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Random musings – Another day, Another week

Random musings – Another day, Another week

Good day all friends and followers!

I have not been as active as I would have liked to be this past week as I was knocked for a six with a terrible head-cold which I still haven’t shook but I am happy to report that at least I’ve been sleeping better with my ‘retarded’ Rhino-cap allergy tablets. Read retarded as ‘slow-release’ tablets. The language differences here can be so funny at times.

Our island is experiencing hectic anticyclonic conditions which means it is very windy and even cold and miserable at times. Leaving doors and windows open is suddenly not an option anymore as the wind is howling around the corners and through every opening. I have decided on one more day indoors to keep out of the wind to try and cure this cold so I’m indoors as much as possible this week. I never thought I’d say I miss the warmer weather but I suppose us humans are just never satisfied.

It is another day and another week and I cannot believe how time flies. Something that I often repeat in my morning thoughts but it boggles the brain that we are approaching August already. And with August around the corner that brings the reality of Christmas coming and for me that is a scary thought. We are already in the throws of planning for December holidays as one cannot leave it too late especially if you are traveling abroad. Excited much to say that we are due to visit the family for the holiday season so if all goes well we’ll be arriving in SA sometime in the beginning of December which is something we all look forward to.

I spoke to a close friend back home this morning and it hit me again how often people move abroad and don’t see their family or friends for years and years. Not sure how I would handle that as our circles have already shrunk so much with people migrating constantly that I cannot envision NOT seeing my parents and other close family at least once a year. Financial constraints are hard and we are not so comfortable to be able to travel as and how we wish but I just have to save up to visit as it would break my heart not to see them.

“Being a family means you are a part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life.”

Lisa Weed

We might not always get along with all our family members but mostly we are lucky to have them. To know you have someone that is part of who you are and that will always have your back.

Wishing you a beautiful Thursday!

Something to think about:

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you could only have hoped for.”

Epicurus Quotes

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