The Translucent Me ..........

Gauteng, South Africa
I was born in the Summer of '69 & the era which is commonly known as "Flowa Powa", "Free Love" and "Contraband Narcotics" - hell, of course that potentially had no positive contribution as to how my life actually did transpire - smiles. Oh, how I still look for plausible reasons or excuses as to why my life followed the winding, topsy, turvy, upside down, inside out, and back to front spiral that it did. Now, eventually I am translucent ....... I am me, what was - was, what is - is, what will be - is still to come. Hmmmm, exciting very exciting.

Welcome to the Translucent World of Translucency - H, OM & W + H, F & C .....

Oxford English Dictionary - Translucent / tranz-loo-suhnt, adj, allowing light to pass through partially; semi-transparent. ORIGIN - Latin translucere 'shine through'

Ever wondered how the Magician (The many Thangs that blow my hair back kind of a Thang - lol!) of Translucency maintains its weightlessness, graceful movement & no general concern of what - was, what - is and what - will be .......... the ever elusive and awe inspiring Jellyfish.

NTS (Note to Self) - aim to become luminously translucent in this life ........

The Translucency "Thang" of being luminously transparent

The Translucency "Thang" of being luminously transparent
Now, wouldn't that just be one Helleva Thang ..........?

If I give you some"thang", is it yours ....?

The many "Thangs" that blow my hair back ........

  • A bubble bath without the Champers
  • A good conversation & a healthy debate
  • Absolute gratitude for a new shot at life
  • Agreeing to Disagree
  • Being a Mother, Daughter, Sister, Granddaughter, Friend, Godmother (finally am the Lover part ..... smiles)
  • Being loved
  • Chocolate & Strawberry milkshake that leaves a moustache on my top lip
  • Creme Brule
  • Falling in love
  • Getting out of bed every morning and giving thanks for another Beautifully Exquisite Day
  • Giggling so much that my tummy hurts
  • Having my Man tell me that I am beautiful and for once I actually believe it
  • Hearing my favourite song on the radio and singing to it at the top of my lungs
  • Holding hands with my Man!
  • Jellyfish
  • Kissing my Dad on his bald patch and him winking and saying that since yesterday 3 new hairs have sprouted because of that "baldy patch" kiss
  • Laughing at myself even though those around me ARE paying attention
  • Laughing for absolutely no reason at all
  • Laughing so hard that my face hurts and realizing I have acquired a few extra laugh lines
  • Lying in bed and really listening to the rain outside
  • Making new friends or spending time with old ones
  • Midnight phone calls that last for hours
  • Most definately "Addict" parfum by C.D.
  • Riding the best roller coaster over and over and each time I tell my daughter never again
  • Road trips with friends
  • Runing into an old friend and realizing that some things haven't changed but I have
  • Swinging on a swing as high as I can
  • That special glance from My Man
  • That special kiss that leaves me with butterflies in my tummy
  • The sand between my toes at the beach
  • The smell of puppy breath
  • The word "copious" ..... so expressive I can see it, touch it, feel it
  • Watching my 17 year old daughter sleeping, I actually catch my breath and I know then what unconditional love is
  • Watching the expression on my loved ones faces as they open a much desired present which was under "that same" *wink* Christmas Tree, but they never had the chance to prod and peep at it like I did
  • Watching the sunrise and promising myself that I will never sleep whilst the Sun shines
  • When my daughter puts her arms around me and whispers in my ear - "I love you, Mommy Darling"
  • When my daughter still to this day, always brings me a flower from wherever she has been just to say- "I love you, Mom"
  • Wrapping presents under the Christmas Tree and prodding and peeping at a gift that has my name on it - cheeky hey?

That Translucent "Thang" - Eyes are the window to the Soul ........

That Translucent "Thang" - Eyes are the window to the Soul ........
The Actress

The Saboteur

The Intensifier

The Forward Thinker

The Chameleon

The Owner

The Giver

The Woman

The Translucent

Friday, October 19, 2007

Mornings are but for the few who choose

Slept like a baby last night despite a fiasco of a day ........... suprisingly no Blogging nightmares, thank goodness (lol). I was up early this morning bright & breezy and had my derriere at work by 7:30am, some of you who know me know that in the past I definately was not a MORNING person. Seems to get easier now that I don't have that crazed disposition (mad woman from Borneo, ring a bell?) and now I know that the rewards will be worthwhile & beneficial to all.

