Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - 3

How I Spent My 4th of July

Standing in a line outside the South African Revenue Service
Reading in the sound room at the Blind Institute, South Africa
It was just a normal day here in South Africa. I only remembered it was my 4th of July once I read the time and date inside the SARS building. Robbie (my hubby) braved the cold wind and slight drizzle with me while we waited outside in the cold for an hour. We got there 20 minutes before 8 am to get a good spot in the line and they only began letting people through the door at 8:15 am. I guess that's Africa for you. The tax man was a friendly lady and she processed my paperwork quickly. That was a huge a relief.

Shortly after, I went to the Blind Institute where I volunteer for about 2 hours once a week by reading in a sound room, which gets recorded and distributed to the visually impaired. It can be anything from novels to Christian religious to text books and exam papers.

For dinner, my hubby surprised me with a 4th of July treat for his American wife. He picked up American-style chocolate chip cookies at the store and served it with vanilla ice-cream.

P.S. My Wordless Wednesday has 195 words not including the captions or this message. I guess it's not that wordless!


  1. What a wonderful service you do. It sounds like it would also be a fun way to give something to the universe. And you might even learn a few things along the way.

    Happy Independence Day -- glad you got a treat. What a sweet husband.

    Stopping by from SITS.

    1. Thanks Miss Robin! It's really a small service, but the little bit that I do does add up as I have been reading now for over two years and in that time I've completed quite a number of books.

      I was wondering why you chose a grumpy gargoyle for your profile image. The little that I have read on your blogs show you to be a friendly and approachable person.

      Wishing you more peace, love and harmony in your life as God has loved you first and has your name written (tattooed) on the palm of His hand.

  2. So, I'm hooked on this little blog of yours. Not just because I would like to now live vicariously through your South African life but because I love the variety that you have here. I was about three posts in when I realized I have got to stop reading and start getting through all of the emails and blogs I promised myself I would tonight. Thanks for the sweet read.


    Stopping by to say "hi" and to be your newest follower from the melomomma hop...

    If you're up for a bit of a ride I'd love it if you'd join me at where we're riding the wave of life. And, if you'd like, we're linking up with tons of beautiful bloggers today for our ALOHA Friday HOP-- come join us.

    1. Your words are very kind. I notice that you write really great comments and that bit above was delicious for my soul. Thanks for sharing some encouragement and I'm wishing some your way too.

      I replied to your blog hop request on one of my other sites. I'm only getting around to this blog of mine today! It's been a busy time! :)

  3. That was sweet of him!

    So when is South African independence day?

    1. Good question! They have Freedom Day on the 27th of April to celebrate S.A.'s 1st democratic election on the 27th of April 1994.


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