So, what have the gods in store for us for 2010? Does it really matter? Do we really want to / need to know? I don't think so, cause we can't do anything about it anyway.
FIFA world cup is coming to South Africa. Whoopeee - NOT! It will expose us for the criminal country we are. There is no measure for the number of tourists who will be mugged, robbed, raped, murdered..... and I'm not overstating it.
My boy, GMan is going to start at uni, we hope anyway, and LuckyL is going to grade 11. The Princess is up for an increase in salary! As for me, I'm still on PIP (Performance improvement plan), as satans daughter, who doubles as my manager, is fixated with trying to get me out of the company. I have met all of her expectations to date, but with the PIP measurements being subjective, I'm not holding my breath!
I'm expecting a good commission cheque end of February (It takes 2 - 3 months for this shithole "leading IT company" to process the stuff!!), so that will help to take some of the pressure off the bank balance. But it's short term, I really need to get into a place where I earn more, and take less strain doing it.
I'm still planning a road trip, and hope that I can afford it soon. Really need to get out, get away, from the stress of work. Not too sure I want to be away from the family, but I think they will understand. problem now is, do I go with my bike, or do I take the new one we got for GMan?
turning 50 has been a big eye opener for me. I have realised that I can't do all the things I used to. The body does not take the abuse too well, and I get serious lower back pain when I do stuff that 5 years ago was no problem. But, nothing that medication wont sort out (mask!).
I'm expecting the devil to move me off my current account set as well, as she does not like the idea of me working alongside PK. Not too sure why, but she would do it just cause she can. However, if she does, she better be up for negotiation, cause I can't let her set me up again. Fuck that for a joke.
Mom is doing great, but I think this coming year will be harder for her. Her best friend now, a nun!, Sister Margaret, who is as old as she is (give or take a year) has been told she must move to harare to take care of the convent up there. They have a couple of new nuns and they need guidence! Do me a favour, this lady has given more than 50 years to the cause, and deserves a break. There is no intelligence in this decision! Anyway, it means Mom is now kind of alone, even though she knows a lot of other people, but they not friends like Sister is. Also, she's getting a bit too old to drive, and she knows this. So, maybe it's the year we get her to move to a smaller place, where she may get some assistance with daily chores and getting around. Let's hope she decideds it's time to.
Queenie is still happy living in the flat on our property, and we still happy to have here there. No problems with this arrangement at all. She still drives well, goes to bingo at tha casino once a week, and apart from not having many frineds, seems content with stuff.
LuckyL has decided that when he gets back from his vacation, he and the Princess are going to get two new puppies. After we had Kaiser put down, and with Snoopy now 16+ years old, we probably need 2 new dogs. It's just going to be a pain training them not to go out the gate, to shit on the lawn only, and to not eat up the cars / plants, front door, motorbikes.... Eish, I'm not too sure I can do this again! And to top it all off, they (the rest of the family) have decided they want 2 x boerbulls! (LIU). Damn, they eat a ton, and shit small mountains!!!
Anyway, that's the summary for the current state of affairs. Hope the new year is more inspiring. Haven't done any poetry lately, but there have been no mitigating factors driving the juices in that direction.
In closing, i read in the papers that our esteemed president, Jacob, Showerhead, Zuma, is to marry his 5th wife! And now, I understand the 6th is online as well. She works for the same company I do, and has his child! 4FS!!!!