Seen arounds – and a small ramble25 January , 2014
Funny sign: Oriental Scrapyard VW Staters, Altonators, Gearboxes, Engenes, Bumpers, Fender. (which I’m assuming should have read: Starters, Alternators, Gearboxes, Engines, Bumpers and Fenders?)
Flowers at Secret Place’s year end function.
Funny/Rude my family sticker. Mwahaha! Guess they’re still trying for those other stickers? 😉
O+ coming up!
More vanity plates.
The wall that didn’t make it through that big storm, at my parents’ place. It’s a big mess! And of course all the contractors are closed until mid January – so my dad covered it up with a bit of canvas to keep the dogs in (unsuccesfully). We now have time share on Diablo, because he likes to wander over there for a visit with the neighbours.
Now for the small ramble
It appears that we have now reached a new developmental stage in the pink terrorist’s upbringing. I like to refer to this phase as the Extremely Embarrassed Parent phase, or EEP if you want.
Yesterday, when I stop at her school to pick her up she met me at the gate. One of her little friends, and this friend’s mother were just heading out so I held the gate open for them. Nicola, out of nowhere, pipes up as they’re passing by, “D se mamma is baie vet!” (D’s mom is very fat). Oh my gosh, I thought the earth was going to swallow me whole! I don’t know where the hell she’s picking this kind of thing up either, because we NEVER talk about people like that. So, thank you to whomever sends their children to school with this kind of thing – I can already tell it’s going to take a fair bit of effort to get rid of it again.
I gave her stern talking to about manners, and expleined how very sad that was going to make D’s mom after hearing that. I even mentioned that even if you say something like that and it’s true, it’s just not polite to do so. If you’re going to make a comment about someone, rather let it be about something nice about them…like she could have said D’s mom is always so friendly – because she is.
She promised me high and low she would never say something like that again, and she was very sorry that she hurt that lady’s feelings. I thought we had put the whole thing to bed, until we walked into my parents’ house and the first thing she tells my mom as we walk in is, “D se mamma is baie vet!”. After that she just got a smack on the bum – talking obviously wasn’t doing the trick.
In other (more positive) exciting news: I believe we have found a new nest! It’s a rental again, and only from later on in the year – which suits me fine because then I have plenty of time to pack up and get ready. It’s probably got about double the space that we currently have, and definitely more than tripple the cupboard space. Plus our very own little piece of garden. I am so excited about this, you just have no idea! Dedicated under-cover parking where no one will park in the drive way and block my way in or out and all of my major appliances can actually fit inside the house (at the moment our washing machine is outside and just drains to wherever gravity lets it).
The deposit’s been paid already and I’m dropping off the contact later today. I imagine by tomorrow I’ll know if it’s a sure thing (there were a few spelling mistakes in the contract and I couldn’t resist fixing them, so hopefully the new landlord won’t take that to personally).