Mid-week ramble14 March , 2013
Just when you thought that you were never going to get anything else but Ballito photos out of me again huh?
So, Google decided to rip the rug out under everyone this morning by announcing that they will be shutting down Reader from the 1st of July. Everyone and his dog that’s used to following RSS feeds are all looking for a new feed reader as we speak.
Saw a link for feedly on Twitter so I’m checking that one out myself – seems the most painless of all the ones I’ve looked at so far. I’ve downloaded the app and it’s pretty easy to get used to and navigate on my phone too. This is the solution I’m backing for now.
This week’s Nicola-isms:
- Nicola now takes bird seed to school with her for the pigeons. Apparently they belong to her, and they are SOOOO hungry. Luckily Oupa has a whole bag of pigeon food and he was willing to share some with us.
- Earlier this week she spotted a golden cloud (just about sunset time) and wanted to know who made it. I said God made it. Then she wanted to know who made the trees. I said God made them too. Nope…she said, he didn’t! So I ask her who made them then? She said Jesus did it. Mwahaha, okay Nicola…Jesus made the trees. But Mommy, why did Jesus make the trees? I said I don’t know but the trees and everything is a bit like his garden, and he sends the clouds to water his garden. We are living in his garden, almost like the ants live in ours. She’s accepted this for the time being, but she’s still questioning His motives behind the creation of the trees.
- On the topic of trees, we were chatting in the car about autumn and how the leaves are about to start changing colour again like last year. So Nicola’s favourite new past-time while we’re driving is to take guesses about what colours specific trees are going to change into. We get the expected browns, yellows, reds and so on…more there are also the more unconventional ones like pink, purple, blue, silver, gold, and black. You’d be surprised at how many of those trees are going to be turning pink and purple one of these days! Don’t say i didn’t warn you.
- Every morning we have a little ritual when I wake Nicola up. First she gets a kiss on her check and I talk softly too her, saying it’s time to get up. If that doesn’t take (it never does), she gets some more kisses and tickles and an enthusiastic rendition of our wake up and get up song. Usually this does the trick and she loves it – wakes her up with a smile most mornings. As soon as those eyes open up she quickly thinks of something she either wants to eat or drink, either tea or crème soda or some sort of snack. We keep it smallish because she’s going to be having breakfast at school in about an hour anyway…but I humour her anyway, because it’s just the easiest way to get her going in the mornings. So this morning she says, “Mamma, ek is SOOO honger!” “Waarvoor is jy honger muis? ‘n Appel?” “Nee” “Miskien ‘n koekie?” “Nee” she says smiling “Wat van ‘n stukkie kaas?” “Ja! Asseblief mamma…die muis soek kaas! “ She had such a giggle about that, and so did I. That’ll teach me to give her a nickname like mouse.