Potato, potato, ching chong tomato!

How do you answer when someone asks you: “What’s on your mind?” How do you answer when someone is trying to get all deep and philosophical and asks: “But how are you, really?”

I never know what to say and my reply depends on who is asking, why they are asking, and how much time & energy and emotion I want to put into it.

Saying exactly what I mean isn’t something I am good at. Sometimes it’s yes just to please someone else and end my ordeal quickly. Sometimes I say I understand when I really don’t have a clue, but I say it just so I don’t look ignorant. And sometimes I just hold back from saying anything at all.

But there are some very good reasons for not holding back and for actually speaking your mind. You could just get what you want without sounding demanding. If you are being asked maybe it’s a good thing to say what your needs are, you might just end up being happier.

When someone asked me today; “what’s on your mind?” I simply replied potato, potato, ching chong tomato only because that was the last silly thing I had seen on Facebook. This didn’t solve anything but it did make both of us happier. We burst into laughter, the moment broke my frown and we both burst into spontaneous conversation about everything frustrating & annoying at work and also about everything funny & fuzzy in our lives.

So….moral of the story is, if you are going to be real and really say what is on your mind or give some weird answer like potato, potato, ching chong tomato that is ok as long as you end up feeling lighter and happier.

Or you could just say porn – that should stop people from asking!



A world of possibilities

Isn’t it funny, someone pointed out to me last week that I have answered the hero’s call.  For me it was just time to let go of the path I had planned for myself, a world of safety and where I was comfortable and to follow a new path that is waiting for me.

One day I just knew what I had to do, the voices in my head tried to scare me away but I didn’t listen.

Today I started with a fresh look to the future and all the wonderful possibilities it holds.

Today I started a new second job!


That’s right I have two jobs!  One of them is in an art gallery!  ♥

Where did the year go?…

Have you been wondering about the same thing?

Life seems to pass so quickly, when you’re going through something bad or generally not feeling too good about life, work or home things seem to be in slow motion, like you’re on the outside watching yourself in trouble.  And it just seems like you’re not moving at all.  Before you know it, it is the end of the year!  Last time I blogged was March!

Our parents warned us about this, but it’s hard to understand until you experience it.  Caught off guard and bitten by the lazy unmotivated bug sometimes….

I read somewhere that Reading and writing cannot be separated. Reading is breathing in, writing is breathing out.

So here goes to some good old catching up.

Art sharing.

And putting my thoughts down again.

And here’s to chillaxing; putting my feet in the water for a bit of therapy, my hands in the garden soil and my heart and mind on prayer ♥





Ramblings and pecan nuts


It is necessary to write, if the days are not to slip emptily by. How else, indeed, to clap the net over the butterfly of the moment? For the moment passes, it is forgotten; the mood is gone; life itself is gone. That is where the writer scores over his fellows: he catches the changes of his mind on the hop – Vita Sackville-West

I’ve been thinking about this quote a lot, for many reasons, one of them is the blogging. I haven’t blogged for ages. Sometimes I feel guilty as if someone was depending on it and waiting to read something from me. Sometimes not thinking about it at all.

There have been opportunities and many topics on my mind too. But that’s the thing the moment has passed so now it seems pointless to talk or write about them. I let the butterfly go!

It’s quite alright, what would I do with those huge butterflies anyway?

  1. The current politics and what’s going on lately in SA
  2. Some religious issues and wars that have been in the news
  3. All sorts of other crazy things going on around us which actually just end up being political too
  4. And why on earth are pecan nuts so damn expensive?

I had opinions strong ones about all the news articles and conversations going on in media forums and sometimes in the office but these were just butterflies moths that I didn’t want to catch….and I let it all go. So now it’s pointless, really, the moment has passed. And that’s ok, I feel better for it.

I do have some real butterflies saved, I started them but some are not finished and I’m not ready to click “post” yet

  1. The story of me – that’s a nice one but I need a photo of my big thighs and stretch marks and have not asked anyone to take it
  2. I was born to be a mother – this was meant to be posted on mother’s day but I have not finished it
  3. My selfie, my self-portrait – well that’s because I’m not 100% sure it looks like me, although I did paint the double chin
  4. Dream. Starts with the letter Z – this is still a dream and when it’s close to reality maybe then I will post it

Anyway this is just random ramblings about me, I love to blog and don’t do it regularly because some things are hard to share, and other times because it is just better to let the moment go….and once you let it go then you can’t go back. The butterfly of the moment has gone and the mood has passed.

For now I hope to come home in the evenings with a little bit of good energy for a blog post now and then. First I need to finish the ones that are saved in draft file and hurry up already.

Seriously now, why are pecan nuts so expensive? Why?