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Waarvan die hart vol is, loop die mond van oor

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Aanneem kinders

Ek lees so hier en daar blogs en vandag kom ek op Pienk Pantoffels af.

Sy vertel hoe sy uitgevind het wie haar biologiese moeder was, maar te laat….

Nou sit dit my weer aand die dink met kleinding.  Sy moeder het my net voor Kersfees gekontak en gevra of sy hom kan sien.  Ek wou eers nie, maar seun het so maand voor sy my gebel het, ‘n beroerte gehad en dit het my laat besef die lewe is bitter kort vir grudges en ek het toe maar ingegee dat sy hom weer kon sien.

Ek het baie streng voorwaardes gestel dat sy glad nie emosioneel mag raak as sy hom sien en my baby voor en my baby agter nie, en dat sy nie mag sê dat sy sy ma is nie.  Daar is geen manier wat ek hom sal ontwrig nie, want hy vra klaar of ek sy mamma is, want hy sien mos by die skool mammas kom haal sy maaitjies maar sy ouma kom haal hom.

Anyway, sy het gedoen soos ek gevra het, en ons het ‘n rustige uur saam deurgebring by Steers ( 🙂 meneertjie is altyd honger).  Hy het die heeltyd gevra wat is haar naam, en dan het ek sommer vinnig gesê, Tannie.  Sy het vir hom ‘n kersgesenkie gebring asook een van sy ander ouma af wat so by the way hom nie eers gebel het op Kersdag of op sy verjaarsdag nie.

Sy het gevra of sy hom weer kan sien of bel, en ek het ingestem maar met presies dieselfde voorwaardes.

Ai, dit is darem jammer dat sy haar kanse so weggooi.. Hoekom moet ek haar weer ‘n kans gee nadat sy skielik weer stil geword het.  Vandag kry ek skielik ‘n sms uit die bloute om te hoor of ek alweer van seun gehoor het.  Daar is geen manier dat ek weer vir haar sal sê wat van hom geword het nie.  Die laaste keer het sy hom kom soek en gevind en terug op sy ou pad gesit.  Hy is op ‘n baie veilige plek op die oomblik, en hoe langer ek hom daar kan hou hoe beter vir hom.

Hoekom skryf ek skielik weer…. Omdat Pienkpantoffels my laat dink het oor wat ek eendag vir Zeethan gaan moet sê.  Hoe, waar, wanneer.  Dit pla my dat ek nie al die antwoorde het op hierdie vraag nie.


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Ek gaan verseker sorg dat my yskas van nou af vol komkommertjies is 🙂

Cucumbers are underrated. Despite chucking it into a salad to benefit from their nutritional benefits, no one really pays them much attention. But the other day I discovered something amazing….

Let me just start by saying that what I did was stupid …

You see, I gave into my garlic craving at lunch yesterday. It shouldn’t have been a problem, after all, I didn’t have any afternoon meetings and I always carry a box of gum with me wherever I go (except, as luck would have it, I’d chewed my last one on the way to the office that morning).

When I got back from lunch my boss pounced on me. She was about to have a meeting with one of our most important clients and she wanted my input in the meeting.

What a disaster!

Here I was with garlic breath and our company’s most important clients walking through the door.

I panicked! Frantically searching for gum… A mint… Anything that could get rid of the smell – and FAST.

That’s when my colleague, and managing editor of the revolutionary daily eletter, Health Bytes, Taryn told me something that saved my day!

She told me to press a slice of cucumber to the roof of my mouth with my tongue for 30 seconds. Doing so, she said, would eliminate the odour in a matter of seconds.

And you know what, it really worked. You see, the phytochemicals found in cucumber are incredible, they literally eliminate bad breath there and then.

Thanks goodness for cucumbers (and for Taryn)!

