Posted in Ordinarylife

I want to be a whale!!!!

without the getting harpponed bit.

I got this on email earlier today and thought it brilliant!

“Recently, in a large city in France, a poster featuring a young, thin
and tan woman appeared in the window of a gym. It said, “This summer,
do you want to be a mermaid or a whale?”

A middle-aged woman, whose physical characteristics did not match
those of the woman on the poster, responded publicly to the question
posed by the gym.

To Whom It May Concern,

Whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, sea lions, curious
humans.) They have an active sex life, get pregnant and have adorable
baby whales. They have a wonderful time with dolphins stuffing
themselves with shrimp. They play and swim in the seas, seeing
wonderful places like Patagonia , the Bering Sea and the coral reefs
of Polynesia . Whales are wonderful singers and have even recorded
CDs. They are incredible creatures and virtually have no predators
other than humans. They are loved, protected and admired by almost
everyone in the world.

Mermaids don’t exist. If they did exist, they would be lining up
outside the offices of Argentinean psychoanalysts due to identity
crisis. Fish or human?

They don’t have a sex life because they kill men who get close to
them, not to mention how could they have sex? Just look at them …
where is IT?

Therefore, they don’t have kids either. Not to mention, who wants to
get close to a girl who smells like a fish store?

The choice is perfectly clear to me: I want to be a whale.

P..S. We are in an age when media puts into our heads the idea that
only skinny people are beautiful, but I prefer to enjoy an ice cream
with my kids, a good dinner with a man who makes me shiver, and a
piece of chocolate with my friends. With time, we gain weight because
we accumulate so much information and wisdom in our heads that when
there is no more room, it distributes out to the rest of our bodies.
So we aren’t heavy, we are enormously cultured, educated and happy.
Beginning today, when I look at my butt in the mirror I will think,
¨Good grief, look how smart I am!¨”

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I miss…..

There are a few things that I miss since I have had a baby.  And they are not the things I expected… I do not miss nights out or parties, I did not do that much anyway.  I am missing the hectic training I was doing but not as much as I thought.  I also miss going out to restaurants and just sitting down for a good meal, but I know that will come shortly.

So what am I missing?  Well, oddly enough I miss working in my garden!  I miss pottering around, planting seedlings, and just doing stuff!  I also miss cooking – just for fun.  Not puréed baby food.  Normally I would get home from work and cook dinner – not all the time as Mr OL and I would take turns.  But I enjoyed it.  Now Mr OL does all the cooking while I bath and put Baby OL to bed. 

So when exactly did I get this old? 

Truthfully though I think it is more the creative aspect that I miss.  I like designing my garden, I like concocting new dishes.  The only creative outlet I have at the moment is sewing Whachumacallits, and although each one is unique and hand drawn I miss variety.  I am very excited about the market on the 29th but will be quite pleased when it over.  Then I might have more time to do other stuff.

I suppose that Mr OL might be right, he says that I do too much.  But I guess I like it that way.  I like to be doing stuff – and different stuff. 

Here is list of things that I want to do but just don’t have the time at the moment.

  • Sew Baby OL some summer dresses – I am in front of my sewing machine  a lot at the moment but it is all for the market.
  • Plant some veggies and herbs – and have the time to look after them.
  • Learn to bake.  We have recently bought a Kenwood Major, but I have not even used.  I can’t wait to give it a test run and make something.
  • Make Mr OL a nice romantic meal and sit and eat it at the dining room table, possibly with a bottle of wine (actually maybe scrap the wine – last time I had any 17 months ago Baby OL was the outcome)
  • Spend an evening just sitting, relaxing!
  • Finish one of the four unfinished books next to my bed.  Normally I finish a book within a couple of nights but at the moment it taking me forever.  I will read a couple of pages each night before I go to sleep, but at the moment it is never more than a couple of pages. The one I am currently reading is “The Great Run” by Braam Malherbe.  It is about his run along the entire distance of the Great Wall of China.  So far so good, but I have only read about his first day…
  • Read up on and practice using my camera properly.  I am sure it has functions that I just don’t know how to use.

So if you had more time what would you like to do