Nice to see you!

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!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Day Twenty-three - Sunflare

Day Twenty-three  -  Sunflare

Another cheater - taken two years ago :)
A glorious December day today.

This is how I started my day ...

The view from the Seat of Knowledge
and this is how I finished my day ...

The lagoon from a distance.
In between was pretty special too.

Before I got my coffee and went to the Seat of Knowledge, I took a detour to my lagoon to check out the bird life during the earlier hours of the morning.

A baby Fig Bird
Weaving my way through the tourists I found my Pacific Baza bird perched in the tree by the caravan park.

Pacific Baza
and then I found my peaceful place away from the tourists on the edge of the national park.

Unfortunately, the birdlife wasn't interested in showing off today, so I didn't get any good shots from there.

Adoring Husband had invited me out for lunch, so after I posted my photos onto flickr, we got dressed and drove to Goodies Restaurant at Toogoom, which is about fifteen minutes from here and right on the waterfront.

I purposely left my camera at home, because sometimes I force myself to take a short break from my obsession, however, the tide was high and the view from the restaurant was so inviting and I found myself feeling very disappointed that I couldn't take a few snaps.

Our meal was lovely and we ran into one of the girls who works at our local pub.  She was there celebrating somebody's birthday and came to our table for a chat.  Our table was in the outdoor area under the trees and there was a cool breeze blowing.  Very very pleasant.

We were there for about ninety minutes before we made our way home.

Not long after we arrived, Mrs Bucket pulled into the driveway and came in for a visit.  She stayed for about an hour and we heard all about her Christmas and Boxing Day.  She was happy... but then she is always happy :o)

So, all in all, it's been a very nice day.  Adoring Husband plays golf tomorrow, but we have made plans for a day together on Friday, to take photos and go to the movies.  I'm looking forward to that!

Nite all.

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