Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Bad Blogger Hardspear

I, J. Hardspear de la Azotea has been a lazy blogger. So what has happened in nearly 2 months? • I finished a very taxing project at a parastatal. If the way that institution is run is in any way a sample of how other Government institutions in this country are run – I want to emigrate! • Currently I am involved in shorter Change Management projects. • I stressed a bit because of nothing long term being lined up • That changed yesterday • I am busy studying a new computer programme – smoke is turning out my ears • I bought both Julia Child’s volumes of ‘Mastering the art of French Cooking’. I turned out to be some of the best cookery books I have ever seen. I thought I knew how to roast a chicken till I tried Julia Child’s method – wow! • I still get very sad about my Mom, but not depressed any more. • Now my Dad has an aneurism which has to be operated on. Luckily it is in a section of the aorta close to the stomach. Still a big operation, but fortunately not in the brain or heart. • I am SICK TO MY STOMACH about what has been reported in the news relating to children as of late. First the reports of the little girl severely assaulted during a house robbery in Randburg. Then reports that the attack left the girl blind. Then reports of babies dying in childrens’ wards in state hospitals. In one account SIX babies died in one hospital in one day! Then reports of babies being rented out to beggars in order to garner sympathy from motorists in JHB. Reports that these babies get drugged to make them look poorly and accounts of them not getting fed or changed, leaving them listless and dehydrated leaves me angry, frustrated and nauseous. Is this fucking India or what? In the case of the assaulted toddler, the domestic (who knew the attackers and opened the door to them) had the GALL to go to the CCMA after she was fired? Again, I am physically revolted. • I am still in love with my Amazon Kindle. Apart from e-books being cheaper, there are loads of free books to be downloaded as well. • We were not sleeping so well in recent weeks on account of little Image kicking herself open during the night. She then starts crying ‘cause she’s cold. We get up, struggle to get her to go to sleep again and then ourselves struggle to sleep again. Then I found the solution on the net. Moo Moo Kids. They make sleeping bags and babygrows for babies & toddlers up to 5 years old. The sleeping bags have loops which go over the shoulders, so they can’t crawl out of it and they can’t kick the blankies off. I ordered, the package arrived yesterday and Image slept snugly through the night. What a pleasure. I am going to try to find a balance between posing obsessively and not posting at all....

4 comments:

Spear The Almighty said...

Glad to have you back.

angel41222 said...

Nice to see you in my reader again dude!!
Damien had a couple of those sleeping bag thingies- they work like a bomb!

I had a look at that recipe book... it looked a little big and daunting to me :>

Momcat said...

Glad to have you back. It is difficult to find the time and inspiration to blog when you are running ragged.

Tamara said...

Thanks for the update. Good to know what's going on in your world. I want one of those sleeping bags with straps - it would solve the eternal fighting over the blanket issues ;-)