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So It’s Been Decided

Towards the end of the year we plan to put our house up for sale. As to whether it’s because of this, I refuse to comment.

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I’ll Take It Where I Can Get It, Thanks

So last night. On the way home. At the Chinese restaurant at the shopping centre near my house, I opened a R3.80* fortune cookie and it told me: “your heart’s yearnings will come true.” Reassurance. A small sliver of hope. … Continue reading

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This Is Not A Love Story, It’s A Story About Love

There’s him: Controlling, questioning, obsessive, thoughtless. Single-minded, fiery-tempered, opens-his-mouth-before-he-thinks. There’s him with his constant questions, and his constant reproachfulness. About proper behaviour and the difference between right and wrong. There’s him with his absolutes: black and white, no grey. There’s … Continue reading

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Pride, Fear And Regret

Some lessons I’ve learned from being in a relationship. 1. Pride. Is what’s hurt when you feel unappreciated. Pride is what bothers you when you realised you just caused yet another argument for no good reason, without even fucking thinking … Continue reading

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Someone Up There Has A Sick Sense of Humour….

….putting the two of us together.* We couldn’t be more dissimilar if we tried: I’m laidback, easy-going, a wee bit lazy, scatter-brained and self-centred. He’s none of these things. He looks after me: makes sure I have petrol in my … Continue reading

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It’s Not A Weekend Unless..

..someone gets arrested. Seriously. What a busy, busy weekend. On Friday night I hung out with my Kid while The Boyfriend went to gym. Made pizza, watched the Garfield Show and the Flintstones, put my feverish Kid to bed, and … Continue reading

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Shit Happens

That’s what I told my Boyfriend this morning, after he scraped my brand-new bumper. The bumper that I’d scraped reversing out of the parking lot at work, last week. The “small scratch” (my words to The Boyfriend when I arrived … Continue reading

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Excuse Me While I Panic,

So my Boyfriend casually drops into conversation that he thinks it’s time for another baby. Time to give The Kid a brother or a sister. I had a total goldfish moment. Eyes slightly buldging, mouth opening and closing and a … Continue reading

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Clearing the Headspace v3

Since we last spoke: It took me eleven hours (over Friday and Monday) to re-write three insurance policies. This time round sucked even worse than previous rounds, because I knew what to expect. It’s like wading through jelly or trying … Continue reading

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If It’s *Not* Not Complicated, Then What Is It?

My Facebook relationship status reads “it’s complicated”. My dad asked me the other day why that was. I didn’t really know how to answer it, except to say, well, the answer to that is complicated too. Why so? Well. There’s … Continue reading

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