Mar 31, 2012

Thought Question #363

At work and at home in my arts and crafts room.

What about you?

Mar 30, 2012

I hope you're reading this

This applies to a couple of people...

Thought Question #362

I had family night with my oldest niece.  I took my grandma to an antique fair.  I waited in anticipation for Grietjie to phone me and tell me she's engaged.  I helped Charl in the search for her engagement ring.

I like to think that a lot of the small things are memorable.  They should be.  Don't you?

Mar 29, 2012

Letting go is growing up

Thought Question #361

That blood is thicker than water.  That my Mother is my Hero.  That I am a good person and a good friend.  That I will have a bright and happy future ahead of me, and I can make it happen.  That I need people in my life, as much as I need to be alone.  That I will be arranging my best friends' wedding stuff with her in the future.

Yeah, how do I choose just one thing?
Right now?  I am totally sure of myself and who I am.  I think....

Gosh, what do you think?

Mar 26, 2012

Thought Question #360

Work stresses me out.  People acting like idiots and making it my problem stresses me out.  People pressuring me into crap I don't want to do or crap I don't like stresses me out.  Not being able to do something about bad stuff that happens, that stresses me out.  Not being able to help people I love with crisis situations or hurt in their lives, stresses me out.  Being in a relationship stresses me out.  Weddings, engagements and babies stress me out.  Not being able to spend time with the people I love stresses me out.  A lot of things stress me out, but I get over.  I have to.  Because that's just how it works.

Mar 21, 2012

Thought Question #359

Society could do without murderers, rapists, thieves, idiots, lazy people, assholes...
Yeah pretty much those.

Mar 20, 2012

Thought Question #358

I wish I knew...

Mar 19, 2012

Thought Question #357

You know all those things they show and talk about in the TV Show "Dirty Jobs"?  Yeah, probably none of that.  And I really, really can't find the stomach to even think of being a doctor or a nurse.  I have a friend who's studying to be one, and it's not good.  Not at all.  I mean, for her, yes, but for me?  Hell No!

What do you think?

Mar 18, 2012

Thought Question #356

People don't really argue with me about much.  I'm a little overbearing sometimes.  But if I have to think about it I'd have to say I argued with my Grandmother about the car.  But I wouldn't call it 'furiously'.  It just got heated every now and then.

What about you?

Thought Question #355

That you need to tell people you love them before it's too late and that you have to appreciate people more, and not things.  We tend to forget this simple fact too often.  People are selfish and we think of ourselves too much.  Urgh.

Mar 17, 2012

Thought Question #354

Love.  Happiness.  Art.  People.  My cat.  Tons of things.  Life is beatiful.  Do I sound like I'm stuck on repeat?  At least it's the good kind of repeat.

Thought Question #353

I lose interest and I gain interest.  In all kinds of different things.  But it's small, and definitely not making any waves in my life.  I love so many things, and I still do.  I actually wish my interest would grow and make more things possible for me.

Mar 16, 2012

Thought Question #352

I can't think of quick decisions I made that changed my life so much that it made a gigantic impact.  Small things yes, that made small impacts and changes, changed some things in my life, stuff like that.  But not gigantic life changing stuff.  I usually think things through and make sure I have my ducks in a row.  Like me buying a car, it took me something like 2 years to think through and consider everything.  The chances of it happening just got better because I got a better job and so forth.

Thought Question #351

Arts & Crafts and Pencil Sketches.  I try and teach kids sometimes, just working on my patience but I'm getting there.  I love teaching things I know about and love, otherwise I'll just confuse someone.

Thought Question #350

I keep myself busy with arts and crafts, pencil sketches, reading, exploring.  I don't really care about isolation and loneliness because I believe it's all a choice.  Just like there's a difference between alone and lonely.  What do you think, and how do you handle it?

Mar 15, 2012

Thought Question #349

During my various car accidents I suppose.  But hey, I'm not afraid of dying, I'm afraid of suffering.  So I'm the wrong person to ask.

Thought Question #348

I wish I had studied hard early on.  I wish I had the guts to get out of my comfort zones earlier than I did.  But yet I'm sure things happen the way they do, for a reason.

What about you??

Mar 14, 2012

Thought Question #347

I would have to selfishness.  I think it's the downfall of a lot of things in this world.

Thought Question #346

Pencil and Paper.  Glue and Paper.  Words, sometimes.  And it always makes me happy.

Mar 13, 2012

Thought Question #345

My Mother.  She's always the one with the best advice.  And recently, my manager at work as well.  He's always honest and he has the best intentions.

Thought Question #344

The Disney fairytales of course!  I can't actually decide but if I had to I'd go with The Little Mermaid or The Lion King.  I love love love Disney.  No matter how old I get, I'll always choose Disney.

What about you?

Mar 12, 2012

I sometimes have friends who say that they miss me... but they don't even make an effort to try and talk to me or find out how I'm doing.  It confuses me, a lot.  But sometimes I do understand, it happens to me too.  Life gets busy and things happen.  Time tends to run away with me and I don't spend as much time with people that I'd like to.  But, come on, at least try.  Communication is so much easier in this day and age...

Thought Question #343

My blog is full of quotes, so I don't know how to choose just one.  But I'm sure one of my faves is "Life Goes On".  Because it does.  And it gets better.  Life doesn't wait around for anybody.  And "Life is Beautiful if you open your eyes".  It's scary how many people forget.

