And so another Mother’s Day passed and I was spoiled by my child (thanks to her dad’s credit card) and by my friends, Sidey and Nzwa. Our meal was satisfying, if marred by my unspectacular dessert tart and by my almost slicing my finger off with my new chef’s knife.

The only real downer of the day was that my dort was in a sullen mood. I have read that the best way to deal with this sort of adolescent behaviour is to ignore it … and to drink good wine.

My week is blessed with abundant work; I have a new book to edit and another catering stint tomorrow (I wonder if the crew like beetroot?) and my horoscope looks so delightful that I am choosing to believe it will all come true …

Dear Cindy-Ann,

Frivolity and fun are the name of the game these next few days! Don’t even think about worrying about deeper issues — the stars have aligned to give you a break from all things serious.

On May 9, Mercury will give Venus a big hug, and your world will erupt in harmony. Your goal will be to keep the peace, and you’ll succeed at smoothing anything over with a well-worded compliment. Then, on May 11, Jupiter joins in the group hug, bringing luck and enthusiasm your way!

Mercury and Jupiter will liven up your conversations, add confidence to your opinions, and give you the optimism to believe you can do anything. You may promise to do just about anything too, which is unrealistic, but because your promise was made with good intentions, no one will mind.

Meanwhile, Venus and Jupiter just want to get out there and socialize with as many people as possible. This tends to be a more superficial transit, so while nothing earth-shattering is likely to occur, you should have a lot of fun.

Helping to keep you grounded, Mars will move from Aries into Taurus, also on May 11. Mars in Taurus will help you gain control of your finances and other practical matters. You may be a bit slower in coming to a final decision, but when you make your decision, it will most definitely be final.

Have a happy week, dear friends.


65 Comments Add yours

  1. Leeswammes says:

    Sounds like you had a good mother’s day. We all feel the blues sometimes, for no good reason. It’ll pass.

    What’s on that beaker: “Ustensiles”? Is that a double spelling error there or could this be a word I’ve never heard of? Just wondering.

    Good luck with the catering job. I wouldn’t count on everyone liking beetroot, I think.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Not sure, it comes from a fancy shop that sells all things Frenchified … could it be French?

  2. What a wonderful week you are going to have!
    🙂 Mandy

    1. theonlycin says:

      Hope it pans out like that 😉

  3. souldipper says:

    “Ustensiles” is French for “Implements”. Glad you survived the severed digit. Imagine our Cin doing something so human in the kitchen!! 😀

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks, I thought it was French. The finger bled like mad.

  4. Madmom says:

    Ouch @ finger injury.
    Ignore the sulks – tis them hormones coming in. 🙂
    Glad you had a good Mom’s Day, Cindy.
    My best gift was having all my chicks under my roof at the same time.

    1. theonlycin says:

      I don’t know if I have the strength of character needed to face the next few years …
      I’m sure your chicks made your day very special 🙂

  5. leigh says:

    A happy week to you, too 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      Hey you, you’ve been quiet 😉

  6. Corina says:

    And I love that rack of lamb hug 😉

    1. theonlycin says:

      I was quite proud of my lamb 🙂

  7. MissChris says:

    Have a great week OC!!! xx
    Doing a bit of a catch up!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Hello Chrissie 🙂

  8. nursemyra says:

    those lamb racks look like they’ll be tasty, haven’t had lamb in ages

    1. theonlycin says:

      I thought all Australians ate lamb daily!

  9. earlybird says:

    All I can say is thank goodness Mars will be moving into Taurus at the end of the week to calm things down after all that hugging!!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Yes, there is rather a lot of it 😉

  10. Tandy says:

    I think yuppiechef should start sending out a 5c coin with each knife – that may prevent the cuts 🙂 Hope you had a drink for your mom yesterday xxx

    1. theonlycin says:

      They do put a coin in with the knives now, R1 🙂

  11. sue chef says:

    Very nice platter.

    1. theonlycin says:

      I thought about you, made French onion soup from your Bistro book 🙂

  12. Lyndatjie says:

    Its true – ignore the sulks and just start doing something interesting… they come out of the room quick enough to see what on earth you are up to.
    I once disappeared for a whole day and when I came home both of them wanted to know where “the hell” I was the whole day and why didn’t I take them with…. I just smiled gently and said that I prefer people who talk to me and who are nice to me when I’m out enjoying myself.
    It was the quickest I had ever seen them snap out of a bad mood. I used it many many many MANY times after that…. *evil grin*

    1. colonialist says:

      Ooh – that’s REALLY evil! 🙂

      1. theonlycin says:

        hehehe … wicked 😉

    2. theonlycin says:

      Thanks for the idea, Lynda 😉

  13. SuziCate says:

    I love your advice about sullen teenagers…ignore themand drink good wine! Glad you had a wonderful Mother’s Day!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks Suzi, hope yours was good too 🙂

  14. colonialist says:

    At least she behaves according to the instructions on the box. We had one that went off the rails so often she was hardly ever on them. Then we waited for the other to follow suit.

