….since I’ve been on here, or anywhere in Blogsville for that matter, and I don’t have any excuses.
So what’s been happening while I’ve been away? The girls finally broke up from school last week, so it’s happy days ahead. Egirl ended up doing very well at her piano lessons, she actually composed and played a piece all by herself and her piano teacher took the time to tell me how impressed she was with her efforts. So I’m guessing the little talk I had with her back then worked. Both Egirl and Etoddler did very well at school and nursery respectively, and I am thankful to God for that.
I’ve been baking..sticky chocolate drop cakes, carrot cake and fudgy coconut brownies all within the last week, and I’m baking again on Monday. I’ve put on 3 kilos since I last weighed myself, but since a few people had commented I’d gone skinny, I don’t think that’s such a bad thing…as long as I don’t keep sampling my baking.
Facebook. I mention it from time to time in my posts, but this time I’m seriuosly unimpressed. There are some pornographic videos making the rounds, and they pop up at random on various friends’ news feeds, usually followed by a disavowal from the said friend later. First it was the image of a va-jay-jay with titles like ‘see the video that made the photographer commit suicide a few days later’ then it progressed to videos with picture of people engaged in full blown intercourse with titles like’ see what the father saw when he walked in on his daughter’. I for one would never click to watch such videos, but I’m guessing those that did click then got spammed, and all their friends got the videos in their news feeds or so. What on earth is Mark Zuckerberg doing? He doesn’t have the software to yank off pornographic images from FB? Which is why I’m giving Google+ a go in the hope that they will keep their content clean. I immediately delete all such posts once I see them, but I shudder to think of one of my children happening to catch even a glimpse of such nastiness on my laptop.
A friend of mine has started writing fiction pieces, and is putting them out there for others to read. Some of the criticism she has received has been vitriolic, and her responses have been quite measured and mature. I admire her, for not just talking about writing, but for doing it too, and I admire her restraint whilst responding.
And I’m off now, to bath my girls and put them to bed. I happened to notice the date earlier and realised that it had been a whole month since I’d posted anything. I could blame it on just discovering the brilliant series called White Collar and watching back to back episodes from the first season onwards but I won’t.
Thanks for stopping by :).