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Three major events occurred for me last year (2010), all in the space of about 2 weeks. I turned 50. The following day I got married. Two weeks later, my oldest daughter became pregnant with her first child and my first grandchild.

Most middle-aged people will tell you that in their minds, they still feel 20 something. It's the same for me.

Wasn't it only yesterday that I was planning a night out with guys from the surf club? That gorgeous new perm. Flaired, cuffed denims and the red t-shirt with the off-the-shoulder frill. Corked platform wedgies. **sigh**

Suddenly I'm looking in the mirror and wondering how 30 years can flash by so damned quickly!

So here I am in cyberspace, sharing my genuine shock and horror with anyone who'll listen and maybe I'll even meet some other over 50s who find themselves in the same predicament!

Welcome to my dilemna!!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

What a Year!

So let's start by saying a big "Happy Birthday" to my little sister, Squirt, who turned 40 yesterday.

I'm sorry that I couldn't be there to share the fun last night, but I'm glad that you had a good time with your friends.  I'm glad that your head wasn't sore this morning too lol.


Yesterday, I mentioned Baddow House in Maryborough.  The home is Heritage listed.

It doesn't have a dedicated website, unfortunately.

The Artist and I crept around the property like a pair of 'would-be' thieves, casing the joint!  We didn't go inside.  

We circumnavigated the property, trying to find a good angle to get a photo and this required some hiking through bushland, a little mountain climbing and some tricky navigation ... and all in heels, thank you very much!

The Rear Entrance. 
Picture Perfect
It is a pretty spectacular home.

This morning during my ride to the Seat of Knowledge, I rode past my owl family, but the tree was bare!

As I scanned the nearby trees, hoping to catch a glimpse of the family, I noticed two babies and an adult sitting high in a tree, about 20 feet away from their nest.  

While I was wondering where the other baby was, I happened to glance down at the fish scaling table at the base of the tree.

There, trying really hard to look like a branch, was the third baby.

I found it difficult to leave him alone there, because I was worried that some kids would find him and harass him.  I will be visiting him first thing in the morning!

Adoring Husband's Mum has taken ill down in Sydney, so he will be flying down to be with her tomorrow.  My love goes with you my darling.  We need to be prepared for the worst, but at the same time, let's hope for the best.

What a year!  The highest of highs and the lowest of lows.  A never ending challenge.

Nite all.

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