A Beautiful Life Tapestry
Life is short…smile while you still have teeth

Six months of happiness…in between the laughter and the tears…and there have been plenty of both…just ask Mr. P…but daily life is starting to feel “normal”…whatever that is…and I am not feeling quite so lost…

To celebrate the miraculous joy of the present…I am dedicating today’s blog to all the things that I have found a little bizarre and comical to my way of thinking…but then who am I to judge…

  1. Carguards…the ever magical creatures that appear out of nowhere in any parking area for a coin…directing you into a parking space that you were headed to all along…and waving an unseen and mythical wand to keep all and every person from breaking into your car while you are in for a shop…but the smile you receive in appreciation for your donation to their cause…is well worth the few Rand donation…
  2. Air Conditioning…A/C is a health hazard and supposedly the worst thing that one can spend their money on…even when the temperature gets into the 90’s and humidity causes a dampness on your skin that makes you wonder when you will start to see mildew growing out from your armpits…
Soggy clothes on a Rainy Day

3. No Clothes Dryers…really miss my fluffy towels and not needing to iron clothes…and on rainy days…this is what you get…

4. Every word is shortened…and I mean every word…well, I am exaggerating a little…but not by much…but I think that I am catching on…Johannesburg is Jo’Burg or Jozi…

5. “Just Now” and “Just Now Now”…These are common phrases that is used here is South Africa and there is no truth in the statements…this does not mean immediately, but rather a bit later…or possibly not at all…makes complete sense to South Africans…although I still shake my head every time I hear the phrases…

6. Biltong…not “jerky” but as close as I can get here…Spiced…usually with coriander seed (which I really don’t like)… cured and dehydrated meat…usually made from beef, game (kudu, sprinkbok, and wildebeest) and ostrich and even fish…

7. and the Robots…they have “Robots” controlling traffic…maybe that’s why everyone drives so crazy here…not really…just the term used for traffic lights…

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…with wonderfully strange and magical people…it really is the bomb…and you might as well…because as the saying goes…not one of us are getting out alive…

“We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.”
― Robert Fulghum, True Love

Dedicated to my Wonderfully Weird Mr. P who has made the adventure so incredibly wondrous…

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