The Sunday Post #3

Sunday, July 5, 2020



Greetings Humans! Trust you are all well on this lovely Sunday afternoon. Or rather, it is lovely where my mommy is and rather cold and dreadful where I am. Please don't let the cutesy photo of me travelling with them, fool you for one second. That is an old photo when I was still invited on car journeys...They abandoned me... They left me and all the other siblings all alone and went on a road trip where they preferred to spend time with our ancestors and the other beings who are wild at heart. 
Greetings fellow bloggers! I think this is where "Mommy" needs to take over a bit. Please do not phone the SPCA or any other anti animal cruelty organization. Elza and her siblings have not been abandoned. They are perfectly fine and taken care of by their very own live-in caretaker/nanny/friend. My husband had some work engagements and seeing that flights are still grounded in South Africa, we had to drive halfway across the country. Hence the reason for being absent on the blogosphere. Internet is very bad where we are and data ridiculously expensive. We did manage to get to the Kruger Park yesterday and that was a lovely outing at least. (I do believe these are the animals she believes are wild at heart.) But I'll give the "pen" back to Elza now. 

Anyway - I still feel rather abandoned and I a convinced that I will be bestowed with lovely prezzies and delicious food when Mommy and Daddy return. What exactly they've been up to, I am not all that sure. But this is what Mommy has been up to the past two weeks:

Adding to the litter  

We still don't have Book Club and Mommy's backlog is rather a large log. You can make one heck of a bonfire with that one. So no new books acquired. I haven't registered for Netgalley yet and think I will still give it a couple of months or so.

On the couch

I know that part of the road trip was so that Mommy can take a bit of a break as well. Online teaching is apparently a nightmare. I don't really notice it, I love having Mommy at home all the time and lying on her lap, on the keyboard, wagging my tail in front of the camera... I really don't know what's so difficult. But I was informed that she still didn't really take a break at all and her reading schedule is thus also a bit of a disaster. She does have the following on the nightstand, in her handbag and on audible where ever she goes: 

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke (audible - they listen to this while driving around. Even Daddy listens! I so wish I could also listen to this magical story)
Corali deur Chanette Paul  (This is an Afrikaans book. Absolutely stunning. The third one in a trilogy about 3 women who move to this little coastal town called Vywerbaai. Everything revolves around the legend of a mermaid, but not really like little Ariel (another princess like me) and it's just wonderful how they can all relate to what happened to her. I promise to tell you more about these books at a later stage)

Not much television over the past 2 weeks. But the one movie that lingers: 


Scratching the blog pole 

The internet is soooooo sloooooowwww where we are. I hardly get through my workday, never mind getting a chance to do a blog post. I've only managed 4 over the past 2 weeks. 

1.Top Ten Tuesday (10 books set in South Africa)  
2.Wednesday Wisdom (I want to try this as a weekly feature, let's see how it goes this week! I've shared some lovely quotes from The Shadow of the Wind)
3. Book Review on King Solomon's Mines (redo, will try to import a couple from the previous blog this week as well.
4. The battle of Midway (midyear reading challenge update)

I do want to give a shout out to Greg over at Book Haven for his lovely post on why cats and dragons are way more alike than you can ever imagine. I've been trying to blow fire and telling my Mommy that I am basically a dragon for such a long time. Thanks for clearing that up Greg! Please click on the image of me blowing fire to take you to that wonderful revelation. 

You are welcome to click on the images below, they will take you to the original post.

 

 


Let it go

I miss my Mommy terribly and I know that she misses me too. But I am grateful and ever so thankful that I know they are still healthy and safe. The Covid 19 numbers in South Africa, have sky rocketed over the past week and we should all just learn to let the little things that make big holes in our relationship nets, go. Have patience with each other, count every hour and remember every day is present. Open it and use it wisely.

Hope you will all have a wonderful week and remember to link up with Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer  and with Deb over at The Sunday Salon  to also share your past week. 

Lots of love,

Elza 



20 comments

  1. I'm glad you were able to travel a bit right now, even if it has resulted in terrible Internet. I miss traveling. Had life been normal, we would have traveled to Chicago and visited our son and his wife there. We miss seeing them so much.

    It sounds like you are enjoying some good books, too. Traveling and good books...that's two wonderful things for you.

    Stay safe and well.