    Still waiting.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Oh dear, I should have read the box thirteen years and 7 months ago …

  15. mairedubhtx says:

    Sounds like a good Mother’s Day and it will be a good week.

    1. theonlycin says:

      I do hope so, thank you 🙂

  16. johnlmalone says:

    I have three children who all went through the teenage phase so my sympathies there; I see you mention beetroot : I just love beetroot — in fact in one rsstaurant we go I am known as ‘the beetroot boy’ 🙂 I have been told it is good for you

    1. theonlycin says:

      Very, very good for you 🙂

  17. Very nice pic the last one!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks, the strong front shaddows worry me 😦

  18. slpmartin says:

    Ah…finally found beetroot juice and must admit that I rather like it…which is a surprise to me. 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      So glad you weren’t disappointed, Charlie 🙂

  19. Glad you had a good Mother’s Day! How nice! Blessings…

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks Carol, right back at you 🙂

  20. Pseu says:

    To ignore or not ignore that is the question…
    play it by ear, I say 🙂
    but then what would I know? I only have boys

    1. theonlycin says:

      I think boys get easier as the get older, unlike girls 🙂

  21. cindy, i’m watching and listening. be clear about what u do and don’t do so i can learn from your successes when my kids trump into the teen years themselves!

    1. theonlycin says:

      You need to write a manual to help me through this, Doc 😉

  22. granny1947 says:

    Yep my friend…just ignore her…she will come around.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Hope so, my friend. xxx

  23. dearrosie says:

    Hi Cindy,
    * I didn’t know you were a caterer plus book editor. what a nice combination 🙂

    * I didn’t know S. Africans celebrate Mother’s Day the same day as us in N. America. I think England has a different day? You’re lucky your family are close by. Mine are so far away 😦

    * I’ve learned a new word thanks to souldipper i.e that “Ustensiles” is French for “Implements”. When I saw it on the beaker I just assumed it was another “made it China misspelling!” LOL

    * I am, as we speak, eating beetroot with my lunch.
    and was going to buy lamb chops for our dinner.

    * I hope that my sign is also included in the
    “May 9, Mercury will give Venus a big hug, and your world will erupt in harmony”

    1. theonlycin says:

      I think England has two; Mother’s Day and Mothering Sunday?
      Are you Capricorn, Rosie? 🙂

      1. dearrosie says:

        Hey Cindy, Isn’t it the middle of the night over there? what are you doing replying to emails!

        No I’m not Capricorn. I’m Aquarius.

      2. theonlycin says:

        LOL, it’s 5am, I am an early bird 🙂

      3. dearrosie says:

        Are you one of those people who only need to sleep a few hours a night? Is that how you manage to get so much accomplished in your day?

      4. theonlycin says:

        I go to bed at about 9pm and generally have a good sleep, have been an early riser all my life, I really relish the hours alone before dawn 🙂

  24. You too, Cindy 😀 Inordinately glad you didn’t cut your finger off. Enjoy life as events unfold…

    1. theonlycin says:

      And keep plasters handy, Kate 🙂

  25. Tokeloshe says:

    What a beautiful card 😉

    1. theonlycin says:

      Isn’t it just *scrapbooking* 🙂

  26. bluebee says:

    Wine, new knife and a sullen dort – a dangerous confluence. A bit of frivolity is definitely the go to cheer one up

  27. Very nice. I have a huge new knife that I cut myself on everytime I get near it, thank goodness thats not too often.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Be careful, Linda 😉

  28. nrhatch says:

    Glad your finger is intact! Hope your horoscope pans out!

    Living with teens as impossible as teaching a dog to roller skate.

    Or as Erma Bombeck once said: “Raising teenagers is like trying to nail jello to a tree.”

    Here’s to a Happy Week! C’est bon!

    1. theonlycin says:

      I love Mrs Bombeck, such a way with words 😉

  29. Naomi says:

    Ah, how wonderful to be spoilt so by your dort & her dad 🙂 I want to be your star sign this week!

    1. theonlycin says:

      So far, the week is proving ordinary ;p

  30. I would not have risked the beetroot. Haha.
    Dort scares me. I only have 8 and a bit more years to go, and i may be drowning sullen moods in wine everyday.

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