Another week draws to a close so I thought I’d share some randomness with you….
Firstly…. thoughts on rebranding…. I know, I’m quite fickle, what I like one day, I hate the next and I have a really hard time making up my mind about what I like and want versus what’s just ok. This is never more apparent than with the look and feel of this little blog. I just can’t seem to find a theme I’m comfortable with. I want something sophisticated and pink, very important, but at the same time, simple and elegant. To be honest, I got tired of my old theme, it just started feeling like it was too damn busy and I really wanted something that would allow readers, you, not to be distracted by the busyness and of course that was easy to navigate. What to you think?
This week, has also been a lesson in humility for me and a reminder of how much I value the quality of humbleness in others. I am still quite shocked over people’s reaction to the whole Harambe debacle. What I noticed most was how many people think they’re perfect parents and that this kind of thing could never happen to them. I must be a really bad mom then because I’ve lost my kids in the grocery store before and I thought I was watching them. There one minute, gone the next! But I can humbly say, along with many others, I’m not a perfect mom, I’m just a mom doing her best. I know I’m harping on, but I’m also really angry about the hatred that has been directed at the mother of this boy, let’s not forget his father was present to, why as a society is it always so easy for us to blame the mother? Why is the father not also receiving the same level of hatred and abuse as the mother is? I dunno guys…. the whole thing has really upset me and to be honest, I’ve been disappointed in some people’s reaction to the whole situation.
Currently watching Bloodline on Netflix, just started it, but it looks pretty damn good. I just love Netflix created shows and documentaries, they’re generally very good and this one has a 4.5 our of 5 rating, so I reckon it’s going to be good! It also has a pretty fantastic cast, including Sissy Spacek & Sam Shepard.
Listening to…. my interview on SAFm radio earlier in May when I chatted to Khanyi Magubane where we talked about the modern challenges of mothering in the 21st century and all the challenges of parenting as a working mother in the modern era.
I just started reading a new book too. By local author Paula Gruben. She has kindly given me a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. Umbilicus is an autobiographical novel about Charlotte, an angst ridden adolescent, struggling with her inner turmoil as she forges her own path while struggling to find her identity as an adoptee. I’ve only just started the book, but yoh guys…. ALL the tears! I see so much of Ava in her character from the book. It both frightens and hurts me but at the same time I feel that knowledge is power and reading this book can only help better prepare us as adoptive parents, for the road of self discovery and identity that lies ahead for both our girls.
I’m really looking forward to this weekend. We’re going Zebula and I simply cannot wait. For the change of scenery, for the chance to be out doors and experience nature and wildlife in it’s natural habitat. My girls and I are going along with a friend of mine and we are all just so excited! We rarely get to go away for a weekend so this is such a treat. Of course, when Walter heard he was getting an entire weekend off, alone time for two whole days with no kids and no wife to nag on him, he practically packed out bags for us and booted us out the house. I had to ask him to chill and at least wait till Friday before he flops down on the couch, hand in his pants and stares, uninterrupted at the TV for two days!
I’m also really looking forward to our July school holiday vacation, we’ll be visiting Cape Town spending time with family and friends. It’s been too long and I can’t wait. I haven’t been to Cape Town since March last year, so we have a lot of catching up to do. Speaking of holidays, have you all noticed how expensive everything has become? In years gone by, we used to go on two holidays a year, ja, not anymore, it’s just become too damn expensive, so this visit is long overdue and my children are beyond excited about 10 days with their Granny and Grandpa.
There are a bunch of very exciting projects in the pipeline for The Blessed Barrenness currently and I really can’t wait to share it all with you.
Have a fabulous weekend!