Monday, August 17, 2009

Changes ...

Can you smell it? Can you feel it?
Ok maybe not entirely, but you know that Spring is just around the corner. Alright, to be perfectly honest all I can really feel is how dry and frizzy my hair is, how those static shocks hurt and how dry my skin is that I look half woman-half reptile.

I have noticed how some trees are starting to blossom and how the weather is shyly warming up. I had 2 braai's this weekend and I didn't have to pull on a jersey once.

There are two things that I always freak out about though.

a) I am so lily white that I may blind anyone who isn't wearing sunglasses.

b) those layers of clothes come off to expose the layer of "blubber" I fondly called my layer of warmth.

There would actually normally be 3 things ... the third would have been that I would need an industrial strength razor to deforest my legs because *again* I fondly called them my "layer of warmth home grown stockings."

My legs have been silky smooth all.winter.long. Thanks to my relationship with European Boy. 'Nuff said.

OK no wait. They haven't been silky smooth all.winter.long. They have been silky smooth all for a few hours after I've shaved them (I'm not a fan of waxing. My legs, that is. Go figure) until I got cold, got goosebumps and then instantly had chicken flesh legs. God it pisses me off.


I have a LOT of changes coming up. All happening ON Spring Day.

I am moving into my fabulous, tiny bachelorette pad that has a little garden. I love gardens and while this may be tiny, I can't wait to sit on the patio in the sunshine and watch the birds.
Good grief. I sound like I'm 80. LOL

I can't wait to decorate and just have MY OWN space. I adore my family and I'm so grateful that I was able to move back 8 months ago after the breakup, but I really do need my independance and after running my own household for 4 years (my way) it has been difficult going back to living under "mom and dad's house rules."

An element of my job is also changing on the 01 September which is bitter sweet. It is exciting and sad at the same time. It's going to be quite an adjustment.

These are a few things that I'm looking forward to about summer:

Ice tea's and cocktail sundowners with my girlfriends.
Picnics.
Watermelon.
Salads and fruit salads.
Ice cream.
Pool Parties.
Summer dresses and slops.
Bronzed skin.
Cabriolets.
Sunsets.
Leaving my hair to dry naturally because this time the haridryer will be too hot, instead of welcoming! LOL.
A green city again. I'm over the drab brown.
The smell of suntan lotion.

I can't wait.

10 comments:

po said...

It sounds fantastic! I hope the job change is great!

Being Brazen said...

oooh, lots of changes.

How exciting about your own apartemnt with a garden. Id love to have a garden.

SO what is your new job going to be?

Ruby said...

yay for the new place!!!!

JHBPRINCESS said...

Right so, can all these new changes include regular blogging please!?!?

PS - congrats on the new place!!

Ruby said...

YAY you're BACK! Have missed your posts!
My flat is also insanely small but its my little place and I love it!

I am sooo with you on the legs and chicken flesh!! Hate it!! Hairs grow faster when its cold!!


xx

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Hey Po, Long time, I know. I'm terrible! LOL

Hope you're well x

The Blonde Blogshell said...

BB, it's not really a NEW job -I still keep the same one, but elements change. Cryptic I know. Sorry! LOL

So nice to hear from you x

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Ya indeed Ruby. :-) Hooray!

The Blonde Blogshell said...

I can't promise JHBPrincess, but I promise to try! Life has gotten a helluva lot busier so it makes it harder.
Must admit...I miss blogging.

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Ruby how small is insanely small? My place is a studio apartment but I can;t begin to explain how quaint and cosy it is :-)