This is very vague, but let’s see…
My nephew hugging me when I get home in the afternoon.
My “it’s complicated” sending me more virtual kisses than I sent him.
Tastee Wheat served in bed.
Being covered with a blanket and having it tucked in around me when I’m lounging/napping on the couch.
Unexpected offerings of little gifts like magazines, chocolates, flowers, etc.
When something ordered online/won is delivered and I get to tear through packaging.
Sharing cake with good friends.
Warm, sturdy hugs that make me feel loved.
New comments on my blogs and websites.
When my website hits reaches a new milestone figure.
Being invited to events.
That’s enough, I think 🙂
I couldn’t have chosen an easy challenge, eh? Oh well. Let’s see… Starting with the dislikes:
- People who lie. Yes it’s a cliche, but it’s also a huge pain in the backside, and not very nice.
- Liquorice. Just ick.
- Brussel sprouts. Beyond ick.
- Camping. I’m curious about glamping, but I’m generally not much of an outdoor enthusiast.
- Water. It really doesn’t taste, well, like anything. Despite this, I try to drink at least 750ml plain water a day. Not so easy during winter.
- My current situation, specifically relating to work. But what doesn’t kill me makes me stranger – if that’s at all possible!
- Not being able to shop, treat myself for breakfast/lunch on Saturday mornings, and other unpleasantnessess related to my debt and consequent frugality.
- Cough syrup and throat lozenges. Loads of sugar and I don’t see the point. How is something that goes straight to my tummy supposed to make my lungs feel better and keep me from coughing up bits of it? Not to mention the revolting taste. May I just say “ICK!”
- Driving in Jo’burg. I do it every working day, and the afternoon traffic is enough to drive people around the bend. And I find it absolutely appalling the way bus and taxi drivers are so reckless with their charges’ lives.
- Meetings. I generally find them pointless and utterly unproductive. There are exceptions, but the majority? Meh.
And the nice, happy, likey things:
- Cake. Obviously. I didn’t get soft around the edges from carrots. Although I like carrots too. But not that much.
- Books. Reading, writing (I have so many notebooks that I feel to sorry to write in), audio books, e-books, good old, old-fashioned paper and ink books (they smell the best :))
- My friends. I have THE BEST friends. Ever! I don’t have many, but they rock. I like them a whole lot.
- Shopping. Or at least, I used to. I’m pretty sure I like it still, but I can’t remember. It’s been a while…
- Sleeping. Again, I think I do. I have not been able to do much of that lately either, but I do like being lazy in my bed. Preferably with my eyes closed and my mind occupied with the wonderful and weird dreams I often have. I miss you 8-hours-a-night!
- My BlackBerry. And my iPad. And my laptop, external hard drive and most things gadgety.
- Chocolates. Not as much as cake. But more than carrots.
- Shoes – high heels in particular. Mostly to look at. Sometimes to wear, but not that often. Wonky back and all that, you know?
- Jeans. Is there any item of clothing more versatile, comfortable, flattering (if you actually manage to find something for a soft-around-the-edges body that fits properly). I happily wear them all year round.
- Zombie everything. Plants vs Zombies, Zombie Farm, remember last year’s zombie calendar? Books about zombies, Pride & Prejudice & Zombie notebooks (currently serving as my headache diary, as I thought is rather apt).
Hold on, cowboys! Only 28 more posts like these. Aren’t you excited?
Five months. That’s all I have to plan my next mother of a pity party. You see, yesterday I was watching reruns (are there any other kind of show on DSTV?) of Cake Boss, when I realised it’s downhill to my next birthday. And I pondered getting some people together, feeding them cake (as much as I’d like to keep all the cake in the world for myself) in a pleasant setting, along with some fabulous drinky-goodies. Well, I pondered for all of 10 minutes before realising that I don’t have money for a venue, cake and drinky-goodies for people outside my family (and even the family will only get the tiniest slices of cake and will have to make their own coffee). And any money I manage to save in the meantime I’d rather spend on making myself happy than feeding other people. Yes, I guess I’m a little strange that way. Maybe one day when I’m not obsessing about having enough food for my family, about paying my debt and about money in general, I’ll happily entertain the masses. In fact, I’m so hopeful about that, I’ve added it to my bucket list. Some of you (yes, I’m assuming I have a large and wide-read audience), may have seen my list before, but I’ve modified it to having those things I reasonably expect to achieve within the next year or two (so if anyone feels like helping me cross any off the list in five months, you know how to get hold of me). Also, that was not a hint for the friendly neighbourhood stalker. I’m trying to see how many and how generous readers of this blog are (trying to be optimistic here).
Hot air balloon ride
A spa day with all the trimmings (maybe even an overnight stay)
Learn to sketch
Learn to make something new with origami
Sew a dress
Throw a big party
Host book club meeting
Take a proper holiday, like at a resort or something like that.
Complete La Mer range
Christian Louboutin heels (Or at least sexy heels from Aldo)
64GB iPod touch/16GB iPod Nano
Diamond earings (nothing big and blingy; plain little studs would do)
Kindle 4 + skin + lighted leather cover (apple green)
High tea at The Saxon (I love the Westcliff, but think it’s time to try something new. Although, as long as there’s cake I’ll go anywhere!)
A new bed – one I can choose for aesthetics and comfort
A reading chair for my room (because my bed can’t handle my sleeping in AND living on it)
Now to start saving in order to make these happen. I’ve requested a quote for the tattoo – I think it’s important for the stage in my life I’m going through; maybe that will be the first thing I cross off the list.