A series of anecdotes with or without any connection to the running of a restaurant.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Lost the map...

Funny when you think your life has been mapped out for you...

You stop hoarding all those unfulfilled dreams...
Even those greying textbooks you've kept from your school years...They no longer mean anything... Or the broken watch you've always meant to get repaired...
And all that is worth hoarding are the memories going round and round your head... Some make you smile and others make you cry...
You wish you'd had more time for your departed mother, promise to spend longer with your ageing father...

You think you've reached the point of no-return and start getting ready for the downhill slope...


Then, one day you wake up, the old record screeches to a halt... And you discover that you have much more life left in you than you truly imagined...

You find yourself giggling like a teenager about the stupidest things... Drinking more wine than you really should... Prancing around naked sharing fancy cheese at 3 am...
You even begin to enjoy food shopping! And you discover how tasty cold pizza can be!
You add bloody melon to a salad dressed in honey and mustard and still enjoy it...

Most of all you discover that love hasn't died after all...
You may wheeze a little but still find the strength to whisper words you thought you would never hear yourself say in front of a laydeee...

Mapped out? I've shredded the flipping map?




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24 Comments:

Blogger Mary said...

Keep on shredding baby!

21/7/06 5:56 PM  
Blogger Dons said...

Good job too! ;-) Life is far more exciting when it's unpredictable x

21/7/06 5:59 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

Ain't it a relief? :) And for more on hoarding, visit Justin's Ramble: http://beerathome.blogspot.com

21/7/06 6:38 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

You are a delight Cream! What a wonderful, happy and smile inducing post!!!

21/7/06 8:14 PM  
Blogger Brian the Mennonite said...

I appreciate the mental space you're in right now cream.
My wife's brother is dying of cancer as I write, and when you watch someone go through this with a loving wife and small children, thoughts tend to crystalize and the truth about life's quality becomes extremely punctuated.
I love what you have written here.

21/7/06 9:33 PM  
Blogger Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

See what a couple of weeks away from blogging can do? That melon salad sounds quite tasty actually ....

21/7/06 10:49 PM  
Blogger hobbes said...

Naked cheese fest - that does sound exciting.

22/7/06 3:03 AM  
Blogger Le Chat said...

Awwww, you made me cry!!! I am so so pleased for you.

Have lots more fun. I shall miss you and your you-tubes over the summer! Take care of yourself and those you love!

Kitty
xxx

22/7/06 9:46 AM  
Blogger lettuce said...

Way to go Cream! What a great post, I'm very happy for you.

There may be hope for us all.
Down with maps.

Wishing you a great summer of love.

22/7/06 10:03 AM  
Blogger cream said...

Mary, the shredder is smooooking!!!

Yes, Dons... Very unpredictably exciting!

Andrea, definitely a relief!

Val, thanks! I am love making you smile!

Brian, we often seem to forget that life is meant to be lived. Thanks!

Daphnée, I needed the break... I think I will add the melon salad to my food blog one day...

Hobbes, give it a try! I am sure you'll love it!

Kitty, you really know where I come from if I've made you cry!
You too have yourself a great summer with Ruth and the family!XXX

Letty, though it is hard to stray from the beaten tracks we all need to remember that life gets shorter by the day...

22/7/06 10:52 AM  
Blogger Guyana-Gyal said...

Hey Cream, sounds like you had a lot of questions going around your head. Shred the old map, draw a new one, I say. And call Papa at least once a week, you'll feel better.

Oh, I'm so glad you're back, I missed you.

22/7/06 12:17 PM  
Blogger Hayden said...

getting rid of maps is a great way to explore life! Tough to see life as an adventure when you know every turn and wrinkle on the page.

I crave change frequently - some big, some small, but it sure keeps the juices flowing!

22/7/06 3:01 PM  
Blogger Shyha said...

Thank you!

22/7/06 6:08 PM  
Blogger lettuce said...

Cream and ??? sitting in a tree
K I S S I N G

heeheehee

23/7/06 9:32 AM  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

XXX

23/7/06 10:43 AM  
Blogger cream said...

Gigi, yes, millions of questions going around my head. Shall do just that...Thanks.

Hayden, a virgin map is like a jungle at night...I just hope the full moon shines on me until I find the Amazon...

Shyha, thanks? Welcome, mate!

Letty, sorry, you've lost me here? What tree?

Cherrybabe, XXXX

23/7/06 1:40 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

I'm in the process of throwing out years of hoarded things....' feels good!....but naked cheese fests....I dunno :0)

23/7/06 4:16 PM  
Blogger DCveR said...

Map? What map? ;)
Destiny is on the choices you make, not writen in stone!!!

23/7/06 11:11 PM  
Blogger Chill Daddy said...

Sorry if I'm a little slow, but are you saying that you're not sticking to some plan you made for your future?

Because I recommend additional maps with backup copies in triplicate, cross-referenced to your investment portfolio and tax records.

WEEEEEE-HOOOOOOO!!!!! Now that's what I call fun!

24/7/06 10:49 AM  
Blogger cream said...

Janet, what we don't miss we don't need... Except a bit of cheese every now and then!

DC, you are absolutely right there! And that's why I don't need a map! Long terms objectives tweaked on a daily basis...

CD, you ARE very well organised, unless that was said tongue in cheek!
I am going to have to tidy up my portfolio, count my blessings and start again!

24/7/06 11:50 AM  
Blogger Dizzy said...

Wow Cream, good for you!

I am really happy that you are sharing cold pizza 'n cheese, naked, whilst wheezing, with a giggle at 3am with sticky salad dressing (at your age)!

...though I am jealous, I want some. I feel my old map has faded.

Keep shredding the map and I will start with the scissors.

24/7/06 8:18 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

Wonderful!!!! So happy for you, my friend!

25/7/06 5:29 AM  
Blogger euro-trac said...

I didn't think it could get more sunnier than where I am, but you've just made it happen!

Thanks - without you realising, you've just helped me with a little problem that I've been having!
x

25/7/06 1:59 PM  
Blogger cream said...

Dizzy, I hope your scissors are nice and sharp!

Thanks, Christine!

Trac, I hope I have opened a can of lager and not a can of worms!
Good Luck!!! x

25/7/06 6:38 PM  

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