Looking forward to tomorrow as the Amabokaboka (our very own Green & Gold) are in a titan World Cup Final against the English as well as it being my birthday, hmmmmm, asked the Bokkies to ensure that they bring home the Cup as that would be an absolutely priceless gift (had a personal chat with John Smit, smiles) and he said that it would his pleasure to bring it home for "me birfday". Smiles, had a Happy Birfday sing-a-long here at work with staff & family with a card & 38 cents (hehehehe) enclosed to celebrate my milestone together with 3 lovely cakes .......... ;-) Well, I am getting ready to leave my keyboard & my screen behind for the weekend as I am needing to pick my daughter up from school. So, all enjoy the weekend and trusting that you will all shout yourselves hoarse for OUR BOYS tomorrow. Adieu for now .....

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Practical without the Theory ..........

Hmmmmm, and yet again I am pleasantly surprised by human kind ........... today has been a very expressive & interactive day at the grindstone. Marketing ideas and formats being punched out and sent back & forth. I have in the recent months made a very dear friend via another correspondence medium and I asked for assistance today regarding Marketing and it was his unbelievably invaluable (extremely useful) input that I am so grateful for .......... thank you so much to the "Daahling" from CT ............ *cheek, cheek**kiss, kiss* & a *wink*

Always good to have an objective opinion with the backing of theory. I don't have the theory regarding Sales & Marketing to call my own, however, practical experience is my forte'. Some really great comments were given by him which tells us we are on the right track - yihaaaaa.

So, the day has progressed and can anyone please tell me how a positive start to the day can finally conclude in an abomination, can someone please shoooooooot me! The remainder of the day as from lunch time has been filled with insecurities, mud slinging, raised voices and heated arguments ............ all I want to do is move forward into the future. However, I am unable to do that when emotions get involved in business. I am not able to take over the reins, when the Rider is still holding on by a thread due to having loss of control issues .............. get over it, I do love you, despite all this ............ we are connected by blood.

Perhaps, all will be well even though it didn't end well. Hope shines eternal ............... ;-)

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The Day is but an Embryo (lol) but could hatch at any moment

Didn't sleep well last night, was tossing and turning with thoughts running through my mind about blogging! Can you imagine ........... BLOGGING, BLOGGING, damn BLOGGING. Woke up this morning to brave the day feeling as though my head was a Highway for a steam train. Got to work attended to our driver and "patiently" made sure that he gets his toosh out on the road and make money. Only to be confronted with one of those "you need to draw me a picture" looks from him ............. aaaaaah the joys of staff. Why is it that when a staff member has been absent for a day and returns it's as though everything that they have learnt over the 4 years that they have been with you seems to been wiped from the hard drive in 1 DAY!

The teaching process starts all over again, but wait, it gets better - the teaching process is harder this time because in the interim he has gotten older and potentially the receptiveness is not that "sharp" anymore. Anyway, enough lamentation. At least he is on his way today to bigger and greater things. With baited breath I wait for his return and hope that the "spark" will still be in his eyes and that he would have "got it". Hmmmmmm, my breath is indeed baited and I feel myself going blue in the face due to oxygen deprivation ............ pheeeeeeeeewwwwwwwww.

Thank goodness I am not a balloon otherwise I would now be suspended against the ceiling - lol. And so the day progresses, funny how when it starts off shaky it seems to gain vicious momentum and no matter how hard one tries, the inevitable happens - aaaaah, a downward spiral. Well, there is that saying that goes something like this - hehehe, like attracts like. Wonder who ever said that - would love to annihilate him/her at this point.

Ok, so here is finally how the day transpired - no unusual eventualities that we seem to have on most days. We have finally vetoed, concluded and printed Sales & Marketing "pretty, pretty's" that I can use as a fundamental tool in procuring new business. Hell, the universe does listen - smiles.

Really excited that I have all the Marketing "pretty, pretty's" at my disposal in order to go out and Famously hook new business, just a few things to iron out still.

Damn, still feel like a fledgling around Blogspot and seem to be doing the same thing over and over again .......... ugh! Opening window after window, hmmmmm, trial & error & damn how I hate trial & error. Suppose practise eventually makes perfect. Who's your Mama? PERFECT, here I come ...... lol. Lets hope that tomorrow will bode better for me regarding BLOGGING ........ the proof is in the pud, Dahlings (lean forward - cheek, cheek, kiss, kiss)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Still at? - Noooooo, you couldn't have guessed .........

WORK, I have nothing better to do right now - No hubby to dash home to, no children to attend to. So here I sit crouched (definately doesn't help a spastic colon that plays up every now and then) in front of my the screen with my fingers moving frantically over the keyboard, hoping that I will eventually get to grips with Blogging .......... hmmm, still feel a bit like a "needle in a haystack" - yes, people I am lost. Find myself, going in and out various applications only to find that I have been there before. Sigh ........... there is still hope as have wanted to dabble in blogging for a while and hooray, today is the day that I actually braved the inevitable and finally found the time (what's that?) & plucked up the courage! A tick on my TO DO LIST ....... (lol)