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    1. Hi there Deb, my sister about 700km from where we are now and there is a part of me that just want to take the detour, but then it's over 2000km back home... That's the difficult thing at this stage. We struggle to travel to family and loved ones.

      Luckily we do have good books and good company. That helps a lot.

      Thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments, we appreciate it soooo much!

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  2. Seriously? You found a book titled Shelter in Place. Amazing. Is it about COVID or something else? Have a wonderful week.

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    1. Hi Anne! No! If you are looking for a book similar to current affairs, try The Stand, Station 11 or Fever. Will give you chills!

      Shelter in place about a mass shooting and the aftermath. Also very sad events...

      Thanks for stopping by, hope you will have a wonderful day!

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  3. Ugh, no traveling here, too many states are a hot mess. You listened to some nice audiobooks. Hope your week is a good one!

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    1. Thanks Kimberly! Your audio shelf is an inspiration to many of us. So I do try and it's good that I've got my husband interested now as well. That might increase the amount of audio books!

      Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by!

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  4. The park sounds nice! And thanks for the wise words as well. It is easy to get frustrated with people these days, with everything happening, and you're right- we need to be patient and loving with others.

    "You can make one heck of a bonfire with that one. " lol that made me grin. :)

    Oh, and this made my day. "I've been trying to blow fire ". Thanks for the shout out!!!

    Take care and safe travels this week!

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    1. Hi Greg! I appreciate it so much that you read so thoroughly. It makes all the witty writing worth the while.

      I loved your post on the dragons, it was sooo clever.

      I appreciate you stopping by, will chat again during the week.

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  5. The kitten is adorable and I'm glad you managed to get away for a bit. Coping with glitchy internet is no fun, especially when working from home, but you are right... whatever else happens, we need to hang onto the things that matter. Take care and enjoy your books this week:)

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    1. Hi Sarah! She really is adorably cute. Amazing how much you can miss such a small little thing.

      Internet seems a bit better today. Let's hope it lasts!

      Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Kruger looks amazing, what a magical place.

    Hope the internet quickens up a bit, it is lagging here today but I think its a Monday thing!

    Have a good week!

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    1. Thanks Heather! I think it might be slightly better, or I am slightly more used to it already....

      You must have a good week as well and thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Your kitty, excuse me dragon, reminds me of one I had as a child, Misty was a white Siamese with blue eyes and a haughty attitude.
    Stay well on your road trip!

    Wishing you a great reading week

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    1. Aaah, I'm so glad if Elza can bring back some happy memories for you. My mom used to have a white siamese with bluest eyes. We've always been surrounded by cats. This little one is a real treat.

      Thanks for the well wishing and I appreciate you visiting my blog!

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  8. Your kitty is adorable! And the cutest post seriously.

    I think it would be so amazing to see elephants in their natural environment - they are such perfect creatures in my opinion. :)

    My reading has been all wonky too. It is hard to concentrate sometimes. And you are so right, let us all exercise more patience with each other and treat everyday as the gift that it is. :)

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    1. Aaaaah, thanks so much for the compliment! I used to blog a couple of years ago, but then life got in the way (as it always does) and I've stopped. This little white fur ball is my reading companion and I just got the idea to start blogging again, but with her "voice". So far so good. It won't work for all posts, but I still have a voice somewhere deep inside as well.

      Elephants are my spirit animal. Or maybe I have been an elephant in a previous life.... Have you ever read Jodi Picoult's Leaving Time? It's amazing!!

      I'm glad my message touched a nerve, it's always good to just stop for a moment or two and just appreciate the here and now.

      Thanks for visiting us, we appreciate it so much!

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  9. Poor kitty being abandoned by her humans. My cats know all too well how that feels. At least it is temporary. I hope your mom and dad have a safe trip. It sounds like your mommy really needed a break.

    Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell was such a good book. My husband and I don't have too many books in common, but that is one we both really enjoyed. I hope you and your mom continue to enjoy your reading!

    Have a great week and stay safe and well.

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    1. Poor kitty yes, but I do believe it's poorer Mommy. Can you believe one can miss such a little fur ball so much.

      Me and my husband listened to Good Omens together as well and he loved that too. He's not a reader at all, so if I can get him to listen to audio books with me, I feel as if my work is done.

      Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

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  10. I hope you enjoy your road trip and that kitty gets all her prezzies and treats she expects when home. :)

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    1. Thanks for the reminder... I still need to go get some prezzies!

      Hope you will have a great week!

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