Tuesday, December 9, 2014


I  really  want  to  be  one  of  those  people  who  have  ordinary lives,  who have schedules  that  work,  who have animals  that listen, who  have clean cars who  can  predict what  will  happen  today, tomorrow  and  forever.

Me  and  my  life  well....... what  can  I  say, I  live  in a  mad house or   perhaps  I  am  the  reason  this  is  a  mad house.

Take  tonight, just  a  normal  evening,  I  stopped  at the  shops  to  pick  up  a  few  things and  on the  way  back  to my car, I  became  invisible  because  a car  reversed  out  as  I  was  passing  and  almost  wiped  me  out.

I  get  home  to  a  mound  of dustbin  bags   outside  my gate our  garbage  disposal persons (  politically correct)  are  on a  go slow,  which  is  a surprise  to  me  because  I  have  never  actually  seen  them  moving  with  any  sense  of  purpose  or  a   sense  of  urgency  My  kind  neighbour  offered  to  take  my  bags to  the dump........  but  tonight  he  was  busy  so  I  have  a  mound  of  smelly  garbage  at  my gate.

As I  get  into  our  back  yard  it  has  rained  again,  and  a  swimming  pool  has  appeared  in my garden,  and  our  white  French  poodle  who  loves  water  specially  if  is  is  brown  with  mud  has  been  having  her  own  swimming  party   while  the  other  two  dogs are standing  by  watching,  disgusted  at  how  dirty  she  is  and  smiling  because they  know  she  will not  be  allowed into  the  house  so they are waiting  to  see  what  trouble  she  is  in.

Being  lazy  to  make  two  trips  to the  car,  I  become  a  one  woman  packhorse  and  carry my laptop,  my handbag,  my hold  everything  I  might  need  in a  day bag,  my  two  grocery bags,  by  loaf  of  bread  and  a  gift of  wine  and  chocolates  that I  received  today,  and when  i  get  to  the  door  my  house  keys are still  in the  car.........  this  trip  with  high  heel  shoes  is  really  not  for  sissies.........

I am now  safely  inside, with  the  dogs  crying  at the  gate  to  come  in,  and  I  see  no  vegetables have  been  prepared  which  means my  planned  supper  now  has  to  change  because  I  don't  have  time  to   peel  vegetables  and  cook  it  and  eat  it  before  we  are  plunged into  darkness  because  of  the  load  shedding.........

Kayla  lets  two  dogs  in because  they  are  still  crying  at the  gate  and  goes  outside  to  play  with  Ginga.....  and  the  two  dogs,  who  had  been  crying  at the  back  door  to  come  in  since  I  got  home,  are  now  crying  to  go out again.........

During  supper, Ginga  the  Poodle  is  trying  her  best  to  pull  the  cat  off  its  bed  because  she  wants  the  bed,  Dash  the  Jack  Russel  is  fighting  both  the  cat  and  the  Poodle  and  the  minute  the  three  of them  are  chasing  one  another  around  the  house,  in  a  fenzied cat/dog  fight, Levy  the  labrador  takes  over the  bed  and  settles  down  for  the  evening.........

And  this  is  just  a normal  night........  HELP


  1. Ha! Gotta love life! I'm happy you made it inside...past the smelly garbage! It's nice to know that crazy days and busy lives are the same all over the world!

  2. Oh Karen, you are hilarious and I love you. Sorry, I've been so crazy busy and haven't had much time to check all the blogs lately.I have days like that too at the farm. I used to write about them in my blog but not lately.

    I'm glad you didn't got run over by that idiot driver.
    Life isn't boring at your house and I like your sense of humor.




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