But bad breath isn’t the only things they’re good for, read on to discover ten more incredible uses for this  little green gem…

Unbelievable D.I.Y uses for cucumber…

#1: Overindulged at dinner and need to be in top form for a meeting in the morning?
Eat three slices of cucumber before going to bed and you’ll wake up refreshed and headache free. Cucumbers contain enough sugar, vitamin B and electrolytes to replenish the essential nutrients your body has lost during binge drinking. By re-establishing equilibrium in your body, it’ll help you avoid that awful hangover and headache!

#2: Have an important meeting or job interview and forgotten to polish your shoes?
Rub a freshly cut cucumber over your shoes. The chemicals in this veggie will provide them with a quick, durable shine that not only looks great, but will repel water too.

#3: Need to fix a squeaky door but run out of WD-40…
Take a cucumber slice and rub it along the problematic hinge. Voila! The squeak will disappear.

#4: Need to re-charge your batteries?
Need a boost to get you through the afternoon? Don’t reach for a can of Coke or a Red Bull, pick up a cucumber instead. Because cucumbers are such a good source of vitamin B and carbohydrates, they can provide a pick-me-up that lasts hours.

#5: Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower?
Rub a cucumber slice along the mirror. Doing so will not only eliminate the fog, it’ll provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance to your bathroom too.

#6: Keep your garden “pest-free” all summer
Get rid of pesky grubs and slugs by placing a few slices of cucumber in a small aluminium pie tin. How does it work? Well, the chemicals in a cucumber react with the aluminium to give off a scent which, while undetectable to humans, will drive garden pests crazy. They’ll hightail out of your garden in next to no time.

#7: Stop binge eating with the help of this “super” veggie
For centuries, cucumbers have been used by European trappers, traders and explorers as a quick meal to thwart off starvation. So before you raid the fridge in search of that heavy midnight snack, grab a few slices of this vegetable instead.

#8: Stressed out about that presentation at work tomorrow?
Cut up a cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water. The chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber will react with the boiling water and be released into the air around you. This will create a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been proven to reduce stress in new mothers and students preparing for their exams. You’ll sleep easier and wake up refreshed for that all-important meeting.

#9: Introducing a “green” way to clean your taps, sinks or stainless steel
Rub a slice of cucumber on the surface you want to clean. Doing so will remove years of tarnish and bring back the shine. Even better, it won’t leave streaks or harm your hands while you clean.

#11: Using a pen and made a mistake?
Forget Tipex, use the skin of a whole cucumber to erase the error. This also works well on crayons and Koki pens if your “budding Picassos” try to decorate their bedroom walls.

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My engelkind

My engelkind word nou te vinnig groot! Die 28ste Januarie het hy al 4 geword. Hy rek by die dag en kom met die slimste goed uit.

As hy iets soek is dit “Blommie ……”

Ek mis my blog maar is net nog nie reg om weer te begin blog nie.


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The Mayonnaise Jar

The Mayonnaise Jar  

When things in your life seem, almost too much to handle, when 24 Hours in a day is not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.

He then asked the students, if the jar was full.  They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar.   He shook the jar lightly.  The pebbles rolled into the open Areas between the golf balls.

He then asked the students again if the jar was full.   They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.  Of course, the sand filled up everything else.  He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous ‘yes.’

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand.   The students laughed.

‘Now,’ said the professor, as the laughter subsided, ‘I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.  The golf balls are the important things – family, children, health, friends, and favourite passions – Things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.  The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, house, and car.  The sand is everything else –The small stuff.’

‘If you put the sand into the jar first,’    He continued, there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.  The same goes for life.

‘If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to   you.’


‘Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.

Play With your children.  Take time to get medical checkups.  Take your partner out to dinner.  There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.

‘Take care of   the golf balls first —

The things that really matter.  Set your priorities.  The rest is just sand.’

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.

The professor smiled.

‘I’m glad you asked’.

‘It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple   of cups of coffee with a friend.’ 

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God… always answers prayers

“A drug addict finds release!”   Ek leef vir die dag wanneer M se miracle gaan gebeur, mag dit gou wees………..