup in the pot to feed an army. Got some pasta and mince cooking as well. We haven't had that for a while. Evenings are always a challenge. I don't have any evenings free right now. The weekend ran away with me, so I'm doing a bulk cook-up now.

The guys at Gameloft are trying to persuade me to buy a new mobile. I got to play with the latest Samsung Galaxy in class *drools*

Multiply used to send personal messages to my mailbox. I see I missed a couple : (  I wasn't ignoring anyone. Promise!

I have a new 'friend' on my walks. It's hard to keep her attention though. She's very focused...

This little cat can be found at any time sitting meditating or scheming (you decide which) on the birds. I stood there for about 10 minutes photographing her from all angles. She didn't even twitch a whisker! When I get her attention, though, she is the sweetest, most affectionate little thing. The owner seems to collect and sell all kinds of junk. Both cat and birds seem very well cared for.

I have learnt that a good keyboard is worth its weight in gold! I will not take my keyboard for granted. I will not take my keyboard for granted. I will not take..... The letters had worn off my keyboard in far too short a period of time. The shop told us to contact Microsoft (it's a MS keyboard), which we did. They told us to ship the keyboard to them. While we waited, I used one of those little silicone keyboards you can roll up. It was a Portuguese keyboard, as opposed to the Brazilian abnt2 that I was used to. The keys had No Logic at all! I finally got my keyboard back *hugs keyboard* alçfkjdsçlk r48twpagw Never hug your keyboard.

Winter = naartjie season!!


  1. hehe..that cat is too darn cute!

    LOL@ keyboard love..mine is dyslexic and I hate it..

  2. Intense little cat....Amazing, isnt' it, how many things you never think about until you have to do without them.

  3. That cat is VERY focused!
    I love the top shadow picture :-)
    AND I love a good keyboard, but I have also learned with three adults, plus Eric, what constitutes 'good' differs from person to person! I like deep keys for example, Bryan doesn't want to barely touch them...
    I know that is is hot here but the AC has my house cool and frankly, your pot of chicken soup sounds absolutely perfect to me!
    Enjoy the week with a little 'me' time :-)

  4. I loved seeing your walk to work. And the focused little black baby watching the birds. I find that so cute...

    My old Toshiba laptop had most of the letters worn off the keys. It's 10 yrs old, so I think that's ok. I didn't really need to see the keys, but if anyone else used it, they had problems. My sister was using it one day and kept saying "where's the A??" "Where's the T?"

    "Where they always were" didn't seem to be an acceptable answer.

  5. lol your keyboard KJWEFBH;IwuehfIWEUFHwvcb you back!!
    Love that cat. Considering it's a cat - there's a pretty white and tortoiseshell one who's always roaming round downstairs. When I got home at 8 tonight it was curled up behind a bush under 20cm of roof trying to stay dry in the rain. :(
    PS: Do you always wear stilts ;)

  6. Are you preparing for the rainy season yet? Last time you had way too much rain.

    Cats are a study in concentration.

  7. Beanie... your dyslexic keyboard.... aw... love it better : ) You type well for someone with a dyslexic keyboard lol

    Debbie, you're absolutely right!

    Marty, I can picture your little furball doing the same with a bird cage ;) I need the deep key keyboard... probably stems from my typing lessons on the old manual typewriters haha! Gosh..... that makes me sound old.

    Kat, I walk at least 3 different routes every day in different directions. Wish I had more time on here to post them all. I see some fascinating things. I touch type, so the keys weren't a problem for me, but hubby would get frustrated when he needed to use my pc.

    Katey, I don't need stilts. I have reaaaaaally long legs LOL Poor kitty! Have you named her yet?

    Ron, it was raining today, thankfully just a light rain. We regularly have too much rain : ) Cats are amazing in their intent focus. I need some cat lessons.

  8. Yes. "What-you-doing-cat" *smirk!*

  9. PS Heather says make sure you visit her happy birthday nelson mandela blog to see the flash mob in PE video.

  10. hehe..glad you loved the vid!

    I love my hair too..just had a keratin treatment (lasts 3 months) omg..nooo more frizz, just soft luxurious hair everyday!! Its awesome and highly recommended...

  11. of course I meant to come back and post that comment on your hair blog..arghhh


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