What's yours??

My BlueMotion

For the first time in my life I'm buying myself a new car!!  And yes, I'm so excited that it's hard to contain myself!  I'm giving up my old VW Golf for a brand spanking new VW Polo BlueMotion. 

Here are some specs:

  • 55kW @ 4,200 r/min
  • 89g/km CO2 emissions
  • 3.4ℓ/100km
  • Low rolling resistance tyres
  • Stop-start technology
  • Energy recuperation
  • Aerodynamic enhancements
  • Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) with Hill-hold control

  • Running Gear
    • Front axle: Suspension struts, wishbone
    • Front axle: Anti-roll bar
    • Rear axle: Suspension struts, toe correcting, torsion beam, trailing arm axle
    • Lowered suspension (-15mm)
    • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)
    • Brake fluid warning indicator
    • Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) with Hill-hold control
    • Front discs
    Wheelrims / tyres
    • Greenland 5½J x 15" alloy 185/60 R 15 (optimised rolling resistance)
    • Full size steel spare wheel
    • Tool kit and jack
    • Flat tyre indicator
    • Tinted side and rear window glass, heat-insulating
    • Electric windows, front and rear
    • Heated rear window
    • Integrated indicators in side mirrors
    • Manual anti-dazzle rear view mirror
    • Illuminated vanity mirrors, driver and passenger
    • Electric mirrors
    • Colour-coded mirrors
    • Heated mirrors
    Wiper system
    • Wiper system with intermittent control (4-speed potentiometer)
    • Rear wiper and washer
    Safety and security
    • Dual front airbags with passenger airbag deactivation
    • Side airbags
    • Height adjustable seatbelts for driver and front passenger
    • 3-point centre rear seatbelt
    • ISOFIX Child seat preparation at the rear
    • Childproof locks on rear doors
    • High level brake light
    • Warning triangle in boot
    • Alarm with back-up horn, towing protection and ultrasonic interior monitoring
    • Immobiliser
    • Remote central locking
    Interior features
    • 4-speed heating and fresh air ventilation system
    • Semi-automatic air-conditioner (Climatic) with glove compartment cooling
    • Dust & pollen filter
    • Multi–function computer
    • Comfort instrument cluster including chrome trim and multi-function display
    • 12V Power socket in centre console
    • Headlight range adjustment, electrical
    • Dimmable illumination
    • Cruise control
    • Cup holders, 2 integrated into centre console, 1 rear
    • Front and rear floor mats
    • Radio/CD RCD-210 with MP3 functionality and 6 loudspeakers
    • Auxilliary input for external audio source
    • Front door pockets
    • Height and reach adjustable steering column
    • Leather multi-function 3-spoke steering wheel with matt chrome insert
    • Lights-on warning buzzer
    • Interior courtesy light with delay
    • Luggage compartment lighting
    • “Hooks and Eyes” – Hooks in luggage compartment and coat hook; pen, notes, coins and sunglasses holders
    • Luggage tie downs (four) in luggage compartment
    • Leather gearshift knob, boot and handbrake handle
    • Dual tone hooter
    • Reading lights two front, one rear
    • Power steering
    • Chrome package
    Exterior features
    • BlueMotion decal on front and rear
    • "Bee-sting" roof antenna
    • Single lamp headlights with high/low beam in darkened housing
    • Fog lights: Front
    • Fog lights: Rear
    • Colour-coded door handles
    • Colour-coded bumpers in sports design, lower areas colour-coded
    • Side sills, broadened and colour-coded
    • Standard front seats
    • “Power Up” interior trim cloth for seats and door trim panels
    • Height adjustable driver's seat
    • Height adjustable passenger's seat
    • Height adjustable front head restraints, crash-test optimised and tiltable
    • Three rear head restraints
    • Foldable rear seats (split 60:40)
    • Front centre armrest with storage box and cupholders rear
    • Drawer under right front seat
    • Storage pockets at rear of front seats

     I don't know how fancy your cars are but for me this is amazing!  And I'm doing it all on my own!  (Super proud of myself!)  Of course the Grandmother and a few other people have put up a million and one barriers for me regarding this car, because they think it's too expensive and I won't be able to afford it.  She also mentioned crap like buying a house, getting married and making babies, and not being able to afford it.  But I don't care!! I definitely don't have wedding or baby fever so I'm okay thankyouverymuch. 

    What do you think??  I'm getting it on Friday!!

    *Dancing and Jumping up and down!*

    Thought Question #342

    I recall times when I should have said something when someone is gossiping, bad-mouthing, talking about things they know nothing about, saying really horrible things or doing something they shouldn't be doing.  Usually I open my mouth and raise my opinion, I'm straight-forward like that, but there are times that I keep my mouth shut.  Times that I predict the outcome to be disastrous if I do, but I should stop doing that.  Whatever the outcome... what's wrong is wrong and what's right is right.  Don't you think?


    Thought Question #341

    I think the worst and actually almost the only thing I can think of are a lot of ways where I stop myself from doing things I should, need or want to be doing.  For various reasons of course, mostly unnecessary.  I hate it, but it happens often.  I over-analyze things too.  I think a lot of us do that....